403 South Main Street
Duncanville, Texas 75116
Join us in Sunday School before you Worship
Choir Practice on Wednesday
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If anyone is interested in singing with The Chancel Choir for Christmas Music Rehearsal, join them on Wednesdays at 7pm, in Harmony Hall.
Celebration Ringers at 6 p.m. Wednesday. If interested in joining the hand bells contact Steve@fumcd.com
Great Food! Great Fellowship!
5:00 p.m. in Aldersgate
TIME & TALENTS
Wednesday Chapel: 25
|TMF Loan Balance||$78,801|
|Stewardship Campaign||$468,234 (107 cards rec’d to date)|
Online giving using a credit or debit card is now available through the church website! Visit www.fumcd.com and click on the “Give Money” button.
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
If you are interested in purchasing Altar Flowers in memory/honor of a loved one. Please contact the church office 972-298-6121.
Family of Joyce Thrash
Mark Livingston, Betty Lang
Van & Pat Smith
Pam & Paul Jones
Chad & Eva Marshall
Charlie & Pat Harthcock
George and Ginger Cole
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…Amen
All memorial gifts are designated to the budget unless otherwise specified by the Donor.
In memory of Joyce Thrash
from: Marie Tuttle, Bob and Stephanie Talbot, Betty Michalski (Budget), New Horizons SS Class (Endowment).
In memory of Timothy Pittman
from: Gib Kobler, Charla Edwards (Budget)
In honor of Cubba and Denyce Inmon from: Alice Yoder
Christmas Eve Worship Service Times
7:00 pm Candlelight Service- Special Music
9:00 pm Candlelight Service-Special Music, Communion
WiFI ID: Faith
This Thanksgiving, We pray that God showers you and your family with, peace, love, warmth and joy.
From : The Church Staff
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. For his steadfast love endures forever.” – Psalm136.1
Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, Wednesday November 27, Chapel (Communion), Hand bells/Choir practice,The Covenant Study Group and the After School Program are NOT meeting, they will resume on Wednesday, December 4th.
In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday the church office will be closed Wednesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 28th (Thanksgiving Day).
We will resume normal office hours on Monday, December 2nd from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Save the Date – Children
4 years old – 6th grade and their parents are invited to join us on Sunday, December 1 for our Charlie Brown Christmas Celebration. This FREE party is a great way to kick off the Christmas season as a family!
Join Us for an Open House!
We are thankful for FUMCD and the families of FMS! Our families will be gathering this Thursday, 11/21 for Open House from 6:30p-8p. If you know someone who may be interested in learning more about our school, please invite them to join us!
Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year (ages 1 year – kindergarten) is going on now! If you know a family with young children, please tell them about our school so they can learn and grow with us!
Erika Hemphill, Director
First Methodist School
Serving the families of the Best Southwest since 1968!
Covenant Book Study Group
Covenant Book Study Group Meet on Wednesdays at 5:45pm
Contact Pastor Frank for any information at 972.298.6121
Holiday Box for Those Experiencing Homelessness — A program of The Stewpot
The holidays are almost here and everyone, including our friends in need, appreciate receiving gifts in the spirit of the season. You are invited to fill a shoe box with inexpensive necessity items that might make living on the streets a little easier. This is a great project for individuals, families, faith, school or scout groups, and civic organizations! Use an empty shoe box (standard size). Please only use boxes that have a separate bottom and lid. Please wrap the lid and the box separately. The box should not be wrapped shut when finished. Fill the box with a variety of small, inexpensive gifts. Use the gift ideas listed. Please fill boxes with ADULT, UNISEX items only. Once filled, place a rubber band around each box. Add a personal note in a separate envelope. You may enclose a holiday card or note from you/your family or group. (Please do not include addresses or phone numbers.) Place your note inside the box.
- Gift Ideas:
- Knit hat
- Small flashlight with batteries
- Pens or pencils
- Knit gloves
- Disposable stick razors
- Stationary or cards with stamps
- Tube socks
- Small umbrella
- Hotel-size toiletries
- Fast food gift card ($5 or less)
- Hard candy or gum
- Lip balm
- Small hand sanitizer
- Travel-size packs of tissues
- Small Bible
- Book of inspiration
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE:
- used or damaged items
- knives or weapons
- medications or vitamins
- breakable items or glass containers
- aerosol cans
Whether you are donating one box or many boxes, please remember that the number of boxes we receive is not nearly as important as the loving care and thoughtfulness that goes in to each individual box! Boxes will be distributed by The Stewpot. The contents of excess boxes may be used to supplement distributions of items throughout the year. Thank you for showing, by word and deed, you care for our friends in need.
THESE BOXES WILL BE COLLECTED IN THE LOBBY ON SUNDAYS, NOVEMBER 17 & 24.
Hanging of the Greens
Sunday, November 24, immediately following worship.
Pizza will be served.
Together, we can decorate the sanctuary and Narthex in due time.
We need your help.
If you any questions Call or Text Byron at 214.984.8512
Come Sing With Us
Children kindergarten – 6th grade are invited to join us Wednesday afternoons from 5-5:30 November 13, 20 and December 4 to learn Christmas songs. They will sing in worship on Sunday morning, December 8.
Children will need to be here for practice each week and on Sunday,
December 8 at 9a.m.
Please register your child for the Christmas Choir by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Once again we are sponsoring children from Central Elementary for our Angel Tree. We invite you to adopt an angel and purchase Christmas gifts for that child. Simply choose an Angel from the tree in the Narthex Sunday, December 1st and shop for the child. Bring wrapped gifts back to the Church on or before Sunday, December 15.
Poinsettia Sales Begins
Purchase your poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one in the Narthex on Sundays: December 1, 8 and 15 for $15.00
Make check payable to the Homebuilders SS Class.
Plants will be delivered to the sanctuary on December 11 where they will be enjoyed until Christmas Eve.
Plants may be picked up following any of the Christmas Eve services.
United Methodist Men Christmas Caroling
The United Methodist Men (UMM) will be caroling on Monday, December 9 from 6:30-9 PM. All are welcome to join in the festivities! They will be visiting our homebound church members to bring them some Christmas cheer. Please meet at 414 at 6:30 PM if you are interested in being part of the fun!
The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund helps people in our community in their time of need. Your generosity will make a difference in someone’s life when they need it the most.
Mission Moment Sundays 11/21 and 12/1
The Christmas Bonus
The SPRC is inviting the church to consider a gift to the Staff Christmas Bonus Fund. This is an opportunity to say an extra Thank You to the Staff at year end. Please make checks payable to FUMCD, Memo: Staff Bonus.
Any cash donations should be in a clearly marked envelope with the
Memo: Staff Bonus.
Deadline is Sunday, December 15.
Contact Alice Yoder-Chairperson (SPRC): email@example.com
Thank you and God bless.
STAFF NAMES AND POSITIONS 2019
|Dr. Frank Alegria||Senior Pastor|
|Reverend Steve Sobczak||Associate Pastor/ Director of Music Ministries|
|Bridget Maloney||Director of Children & Youth|
|Byron Rodenburg||Director of Plant Facilities|
|Bobbie Weisinger||Director of Finance|
|Melissa Schaller||Administrative Assistant|
|Judy Davila||Director of Communications|
|Erika Hemphill||Director, First Methodist School|
|Betty Carpenter||Assistant to Plant Maintenance|
|Boeun Kim Lee||Accompanist|
|Alexis Randolph||Sound Board|
Breakfast With Santa
Come and enjoy a family filled event and take a picture with Santa and his helpers.
Saturday, December 14th, Aldersgate from 9:30 am—11:00 am. Tickets are $5/ per child over the age of 3 years old. Contact Jeri Rorie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events for Children and Families
Children’s Sunday School EVERY Sunday at 9:30 in the Wesley Building
Sunday, December 1 Charlie Brown Christmas 4:00-5:30 in Aldersgate FREE for Children and Families – Movie, Snack and Crafts
Sunday, December 8 Children’s Choir Gathers at 9:00 to rehearse for worship (breakfast provided)
BOWLING Party for children who sang in worship that day after worship!
Sunday, December 15, Birthday Party for Jesus 3:00-4:30
Upcoming Youth Events
Sunday School EVERY Sunday at 9:30 in 414
Sunday, November 24 Pizza, Hanging of the Greens and Decorating 414 meet after 10:30 Worship
Sunday, December 1 FriendsGiving 6-8 in 414
Sunday, December 8 Angel Tree Shopping 5-7
Sunday, December 15 Christmas Party and Gift Exchange 5-7
Sunday, December 29 OR Monday, December 30 End-of-Year Gathering To Be Planned at our FriendsGiving Event!
What’s The Buzz
Tell us what’s happening in your Sunday School Class or Special Meetings or Events you would like published in NYCU and/or in the Sunday Bulletin.
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Amazing Grays Potluck & Games
Thursday, November 14th 12 pm in Snack Bar.
This Week At-A-Glance
UMW—Sunshine Circle—414 9 AM-1 PM
Children’s Choir-FMS Choir Room
National Alliance for Mentally Ill-Snack Bar 6-7:30 PM
FMS Open House 5:30-8:30 PM
Aldersgate (6-7 PM) set –up
Happy Feet-Famous Footwear, Cedar Hill
Hanging of the Greens/Pizza Lunch
Immediately following worship
FMS—Closed / Thanksgiving Break
Church Office Closed Wed 27 & Thurs 28