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: 24
|TMF Loan Balance||$76,923|
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.
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: Bruce and Billie Ballengee, Bob and Pat Daniel, Corine Hegwer, Mary Edwards, Ron and Linda Golden, Carolyn Babb, Larry and Jean Groce
In memory of Timothy Pittmon
from: Paul Albrecht
Christmas Eve Worship Service Times
7:00 pm Candlelight Service- Special Music
9:00 pm Candlelight Service-Special Music, Communion
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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.
Thank you to ALL the volunteers who stayed to help with Hanging of the Greens this past Sunday. The presence of Christmas is seen throughout the church. PGFWABF.
The children from our After School program enjoyed baking with the volunteers cinnamon streusel loaves. The children happily took their tasteful treat home to share with their family.
National Adoption Day
CASA Quilters recently had the honor of being invited to be a part of the 20th annual National Adoption Day in Dallas.
Each child that was adopted received one of the “Especially Made For You” quilts. It was the first time we had actually been able to meet the children who received our creations and are pleased to share their pictures.
The Davila Family
Like so many others, our story begins with our desire to start a family. Joe and I had been married for 15 years and had tried to start a family for quite some time with no success. We knew that it was time for us to pursue adoption. We had always had adoption in our hearts. We had a list of a few agencies but there was one agency that our friend recommended and it was located in San Antonio and we thought it might work for us but wanted to meet face to face with them…it seemed so difficult to put so much trust into a group of people we didn’t know! So in January of 2010, we set out on a 5-hour road trip to meet with the agency in the hope that this could be the right one to make our dreams come true.
On March 8, 2011 we received a phone call from the agency that our baby girl was born and the birth mother chose us to adopt her baby, Trinity was born at 3 lbs and 13 oz. and was in the NICU for 3 weeks before coming home with us.
August 8, 2011 was our Adoption Day in San Antonio,Texas, the day we finalized the greatest blessing of our life.
Charlie Brown Christmas Celebration
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!
Covenant Book Study Group
Covenant Book Study Group Meet on Wednesdays at 5:45pm
Contact Pastor Frank for any information at 972.298.6121
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!
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, 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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