First Sunday of Advent
|Weekly Budget 2017||$15,961|
|Weekly Offering (10/29/2017)||$17,525|
|Year‐to‐Date Budget 2017||$766,367|
|Year‐to‐Date Offering 2017||$693,525|
11/12 & Wed
ONLINE GIVING NOW AVAILABLE
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.
GIFTS AND MEMORIALS
Altar flowers may be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one by calling the church office at 972.298.6121.
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8 a.m.
Christmas Open House
Join Pastor Frank and Edna Alegria
on Sunday, December 10
from 3:00-5:30 pm
for an Open House
at the Parsonage
914 Huntington Drive
Each year we host an Angel Tree for students from Central Elementary. We encourage you to visit the tree on Sunday, November 26th in the foyer and select a tag. You will purchase Christmas gifts for that child, wrap them and return them to the church on Sunday, December 10. Gifts will be delivered to Central Elementary before the children leave for Christmas break. This a great way to share God’s love and the spirit of Christmas with a child.
Fill this empty box with coats—kids to adults. It is a coat drive sponsored by the City of Duncanville, Rotary Club of Duncanville and Keep Duncanville Beautiful. They will be accepting ALL SIZES, including adults.
Coats can be dropped off thru Sunday December 3rd in the Lobby.
United Methodist Women
Ladies! You Are Invited! UMW Christmas Gathering, Sunday, Dec. 3 from 3:00 – 5:00 in the church parlor. There will be a Christmas program, memorial service, mission recognitions, installation of officers, refreshments and great fellowship.
Sunday, December 17
A Special Day of Music from the
Be A Hero. Save A Life
Sign up in the Lobby to donate blood on Sunday, December 10 from 9am to 1pm
129 quilt donations were collected Sunday for CASA Quilters. Sue’s car is loaded and ready to deliver them to CASA. Sue Clark and Joyce Gregory are wearing the new CASA Quilter’s t-shirts.
UPCOMING CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Sunday, December 3—Family Charlie Brown Christmas Party 4:00-5:30 in Aldersgate
Make an ornament and a Christmas picture, watch a movie and have snacks.
Friday, December 8-Children in Action 6-10 p.m. children kindergarten-6th grade
Pizza, games and crafts! Christmas special: $5 if registered by Monday, December 4,
$10 if registered on December 5th or 6th
Sunday, December 17-Family ADVENTure
Sunday, December 31-Silly Sock Sunday 9:30-10:30 Wear your silliest socks and enjoy a celebration to say goodbye to 2017 and to kick off 2018.
Poinsettias On Sale
November 26—December 10
Purchase a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one and be a part of the decoration of our beautiful sanctuary. They may be picked up after any Christmas Eve Service.
Make checks payable to the
Homebuilders SS Class
Every Saturday at 5 p.m.
FMS Supports Open Table and Duncanville Outreach Ministries!
We will be hosting a canned food drive now through December 14 for Open Table and Duncanville Outreach Ministries. We hope our students learn to be the hands and feet of God in our world!
There are a limited number of spots available for the 2017–2018 school year for students ages 1 year – kindergarten. 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!