403 South Main Street
|Weekly Budget 2018||$15,480|
|Communion Rail Offering||$1,531|
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.
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.
Let Us Pray For
Family of Linda Shirley
Family of Wayne McKinley
Family of Peggy McKinley
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…
All memorial gifts are designated to the budget unless otherwise specified by the Donor.
In memory of Dwain Smith
From John and Glenda Sitzler, Allen and Elaine Schneider, Glenn Springer, Mary Loomer, Lee and Georgia Kness and the Homebuilders Sunday School Class
In memory of Walter Barnett –
(Pat Shipley’s brother) From the Homebuilders Sunday School Class
In memory of Marilyn Pearce
From Allen and Elaine Schneider
In memory of Dwain Smith from
Buddy and Caroline Sheppard
ADVENT –Monday Morning Book Study
We will be reading “ All the Earth is Waiting” by Katie Z. Dawson.
(Book costs are $8 for Large Print and $5 for a regular print.) November 26, December 3, December 10, December 17, and January 7 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM
If you are interested in being a part, please sign up by calling the church office or emailing Nathan Presley at Intern@FUMCD.com.
ADVENT –Monday Evening Book Study
We have reserved the Conference Room for Monday nights from 6-7 p.m. beginning November 26. Please contact Bridget@fumcd.com if you would like to join the group for the first time or be involved again.
Upcoming Dates to Remember
November 18, 25, December 2: Angel Tree
November 25: Hanging of the Greens
All Saints’ Sunday
All Saints’ Sunday remembers hundreds
Remembering those we have lost. Beautiful bells were adorned on 4 crosses in memory of members, friends, and family members.
Every bell has the name of the person we have lost inside of the bell.
Bible Verse of the Week
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”
Children in Action
Friday, November 9, 6pm-10pm
Children in kindergarten-6th grade will be assembling bags of food to be kept in the church office to be handed out to those in need. We will also have pizza, games and MORE! The cost is $10 per child with a maximum of $25 per family.
Please RSVP to Bridget@FUMCD.com to reserve your space.
Praising our Children and Youth and their parents of FUMCD for their visit to the residents of Good Life Assisted Living in Duncanville.
Good News and Help Needed
Our Wednesday After School Ministry is experiencing record enrollment! We currently have 37 students enrolled and that represents a 50% increase over last year. As a result of this great growth, we are in need of a few more volunteers. We meet on Wednesday afternoons in Aldersgate from 3:30-5:00. If you are willing to serve as class leader or assistant leader, please contact Bridget in the church office.
CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL
With the addition of several preschoolers to our church family, we have added a preschool class this fall! We also have two classes for mixed-age elementary students which are taught by very dedicated and loving teachers who have been with our ministry for years. We need to update our list of persons willing to substitute when needed in the Children’s Sunday School. Please contact Bridget@fumcd.com if you are interested. Curriculum and supplies will be provided.
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.
Small flashlight with batteries
Pens or pencils
Disposable stick razors
Stationary or cards with stamps
Fast food gift card ($5 or less)
Hard candy or gum
Small hand sanitizer
Travel-size packs of tissues
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, money
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 18 & 25.