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: 20
|TMF Loan Balance||$78,801|
|Stewardship Campaign||$396,394 (90 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 Don Hutson
Van & Pat Smith
Pam & Paul Jones
Chad & Eva Marshall
George and Ginger Cole
Eva -Chad Marshall
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…Amen
All memorial gifts are designated to the budget unless otherwise specified by the Donor.
Sunday, October 20th
Charge Conference 5 pm
Saturday, October 19
Huge Garage Sale in the Gym 7am
(You may start bringing your items to donate to the gym on October 13. If you need large items picked up, contact Sue Clark at 214-232-1701
Methodist Market Place in Aldersgate
Hand made Crafts, Bake Sale and Coffee Shop, Fall Picture Taking, Golf items,Children Books, CABI Clothes, Jewelry, Regifting Shop, Jams and Jellies, Fall decorative items, Long lasting lip color, Wood crafts, Handmade custom wreaths and much more..
Food Court outside in Commons Area 10:00 am
Hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks
Health Fair in Cup & Saucer Classroom 10:00 am
“Ask the Doctor,” blood pressure check, hands only CPR instruction, flu shots
Begin at 10:00 am
Sunday, October 20, 2019
LIVE AUCTION AND BARBEQUE
LIVE AUCTION ITEMS
Dessert of the Month – What fun to have Jeri Rorie prepare a dessert for you or a group at your office or organization.
Valentine Dinner – Ten friends may enjoy a Valentine Dinner at the home of Roger Whitehead and Keith Shankle plus a movie of your choice on a big screen TV. Donated by Faith and Film SS Class.
Christmas Gift Wrapping – Let the Rorie’s, Inmon’s, and Singleton’s wra up to 25 of your Christmas gifts and you can just lean back and enjoy the holidays.
Vizio 50″ TV- Led Smart TV to upgrade your television watching pleasure. Donated by Cup and Saucer SS Class.
Wooden Jeweled Cross – Beautifully designed, hand made cross by Lynne Adkerson
Fishing Trip – Join Jerry Bair for a fishing trip and a boat load of FUN! at Cedar Creek lake.
July 4 Catamaran – Take a beautiful sail on July 4, 2020, on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall for 4 people. “Sail with Scott” on the Seawolf, his handcrafted catamaran and see fireworks in all directions. A gift card for dinner is included. Donated by New Horizons SS Class.
God Bless Texas Jewelry Box – Made and contributed by Jerry Bair. This is his own design, first time ever made.
Dick’s Uptown Café – One meal a week for a year is an amazing gift to yourself or someone else. If you haven’t had a breakfast at Dick’s, you have missed out on a treat.
Prime Rib Dinner for Eight – Hosted at the home of the Schaeller’s by the Seeker’s SS Class.
Concealed Handgun Class – Taught by Mike Cunningham. Details to come.
Lavender Mermaid – Two-night stay at the Lavender Mermaid B&B in Pittsburg,Texas and $100 gift card which may be enjoyed at the nearby Los Pinos Winery and Restaurant. Donated by the Homebuilders Class.
Outdoor Grill and Greenhouse – For your outdoor enjoyment. Donated by The Progressors SS Class.
Parking Spot – Purchase your own spot on the church grounds for one year.
Methodist Men Dinner – “Jazz Under the Stars” meal for 20 and served by the United Methodist Men at 414. Grilled steaks and baked potato along with appetizers, veggies and homemade desserts. Jazz Band live music provides the great mood and background.
CASA QUILT – Our CASA group is donating a quilt from the collection donated by Don Deffebach, in memory of Carole Deffebach.
Cross from Alderagate Renovation – This Gold Cross is made from the remnants cut off from the large cross that ordained Aldersgate since 1964. Beautifully designed and restored by Dean Singleton and Jerry Bair.
*Note for live auction items!
Credit cards will NOT be taken in Aldersgate during the LIVE AUCTION. The office will be open immediately after the live auction for credit card payments or you can complete a credit card authorization to have your card charge.
The New Horizons Class is sponsoring the Re-gifting Table in the Methodist Markeplace.
They need donation of items to sell. It can be things you received as a gift and don’t need or new items you have bought and never used.
If you have things to donate please take them to Alexander building where garage sale donations are being collected beginning Sunday afternoon, October 13 – Friday, October 18th.
Thank you for your help with the project.
Contact Joyce Gregory at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions!
Children in Action
CHILDREN LAST WEEK
Last Friday night 18 children got together for pizza, games, crafts and a service project during Children in Action. The children created beautiful framed art for Pastors Frank and Steve to take to members when they visit them in the hospital or at home.
Children and Youth This Week
This week children and youth are encouraged to participate in the Fall Festival on Saturday. The youth will be hosting a booth in Aldersgate from 8-2 selling t-shirts and small gifts to raise money for their Christmas Angels. Children’s activities will be open from 10-noon. Everyone is invited to join us for lunch on Sunday! We hope to see you there!
Youth Last Week
The youth had a lock-in last Saturday which included a surprise trick-or-treating excursion. Thank you to the Davila, Perez, Gregory, Newland, Rodenburg and O’Brien families for greeting us with treats and friendly conversation when we came by in our impromptu costumes! Thank you to Elizabeth Meador who hosted a backyard party with the help of Keith Shankle and Roger Whitehead and Frank Alegria who had a piñata for us at the end of our journey. It was great fun to interact with so many church members!
Next Gen 2020 Vision
Thursday 5:30 Progressor’s Room: Next Gen 2020 Youth Visioning Team
Your Mission $$$ at Work – 2019
FUMCD Missions Committee identified and set an annual dedicated budget of $30,440 for 2019. Because of your generosity and hard work during the 2018 Fall Festival, we were able to contribute to Duncanville Outreach (DOM), Dallas Bethlehem Center, Project Transformation, Central Elementary, PIP Days, Wesley Rankin, Open Table, Lelt Foundation, Brazos Valley Mobility, Panama Missions (Ceballos), and Wycliff Missions (Yost). All these funds have been distributed
except for on-going work with DOM, PIP, Open Table and Central Elementary. We anticipate disbursing all budgeted funds by year-end.
In addition , sent one-time donations to aid missionaries in South Africa and Japan, as well as disaster relief efforts for Mozambique and the Bahamas (both through UMCOR).
Monthly communion rail offerings total $13,049 to date and benefit: Meals on Wheels, Golden Cross, Covenant Gardens, FUMCD Children’s Ministry, FUMCD Youth Ministry, Lydia Patterson Institute, PIP, Central Elementary, Happy Feet & World Communion. Still to come are DOM (November) and Pastor’s Benevolence Fund (December).
Thank you, Church!
Julie Kirk-Bair, Missions Chair
Spiritual Renewal Group
Every Monday at 6 p.m. a spiritual renewal group meets in the Pat Daniel Conference Room. Group members will come together and take turns answering the same few questions each week (such as, “Share your week briefly from a spiritual respect.”) At the end of each meeting, we will pray for one another. The process will serve help us grow together as a community and encourage us as individuals to think about our daily lives from a spiritual perspective.
The group will meets for approximately one hour. Due to the nature of the group, participation is capped at around 10 people. Please contact email@example.com
if you would like to be a part of the Monday evening group.
Bags for Bucks for FMS!
“Trash Bags for Bucks” is back! We are selling 55, 39, and 15 gallon trash bags for $12.00 per roll. They are twice as thick as Hefty and are made in the USA. Buy your trash bag supply from us and tell your relatives, friends, neighbors, and neighborhood businesses too! Samples are available outside the school office. We will be taking orders through Oct 18. Proceeds will go towards replacing the water fountains in Friendship and Wesley with new, state of the art drinking fountains. Thank you in advance for your continued support!s!
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!
SUNDAY, October 27, 8:00 A.M.—1:00P.M.
Contact: Edna Alegria
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Covenant Book Study Group Cancelled This Week
Starting on September 18th
We will meet on Wednesdays at 5:45pm
Our First Book will be Fear of the Other by Will Willimon
RSVP to save your spot and for book ordering: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Banner of Bells for All Saints’ Day: November 3, 2019
If you wish to have the name of someone in your life who has passed away included on the bell banner, please fill out the form located in the Narthex. It must be received in the church office no later than Thursday, October 21st.
You may place this form in the offering plate or mail it to the church office.
*A donation of $4.00 per bell per submission will help
cover the cost of the bells.
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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Bring your items to the Alexander building for our Fall Garage Sale Beginning: Sunday, October 13 thru Friday, October 18.
Amazing Grays Outing Cancelled
Thursday, October 17th Dallas Arboretum has been cancelled
Contact Carol Weller: firstname.lastname@example.org
No Potluck & Game Day this month of October
Trunk or Treat
Sunday, October 27
4:00 PM—5:30 PM
CANDY AND CARS NEEDED
Our annual Trunk or Treat is Sunday, October 27 from 4:00-5:30. This is a FUN way to reach out to children and families in our community and we need YOUR help!
- Sign-Up to decorate your car or truck and pass out candy to trick or treaters
- Donate individually wrapped candy so we have extra for every trunk
- Volunteer to lead a game (we have several and will provide prizes)
- Donate cash to purchase small prizes for games
You may sign up in the Narthex on Sunday morning or contact Lisa Cairy : Dfwfunlady1@aol.com for more information
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Fall Back Sunday, November 3rd.