403 South Main Street
|Weekly Budget 2018||$15,480|
|Year‐to‐Date Budget 2018||$603,720|
|Year‐to‐Date Offering 2018||$537,420|
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.
Loving Hands Card Ministry
We are taking pre-orders now for Christmas cards, Fall or Christmas wreaths, table arrangements, and decorative items. Call or text: Edna Alegria @ 409.651.6198
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8 a.m.
Let Us Pray For
The Family of Jim Rollins
And many others in our prayer list.
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…
Advent Book Group
Several of you asked in the last two weeks if we the seasonal book group is getting together again for Advent. We have reserved the Conference Room for Monday nights from 6-7p.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.
Saturday, October 20
HUGE Garage Sale in the Gym 7 am
(You may start bringing your items to donate to the gym on Monday, October 15. If you need large items picked up, contact Sue Clark at 214-232-1701)
Methodist Market Place in Aldersgate 8:00 am-2:00
Hand made items, jams and jellies, woodwork, jewelry, Sweet shop, regifting booth, coffee shop, plant shop, photo ops, and 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
Children’s Activities beginning at 10:00 am
BBQ and Live Auction in Aldersgate on
Sunday, October 21 following worship.
Many exciting auction items are on tap and just waiting to be purchased. Below is a list of the items up to this point.
- Electric scooter perfect for your college kid and “escape room” fun in Denton
- Beautiful outdoor swing crafted by Cubba Inmon and Doug Rorie”Love Box” from our own artist Jerry Bair
- July 4 catamaran ride on Lake Ray Hubbard for 4 and a gift card for dinner
- Overnight Fishing Trip to private lake in East Texas for 2 men
- Two-night stay at the Lavender Mermaid B & B in Pittsburg, Texas and $100 gift card for dinner from Homebuilders Class
- Irish Stew Dinner at the home of Betty Michaelski followed by a play at Duncanville Community Theater.
- Paint With a Twist donated by the Seekers SS Class
- Christmas Gift Wrapping (up to 25) by Genesis
- Dessert of the Month from Jeri Rorie
- Carol Burnett Tickets with Parking donated by Allen and Elaine Schneider
- Dick’s Uptown Café one meal a week for a year
- Stained Glass piece from older sanctuary
- Mystery Dinner from the Progressors
GET A GROUP TOGETHER TO BID ON APPROPRIATE LIVE AUCTION ITEMS.
Fall PIP Days
The greatest commandment is Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. The second commandment is Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37,38)
October 5th, 6th, are the dates for PIP DAYS (Property Improvement Program). 59 volunteers from our church, plus volunteers from First Christian Church, Trinity Methodist, Knights Hands of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Phoenix Lodge # 648, and the City of Duncanville, will work at four Duncanville properties.
Fifty-nine volunteers from our church, plus volunteers from First Christian Church, Trinity Methodist, Knights Hands of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Phoenix Lodge # 648, and the City of Duncanville, will work at four Duncanville properties.
We will be trimming bushes, cleaning-up flower beds, trimming and cutting down trees, repairing gutters, patios, fences, and painting.
We will give these homeowners new hope, new pride in their property, and the knowledge that we care about them. All the while, we will share fellowship with each other by making new friends and renewing our relationships with old friends.
The addresses of the homes to be worked on are in Duncanville:
103 Tanglewood Drive, 75116
415 Charlotte Street, 75137
623 East Cherry Street, 75116
2102 Blueridge Drive, 75137
You are invited to drive to the properties and see Love in ACTION!
Children in Action (CIA)
Our October CIA will be Friday, October 12 from 6 – 10p.m. for children in kindergarten – 6th grade. There will be pizza, games, crafts, a service project and more. The cost is $10 per person with a maximum of $25 per family. Please RSVP to Bridget@fumcd.com by Wednesday, October 10 to be sure that we have plenty of supplies. Friends are welcome!
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CARRY THE CROSS?
If you are in 4th grade-high school and would like to carry the cross at the beginning and end of worship on a rotating basis, please stay after worship THIS Sunday, October 7 for a brief practice session. If you’re interested in trying—come join us!
Our Children’s Ministry is planning a family event for Sunday, December 2nd and based on the success of last year’s event we are expecting a crowd! We need volunteers to sew draw string bags to place the finished masterpieces in. If you can help with this project please contact Bridget@fumcd.com. Fabric will be provided.
Trunk or Treat
Saturday October 27
4:00 PM—5:30 PM
CANDY AND CARS NEEDED
Please bring your donations of individually wrapped candy to church THIS Sunday-Sunday, October 21 for our annual Trunk or Treat. You may also sign up to bring your car and pass out candy to children who come from 4:00-5:30 on Saturday, October 27 during our annual event. Cars should be parked NO LATER than 3:30 (for safety reasons) and ready to great guests by 3:55. Sign up in the lobby or contact Bridget@fumcd.com.