October 9, 2016
10:30 am Traditional Worship
5:30 p.m. ACCESS – Aldersgate
Children’s activities are at
Prayers for Healing, Comfort and Strength
Dr. Frank Alegria
Rev. Alex Williams
PRESENCE AND GIFTS
GIFTS AND MEMORIALS
If you are interested in purchasing the flower arrangements in memory or honor of a special person, contact Melissa Schaller in the church office at 972.298.6121.
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Citizens of Hope: Basics of Christian Identity by Clayton Oliphint and Mary Brooke Casad (248.4 Oli)
Called Church Conference
MEMBERS OF FUMCD, A CALLED CHURCH CONFERENCE IS BEING CONVENED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF SELLING OF CHURCH PROPERTY ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 6 PM IN THE CHAPEL
One Service Sunday
POT LUCK DINNER
October 9 at 10:30
Methodist Pot Lucks are the BEST!
Open Table Needs Your Assistance With Food Donations
Please bring to Narthex on Sunday, October 16
Protein is always welcome, i.e. peanut butter, tuna, beans, other canned meat. Also, canned fruits & vegetables, anything non-perishable such as cornbread mix, mac & cheese, pasta. We are running out of all categories currently.
Open Table usually provides 4-5 items for each household in what we call a “pantry bag.”
Annual Youth Pansy & Kale Sale
ANNUAL YOUTH PANSY & KALE SALE – IT’S FINALLY HERE!
Youth will be selling pansies and kale in the Narthex at both services through October 16.
Proceeds of all sales help to send youth on mission trips, retreats, and summer choir trip.
All orders will be available for pick up on October 22.
You may sign up in the Narthex on Sunday.
Trunk or Treat
TRUNK OR TREAT NEEDS YOU
We will have trunk or treaters in our parking lot!
We need volunteers to decorate their car trunks or truck beds and pass out candy as well as people to donate wrapped candy. Please contact Bridget Maloney at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your car. Prizes will be awarded for decorations in the following categories: Most Creative. . . Best Costumes.
Please bring wrapped candy to the church office or the narthex by Sunday morning, October 30.
All Saint’s Day Bells
Property Improvement Program
Republic Services, Subway, Chicken Express and Costco donated services, food, water and Gatorade.
We finished the 3 residences chosen for this week end around 3:30 in the afternoon. The homeowners are overwhelmed with the results and very grateful. To God be the Glory!
Betty Dunn, Chairperson of Missions Committee
The CASA Quilters loaded their cars and headed to the CASA office to deliver 134 quilts/blankets and the sheets and pillows donated by members of the congregation. The CASA volunteers were excited to receive everything and offered warm thank you. This completes our 6th year with this year’s total of 421. Although this is a wonderful donation it is tempered by the reality that in 2016 CASA advocated for more than 3,000 children in foster care in Dallas County. There is a lot of work to do, and we invite everyone in the congregation to find out how they can help.
See You At The Pole Rally
Our youth joined several local youth groups in worship together for the annual Saw You At The Pole Rally at Duncanville First Baptist Church last Wednesday. Worship was led by the incredibly talented Candace Payne, also known as “The Chewbacca Lady.” It was a great night had by all as the youth in our local communities came together to worship one God.
Apples, Apples Everywhere! – First Methodist School
Our students have been learning all about apples, Johnny Apple Seed, and baking apple pies during the month of September! We are currently enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year. If you know a family with a child ages 1-kindergarten, please tell them about First Methodist School! We would love to meet them!
For more information on enrollment, click here.
Erika Hemphill, Director