September 17, 2017
SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
Wednesday Communion Service
Prayers for Healing, Comfort and Strength
Family of Connie Altamero, death of her sister-in-law—Esther Penaloza
Dean Singleton, Heart By-pass surgery
All the victims of recent tragic hurricanes
Please let us know of hospital stays or upcoming surgeries at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972.298.6121
Dr. Frank Alegria
Rev. Steve Sobczak
Liz Ogle Krahulik
PRESENCE AND GIFTS
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.
How You Can Help: $50 will purchase a new pair of shoes and socks for a needy child.
Happy Feet will be held Saturday, November 18 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Famous Footwear in Cedar Hill.
Fall Festival is October 21st and 22nd. There are many ways you can volunteer your help. Here is one of the ways: Dean Singleton will be taking and printing photos in Aldersgate Hall as part of the family activities of the festival. He is working on a fall backdrop for the photos and needs 2 bales of hay. If you can help us out with this request, contact Betty Dunn @ 214-534-3039 or Dean Singleton at 972-938-2688.
October 1st is Consecration Sunday when we will be kicking off “Fearless Generosity,” our 2017 Stewardship Campaign. All are encouraged to sign our Fearless Generosity banner in support of our family bringing together our treasures, talents, and time. The banner will be in the Narthex for the month of September.
Healthy Church Initiative Survey
As part of our Healthy Church Initiative (HCI) Phase II you are encouraged to complete the survey to evaluate the health of our church. It is our goal to receive 100 more surveys completed in the next 2 weeks. This survey will be available in the church lobby, online, Sunday School classes and in the church office. If you desire a copy to be mailed please contact Melissa at 972-298-6121 or download directly from our homepage.
If you are a church member, click here for your on-line survey.
Hurricane Relief Efforts
Many thanks to father and son team, Brad and David Ralph! This past week they loaded and hauled relief supplies to the Houston area to aid in the recovery from Hurricane Harvey. Their flatbed trailer and their pickup truck was loaded with 96 cases of water donated by Linda and Ricky Hodge, 36 flood buckets assembled by our Mission Committee, and the cab of their pick up crammed with relief supplies donated by you, the members of Duncanville First Methodist Church. Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!
The children and their parents assembled 200 health kits in the gym last Sunday evening! A great time was had by all. The kits will be taken to a shelter where hurricane victims are staying. Thanks to the Mission Committee for organizing this activity!
PIP DAYS will take place September 29th, 30th and October 6th, 7th. There is plenty of time to sign up to help. There will be a table in the Narthex before and after worship service Sunday morning. Contact Betty Dunn at email@example.com or by calling 214-534-3039 if you have questions.
Make a Difference
Our children’s Sunday school is in need of one more volunteer who can teach 2 times a month. Curriculum, supplies and training are provided. We also need 4 more adults who are able to tutor Central Elementary students on Wednesday afternoons 3:30-5:00. Those selected must pass a background check and online training. For more information please contact Bridget@FUMCD.com.
Every Member Can Help
This year’s Fall Festival Craft Sale is expanded and will include 25 vendors from within this church and outside this church. Now the most important thing we need is shoppers to buy all the great products that will be offered. Start now by inviting your family, friends, and members of organizations to come shop October 21st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Aldersgate. Your help is also needed by groups in the church who are sponsoring tables for this sale. For more information contact Joyce Gregory at 972-298-0214 or the person listed in the link. Click here to access the link.
First Methodist School – They’re Baaaack!
There is 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
Everyone Can Help
This year’s Fall Festival Craft Sale is expanded and will include 25 vendors from within this church and outside this church. Now the most important thing we need is shoppers to buy all the great products that will be offered. Start now by inviting your family, friends, and members of organizations to come shop October 21st from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Aldersgate. Your help is also needed by groups in the church who are sponsoring tables for this sale. For more information contact Joyce Gregory at 972-298-0214 or the person listed below.
The New Horizons Class is sponsoring a Regifting Table which will offer new items. We need donations such as those gifts you received but never used, items you purchased and now don’t remember what you were going to do with it, anything you have put away to use at another time, but never did. These will be resold as regifting. Please donate these by bringing them to the New Horizons Classroom or contacting Barbara McGee at 972-266-8412
Covenant Gardens and Seekers Class is sponsoring the Dig It Garden Shop – seeds, plants, pots, and garden tools, supplies, and decorations. No one’s thumb is really green – you just plant and water – God takes care of the rest. All things garden and flowers are welcome. Contact Sharon Karger at 972 816-6900 for more information.
United Methodist Women is sponsoring a Bake Sale. This is always a favorite and makes lots of money for the church mission work. Items needed are home baked cakes, pies, breads, brownies and cookies (please put 6 brownies and 6 cookies in plastic bags). Contact Doris Poole at 972-296-2850 for more information.
CASA Quilters will sponsor a Needlework Table including items donated by our talented church members. These items will be sold at a price you suggest. If items don’t sell they will be returned to you. This is a great way for you to donate a few handmade items which combined with other items will make a great opportunity for shoppers to purchase that special handmade item for themselves or to use as a gift. Con-tact Janette Mehl at 214-564-6345 for more information
More information will be coming soon about the other wonderful items being offered at this year’s Fall Festival Craft Sale. You don’t want to miss it!