403 South Main Street
Duncanville, Texas 75116
Join us in Sunday School before you Worship
No Chancel Choir Practice on Wednesday, September 25
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Celebration Ringers at 6 p.m. Wednesday. If interested in joining the hand bells contact Steve@fumcd.com
Upcoming Sermon for Sunday, September 15
Matthew 25: 14-30
Title: Principal One of Stewardship: Accountability
Great Food! Great Fellowship!
5:00 p.m. in Aldersgate
5th Sunday Cover Dish Meal
September 29 following Worship in Aldersgate. Stewardship Committee is providing the entrée.
Needed: Vegetables, Salads and Desserts.
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. – Acts 2:42
TIME & TALENTS
Wednesday Chapel: 17
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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
Altar Flowers for Sunday, September 22nd are in
celebration of Byron and Netta Rodenburg’s 47th Wedding Anniversary.
If you are interested in purchasing Altar Flowers in memory/honor of a loved one. Please contact the church office 972-298-6121.
The Family of Carole Deffebach
The Family of Gloria Bryan
The Family of Sherry Jinks,
Alan Powell, Mel McFarling
Van & Pat Smith
Pam & Paul Jones
Chad & Eva Marshall
George and Ginger Cole
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…Amen
All memorial gifts are designated to the budget unless otherwise specified by the Donor.
In memory of Gary Blevins
From: Sam and Mary Lou Laden, New Horizon SS Class (Endowment) Lou Bundrick (Budget)
In memory of Carole Deffebach
From: Sam and Mary Lou Laden, New Horizon SS Class (Endowment) Pat Minyard (Missions), Larry and Jean Groce, Betty Michalski, Charla Edwards, Elizabeth Mills, Dick and Claudette White, Marie Tuttle (Budget)
In memory of Janis Hackworth
From: Gib Kobler (Budget)
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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Sunday, October 13th
Church Conference immediately following worship service
Sunday, October 20th
Charge Conference 5 pm
North Texas Giving Day
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Please help Duncanville Outreach Ministry continue to help families in need in the City of Duncanville.
For over 30 years DOM has been making a difference
in the lives of families in need by providing, food, clothing, rent and help with utility bills.
We are grateful and blessed for friends and businesses that have supported us over the years, because we cannot do all that we do for our families without your support and donations.
Donate or bring your donation by 202 E. Cherry Street, Duncanville on Thursday, September 19th from 11am – 4pm for FREE HOTDOGS and DRINKS
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women of FUMC Duncanville want to bring to your attention an outreach giving opportunity:
Wesley-Rankin Community Center is one of our United Methodist supported community centers. It is a local “mission” for the West Dallas area. They offer afters school programs, education for the community, a center for adult seniors to have lunch and activities and numerous other children and youth programs on a regular basis. Few of us can “show up” to participate but there is a way YOU can make a difference because the center relies upon donations from churches AND from individuals like YOU.
In mid September YOU have an opportunity to give to Wesley Rankin in a meaningful way that will have matching funds to make what you give even greater.
The North Texas Giving Day is scheduled for Thursday, September 19.
Every donation will receive bonus funds to support programs.
Please consider making a financial gift to Wesley-Rankin Community Center at https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/wesley-rankin-community-center on that day or contacting Rachel Reis, Development Manager, at 214-742-6674.
The Principle of Responsibility ~ A Stewardship Accountability
“He also who had received the one talent came
forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed. So I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant!’…” ~ Matthew 25: 24 – 26
We are all stewards of our personal possessions, our physical bodies, our spiritual gifts and our tangible assets, our homes, our cars, our bank accounts. If we don’t take care of these things, they will waste away and soon be gone. Talents, like muscles, atrophy from disuse. And money… well, that’s obvious isn’t it?
Everything we are and everything we have is from God. Surely, God does not want His gifts to go unopened, abused or wasted frivolously. So, to think that we can do whatever we wish without giving an account of our stewardship is foolish. Not only will we be called upon to give an account on the Day of Judgment, we are called upon to give an account daily as well.
Likewise, we are accountable for that which we collectively hold in trust from God, the land, the waters, the very air that we breathe. We are accountable to each other for these things, and we are accountable to God.
Accountability is the wisest aspect of our stewardship. It is the wise steward who remains accountable to, not only his or her master, but the master’s representatives as well. Children are to be accountable to their parents and teachers, husbands and wives are to be accountable to each other, parishioners are to be accountable to pastors, and employees are accountable to employers.
If they are not, they won’t soon be employed. We are accountable to one another too for how each of us treats the environment that we share, how our collectively owned enterprises use the
physical resources that God gave us dominion over. So, if we are not willing to be accountable to each other, how can we be accountable to God?
Let me paraphrase 1 John 4:20, “If we cannot be
accountable to our brother whom we can see, how can we be accountable to God whom we cannot see?”
Sunday School 9:30: Communities Forgive, Luke 19:1-10
Kids for Christ 3:00-4:30 Emoji Prayers, Sadness takes a sunny day and makes it feel rainy. Sadness happens when we experience loss, or disappointment. It happens when we get hurt, physically or emotionally. Matthew 5:1-11
Youth This Week
Sunday 9:30 Sunday School in 414
Sunday 1:15 Meet in parking lot to go BOWLING.
Bring $3.50 for shoe rental and money if you will want a snack or a drink.
HINT-You WILL want a drink and a snack.
Next Gen 2020 Vision
Thursday 5:30 Progressor’s Room: Next Gen 2020 Youth Visioning Team
Fall Kids for Christ
This fall we will be learning about praying with some help from our friends the emojis! Check back next week for the meeting time and place!
Reading Glasses for Panama
I have the privilege of traveling to Panama Oct 5-13 with a mission team from FUMC McKinney. The team will be working with David and Cindy Ceballos and their Mission Panama.
One of the health activities I will be doing is vision screening. It is so heart warming to see someone break out in a huge smile when a pair of reading glasses enables them to see. I will be taking as many “readers” with me as possible. If you have old reading glasses no longer using or would purchase new ones, I will have a collection box in the Narthex beginning this Sunday through Sept 22nd. Please indicate the strength of the lens (strength of 1.5 and above is preferred). Please mark each pair of glasses with the strength.
Thank you for your help and support.
Blessings, Charla Edwards
Property Improvement Program Update
Fall PIP DAYS are September 27th-28th and October 4th-5th.
One of the properties where the volunteers will work is 410 Blanco Street…..the home of our very own church member, Mrs. Alma Wickware!
Alma is 92 years old and has been a member of Duncanville First United Methodist Church for 43 years! Her husband was the church custodian for 16 years. (Alma said she voluntarily cleaned all the bathrooms for him during that period of time). Until a few months ago, Alma was a faithful and active member of the Cup and Saucer Sunday School Class and an active member of the United Methodist Women.
The addresses of the other properties are 1119 North Duncanville Road, 518 Magnolia Street, and 2122 Blueridge.
Other churches who are working in PIP DAYS are First Christian Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Holy Spirit Catholic Church. There will be pictures and a signup sheet in the Narthex next Sunday- September 15th and again on September 22nd. We will be replacing rotted wood, doing yard work, scraping and painting, rebuilding fences, trimming trees. Along with all this work, there will be visiting, laughter, and getting acquainted with someone new and renewing friendships. If you cannot wield a hammer, use a paint brush or any of that other stuff, maybe you would be led to donate water or Gatorade to keep the workers hydrated…maybe you know someone who would like to help.
Everyone can pray for the volunteers.
Last week, FMS students and staff wore red, white, and blue in remembrance of 9/11. Students are learning to recognize the US and Texas flags and recite the pledge of allegiance daily.
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!
Covenant Book Study Group
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
Saturday, September 21st meet from 2-5pm for jam making at 414.
If you have any questions please contact Alice Yoder at email@example.com
Bring your items to the Alexander building for our Fall Garage Sale Beginning: Sunday, October 13 thru Friday, October 18.
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