September 24, 2017
SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
Wednesday Communion Service
Prayers for Healing, Comfort and Strength
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
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.
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 Lobby for the month of September.
October 1 Consecration Sunday
2 important events that day
Babe’s Chicken will cater the entrée.
Volunteer with Children’s Ministry – Make a Difference
We are seeking volunteers to assist our Children’s Ministry Director once a month in Children’s Worship. Children’s Worship takes place after the children’s sermon on Sunday morning. Those selected must pass a background check and online training. For more information please contact Bridget@FUMCD.com.
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.
World Communion Sunday – October 1, 2017
Children in Action
At our September Children in Action event our children made cards and a small gift for members of the military. You can join the children in praying for these men and women! This Sunday stop by the table in the lobby and pick up a list of military personnel with ties to FUMCD. You will also receive a plastic “soldier” to keep in your home as a reminder to pray for those who serve us.
Saturday, November 18 from 8 to 12 noon at Famous Footwear in Cedar Hill.
How You Can Help:
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.
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.
Fall Festival Items
All these items below plus more have been made by the Progressors Sunday School Class to sell at the Fall Festival which is October 21 and 22. You can find these items in Aldersgate Hall where all the vendors will be set up to sell their wares on Saturday, October 21.
Homemade Canned Goods available are: Corn relish, strawberry/orange jam, peach jam, blueberry jam, apple/cinnamon jelly, pumpkin butter, strawberry jam.
Peppermint Hand Scrub, Moisturizing Hand Scrub, and Tired Toes Foot Scrub.
Gingerbread Flavored Coffee Creamer, Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer
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.
Volunteer for PIP Days
Take the opportunity to volunteer for PIP DAYS! There will be a table in the Narthex Sunday morning before and after the worship service to sign up to work September 29 -30th and October 6th-7th. Contact Betty Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 214-534-3039 if you have questions.
First Methodist School – First Chapel Service of the School Year!
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
Fall Festival – 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. Contact 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!