403 South Main Street
|Weekly Budget 2018||$15,480|
|Year‐to‐Date Budget 2018||$588,240|
|Year‐to‐Date Offering 2018||$528,907|
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
Duncanville Outreach Ministry
It is time again for our Fifth Sunday non-perishable food collection. Please bring your donations to the lobby by Sunday, October 23.
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8 a.m.
Let Us Pray For
The Family of Doug Harkins
Sharon (Coach) Smith
And many others in our prayer list.
Oh Lord, hear our prayers…
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)
September 28th, 29th—Volunteers please meet at 8:00 AM in
the church parking lot.
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.
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!
For questions regarding PIP please contact Betty Dunn at 214.534.3039
or e-mail at email@example.com.
Stewardship Sunday—September 30
Covered Dish Fellowship Meal following service this Sunday in Aldersgate.
The Stewardship Committee will be providing chicken spaghetti, green beans and salad as the menu. Please bring a dessert or pie to share.
Possible pie eating contest following the meal!
United Methodist Women
UMW Unit Meeting
Tuesday, October 2
Aldersgate 10:00 AM
Guest Speaker: Fran Lobpries with Kids Hope USA
World Communion Sunday – October 7
Gifts to World Communion Sunday fund graduate racial-ethnic World Communion Scholarships, with at least one-half of the annual amount reserved for ministries beyond the United States.
Donations also provide for undergraduate U.S. Ethnic Scholarship and Ethnic In-Service Training programs.
Happy Feet provides over 100 pairs of shoes to the underprivileged children in DISD. $50.00 will provide a child with a new pair of shoes and socks. The event will take place 11/17/2018 @ Famous Footwear in Cedar Hill from 8 AM – 12 Noon.
Thank You for your ongoing support in this mission!
Children’s Sunday School
4 Year Olds – 6 Grade meet Upstairs in the Wesley Building
9:30 AM on Sundays
We will be learning with the Deep Blue Kids.
Children who are present for Seven Sundays between September and the end of November will receive a Deep Blue Kids Bible as an award.
Kids 4 Christ
Children kindergarten through 6th grade
Please meet at the Wesley Building Sunday, September 23 from 4-5:30 PM.
We will have a short lesson, play games and have TONS of fun.
Friends are always welcome!
Children in Action (CIA)
Our next CIA will be Friday, October 12 from 6-10 PM. Children in kindergarten-6th grade are invited to join us for pizza, games, crafts and a service project. The cost is $10 per child with a maximum of $25 per family.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, October 10.
Trunk or Treat!
Saturday October 27
4:00 PM—5:30 PM
Please bring candy donations to the Lobby
Your Live Auction Donations Are Needed
What can your Sunday School Class or other group come up with that will be unique or different?
First Methodist School – Yee Haw, Pardners!
There are a limited number of spots available for the 2018-2019 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!
We look forward to celebrating our 50th anniversary next school year. Mark your calendar for November 2018 when we will have special anniversary celebrations!
Erika Hemphill, Director
First Methodist School
Serving the families of the Best Southwest since 1968!