October 1, 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.
Celebration Luncheon in Aldersgate
Babe’s Chicken will cater the entrée.
If you have not already done a RSVP, please call the church office by Thursday, 972.298.6121 or email Melissa@fumcd.com with number attending.
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.
If you have not already submitted your responses to the Healthy Church Initiative member survey, please do so now. All online surveys must be completed by SATURDAY and all paper surveys must be received in the church office by 4:30 on Thursday.
If you are a church member, click here for your on-line survey.
World Communion Sunday – October 1, 2017
Sunday, October 1
Kids for Christ 4:00-5:30
Wednesday, October 11 is the deadline to register for Children in Action on Friday, October 13. Children 4 years-6th grade are invited to join us for pizza, games, a devotional, service project and MORE! The cost is $10/child with a $25 maximum per family. Friends are welcome.
Share Your Talents and Interests
The Committee on Lay Leadership will begin deliberating and filling positions of leadership in the church. If you are interested in serving your church in one of these positions, please contact Pastor Frank Alegria@fumcd.com or 972.298.6121.
Staff Parish Relations Committee
Fall Festival Fun
There are many reasons to visit Aldersgate on October 21st during the Fall Festival.
The Faith and Film Sunday School Class has been busy sewing, making things for you to purchase….Christmas stockings for your favorite cats and dogs, table runners, placemats, kitchen towels, and much more.
Come, join the fun! Have a hot dog cooked by the Serendipity Class or a hamburger cooked by the Methodist Men!
Granny’s Collectibles is returning for the Fall Festival Craft Show. We need your help to donate those treasures you no longer want. Have you been collecting some particular things, but now you have too many and are ready to share some or all with someone else? Items can be brought to the narthex the next two Sundays. Some one will be there to help you donate them to a good cause…all sales benefit the church mission activities. Contact Joyce Gregory 972-298-0214 with questions.
DONATIONS FOR THE NEEDLEWORK TABLE, DIG IT GARDEN SHOP, REGIFTING AND GRANNY’S ATTIC WILL BE COLLECTED IN THE LOBBY THE NEXT THREE SUNDAYS – OCTOBER 1, 8 AND 15.
United Methodist Women
UMW — Tuesday, October 3 at 10:00 in Aldersgate.
All ladies are invited to hear Charla Edwards and Becky Baird talk about their work in Haiti with Grace Children’s Hospital, Kings Hospital School of Nursing and Haiti National School of Nursing and why it is such a passion for them. Lunch will be served.
Seniors Adult Outing
Senior Adult Outing to see George W. Bush Library and paintings plus lunch at Cafe 43. Join this fun group for game days and outings. Contact Carol Weller at email@example.com.
Not only is Corrie Barnes our interim
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
First Methodist School – The Wild Wild West!
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