If you need assistance getting registered for a COVID-19 vaccination or if you need transportation to and from your vaccination appointment, please call the church office at 972-298-6121. Church members are prepared to help with either or both of these tasks.
CHURCH-WIDE OBSERVATION OF LENT
Join us as together we travel through the season of Lent. Pick up your packet that will guide your weekly devotions and spiritual practices. Included are resources for adults, youth, and children. Suggested donation $10 per adult household (packets for children will be covered at no cost). Reserve your packet by February 18: firstname.lastname@example.org
Endowment Fund Announces
Funds are Available
to Make Grants during 2021
The year 2020 was a good year for the Endowment Fund. Investments grew significantly during the year and funds have been approved for making grants during the coming year. If you or your Church group have projects/activities that you feel are worthy of being funded with an Endowment grant, you can submit your written grant request for consideration by the Endowment Committee through the Church office or directly to a committee member. The committee will be meeting in late April to consider any requests received. You may present your request to the committee when they meet or have a member of the committee present it for you.
ENDOWMENT FUND GRANT REQUESTS
Endowment Fund grant applications should explain the amount of funds requested with details about the church needs and use of the funds.
Explain the purpose and objective for your project using endowment funds.
Explain the amount of funds requested with details of all items and/or services to be purchased.
Explain how the project will benefit and be relevant for FUMC Duncanville and our mission.
Explain the timetable for use of the funds.
Explain who will benefit from the use of endowment funds.
Add any other information or details that will help to explain your grant request.
Your Endowment Committee
We are thankful to each of you for your faithfulness to the ministries of God through First United Methodist Church of Duncanville. If you have not already returned your 2021 pledge card, you are able to complete one online. Use the link below to easily complete the form from your computer or other device:
Join us this Sunday, January 31, 2021 In-Person/Online Worship Service at 10:30am Sermon: Turning: Making Idols Out of Molehills by The Rev. Abril Goforth Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Register for In-Person Worship Service
Thursday, January 28 is the deadline for registering for worship on Sunday, February 7, 2021. If you are not comfortable attending worship yet, or if registration is full or closed, our plan is to livestream this service on Facebook at our regular worship time of 10:30 a.m.
We look forward to worshipping with you, no matter how you choose do that! “O come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the God our Maker.” Psalm 95:6
Golden Cross is a faith-based program of the Methodist Health System and the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Its purpose is to provide financial assistance for health care to North Texans who cannot afford it.
If you wish to contribute to the February Communion Rail offering to benefit Golden Cross we invite you go make your donation online, through Givelify or by check made out to FUMCD and marked "Feb. Communion Offering."
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
We will meet IN PERSON, in masks and socially distanced from 1-2 in 414 for a special devotional and service project before the Super Bowl.
OPEN TABLE Curbside Pick-Up
Every Saturday Aldersgate Parking lot.
Open Table served 53 meals and provided bags of groceries for each household in our drive-through on Saturday, January 23. Thank you to everyone who helped with this important ministry!
The Pantry is low on canned fruit, tuna, chicken, soups, pasta and sauce. Some guests would also greatly appreciate loaves of bread and milk. Our help is important especially now when their needs are being relegated to the back burner.
Alisha Vance at 214-641-5675. If you can't be there in person, another way to help is to donate to our food pantry. A bag is handed out with the meals.
Thank you church family!
The flowers on the altar Sunday, January 31 are in honor of Marie Tuttle
for her birthday
and are given by Byron and Netta Rodenburg.
If you would like have altar flowers in memory/honor of someone special for the church altar, please contact the church office at 972.296.6121
*Flower Arrangements are provided by Posey's N Party's
Kindergarten students learned all about the locations, plants, and animals of the rainforests! They observed a live orchid plant, a rainforest native!
We are currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year (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 are taking extensive measures in accordance with the CDC and the Dallas County Health Department guidelines to make our learning environment as safe as possible. We are learning and growing and happy to see everyone again!
Serving the families of the Best Southwest since 1968!
Pledges, offerings, and memorials for period ending 1/30/21 $6,453
YTD Pledges, offerings, and memorials: $32,856
Expenses for week ending 1/30/21 $19,240
Expenses YTD $34,154 Outstanding balance on Campus Revival TMF Loan: $64,162
Most of us make our donations and pledges in the offering plate, and it is an adjustment when we are not meeting together physically to worship. In an effort to simplify giving, there are several options available: 1) the drop box on the south side of the administration building is attended daily; 2) mail - 403 S. Main St., 75116; 3) online – there’s a link on the website –www.fumcd.com; 4) automatic drafts from your bank or other financial institution; or 5) credit card (Just call me at the office with your credit card information. Please do not send this information in an email.) If you need pre-addressed envelopes, call Sharon at 972.298.6121.
If you or someone you know need to be lifted up in prayer please send Prayer Requests to email@example.com or call the church office 972.298.6121.
In memory of Tommy Wolverton by Sharon Karger.
In memory of Tommy Wolverton by Netta and Byron Rodenburg.
In memory of Anders, grandson of Phyllis Lau by Sharon Karger.
In memory of Sarah Lovdahl by Sharon Karger.
In memory of Charles Acton by the Cup and Saucer Class
In memory of Sarah Lovdahl by the Cup and Saucer Class
In memory of Sarah Lovdahl by Marcie Hughson and Charla Edwards
In honor of Marie Tuttle's birthday by Cubba and Denyce Inmon,
Dean and Janie Singleton, Doug and Jerie Rorie
If you would like to make a monetary donation in memory/honor of someone special please contact the Church Office at 972.298.6121 or mail in a check to First United Methodist Church Duncanville
FLAMBOYANCE OF FLAMINGOS
Over the last couple of months, a flamboyance of flamingos has descended on the yards of some of our First Church families, beginning with Pastor Abril. The Secret Ninja are dedicated to spreading joy during this time when things are "just not right" and reminding folks that they are loved and missed by FUMD. See how many yards you can recognize!
If you have hosted these visions of pink perfection and have photos, please share them by forwarding to firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep calm and flamingo on!
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