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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

     Birthday Reception Invitation for Doris W. Poole  
First United Methodist Church Duncanville friends are invited to celebrate Doris’ 95th Birthday!
                         Date:   Saturday, October 9,
                         Time:  2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (come and go reception)
                         Address:   1011 Quail Run, Duncanville, TX 75116
                         No gifts please, your presence is our honor.

                                    Questions: or

   The Live Auction Will Be Held
On-Line This Year

  • Complete details/instructions will be communicated this Sunday, and next week in NYCU.
  • Anyone who needs assistance will be assigned a "helper".
  • Everyone will be able to bid.
Did You Know...Gifts to the World Communion 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.
Click Here for Information on World Communion
God's Love in Action!!
A total of 48 people worked last weekend at 7 Duncanville properties for PIP DAYS.   Work was completed at 3 of the properties; the remaining 4 properties will be finished this weekend.  Fences have been repaired, A new fence was built. Trees and shrubbery have been trimmed and cut down. Rotted wood has been removed from houses and replaced with new wood. Houses have been power washed and painted. New friendships were formed, old acquaintances refreshed and strengthened. Through it all, the power of God's love for us all was shared with our neighbors in Duncanville. His smile touched everyone involved.
Click Here to See PIP Days Slide Show (may load slowly)

Flood Bucket
Donations Needed

UMCOR has requested flood buckets to replenish their dwindling stockpiles.  The items are very specific, so a couple of committee members will buy everything and assemble them, per UMCOR specifications.  The Mission Committee has dedicated funds for 5 buckets (approx $75 each), and we are asking for donations to make another 5 buckets.  Any amount will help! 
Contact Julie Kirk-Bair (972-296-6213)
if you have questions.

We have a need for one or two more adult volunteers for our After School Ministry to work with the kindergarten and first grade children. There will be another adult there to help with the class and training to help get you started. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact

As our children, youth and young adults return to more and more activities we want to remind you that Bridget wants to attend your concerts, recitals, games, plays etc. Please let her know as early as possible so that she can get you on her calendar. Even if you haven’t been in church for awhile she wants to come & catch up with you!

Contact if you are interested in bringing your car or truck and passing out candy to our neighbors on Halloween, Sunday, October 31. We will have the lot open for you to park your vehicles until 4:00 and then we will close it to traffic. Children will Trunk or Treat from 4:30 to approximately 5:30.
This year we ask that participants not include games at their vehicles which require children to touch items which have been touched by other participants. We are doing our best to make this a COVID safe event while including all of the fun of Trick or Treating (costumes and wrapped candy).
You may also donate individually wrapped candy by bringing it to the Narthex on Sunday mornings.
Faithful and Serving Men ~ The United Methodist Men will meet on Monday, October 11th at 7pm in 414. 
They hope to see you there!  

Sunday, October 10, 2021

In-Person/Online   Worship Service at 10:30 am

Sermon:    Pumpkin Spice Spirituality

by Pastor Abril Goforth
Scripture Readings:   Luke 6:46-49
OPEN TABLE Curbside Pick-Up
Great Food!  Special Blessings!
Every Saturday
5 pm - Aldersgate Parking Lot
Last Saturday Open Table was blessed to serve 53 clients
a delicious dinner!
Once again, the Open Table families
picked up dinner and groceries.  

Praise God for all the loving volunteers that made it happen! 

Open Table Ministry continues to seek the Lord's guidance and provision for this ministry as we continue to serve the community by
sharing the FUMC Duncanville  love of Christ.

We would love to have you be part of this vital & vibrant ministry.   
Spots are available for anyone who would
like to volunteer in the coming weeks.

  For questions or additional information please contact 
Alisha Vance at 214-641-5675. 
 It's Not Too Late!! 
Volunteer Cooking Leaders Still Needed
Our regular cooking teams will need a break soon.  If you are willing to lead the cooking duties for a week, please reach out to Alisha.  Vacations or just a short break, both are important for the leadership teams with Open Table.  Please contact Alisha at 214-641-5675. 
This week the pantry needs Beef Stew, Rice, Mandarin Oranges, Canned Peas and Carrots .  
Thank you for your generosity!!



             First Methodist School 
           Bags for Bucks Fundraiser!

Trash bags are back!  Purchase trash bags for your home or business and help FMS raise funds for new outdoor equipment now through October 24.  Please also share with your neighbors, family, and friends!

Trash bag orders may be placed online here:

                    Group code: FRSTMTH

       FMS is now on INSTAGRAM!  Follow us at fmsduncanville!

Proverbs 4:18 - The road the righteous travel is like the sunrise, getting brighter and brighter until daylight has come.

Open enrollment  for the 2021-2022 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!

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!


Erika Hemphill, Director

First Methodist School


                Serving the families of the Best Southwest since 1968!


Outstanding balance on Campus Revival TMF Loan:   $ 51,482

Attendance -  
Worship Service:   92 
Adult Sunday School:   56   

God is good!
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 – ;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 would like have altar flowers in memory/honor of someone special for the church altar, please contact the church office at 972.298.6121
Flower Arrangements are provided by Posey's N Party's

If you or someone you know need to be lifted up in prayer please send
Prayer Requests to or call the church office 972.298.6121.
Prayer List

In His Love.....

A Memorial Gift was received in memory of Clay Parramore.  This gift was given by Louise Coleman.

Memorial Gifts were received in memory of Novelle Carroll, mother of Elaine & Allen Schneider.  These gifts were given by Ron & Linda Golden and Bob & Pat Daniel.

A Memorial Gift was received in memory of Gib Kobler.  This gift was given by Louise Coleman.


 A Honorarium gift was received in honor of Doris Poole in celebration of her 95th birthday.  Congratulations Doris!! 
This gift was given by Betty Lang.

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 


Click Here to See Those Celebrating October Birthdays at FUMCD

Wednesday, Oct 6    -         3:30 pm - After School Ministry - Asbury Classroom Upstairs
                                             6:00 pm - Handbell Practice - Harmony Hall

                                     7:00 pm - Choir Practice - Harmony Hall

Thursday,  Oct 7       
-       10:00 am - Casa Quilters - Snack Bar
                                             1:30 pm - Parkinson's Support Group - Aldersgate  

Saturday,   Oct    9     -        2:00 pm - Choir Party - 414
                                             5:00 pm - Open Table - Aldersgate

Sunday,     Oct   10     -       10:30 am - Worship Service Sanctuary
                                    11:30 am - Lay Teaching Committee - Admin Conf Rm
                                    11:45 am - Children's Ministry  - Snack Bar

                                             3:30 pm - Youth/Young Adults - 414 
Monday,    Oct    11     -       1:30 pm - Parkinson's Support Group - Aldersgate
                                             6:30 pm - Line Dancing - Harmony Hall

                                    7:00 pm - UMM - 414
Tuesday,    Oct   12      -     12:30 pm - Charlton Auxiliary Meeting - Aldersgate
                                             5:30 pm - TOPS Group - Progressors Classroom
                                             7:00 pm - Trustees Committee - Admin Conf Rm                                 


             Operation: Clean Duncanville  

Saturday, October 9, 2021
8 am - 1 pm
James Collins Blvd &
  Armstrong Park
(Rain Out Date: November 6)

Fall Litter Clean Up Around Town
Recycle/ Shred/ Dump
Park in lot off Wheatland Rd., next to tennis courts
Sign in at the Armstrong Park Pavilion
Volunteers Served Free Lunch

(Disposal is Free to Duncanville Residents
Bring Driver's License or Utility Bill)

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Duncanville, TX 75237

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