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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Did You Know..........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.
Click Here for Information on World Communion Sunday

Due to the restrictions set by Dallas County and the number of Covid cases being reported on a daily basis, the Missions Committee decided that we must cancel our Fall Festival activities this year set for October 16-17.  We are so sad this is happening again, but the safety of our folks, as well as our visitors, has to be considered first.
At this time, we are hopeful that the Live Auction items can be offered in another way. We are working on those details and will let everyone know as soon as we can.

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 friends 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)
                  For more information please contact
 Happy Feet 2021 
  September Communion Rail Offering
Happy Feet provides over 100 pairs of shoes to children in Duncanville Independent School District!

A $50.00 donation will provide a new pair of shoes and socks for a child.
Happy Feet will take place on November 20th at Famous Footwear in Midlothian
from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Thank you for your continued support of this mission.
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.
     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 Love of Money: A Stewardship Devotional

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."    ~ 1 Timothy 6:10   
Notice the word, some, in this passage of scripture. Some, Paul tells us, who covet after money have erred from the faith. So, not all who aspired to become wealthy and achieved this goal pierced themselves with many sorrows. This is because there is nothing inherently bad or evil about money. Neither is one evil for having earned a lot of it. Money, after all, is necessary. It’s the grease that lubricates the wheel-bearings of trade. It pays for a lot of good things: it puts food on the table; it’s used to compensate doctors, nurses, ministers and teachers; it’s used to keep us warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Money can also be used to enable ministries and missions of many kinds. In short, in this modern world, money is needed for many things... it satisfies both needs and wants. But remembering what Jesus said about the ease with which a rich man can get into heaven, we should be careful. The image of a camel trying to pass through the eye of a needle illustrates for us the magnitude of sin that one can commit when tempted with greed for the power and influence that money can buy.

It’s our relationship with money that God is interested in. This is because God knows that money can hold a lot of power in our lives. We all know that money is necessary for survival and that it can be used for incredible good. But, at the same time, we know that some people become so consumed with the process of accumulating it. This process can distract us from the people and relationships in our lives. It can become a kind of idol. The pursuit of “measuring up” and “keeping up” can become what matters most. Further, when we spend more money than we earn, we can become enslaved by debt with anxiety and stress growing in proportion to the amount of debt. So, what truly matters about money is how we acquire it, how we spend it, and where it ranks in our list of priorities. Greed may be good on Wall Street. But it’s certainly not good for the heart – or for the spirit. We can be good stewards of our wealth or we can be poor stewards and, for that, there will be a price to pay.

Father God, may we be known to you as humble servants, thrifty and wise stewards of your financial gifts.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

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

Sermon:    The Welcome Table

by Pastor Abril Goforth
Scripture Readings:   Matthew 26:17 - 29
OPEN TABLE Curbside Pick-Up
Great Food!  Special Blessings!
Every Saturday
5 pm - Aldersgate Parking Lot
Last Saturday Open Table was blessed to serve 66 clients delicious
Pizza, Salad and Cookies. 
Once again, the Open Table families
picked up dinner and groceries.  

Praise God for all the 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 Canned Chicken & Tuna, Canned Spinach & Mixed Vegetables, Black Eyed Peas, and Beef Stew.  
Thank you for your generosity!!



            First Methodist School 
        YEE HAW It’ State Fair Time!

Last week, we dressed up for Western Day and learned all about the great State Fair of Texas!

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!


Happy Feet - $3,436.40

Pledges, offerings, and memorials for week ending 9/25/21:   $4,482

YTD Pledges, offerings, and memorials:   $371,667 

Expenses for week ending 9/25/21:   $7,373

Expenses YTD:   $460,171

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

Attendance - 
Worship Service:    86
Adult Sunday School:      70

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 Larry & Jean Groce.

Memorial Gifts were received in memory of Novelle Carroll, mother of Elaine & Allen Schneider.  These gifts were given by Chuck & Darlene Bealmear, and Larry & Jean Groce.

A Memorial Gift was received in loving memory of Joyce Thrash.  This gift was given by Jim Thrash.

A Memorial Gift was received in memory of Gib Kobler.  This gift was given by Sharon Karger.

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, Sept 29    -      3:30 pm - After School Ministry - Asbury Classroom Upstairs
                                              6:00 pm - Handbell Practice - Harmony Hall

                                      7:00 pm - Choir Practice - Harmony Hall

Thursday,  Sept 30     
-     1:30 pm - Parkinson's Support Group - Aldersgate  
Friday,   October 1    -        Girl Scouts - 414

Saturday,   Oct    2     -       5:00 pm - Open Table - Aldersgate

Sunday,     Oct    3      -       10:30 am - Worship Service Sanctuary
3:30 pm - Youth/Young Adults - 414 
Monday,    Oct    4     -       1:30 pm - Parkinson's Support Group - Aldersgate
                                            6:30 pm - Line Dancing - Harmony Hall

Tuesday,    Oct   5      -      5:30 pm - TOPS Group - Progressors Classroom
                                           6:30 pm - Loving Hands Ministry - Snackbar
                                           7:00 pm - SPRC Committee Meeting - Administration Conference 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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