Mother's Day Worship
Outside in the Parking Lot!
You're invited to join worship on May 9 at 10:30 am outside in the parking lot for Mother's Day. Bring a chair if you have one. Mom, bring your kids. Kids of all ages, be sure to bring Mom!
Sermon Series - The Power of Forgiveness
Do you feel like God may never forgive you for something you've done? Have you ever hurt somebody and wished to be forgiven? Do you spend time thinking about how someone has wronged you? To forgive means "to cease to feel resentment against; to pardon" (Webster). You're invited for the next several Sundays to come hear about forgiveness and it's importance. Watch previous weeks on Facebook at www.facebook/didoumc.

  • April 11 - Why Should I Forgive Myself? Luke 6:41-42
  • April 18 - How Do I Forgive Myself? Philippians 3:13-19
  • April 25 - Why Should I Forgive Others? Ephesians 4:31-32
  • May 2 - How Do I Forgive Others? Ephesians 4:31-32
Celebrate Graduating Seniors!
On Sunday, May 23rd at 10:30 am worship we will celebrate the graduation of three Dido UMC seniors, hear about their accomplishments and what they are doing after graduation. Each senior will speak and receive a scholarship.
Youth Summer Mission Trip
Date Change: June 14-18
Cost: $100
Deadline to sign up: EXTENDED to May 1
Where: Sleep at Dido, work at Food Pantry & building wheelchair ramps, play at church and congregation member's homes, shower at congregation member's homes, worship at the church and the Bailiff's home
Who: Entering grades 7-12 and graduating seniors
More information: Pastor Jana 817 832-6250
Forms: Click the following links:
Want to know more about Dido? Join us for a Meet & Greet Luncheon! June 13 after Worship. 11:45 am-1:15 pm
Make new friends! Get to know more about Dido UMC! Hear what United Methodist people are all about. Learn how to get connected and be involved in the life of the church. Please let us know you're coming by clicking on and filling out this form.

Join Dido for a Study of James
Every Wednesday, 11 am on Zoom (Directions for Zoom attendance in this newsletter)
By faith we are reborn into the family of God. The Book of James agrees. However, God wants more than saved infants. God wants mature sons and daughters. Faith is foundational, but it must be a genuine, proven faith, evident to the world. The Book of James is a challenge to Christians of every age to keep growing up in Christ. Here's what we will be studying each Wednesday (dates indicated may change):
  • May 5 - No Favorites - James 2:1-13
  • May 12 - Genuine Faith - James 2:14-26
  • May 19 - Controlling the Tongue - James 3:1-12
  • May 26 - Wisdom - James 3:13-18
  • June 2 - Whose Friend? - James 4:1-10
  • June 9 - More on Pride - James 4:11-5:6
  • June 16 & 23 - no group
  • June 30 - Patience and Prayer - James 5:7-20
Online Worship - 10:45 am
In Person Worship - 10:30 am
In-Person worship will continue to begin at 10:30 am and online worship will begin at 10:45 am (With the exception of Easter Sunday when both will begin at 10:30 am)! Dido is hoping to make online worship more inviting to first-time guests through making online worship a little shorter and filled with more active content.
Sign Up to Receive Important Reminders from Dido!
Receive Text reminders and Important Announcements
from Dido UMC!!
All Church Reminders: Text @didoc to 81010 Click HERE to watch instructions!
Youth Group Reminders: Text @8chk99 to 81010
Dido Financial Secretary Needed!
Are you organized? Do you love keeping books? Dido is looking for a person with a servants' heart who would like to keep the financial books in order for the church. Please see the attached Financial Secretary Job Description Contact Pastor Jana with questions.
Children's Coordinator Needed!
Please let anyone you know who might be interested. Dido is seeking to hire a children's director to begin in late July. Please contact Pastor Jana with questions. Please see the attached Children's Coordinator Job Description.
Save the Date! Grand Re-Opening!
Back to Church Sunday!
September 19th!!
Worship at Dido UMC In-Person!
Worship - 10:30 am
There are a few items we need to all do each Sunday in order to keep us safe and, if you are uncomfortable at all, you are of course welcome to continue watching online.
  • Wear a mask over your mouth and nose. If you do not own a mask they will be available for you.
  • Sit with your families and 6 feet away from those not in your family.
  • Upon entering or leaving please do not congregate.
  • There will be no bulletin, no hymnals or other items in the pews, no breakfast or coffee, and offering baskets will be at the entrances and exits rather than passed during the service.
  • Please ASK before shaking another person's hand or giving them a hug (not recommended.)
  • Hand sanitizer is available.
  • Very Important: If you are feeling sick, have a fever, unable to smell or taste, or have any symptoms related to Covid 19 or any other sickness please remain at home and watch online.
Sunday School - 9:15 am (On Zoom and in person. See directions for Zoom below.)
Your Help is Appreciated!
There are two boxes outside of the Dido Fellowship Hall doors waiting to be filled with the items Community Link needs. Please drive by the church, drop your items off, and we will take them each time they are filled. We will continue doing this while the Pantry is in its current situation. Thank you in advance for your help!
Here are the items needed:
  • Mac n cheese
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Beans(canned and dry)
  • Kids pastas
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Ramen Noodle
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Cereal
  • Canned vegetables
Thank you for donating! Keep it up!!
Thank You for Giving Your Tithes and Offerings!
  • By Check: Please mail your offering to 5570 Dido Hicks Rd., Fort Worth TX 76179!
  • By Credit or Debit Card: Use the PayPal button (you do not need to be a PayPal member) on the Give page on the Dido website by clicking this link: www.didoumc.com.
  • Through Venmo: @Dido-unitedmethodist, Code:2122
You're invited to Zoom Online for Sunday School and Bible Study!

  • Sunday School - Each Sunday at 9:15 am: Every Sunday at 9:15 am we will have Sunday School online on Zoom. See directions for signing on below...
  • Small Group Study - Man's Search for Meaning - Each Wednesday at 11 am: We are gathering together on Zoom to study Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning. See directions for signing on below...
Directions for Using Zoom Conferencing

Join ID: 896 6318 1305
Password: 400299

Laptop/Desktop with camera and microphone (This is the easiest option.)

ANY Smartphone, Ipad, or device with camera and microphone (next easiest option. You can use your data or wireless connection.)
  • Go into your apps store for Iphone or Android Phone and download the FREE "Zoom Cloud Meetings" App (the logo looks the same as the picture above that says "Zoom.") Do this ahead of time!!
  • Go into this email, click this link to join the meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89663181305?pwd=VUp4YmJSWnRlc2JSNEVkc000ekxWUT09
  • You can also enter your meeting ID Number once the Zoom app is running: 896 6318 1305 and password: 400299
  • Your app will run automatically and you'll see some pretty faces soon!

Desktop Computer or any device without microphone or camera
Desktops & devices without app capability: Go into this newsletter and click this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89663181305?pwd=VUp4YmJSWnRlc2JSNEVkc000ekxWUT09
So you talk as well as hear: Using any phone, dial any of the numbers below. Long distance charges will apply on home phones. Cell phones: no charge. You'll be prompted to enter the meeting ID: 896 6318 1305 and password: 400299. We won't be able to see you if you don't have a camera, but we can hear you! 
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver)
    +1 253 215 8782 US
    +1 301 715 8592 US
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    +1 646 558 8656 US

Cell phones & Home phones without cameras work too!
Just dial the number above.
Enter the ID and password above.
Listen to us and talk as well. It works like an old "party line."

Call Pastor Jana with any problems 817 832-6250
Worship Online at 10:45 am on Facebook Live every Sunday!
Simply go to the "Dido United Methodist Church" Facebook Page and click on the live stream in order to participate with us in singing, prayer, and the message.
So we can keep up with who is watching, please comment as it streams.
Did you miss a Sunday? All the videos are archived so you can watch any Sunday even AFTER it's original live streaming. Please remember to hit the share button so others can see it as well!
Need Prayer? Call or Text Claire
Everyone needs prayer from time to time. Dido invites you to call or text prayer warrior Claire Athy at 682 888-3842 if you are in need of prayer. All prayer concerns are kept confidential.
Camp Gladiator Fitness
Jaclyn Garcia is leading an exercise class at Dido every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday morning at 5 am at Dido UMC in the parking lot. If you would like to join call Jaclyn at 817 454-2256. She has other classes as well including virtual classes on Zoom and an 8:45 am class at another location.
Community Link Food Pantry
Gather groceries for those in need. M-Th 9 am-2 pm, F 9 am-12

Effie Center
After School program for teens, mentoring, and fix cars for those in need
Saginaw Animal Shelter
Walk animals, clean cages, bathe, help with adoptions (18 or older)

Samaritan House
Our church cooks and serves dinner quarterly to this home for AIDS victims and homeless in Fort Worth
Email Chris Landmon to let her know you would like to help!
You can email Chris here.
Please Pray for:
  • Mike Todd (He was just declared cancer free!)
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Andi McCord
  • Katy Ebert
  • Rick Landmon
  • Gloria Mills