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Dido United Methodist Church March 28, 2023

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

10:30 am (In person & online on Facebook)

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179


[email protected]

Easter Worship THIS Sunday!

We look forward to celebrating the resurrection of our Lord with you this Sunday at 10:30 am!

All Church Potluck

Sunday, April 21 after Worship

Theme: Comforting Casseroles

Please bring a casserole, sides, or a dessert.

Purchase a Pew Bible in Honor or Memory of Someone

Dido is purchasing new pew bibles! If you would like to purchase one on behalf of your family or someone special so that their name is listed on the inside front cover, please put "pew bible" in the memo of a check or when you send Venmo and bring it to the Sunday School room. The bibles are $20 each.

Choose a bible without a name plate from a pew and bring it to the Sunday School room next to the Sanctuary on Sunday, April 7 or 14, in order to purchase it and have your name plate placed inside.

Choir Practices & Performances

Saturday Practices: Mar. 30, Apr. 13, Apr. 20, May 11, May 16, June 1, June 8, June 16, June 22

Performances: Mar. 31 (Easter), Apr. 21, May 16, June 23

Sunday Morning Breakfast Sign Up

Below is a link to the Sunday Morning Breakfast sign up. We invite you to create an account in and use SignUpGenius. It is fast and easy to do. If you prefer to avoid technology all together, you can see Robin Harris and sign up for breakfast that way. We never turn any volunteers away!

Sign Up to Make Breakfast By Clicking HERE!

2024 General Conference Information

April 23-May 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina

Who makes decisions for The United Methodist Church if there is no one person in charge? Good question. The only body that can set official policy and speak for our denomination is the General Conference.

The General Conference this year has much to discuss and decisions made will effect our local church and United Methodist Churches in general. If you would like to know more, take a look at the following information:

  • FAQ Webinar - April 10, 10 am - Join clergy and laity of the Central and North Texas delegations for a conversation about legislation and decisions before the body, visions for the future, and what it all means for our local churches here in Texas. This webinar will be recorded for future viewing. Register Here to attend!
  • Resource UMC General Conference Website - Click Here to be taken to the General Conference website which has lots of news and information.

Central Texas Conference Information

Shortly after being assigned as the episcopal leader of the North and Central Texas Conferences Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. began to work with clergy and lay leaders of both conferences to determine how to best move our disciple-making mission forward in the short- and long-term. Click Here to find out all about it. 

Eagle Mountain Elementary News

(Dido's Adopted School)

  • The nurse has asked Dido to continually collect new underwear, gently used T-shirts, elastic waisted shorts, and leggings for all grades to replenish her supplies. Underwear and shorts for kindergarten are especially needed. Please place items in the worship entryway.
  • Currently, we are taking the school 30 snack packs per week.

Yaukani United Methodist Church Update

Our Sister Church in Nigeria

Here's how Dido has recently Served the people of Yaukani (Thank you Church!):

  • Paid the pastor's salary for Oct., Nov., & Dec. of 2023
  • Funded the construction of a 2 bedroom parsonage.
  • Purchased 50 chairs for the sanctuary space.
  • Purchased a motorcycle for the pastor's transportation.
  • Sent the pastor to seminary for three years.
  • Paid the past four years of tuition for a member of the church to get her degree in nursing and we sent money for the fifth year in March, 2024.
  • Felicia Bitrus, pictured above, passed away from cancer in February, 2024. We sent funds to help with her hospital bills and pay for her burial.

Get Involved with Feeding our Community! Serve Community Link!

We continually collect items just inside the entrance to the Fellowship Hall and in the entryway to the Sanctuary. Please drop your items off and we will take them each week. Thank you in advance for your help!

Here are some of the items needed:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned Green Beans
  • Canned Fruit
  • Beans(canned and dry)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Ramen Noodle
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Cereal
  • Canned vegetables
  • Mac n cheese
  • Plastic shopping bags

Deliver Food for Community Link to Shut-Ins

You choose your availability:

monthly/weekly and days of the week you can serve

Community Link, using Angel Wings Delivery, needs help delivering food to shut-ins in the area. If you are interested in helping, please let Pastor Jana know or call Al Beck at 682 288-9197. If you know someone who needs delivery please click HERE

Community Link Food Pantry

Gather groceries for those in need. Pick your days and times. They are open for volunteers: M-Th 9 am-2 pm, F 9 am-12

Click Here to Volunteer!

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!

Thank You for Giving Your Tithes and Offerings!

  • In Person: Place your offering in the offering plates at the front or rear of the sanctuary.
  • 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

Reading the Old Testament

Through Jewish Eyes

Wednesday Bible Study on Zoom

11 am every Wednesday

(Directions for joining Zoom are in this newsletter)

The book, by Rabbi Evan Moffic, is available on Amazon and Kindle.

Directions for Using Zoom Conferencing

On any device with a camera and microphone do to zoom.us or download the Zoom app, click join and enter the following when prompted.

Join ID: 896 6318 1305

Password: 400299

On 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!  

    +1 301 715 8592 US

    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

    +1 646 558 8656 US

Call Pastor Jana with any problems 817 832-6250

Opportunities to Serve at Dido

Contact Marilyn Crane: 469 231-7085, [email protected] to help:

  • Usher/Greet on Sunday mornings
  • Read Scripture during worship
  • Serve Communion during worship

Contact Tim Daughtrey (Trustees Chair) 817 988-1420, [email protected] to help:

  • Help with maintenance/repairs at the church or parsonage

Contact Robin Harris (Nurture Chair) 817 909-5473, [email protected] to help:

  • Work in the kitchen during luncheons
  • Send cards/letters/emails to visitors/sick
  • Prepare coffee/water Sunday mornings
  • Bring a Sunday morning breakfast
Worship Online at 10:30 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.

Please Pray for:
  • Ray Ono
  • Robert Keating
  • Marilyn Crane
  • Sharon Chang
  • Katy Ebert
  • Gloria Mills
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Ronnie Hutchens
  • Margaret Richardson
  • Gail Collins