Drive Thru Communion
THIS Sunday, Aug. 2, 11:45-12:45
Dido UMC will be offering Drive Thru Communion in the parking lot after online worship on August 2, 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. Pastor Jana, in as safe and sterile a way as possible, will offer communion to you and to whomever is in your car. Please come participate in this sacred event.
Christianity and World Religions Study
Join us at 11 am on Zoom (Directions in the newsletter below)
Books available for $12 (or any donation) by emailing Pastor Jana HERE
Examine the world's major religions - Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. Gain a better understanding of the similarities and differences between Christianity and the faiths of some of our neighbors.
Watch interviews of leaders of various religions and read and discuss the book. Come away with a better understanding and appreciation of other faiths and be led to better fulfill Jesus' command to "love our neighbor as we love ourselves."
We will look at Buddhism on August 5th. Join in the discussion!
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!!
Remember to Continue to Give!
Your church still needs help caring for our community and the physical building:
Please mail your offering to 5570 Dido Hicks Rd., Fort Worth TX 76179!
If you prefer to give with a debit or credit card you can do so on the Dido website by clicking this link: www.didoumc.com .
In-Person Worship Continues to Be Postponed Until Cases Decrease in Our Area

Unfortunately, the rise in Covid-19 cases in our area is not letting up. Our church family still has at least one active case. I believe we must not risk the health of our congregation until cases decrease within and around our congregation.
Please continue to watch worship live online on Facebook and to pray for our community and nation as we deal with this. Oh, and wash your hands, stay 6 feet away, and wear your mask. Let's help stop the spread so we can get back to being together! God bless,
Pastor Jana
You're invited to Zoom Online for Sunday School and Bible Study!

  • Sunday School - Each Sunday at 9am: Every Sunday at 9 am (not 9:15!) we will have Sunday School online on Zoom. See directions for signing on below...
  • World Religions Study - Each Wednesday at 11 am: While we're hold up in our homes, we will gather together on Zoom to study. See directions for signing on below...
Directions for Using Zoom Conferencing

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://us04web.zoom.us/j/630808536
  • You can also enter your meeting ID Number once the Zoom app is running: 630-808-536
  • 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://us04web.zoom.us/j/630808536
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: 630 808 536.  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 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 10:30 am on Facebook Live!
Simply go to the Dido 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.
Then, be sure to have a ""watch party." Sharing our service will grow our church presence. Church can happen anywhere and God is with us wherever we are!
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.
Dido is live streaming worship on Facebook each week! If you can't be at church be sure and watch Sundays at 10:30 am or watch an archived video from previous weeks!
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
We Need Help Serving To-Go Dinners to Samaritan House!
We need people to make dinner for and others to take to-go food at Samaritan House on the first Sunday of each month. We will be serving the meals to-go until the coronapocalypse is over. They have asked us to bring the meals to the back door between 4:30-5 pm. Samaritan House is located near Harris Hospital in downtown Fort Worth. If you are interested in cooking or serving please let Chris Landmon or Pastor Jana know. You can email   Chris here.
Please Pray for:
Shaloy Higgins (pancreatic cancer), Steve (friend of Lisa Mellott), Marsha Barker (Gail Collin's sister on radiation), Katy Ebert, Sharon Hutchen's sister Judy, Rick Landmon, Mike Todd (liver cancer), Gloria Mills, Esther Williams, Our Country & Government during this time of pandemic and racial strife, Our Health Care Workers