Blessing of the Animals Sunday Oct. 31
If you are a veteran or a dog lover, or both, you will want to be present on this Sunday! USAF Staff Sgt. Jason Morgan, with his service dog Yago, will be delivering the message. Author of “A Dog Called Hope” and wounded warrior, Jason was injured while serving our country in Ecuador as an Air Force weatherman embedded in an elite army unit. Recipient of the 2017 Congressional Veterans Commendation Award and the 2018 Veterans of Honor Award, Jason spends his time raising the awareness of service dog availability for wounded warriors and others, campaigning for disability awareness, speaking at Veteran’s events, and being a very involved father and husband. Jason is also Pastor Jana’s cousin.

Come hear Jason and bring your pet (in costume) for a blessing.
Join the Christmas Choir!
Christmas Concert - Dec. 12
As the song we've been singing goes: "Listen up! Go to church and join the choir!"
Everyone is welcome to participate in the rehearsals for & performance of the Dido Choir Program.
Rehearsals are on the following Saturdays at 10-11:30 am: Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11
Thanksgiving Potluck!
November 21 after Worship
It's been a while since we were able to gather so please join us and bring a salad, side, or desert. Turkey and dressing will be provided.
Join Dido for a new Study of Robert Morris' Frequency!
Each Wednesday at 11 am on Zoom (directions for Zoom are below)
Does God speak? Is he speaking to me? The good news is, yes, he is speaking. And like a radio host broadcasting his voice into the airwaves, God speaks all the time. The question is, are we tuned in to the right frequency? God communicates with us in multiple ways, whether through the Bible, through circumstances, or even through a whisper. He demonstrates how we can mature from hearing his voice as sheep to hearing it as his friend to even hearing it as a prophet. When we begin to understand the general and specific ways God speaks to us, then we can begin to cultivate lives of deeper connection with our Creator.
Books are $10. Please let Pastor Jana know if you would like a book.
Please Wear Your Mask Sunday!
We will have them at the church entrance
Because of the high number of cases in our area our United Methodist Church Conference and the CDC are requesting we wear masks indoors during our services. While many of us are vaccinated, we do not yet know if we can spread the virus even if we have no symptoms. In addition, there are those among us who, due to medical reasons, cannot be vaccinated as well as children under 12 who also cannot yet be vaccinated. Therefore, out of love for our neighbors, I request that we wear masks again until Covid decreases in our area. Thank you for being willing to put up with the inconvenience! -Pastor Jana
Volunteers for Children's Church Needed!
Dido will be starting Children's Church on September 19 and continuing each Sunday. Children through 5th grade will be invited. Two volunteers will be needed each Sunday. Training will be offered and the curriculum will be easy to use. If you are interested please let us know so we can get you Ministry Safe and Trained!
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from Dido UMC!!
All Church Reminders: Text @didoc to 81010 Click HERE to watch instructions!
Youth Group Reminders: Text @8chk99 to 81010
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.
Worship at Dido UMC
In-Person! 10:30 am
If you are uncomfortable at all you are of course welcome to watch online also at 10:30 am.
  • We encourage everyone age 12 and over to get their Covid-19 vaccines!
  • Please be advised most adults of Dido UMC have been vaccinated, but not all.
  • Masks are required even if you have been vaccinated due to the high rate of infection in our area. If you do not have a mask they are available for you in the entryway to the sanctuary.
  • Offering plates will not be passed. Please find them at the entrances & exits.
  • Please ASK before shaking another person's hand or giving them a hug.
  • 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!
We continually collect items just inside the entrances to the church. Please drop your items off and we will take them each time they are filled. 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!
  • 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:
  • 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 in person and online on Zoom. See directions for signing on below...
  • Small Group Study - Frequency - Each Wednesday at 11 am on Zoom: 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. Do this ahead of time!!
  • Go into this email, click this link to join the meeting:
  • 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:
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
Opportunities to help at Dido
Contact Marianne Wiggins (Worship Chair) 817 939-3422, to help:
  • Usher/Greet on Sunday mornings
  • Read Scripture during worship
  • Serve Communion during worship
  • Count offering one time per month after worship
Contact Scott Ogden (Trustees Chair) 817 773-7870, to help:
  • Help with maintenance/repairs at the church or parsonage
Contact Arlene Pearcy (Nurture Chair) 817 874-6717, to help:
  • Work in the kitchen during luncheons
  • Send card/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.
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:
  • Karen Burgess (Her aunt passed away)
  • Chuck Ebert (His father died October 20 and his mother is also not healthy.)
  • Colleen Simpson (Shoulder surgery on Oct. 20)
  • Dana Hathcock's sister Julie (Recovering from hospital stay)
  • Mike Todd (New cancer found, started chemo again)
  • Katy Ebert
  • Rick Landmon
  • Gloria Mills
  • All those dealing with Covid or caring for those with Covid