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Dido United Methodist Church November 9, 2023

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

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

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179



Upcoming Choir Rehearsals & Performances

New singers are ALWAYS welcome!

Rehearsals (10-11:30 am in the Dido Sanctuary):

Nov 11, Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9

Performances: Dec 10

Reading the Old Testament

Through Jewish Eyes

New Wednesday Bible Study on Zoom

Begins December 13 and continues for the following 6 weeks

11 am every Wednesday

(Directions for joining Zoom are in this newsletter)

Please let Pastor Jana know if you would like a copy of the study book.

Simply get your Bible, sign on, and join in the discussion!

Due to Pastor Jana taking a Perkins Seminary 5-week class, on the following dates we will NOT have Bible Study: Dec. 6, Jan. 17, Feb. 7

Please join in on this enlightening class. No homework. Just scripture!

Administrative Council Meeting

Change of Date

Sunday, December 3 after worship

Thanksgiving Potluck

Sunday, Nov. 19 after Worship

You're invited to great meal and great fellowship as we celebrate Thanksgiving together. The meat will be provided. Please bring sides and deserts.

Dido Christmas Choir Concert,

Potluck Lunch, & Visit with Santa & Mrs. Clause

Sunday, December 10, 10:30 am

Invite your friends, coworkers, and neighbors as we celebrate the Christmas season with a choir performance, potluck lunch, and Santa who will have gifts for the kiddoes!

Church Renovation Update

Stay After Worship to Help Move Items

Back into the Sanctuary this Sunday

The new flooring is in the sanctuary! The new pews will be put in November 16. If all goes as believed at the moment, we will be worshiping in the newly renovated Sanctuary on Sunday, November 19! The carpet will be replaced in all areas of the church next week and painting will be completed too. We will receive new office and Sunday School furniture the following week. A redesign team will be meeting soon for redecoration purposes.

If you have any input about the renovations please let the renovation team know. And be sure to thank them for their hard work! The members of the team are:

Dawn Youngblood, Lisa Mellott, Tim Daughtrey, Marianne Wiggins, and Dan Wallace

Please be patient with us. It's going to be great!

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 8 snack packs per week. Our next snack pack packing Sunday will be in January.
  • Watch this space for Christmas Angel Adoption information in November.

Yaukani United Methodist Church Update

Our Sister Church in Nigeria

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

  • 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. (Only one year left!)
  • In October, 2023 we had a love offering and collected $375 in order to supply back pay for the pastor.

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!
Youth Group Reminders: Text @8chk99 to 81010

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

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 - Each Wednesday at 11 am on Zoom: See directions for signing on below...

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, marilyncrane27@att.net to help:

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

Contact Tim Daughtrey (Trustees Chair) 817 988-1420, tadaughtrey@sbcglobal.net to help:

  • Help with maintenance/repairs at the church or parsonage

Contact Arlene Pearcy (Nurture Chair) 817 874-6717, arlenepearcy@icloud.com 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.

Put Your Prayers on the Prayer Tree in the Fellowship Hall

There are leaves on which you can write your prayer and a place for putting answered prayers as well. Take advantage of our Prayer Tree!

Please Pray for:
  • The Pearcy Family
  • Gail Collins
  • Denise Daughtrey
  • Sharon Chang
  • Mike Todd
  • Katy Ebert
  • Gloria Mills
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Ronnie Hutchens
  • Margaret Richardson