Choir Practice Still Happening!
Next practice, Saturday, September 11, 10-11:30
Do you like to sing? We need choir members to participate! No need to know how to read music or even how to sing. Join the fellowship and fun and be a part of a great experience!
Rehearsals - In the sanctuary each Saturday from 10-11:30 am: Sept 11 & Sept 18. Performances will be monthly.
Dido UMC Golf Tournament
Benefits Dido's Missions
Saturday, October 9
Let's start getting ready!
Here's What's Needed:
Silent Auction (Contact Lisa Mellott at 817-909-4814)
  • Empty Baskets for Silent Auction Baskets (Bring them to the Fellowship Hall)
  • Put together a basket for the Silent Auction (Please let Lisa know what your basket theme is)
  • Cash donations/Gift Cards/ Other items for Silent Auction
Advertising & Sponsorship (Contact David Simpson at 817-919-0603)
  • Birdie Sponsors - $500.00 (Company recognition, Tee Box signs, 4 players tickets, Goody bags, Door prizes)
  • Tee Sponsors - $100 (Tee Box sign, Recognition)
  • Individual Players - $75 for non club members, $50 for club members
Volunteers (Contact Scott Ogden at 817-773-7870)
  • Cashiers, hole monitors, golf cart drivers, set up and take down helpers
  • Deserts on the day of the tournament
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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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.
Join Dido for a Study of the Gospel of John
Each Wednesday at 11 am on Zoom (directions for Zoom are below)
John’s account gives us a unique glimpse from one of Jesus’ closest disciples into the significance of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. John reveals how Jesus came to provide “living water” to quench our deep spiritual thirst for the things of God. He shows how Jesus is the “bread of life” who satisfies our deep spiritual hunger. And he reveals how Jesus is the only way we can obtain that living water and bread of life, for “no one comes to the Father” except through Him.
A book is not required for this study, but it might help you. We will be using Dr. David Jeremiah's study called "John: The Divinity of Christ" which you can buy from the church or on Amazon in Kindle or book form.
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 - The Gospel of John - 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:
  • Katelyn Vanhoozer (Pastor Jana's niece) in hospital after car wreck
  • Mike Todd (New cancer found, will be starting chemo again)
  • Katy Ebert
  • Rick Landmon
  • Gloria Mills
  • All those dealing with Covid or caring for those with Covid