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Dido United Methodist Church

August 4, 2022

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

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

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179



Serve Dinner at Samaritan House 

Sunday, August 7 at 5 pm

Samaritan House is a home for AIDS victims and homeless individuals in Ft. Worth. Dido serves a dinner there quarterly. We need volunteers to help serve on August 7th! Please contact Sharon Chang if you can help! 817 637-4045

Help Put Together School Supplies TONIGHT Aug 4 &

Get them to Kids THIS SATURDAY Aug 6

Area churches have been asked to supply 1000 backpacks filled with supplies for EMSISD students who cannot afford to buy their own supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. Dido has raised enough funds for purchasing pencil boxes and notebook paper to donate to the project.  You are NEEDED to attend the following events:

  • August 4, 6-8 pm at the Hollenstein Career and Technology Center (HCTC) at 5501 Marine Creek Pkwy in Saginaw - Help put the back packs together with all the supplies 
  • August 6, 8-11:30 am at HCTC - Help pass out the backpacks to the children

Our Newest Adult Sunday School Class Will Begin a Study on the Book of Acts

August 14th

All are invited!

Every Sunday - 9:15 -10:15 - In the Fellowship Hall

The study will be be facilitated by Pastor Jana. Please bring your Bibles and your questions!

It's Time to Prepare for Dido's Annual Golf Tournament to be held on October 1

Scramble at 8 am

Every year Dido UMC has a golf tournament in order to raise money for missions and help out our community. Here's how you can serve! --

  • Gather items for silent auction gift baskets. Ask local restaurants, stores, or service providers for gift certificates or donations or donate some funds to help
  • Purchase a sign to be placed at a hole for your family or business for $100. - call Marianne Wiggins at 817 939-3422
  • Put together silent auction gift baskets - call Lisa Mellott at 817 909-3422
  • Sign up yourself or your team to play golf! - Call The Resort at 817 236-4300
  • Be a Birdie Sponsor for $500 and receive advertising and 4 players in the tournament. - Call Marianne Wiggins at 817 939-3422
  • Help assemble Goodie Bags - Call Marianne Wiggins at 817 939-3422
  • Make desserts! - Call Arlene Pearcy at 817 874-6717
  • Help set up/take down on the day before and the day of.
  • On the day of the tournament we will need many servants! Please let Tim Daughtrey (817 988-1420) know if you can help!

Thank You for Serving! We can't do it without YOU!

Thank You Karen Burgess!

For 11 years Karen did the bookkeeping for Dido. She picked up the mail. She shopped for supplies. She did so many other things too. She tirelessly served our church. Karen retired from doing these things on August 1st. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Karen for your service to God and to Dido!!

Donate Your Bibles!

We're collecting soft cover Bibles for inmates to be able to read. Donations can be placed in the box near the sanctuary entrance.

Upcoming Choir Rehearsals & Performances

New singers are ALWAYS welcome!

Rehearsals (10-11:30 am in the Dido Sanctuary):  Aug 20, Aug 27, Sept 3, Sept 10, Sept 17

Performances: Sept 18

Thank You Chris Landmon!

Chris has cleaned, decorated, and done so much to make Dido UMC beautiful for many years. July 31st was her last day working at Dido. Thank you Chris for your service to God and for making Dido a wonderful place to worship!

Samaritan House Coordinator Needed

We are currently looking for someone to coordinate putting dinners together, delivering them, and finding volunteers to serve the quarterly meals Dido serves at Samaritan House. The coordinator does not have to do everything themselves, just coordinate it getting done. Samaritan House is a ministry to house the homeless and those with AIDS near the hospital district in Fort Worth. If you would like to coordinate or work with someone else to coordinate, please contact Pastor Jana. Dido usually serves meals the first Sunday in August, November, February, and May.

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All Church Reminders: Text @didoc to 81010 Click HERE to watch instructions!
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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.
Your Help is Appreciated!
We continually collect items just inside the entrance to the Fellowship Hall. Please drop your items off and we will take them each week. 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
  • Plastic shopping bags
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: 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 - Minor Prophets - 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:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89663181305?pwd=VUp4YmJSWnRlc2JSNEVkc000ekxWUT09
  • 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89663181305?pwd=VUp4YmJSWnRlc2JSNEVkc000ekxWUT09

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 Serve at Dido

Contact Marianne Wiggins (Worship Chair) 817 939-3422, mwiggins@1scom.net to help:

  • Usher/Greet on Sunday mornings
  • Read Scripture during worship
  • Serve Communion during worship
  • Count offering one time per month after 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 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.

Community Link Food Pantry

Gather groceries for those in need. M-Th 9 am-2 pm, F 9 am-12

Click Here to Volunteer!

Saginaw Animal Shelter

Walk animals, clean cages, bathe, help with adoptions (18 or older)

Click Here to Volunteer!

Samaritan House

Our church cooks and serves dinner quarterly to this home for AIDS victims and homeless in Fort Worth. Email the church if you would like to help!

You can email the church here.

Please Pray for:
  • Mike Todd
  • Katy & Chuck Ebert
  • Rick Landmon
  • Gloria Mills
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Claire Athy
  • Ronnie & Sharon Hutchens
  • Margaret Richardson
  • Russia & Ukraine and all victims of war