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Dido United Methodist Church

September 7, 2023

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

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

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179



Moving Day!

On Sunday, September 10 after worship we will be moving everything out of the Sanctuary, Office, and Sunday School so the asbestos in the floor can be abated. Your help moving boxes and other items would be greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Choir Rehearsals & Performances

New singers are ALWAYS welcome!

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

Sept 9, Sept 16

Performances: Sept 17, Oct 15, Dec 10

Back to Church Sunday with Potluck

September 17

Let's celebrate together! Summer vacations are over and it's time to get back in the swing of coming to church! Join Dido as we gather for a great worship service as our choir leads us. Then head to the fellowship hall for a scrumptious lunch. Please bring a side dish or dessert!

It's Time to Prepare for

Dido's Annual Golf Tournament

September 30, Scramble at 8 am

At The Resort

Every year Dido UMC has a golf tournament in order to raise money for missions and help out our community and church. 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. Just ask Pastor Jana if you need the church's proof of being a nonprofit.
  • Purchase a sign to be placed at a hole for your family or business for $100. - call Dawn Youngblood at 817 907-1364
  • Put together silent auction gift baskets
  • 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 Dawn Youngblood at 817 907-1364,
  • 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!

The initial Meeting for planning will be Thursday, August 17 at 4 pm at The Resort Clubhouse. Everyone is invited to participate!

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

Blessing of the Animals

October 8 During Worship

Bring your furry (or scaly or feathery) friends for a special service of thanking God for the precious pets and animals in our lives. Please make sure they are leashed or caged appropriately. Pastor Jana will go around the sanctuary to give each animal a special blessing.

Visit the Holy Land with Pastor Jana

January 23 - February 1, 2024

Click HERE for the Registration & Information Webpage

Prepare to say, "Oh, I get it!" over and over again! Your mind will be blown, your heart will be warmed, and your eyes will be opened as you see the places where Jesus and his disciples walked, healed, and taught. Join Pastor Jana to experience the rich history, stunning archeological sites, the taste of hummus and baklava and other wonderful food, insightful discussions about the Bible, and meet the cultures and people of Israel. Visit Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Galilee, Cana, Nazareth, the Garden of Gethsemane, the River Jordan, the Mount of Olives, Jericho and many other sites. It will be a great adventure!

Church Renovation Update

The week of September 11 an abatement team will be removing all the asbestos in the church. We are planning for renovations to begin the week of the September18th. We will be worshiping in the Fellowship Hall until renovations in the Sanctuary, Sunday School, office, and bathrooms are being completed.

The pod in the parking lot houses the old pews until they are sold. The pews were removed due to water damage and for asbestos abatement. If you would like to purchase a pew please let Tim Daughtrey know. The current plan is to replace the old pews with new ones.

If you have any input about the renovations please let the renovation team know. The members of the team are:

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

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

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.
Please Pray for:
  • Nancy Benkelman
  • Sharon Chang
  • Mike Todd
  • Katy Ebert
  • Gloria Mills
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Sharon Hutchens
  • Ronnie Hutchens
  • Margaret Richardson
  • Edwin Youngblood
  • Jana & Ray Ono - New grandbaby!