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Dido United Methodist Church February 1, 2023

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

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

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179

www.didoumc.com

didoumchurch@gmail.com

Children's Valentine's Event

Saturday, February 10, 12-2:15 pm

Children will be creating Valentine's crafts and cards and then taking them to a local Nursing Home and handing them out to residents. Children and their parents are welcome to attend either or both times.

12 - 1 pm - Making cards

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Passing cards out at the nursing home

Ashes to Go in the Park

February 14, 9 am - 11 am

The Trails at Eagle Mountain Park

On Ash Wednesday we confront our own mortality and confess our sins before God and within the community to faith in the light of God's redeeming love in Jesus Christ. Join Dido for the imposition of ashes as we begin Lent well. Since Ash Wednesday is on Valentine's Day and because we want to be a church offering God to our community, we're inviting you to come to the park to receive your ashes and we would also love to have your help placing ashes on foreheads, praying, and delivering flyers about ashes and Lent to folks at Eagle Mountain State Park under the pavilion.

Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark

Ladies' Retreat

February 17, 10 am - 4 pm

Steve Langford (a retired United Methodist Pastor) will share with us the highlights of his book on Mark. The book follows the journey of Jesus' first disciples, tracing how they moved from being blind to being able to see. It unpacks Jesus's teachings to explain what being a follower of Jesus entails. He will describe to us the discipleship journey of moving from how the world trained us to think to living in the ways of God that Jesus taught.

All Church Potluck

Chili Cook Off - Feb. 25 after worship

Sign Up to Enter the Chili Contest & Bring Other items by clicking this link.

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F44AFA62BAAF5CF8-47635122-dido


If you don't have the time to contribute, no problem! Come eat anyway! Let's Fellowship!

Easter Carnival

Saturday, February 23, 11-1

It’s Time to Prepare for our Annual Easter Carnival

We will need the help of the entire congregation to get ready and to serve on that day. We need game leaders, people to prepare and serve food, Easter Baskets, and kids (lots of kids)!

Click HERE to sign up on Sign Up Genius.

Choir Practices & Performances

Saturday Practices: Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 24, Mar. 2, Mar. 9, Mar. 16, Mar. 23, Mar. 30, Apr. 13, Apr. 20


Performances: Feb. 11, Mar. 31 (Easter), Apr. 21

Sunday Morning Breakfast Sign Up

Below is a link to the Sunday Morning Breakfast sign up. We invite you to create an account in and use SignUpGenius. It is fast and easy to do. If you prefer to avoid technology all together, you can see Robin Harris and sign up for breakfast that way. We never turn any volunteers away!


Sign Up to Make Breakfast By Clicking HERE!

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 30 snack packs per week. Our next snack pack packing Sunday will be in January.

Yaukani United Methodist Church Update

Our Sister Church in Nigeria

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

  • Paid the pastor's salary for Oct., Nov., & Dec. of 2023
  • 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!)

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!

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

Reading the Old Testament

Through Jewish Eyes

Wednesday Bible Study on Zoom

11 am every Wednesday

(Directions for joining Zoom are in this newsletter)

No Study on Feb. 7


The book, by Rabbi Evan Moffic, is available on Amazon and Kindle.

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 Robin Harris (Nurture Chair) 817 909-5473, robin_b_harris@yahoo.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:
  • Sharon Chang
  • Mike Todd
  • Katy Ebert
  • Gloria Mills
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Ronnie Hutchens
  • Margaret Richardson
  • Nancy Benkelman
  • Gail Collins
  • Claire Athy