Administrative Board Meeting
THIS SUNDAY - January 23, 2022
11:45 am after worship
All are invited and encouraged to attend!
Approve our leaders for 2022, approve the 2022 budget, and make important plans for the new year.
Snack Pack Packing
January 30
After worship in the Fellowship Hall
Help us pack snacks for the children of Eagle Mountain Elementary School to have food on weekends! It only takes 30 minutes of your time and is for a GREAT cause!
Choir Rehearsals & Performances
New singers are ALWAYS welcome!
Saturday, Feb. 5 - 10-11:30 am
Performance - Feb. 6 - Meet at 9:45 am in the Sanctuary
Upcoming Easter Rehearsals: Saturdays 10-11:30 am on March 5, 12, 26, Apr. 2, 9, 16
Easter Sunday Performance - April 17
Ladies' Retreat
Small Things - Making a Difference Right Where You Are
Saturday, February 12
10 am - 3 pm - Lunch Provided
Wouldn't you like to live an abundant and incredibly meaningful life finding beauty and laughter in all the small things right beneath the surface of every moment? Many of us think life is about the big things, but the substance of life is found in between those big things. A little attention to the small things in life, including friendships and the parts of you that may feel broken, can make a huge difference in something many of us struggle with: a deep sense of contentment and even joy.
You're invited for food, discussion, games, worship, and music as Teresa Cochran shares insights from Melanie Shankle's book: Church of the Small Things.
New Adult Sunday School Class Forming
All are invited!
First Sunday - February 20
9 am - Gathering, coffee, chat
9:15 -10:15 - Class
The first class will be led by Pastor Jana and be a meet and greet with devotion time.
Ladies' Walk to Emmaus Retreat
March 3-6, Cost: $175
Glen Lake Camp, Glen Rose Texas
Two of our Dido Ladies (Claire Athy & Marianne Wiggins) are helping lead this Walk and would like to invite any woman who has not yet attended a Walk to Emmaus to attend. The retreat runs from Thursday afternoon through Sunday afternoon and consists of 15 talks, discussions, food, surprise gifts, and fun where God is the center and the goal is for you to grow closer in your walk with God. Please contact Pastor Jana if you have questions or would like to attend. This retreat is by far the most uplifting and life changing time you will ever take part in.
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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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.
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 3 and over to get their Covid-19 vaccines!
  • Please be advised most adults of Dido UMC have been vaccinated, but not all.
  • Masks are encouraged. 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 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
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 - Frequency - 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.
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:
  • Mike Todd
  • Katy Ebert (Covid)
  • Rick Landmon
  • Gloria Mills
  • The people of Tonga