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Dido United Methodist Church

September 8, 2022

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

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

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179



Back to Church Celebration

Sunday, September 18

Now, more than ever, people need Jesus and a caring community where they can belong, grow and flourish. This September, we would love for you to come back to church and bring your friends to church as we all recommit ourselves to worshipping God together in church after summer events. The choir will sing. There will be a potluck lunch. YOU can reconnect with others and with Jesus!  It’s time to love again, serve again, and HOPE again.

Dido's Annual Golf Tournament

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 and bring items for silent auction gift baskets to the church. Ask local restaurants, stores, or service providers for gift certificates or donations or donate some funds to help. Please let Lisa Mellott know what items you are bringing.
  • 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!

Administrative Board Meeting

THIS Sunday, September 11 after Worship

Snack Pack Packing

October 2

We will be packing snack packs together on Oct. 1 for hungry children from Eagle Mountain Elementary School to eat on the weekends. After worship, stick around and help us pack!

Upcoming Choir Rehearsals & Performances

New singers are ALWAYS welcome!

Rehearsals (10-11:30 am in the Dido Sanctuary): Sept 10, Sept 17, Oct 8, Nov 5, Nov 12, Nov 19, Nov 26, Dec 3,

Dec 10

Performances: Sept 18, Oct 9, Nov 20, Dec 11

Animal Blessing Sunday

October 23

Bring your furry friends, scaly sidekicks, aquatic acquaintances, and other pls of the animal kingdom as we have a worship service to celebrate some of our most important buddies! All we ask is they be on a leash or in a cage. Barking, meowing, slithering, and other such noises will be completely acceptable!

Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audience) Why should they care? (Benefit) What do I want them to do here? (Call-to-Action)

Create a great offer by adding words like "free" "personalized" "complimentary" or "customized." A sense of urgency often helps readers take an action, so think about inserting phrases like "for a limited time only" or "only 7 remaining"!

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.

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from Dido UMC!!
All Church Reminders: Text @didoc to 81010 Click HERE to watch instructions!
Youth Group Reminders: Text @8chk99 to 81010
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 Richards