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Dido United Methodist Church

February 2, 2023

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

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

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179



Start Learning and Growing More in 2023!

Dido offers several ways to learn more about the Bible and Christ. You're invited to attend any of these ongoing studies:

Sunday School

We have 2 Sunday School classes that meet each Sunday at 9:15 am. Both classes welcome you any Sunday!

  • Perennials - Led by Gail Collins using the Adult Bible Studies United Methodist Curriculum and meets in the classroom just behind the sanctuary.
  • Led by Pastor Jana and goes through the various books of the Bible by reading and discussing them. Meets in the Fellowship Hall.

Wednesday Zoom Bible Study

The Zoom Bible Study meets on Zoom each Wednesday at 11 am and is currently studying 1 John. Directions for joining this ongoing Bible Study in Zoom are in this newsletter.

Staff Parish Relations Meeting

Feb. 5, After Worship

All those on SPR will meet in the Sunday School room after worship.

Upcoming Choir Rehearsals & Performances

New singers are ALWAYS welcome!

Rehearsals (10-11:30 am in the Dido Sanctuary): Feb. 18, Feb. 25, Mar. 4, Mar. 11, Mar. 18, Mar. 25, Apr 1, Apr 8

Performances: Feb. 26, Mar. 19, Apr. 9 (Easter Sunday)

Ash Wednesday Worship

February 22, 6 pm

You're invited to the service which begins the season of Lent. We will prepare ourselves for this season with the imposition of ashes and reminding ourselves of our need for our Savior.

Ladies' Retreat

March 11, 9:30 am - 4 pm

Dido UMC Fellowship Hall

Dare to Follow: The Female Disciples of Christ

All ladies are invited to this day of learning, games, gifts, worship, and fun led by Rev. Mary Gean Cope.

It’s Time to Prepare for our Annual Easter Carnival

The Carnival will be April 1st, 11am - 1pm and we will need the help of the entire congregation to get ready and to serve on that day. There are Easter eggs in the entry way of the church that need to be filled with individually wrapped candy and we will need Easter baskets to give away as prizes.


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.

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
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 - 1 John - 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.

Coordinators are Needed

Being the church takes a team! We are in need of folks to coordinate the following Dido activities.

  • Organize Communion on the first Sunday of each month
  • Recruit ushers and greeters and organize their training
  • Change the paraments and banners and other decorations in the sanctuary to fit each worship season
  • Update the church website by communicating with our website developer
  • Coordinate Samaritan House Dinners each quarter
  • Organize the packing of snack packs and their delivery to the elementary school
  • Assist the church treasurer through using the computer to enter invoices and deposits into the church portal
  • Organize fellowship for the men of Dido

If you have questions or are interested in serving please let Pastor Jana know.

Community Link Food Pantry

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

Click Here to Volunteer!

Please Pray for:
  • Sharon Chang
  • Mike Todd
  • Katy Ebert
  • Chuck Ebert
  • Gloria Mills
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Ronnie Hutchens
  • Sharon Hutchens
  • Margaret Richardson
  • Marianne Wiggins