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Dido United Methodist Church

June 2, 2022

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

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

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179



Upcoming Choir Rehearsals & Performances

New singers are ALWAYS welcome!

Rehearsals (10-11:30 am in the Dido Sanctuary): June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2

Performances:  June 12, July 3, July 31

Visit from Dido's District Superintendent

June 5, 1 pm

The ENTIRE congregation is invited to come hear Rev. Philip Rhoades, our North District Superintendent, as he answers questions, shares information, and helps us discern and pray.

Please Note: If you cannot attend in person, the meeting will also be on Zoom. (Directions below in this newsletter.) We hope to also record it.

Conference Offering for Ukraine

June 12

The Annual Conference offering this year will go to help Ukraine. To date, our Conference has raised over $25000! With your help we can make even more of a difference in the lives of the people of Ukraine. For more information and to read stories on how your gifts are being, used please click here: https://umcmission.org/umcor/ukraine/

All Church Town Hall Discussion

June 12, after worship

Please join us as we discuss, ask questions, and get up to date on everything we heard from the District Superintendent. We need your input so please come!

Annual Conference

June 12-14, FUMC Fort Worth

Every year the Central Texas Conference gathers with representatives of both clergy and laity. We vote on the Conference budget, hear stories of what is happening around the conference, listen to teaching and preaching, worship together, celebrate ordinations of new clergy and retirements of other clergy. This year's lay representative for Dido UMC is Lisa Mellott, our Administrative Board Chair, and, of course, Pastor Jana will be there. If you would like to attend or just listen in you are always welcome. You don't have to register, simply tune into the Central Texas Annual Conference Facebook Page where it will be live or come by the church where it's being held. You will learn a LOT about the United Methodist Church! See more information here: https://www.ctcumc.org/AC22

Ladies, Bake Sweet Treats for Father's Day!

June 19 During Worship

Ladies, our gift to the men of Dido on Father's Day will be home baked desserts. Please bring desserts to give to the men to celebrate the many ways they care for us and love us! We'll give them out during worship. Cupcakes, bags of a few cookies, brownies, individual pies...etc. It's our way of saying thank you to the men! 

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.

New Adult Sunday School Class
All are invited!
Every Sunday - 9:15 -10:15 - In the Fellowship Hall
Our first study will be taught by Pastor Jana and we'll be reading the Gospel of Mark. Please bring your Bibles and your questions!
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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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
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 welcome and your choice. If you would like to wear 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
  • 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 help 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 Scott Ogden (Trustees Chair) 817 773-7870, 1-5ogden@att.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

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
  • Rick Landmon
  • Gloria Mills
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Cindy Heyland
  • Claire Athy
  • Our brothers and sisters and the children in Uvalde
  • Russia & Ukraine