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Dido United Methodist Church May 9, 2024

Weekly News

Sunday Worship:

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

5570 Dido Hicks Rd. Fort Worth, 76179



Mother's Day Celebration This Sunday!

May 12

Bring that special woman in your life who has mentored you and made a difference for you! We will have gifts and a message for all ladies.

All Church Game Night & Dinner

Friday, May 17

6:30 pm

At the home of Dan & Sharon Wallace

5980 Thurmond Sail Ct.

RSVP to Marianne Wiggins - 817 939-3422

Graduation Sunday

May 19 During Worship

Each year Dido celebrates our graduating seniors. High School graduates receive a $500 scholarship and college graduates receive a study bible. We have three high school graduates this year. Max Ring, Tyler Snyder, and Tanner Snyder. In addition, Abby Ring is graduating with a Master's Degree. Come celebrate with us!

Vacation Bible School


July 22 - July 25

We are preparing for VBS this summer and need all the servants we can get. We need people to decorate, prepare food, shepherd the children, lead music, lead stations, and all sorts of other things. Please use this Sign Up Genius to volunteer.

Children, age 4 - 6th grade are welcome to participate. Sign your child up by clicking HERE.

Purchase a Pew Bible in Honor or Memory of Someone

There are still bibles available for purchase at $20 each. Please choose a bible without a name plate from a pew and bring it to Marianne Wiggins in order to purchase it and have your name plate placed inside.

Choir Practices & Performances

Saturday Practices: May 11, May 18, June 1, June 8, June 16, June 22

Performances: May 19, June 23

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!

Dido Administrative Council

May 19, After Worship

East District Conference

May 19, 4:30 pm

Martin United Methodist

Central Texas Annual Conference

June 9-11

FUMC Round Rock

2024 General Conference Information

Click on the links to see changes made at General Conference this year!

  • Central Texas Conference Info - Click Here to be taken to our Annual Conference website information about General Conference
  • Resource UMC General Conference Website - Click Here to be taken to the General Conference website which has lots of news and information about what happened this year.

Central Texas Conference Information

Shortly after being assigned as the episcopal leader of the North and Central Texas Conferences Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. began to work with clergy and lay leaders of both conferences to determine how to best move our disciple-making mission forward in the short- and long-term. Click Here to find out all about it. 

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.

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 and we sent money for the fifth year in March, 2024.
  • Felicia Bitrus, pictured above, passed away from cancer in February, 2024. We sent funds to help with her hospital bills and pay for her burial.

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

Moses: In the Footsteps of a Reluctant Prophet

Wednesday Bible Study on Zoom

Begins Wednesday, May 8 at 11 am

(Directions for joining Zoom are in this newsletter)

The book, by Adam Hamilton, 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:
  • Kristin Nutter
  • Robert Keating
  • Marilyn Crane
  • Sharon Chang
  • Katy Ebert
  • Gloria Mills
  • Jenny Whitley
  • Ronnie Hutchens
  • Margaret Richardson
  • Gail Collins