SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2019, The Scripture will be: Luke 21:5-19, and the Sermon title is "BAD NEWS/GOOD NEWS!" Come and enjoy Fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ and grow in your relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors!
COOKIES FOR OUR TROOPS 2019 Central Texas Conference (CTC) once will again sponsor a mission project for the churches of the CTC to bake cookies that were to be delivered to the troops for Christmas. The Cookies were delivered to one of the Drop Off Sites listed below on Monday December 16 and they were delivered to the Air Force Base on Tuesday December 17. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT ARE GOING TO PARTICIPATE!! Rev. Bob Murchison headed this project up for two years and died in June of last year. This last year 2018 we loaded 421 Boxes (842 Dozen) at Dublin FUMC and delivered them to Dyes AFB in Abilene as in previous years. The following churches brought their cookies to FUMC Dublin: FUMC Dublin; Comanche; Stephenville; DeLeon; Morgan Mill ; and Oakdale UMC; and Laurel Street UMC. The AFB thanked all for the tasty treats for the troops and for all the LOVE that they represent. THANK YOU!
In 2017, The Churches that brought Cookies to Dublin to be delivered to Dyes AFB in Abilene were: Cisco, Greens Creek, Hamilton, Stephenville First and Oakdale, Laurel St., Dublin First, Oglesby First, and Palo Pinto area churches. We delivered 283 boxes with 2 dozen per box so we delivered 566 dozen Cookies Tuesday about noon to the Air Base. Last years total count for the Conference was 8,575 dozen cookies were delivered! Each district Coordinator delivers the cookies to the assigned Air Force Base on Tuesday, December 18th. West District Drop-off sites: Brownwood Central UMC 1501 2nd St. Brownwood Dublin First UMC 630 Highland Ave. Dublin Graham FUMC 700 3rd St. Graham
The Boom Box Ministry is a way to keep our nursing home residents and shut-ins connected to the church. Each recipient of this ministry has been assigned their own boom box so that they can receive copies of the weekly sermon on CD and hear it at their convenience. We also send them the weekly bulletin as they can use this resource along with the sermon to feel that they are still involved in the weekly church services. These people are so thrilled to get a visit from someone and know that they have not been forgotten. We are currently in need of volunteers to visit the shut-ins and deliver their sermon CDs each week. Please prayerfully consider a commitment of offering your time to brighten someone else’s day. If you could volunteer for a week or month or even on a more permanent basis, it would be greatly appreciated. Just contact either Pastor Ken or let us know at the church office and we will set you up. It will bless these people greatly and you will find that it will bless you as well.
COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
The Community Food Pantry is a ministry of FUMC-Dublin, reaching out to the needy of the community. We have recently seen an increase in the number of families served each month. This important ministry is a vital part of our outreach program. Patrons can receive a generous assortment of dried and canned food items as well as vouchers for fresh milk at our local Brookshire Brothers grocery. The pantry is open M-Thursday, 9-12. Just come to the church office. Donations of food items such as rice, dried beans, pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, canned fruit, soup, macaroni and cheese are always needed as are monetary donations in order to continue to provide this much-needed service to our community.
The Community Table is another way that FUMC-Dublin has been ministering to the needy in our community. On the last Wednesday of each month we provide a nice meal free of charge, to anyone in the community who would like to attend. This is a way to help those who are finding it hard to stretch the food dollar at the end of the month before that next paycheck. We welcome everyone to come in for food and fellowship from 5:00-7:00.
First United Methodist Church of Dublin is a strong supporter of scouts and Scouting, participating in Scout Sunday and being current sponsor of the Dublin Cub Scout Pack 35, a role that the church has been proud to hold for many years. We provide the boys with a place to hold their meetings throughout the school year as well as other areas where we recognize scouting in the community.
We supply copies of the Upper Room devotionals to be passed out to area prison ministries. Also to the Golden Age Nursing Home in Dublin. The devotionals act as a source of education and comfort to a group of people who need to be assured that they are not forgotten.
We have ongoing Bible Studies for the men and women of the church. The different studies vary in length and duration and sometimes classes take a break for a few weeks and then they meet back again for a new study. Check it out!