DIDO News  5-16-2019

Help for Yaukani, Nigeria

As many of you know, the Nigerian village where Pastor Jana and her husband Sean visited back in November in order to dedicate their church was attacked by the Fulani Herdsmen.  The village, the newly built church, and the crops they depend on for their livelihood were all burned. Thank you to all of you who have extended your prayers to God for the people! Pastor Jana has sent a letter assuring the people that help is coming. They are currently sleeping at an elementary school and barely have enough food to make it through the end of this week.  As you can imagine, they have a long road of recovery ahead of them. They ran with only the clothes on their backs carrying children and the aged to safety. They have lost their material possessions and their homes as well as some of their friends and family.  If you are so inclined, Dido is taking up a collection for them.  The funds will go to meet immediate needs such as food, clothing, supplies, and seed for planting new crops.  You can make a check out to Dido and put "Nigeria" in the memo and put it in the offering this Sunday. 

We Need Help Serving at Samaritan House!
We need people to serve dinner at Samaritan House on the first Sunday of each month from 4:45-6 pm.  It usually takes 4 people and Samaritan House is located near Harris Hospital in downtown Fort Worth.  If you are interested in helping please let Chris Landmon or Pastor Jana know.  You can email Chris here.

Graduating Seniors Celebration Sunday - May 19th
We have 3 graduating seniors this year: Matt Kennedy, Lauren Mellott, and Jocelyn Wear. Join us as we celebrate their accomplishments!

Administrative Board Meeting: June 9, After Worship

Annual Conference: June 9-12
Annual Conference is the main decision body of the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church and Dido UMC is a part of that body.  We meet once every year in June.  If you are interested in learning more about the United Methodist Church, participating in great worship, and hearing how and why churches grow, please consider accompanying Pastor Jana to the Conference as the Dido UMC Lay Representative.  The Conference is in Arlington this year.

Youth Mission Trip: June 16-22
Support Our Local Food Pantry: Community Link
Please place your donations in the boxes near the church entrances. Items needed in May: Canned Vegetables

Serve Breakfast on Sunday!
As a tool to get people excited about attending Dido, and because we like to eat, Dido UMC serves breakfast each Sunday morning.  Please let us know if you're willing to bring a breakfast by emailing Arlene Pearcy by clicking here...arlenepearcy@icloud.com

Please Pray For: 
The People of Yaukani, Rick Landmon, Phil Watkins, Margaret Richardson, Mike Todd (liver cancer), Lonnie Smith (Teri Kennedy's brother has lung cancer)Gloria Mills

Pictures From the Mother's Day Brunch & Sunday Worship

Dido United Methodist Church, 5570 Dido Hicks Road, Fort Worth, TX 76179