It is time to call the church and reserve a date to place flowers in the Sanctuary! This year, the church will place your flower order for you.

The Chamber Choir of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi will be in concert Thursday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in our sanctuary. Please mark your calendars for what promises to be a wonderful evening of music.

This Sunday, March 25, we will have an Easter egg hunt for children nursery - 6th grade. The hunt will be during the Sunday School hour, 9 a.m..

Starting this week, the lower parking lot will be blocked off. We are in the process of getting a new roof on the Education Wing. The lower parking lot will be blocked off next week also. 

Methodist Monday Meals’ Quarterly Meeting will be Monday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room.

Be a part of making recycling more convenient in Dyer County. Come to a meeting of Dyer County Recycles on March 27, Tuesday, at the Professional Development Center, 305 College St., Dyersburg, TN at 7:00 pm. Please enter through the door to the left.

As you know, the United Methodist Church uses color to mark important events in the life of the church. At a recent meeting of the Worship Team, it was suggested that it might be helpful and meaningful to have a reminder of the significance of the different colors we use.

Mark your calendars for March 21st Salt & Light! Our speaker will be Daphne Moses. She is an Associate Pastor at Northside Methodist Church in Jackson. She has been to Tanzania many times over the last few years to work with our missionaries Eric and Liz Soard. During Salt and Light, Daphne will share some of her experiences from working in Tanzania.


There is a group of men and women who play pickleball on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center Gym. If you would like to join in the fun, please call Patti Lou Parker at 285-4794 or 334-3313 for more

Sunday, March 11, the time changes. Don’t forget to set your clocks forward an hour before you go to bed Saturday night.

It is time to order your Easter Lilies! Each lily will cost $20. If you are purchasing more than one lily in honor of or in memory of someone, please use a separate order form for each lily. Order forms are available in the church office. If you have questions, please contact Jodie Bevis or Dakota Hill.

On Easter morning the Flowering Cross will bloom with flowers. Please bring fresh cut flowers or fresh cut bouquets from the store on Sunday, April 1, for the Flowering Cross.

Thursday, March 29, Maundy Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 30, Good Friday, 6:30 p.m.

While you are looking forward to the warm days of summer and making plans for your children’s activities, don’t forget our United Methodist camp, Lakeshore. Lakeshore is for kids from seven-years-old through Senior High School. There are also specialty camps. For years, Dyersburg FUMC has encouraged our kids to attend Lakeshore by paying $100 toward the camp fee.

Every Sunday after the 10:00 morning service in the Chapel.

The Upward season ended with our last games last week and our celebration on Sunday afternoon. All the teams and coaches were recognized, and then we were entertained by “Gutsy, the Flying Fox.” Gutsy did flips while dunking baskets and all sorts of incredible feats. While Gutsy was changing his costume, his wife reminded us what Upward is all about.

- Lenten Midday Prayer with Lunch to follow in Fellowship Hall, each Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. (suggested $5 donation for lunch)

Thanks to your generosity, 191 bags of food were given to households in need in 2017. Please continue to watch “The Word” for food items that are needed. In addition to placing food items in bins located around the church, monetary contributions to the “Food Pantry Fund” allow for the purchase of food items to keep the Food Pantry well-stocked. 


-When a member of your family is admitted to the hospital.

-When there is a death in your family.

The first Sunday of Lent this year falls on February 18th. If your Sunday School class or other Christian formation class is interested in a Lenten Study, please call Patti Lou Parker at 285-4794 or 285-6429

This year our Upward Celebration will be on Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The entertainment will be provided by Gusty the Flying Fox. Sounds like a lot of fun!

 Upcoming events: 

- Middle School Bible Study February 1st. 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at the home of Justin and Allison Schroeder

Thursday, February 8th @ Noon—Fellowship Hall
Light Lunch Provided ($5.00 donation appreciated) Transition Ladies will provide a musical program.

Our Communion Offering this Sunday will support Operation 20/20. Based at Emmanuel UMC the volunteers take our old glasses and sunglasses, clean, repair, and grade them so they can be sent out with international mission teams. Then the miracles happen.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Rust College A Cappella Choir performance on Saturday, January 27, has been canceled.

Sunday the Tanzanian Mission Team will sell Sausage and Biscuits in the Fellowship Hall before Sunday School. All proceeds from the Sausage and Biscuit Breakfast will go towards sending FUMC's Mission Team to Tanzania in July.


Start date has been moved to January 31st.

When Salt and Light resumes, we will have a new way of collecting money for the meal. We will have a flat rate of $5 for the main meal and a flat rate of $1 for pizza.

Mission Blitz 2018 Saturday, May 5th.

Called Charge Conference for Candidacy of John Andrew Fisher and Dakota Hill... Please join us for a special Called Charge Conference on February 12, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Our FUMC Charge Conference will discuss and affirm our Staff-Parish Committee’s recommendation’s of John Andrew Fisher and Dakota Hill as a Candidate for Ministry in the United Methodist Church.

The Prayer Quilt Ministry will meet Wednesday, January 17 at 9 a.m. 

For 2018-2019 School Year Registration for church members will begin January 16. Registration for currently enrolled students begins on January 22.

The Dyersburg/Dyer County Unit of the Salvation Army so appreciates the members of Dyersburg First United Methodist Church who gave their time and energy to ring the bell at Kroger the weekends before Christmas. The Red Kettle drive is the primary fundraiser for the year.

We will not have Sunday School this Sunday, January 14, due to the lack of heat in parts of the church building.

Please stay tuned to find out if we will have Sunday School on January 21st. 

Deer Run Parent/Student Meeting- January 14th 5:30 PM in the FLC.

High School Bible Study will resume January 15 . 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm at the home of Scott and Deana Self.

Middle School Bible Study will launch January 18th. 6:30 pm-7:30 pm at the home of Justin and Allison Schroeder

Spring Break Mission Meeting coming in February!

The Rust College A’Cappella Choir will perform Saturday, January 27, at 6:30 p.m. in our sanctuary. Join us to hear this world renowned choir perform a program of beautiful and inspiring music. A love offering will be taken. 

Handbell Choir will resume on Wednesday, January 24th

Bring your canned drink tabs to the basket in the Sellers class. 

If Dyersburg City Schools are closed due to bad weather, there will be no Salt and Light. 

Now is the time to start looking at your calendar and thinking about what you have coming up this year at the church. Please don’t wait until after your group or event meets to get on the calendar.

There will be a Christmas Eve Service in the Sanctuary at 6:00 P.M. The communion offering will benefit the Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.

Salt & Light will resume Wednesday, January 24th. 

Team Members: Mandy Yates Conti, Steven Conti, Jacob Stewart, Mary Beth Gentry, Laura Gentry, Sara White, Ed White, and Simon Christiansen 

Upward games will begin on Thursday, January 4. There will be practices on the nights of Monday, January 1, and Tuesday, January 2.

The Family Life Center will be closed from Monday, December 18 , until Tuesday, January 2.

Third Sunday Communion for the month of December will be observed Sunday, December 17, in the chapel at 8:50 a.m. before Sunday School. 

Methodist Monday Meals’ Quarterly Meeting will be Monday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the conference room.

There is a new Sunday School class in the works! It will be a College and Career class. There will be an informational meeting on Sunday, December 17th during the Sunday School hour. The meeting/class will be held in the associate pastor's office. Anyone interested is invited to attend. 

December 13 at 5:45pm in the Fellowship Hall

Speaker: Neel Durbin 

Caterer: French’s Catering

We will have a potluck breakfast the morning of Sunday, December 17, at 8:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Please be thinking about your favorite breakfast dish you would like to share with the congregation. You can bring it with you at 8:30 that morning. 

December 3rd - UMYF 5:30pm - 7:30pm, permission forms for Winter Xtreme will go home 

December 6th - Dayspring 6:30pm - 7:30pm