September 4 – Registration opens

September 29 – Opening Ceremony at Okeena Park from 9:00 am-10:30 am

Get Ready! It’s Coming!
Genesis Sunday
A Church Wide celebration as we begin GIFT Growing IFaith Together

Please be aware it is our intent to begin repairs to the existing stairs on the north side of the education wing/ second floor beginning on Monday of this week.

Walk Across Tennessee is a team-based walking program. The teams are encouraged to cumulatively walk the equivalent of the length of Tennessee (about 500 miles) or more, over an eight-week period.

Wednesday, July 18th 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday, July 4th.
The church offices and Family Life Center will also be closed.
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Due to the fourth of July holiday, we will not have a Wednesday Kid’s Night on Wednesday, July 4.
The church offices and Family Life Center will also be closed.
Have a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, July 11th 5:30pm-7:00pm YMCA field behind FUMC

WaterSlides

Science Night will be on Wednesday, June 27th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in the Family Life Center. Join FUMC as the kids transform into scientist. Let us know you if can come This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Because of the equipment that is being used in the renovation work on the second floor of the Education Wing and in the kitchen, the Family Life Center parking lot is blocked. You will need to park in the spaces

As you know, we are once again hosting the YMCA Summer Camp in our Family Life Center (FLC). So far there are an average of 45 children a day attending the camp. These are children of working parents who need childcare during the summer months when school is out.

Church offices will be closed Monday May 28th, in honor of Memorial Day.

On behalf of the Worship Team, as we complete the Easter Cycle of the Christian year, (Lent-Easter- Pentecost), we wanted to continue our conversation about the changes you may notice in the colors used for the paraments and other decorations in the sanctuary in the coming weeks. 

The Chamber Choir of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christ had to cancel their upcoming performance on Thursday, May 17th

Auditions are being held for the newly formed Dyer County Children’s Chorale! Check this group out on Facebook at Dyer County Children’s Chorale or contact Dakota for more information. The Chorale is open to children in 3rd – 8th grade. 

The Mature Adults will have a luncheon this Thursday, May 10, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. Joy Willis and Cindy Shawver will be the program. 

The Family Life Center parking lot will be closed Wednesday night May 9th through Friday May 11th due to Preschool Field Day.

The deadline to turn in your $20 Men’s Softball League fee is Monday, May 21. You may turn your money in to Paul Stewart, Karen Kesterson in the main church building, or Patti Lou Parker in the Family Life Center.

As we have for several years now, we will host the YMCA Summer Camp in our Family Life Center building. This will not impede any church activities because the YMCA will work around our schedule.

Pool Party and Cookout Wendesday June 6th, 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Mission Blitz T-shirts can be picked up at the church Thursday until 4:00 p.m. or Friday until 12:00 p.m. or Saturday at the Mission Blitz Send-off at the park at 7:45 a.m. 

With summer upon us (hopefully), many of you will be involved in outdoor activities and sports. If you have been a couch potato all winter and spring, you need to get your body ready before you dive into something in which you will use muscles that aren’t ready for the stress that summer activities will put on them.

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT LAKESHORE SUMMER CAMPS CONTACT PATTI LOU PARKER AT 285-4794. 

Youth Sunday- April 29th Senior Sunday- May 13th 

DaySpring Summer Schedule 

June 13th Destination Unknown
June 27th Mini Mission Project

We have had enough players to play a few games, but we need more. Most of us have reached that age where we need to rest so more players would mean more games. I know there are folks out there who are planning to start playing because you have told me so.

This year, FUMC will host the first annual Music and Worship Arts Camp June 11th – 15th. This camp will be for rising 3rd – 6th graders and will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This is an exciting time to come to music camp!

Mark your calendars for April 29th. Whether your class has a 5th Sunday Social, Breakfast, or your normal Sunday School schedule, come hungry and ready for a tasty Sausage Biscuit to support our Tanzanian Mission team.

Saturday, April 28th 6:00-10:00 pm Family Living Center

Union Mission Festival of Songs will be hosted at First Baptist Church on Sunday, April 15, at 2:00 p.m. 

Salt & Light
Wednesday Nights
Next week, April 18th is the last one for this session

Mission Blitz - Saturday, May 5th. Join your Sunday School Class, or if you’d like to be placed with an FUMC team, call Brian or Ed at (731) 285-6454 

It is finally that time. If anyone is interested in playing, there will be a roster sign up page in the print room or you can contact Paul Stewart at (731) 445-8897. The cost will be $20 per person. 

April 29 - Youth Sunday
May 2 – Deadline for Senior pictures (submit 3-5 to the church for the senior video) May 13 - Senior Sunday (senior posters are due that day)

DaySpring will continue our regular schedule through the end of May. We will go to our summer schedule in June. Summer schedule will be sent out within the next couple weeks.

Several people have asked me about playing badminton or pickleball. There will be a meeting next Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center TV/ Couch Room to make plans to start playing on either Monday or Wednesday afternoons.

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.

PICKLEBALL

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.