I am praying for our students and teachers as they navigate this new and potentially confusing school year. 

This week in our C.S. Lewis study we will be looking at Surprised by Joy

Life can be crazy, and sometimes it can be hard. But no matter what’s happening around us, we can rest in the promises of God’s Word. Like we read in 1 Peter 2:9, ‘God chose you to be his people. You are royal priests.

Worship Guide for Wednesday, August 12th 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family,

I write to update you on the Back to Worship Team meeting held on Sunday evening, August 9, and the decision that was approved by our Church Council on Monday evening, August 10.

After much prayer and consideration, we are pleased to share that our first day of in-person worship will be this Sunday, August 16.

Dear Dyersburg FUMC, 

I hope that by now you have received the news that our first Sunday of resumed in-person worship is this Sunday, August 16. I am looking forward to seeing those of you who choose to join us on Sunday in the sanctuary, and I also want to affirm those of you who are not comfortable returning right now. Staying home and worshiping online is a faithful response to all that is happening in our world right now, and we will be glad to welcome you virtually into our sanctuary. 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

Bright lights, a large stage, a microphone that's turned on, a few steps to (hopefully) not trip on ... in a cavernous void. You might be trying to figure out what in the world I'm talking about. Well, this is what Sunday mornings have looked like for the past several months. A vast, empty room with only myself, Mary Beth, Sarah, Claire, and David (except you can't see David because he's hiding in the video recording booth) present. To say this gives you a strange feeling would be an understatement. 

Thanks to everyone coming out for Popsicles and Prayers this past Sunday! I hope all of our youth, children, and teachers have a great school year! 

This week in our C.S. Lewis study we will be looking at Surprised by Joy

Emily 

Who made you? Yep! God made you! Ephesians 2:10 tells us that you are God’s handiwork. That means that you are God’s masterpiece. You are His BEST work of art— amazingly and wonderfully made! And you know what? He created you to do good things. So, this week, when you’re having fun playing soccer, building, drawing,

Evening Prayer Guide for August 5th.

Dear Dyersburg FUMC, 

During the month of August we will be immersing ourselves in the stories of Jesus found in Matthew’s gospel. Last week we watched as Jesus fed a multitude with five loaves of bread and two fish, and this Sunday we will see Jesus stride across the sea to reach his disciples (yes, the same story from the same Gospel that we read together on Senior Sunday!).

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest, Sun, moon and stars in their courses above, Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love. 

"Great is Thy faithfulness!" "Great is Thy faithfulness!"
Morning by morning new mercies I see; All I have needed Thy hand hath provided - "Great is Thy faithfulness," Lord, unto me! 

Hey KidMin Families! 

This Month: 

Indescribable - Your Creator has No Limits! 

The Connection Between Creativity And God's Character, As Shown Through God's Big Story! 

This Sunday, August 9, tune into virtual worship to see the Senior Slideshow put together by Leah Wagner. 

We will also thank our teachers and do the blessing of the back packs as a part of this week’s service. 

This month’s communion offering will benefit the New Life Union Mission program called Weekend Food for Kids. This program reaches out through local schools to offer meals to children in our community who would not otherwise have enough food over the weekend. 

Identifying children in need is accomplished by the faculty and staff of the schools. Each week a group of volunteers pack the bags with easy to prepare foods,

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

O God, Our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Our shelter from the stormy blast, And our eternal home! 

Isaac Watts, the composer of the beloved hymn O God, Our Help in Ages Past was considered the father of English Hymnody. Watts was born on July 17, 1674 in Southampton, England. Watts contributed thousands of hymns to the Church. At a young age, Watts was concerned with the low ebb of church music; ponderous psalms were sung.

This week’s topic:
MERE CHRISTIANITY
Starting this month through August, we will host our first round of youth small groups! This will include time to catch up, play a game, and dive into the Word all while being safe! 

If you are interested in being a co-leader or signing up youth, please contact me at 319-795-6263 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer is drawing to a close and school is just around the corner. Are you and yours ready for it? 

Family Quest 2020 Schedule
7/31 -
Drive-In Movie @ 8pm—Trolls: World Tour 

Evening Prayer Guide for July 22nd

At the end of his life, John Wesley did two things that have stood out to me as long as I have been a pastor. Six days before his death, the last letter John Wesley would write was addressed to William Wilberforce. Wilberforce was a Methodist, a member of the British Parliament, and the primary British voice of opposition against the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. At great risk to his own personal standing, Wesley had spoken out forcibly against slavery, repeatedly referring to the slave trade as the “execrable sum of all villainies.” Wesley wrote saying, 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim thru this barren land;
I am weak, but Thou art mighty – hold me with Thy powerful hand. Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven, feed me till I want no more, feed me till I want no more. 

Starting this month through August, we will host our first round of youth smallgroups!
This will include time to catch up, play a game, and dive into the Word all while being safe! 

If you are interested in being a co-leader or signing up youth, please contact me at 319-795- 6263 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer is drawing to a close and school is just around the corner. Are you and yours ready for it? 

Family Quest 2020 Schedule 7/24 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm - Sing 

7/31 - Drive-In Movie @ 8pm—Trolls: World Tour 

Evening Prayer Guide for July 15th.

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

This Sunday, July 19, will be our last Sunday in our short sermon series about Christian freedom from Paul’s letter to the Galatians. If you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to take some time before Sunday to read the letter in its entirety. It is a beautiful reminder of the grace with which God has saved us through Jesus Christ, and the freedom that Christ’s salvation gives us to be in grace-filled relationships with each other.

Starting this month through August, we will host our first round of youth small groups! This will include time to catch up, play a game, and dive into the Word all while being safe! 

If you are interested in being a co-leader or signing up youth, please contact me at 319-795- 6263 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are praying for each and everyone of you and hope you are enjoying the summer and time together. 

Family Quest 2020 Schedule 

7/17 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm - Aladdin (newest) 7/24 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm - Sing
7/31 -
KidMin Picnic (details next week) 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

I pray that everyone had a safe and relaxing holiday weekend, and that you have been refreshed and renewed by God’s Holy Spirit! 

Several weeks ago, I was invited to be part of a conversation around a helpful and healing community response to the pain and struggle evident in our community after the murder of George Floyd. That night I had the honor and joy of meeting other pastors, church leaders, and community leaders. At the time of the meeting, the conveners shared their intention to create an event that would call Christians in Dyersburg and Dyer County to witness to the unity in Christ bought for us by the death and resurrection of Jesus. 

FAREWELL AND GODSPEED TO WILL 

It was the Staff Parish Relations Committee’s intent to host a Reception for Rev. Will Clark before he left for his new appointment. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions currently in place, we do not feel this will be possible. 

Will is scheduled to lead our church service on July 26th and moving day is July 28 . As such, the committee provides the following options that you may wish to consider in lieu of a reception. 

FUMC Food Pantry Update 

Thanks to your monetary and food/personal hygiene donations to the Food Pantry and to the FUMC volunteers who work in the Assistance Program, needy people in our community continue to receive food, personal hygiene items, a Bible and The Upper Room. Consequently, there are ongoing needs to keep the bags filled. 

Currently, the following items are in short supply:

KidMin Korner 

We are praying for each and everyone of you and hope you are enjoying the summer and time together. 

Family Quest 2020 Schedule 7/10 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm 

7/17 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm
7/24 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm
7/31 - KidMin Picnic (more details to come!) 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC, 

Do you remember the joy that new school supplies brought you when it was time to start a new school year? Do you remember the smell of a box of crayons and a brand new notebook full of possibilities? 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

How Beautiful, Our Spacious Skies 

How beautiful, our spacious skies, our amber waves of grain;
our purple mountains as they rise above the fruitful plain. America! America! God's gracious gifts abound,
and more and more we're grateful for life's bounty all around. 

KidMin Korner Family Quest 2020 Schedule 

7/3 - No Event! Enjoy time with your families! 

7/10 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm
7/17 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm
7/24 - Drive-In Movie @ 8 pm 

7/31 - KidMin Picnic (more details to come!) 

Worship Guide for June 24th

‘Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth unmoved can stand, Build your hopes on things eternal, 

Hold to God’s unchanging hand. Hold to his hand, God’s unchanging hand; Hold to his hand, God’s unchanging hand. 

Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God’s unchanging hand.’ 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’
My life flows on in endless song; above earth’s lamentation,
I catch the sweet, though far off hymn that hails a new creation.

For the whole month of July, the Youth and KidMin are going to have a joint event that will serve as a Back-2- School event. We are working diligently on all the details and hope to have the information for you soon so that you and your families will plan to join us. 

Link to Worship Guide

Dear Dyersburg FUMC, 

I am looking forward to seeing many of you on Sunday as we return to our building for in-person worship! And I also write to affirm those of you who are not comfortable returning right now. Staying home and worshiping online is a faithful response to all that is happening in our world right now, and we will be glad to welcome you virtually into our sanctuary. 

Originally written in 1899, the verses of this poem-turned- hymn was written in opposite order. I invite you to read this poem as it is printed here. May the Holy Spirit speak to you through the words of this hymn. Grace and peace, Dakota 

God of our weary years, God of our silent tears, Thou who has brought us thus far on the way; Thou who has by Thy might, Led us into the light, Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
Lest our feet stray from the places,

As we get closer to Father’s Day, I’ve been thinking of some of the memories that I share with my dad. One particular Father’s Day that stands out to me is Father’s Day 2008. That June, Iowa experienced some of the worst flooding Iowa’s ever seen. In fact at the time it was often referred to as “Iowa’s Katrina.” Houses were destroyed, and crops (corn) were washed out. As a young individual living on a town right on the Mississippi River, I remember driving by and seeing a whole park flooded in the town north of mine. 

KidMin Korner Family Quest 2020 Schedule

For the whole month of July, the Youth and KidMin are going to have a joint event that will serve as a Back-2- School event. We are working diligently on all the details and hope to have the information for you soon so that you and your families will plan to join us. 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

I hope that by now you have had the opportunity to read the letter and/or watch the video that were sent on Monday, and that you have responded to the Back to Worship survey that you also received on that day. While we don’t want to inconvenience you, your prompt response will help the team prepare for our first Sunday back in the sanctuary for in-person worship.

Here are the lyrics of the first song we sang this past Sunday. 

All who love and serve your city, all who bear its daily stress, all who cry for peace and justice, all who curse and all who bless: 

In your day of loss and sorrow, in your day of helpless strife, honor, peace, and love retreating, 

There are lots of exciting things for our youth group! This week the youth group is meeting for our first social distancing picnic. 

Also a new set of Youth CEB Bibles have arrived for the youth room. 

Thank you to everyone for praying for our youth at this time. The support for our youth group has been wonderful. 

KidMin Korner 

Hello Families! 

I wanted to share with you the updated schedule for this summer of events. We are planning a few larger scale activities for July but will finish the details before sharing them fully with you. 

Worship Guide PDF