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Our June communion offering will support United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Under its original name, The Methodist Committee on Overseas Relief (MCOR) was founded in 1940 by the Bishop Herbert Welch, in response to displaced and vulnerable populations in the wake of World War II. In his address at the General Conference that year, Bishop Welch stated that MCOR would serve as a “voice of conscience among Methodists to act in the relief of human suffering without distinction of race, color, or creed.” This mandate remains true to this day. The organization’s name was legally changed to The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) at the 1972 General Conference.

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family,
I am pleased to let you know that the Back to Worship Team—a group of 18 leaders in our church who are in conversation together about how we will return to in-person worship—is working diligently on our plans to return to worship on Sunday, June 21. While in the midst of this work, we are aware that June 21 is a tentative date given to us by Bishop Bill McAlilly and is subject to change. But, we are hopeful that we will once again be together in our sanctuary in just a few weeks. 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

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

Under the shadow of thy throne Thy saints have dwelt secure Sufficient is thine arm alone And our defense is sure 

I want to share a verse that, as a youth pastor I hear a lot, and it took on a new meaning this past week: 

Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teach- ing. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed—keep that dusted off and in use.” 

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Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

I am writing with hope that you had a safe, healthy, restful, and restorative holiday weekend! Thank you to everyone who maintained their patience with us as we put off the decision to hold parking lot worship until Sunday morning, and thank you to everyone who worshiped with us either in person or via our Facebook Live feed! 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

Taize (pronounced Tuh – zay) is a form of prayer that was founded in 1940 by Brother Roger Schultz, a Reformed Protestant. Taize is the actual name of the community in Burgundy, France, where this house of prayer is located. This prayer community is ecumenical and included Protestants and Catholics from around that globe that make the pilgrimage to pray.

Hey KidMin Families! 

I have some sad news...the staff of Dayshore have cancelled our week of camp to be in alignment with the new guidelines from the Bishop. I know that this is not what you wanted to hear, but I appreciate your patience during this time. 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

William W. Walford, an unknown, blind lay preacher from Warwickshire, England composed the poem that has resonated in our hearts for many years, Sweet Hour of Prayer. The story goes that one day in 1842, Walford’s friend, Thomas Salmon, a fellow cleric, stopped by his shop and it was there that Walford asked Salmon to write down the poem that he had composed. From there the poem made its way to the U.S. and across the desk of the editor of the New York Observer

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

I want to offer many thanks to our Discipleship Team and their hard work in creating multiple new opportunities for our church family to connect with one another even in this time of physical distancing. It is an act of courage and faith to try new things when we have no precedent to refer to, and I am so grateful that this group of disciples is working so faithfully to offer ways for our whole church—really our whole community—to remain bound together even as we navigate new waters. I encourage you with all of my heart to take advantage of one of these news ways of connecting with each other, and to offer your thanks to this team for creating these opportunities. 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC, 

I am praying for you all and miss you terribly! I find that those moments when I catch sight of folks from the church at the park or in the grocery store, or even driving by in their cars, are all wonderful and sweet surprises! 

One of my all-time favorite hymns is Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing. This well-known hymn was penned by Robert Robinson in 1758. Robinson was preparing to preach at the Calvanist Methodist Chapel in Norfolk, England and wrote the lyrics to this hymn to accompany his sermon for the day. I wonder, however, if you have ever noticed the word phrasing in the second verse.

Congrats to the wonderful class of 2020. I have been absolutely blessed to have you in youth group this past year. I have truly been blessed to be your youth pastor. Love you! 

Cole Bevis, Mari-Hanna Newsom, Joshua Caldwell, Wilkes Kirby, Luke Schroeder, Parks Johnson, Porter Jenkins, Betsy Newbill, Leah Wagner, Mary Beth Gentry. 

Hey KidMin Families! 

I know this is a crazy time and you're all looking for answers and info on upcoming events for your kiddos. Discussion continues for a lot of events for this summer. Monitoring regulations and guidelines from multiple sources is ongoing. Once clear cut guidelines are available, summer programming for our kiddos will be announced. 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

In the midst of chaos which has become our new normal, we began a new sermon series this past Sunday. For this next several weeks, we are exploring what happens when your world begins to fall apart. We are living this very topic. We will hear about several people from the Bible who had their whole world turned upside down, yet one thing remains, God's faithfulness. Throughout this series, we will be singing Weave. 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

I am praying for you and holding you close in my heart during this time of separation. If you were able to attend parking lot worship last Sunday, I hope that you experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit. If you haven’t had a chance to worship with us yet, you can access the video either on the church’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. 

Over 10,000 people turn sixty-five in America each day. We are in the beginning of the largest bubble of retirement aged citizens in the history of our society. This growth in seniors will continue well into the next decade. In fact, the population of sixty-five plus will outnumber under twenty-five in that time span. 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family,
By now I hope that you are aware that our bishop, Bill McAlilly, has directed the churches of the Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences to suspend in -person worship through the end of May. While I am disappointed—as I’m sure many of you are—that we are not able to meet in person at this time, my soul also rests fully in the knowledge that our congregation is bearing witness to God’s love and goodness like never before. Dyersburg FUMC is the being the church outside the walls, holding tight to the ministries of love that have long-since served our community, and finding new ways to be in ministry for a new time.

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

Last Sunday, I preached from the story of Thomas and his encounter with the risen Jesus after he had appeared to the disciples. The story is strange but contains a powerful message for all of us. During the sermon, you might have heard me mention the name of Søren Kierkegaard, a Christian theologian and philosopher. In the sermon I mentioned a quote from him, Kierkegaard says “Faith sees best in the dark.”

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

Help us accept each other as Christ accepted us; teach us as sister, brother, each person to embrace. Be present, Lord, among us, and bring us to believe we are ourselves accepted and meant to love and love. 

Monday - Dyer County Day
Outfit
- Wear something with your local school logo on it. Activity - Post a picture/video of your family showing your support for your school. 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

I pray that the joy of Easter continues to fill your hearts to overflowing, even in the midst of all that is strange and unfamiliar. It was a gift to be able to worship with you via livestream from our beautiful chapel, and I am so grateful to all who made that worship experience possible. And a huge thank you to all who made it possible for the flowering cross to flower on Sunday!

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

One of my all-time favorite hymns is Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing. This well-known hymn was penned by Robert Robinson in 1758. Robinson was preparing to preach at the Calvanist Methodist Chapel in Norfolk, England and wrote the lyrics to this hymn to accompany his sermon for the day. 

Dear FUMC youth and family,
For the time being, we have switched to meeting online. To keep up on news, please follow Fumcdyersburgyouth on instagram as well as on Facebook at FUMC Dyersburg Youth. On-line meeting times are Sundays at 6:00 pm and Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. 

KidMin Corner 

Thank you to everyone who participated in our #VirtualEasterEggHunt and our "Egging" Adventure. It was great to have and see the fun times with each family. 

Please check our social media for upcoming events and activities:
Facebook page - FUMC Dyersburg KidMin Instagram - @fumcdyersburgkidmin 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

Thank you so much to everyone who worshiped with us yesterday, drive-in style, for Palm Sunday! We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Dakota, David Wagner, Jonathan Ellingsworth, all of our parking lot attendants, and our offering bucket holders. Thank you for making and bringing palms!

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the word, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. Psalm 90:1-2 

Dear FUMC youth and family, 

For the time being, we have switched to meeting online. To keep up on news, please follow Fumcdyersburgyouth on instagram as well as on Facebook at FUMC Dyersburg Youth. 

The Virtual Easter Egg Hunt is still going on this week. Also, we will have Dayshore information going out this week. 

Please check our social media for upcoming events and activities!
Facebook page - FUMC Dyersburg KidMin
Instagram - @fumcdyersburgkidmin 

Download template for palm branches

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

I am excited to share with you that we will be worshiping together on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00am, drive-in style! That’s right! When you drive into the upper parking lot, you will be directed to a parking spot where you will be able to turn on your radio and worship from the comfort of your own car! If you are unable to worship with us drive-in style, don’t worry—we’ll still be making the service available in other ways, too. 

‘When In Our Music God Is Glorified’ 

Picture it, Ireland, the 8th century. These words were penned anonymously: 

Be thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart- Nought be all else to me, save that Thou art; Thou my best thought, by day or by night-waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light. 

Dear FUMC youth and family, 

For the time being, we have switched to meeting online. To keep up on news, please follow Fumcdyersburgyouth on instagram as well as on Facebook at FUMC Dyersburg Youth. 

Be safe. Thank you. 

With this new time of communication, I'm going to have different types of communication for you all. 

We're still hoping to keep all of our summer plans, so if you need to signup for Dayshore and any KidQuest Friday Adventure, please contact Tori 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

The prayers of the Dyersburg FUMC staff are with all of you as we continue to navigate this “new normal” in our lives. This week our students and teachers are climbing a steep learning curve as they learn how to teach and study from home, and parents are helping their children find their footing in this new terrain. Please be in prayer this week for all of our students, teachers, and parents. And don’t forget to pray for students in our community for whom school is the safest and most compassionate of places, and who are missing that love and care this week. 

“When In Our Music God Is Glorified” 

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul. 

"With this hymn comes one of the most heartrending stories in the annals of hymnody. The author, Horatio G. Spafford (1828-1888), was a Presbyterian layman from Chicago. He had established a very successful legal practice as a young businessman and was also a devout Christian. Among his close friends were several evangelists including the famous Dwight L. Moody, also from Chicago. 

Dear FUMC youth and family, 

For the time being, we have switched to meeting online. To keep up on news, please follow Fumcdyersburgyouth on instagram as well as on facebook at FUMC Dyersburg Youth. 

Be safe. Thank you. 

“When In Our Music God Is Glorified” 

We are fast approaching one of the most holy experiences of the Christian year, Holy Week. And yet, this may be one of the strangest Lenten seasons I have ever observed. As we draw closer to the cross, we are reminded of the final days of Jesus' life. We stand at the gates to Jerusalem and shout "Hosanna! Blessed is the One who comes in the name of the Lord!".

Although all activities have been cancelled due to the coronavirus, I hope you are enjoying your time at home with family. 

As soon as it is possible for the schedule of activities to resume, I will communicate that information to you. 

In the meantime, stay safe. 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Family, 

Greetings to each of you with the love and compassion of Christ! 

It was a surreal feeling to end Sunday’s worship service knowing that we would not be gathering in the Sanctuary as a worshiping community this Sunday. As I write, Dakota and Jonathan are preparing a worship experience that we will share with you next Sunday morning. They trust, as do I, that the Holy Spirit will indwell our “virtual” worship as powerfully as our “in-person” worship. On Sunday morning, we will send you a YouTube link where you will be able to participate in worship from home. We will also put that link on the church website at www.fumcdyersburg.com. 

“When In Our Music God Is Glorified” 

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Psalm 107:1
As we journey through this season of Lent, we see glimpses of grace and truth. In this penitent season, we are called to continue giving thanks to God. As we search ourselves, spending time in prayer and reflection, we also continue to worship God. 

Kid Quest Summer 2020 6/1-6/5 - WinShape Camp @ Dyersburg Middle School

6/8-6/12 - Dayshore @ FUMC Dyersburg 6/19 - Safari Park
6/26 - Skating Jackson
7/3 - Pool Party @ Bird’s Home 

We are currently in week 3 of our Lenten study! Week 1 was Notice, Week 2 was Unplugged. 

This week in UMYF we talked about Receiving. In this season of Lent, we can let go of the things that pull us further from God, accept that his grace is freely given, and all we need to do is receive. No strings attached. 

Dear Dyersburg FUMC Church Family, 

It’s hard to believe that we are nearly halfway through this season of Lent. As we continue through the book of John in the next several weeks, we will be meeting some of John’s most intriguing characters: the woman who meets Jesus at Jacob’s well (John 4:5-42), the man who was born blind (John 9: 1-41), and Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead (John 11: 1-45).