Sunday, February 5th, is “Soup-er” Bowl of Caring Sunday. Over the next few weeks, we are asking members to bring in canned soups. The children will build something out of the cans before donating them to The Dickson Help Center. We would like to have all the cans here by Wednesday, Feb. 1st.
We invite you to wear your favorite team colors/jersey to church on “Soup-er” Bowl of Caring Sunday.
Let’s show our team spirit!

Kids JAM, for students 5 – 9 years old will resume on Sunday, January 8th during the 10:30 service.
Wednesday Night Life (WNL) & Children’s Choirs will start back on Wednesday, January 11th. Please join us each Wednesday Night from 5:30 – 6:00 as we discover exciting Bible stories!!
Happy New Year!!!
Furnishing the Future
We are so blessed to have such a loving & giving church family! Thank you so much for all the furniture sponsorships. Because of your generosity, we will be able to buy 5 new tables & 25+ new chairs for the kids at Dickson First, plus new paint, posters, etc. to help remake the children’s area.
We’d like to send a special thank you to Allen Edlin & the Trustees, John Jones, Kelsey Bratton, Jesse Melton, & Max McCullah for all of their help in getting the room completed so quickly!!
We would like to invite you to the Grand Re-Opening of the Children’s Area on January 8th! Please come by the 3rd floor after either service to check out the new room!
Thank you so much for all your support!!

As the New Year is upon us, we pause to reflect on what happened in 2016. Per usual, it was an active year as the members of the Mary Martha Circle sought to fulfill our purpose to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. We hope that others will join us in 2017. Remember, UMW is open to all women of the church, member or not. Whether you come to all the monthly meetings, or just a few, or none, we would love for every woman of the church, regardless of age, to be part of our mission.
Our January meeting will be held on Jan 10th at 10:30am in the Annie Lee Williams classroom. Join us as we plan next year’s outreaches and programs. This will be our usual potluck luncheon, so remember to bring your favorite dish. Hostesses are Peggy Ervin and Helen Edlin.
Things we did in 2016 as led by the Holy Spirit to fulfill our purpose:

Creative, Supportive Fellowship:
• Monthly meetings to share prayers, book reports and fellowship along with a potluck meal
• Supported and participated in the annual Woman Coming Together at DFUMC
• Attended the District and Conference UMW meetings
• Fellowship trip to Chaffin’s barn
• Provided lunch following a bereavement service for one of our members

Expand Concepts in Mission: Local Ministries
□ Made cuddly bears for distribution by the Dickson County Fire department to children suffering
from trauma
□ Adopted a family for Christmas to provide food and gifts
□ Sponsored a hole at the men’s golf scramble
□ Continued to supply casseroles and soups for the Casseroles for Christ outreach
□ Provided lunch for the volunteers of VBS at DFUMC
□ Assisted at pre-school Trick or Treat
□ Helped at the Christmas from the Children event

Domestic Ministries
□Corresponded with multiple domestic missionaries Stocked and assembled flood buckets

Global Ministries
□ Attended the District Mission University with a follow-up report to the chapter
□ Sponsored a young lady in Guatemala for school
□ Corresponded with multiple global missionaries
□ Had four programs about global mission outreach – one by the Guatemala VIM team
□ Sponsored a fund raising breakfast to support the Guatemala VIM team
□ Stocked and assembled health kits and feminine products for distribution in Guatemala and
□ Supported 10,000 Villages through purchases of products and prayers

Blessings to all,
Vicki Warren

Happy New Year from Preschool! With the help of our preschoolers, their families and our congregation, we collected and donated three full boxes of toys to the fire department! Thank you to everyone who donated.

January will bring coats, hats and maybe a few snowflakes to preschool and we are very excited to begin the second half of our school year! I would also like to thank our amazing preschool staff for the support, generosity and love they show each and every one of us! We are anxious to see what 2017 has in store. Blessings to all for the New Year!

Laura Mobley, Preschool Director