D1 Kids Nursery News

Our Nursery has grown tremendously in 2017! We are so blessed to have so many kiddos & families as a part of our ministry; however, because of our limited space, we have had some safety issues that we need your help in correcting. Below are 4 rules that will be enforced in our Nursery this year. These rules are here to help us maintain a safe & clean childcare area for our kiddos and their families. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Kayla.

1. One Parent/Guardian at Drop Off/Pick Up – We have very limited space in & surrounding the nursery. In order to keep this area uncongested, we ask that you only send one person (must be 18 or older) to drop off/pick up your little one (also, make sure the nursery staff knows who will pick up your child – they are not allowed to let kids go with adults they don’t know).

2. Do Not Leave Children Unattended in the Nursery

3. Only Nursery Staff & Scheduled Volunteers are Allowed in the Nursery – This again has to do with space & safety. There is a window in the door where you can look into the nursery to see the babies…please do not open the door unless you are scheduled to serve in there.

4. No Public Bathroom – Yes, there is a bathroom in the nursery; No, it’s not for the entire congregation (Sorry). This bathroom is reserved for Nursery Staff & Potty Training Toddlers. There are many other bathrooms in this church that are open to the congregation. Again, this rule is here for the safety of the kids in the nursery.

These will be posted outside the Nursery by the first of the year & be looking for a bulletin insert/announcement sometime in January.
Thank You for helping us make DFUMC a place where families can feel safe & comfortable!

Trunk or Treat 2017


Keller’s Corny Country 2017

KCC info

Notes from the Children’s Ministry

Acolyte Dinner & Meeting

On Wednesday, August 2nd at 5:30pm-7pm we will be having an Acolyte Appreciation Dinner & Meeting. This is open to all who have served as acolytes throughout this past year & those 8 and up (children & youth) that would like to start serving as an Acolyte. We will start with a meal to show how grateful we are for these young people who accept the call to serve in the church. Afterwards we will have some time to review, practice, & teach our new acolytes. We will also be signing up for months to serve so parents please arrive a few minutes early to pick up so you can help choose a month that is best for your family!


Promotion Sunday

Sunday, August 6th is promotion Sunday. This is the day where we officially recognize all students moving up a grade level. We invite all families (youth & children) to join us on the 3rd floor at 9:30am, during the Sunday School hour, for a time of fellowship. A time to meet new Sunday School teachers, new families, ask questions, and enjoy snacks!
We will also be presenting 3rd & 6th Grade Bibles on this day during the 2nd service. Below are the names we have for these students; please let us know ASAP if we have left anyone off the list!
3rd Graders: Chase Greene, Rebecca Kidd, Eric Owen, Sara Singleton, & Cater Ann Tigert
6th Graders: Barkley Allen, Cooper Collins, Charlie Greene, Peyton Lee, Katie Mobley, Greenlee Schafer, & Alex Singleton

Back to School Family Pool Party

Join us Sunday, August 6th at Buckner Pool from 6pm-8pm for a Back to School Pool Party!! We will provide the Chicken & Drinks, but we’d like to ask each family to bring their favorite side/dessert!

CM Family Night

On Wednesday August 9th the Children’s Ministry will be hosting a FAMILY NIGHT for all the kiddos & their families. During this time we will eat, play games, have a small lesson, & a parent meeting (to keep you all informed of what’s happening & upcoming opportunities). This is sure to be an amazing night & an awesome time for family memories! Hope to see all of you Wed., Aug. 9th 5:30-7pm! You don’t want to miss this one!!!


CM Sunday Team Meeting

On Sunday, August 13th, immediately following the 2nd service we will have short meeting for our Children’s Ministry Sunday Team. This includes anyone who is currently leading/assisting with Sunday School Classes, Nursery Volunteers, & anyone interest in becoming a part of the CM Leaders Team! We will be discussing schedules, reviewing info & Safe Sanctuary trainings, & getting to know each other. All while enjoying some refreshments!! This is an important meeting for our Sunday Leaders, and we would love to be able to meet with you all at the same time!! Please RSVP to Kayla McCullah by email dfumc_children@att.net or phone/text 615-483-8703. Thanks!

Notes from the Music Ministry

Many of the Music Ensembles at church have been taking the summer months off, but very soon, we will be resuming all of our music ensembles. If you have been considering joining us, the fall would be a great time to come and start using your musical talents! There are no auditions required for any of our groups. Below is a list of the music ensembles we have and when those group will be resuming:

  • God’s Love Chorus – This choir sings at the 8:15 am worship service. They practice at 7:45 am each Sunday morning and then sing for the 8:15 church service. This group has continued to sing during summer so feel free to join us any Sunday morning at 7:45 am in the choir room.
  • Sanctuary Choir – This choir sings for the 10:30 am worship service. We rehearse each Wednesday night at 7-8pm in the Sanctuary. In addition to singing in the late service each week, this group also presents a Christmas and Easter musical as well as sings for all special services throughout the year. We will resume choir rehearsal on Wednesday night August 2nd at 7pm. We hope you will come and join us.
  • Handbell Ensemble – This group rehearses each Wednesday evening at 6pm-7pm upstairs. We have a four octave Schulmerich Handbell set. The ability to read music is very helpful for this group. If you are interested in joining this group, you will first be assigned as substitute ringer so you can learn the fundamentals of bell ringing and then as an opening occurs, we will place you in a permanent spot. We will begin rehearsals again on Wednesday evening August 16. If you would like to learn more about bells, come and join us then.

Children’s Choirs will also resume in August. Dates and times will be announced soon!
We hope you will join us as we praise God through the ministry of music!!
Chris Greene

125th Homecoming Anniversary

November 19th

Join us for our church’s 125th anniversary homecoming this November! More details will follow in the coming months.


August 20th

TNUMC Day at Nashville Sounds Baseball Game: We will meet at the church at 4:30 PM to carpool out to First Tennessee Park. 6:30 first pitch. We will leave at 9:00 pm to return home, as it is a school night. Tickets are $10 + the cost of food at the park. Can’t wait to see you there!

Promotion Sunday

August 6th

Promotion Sunday: Youth and children will have a combined Sunday School time with refreshments served. We will hand out 3rd and 6th grade bibles, and promote students to their new classes for the school year. This will be the first Sunday for rising 6th graders to join the youth group officially!

Join Our Golf Outing

Dickson First United Methodist Church 2017 Christian Men’s Fellowship Memorial Scholarship Golf Scramble

Friday, September 15th
Willow Ridge Golf Course
Hwy. 231 N, McEwen, TN

12:30 PM Registration & Lunch
1:30 PM shotgun start
Four Person Scramble Format

$100 per player/$400 per team

(Last year’s golf scramble funded 11 scholarships, totaling $6,200!)

NEEDS FOR THE SCRAMBLE: Hole Sponsors ($100 per hole), items for prizes, and golfers! Sign up forms are available in the Narthex and Church Office Hallway. If you have questions, please call the church office (615-446-2917).

It’s a girl!

Congratulations on the birth of Bristol Michelle Perez, daughter of Andy and Stacy Perez. Dickson First United Methodist Church will present the Perez Family with a Basket of Baby Shower Blessings on Sunday, July 23rd. Baby gifts can be placed in the Narthex on the 23rd or in the Church Office any time.

(Sponsored by the Zone Shepherd Ministry Team)