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ANNUAL CHARGE CONFERENCE -- Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, 5pm @ Casa Linda UMC

You are invited to attend our Annual Charge Conference on Sunday, November 19, at 5 pm at Casa Linda UMC, 1800 Barnes Bridge Rd, Dallas 75228. The Charge Conference is to celebrate the ministry of the church for the past year, to receive reports, review and evaluate the total mission and ministry of the church.

TYLER STREET TOWER THANKSGIVING

Thursday, November 23, 2017

One of the blessings at Thanksgiving is sharing a meal and fellowship with the residents of Tyler Street Tower on Thanksgiving Day. For this to take place, please volunteer to serve or provide one of the below cooked items. Thank you!!

1. Volunteer to serve

2. Cooked turkey

3. Green bean casserole

4. Pumpkin/apple pie

5. Canned cranberry sauce

6. Sweet potato casserole

You may sign up online at: TYLER STREET TOWER THANKSGIVING

WORSHIP SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2017 --

ONE COMBINED WORSHIP SERVICE AT 9:30 AM

9:30 am -- Organ Dedication Service in the Sanctuary (one combined service today)

10:40 am -- Sunday School

11:30 am -- The Mission of Christmas in Anderson Hall

TYLER STREET ORGAN DEDICATION -- Sunday, November 26, 9:30 am in the Sanctuary (one combined service at 9:30)

Please join us Sunday morning, November 26, at 9:30 am for a Special Service in Tradition of Thanksgiving as we Re-Dedicate our Memorial Pipe Organ to the Glory of God. This will be the unveiling and culmination of six months’ silence of the main Console 101 ranks while the Main Organ console was being refurbished. During this time, Services have been supported by the Moeller Gallery organ 31 ranks.

The dedication service will include a pre-service presentation of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in d minor beginning at 9:20 am with our organist, R Shelton Weeks, Jr. Opening hymn will be Praise to the Lord the Almighty as arranged by Joyce Jones and will be followed by a special message from our Senior Pastor along with Psalms and Liturgy. Please join us in this special service of thanksgiving and praise!

THE MISSION OF CHRISTMAS -- Sunday, November 26,

11:30 am in Anderson Hall

We'll have a chili cook-off and dessert auction. Santa will be there! All proceeds benefit TSUMC missionaries. If you have any questions, or want to help, please contact Jennifer Crecelius or Kate Wolford. To enter the chili cook-off, click on this form: CHILI COOK-OFF FORM

WATTS: HANGING OF THE GREEN, PREPARING OUR SANCTUARY FOR ADVENT -- Wednesday, November 29,

6 pm

The "Hanging of the Green" is always a special time at Tyler Street Church! On Wednesday, November 29 at 6pm, we'll adorn our sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas season. Everyone can take part!

Be sure to come as we put the greens and the candles and the plants and the Poinsettia trees in our worship space, and as we consecrate them, and ourselves, to God.

A light dinner will be served in Yeats Hall.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS CAROL SING AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE PROJECT -- Sunday, December 3, 6 pm in the Sanctuary

Our annual Neighborhood Carol Sing and Children's Service Project is December 3 at 6:00 pm in our Sanctuary. Come and sing all the Christmas carols while the children prepare blessing bags for the homeless in our community.

Click here for more detailed info and a list of items needed for the project: CHILDREN'S SERVICE PROJECT

CHRISTMAS CANTATA -- Sunday, December 10, 7 pm in the Sanctuary

This year, we will be singing John Rutter's, "O Holy Night." Rockwall UMC will be singing with us.

CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH THE SOUNDING JOY CHRISTMER CHOIR - Practice dates: November 2, 9, 16 @ 7pm in the Tyler Street Choir Room

Love to sing familiar Christmas music? The Dallas Christmas Choir (The Sounding Joy) practices in November and sings in December. We perform at malls (Northpark this year, Senior Citizens facilities, and other places around Dallas. Last year we sang at the Winspear Opera House.) This is our 37th year!

This is a short term commitment for those who love to sing in a choir (we also need musicians who play piano or other instruments). Our rehearsal and performance times DO NOT typically conflict with church choirs -- so bring your church choir folk along, and sing with us. This is a way to do something you will REALLY enjoy this Christmas season. Please visit DALLAS CHRISTMAS CHOIR for more info and to sign up.

WATTS (Wednesdays at Tyler Street) - We're excited that our Fall WATTS program is off to a great start! View WATTS classes offered this Fall 2017. Join us for dinner in Yeats Hall every Wednesday at 6 pm and classes for all ages at 6:30 pm. This ministry offers a variety of great opportunities of Bible studies to grow in our relationship with God and in our journey of faith.

WATTS WOMEN'S CIRCLE - Every Wednesday, 6pm meal in Yeats Hall, then 6:30 pm meet in 4th floor sanctuary Women's Room

Ladies of all ages are welcome at the Women's Circle on Wednesday evenings during W@TTS, 4th floor. Fellowship, prayer, knitting, coloring, quilting, sewing, etc. -- something for everyone! Bring your own project you're working on, get assistance or come and do something else. If you want to learn to sew, learn to put in zippers, or learn other things, some machines, thread and fabric are available in the Women's Room. Other projects that can be worked on include Doggy Pull Toys, and drawstring bags for African Missions. This month we'll be working on the bluebonnet quilt for missions. Even if you don't sew, there will be something you can do.

REFUGE YOUTH MINISTRY FALL ACTIVITIES - See what's happening this fall...Confirmation Class, Youth Choir, Help with Meals, Volunteer! DETAILS OF YOUTH FALL ACTIVITIES

CLOTHING DONATIONS - Our Community Service Outreach ministry is in need of clothes to continue helping our community. Also needed are blankets and towels. Please leave them at 906 W. 10th Street in the donations bins. Thank you!

NEW TYLER STREET CHURCH APP - Connect and engage with the new Tyler Street Church app! You will be able to fill out prayer request cards, give, get a map to the church, and more! The App store name in the App Store/Google Play Store will be: Tyler Street Church - Dallas. Click HERE to get started!

FARMERS' MARKET EVERY SATURDAY MORNING AT TYLER STREET - There is now a farmers' market at Tyler Street every Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm. It will continue through the fall. If you're in the area, stop by the back parking at 9th and Polk for some fresh local produce!!

HAPPINESS IS....singing in the choir!! It's cheaper than therapy, healthier than binge eating, and more fun than working out. It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed. Join the Sanctuary Choir for rehearsal every Wednesday at 7:00 pm on the 2nd floor of the sanctuary building (Choir room). Bring your anxious tired body and go away peppy and full of God's incredible love!

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY - Wednesday, at 6:30am at Cafe Brazil on Davis.

THE BRANCH - College/Young Adults are invited to The Branch "Connection" every Thursday for food, fellowship, worship and the Word. 7:30 pm @ 10th Street Grind (Anderson Hall's new coffee bar). For more info, contact Leigh Gettman-Allen.

REFUGE YOUTH GROUP every Wednesday

5 pm -- Open gym

6:30 -- Refuge Youth 3rd flr

Meals on Wednesday nights will be provided. We ask that each student bring $3 to help cover costs. If anyone is interested in providing a meal on a Wednesday night for 25-35 hungry youth, let Scott Bryan know.

YOUTH every Sunday:

10:00 am -- Sunday Small Group

6 pm -- Refuge Youth Night of Worship, 3rd flr

PATHWAY TO DISCIPLESHIP - Over the last year our pastors along with some lay leaders of our church joined with other congregations to participate in a year-long stewardship program by the Texas Methodist Foundation to learn how to foster healthy, significant, and effective discipleship practices in the local church. The end-product of this process is our Pathway to Discipleship! Initiative. The purpose of Pathway is to provide practical information and instruction to deepen the spiritual life of the members of Tyler Street Church and to empower and encourage them into faithful, joyful, and fruitful discipleship.

PROJECT HOPE is a holistic ministry that helps people look at all aspects of their lives. Together families and coaches focus on these 7 areas: family, faith, education, career, budget, health and personal issues. Together our goal is to break the cycle of poverty and help families be healthy, happy stronger Christians. We started over 3 years ago and have seen growth within ourselves, determination, happiness and successes. You may say, how can I help? Do I need something special? We need people willing to be coaches. A coach will receive some training, have some back up help when they need it and God watching over them. If you have about an hour a week to encourage and pray with someone else or know how to budget and are willing to guide someone in that area God needs you to volunteer to help his people. If you are interested, please contact Kathy Bennett at spike.kathy@att.net.

MOMMIES IN NEED - provides in-home childcare to stay-at-home parents going through a health crisis. All completely FREE OF CHARGE to the families. They are also looking for ladies to work as nannies* 40 hrs/week ($15/hr) For more information, you can contact Kathy Bennett at spike.kathy@att.net. *Bilingual is a plus. Check out their website at www.mommiesinneed.org

BUY A MEMORIAL PAVER FOR ANDERSON HALL COURTYARD - You may buy a brick paver in honor or in memory of a loved one. The engraved bricks are placed in the courtyard and entryway of Anderson Hall. Some have already been placed. Complete this FORM and send to the church office, place in the offering plate, email to tsumc@tsumc.org, or fax to the church office at 214-846-8126 . Thank you!

PUSHPAY ONLINE GIVING - We are really excited to introduce a new, easy way to give called PUSHPAY! You can now give simply and easily using PUSHPAY for your tithes, offerings, and special gifts. CLICK HERE to access our online giving page.

View our new giving videos

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