Dyer First UMC provides lot for Scouts to construct building
Boy Scout Troop 243 of Dyer, TN is getting its very own home, thanks in part to Dyer First UMC.
Last year the church voted to allow the Troop to construct a building on a nearby vacant lot owned by the church – at the corner of Broad and Front Streets in Dyer.
The groundbreaking took place last October and construction is now underway after the Troop raised enough money to begin, said Rev. Don Barnett of Dyer First UMC.
The troop is continuing to raise money for the...
Dyersburg District had its first rally for older adults
Kristen and Darin Lightfoot of Dyersburg First UMC, in photo at right, were part of the entertainment last November when the Dyersburg District held its first Older Adult Rally.
Fifty older adults gathered at Union City First UMC in Union, TN on Nov. 8 for a day of learning, fun and fellowship.
Barbara Stephens, Dyersburg District Older Adult Representative, welcomed the group and encouraged each attendee to find at least one new way to minister to older adults in their home...
Dyersburg First ready to house disaster teams
The Red Cross shelter in the Family Life Center at Dyersburg United Methodist closed May 18 after being open 15 days to serve residents of Dyersburg.
“I believe we housed 44 people at our highest occupancy, but averaged 25 most evenings,” reported the Rev. Robert Craig, associate/youth pastor at the church.
Throughout the ordeal, Craig said church members “volunteered many hours sandbagging, warehousing donated items and praying for victims.”
Health Kits for Haiti drew great response from Dyersburg District
By Vicki Dunagan
Dyersburg District administrative assistant
I’m excited to share that we had a great response from the folks across the Dyersburg District. Because of the way the Health Kits for Haiti were brought in, some already boxed, some not, some to be put together at Union City’s First United Methodist, we don’t have a definite number, but the best estimate after preparing for pick-up by Bill Carr, was 1,450 kits.
In addition to the health kits, a...