For the Week of June 6, 2021
Worship News

Come, now is the time to worship
...now is the time to give your heart
Come, just as you are to worship
...just as you are before your God
Come!

Contemporary Worship
9:00 am
Led by Sounds of Faith


Liturgical Worship
10:00 am
Led by a duo of singers
with organ or piano


11:11 (am) Word & Worship
Led by Power of Grace



No RSVPs or reservations required!

All three services are available
in person and online.
Recordings can be viewed at your leisure after 1:00 pm.
Important Happenings at Worship on May 30
Worship is always a significant part of our life together as a congregation.
Last Sunday we observed two extra-special holy moments!


Baptism: At the 9:00 am Contemporary Service, we celebrated the baptism of Charles ("Chaz") Seavey Salisbury, son of Brian and Ashley (Blake) Salisbury (and baby brother of Melanie and Willa). We rejoice with the Salisbury family as they mark this important life event.
Confirmation: During the 10:00 am Liturgical Service, we were blessed to receive ten young people into membership through their confirmation vows.
Left to right: Kevin Beebee, Samuel Underwood, Kaelyn Hilton, Sydney Lafferty, Kavai Sieger, Pastor Paul Georgulis, Carly Sunderland, Ethan Luginbuhl, Austin Griffin, Maura Doughty, Erik Morehouse
Thank you to the over 544 people who worshiped with DUMC
in person and online on May 30, 2021.
June Worship
Hearing God's Call
"Consider your calling, brothers and sisters..."
1 Corinthians 1:26 (NASB)
June 6
Jeremiah: The Call to Speak the Truth
Jeremiah 1:5-10
Services include Holy Communion

June 13
Paul: The Call to Break Walls and Build Bridges
Acts 36:11-19

June 20
Jesus: The Call to be God's Servant
Luke 4:16-21


June 27
Sunil: The Call to Embody Christ's Boundless Riches (The Sunil Interviews)
Ephesians 3:7-9
This Week's Scripture: Jeremiah 1:5-10
“Before I created you in the womb I knew you;
    before you were born I set you apart;
    I made you a prophet to the nations.”
 
“Ah, Lord God,” I said, “I don’t know how to speak
    because I’m only a child.”
 
The Lord responded,
    “Don’t say, ‘I’m only a child.’
        Where I send you, you must go;
        what I tell you, you must say.
 
Don’t be afraid of them,
    because I’m with you to rescue you,”
        declares the Lord.
 
Then the Lord stretched out his hand,
    touched my mouth, and said to me,
    “I’m putting my words in your mouth.
 
This very day I appoint you over nations and empires,
    to dig up and pull down,
    to destroy and demolish,
    to build and plant.”
Prepare Your Hearts and Minds for Worship
Join Sounds of Faith in the Contemporary Service this Sunday to sing NO DOUBT ABOUT IT (We The Kingdom). No matter where you are on your personal faith journey, God is always with you!
Lord, Speak to Me
Written by Frances Ridley Havergal, 1872
Hymn words based on Jeremiah 1:9

New Bible Study - Beginning June 30

The next mid-week Bible Study

begins Wednesday, June 30, 10:00 am

"Praying the Lord's Prayer"

A four-week study on learning to pray Jesus' way.


For Your Prayers
We invite your prayers for....

Health & Healing
Bill, Jen, Barb, Anne, Sheri, a friend

Life Struggles
Nancy

Hospice
Pete Cody

Grief
Carty Family
Murphy Family
Volunteer Opportunities - Where is God nudging you?
DUMC
Spring Work Day
Saturday, June 12
9:00 am – 12:00 Noon


Come help with our spring clean up!
(Rain or shine)
Join Us
to Pack Meals
on Saturday, July 24!
8:00 am until approximately 2:00 pm (in one-hour shifts)

Mark your calendar for the Saturday, July 24, 2021 Rise Against Hunger (RAH) meal-packing event.

DUMC has once again committed to packing at least 10,152 meals at a cost of 34¢ per meal or $3,452. Volunteers and donations are needed. The more donations we collect, the more meals we can pack and the more lives we can change!
Camp Counselors Needed
for DUMC's week at Pocono Plateau (August 8-14)

Are you at least 18? Like having fun? Like working with kids?
Looking for a way to use your talents with a limited time commitment?
Then we've got an opportunity for you!

Would you like Blood Drives to continue?
 
DUMC is looking for one or two people to help with the Red Cross Blood Drives that we host. This plea will affect how often or if we continue to host the blood drives at DUMC. All tasks can be done from home, with a computer, in very little time (1-2 hours) during the month leading up to a blood drive. Easy to learn. Your commitment would be 1 or 2 times per year.
 
Interested or curious to learn more (without obligation)? Please contact: 
Sue Holihan at smholihan@comcast.net
or Lisa Ament at lisaament@me.com or (215) 514-3635. 


Join the DUMC Production Team!

Lights, Camera, Audio, Media

No experience needed. We're training.

For more information contact Courtney Eickman
Kingdom Growth Committee: Did You Know...?
We’re partnering with the larger church to share the good news of Christ together and joining our voices with Christians around the world to advocate for peace and justice. Learn about The Interdenominational Cooperation Fund.
We’re partnering with the larger church to share the good news of Christ together. Learn how in this video.
Ministry News

DUMC Kids!

Contact Amanda Mandia with questions about all things kids.
Thank you to everyone who stuck with it through this crazy year! This Sunday marks the final Digital Kids’ Message for the academic year. I can’t wait to see all of your smiling faces in the fall for Sunday School! Have a great summer and I hope to see you at VBS! 

Blessings,
Ms. Amanda

VBS is coming...are you?
June 21-23, 9:00-11:00 am

Click the link below to register both kids (4 yrs – 6th grade) and volunteers. We are accepting a few more teen volunteers (7th-12th grade) to assist our adult volunteers.

Register today! 
Questions? Email Laura Siegle:
Adianna and Corvin Bowman helped create decorations for VBS and can't wait to see you there!
Contact:
Deborah Schultheiss
Director of Caring Ministries

215-348-5224

Divorce Care Summer Semester

Monday nights: June 7- August 30
7:00-9:00 pm

For Information and registration, please go to: DivorceCare.org 

Stay tuned for summer activities!

In the meantime, feel free to
reach out to Pastor Paul
with any questions, comments, or concerns!
Mission of the Month: Methodist Services
Making a Difference
for Children and Families Since 1879
 
Heritage Moment: A Call to Serve
The work to serve others is a calling heard by many. Methodist Services has a rich 140-year history of engaging people from all walks of life who give time, talent and resources. You are a part of this generous history. We thank you.
 
Today, we recognize all those who have contributed to this tireless effort. Many continue to be members of the United Methodist Church community. Others are social workers, counselors and educators who have a passion for the work of caring for those in need; volunteers from the community at large (individuals and organizations) who lend a hand; board members who support the mission and vision of this ever-developing entity; donors of all gifts, large and small, who seek to change the trajectory of another person’s life; and an array of skilled professionals who sustain the campus as a vibrant space where people heal, live and learn.
 
Over the years, Doylestown United Methodist Church has given generously to Methodist Services. Your support has aided the rehabbing of a double room in our Bridge House Transitional Housing for homeless women, provided monthly food donations (via The Vine) for hundreds of formerly and currently homeless residents, contributed backpacks and school supplies for scores of children in our Head Start, PHL Pre-K, and Residential Programs, generously donated toys and personal care items for our children and families, and honored us as your Mission of the Month. Your support has truly been a blessing to Methodist Services.
March 2020 to June 2021: The pandemic certainly impacted our ministry. Through this period, Methodist Services was able to maintain all levels of support to our homeless women (ages 16-72), the families in our shelter, our 18-24 year-old population and our LGBTQ 18-24 year-old population. We were able to shift to virtual and hybrid learning and meetings. However, every resident in our programs still had to be physically and emotionally cared for with the same standards before, during, and after the pandemic. Methodist Services has continued our high standards for our clients with the end goal of success and self-sufficiency on the road to independence.

In 2020-21, Methodist Services will be celebrating all that we have done together, building upon the extraordinary vision put forth in 1878 by a gathering of women, called to serve, who organized and “moved in the matter with greatest care.” We could not do our work, without you! You help us make a difference in the lives of those we serve.
DUMC Preschool
Do you have a little one at home
between the ages of 2-6?
We have a preschool program for you!
Choose the right one for your child:
Time for Twos, Preschool for 3 year olds,
Kindergarten Readiness,
and Growing Into Kindergarten.
Our programs are tailored to each age for
a fun and educational preschool experience.
Call 215-345-9775 or visit our website www.dumcpreschool.org
Space is getting limited,
so call now for registration information!
In Brief
Beginning this week...
the Wesley Class Adult Bible Study
will be meeting at 9:00 am
in person in Room 2!
Also still available on Zoom - CLICK HERE to join the conversation by Zoom!
All are welcome to help assemble and freeze meals for delivery to the needy, isolated, shut-in, or elderly in the greater Philadelphia area. Food donations and helping hands are welcomed! Next assembly date: June 16. Contact Beth Fitz for more information: 215-601-8748.

Next meeting: Sunday, June 27 at 4:00 pm; Discussion: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kid. The DUMC Book Group meets the 4th Sunday of every month. To learn more, please contact Judy Coleman at 215-345-0797. New members welcome!

Coming Up
June
6
Sunday
Worship Services
In-Person and Online Worship Services
  • 9:00 am Contemporary Service
  • 10:00 am Liturgical Service
  • 11:11 am Word & Worship
June
13
Sunday
Worship Services
In-Person and Online Worship Services
  • 9:00 am Contemporary Service
  • 10:00 am Liturgical Service
  • 11:11 am Word & Worship
June
16
Wednesday
Caring for Friends meal packing (12:00 noon)
June
21-23
Monday-Wednesday
Vacation Bible School
  • 9:00 am-11:00 am (Rain dates: Thursday and Friday)
June
27
Sunday
DUMC Book Group (4:00 pm)
June
30
Wednesday
Mid-week Bible Study - "Praying the Lord's Prayer"
A four-week study on learning to pray Jesus' way (June 30 - July 21)
July
15
Thursday
Blood Drive, 2:00-7:00 pm
Next Blood Drive: Tuesday, September 14, 3:00-8:00 pm
July
24
Saturday
Rise Against Hunger meal packing (8:00 am-approx. 2:00 pm)
We are here for you!
Want to connect with a staff member?
We are available - please feel free to reach out to us!

Starting in June, most staff will be in our offices three days a week!
Pastor Sunil Balasundaram, Senior Pastor
John Bechtel, Business Administrator
Courtney Eickman, Technical Director
Pastor Paul Georgulis, Pastor of Student Ministries
Beth Houlton, Contemporary Worship Leader
Laurie Lewis, Lay Leader & Minister of Visitation
Amanda Mandia, Director of Children's Ministries
Gay Brunt Miller, Administrative Assistant
Deborah Schultheiss, Director of Caring Ministries
Laura Siegle, Assistant Director of Children's Ministries
Temple Sieger, Worship Leader for 11:11 Word & Worship
Sean Smith, Facilities Manager
Please feel free to call or email us!

Call us - phone: 215-348-5224 (phones are answered Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm)
To schedule facilities, please contact Gay Brunt Miller.
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Doylestown United Methodist Church
320 East Swamp Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Main number: 215-348-5224
Worship Service Hotline:
267-245-7870