For the Week of June 19, 2022

Included in this issue:

  • MobilePack event to benefit Ukraine is THIS WEEKEND
  • VBS is next week! Everyone is invited to the Food Truck Party and Carnival on Wednesday night!
  • Are you an out-of-the-box thinker? Pastor Sunil needs YOU!
  • 2022 DUMC Summer Picnic fun

To all the fathers – past, present and future – and all the wonderful men who play such impactful roles in our lives and our communities, we wish you a very Happy Father’s Day! We appreciate you and thank you for all you do!

June Worship: The Spirit-filled Family of Faith

Worship This Week

June 19

The Barrier-breaking Faith Family

(aka The Harmonizing Faith Family")

Acts 10:9-16, 34-44

Worship this month:

June 5

The Empowered Faith Family

Acts 1:1-5; 2:1-4


June 12

 The Generous Faith Family

Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-37


June 26

The Faith-sharing Faith Family

Acts 17:16-33

Summer Worship Schedule

9:00 am - Contemporary Worship*

Wesley Class


10:10 am - Liturgical Worship*


11:11 am - Word & Worship*


*Live broadcast - For links:

Sunday School/Anchor and Kids' Word

will return in the fall.

Recent worship statistics: Thank you to all who worship with us in person and online! Total attendance, June 12: 346

Online statistics included represent number of views (or households),

not the number of individuals watching.

Ministry News

Amanda Mandia, Dir. -

Laura Siegle, Asst. Dir. -

Thank you!

A huge thank you to all of our teachers, coordinators, and families for making our return to in-person children’s worship! We all had so much fun throughout the year in Sunday School, Anchor and Kid’s Word, that we are already planning for next year! Laura and I will be praying for a safe, fun summer for all of our DUMC families and look forward to seeing you in service!

Register Today

for VBS 2022!

June 20 – 22 rd, 9:00-11:30 am

Click below to register kids (4yrs – 6th grade) and volunteers. Teen volunteers are welcome (7th-12th grade)! Questions? Email Laura:


For more information about these and other programs of Caring Ministries, please click link below or contact the Director, Deborah Schultheiss - Email: Deborah Schultheiss, Phone: 215-348-5224

Caregivers' Support Group

Third Thursdays

2:00 pm in Room 2

Next meeting:

Thursday, July 21

Monday nights

7:00-9:00 pm


Next session will begin in the fall.

Thursday nights

7:00-9:00 pm

Next session will begin in the fall.

Click here for more info about Caring Ministries

Question of the Week

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One quick question....

Once a week....

Some for helpful information....

Some "just for fun"....

We'd like to know what you're thinking! Some questions may be intended to elicit helpful information. Other questions may be just for fun. We hope you'll participate! We'll tell you how it turned out next week.

What one social media platform do you primarily use?
I don't use any social media platforms on a regular basis

Results of last week's "QOTW"

Thanks to those who participated last week! 

How do you like to spend your summer vacation?

  • I/we are beach bums = 35%
  • I/we like the mountains = 25%
  • I/we like to relax at home = 20%
  • I/we like to travel somewhere we have never been before = 10%
  • I/we like to hang out at the pool = 5%
  • I/we have a place we go every summer = 5%

Are you an out-of-the-box thinker?

Are you creative? Do you enjoy thinking about how the church can be more relevant to our current culture? Are you comfortable being "different"? 

If this describes you, Pastor Sunil would like you to considering being part of a new "think tank"!

Email Pastor Sunil to learn more!

Feature Articles

June Mission of the Month:


DUMC supports a number of missionaries serving around the globe.  It is the desire of our missionaries to make the gospel known and to see others reconciled to God through his Holy Word. 


Click here to donate

Lay Leader Insights:

The Prince of Peace

In times of uncertainty, illness, or unrest it can be hard to feel God's presence around us. We look around and see the commotion of the world. We witness suffering, betrayal, and chaos. Life can seem so hard.

Read more....

May 2022 Financial Report

Click here for report

Prayer Corner


Praying for Our

Congregation and Community 

Praise: Tyler, Trent, Lauren, healing

Health & Healing: Judy, Pat, Audrey, Cathy & James, Dorothy, Bernadette, Terry, Annemarie, Debbie, Leigh, Gary, Ray, Alexandra, Morgan, Pat, Marcy & John, those with Covid, Angela, David, Nathan, Corrine, Lisa, a daughter, Erica, Steve, Betty, Joe, Alison, Artie, Karen, Mary, Tyler, Lindsay, Jason, Ed, Joanna, Richard, Theresa, Sue, Beth, Nancy, Steve

Life Struggles: Victims of gun violence, Chris, Melissa, Kim, anger/division/uncertainty in our country, Ukraine and peace, families in distress, Bill, military serving abroad, those without faith, for DUMC to be a beacon of hope

Hospice: Gordon, Randy, Shirley, Rich

Grief: Family and friends of Roger Dean, James Dodaro, Boomer, and Michele; others struggling with grief

A Prayer for Our Enemies

By W. David O. Taylor

O Lord, you who ask us to do the impossible—to bless our enemies, to pray for those who persecute us, and to love those who seek us harm—we pray that you would do the impossible in us: Help us to love our enemies as you love them and to remember who our true enemies are: Satan, death, and the spiritual forces of evil. Perform also a miracle in our enemies by your Spirit, and in your sovereign might restrain the power of evil in this world. We pray this in the name of the One who does impossible things. Amen.

Click here for more prayers during a time of violence

DUMC Events

Summer Picnic Fun!

Though weather changed our outdoor picnic plans on Sunday, it didn't rain on our fun!

Huge thanks to everyone who jumped in to help with setup, cooking, cleanup and more! 

Take a look at some of the great fellowship and wonderful food that was enjoyed!

Peach Festival is Coming!

Saturday, August 27

Mark your calendars now

and watch for more details

in future issues of Connections!

* Book Sale *

* Silent Auction *

* Peach Breakfast *

and more....

Opportunities to Serve and Engage

Feed My Starving Children

mobile pack event to benefit Ukraine

St. Ann’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Warrington (on Route 611) is hosting a MobilePack event over Father's Day weekend, Friday, June 17 - Sunday, June 19. They are trying to pack one ocean-going container worth of food (272,160 meals) exclusively for the support and benefit of Ukrainian refugees. This is part of a larger 10,000,000 meal shipment to support Ukraine. If enough people volunteer to help, the outcome will make a huge difference in many lives.


Click here to sign up!

DUMC is collecting donations

for Worthwhile Wear's new Collegeville Thrift Store through July 8th

Worthwhile Wear celebrates the grand opening of their new Collegeville location, June 16-18, but they need more donations and volunteers. Bring donations of housewares and clothing to the DUMC lobby by July 8th, and we'll deliver them for you. Men's and boy's clothing and housewares are especially needed. (No furniture, please!)

Click here for more info!

Sunday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m.


Discussion: This Tender Land

by William Kent Krueger

Click here for future selections

Help assemble meals for the needy, isolated, shut-in. Contact Beth Fitz for more information: 215-601-8748. Next gathering: Wednesday, June 29 at 12:30 p.m. (Please note change of date.)

Pins & Needles: Fridays

9:30-11:30 a.m.


Contact Kathy Kugel at for more info

Next Blood Drive:

Tuesday, July 19

2:00 to 7:00 pm

DUMC, Overholt Hall


Appointments are preferred!

To schedule an appointment, please click here or contact Michelle Camp at

 or 703-328-9381.

Preschool News

Current Bible Studies

The Wesley Class

Adult Bible Study

9:00 am Sunday, Room 2



to join the class by Zoom!

Wednesday nights

7:30 pm, Room 10

Current study:

Experiencing God


Contact Ken Kugel for more info:

In case you missed it...

Our complete services are available to watch from links on our website:

Sanctuary Choir

"Magnificent, Marvelous, Matchless Love"


of Joshua Pankoe

6/12/22 Liturgical Service

Power of Grace

"For the Good"

For more great content from Doylestown UMC,

be sure to subscribe and watch "Doylestown UMC" on YouTube!

What's Happening at DUMC

For events coming up in the next month,

Click here!


Your event isn't listed?

Need to reserve a room?

Please call (215) 348-5224

or email Gay Brunt Miller.


Missed something in the last edition of Connections?

Click here!

Save the Dates for These Future Events

  • Saturday, August 27: Peach Festival
  • Friday-Monday, October 7-10: Feed My Starving Children (9th Annual Central Bucks MobilePack at Delaware Valley University)

We are here for you!

Want to connect with a staff member?

We are available!

Please feel free to reach out to us!

Pastor Sunil Balasundaram, Sr Pastor

John Bechtel, Business Administrator

Cindy Betancourt, Receptionist

Kristen Bound, Social Media Coord

Ken Buckner, Weekend Bldg Specialist

Mark Charles, Evening Bldg Specialist

Diana Durbin, Adult Bells Choir Director

Trevor Foster, AVL Technical Coord

Pastor Paul Georgulis, Student Min

Jane Gregoire, Children's Bells Director

Beth Houlton, Contemp Worship Ldr

Stephanie Hume, Director of Music

Laurie Lewis, Lay Ldr/Min of Visitation

Amanda Mandia, Dir of Children's Min

Emily Mandia, Pro Presenter Designer

Gay Brunt Miller, Admin Asst

Deborah Schultheiss, Dir/Caring Min

Scott Shead, Live Streaming Technician

Laura Siegle, Asst Dir of Children's Min

Temple Sieger, 11:11 Worship Leader

Sean Smith, Facilities Manager 

Please feel free to call or email us!


Call us - phone: 215-348-5224 (phones are answered M-F, 9 am to 4 pm)

To schedule facilities, please contact Gay Brunt Miller.

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