Week of February 11, 2024

Included in this issue:

  • February Mission of the Month: MISSIONARIES - Give | Watch video | Mission Update
  • CSSH Code Blue Thank you!
  • Local thrift stores highlighted on Good Morning Philadelphia
  • Discovery Service Projects Taco Tuesday - Thank you!
  • Spring musical Auditions tomorrow - Sat., February 10, 9 am - 12 pm
  • REMINDER: Youth Hoagie Fundraiser - pick up your order, Sunday, February 11
  • No Fusion or Elevation, Sunday, February 11
  • New Studies: Reflections (Tue., 2/13),Wednesday Men's Group (Wed., 2/14), Nourish (Sat., 2/17), and Unfiltered (Sun., 2/18)
  • Ash Wednesday, February 14
  • Soup Supper sign-up, Wednesday, February 14, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Lent and Easter schedule posted below, Nursery & Kids' Club available
  • Covered dish luncheon sign-up, Sunday, February 18, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Caring For Friends, Wednesday, February 21 at 12:30 pm
  • Book Group meets Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 pm
  • Blood Drive sign-up, Tuesday, February 27, 3:00 - 8:00 pm
  • GriefShare sign-up link added for March session
  • Easter flowers available to order - deadline Sunday, March 17
  • Easter Eggstravaganza sign-up, Sat., March 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Adult volunteers needed for Youth Ministries & DUMC Kids' - see details
  • Sponsors needed for youth mission trip, please contact Lenae
  • Save The Date section is bursting with activities below
  • Celebration of Life details for Barbara Carlson

Current Worship Series

"Jesus’ Seven 'I Am' Statements"

(From the Gospel of John)

9:00 am

Contemporary Worship*

Anchor

No Fusion

Nursery

Sunday School

Wesley Class


  10:10 am

Liturgical Worship*

Nursery

 

11:11 am

Word & Worship*

Nursery

Kids' Word


*Live broadcast

For links:

DoylestownUMC.com

February 11 – Mountaintop Moments: Jesus' Transfiguration

Luke 9:28-36


February 18 – Missionaries


Scout Sunday

February 25 – I Am The Bread Of Life


March 3 – I Am The Light Of The World


March 10 – I Am The Door Of The Sheep; I Am The Good Shepherd


March 17 – I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life


March 24 – I Am The True Vine...I Am The Vine


March 31 – I Am The Resurrection And The Life

Nursery Care


-Our Nursery care is available for children aged 0-5 years on Sundays.

-Nursery hours are 8:50 am - 12:15 pm.

*The Nursery staff and volunteers are “Safe Sanctuary” certified and have completed all relevant background checks. Register here

WORSHIP STATISTICS & HAPPENINGS

Thank you to all who worship with us in person and online!



In-person attendance for February 4: 304

Online attendance: 284*


In-person number includes children in Nursery, Anchor/Fusion/Sunday School and Kid's Word.

*Online number represents the number of views (or households), not the number of individuals watching.

Taco Tuesday - Thank You!


Thank you to DUMC for hosting Taco Tuesday for Discovery Service Projects (DSP). A festive time was had by all! $1,050 was raised for DSP's domestic work trip to Charlestown, West Virginia in April. 

COVERED DISH LUNCHEON

(Bring a dish to share)


Sunday, February 18

12:00 – 2:00 pm

Overholt Hall


Come celebrate our visiting missionaries

– Doug & Shelly

RSVP to Karen Condit

*Click image below to sign up!

LENT

2024 Lenten Soup Suppers

 

Back by popular demand! Dig out those recipes and get ready to simmer. We are asking for donations of bread, cornbread, fresh cut fruit, or canned fruit, in addition to soups (no sweets/desserts out of respect for Christ's sacrifice). The first supper will be on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2024 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. SIGN-UP online or in the lobby. All proceeds will go to supporting our Vacation Bible School.

Please CLICK HERE if you can't donate time, but would like to support the Soup Suppers.

Kids' Club!

Beginning Wednesday, February 14 (Ash Wednesday), Kids' Club will be meeting weekly during the Lenten Services (7:00 - 7:45 pm). Families can start the evening enjoying the Soup Supper together. Afterwards, parents can attend the service, while Kids' Club meets in Overholt Hall. More information to come!


Wednesdays in Lent

 "Unnamed Women of the Gospels"

7:00 pm


February 14 - Ash Wednesday (Livestream)

The Unnamed Women Who Ministered To Jesus

Luke 8:2-3; Mark 15:40-41

 

February 21 - The Syrophoenician Woman

Mark 7:24-30

 

February 28 - The Grieving Widow

 Luke 7:11-17


March 6 - The Crippled Woman

Luke 13:10-17

 

March 13 - The Woman Who Lived A Sinful Life

 Luke 7:36-50


March 20 - The Widow With The Two Coins

 Mark 12:41-44


Please note: Wednesday Lenten services will be in person only (ASH Wednesday will be livestreamed).

*Nursery care and Kids' Club will be available.

HOLY WEEK

Sunday, March 24

Palm/Passion Sunday

Thursday, March 28, 7:00 pm

Holy Thursday Drama

with Communion

Friday, March 29, 7:00 pm

Good Friday Service

EASTER

Would you like to remember or honor a loved one with a beautiful Easter flower? Or simply help to beautify the Sanctuary to the glory of God?

 

*All remembrances will be acknowledged in the March 31 Easter edition of the Connections eNewsletter.

 

6” White Easter Lilies - $12.00 (4 – 7 blooms)

6” Tulips - $10.00 (5 – 6 blooms)

6” Daffodils - $10.00 (5 – 6 blooms) 

 

Fill out form ONLINE -or- PRINT/FILL OUT form and drop off/email to the church office.

Order deadline: SUNDAY, MARCH 17

March 31

Easter Sunday

 

"I Am The Resurrection And The Life"

 

9:00 / 10:10 / 11:11

There will also be an early morning Easter Celebration in the outdoor chapel

7:30 am (weather permitting)

Lent & Easter information

MUSIC

*Click image below to watch the video!

Music opportunities - Join in and share your talents!

 

All levels welcome, from novice to skilled vocalists and musicians, with an occasional need for chaperones and volunteers to help with props, costumes, and scenery.

 

SERVE & ENGAGE

Next Caring for Friends meal assembly:


Wednesday, February 21 at 12:30 pm

in the DUMC kitchen. CLICK image for more details.

Click icon above for what to do before, during, and after donating blood.

Doylestown United

Methodist Church

 

Overholt Hall

320 E. Swamp Road (Route 313)

Doylestown, PA 18901

 

Tuesday, February 27

3:00 - 8:00 pm

 

 

Click button below or

call 1-800-RED-CROSS

Schedule an Appointment

Click on the images below for more information.

For even more ways to get involved at DUMC:

FEATURE ARTICLES

February Mission of the Month:

MISSIONARIES

Our mission for the month of February is supporting our three missionary teams working around the world to be God’s hands and feet. Our missionary teams include:


·      Emma and Arasu Rajaratnam working through Logos Vision in India

CLICK HERE to see updates on Logos Vision.

·      Steve and Debbie Buckner working with the Lamb Institute in Honduras

·      Doug and Shelly Fears working in the US and training the next generation


Each family acts as a team in spreading the Word of God. They travel to countries where Christianity is the minority, is prohibited, or is discouraged by the government. In a Christian country like Honduras, teams offer support where the poor often have no hope or future.

Each of these selfless families helps to bring people to Christ through the lives they live, the service they provide, and active mentorship of those who seek Christ as their Lord and Savior. Please join us in supporting our missionary teams with your donations and prayers during the month of February.  


Watch video....

Donate to Mission of the Month

January's MOM

CSSH Code Blue

Thank you for your generous donations of toiletries (some of what was collected shown) and $2,662.50 to this local mission.

Local Thrift Stores

(DUMC Outreach)


Good Day Philadelphia recently highlighted local thrift stores and their charities: In Full Swing (A Women’s Place), Worthwhile Wear/Thrift, and Nova. DUMC directly sponsors A Women’s Place and Worthwhile Wear. Karen Condit organizes our outreach ministries.

CARE AND SUPPORT

Becky Van Dine, Caring Ministries

(215) 813-7436

*Click GriefShare logo to learn more or register.

Thursday nights

7:00 - 9:00 pm, Room 2

(New semester March 7)

Learn more about Caring Ministries

CHILDREN AND YOUTH

*Click image below to sign up!

Adult Volunteers Needed for Youth


We have a lot of opportunities for adults to get involved in the youth ministry. Read on if you're interested or know someone else who might be.


Fusion: Do you like teaching in a discussion-based learning environment? Join the Fusion team! The hope is for each team to teach a month at a time. We would like to have enough teams so each team would only teach 3 months a year (3 teaching weeks per month on average). The curriculum is provided and sent to you in advance.


Elevation: Come hang out with us on Sunday nights! Elevation is a high energy evening of games, hangout time, teaching, and small groups. We are looking to have more small group leaders involved, but it's not a requirement.


Fundraising team: Do you like brainstorming and implementing fundraisers? Come join our fundraiser committee. Every year, we need loads of help with fundraisers for our summer mission trip.


Planning team: We could really benefit from more help to plan the youth ministry quarterly calendar. We're always looking for fresh ideas on events and general planning, especially as spring approaches and we begin thinking about the summer schedule.


Click here to fill out the form -OR- email Lenae Baldwin - Director of Youth Ministries

*Interested in sponsoring our Youth Mission Trip? Contact Lenae Baldwin for more information!

*Click image below for more information

United Methodist Scholarships are available: Apply by

Wednesday, March 13


Are you aware that the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education and Ministry has low-interest loans and scholarships to help students further their education? There are more than 70 scholarships available that cover undergraduate and graduate-level studies. Applications are open now through Wednesday, March 13.

Apply Here 

Wendy Arnott, Director

WArnott@DoylestownUMC.com

Laura Siegle, Assistant Director

LSiegle@DoylestownUMC.com

Children's Ministries 2023 - 2024 Calendar

Learn more about Children's Ministries

Lenae Baldwin, Youth Director LBaldwin@DoylestownUMC.com

(267) 245-7871

Student Ministries 2023 - 2024 Calendar

Learn more about Student Ministries

BIBLE STUDIES & SMALL GROUPS

Paul Georgulis, Assistant Pastor PGeorgulis@DoylestownUMC.com

(267) 245-7874

Click the button below for updates on your favorite small group or Bible study!!

DUMC's Small Groups

Reflections - Women’s Bible Study

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Room 2

 

"The Chosen Series - Season 3"

(February 13 - April 9, no study on March 26)

 

Newcomers always welcome!

Email Laura Herbst for more information.

23/24 schedule

Wednesday Night Men's Group

Wednesdays, 7:30 - 8:30 pm, Room 10

 

"Abba's Child"

by Brennan Manning

(February 14 - April 10)

 

Click book image to purchase. Newcomers always welcome!

Email Ken Kugel or Randy Hume for more information.

NOURISH

1st Saturdays (tentative)

4:30 - 6:30 pm

Worship & Youth Center

(February 17)

 

"Join us as we discuss Jesus’ Beatitudes and how we can live "the good life!"

 

Sign up to bring a dish of your choice.

Everyone is welcome (childcare provided)!

Email Pastor Paul for more information.

Unfiltered

Women's Bible Study

Sundays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Room 22

 

"Finding I Am" by Lisa Terkeurst

(Begins February 18)

 

Click book image to purchase. Newcomers always welcome!

Email Wendy Arnott for more information.

PRAYER CORNER

Praying for our Congregation,

Community, and World


Praise/Thankfulness: Spiritual happiness, Mission trip fundraising, less pain, sunshine


Health & Healing: Rick, Kurt, Irene, injured college student, Brianna, Jack, Beth, Noah, Sandy, Jackie, Joe, Cherilyn, Laurie, Mary, Nonny & Pop Pop & Fran, Carolyn, Jeff, our son & daughter, Marie, Earl, Paul, Maddie, Josh, Anne, Carol, Iris, Helen, Karla, Johnny, Bethany S, Barb, Kathy & Elizabeth, Jane, Andre, Beth


Guidance: Peace, FT work, Meghan, Anne, Melissa, Grace Dispensers, family member, Neal, Mark, those who are deployed, conflicts around the world, Border, Kyle, Ale, family peace, those without homes, Bill, Hank, Christopher, marriage renewal, our church's Bible studies/leaders/ministers/volunteers and all 3 services


Hospice: Leigh

 

"Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant." Psalm 119:76


~Laurie Lewis and the Congregational Care Team

Barbara's Obituary

With gratitude, we remember

Barbara Ellen Carlson (Zook)

November 5, 1921 - January 21, 2024

 

Please remember Barbara's family and friends in your prayers as they grieve her loss.

 

Celebration of life:

Saturday, March 23

Service 11:00 am

at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church

Luncheon following service


In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Discovery Service Projects.

THE PRESCHOOL AT DUMC

Click image below for more information or to contact the Preschool.

   Visit our Website  

WINTER WEATHER IS HERE!

Before you venture out when the weather is bad, please:

 

Check our church website at DoylestownUMC.com

or

Call the Worship Service Hotline

(267-245-7870)

*Opt in for text updates

 

We will have the closings or service changes on both. A determination will be made by 6:00 pm on Saturday evening for Sunday morning services.

 

During weekdays, we will generally follow the lead of Central Bucks School District regarding cancellations. Any additional evening closures will be decided by 4:00 pm.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT....

"Fishers of Men"

Cherub Choir

"Somebody's Knockin'"

Sanctuary Choir, Carol Choir, and Cherub Choir

(Arr. Martin)

"Amen"

Power of Grace

*Doylestown United Methodist Church CCLI # 7127647*

Click image to watch:

Sunday's Worship Services


9:00 am Contemporary Worship

10:10 am Liturgical Worship

11:11 am Word and Worship

Offering

SAVE THE DATE....

-12 Hours of Prayer: Wed., March 6, 7 am - 7 pm

-Daylight Saving Time Begins: Sunday, March 10

-Elevation Game Night: Sunday, March 24

-Scout Troop 6 Flower sale: due March 25

-Church offices closed: Monday, April 1

-12 Hours of Prayer: Wed., April 3, 7 am - 7 pm

-Kids' Club: Wed., April 3, 5 - 6:30 pm

-Elevation Anxiety Parent Night: Sunday, April 7

-Women's Retreat: Saturday, April 13

-DUMC Kids'/Youth Glow Party: Saturday, April 13

-Kids' Club: Wed., April 17, 5 - 6:30 pm

-Power of Grace Concert: Sat., April 20, 7 - 8:30 pm

-12 Hours of Prayer: Wed., May 1, 7 am - 7 pm

-Kids' Club: Wed., May 1, 5 - 6:30 pm

-Spring Musical: Sat. May 4 @ 7 pm & Sun. May 5 @ 9 am

-Philadelphia Bronze: Sat., May 4, 4 -5 :30 pm (Tentative)

-Mother's Day: Sunday, May 12

-Feed My Starving Children Meal-Pack: May 16 - 20

-Kids' Club: Wed., May 15, 5 - 6:30 pm

-Confirmation Ceremony: Sunday, May 19

-Elevation End of Year Cookout: Sunday, May 19

4 Week Calendar

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

-A/V Team: Lighting, cameras, audio & media, contact Trevor Foster

-Children's and Student Ministries: Teachers and subs sign up

-Choir/Musicals: Adult chaperones & helpers, contact Stephanie Hume

-Coffee/Hospitality: Coffee setup/clean up on Sunday mornings sign up

-Preschool: Lunch aides, contact the Preschool

-Sounds of Faith and Power of Grace: Musicians, contact Temple Sieger or Kristian Frikke-Schmidt

-The Vine: Volunteers needed to run this mission, contact Becky Dragos

STAFF CONTACTS

Sunil Balasundaram, Senior Pastor

Paul Georgulis, Assistant Pastor

Lenae Baldwin, Youth Director

John Bechtel, Business Administrator

Cindy Betancourt, Receptionist

Noel de la Pena, Office Manager

Wendy Arnott, Dir. of Children's Min

Laura Siegle, Asst Dir of Children's Min

Kristian Frikke-Schmidt, Contemp. Worship Ldr

Laurie Lewis, Lay Leader/Min of Visitation

Temple Sieger, 11:11 Worship Leader

Diana Durbin, Director - Adult Bells

Jane Gregoire, Director - Youth Bells

Stephanie Hume, Director of Music

Randall Hartman, Organist

Kristen Bound, Social Media Coordinator

Scott Shead, Live Streaming Technician

Trevor Foster, AVL Technical Coord

Ken Buckner, Wknd Bldg Spec (not shown)

Mark Charles, Evening Building Specialist

Sean Smith, Facilities Manager

Office phone: (215) 348-5224 (office hours: M-F from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)


Staff schedule: Click Here

 

Schedule facilities: Cindy Betancourt

 

Submissions for Connections: Noel de la Pena

(by 12:00 pm on Mondays)

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