"The DUMC CIRCUIT WRITER"
Dallas United Methodist Church
565 SE LaCreole Drive, Dallas OR 97338 - 503-623-2481
Pastor Rebecca Patterson - 423-779-6587
Two (2) Ways to View Worship on Sunday, May 9, 2021


LIVE ZOOM Worship Service (click the word ZOOM)
(Begins at 10:55 a.m.)
Meeting ID: 898 6981 3567
Passcode: 812240
One tap mobile
Using your home phone - DIAL -- 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID: 898 6981 3567
(listen for telephone instructions)
John 15: 9 - 17
"Love Like a Nurturer"
Pastor Rebecca Patterson
Pastor Rebecca will be out of the church office May 8 - 16 visiting with family - she will be working remotely but will be available for pastoral emergencies at 423-779-6587.
She will also be out of the church office from May 24 - 28
while she works on worship planning for the coming year.
Grab a cup of coffee and get to visit with some folks you might not have seen for a while!
DIAL-UP
WORSHIP SERVICE

The ability to use your phone to listen to worship is available!
Please call - 1-669-900-6833
Meeting ID - 898-6981-3567 Password - 812 240
Follow the directions to listen! Share with your friends and family who are not internet connected!
WHAT'S GOIN' ON THIS WEEK AT DUMC
SUNDAY - May 9
11:00 a.m. - Sunday Worship Service via ZOOM
12 noon - Coffee Hour via ZOOM

MONDAY - May 11
2:00 p.m. - Trustees/Finance Committee Meeting via ZOOM

TUESDAY - May 11
8:30 a.m. - Church Yard Work
4:30 p.m. - Communications Meeting via ZOOM'

THURSDAY - May 13
4:30 p.m. - James2 Drive-thru Community Meal

SUNDAY - May 16
11:00 a.m. - Worship Service via ZOOM
12 noon - Coffee Hour via ZOOM
Sunday - June 6 - 10:00 a.m.
DRIVE-UP COMMUNION WORSHIP SERVICE
Please bring your own elements and Pastor Rebeccca will consecrate them.
You may also bring your own lawn chair and sit next to your car outside (if the weather permits)
We will still social distance and wear masks.
TUESDAY
8:30 a.m. - MAY 11th
CHURCH YARD WORK "ANGELS"
Hope you can join us again on Tuesday, May 11, for another day of work, conversation and coffee!
Some really good progress has been made in cleaning up the spots where were damaged by the water pipe work, by filling the holes, moving the rocks, and removing the gravel on the
surface. We need help with spreading "bark" in the all the beds around the church.
There are still weeds to pull, but things are looking much better; the azaleas have started blooming beautifully and hopefully the reminder of the yard will look as good as they do.

Thanks to Jean Rogers for organizing the "church yard crew" - you all are amazing!
Please contact Jean Rogers, 971-600-5205, with questions or concerns.
Janet & Will Smith spreading bark out front of the church offices
Gary Medsker unloading more bark for the church grounds
Jean Rogers inspecting the beautiful flowers
Will Smith and Roy Rogers checking over a wheelbarrow in preparation for bark to be spread!
Some of our beautiful flowers/shrubs by the church office. Carolyn Wall was helping but we missed getting her in a photo - thanks everyone for all your hard work!
ZOOM PUB THEOLOGY
Will begin the 1st week in July
More information will be available soon
PARTICIPATE IN WORSHIP SERVICES
Would you like to participate with others in our Sunday Worship Service? We are looking for anyone who is interested to please contact the church office and let them know of your interest.
It could be reading a scripture, prayer or recording of your favorite hymn - there are all kinds of ways to take part in worship.
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right to read online)
May - June 2021 Upper Room Devotionals are available in regular print and large print. If you would like one mailed to you please email the church office - tumcatsalem@gmail.com or give the church office a call 503-623-2481 and leave your name and phone number and we will contact you for your mailing address and get one mailed to you.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL MEETING VIA ZOOM on Tuesday, April 27, 5:30 p.m.

  • Financial Report discussion
  • Thanks to Craig Howlett and Gary Medsker for installing new lights in the sanctuary
  • Discussion regarding a plan to reopen in Phase 2 and Phase 2.1
NEXT AD COUNCIL MEETING - Monday, May 17 - 5:30 p.m.
$OLLARS & CENTS
by Pat Gillespie
April's expenses are not out of line with other months' expenses. Income is not big enough to cover them all. April 2021 contributions are $1,400 less than those in April 2020. The General Fund checking balance is close to zero.
The work of Dallas UMC continues! Please remember to give your tithes, gifts, and offerings to keep vital ministries going. If you have been distracted and have forgotten to give - no worries!
Keep Dallas UMC in mind if you do not need all of your relief payment monies.
We welcome you to mail your check to the address below or make your donation at umcdallas.wixsite.com/dallas-umc/support-us
Dallas United Methodist Church
565 SE LaCreole Drive
Dallas OR 97338
If you have questions or comments please email Pat Gillespie at trinity_pag@msn.com

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Ward (1921 - 1994), writer
You Must Wear A Face Mask 
When You Are In The Church Building

If you must enter Dallas United Methodist Church building you will need to enter on the northside of the building at the entrance to the Education Wing. There is a sign-in and sign-out sheet for each person that enters the building to sign. The Education Wing remains closed to all at this time. Please be considerate of all and keep your entrance into the building at a minimum. The church office doors have been re-keyed for the safety of our staff. Thank you all for following the guidelines for Phase 2 that have been approved by the DS.
3 Stan Reimer
10 Patty Ragsdale
13 Jean Rogers
13 Jan Perry
13 Pastor Rebecca Patterson
15 Phyllis Wood
17 Quenton Ihne
20 Melia Deters
20 Karen Hays
26 Ethan Weld
6 Connie & Dean Sedivy
11 Mary Lou & Lloyd Lefors
Those who are grieving: For the more than 580,915 in the United States who have lost their life to the COVID-19 coronavirus especially for the more than 2,539 in Oregon who have died and especially for the families and friends in our city Dallas and Polk and Marion counties.

Health Concerns: For those who are suffering from springtime allergies; for Paul McWilliams; for LaVonne Wilson; for all those who have received their 2nd COVID-19 vaccine and may be experiencing some short term side effects; for all who have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 coronavirus and are recovering; for Mary Gaither; for Roy Miller; for those on hospice care; and for all those fighting cancer; for family and friends providing love, support and advocacy for people with COVID-19 coronavirus, cancer and any other illness.

Thanksgiving & Joy: For all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and for all who care for children; for those serving on our Church Council; for those who keep our church grounds looking nice; for Patty Ragsdale, Jean Rogers, Jan Perry, and Phyllis Wood as they each celebrate their birthdays this week - Happy Birthday to each of you from your church family; Happy
Anniversary to Mary Lou & Lloyd Lefors as they celebrate their special day this week!
Others to Keep in Prayer: For all those who have been traumatized by ongoing gun violence across the United States and other parts of the world; the State of Oregon as we begin to “open up” more of our cities and as we begin to see COVID-19 infections decline, especially in Polk and Marion counties; for the many businesses as they begin to rehire folks to get their businesses back up and running after being shut down for over a year; for the homeless and those seeking shelter; for the hungry; for equality and justice for all; for those Oregon citizens who have already received their first and second COVID-19 vaccination; for all those who are still waiting to receive their vaccine; we continue to pray for all healthcare workers, all medical professionals, all 1st responders and caregivers; for healing and hope; for our leaders to have wisdom and compassion as they continue to work toward compromises to help the people of the United States; for the State of Oregon and especially the City of Dallas and our community leaders of the United States.

Our Churches & District: For Willamette UMC and Pastor Kathy Boyes and Lay Leader Chris Hellman; for all pastors, leaders and personnel in the Cascadia District and the Oregon-Idaho Conference Office.

World Prayer: For continued prayers for India where the COVID-19 infections are soaring; for Yemen, Haiti, Syria, Ethiopia and South Sudan where COVID-19 continues to rage; for those in Mexico who were injured or lost their life when the bridge collapsed; for all people around the world who continue to be impacted by COVID-19 and the new variant strains that are appearing and always for worldwide PEACE and for those who work for peace.
UPCOMING EVENTS and OTHER ITEMS INTEREST
INTERFAITH
ADVOCACY DAY
Tuesday - May 25
 
There is strength in knowledge and strength in numbers! Join with others from around Oregon at the first-ever virtual Interfaith Advocacy Day on May 25, 10 am to noon.
 
Virtually attend issue briefings and workshops on advocating for compassionate legislation on issues such as housing, hunger, health care, immigration, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform and climate justice. Following the briefings, we will make our faith voice heard in virtual meetings with state legislators. Group leaders will provide talking points and make all necessary appointments for you. Together, we can build a just, inclusive and hope-filled future for all Oregonians.

(I'm having trouble with EMO's website today, 4/22. Hopefully they will get it fixed, but if you also have trouble, try calling them at (503) 221-1054 M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - lgc)

If you know a youth who is a member of a local UMC in Cascadia District, between the ages of 12 and 18, who would both benefit from this experience and benefit the other membership, please contact the District Office at cascadia@umoi.org 
Scholarship for
Health Ministry Careers

Thanks to the generous gift given by the Wirth family and the Northwest United Methodist Foundation, the Health Ministry Team at Bend Church-United Methodist is pleased to announce the offering of one-time $1000 Scholarships for education in health-related fields. The criteria for consideration are as follows:
 
  1. Must be accepted into an accredited health-related academic program*
  2. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 on most recent grade transcript
 
Applicants who meet criteria are to provide an application completed in full, two references, and a copy of the most recent grade transcript.* The Health Ministry team will then conduct a Zoom interview. Upon award of scholarship, candidates will be expected to participate in regular check-in conversations for one academic year with the Health Ministry Team (one time per semester or quarter) for support. Applications are due by July 15th 2021.
Applications can be found at BendUMC.org under the Health Ministry Tab and may be submitted via email or mailed to:
Bend Church
? Rev Nicole Berry
680 NW Bond St
Bend, OR 97703
For questions contact: Sandy Clausen, Health Ministry Chair (clausen.sandy@gmail.com) or Rev Nicole Berry, Associate Pastor (nicole.berry@gmail.com).
*We acknowledge that it may be difficult during COVID-19 restrictions to obtain academic transcripts. As an alternative, applicants may designate one of their references as an academic reference.
*Some examples of health related fields include but are not limited to: Nursing, CNA, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Mental Health services.
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ALASKA, OREGON-IDAHO, PACIFIC NORTHWEST CONFERENCES
Virtual Conference - June 20 - 24, 2021
MENUS FOR MAY 18
May 18
Beef stew, roll and dessert
MENU FOR THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS
May 13
Sloppy joes, carrot sticks, chips, fruited jello
May 20
Baked chicken, corn, salad & dessert
DALLAS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
565 SE LaCreole Drive
Dallas OR 97338
503-623-2481