The Weekly: September 27, 2019
WELCOME | INCLUSION | PRIDE
As the Durham community celebrates PRIDE this month in support of LGBTQ persons, Duke Memorial will offer many opportunities for church and community members to join in the celebration.
Join in the Parade | Saturday 09/28

Join your Duke Memorial family as we march together in the annual Durham PRIDE parade as a symbol of our welcome and inclusion of ALL persons. The parade and East campus festival are family friendly, celebratory spaces that provide a clear message of love to LGBTQ persons. 

Meet Location: Duke Memorial 10am
Parade Location: Duke East Campus 11am
Parade Number: 111
Queerly Beloved | Sunday, 5:30pm
Hosted at DMUMC

Duke Memorial UMC and Calvary-Resurrection UMC would like to invite you to be a part of a special worship service on September 29th. We seek to create a space where God's radical love for queer bodies can be joyously expressed by voices that have been kept quiet for too long: a worship service for queer people, led by queer people, and open to all of God's children , regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status or body capability.
Church Council | Full Inclusion

Our journey together towards full inclusion continues with this report from the Full Inclusion Task Force. View the report and a letter from our Church Council leadership with the link below.
ENGAGE
Primetimers

Our next gathering will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd in Whitford Hall at 11:30am. The speaker will be Lisa Kistler who is in Marketing at Croasdaile. Please bring a covered dish if you can. If you can’t, please come anyway.
Seekers Connection

Wednesday's, 8am-9am in the Soul Café. Our study, Living the Questions, offers a chance to reconsider old “answers” for faith’s most perplexing problems, learning to love the questions and Mystery of God. All are welcome and encouraged to join for this short term, video-based discussion/study. Questions? Contact Laurie Hays Coffman, Croasdaile Village Chaplain: revlhc@gmail.com
Wednesday Morning Ladies

Wednesday's at 9:30 AM in the Soul Café. We will be reading and discussing “Inspired” by Rachel Held Evans. We are a wonderfully mixed group and would welcome all interested. If you have any questions, please call Barbara Self at 919-383-1830 or Karalyn Colopy at 919-956-7875.
Thursday Morning Group

Thursday at 10:30am in the Soul Café. A continuation of the previously known, Cup of your life group, this year’s study will focus on Thomas A Langfor’s Christian Wholeness. All are welcome to explore God’s grace. 
Joy Club

A group of adults who enjoy fellowship and outings to interesting places and events in our area. New events begin this month with a guided tour of Bennett Place Historic Site. See all upcoming events and dates HERE .
COMMUNITY
Garden Guild | Fall Craft Sale
In recognition of the long partnership of the Garden guild and Duke Memorial, proceeds from the sale will benefit the missions and ministries of the congregation.
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors | Durham CROP Walk
Celebrate World Food Day on Wednesday, Oct. 16th, by dining at a CROP Partner Restaurant and know that not only are you enjoying yourself and having a great meal, you are also making a difference for your neighbors in need. Participating restaurants have agreed to donate 10% of their proceeds to the Durham CROP Hunger Walk. More information and full list of restaurants at durhamcropwalk.org
WELCOME STATEMENT
As our Lord Jesus Christ calls us to love and accept every person, Duke Memorial United Methodist Church welcomes into our life together those of every age, race, ethnic background, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, family or socioeconomic status, educational background, and physical or mental ability. In our commitment to the reconciliation of all persons as beloved children of God, we celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and dignity of all. We invite you to join us in our faith journey toward discipleship in Christ with mutual respect, understanding, and love.
Sunday Connections
Sunday School | 9:45am
Options for all ages, nursery available

Welcome Center | 10:00am
Coffee and donuts

Worship | 10:55am
All ages welcome, nursery provided
Announcements
Announcements for distribution in email and bulletin are due by Wednesday at 5pm.

Submit announcements and questions to Mark in the church office.