The Weekly: May 22, 2020
Reentry Update | May 22, 2020
As city and state governments continue to differ on how to phase back into life together, we stand committed to a process that fosters health and wholeness.

This was a priority for John Wesley, founder of Methodism, even as it is for us: To foster practices that lead to faithfulness in the way of Jesus, practices that first seek to "do no harm". Because so many in our faith family are highly vulnerable, we are committed to a reentry process that chooses well-being over speed. 

We will continue to gather virtually as a congregation for worship and small groups as we regularly reassess the safety of meeting in person.   congregational survey  will be sent out next Friday that will also allow for your voice to be heard.

​Ultimately, any decisions made by the Ministry Team, in conversation with the Church Council, will be based upon updates from government officials, health experts, and denominational leaders.  

Thank you for your ongoing faithfulness as we seek to worship, fellowship, study, and pray together in ways that are healthy and sustainable.
Heather Rodrigues
Lead Pastor, Duke Memorial UMC

Worship will continue online with livestream and church chat.

All formation groups will continue online.

All committee meetings will continue online.

We encourage serving with our community partners.
New Beginnings | A message from Pastor Heather
Pastor Heather shares how new light is beginning to break through the chaos of pandemic shutdowns and restrictions.
Centering Time with Your Pastors

We invite you to gather with us online for 30 minutes of prayer.
  • Mondays at 9:00 am
  • Wednesdays at 12:00 noon
  • Fridays at 5:00 pm

Opportunities for Children and Families
Email Pastor Jennifer to receive email updates for Children's ministry oppotunities.
Children's Chapel

Pastor Jennifer meets with children every Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm for Children's Chapel. Kiddos of all ages are welcome to come for time to share, read a Bible story, hear a silly story, sing songs, and we've recently begun focusing on learning about The Lord's Prayer. Click on this link to join us each week!
Request a Hymnal

Have a piece of Duke Memorial with you as you worship from home. Sing the harmonies or just have easier to read text.

Send requests for delivery to Mark in the
church office.

Loaned hymnals will be logged and return instructions given upon re-opening.
A Note from the Trustees

One of the duties of the Trustees is to inventory the Church's assets and report to the Conference. Included in this is an estimate of the value of our buildings and grounds. We need someone to help us with this valuation. Do you have skills, whether professional or amateur in this area? Contact Tad DeBerry if you'd like to help!
Tablet Donation

Do you have extra tech laying around?
Duke Memorial can use your extra tablets as we continue to transform our offerings to match this increasingly digital time.

Contact Mark in the church office to inquire about donating your extra gear.
COVID-19 Masks
Church members who sew have volunteered to provide cloth masks (free of charge) to individuals who need them.

Click here to request masks for yourself and members of your household, and they will be delivered promptly to your home.

All masks should be washed with soap after each wearing.
Happy Birthday!
We celebrate the lives of these individuals in our community. Use the Member Directory and send them a note of love and encouragement.

5/24 - Jean Maynard, Anne Wood, Carol Worsley, Payton Bagley
5/25 - Mary Coffman
5/26 - Ada Brown
5/27 - Jim Pacholke, Andrew Hoke, Sterling Schmitt
5/28 - Shirley Few, Donna Elium, Gair McCullough, Elizabeth Jones, Elizabeth Lamb
5/30 - Maryellen Stone, Edgar Toms III, Rev. Chris Donald
From the Bishop: An Aldersgate Letter - Bishop's Office...

Dear United Methodist friends, Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. This year, Ascension Day and Aldersgate Day converge meaningfully on our calendars this Sunday, May 24.

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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.