The Weekly: April 2, 2021
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Easter Sunday

Join us in celebrating Christ's resurrection, a sign of God's triumphant and enduring love for us.

Front Lawn Communion
In-person | This Sunday, 8:30 AM
We will begin Easter morning with a special communion service on the Front Lawn. The service will be approx. 30min. You are welcome to bring a chair.
We practice the three W's

Easter Worship
Livestream | This Sunday, 10:55 AM
We will celebrate Easter Sunday with our traditional worship service
at 10:55 AM via livestream.
In-Person Worship | April 11th

Registrations begin Monday, April 5th

We will begin limited, in-person worship in the sanctuary on Sunday, April 11th.
Registration, face coverings, social distancing, and other protocol are in place. We will also continue to offer live streaming and online resources for those worshiping from home.

Capacity Update
Based on updated guidance from state Health officials, Sanctuary attendance has been increased to 100 persons.
Childcare capacities have also been increased. Childcare during worship is available to children under 10.
Engage
Heart of the Bible

Looking for a place where you can question faith and scripture? We’ll let the Spirit lead us as we explore God, life, and faith through Holy Scripture. No homework or commitment required. Come be surprised by God. 

Join Rev. Renee Burnette for this new, ongoing Scripture study.

White Awake

Join Pastor Heather for a 6-week study of "White Awake", a journey of identifying white culture and understanding what it means for both the theological and practical journey of reconciliation.

Raising White Kids

Pastor Jennifer will be leading an 8-week study of Dr. Harvey's book that explores how parents of white children can raise them to be allies in the struggle against racism.

Feelings:
Yours, Mine, and Ours

Monday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Emotions are a powerful part of our lives and our relationships. During this one-hour session, Thomas Crichlow will draw on his experience and training as a Stephen Minister to help you learn ways of recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings in ways that can help us more authentically become the people God created us to be.

CROP Walk
ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT!

We're participating in the 2021 CROP Hunger Walk to support CWS and help families who are struggling with hunger. We're asking you to join us - with your steps and your donations - to provide more meals for the growing number of people in our community who need them, and greater food security in communities around the world.​

Let's work together again to make this year be another successful year for
The Durham CROP Walk. 
Team Duke Memorial UMC, team captain Sid Allen.
Donte online or donate by check (make out to "CWS CROP" and mail to church)
Announcements
Church Center


Church Center is the new home of your online profile at Duke Memorial.
Over the coming months, Church Center will become your central hub for engaging with the many opportunities, groups, and people of Duke Memorial. 

Current Features

Member Directory
All current members have received an emailed invite to join the member directory.
Add a picture of you/your household and select what you would like to share!
The member directory is a wonderful resource to keep us connected to one another and we are excited to bring this refreshed resource to the congregation.

Worship Registrations
The first registration event will be visible on April 5th.
This new registration system is connected to your member profile, making registration fast and simple.

​You can always reach out to the church office if you have any questions or issues. 
office@dukememorial.org | 919-683-3467.104

Our former member directory, Church Life, will remain available for the next few months, however, the information will only be current as of 3/26/2021.
Happy Birthday!

We celebrate the lives of these individuals in our community. Use the Member Directory and send them a note of love and celebration.

4/4 - Lisa Yarborough, Lois Funderburk, Naoum Tavantzis
4/5 - Chris Brown, Jackson Mock
4/6 - Leo Sease
4/7 - Rita Sorensen, Sid Allen
4/8 - Jacob Pacholke, Jake Brennan, Jim Garman
4/9 - Brian Gordon, Ginger Rouse, Jared Thomas, Lisa Kukla
4/10 - Clareasa Snider, Colin Willis, Wesley Ellis
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.