The Weekly: April 3, 2020
FEATURED
Video Message from Minister Cyril

Find Peace, Comfort, & "Blessed Assurance" during this time of wilderness. Join as Minister of Music, Cyril Murphy, leads us in song. 
CONNECT
Centering Time with Your Pastors

We invite you to gather with us online for 30 minutes of prayer.
Mondays at 8:00 am | Wednesdays at 12:00 noon | Fridays at 5:00 pm 

To join us, go to  dukememorial.org/formation
Adult Spiritual Formation

Adult Spiritual Formation continues … in a new way!
In scripture we are reminded, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). So in this season of increasing physical disconnection, we want to create space to stay connected spiritually and emotionally, to encourage and build one another up.

We have added to our church website links for each small group to “gather” virtually. The link is unique to each group AND can be used at the usually scheduled time AND at any other time the group chooses.
You can find our smalls groups and online links at: dukememorial.org/formation
Resources for Parents and Children

Pastor Jennifer has created and compiled a list of resources for parents and children including daily schedules, coloring pages, education materials, and more.
SERVE
Good Samaritan Fund

As the Spread of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on low-income and hourly workers, the assistance provided by the Good Samaritan fund will only become more critical. Your financial contribution will help provide food, housing security, and vital utilities for our Durham Neighbors. Please give by texting the above or giving online HERE .
Families Moving Forward

​"As an essential service, we are still here and are doing our best to continue to serve and support the families as best as we can.
We are thankful for everything that you do for FMF and our guests. We’ve set up a page on our website at fmfnc.org/covid19needs with current needs if you’d like to help.
Durham CROP Walk

Your financial gift is important now more than ever…. The April 5th CROP Walk will now be hosted online! "Walkers and Sponsors are still needed -  register and donate online . (team name: Duke Memorial UMC)
COMMUNITY
Happy Birthday

This week we celebrate the lives of these individuals in our community. Use the Member Directory and send them a note of love and encouragement.

04/02 - John Legge, Ryan Haynes
04/03 - Betty Craig, George Davis, Amy Brown, Aaron Braun
04/04 - Lisa Yarborough, Lois Funderburk, Naoum Tavantzis, Andrew Magette
04/05 - Chris Brown, Jackson Mock
04/06 - Leo Sease
04/07 - Rita Sorensen, Sid Allen
04/08 - Jim Garman, Jake Brennan, Jacob Pacholke
04/09 - Ginger Rouse, Lisa Kukla, Jared Thomas, Brian Gordon
04/10 - Wesley Ellis, Clareasa Snider, Colin Willis
04/11 - Robert Teer, Matt Coble, Chris Kukla, Ashley Epting
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.