The Weekly: September 08, 2019
NEWS
Jump In This Sunday!

Jump into life at Duke Memorial after church on Sunday! With everyone back form summer adventures, we'll have a family reunion with a delicious catered lunch from chef Cyril and fun on the front lawn with kid and adult bouncy houses and games for everyone!

Thanks to all of you, there's a lot happening at Duke Memorial! From missions in our community to opportunities of fellowship, you share the love of Christ here and beyond.



On Sunday:
  • Come wearing clothes for fun (you too adults!)
  • Grab a nametag at worship and include how you live our Mission. (small groups, missions, ministries etc.)
  • Enjoy a wonderful meal after Worship. (all food provided)
  • Have fun outside! bouncy houses, lawn games, and music Oh My!
  • Take selfies with people who have name tags that interest you and post them on our Facebook!
Please help support the costs of programming and lunch with a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Families Moving Forward | NEXT WEEK!
An accidental communication error had our next date for FMF incorrect. We will serve at FMF NEXT WEEK! Help provide care for otherwise-homeless families in our community by volunteering at Families Moving Forward. A variety of roles available.
Please Email: Roger Loyd ASAP
Employment Opportunity | Minister of Adult Discipleship and WItness
Duke Memorial United Methodist Church is seeking an experienced and qualified Minister of Adult Discipleship and Witness to lead new people coming to faith in Christ and to help others grow in their faith. This person will be committed to team-based ministry—working with lay teams and with a staff team—to enable the Church to achieve its mission. Find more information and direct interested persons to dukememorial.org 
New Door Code
The current member access code will expire on 09/09. To obtain the new door code, please submit a request online.
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.
PRIDE Interfaith Summit | Friday 09/20
Hosted at DMUMC

A day of fellowship, education, and sharing of resources for faith and LGBTQ+ communities. Explore what it means to be open and affirming, and learn how to minister to the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The event will include workshops, a panel discussion, and a community lunch. All people with love in their hearts and progress fueling them are welcome to attend the event. Admission is free, but registration is required.
Queerly Beloved | Sunday 09/29
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 , at the end of the Pride: Durham weekend. From the sermon, to the prayers, to the community liturgy, to the music, the service will be led by persons who identify as part of the queer community. 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.
Join in the Parade | Saturday 09/28

Join your Duke Memorial family and other local United Methodist Churches as we march together in the PRIDE Durham Parade. We had a great turnout for our first year as we showed a clear sign of welcome to the Durham LGBTQ community. This family friendly event will take place Saturday (09/28) morning on Duke's East campus. More info and registration coming soon!
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
SPRC | Listening Sessions
Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to hear from you. Below is a list of the current members of the SPRC. Although you can contact any of us when you have a concern, an idea or a joy to share, we recognize that this is an important time in the life of our congregation and we would like to provide a specific space and time to talk with you. Members of the SPRC will host listening sessions on two upcoming Sundays at the times listed below. Please join us, or contact any SPRC member if you’d like to arrange a different time for discussion:

10:00 -10:45am · September 15 & 22 · Lullaby Room
12:15-1:00pm · September 15 & 22 · Parlor

Tony Nicholson, Chair 919-672-4363 · anthonydnicholson@gmail.com
Louise Rollins 919-740-6734 · louiserollins@mindspring.com
Beverly Christian 919-324-5237 · beverly.benton@gmail.com
Erika Sasser 919-699-0565 · erika.sasser93@gmail.com
Lee Ann Gelinne 919-475-3657 · gelinnela@gmail.com
Stan Coffman 919-699-1276 · scoffman@medmediasolutions.com Staff Parish
Beer & Hymns | Sunday 09/15
Wednesday Morning Ladies
Join us out in the community to sing with our neighbors and support Families Moving Forward on September 15th for BEER & HYMNS @ Fullsteam Brewery . Singing begins @ 7:30pm. Led by Jesse James DeConto of the local band The Pinkerton Raid, Beer & Hymns offers a family friendly environment bringing together fellowship, hymns, spiritual songs a touch of nostalgia, good eats and good drinks!
Our Study Group will begin the fall session September 25 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.
SUPPORT
Love Offering | Cullen McKenney
To show our appreciation for Cullen as an important and dedicated member of our staff, the Staff Parish Relations Committee is providing an opportunity for the church family to contribute to a special Love Gift Offering. We hope you will give prayerful consideration to making a contribution. Your check should be made payable to DMUMC with “Cullen Love Offering” on the memo line and mark for attention Financial Secretary.
Mobile Market | 09/21
Help local community members gain access to quality food and produce by serving at Mobile Market July 20th. A varitey of roles available.
SPRC | Olivia Suarez
Due to ongoing medical issues associated with injuries sustained last September at her home, Duke Memorial Custodian Olivia Suarez is uncertain of her return to work. In recognition of her 19 years of dedicated service to this congregation, SPRC would like to invite you to contribute to a love offering for Olivia.
Please donate online or mail a check to the Church made out to Olivia Suarez.
Olivia holds a special place in the heart of Duke Memorial, and we pray that she may experience a complete recovery from her injuries.
COMMUNITY
DMWS | Dinning Out

Join us for DMWS Dining Out at Mellow Mushroom at American TobaccoonTuesday, September 17th, all day! DMWS will receive 10% of all dine-in and take-out orders when DMWS is mentioned to staff and receipt is placed in the designated location.
Methodist Federation for Social Action | Jack Crum Conference 2019
Epworth UMC, Sat, 09/14 9am
 
This is less a conference and more of an experience in dealing with institutional sin. We will hear the history of civic and corporate indulgence in taking from the poor over all of history and how the challenges that Jesus made expose this institutional sin.
Using a real life case study and a series of current events in North Carolina that has reinforced segregation, poverty, and financial greed, we will participate in examining the root causes and practices of governance authorities, civic institutions, and even the church and examine ways to use the Power of the Gospel to challenge these institutions.

There is no cost for registration or food. Light breakfast and lunch provided.
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.