The Weekly: November 20, 2020
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Advent Small Groups

Join a three week small group to dream through advent with your Duke Memorial Family. We will use the art and poetry offered in the Daily Devotional as our conversation guide.
Various days and times available.
Online Worship

Ginny was so excited for worship on Sunday and missed her church family so much that she built a Duke Memorial in the living room. Ginny and her parents worshiped via the live-stream with Duke Memorial and their friends right there with them.
You can worship with Ginny every Sunday Morning at 10:55 am at dukememorial.org→
Engage
Advent at Home Kits

Kits are available at the church office Monday -Thursday 9:30AM - 4:30PM.

You can mix and match your kit with the items that will make advent special at home.
Available items include:
  • Advent Daily Devotional (with special art and poetry) .pdf→
  • Advent Yard Sign
  • Advent Wreath supplies
  • Advent wreath and activities for children & families
  • Candles and Silent Night music for Christmas Eve
Mobile Market
Saturday, Nov 21st

No training required. Share fellowship, food and laughs with our fantastic West End Volunteer team as we distribute fresh, healthy food to hundreds of families here at Duke Memorial. There are a variety of roles available.

Church Council

The last meeting for 2020 of Church Council will be Tuesday, December 1, at 7:00. The meeting will be virtual via Zoom. The main order of business will be assessing the implementation status of the FIT Force (Full Inclusion Task Force) and getting an update from the ART Force (Anti Racism Task Force).

All are welcome to attend.
Contact Frank Brown (chair) if you have questions.

Announcements
Staff Love Offering

In the spirit of Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Staff Parish Relations Committee would like to take up a monetary collection for a Love Offering to be shared among the staff of Duke Memorial. It is our hope that you will prayerfully consider making a contribution this holiday season as a token of your appreciation of all that our wonderful staff does year round, keeping in mind the pivoting required in the last eight months and as we move forward. We also hope that you can do this in the same spirit in which the wise men brought gifts to our savior, Jesus, in celebration of his birth. No gift is too small and, of course, all gifts are tax-deductible. 

Your gift can be in the form of a check made payable to Duke Memorial and mark it for the Love Offering and mailed to the church. 
It can also be in the form of an online payment Give Now→

We thank you in advance for your gifts.
Gifts will be accepted through December 31st
A Note from Trustees

The Book of Discipline calls on the Trustees to provide oversight and care to our campus and the parsonage. Our Physical Plant Director, Joe Stevens, works closely with us to maintain our campus and grounds. Often members notice items around the church that need attention or repair. In order to make certain we can address each request we ask that all communication come through the Trustees. We have asked Joe, Heather and the rest of the staff to forward all requests to us so that we can maintain a comprehensive list to tackle as funds are available.
My direct email address is adawccpi@aol.com.
Tad DeBerry - Chair - Trustees
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.

11/22 - Dr. Harold Speight, Dodd Browning, Lani Hunsaker, Vivienne Kim
11/24 - Kylie Hoover, Elijah Snider
11/25 - Lynda Myers
11/26 - Delaina Buehler, Kerry Burch, Michael Carpenter, Isaebella Carpenter
11/27 - Kevin Witte, Sarah OKeefe, Amber Ashman
11/28 - Clint Spence, Nancy Damon, Cherry Hairston, Benjamin Simpson, Elizabeth Brown, George Hoke
Community
Corridor District District Superintendent
Update from Rev. Mike Frese (District Superintendent): Thanks to all who have prayed for my parents, Bob and Gwen Frese. Gwen was released from the hospital after only 3 days. Bob was not able to recover and passed away today. Please keep the Frese family in your prayers.
Worship

Sunday Worship will continue online with live-stream and church chat.
Groups

Formation groups will continue online and may gather in small groups inside at DMUMC.**
Meetings

Committee meetings will continue online and may gather in small groups inside at DMUMC.**
Serve

We encourage acts of service through Duke Memorial and ​our Partners.
** With Restrictions. All reservations must be coordinated by the church office
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.