The Weekly: June 26, 2020
Durham CAN | Affordable Housing

These are the words Pastor Heather referenced as she spoke to City Council on Monday June 15th, prior to their unanimous vote that secured 80 units of affordable housing across the street at the former police headquarters.

"We, at Duke Memorial, are called to make sure there is a place for all God's children in our neighborhood. One of the ways we show up as a congregation to do that work is through our membership in Durham CAN."

If you'd like to learn more about Durham CAN and how you can get involved,
Evening Prayer On The Front Lawn
Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 pm

Join your church family for evening prayer on Wednesday evening, July 1, 7:00 pm. Bathrooms will be accessible and the sanctuary will be open for those who want to meditate and reflect in silence. Bring your own blanket and/or chairs and a picnic dinner if you'd like. Masks and social distancing required.
Church Council | Full Inclusion

 On Tuesday, June 23, in recognition that much work remains to be done for us to reach full inclusion, the Church Council voted to reconvene the Full Inclusion Task Force with new membership and new focus on full inclusion across racial lines.

If you feel called to participate in the ministry of racial reconciliation or want more information, please contact Frank Brown (Council Chair), Gair McCullough (Council Vice-chair) or Pastor Heather Rodrigues
Duke Memorial Scholarships

Applications for Duke Memorial's two scholarships are now OPEN for the 2020-2021 academic year .
Applications deadline: July 1, 2020.
Centering Time with Your Pastors
A moment of peace, hope, & renewal.

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

Upper Room Devotionals

If you would like a copy of the July-August Upper Room Devotional, please email

Mailing Address
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Durham CAN | Reentry Support

As part of the ongoing COVID-19 suppression efforts in our prisons, a large number of our incarcerated community will be returning home in the near future. 
Durham County expects to receive about ten returnees. As part of the process of being welcomed home, these persons receive a welcome home box prepared by local citizenry. 

Should you be interested in preparing such a box, please see these instructions and contact Frank Brown. Information on the city's "Welcome Home" program may be found at the Durham Innovation Team's website.
Serve in Worship | Live Stream

We are so grateful for everyone joining us for online worship!
There is a lot of work behind the scenes to worship with you on Sunday Mornings.

If you have interest in contributing your time and skills to help the AV team in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings (following the three W's),
please email Mark in the church office.

Opportunities include cuing slides, camera operation, and audio management.
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.

6/28 - Caitlin Paisley, Thomas Smith
6/29 - Taylor Bagley
6/30 - Mary Lee Bailey, John Davis MacMillan
7/1 - Tiffanie Hoover, Claire Sears
7/2 - Fred Mason Jr, Stephan Whilden,
7/3 - Houston Bagley
7/4 - Beulah Latta, Lena Tonkin, Makenna Toms
Stand Against Racism

The Young Clergy of the North Carolina Annual Conference
of the United Methodist Church invite Clergy and Laity of all
faiths to take a stand against racism, white supremacy, and police brutality.

• Where: NC Capitol Building
• When: June 27th 1:00pm
• Why: Faith community becoming anti-racist

Clergy please wear a red stole or clergy shirt or red ribbon.
Everyone must wear a mask and be mindful of physical distancing!


Worship will continue online with livestream and church chat.

Formation groups will continue online and may gather in small groups outside.

All committee meetings will continue online.

We encourage serving with our community partners.
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.