The Weekly: March 20, 2020
Video Message from Pastor Heater

Watch this video Pastoral message from Pastor Heather
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:

Virtual Gathering Etiquette
As we begin to meet in new ways, here are a few tips to welcoming and loving all in a virtual world:
1. Mute yourself when not speaking
2. Raise your hand to speak
3. Be on time
4. Ensure your technology works correctly (before the meeting time)
5. Wear appropriate clothing
6. Mute video when eating (and audio)
7. Frame the camera correctly
8. Have the right light
9. Look at the camera
10. Pay attention
11. Limit background noise (turn of the tv)
12. Announce your name before speaking
Virtual Poetry Formation Group

Sundays, March 1-April 5 | 7:30 pm

We are going to try something new and different this Lent, a virtual small group that will take a closer look at the Wilderness poems designated for each week of Lent through the lens of Lectio Divina.
Please join us! More information and instructions to join at
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.
COVID-19 Response | Serving

Visit our COVID-19 Response page for an up-to-date list of opportunities to support our congregation and community through our trusted organizational partners.
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)
A Message from the Bishop | Rev. Hope Morgan Ward

Dear United Methodist laity and clergy,

Grace and peace today in the name of the One who says, I am the Lord who heals you.*

In these uncertain days, we draw upon the gifts of the Triune God and experience the deep well of strength, hope and love. Thank you for your creativity, patience, perseverance and faithfulness as you lead your church in virtual worship, telephone communication, prayer and mutual support.
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 for distribution in email and bulletin are due by Wednesday at 5pm.

Submit announcements and questions to Mark in the church office.