The Weekly: July 5, 2019
NEWS
Pastor Sabbatical
We continue to pray for Pastor Heather and her family during her summer sabbatical. Please see the sabbatical FAQ’s on the church’s website for more information.
ENGAGE
You are invited!   Sunday, July 28th

Our Duke Divinity Interns, Vivienne and Eliza, warmly invite you to join with friends after church in Whitford Hall for lunch following worship on  Sunday July 28th . This potluck meal will offer a chance for us to fellowship together and share about our faith journeys. We are hoping for this communal meal to be a space to eat, be heard, and listen deeply to others. Come break bread together! 

If you are planning on attending or are willing to bring a dish, please email: Vivienne  by  July 21st

Sabbath Sunday School
May 19 - August 11 from 9:45-10:45am, Bradshaw Room

Join us for a spiritual formation experience designed to make room for God in our lives as individuals, families and a congregation.
  • There will be conversation, scripture study, and centering activities for all ages.
  • Nursery will still be provided for our youngest children.
Contact Pastor Jennifer with questions!
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SUPPORT
Call for Borrowed Books
If you have borrowed books or other materials from the church library, please kindly return them to the church office. The library is currently undergoing a much needed inventory and modernization, and all checked out materials are required for its successful completion. Please contact the church office with questions. 
SPRC Update | 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.

Olivia holds a special place in the heart of Duke Memorial, and we pray that she may experience a complete recovery from her injuries
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Community
Durham CAN | Affordable Housing Celebration
The fruit of Durham CAN's leaders' and our hard work becomes a reality!  
Durham CAN organized during the last four years to ensure the construction of 82 units of affordable housing at this site right next to our church. The Willard/Jackson St. Groundbreaking Ceremony Event is an important milestone in our efforts to ensure Durham is affordable to all families. 
Rev. Herb Davis will bless the land at the ceremony which will be attended by the media, elected leaders, our non-profit development partners, members of Durham CAN (Strategy Team, Clergy, lay leaders, etc.).  
WHEN: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 ~ 9am-11am
WHERE: Durham Station Transportation Center (515 W. Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC 27701)
RSVP HERE
CWS | Benefit Concert for Vulnerable Families
Thursday, July 11th
7:30-9pm at Judea Reform

Join members of the Triangle community in a night of art and music about Justice, Peace, and Hope, with all proceeds going to local nonprofit Church World Service - Durham which supports vulnerable families in our community. Doors open at 7pm; at 7:30pm, the concert featuring choral, vocal, and instrumental music in a variety of styles will begin. Free admission with donations accepted and directed to CWS-Durham’s vulnerable families fund.

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.