The Weekly: April 16, 2021

We're participating in the 2021 CROP Hunger Walk to support CWS and help families who are struggling with hunger. We're asking you to join us - with your steps and your donations - to provide more meals for the growing number of people in our community who need them, and greater food security in communities around the world.​

Let's work together again to make this year be another successful year for
The Durham CROP Walk. 

Team Duke Memorial UMC, team captain Sid Allen.
Donte online or donate by check (make out to "CWS CROP" and mail to church)
Mobile Market
Saturday | April 17th

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.
In-Person Worship | This Sunday

We are excited to welcome you back into the sanctuary! Capacity is limited, so registration is encouraged. If you have any issues signing up online, call the church office at

In-Person Worship FAQ
Visit for a full list of in-person worship Frequently Asked Questions & COVID-19 protocol.
  • Face Coverings are required. (see FAQ for children)
  • Social Distance between households is required.
  • Attendance is limited to 100 persons.
  • Limited entrances. (enter via the front lawn)

  • Childcare is available for children 10 and younger.
  • We have temporarily relocated childcare from the education building to the Minnie P. Gates and Lillie Duke rooms behind the sanctuary.
  • Children are also always welcome in worship.
Raising White Kids


Pastor Jennifer will be leading an 8-week study of Dr. Harvey's book that explores how parents of white children can raise them to be allies in the struggle against racism.

Heart of the Bible

Tuesdays | 10:30 AM | Zoom

Looking for a place where you can question faith and scripture? We’ll let the Spirit lead us as we explore God, life, and faith through Holy Scripture. No homework or commitment required. Come be surprised by God.

Join Rev. Renee Burnette for this new, ongoing Scripture study.

Yours, Mine, and Ours

Monday, April 19 | 5:30 PM | Zoom

Emotions are a powerful part of our lives and our relationships. During this one-hour session, Thomas Crichlow will draw on his experience and training as a Stephen Minister to help you learn ways of recognizing, accepting, and expressing feelings in ways that can help us more authentically become the people God created us to be.

Relating Gently and Firmly

Thursday, April 29 | 5:30 PM | Zoom

How can we learn to express our needs, wants, and feelings in a positive way while also respecting the needs, wants, and feelings of others? Assertive behavior can be a constructive way of living and relating to people. Together, we will learn a scriptural understanding of relating that honors the self while honoring others.

Church Center

Did you know that we have a new member directory mobile app?

Download the app and see the new directory.
You can also update your contact information and share a photo of you and your household!

​You can always reach out to the church office if you have any questions or issues. | 919-683-3467.104

Our former member directory, Church Life, will remain available for the next few months, however, the information will only be current as of 3/26/2021.
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.

4/18 - David Hutto, Moses Ochola
4/19 - Jay Stallings
4/20 - Robert Elliott, Teri Boggs
4/21 - Ben Mixon, Blaine Butterworth, Ellen Teer, Harper Wood, Nella Rouse
4/22 - Thomas Crichlow
4/24 - Byron Hawkins, Susan McFall
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.