The Weekly: August 7, 2020
Camp Day!
Camp Chestnut Ridge | Sunday, August 16 | 1-5 PM

Join us outside for a day of Fun and Friendship at Camp Chestnut Ridge.
You can splash around in the pool, zoom down the zip-line, paddle a canoe,
or jump around on the lake toys.
Activities for all ages!

10:55 AM - Worship live-stream from the sanctuary.
1:00-5:00 PM - Camp Chestnut Ridge

COVID-19 precautions and procedures will be followed.
Registrations accepted up to the day of the event but preferred before Aug 10th.
Only a few spots left
Book Study

"White people in North America live in a social environment that protects and insulates them from race-based stress."

​Join this congregational study on "White Fragility" by Robin Diangelo.

Wednesday Morning at 9:30 am
Filling Fast!
Film Discussion

​"In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists, and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom."

Participate in a virtual group reflection with Pastor Kris and our Duke Memorial family.

1 session on August 10 or 11
Durham CAN
wants to hear you!

Duke Memorial is a proud member of Durham CAN, a citywide organization of churches and neighbors that has made positive changes benefiting all of Durham – in the areas of affordable housing, jobs, education, equitable policing, the treatment of immigrants, and more.

Right now we’re listening.
To set CAN’s priorities for the next few years, we want to hear from you:
What troubles you about life in Durham, especially for historically marginalized and disenfranchised communities?  Why do those issues matter to you? What should Durham CAN take action on?

Please register here to share your thoughts at one of our Zoom listening sessions:

Session 2 | Wednesday Aug. 12 at 7:00 PM

Thank you for helping CAN move Durham closer to God’s vision for a peaceable and just world.
Mobile Market
August 15th | Outside

​No training required. Serve alongside our fantastic West End Volunteer partner team as we distribute fresh healthy food to over 300 families here at Duke Memorial.
Now outside - Face Coverings required
Church Access Update

As our childcare programs begin to resume operations following COVID-19 precautions and mandates, we will begin to adapt our building access policies to
ensure a safe environment.

Beginning Monday, Aug 3rd, the member door code will not be active until 1:00 PM
on days when childcare is in operation.

Members needing to visit the church office should make an appointment
or plan to visit after 1:00 PM.

Face Coverings are required while in the building.
The church building is closed to visitors.
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.

8/9 - Beverly Christian
8/10 - Dr. Dale Stewart, Sabrina Hardin, Evett Rhudy
8/11 - Rebecca Donald, Mitch Brennan, Vivian Brennan
8/12 - Linda Adkinson
8/13 - Edgar Toms Jr, Ann Smith, Caroline Ballard, Jackson Sease
8/15 - Connie Chandler, John Sommerville

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

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

All committee meetings will continue online.

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.