The Weekly: October 16, 2020
Featured
I Vote the Principles

As United Methodists we are clear in our convictions. Since the early 1900s our denomination has advocated for the rights of marginalized communities. Those early calls for justice became what we now call the United Methodist Social Principles, a collection of values for Methodists around the world.

Duke Memorial, voting is an essential action in our advocacy for the basic rights of our community, and we call upon you to vote this election.

Is there a principle that matches your current passion? Take home a sign and tell your neighbors #Ivotetheprinciples

We give thanks for all of the ways that God is already working through Duke Memorial, the Spirit enabling us to be light to a world in desperate need of it. We are looking forward to the ways that God will help us live into our mission in 2021, remembering that “I am the church, you are the church, we are the church, together.” 
 
We are grateful for the time and support you've already given to Duke Memorial, and are hopeful for the future.

This year, we invite you to participate in this "virtual" stewardship prayer and commitment experience. We will walk you through, step-by-step, the ways you can participate in what God is doing at DMUMC through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Begin by clicking on the "Pledge Now" button below.
Engage
Front Lawn Prayer and Costume Parade
Sunday | Oct. 25 | 2:00pm 

Join us for a socially distanced, masked outdoor gathering to pray together and learn about some of the faith traditions surrounding this time of year. After an interactive prayer and learning time, you can join in a parade on the front lawn sidewalks and show off those fun Halloween costumes. Yes, adults are also encouraged to show off your seasonal spirit in costume alongside our children! This event is for all ages, so please bring your lawn chairs, masks, and costumes for a fun time of prayer and seasonal celebration.
Mobile Market
Saturday | Oct. 17

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.

Neighborhood Groups

We are so excited to introduce Neighborhood Groups at Duke Memorial
Some groups have already gathered and many more are gathering soon!

Neighborhood groups will serve to keep us connected to one another while our opportunities to gather in large groups, in-person at church remain limited. Each geographic area has a designated volunteer host that will reach out to you personally to invite you to your first neighborhood gathering! These gatherings are meant to join us together in small groups, socially distanced, and masked to have fun
and share fellowship.

Be on the lookout for an invite from your group host.
If you have not yet received an invite, simply email Pastor Kris and
we'll get you connected.
Announcements
Charge Conference
Sunday, Oct. 25 | 3:00 PM

Duke Memorial will have it's annual Charge Conference on Sunday, October 25th at 3:00 PM via zoom. The main business of the conference are the annual administrative priorities as outlined by the Book of Discipline ⁋246.
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.

10/19 - Lauren Brown
10/20 - Ansel Bailey, Jordan Cooley
10/21 - Pete Rodrigues
10/22 - Beth Pleasant, Robbie Biddix
10/23 - Brian Wrenn
10/24 - Sally Stenland, Chet Buell
Community
Chefs for Change | Families Moving Forward
Please join us for 2020's Virtual Chefs for Change Gala on Friday, November 13th! Planning is underway for an event that will not be short on fun, flair, or friends!
It has been a tough year for so many of us and our neighbors experiencing homelessness. FMF has continued to provide families with children a stable, safe and loving home while adapting to new routines and physical distancing. The Chefs for Change Gala is our chance to safely come together in a time when we need connection more than ever. We hope to see you virtually on November 13th! Tickets are $50 at fmfnc.org
Worship

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

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

All committee meetings will continue online.
Serve

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.