The Weekly: January 22, 2020
Featured
Offering Ourselves | Caleb Parker

Caleb Parker, chair of the Duke Memorial Anti-Racism Taskforce offers a message about the importance of the work of anti-racism.
"I have supported white supremacy with and without knowing it.
I have benefited from white supremacy at the expense of people of color.
I will learn how to break free of it, and I will humble myself to accept the loss of power that comes with it, because I believe in a God of justice.
I believe I am part of the problem, and I believe I must be an active part of the solution."
-Caleb Parker
Engage
Guest Preacher | Reynolds Chapman

Join us in online worship this Sunday, January 24th, as we welcome Reynolds Chapman to lead us in worship.

Rev. Reynolds Chapman is Executive Director of DurhamCares, an organization that fosters collaboration, develops leaders, and educates the people of our city to care for their neighbors in holistic ways. Reynolds served as Minister of Adult Discipleship and Witness at Duke Memorial from 2011-2013. He lives in the Bragtown community with his wife, Katelyn, and two children.
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Book Study | Ladder To The Light
An Indigenous Elder's Meditations On Hope And Courage
Pastor Heather | Zoom

During a time of year when day's light is short and depression rates, high, find courage and hope alongside others: Join an 8 week journey of prayer, scripture and reflection on Ladder To The Light, meditations written by Choctaw Elder and Episcopal Priest Steven Charleston. 
"Darkness will not last forever. Together we can climb toward the light."

- Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 PM
- 8 weeks beginning January 27th (Zoom)

Contact Pastor Heather for more information.
Group Study | Holy Spirit
Pastoral Intern, Emma Rankin | Zoom

Join Pastoral Intern Emma Rankin for a study of the Holy Spirit. This group will explore different scriptures from both the Old Testament and the New Testament regarding what the Holy Spirit has done and is doing. We will also consider the importance of knowing the Triune God not only as Father and Son but also as the Holy Spirit.

- Mondays 9:00 am
- 6-weeks beginning January 25th (Zoom)

Contact Emma Rankin for more information
Living into the Scriptures
Thursdays | 10:30am | Zoom

The Living into the Scriptures group that meets on Thursdays from 10:30 to 12:00 noon will begin again Thursday, January 14th. We are studying Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest who works with gang members in Los Angeles. Anne Lamott, author of Grace (Eventually), described the book as “lovely and tough and tender beyond my ability to describe . . . .” We welcome new members; please have interested women call Ann Stallings Smith at 919-384-2981.
Announcements
Diaper Drive 2021

This year there are two ways to give:

1) Drop off unopened diapers at the church in front of the welcome center doors.
The highest needs right now are: diapers size 4, 5, 6, 4T-5T pull-ups; Menstrual Pads (not liners or tampons); and 2XL & 3XL pull up adult incontinence products.

2) If you aren't able to get out and purchase the above items, please donate directly to The Diaper Bank of NC by following this link. You can add a note in your donation that it's part of DMUMC's diaper drive if you'd like.
2021 Online Giving

Fulfill your 2021 pledge the easy way with a monthly recurring gift.
Setup is fast at dukememorial.org/give

Prefer to setup by phone? Schedule a call here→
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.

1/25 - Hilary Jensen, Bo Rouse
1/28 - Renee Griffin
1/29 - Jack Carroll, Dana Pope, Holly Speight, Mae Langford
1/30 - Howard Pleasant, Chris Allen
Community
DUKE MEMORIAL WEEKDAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT 2021-2022

Duke Memorial Weekday School serves children ages 2-kindergarten in a loving play-based preschool environment. Registration for 2021-2022 begins on January 1.  Church members have priority over the general public if applications are received by February 4. To get more information or to schedule a virtual tour, contact Julie Allen at julieallen@dmws.org or 919-688-5130.
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

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