This Sunday in Worship

When was the last time you saw someone model how to listen? Personally, I can’t recall seeing this actually happen recently. In our culture everyone wants to be heard but does anyone care to listen? I certainly do not see it on cable news shows where the established format is to have three to four guest competing to out talk the other - usually devolving into nothing more than a shouting match. The goal seems to be more drama not the open and honest exchange of opinions. It appears that no one knows how to listen. If we are not careful, we can easily allow how we communicate with other people to influence how we communicate with God. If we have to be the one who does all the talking - then we are not the one who listens, and we really do need to listen to God. This Sunday as we continue our series on prayer we will look specifically at what it means to listen to God. “When you Pray - Listen.” The Scripture for Sunday is Proverbs 2:1-5

One more thing…
I hope you all had the chance to read Mike Sciascia’s email detailing his call to ordained ministry and his plans to begin his Master’s Degree work at The Divinity School at Duke University. Mike will be greatly missed as he has done an amazing job as our Student Minister and has built deep and meaningful relationships with the youth and adults at DUMC. Personally, I will miss working with Mike and the great conversations we have had about God, Scripture, the Church, ministry, and life in general. I ask that you join me in praying for Mike as he makes this life-changing decision to follow God to the next phase of his journey. Also, pray for our youth as they are mourning this news even as the celebrate Mike’s call. Finally, pray for whomever God is calling here next to continue the work that Mike has helped elevate over the past three years. The SPRC (Staff Parish Relations Committee) is already moving forward with a process to help us successfully navigate the transition from Mike to his successor. Specifically, pray for this process and for the person God is already calling to carry out the important work of student ministry in this place. Fortunately, Mike will be with us through the summer and has given ample notice to find the next person. 

Blessings,
Steve
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2019  281,901          2018  306,850           -8% change              
(Total 2019 Operating Budget = $1,288,807)
Congregational News
Please watch our Facebook page this weekend regarding the Golf Tournament. Rain may delay or postpone this event. Stay tuned for more information.
JOY (Just Older Youth)
A SPECIAL EASTER TREAT FOR DUMC! Take a walk through the Holy Land Thursday, April 11th at 11:00 a.m. in the CORC. To-scale miniatures of Jerusalem, the temples, temple mount and much more will be displayed. Years of research and craftsmanship make this a "must-see" for the Lenten season. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by JOY.
JOY Baseball Outing
TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME! Come with the JOY group to see the Hickory Crawdads in action April 17th. $5 covers game admittance, a hotdog, chips and a water. You can also donate $5 to sponsor a UMAR client's entrance to the game. Carpools will leave the church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. for the 10:30 a.m. game. Reservation cut-off is April 11th. Contact Wanda Reynolds at wandareynolds@gmail.com or 704-483-2723
Senior Luncheon
Spring Fling at Unity Presbyterian Church: A senior luncheon will be held on April 25th at noon in the Fellowship Hall of Unity Presbyterian Church in Denver, NC. Ages 55 and up are invited to dine free. To RSVP Call 704.483.5266 by April 18th.
Spring Break Camp
volunteers needed! 
Spring Break is when some consider which vacation to take...but sadly there are children in our area who will struggle to find a full meal. AS A RESPONSE: April 23rd, 24th, & 25th our church is partnering with the Missional Network and other local churches to host a FREE Spring Break Camp at Hill's Chapel for kids Kindergarten through 12th grade, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Volunteers (YOU) are needed to make it happen!  Come 1 or all 3 days, and your service with crafts, games, science, Bible study, or food can be a life changing event for these kids. Contact Cortni at  cortni.bazzle@denverumc.org  to get plugged in & for more details. Spread the word!
Holy Week and Easter Week Opportunities
Palm Sunday
April 14th
Join us for Palm Sunday Celebrations at all three services,
8:15, 9:30, & 10:45 a.m.

Maundy Thursday Service
April 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.

Easter Breakfast served by Henderson Settlement Mission Team
All are invited to join us on April 21st in the the FLC for breakfast following sunrise service. The Henderson Settlement team will provide a spread of breakfast favorites! Donations will help cover the cost of breakfast, and any donations in excess will be used to buy building materials for the community projects at Henderson Settlement.

Easter Celebration Services
April 21st: Sunrise Service, 7:00a.m. at the Cemetery cross, as well as our regular services at 8:15, 9:30, & 10:45 a.m. The Denver UMC Choir and Orchestra will be presenting the cantata ‘Lead Me To The Cross, The Road To Easter’. at both the 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. services.
Harbor Kids
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Harbortown
Check-In is MOVING!
On April 14th, Palm Sunday, our check-in will be relocated from the FLC walking track to the ground floor of the WAB building (below the chapel, at the front church office). Stop by on Sunday or throughout the week to get a piece of candy & a tour of our kids space!