News you need for the week of
May 20, 2022
Men's Ministry: Clay Shooting
Join us on June 4th for a fun morning of marksmanship and fellowship at Etowah Valley Sporting Clays! Carpool up (meet at DUMC at 8am) or meet us there by 8:50am for a 9am start. We’ll grab a bite of lunch on the way home and be back in Dunwoody by 1pm. Cost is $130 for 100 rounds and a donation to the CAC! This is an outreach event so please invite your friends and neighbors and colleagues. It is gonna be a BLAST and sell out quickly! Register HERE!
VBS: Last Chance for Shirts & Buddy Requests
This year's Vacation Bible School, "Discovery on Adventure Island," runs June 20-23, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Be sure to get your registrations in NOW so you can get a t-shirt and request your buddies for the week! Click HERE to register!
Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, June 1, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., DUMC Gym. Make a difference in our community and beyond by helping to ensure blood is on the shelves before it is needed for trauma victims, transplant recipients and those being treated for cancer and sickle cell disease. Antibody testing will also be included. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org, and enter sponsor code: dunwoodyumc, or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Guatemala Mission Trip
Good news! DUMC is embarking on a Guatemala Mission Trip from August 13-20. Our host organization, Salud Y Paz, has confirmed a safe work environment and is now accepting international teams. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Chris Mixer (firstname.lastname@example.org) by JUNE 1!
Join Us for In-Person Worship
We'd love to see you at one of our worship services on Sunday: Chapel Communion at 8:30 a.m., Modern in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00 a.m. and Traditional in the Sanctuary at 11:15 a.m.
Join Us for Online Worship
We offer distinct Modern and Traditional Worship Services online. On-demand streaming begins on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. for our Modern Service and 11:15 a.m. for our Traditional Service on Livestream and Facebook. You can also catch a pre-recorded version of each week's sermon on YouTube, beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday. We hope you'll tune in.
Register Your Attendance
Please register your service attendance online. There will be a code on the back of the bulletins and handouts to do this. If you've never used a QR Code before, don't worry...it's easy!: Open the camera app on your device. Allow the camera to frame the code until a yellow link appears. Click the yellow box. Complete the form. Or, feel free to click HERE.
Love Gift for Rev. Matt Stone
To show our gratitude for his leadership and service, DUMC will collect a love gift for Rev. Matt Stone through June 26. Make your gift online at dunwoodyumc.org/give (select "Love Gift") or by check, marking "Love Gift" in the memo line. Stay tuned for more info about farewell celebrations and other ways to honor Matt's ministry!
Dunwoody Golf Cart Service
Starting this Sunday, May 22, Dunwoody UMC, and the Hospitality Ministry Team will be providing rides to the Activities Building and the Sanctuary from the North Parking Lot side of the church. There will be 3 pickup points where the Dunwoody Golf Cart will stop, have you be seated, and take you to either the Activities Building or the Sanctuary. When you are needing to get back to your car, the shuttle will pick up from the Sanctuary and Activities Portico’s to return you to your specific stop. We are just starting this ministry so we know there will be kinks to work out, please be patient.
Click HERE to view a map that shows you where the shuttle stops will be located. There will be flag signs in the parking lot to give help in this process.
Order Your Nametags
Remember to order your name tags HERE if you haven't already. If you've ordered a name tag please pick it up at the main welcome desk located in the Narthex.
July 4th Parade
We are looking for volunteers to help design, build and decorate DUMC's float for the City of Dunwoody's July 4th Parade! This year's theme is "Celebrating our Stars.” Our float build date is June 25th and our float decorating date is July 2nd. Please contact David Melton at 770-394-0675 ext. 114 or email@example.com, for more information and join us as we celebrate Independence Day!
Meet our New Members!
Click HERE to meet our newest members!
Please check our prayer concern list (updated regularly) to remain in prayer for the members of our congregation. Do you have prayer concerns that you would like to share with the church? Email them to our confidential email address firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be praying for you.
Are you going through a difficult time—emotionally, spiritually, or relationally? Are you lonely, experiencing a crisis, or simply stressed by everyday life? You don’t have to suffer alone. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide confidential one-to-one Christian care. Stephen ministers can provide an opportunity to focus on your individual needs. To find out more, talk with Pat DeBolt at 404-931-5443.
Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers
If you are trying to cope with caring for a loved one with a form of dementia, even if long distance, there is a monthly support group to help you! Come and join others who are on this same journey. Confidential meetings are held the second Thursday of each month in the Wesley Room from 10AM - 11:30AM. For further information contact JoAnn Akers at email@example.com or 404-434-9467.
Grief Support Group
If you are grieving the death of a loved one - no matter when that death might have occurred - there is a support group just for you. This group meets virtually via Zoom every week Wednesdays from 7 - 8:15pm. For further information call Stan Hibbs at 404-625-8451.
SuperPack Mission Moundays
Traditionally, Dunwoody UMC has assembled lunches for students that receive a free or reduced-price lunch through their school, but are at-risk of missing this meal during the Summer. We used to assemble these lunches on Monday nights at the church, and called the event “Mission Mondays.” This year, our partner organization (HOPE Atlanta) has requested larger meal kits (called “SuperPacks”) that can feed a student all week, thus allowing them to change from daily delivery to a weekly distribution. We need 12 volunteers to assemble 200 “SuperPacks” per build. This is a great all-ages event and usually takes only an hour. We will meet in the church gym from 6:30pm-7:30pm on the following dates. We will need delivery drivers on Wednesday, June 8th & Wednesday, June 13th. Please contact Chris Mixer at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested or for more information. | REGISTER HERE for June 6th | REGISTER HERE for July 11th
Holiday Festival 2022
ELVES WANTED!!! As building on DUMC’s 31st Habitat for Humanity house begins on May 14, the Holiday Festival Committee is busy preparing for the next festival to fund the 32nd house! We have several committee positions open and would like to fill them by May 24 for our first committee meeting. Open Positions: Publicity, Kid’s Crafts, Kid’s Zone. If you are interested in becoming part of the fun Holiday Festival steering committee and helping in one of the church’s largest events of the year or just want more information about each leadership role, please contact Ellen Sparks at email@example.com.
Habitat for Humanity 2022 Build
Each spring, Dunwoody UMC participates in building a Habitat for Humanity home. In 2021, we completed our 30th Habitat home on the tail-end of a pandemic. We have an exciting build scheduled for 2022, but please note that Habitat for Humanity is approaching it a little different than pre-pandemic. We will need 25 volunteers per day for 7 build days (six Saturdays and one Thursday). If you are interested in helping with the next build, please click HERE! Spring 2022 build dates start Saturday, May 14 and are projected to end Saturday, July 16.
Contact Jack and Bette Whitley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Mixer at email@example.com for more information. Must be at least 16 years old to participate.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, June 1, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., DUMC Gym | Make a difference in our community and beyond by helping to ensure blood is on the shelves before it is needed for trauma victims, transplant recipients and those being treated for cancer and sickle cell disease. Antibody testing will also be included. To make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org, and enter sponsor code: dunwoodyumc, or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Guatemala Mission Trip
Good news! We held our interest and information meeting, and determined we have everything in place to schedule a Guatemala Mission Trip on August 13-20. Our host organization, Salud Y Paz, has confirmed a safe work environment and is now accepting international teams. In order to get the best rates booking air travel, we need to determine our group size by June 1st. If you are interested or have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Patriotic Concert: America the Beautiful
Celebrate America's Independence with the Dunwoody UMC Music Ministry. On Sunday, June 26, at 4:00 pm, join DUMC's adult choirs for a concert of patriotic music. We will honor our country, our military, and the American Dream through a variety of songs from various eras of our country's history. Admission is free, and open to the public.
Wesley Heritage Tour
Join us on the Wesley Heritage Tour led by Rev. Phil & Elizabeth Schroeder and Revs. David & Joy Melton. From September 18-30, 2022, we will be hosting a group of pilgrims on an amazing Wesley Heritage Tour (English Reformation) in England. You will visit historic Methodist sites and learn of the most prominent leaders of the Protestant Reformation in England; John Wesley, Charles Wesley, Samuel & Susanna Wesley, George Whitfield and others. We will also visit Paris, France, where we will visit historical and religious sites. Click HERE to view the itinerary and insurance details.
BEST MAN Bible Fellowship
Kenneth (Kenny) Hill: Men’s Ministry Speaker – Men’s Ministry presents, Kenny Hill, our BEST MAN Quarterly Speaker, in the Fellowship Hall on June 14th from 6:45 – 8:30am! Come hear what Kenny has to say, and get a full southern breakfast with bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, and more by our church kitchen staff! Kenny is a natural leader who has always had a passion for helping people. He worked at the Home Depot to pay his way through college and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. During his thirty-year career Kenny experienced fifteen years of trial accompanied by personal crisis. The balance of his career reflected promotion, recognition and increasing levels of influence. Kenny is a licensed minister and an author. He passionately promotes the application of biblical principles into everyday life and business. In 2014 Kenny and his wife founded The Launch Pad Foundation. This nonprofit provides transitional housing and life skills training for homeless single parents. Kenny and his wife Clarisa have two daughters and live in Atlanta, Georgia. Cost is $15. Click HERE to register!
Sporting Clays: Men's Ministry Event
Sporting Clays: Men – Join us on June 4th for a fun morning of marksmanship and fellowship at Etowah Valley Sporting Clays! Carpool up (meet at DUMC at 8am) or meet us there by 8:50am for a 9am start. We’ll grab a bite of lunch on the way home and be back in Dunwoody by 1pm. Cost is $130 for 100 rounds and a donation to the CAC! This is an outreach event so please invite your friends and neighbors and colleagues. It is gonna be a BLAST and sell out quickly! Register HERE!
NEW UWF Circle: Tapestry
Announcing a new UWF Circle, Tapestry! We are a group of women with diverse backgrounds who seek to deepen our faith through service and fellowship. Come share what you hope to find in a Circle, what interests you and how you'd like to shape the Circle's future. All ladies are welcome! Our kickoff is Tuesday May 24 at 7pm in the YA Suite. Contact Kristin Eaton at email@example.com with questions. We hope to see you there!
Women's Sunday Fellowship
Sundays at 10:05 a.m. | Looking for a new way to grow in faith this Spring? Join this new Sunday school offering for women of all ages and stages! Led by Rev. Kathy Brockman and Rev. Calissa Dauterman, this class is a great place to meet new friends, deepen your knowledge of scripture, and get plugged into the life of the church. Our first study is a deep dive into the Psalms, using creative practices like art and music, alongside standard Bible study. We hope you’ll join us on the Sunday School hallway in Rooms 255/257 and invite a friend!
PALS Spring Classes
PALS (Perimeter Adult Learning & Services) classes begin Monday, April 4th at Dunwoody Baptist Church, Please go online to www.palsonline.info for class information. Questions? Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pryme Tyme Picnic in the Park
Join us on Tuesday, May 24, 11:30 - 1:30 for a picnic at Morgan Falls Park. We will each bring our own lunch and beverage. Table cloths, napkins, and hand sanitizer will be provided. After exploring this scenic park, we'll end our time together by celebrating summer birthdays with a Birthday Cake! The address is 200 Morgan Falls Road, which turns off Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. No need to register - just come and visit in a lovely park.
"New Friends" Group
New Friends is a group of widows and widowers who enjoy lunch out together once a month. We will be meeting at Chupito's Azteca Grille, 1412 Dunwoody Village Pkwy on June 13th at 11:30am. Please join us! Call Betty Moreland for more information at 770-641-8519
Vacation Bible School
Discovery on Adventure Island | You're invited to explore the ways God's great light shines in the world, and shows everyone how they can reflect that light in their own lives through storytelling, crafts, science and more! Join us for VBS for kids who are completing 4s class through 5th grades. Camp runs June 20-23 from 9:00 a.m.-noon with options for extended care! Registration opens February 1. We ALSO need volunteers! You can also register to volunteer HERE.
Jun. 20, 2022 - Jun. 23, 2022. (9 am - 12 pm) A four day mission focused day camp geared specifically to engage rising 4th-6th graders in hands-on mission projects and active Bible activities. Registration opens February 1.
Sports and Leisure
Fridays thru May, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Aerobics Room on second floor. This class is co-ed, and includes low-impact aerobics, stretching, balance and strength training. Chairs are optional the entire class. No reservation is required. Contact certified instructor, Jean Kennedy at 770-804-1202 or email@example.com or Betty Ringley at 276-356-2681 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Join us for summer fun! All Stars Basketball Camp, Challenger International Soccer Camp, Creative Kids Art Camp, Musical Beginnings for Preschoolers, STEM Camp for Preschoolers, and more! Camps run Monday through Thursday and are open to the community. Online registration begins February 1 HERE.
Thursday Afternoon Bridge Group
On 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., Young Adult Suite | Men and women of all ages are invited to play. Contact Fred Bounds 404-428-6630 for details.
Creation Care Tips
Creation Care Tips are brought to you by the Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) of Dunwoody UMC. The ESC meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, contact Jay Pryor email@example.com.
May Brings Out the Best! Watch the documentary Kiss the Ground on Netflix. It will help you understand how good soil works to combat flooding, drought, degraded ecosystems and greenhouse gas emissions. Soil is key to human health and the health of the planet. View the full film or at least a series of shorter sections to appreciate the amazing gift good soil is to all the earth.
"But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind." (Job 12:7-10)