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It's a New Sunday

Common Questions and Answers about the New Sunday Schedule

In May, Church Council approved new Sunday service times recommended by the Worship Service Times Task Force. To make the change as smooth as possible, here are some common questions and answers about the new Sunday schedule. If you have additional questions, please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the church office at 770-394-0675.

Why are we changing times?
The Worship Service Times Task Force studied how we can support worship enhancement, the top priority of our five-year Strategic Plan. They concluded that adjusting times helps make each worship service more meaningful, gives families the opportunity to worship together, and allows the whole church to be gathered during a common Sunday School hour.

When does the new schedule begin?
Sunday, August 6, 2017

What is the new Sunday schedule?
It includes three distinct hours – two for worship and one for Sunday School.

8:45 am – Contemporary Service in the Fellowship Hall
8:45 am – Morning Prayer & Communion Service
9:55 am – Sunday School for all ages (see below for specifics on Children's Sunday School)
11:05 am – Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

What should I expect from each hour?
8:45 a.m. Contemporary Service – This one-hour worship service features our Praise Band leading contemporary Christian music. The informal atmosphere is punctuated by moving sermons and prayer. Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of every month.

8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer & Communion Service in the Sanctuary – This is a liturgical worship service in the Sanctuary with morning prayer, a message, and Holy Communion each week.

9:55 a.m. Sunday School – All Adult, Youth and Children's Sunday School classes will meet for one hour. Sunday School is an integral way to grow and learn more about your faith in a small group.

11:05 a.m. Traditional Service – This one-hour worship service in the Sanctuary is led with music from the Chancel Choir. A traditional order of worship is followed and includes engaging sermons. Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of every month.

Will my Adult Sunday School class room change? If so, when?
We evaluated room assignments based on the number of people on the roll, average class attendance and the needs of each class. Room assignments are as follows:

Class Room Number
Agape 245
Brand New Day 252-253
College Class Young Adult Suite, 110B
Crusaders 258-259
Early Birds 252
Enlightened Rogues Coke Room, 104
Faith Focus 244-246
Faith Quest 254
Family Focus 255-257
Friends in Christian Growth Asbury Room B, 105B
Generation Y Believe? Young Adult Suite, 110D
Gravity Young Adult Suite, 110C
Half-Time 240-242
Interpreters Asbury Room A, 105A
Late Blessings 241
New Adult Class (9/10/17) 243
Pacesetters Parlor, 215
Wing and a Prayer Women’s Activities Room

I'm not in an Adult Sunday School class. Are any classes available?
Yes! We encourage everyone to be a part of a class, and we have many different types of groups for many different types of people. Contact Mary Celeste Llaurador at 770-542-1679 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Will there be somewhere to get a cup of coffee and visit with people on Sunday morning?
Yes! We encourage everyone to gather for coffee and fellowship before and after Worship and Sunday School. You'll find coffee available in our Coffee Room (Room 250) starting at 8:15 with additional stations located conveniently throughout the building.

How will the new Sunday schedule impact the Nursery and Children's programs?
Children – Age 6 months to 3 years
Starting August 6, the nursery hours are 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Children – Age 3 by 9/1/17 – Pre-K/Young Fives
8:45 am – Small group worship in the Preschool, Room 171.
9:55 am – Spark! Sunday School in the Preschool with First Look curriculum.
11:05 am – Small group worship in the Preschool, Room 171.

For more about the preschool age Children's Sunday program email Katie McCann at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Children – Grades K - 5
8:45 am – Children are encouraged to worship with their family in the Contemporary Service.
9:55 am – Plugged In! Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall with a small group meeting and large group worship.
11:05 am – Children are encouraged to worship at the Traditional Service with their family. At a designated time, K-2 children may go to Foundations and Traditions in the Chapel. Children grades 3-5 will stay for the entire Traditional Service. All children stay in worship on first Sundays when Holy Communion is celebrated.

For more about the Children's Ministry contact Diane Morgan at 770-542-1671 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What is available for youth during each hour?
Youth – Grade 6 - 12
8:45 am – Youth are encouraged to worship with their family.
9:55 am – Meet in the Youth Area beginning August 6. On September 10, Youth Sunday School will begin for grades 7-12 and Confirmation Classes for grade 6.
11:05 am – Youth are encouraged to worship with their family.

For more about the Youth Ministry contact Karen Bass at 770-394-0675, ext. 102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What if I have other questions?
Please email your question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call the church office at 770-394-0675. We will respond to your question within 2 business days. You will also be able to see an updated Q&A on the church website.

2017-2018 Calendar

2017-2018 PRESCHOOL CALENDAR

August

Tuesday, August 29 ~ Parents’ Night

Wednesday, August 30 ~ Meet & Greet morning for students

 

September

Monday, September 4~ No School, Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5 ~ First Day of School

Tuesday, September 5 - Thursday, September 14 ~ Toddlers Gentle Adjustment Schedule

Thursday, September 7~ New Family Welcome Coffee with Director

Monday, September 11 ~ EXD Begins for Threes, Fours, and K

Monday, September 18 ~ Morning Carpool Begins for Twos

Tuesday, September 26 ~ Pancakes & PJS Supper/Scholastic Book Fair

 

 

October

Dates TBD: Individual Photos, Vision Screenings

Monday, October 2~ 2s Lunch Bunch begins

Tuesday, October 3~ No Lunch Bunch/EXD; noon dismissal for all; Staff Meeting/Training

Thursday-Monday, October 5-9 ~ No School, DeKalb County Schools Closed

Thursday, October 19~ Parent Education with Brenda Fitzgerald

Wednesday, October 25 ~ Conference Day; No School for Infants, Toddlers & MWF 2s

Thursday, October 26~ Conference Day; No School for Any Students

Tuesday October 31 ~ No Lunch Bunch/EXD & noon dismissal for all, Staff meeting

 

November

                Dates TBD: Speech Screenings

Tuesday, November 7 No School, Dekalb County Schools Closed;

Friday, November 10 ~ No School; Dunwoody UMC Holiday Festival

Monday-Friday, November 20-24 ~ No School; Thanksgiving Break

Monday, November 27 ~ Winter Enrichment classes begin

 

December

Tuesday, December 12 ~ Last Day Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, December 13 ~ Threes Christmas Program; Noon Dismissal for ALL; Teacher Christmas Luncheon

Thursday, December 14~ Fours and K Christmas Program; Noon Dismissal for ALL

Friday, December 15 ~ Noon Dismissal for ALL; Last Day First Semester

Monday - Wednesday, December 18 – January 3 ~ Christmas Break

 

January

Wednesday, January 3~ No School-Teacher Workday & Staff Meeting

Thursday, January 4 ~ Second Semester Begins; Lunch Bunch/EXD Resumes

Friday, January 12 ~ 2018-2019 Registration Forms due for currently enrolled families

Monday, January 15 ~ No School; MLK Jr. Holiday

Thursday, January 18~ 2018-2019 Registration for New Families

 

 

February

                Dates TBD: Class Pictures

Tuesday, February 6 ~ No Lunch Bunch/EXD; noon dismissal for all; Staff Meeting

Wednesday, February 14 ~ No Lunch Bunch/EXD & noon dismissal for all

Friday, February 16 ~ No School; DeKalb County Schools Closed

Monday, February 19 ~ No School; DeKalb County Schools Closed

Monday, February 26 ~ Spring Enrichment classes begin

Monday-Friday, February 26-March 2 ~ Teacher Appreciation Week

 

March

Tuesday, March 6~ No Lunch Bunch/EXD; Staff Meeting; K Early Release

Friday, March 9 ~ No School; DeKalb County Schools Closed

Wednesday, March 21 ~ Conference Day; No School for Infants, Toddlers & MWF 2s

Thursday, March 22~ Conference Day; No School for Any Students

Friday, March 30 ~ No School- Good Friday

 

April

Monday-Friday, April 2-6 ~ No School; Spring Break

Sunday, April 22 ~ Ice Cream Social

 

May

Tuesday, May 1 ~ Tuition Payment 1 Due for 2018-2019 School Year

Tuesday, May 1 ~ No Lunch Bunch/EXD; K Early Release; Staff Meeting

Tuesday, May 15 ~ Last Day of Lunch Bunch/EXD

Wednesday, May 16~ Noon Dismissal for ALL; Threes End of Year Program; Teacher Luncheon

Thursday, May 17 ~ Noon Dismissal for ALL; Fours/Kindergarten End of Year Program; Last day of School

Friday, May 18 ~ Post Planning; Teacher Workday

 

Choir Tour Registration

We are so excited for our annual Choir Tour. This June 4-10, 2017 we will be traveling to Charelston, SC and singing in every city along the way. This trip will cost $350 per person. You can register using the link below. If you have any question or concerns about the trip please contact Mark Lamback at the email above or Patricia Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We are looking forward to having another amzing trip spreading the word of God through music. 

 

Click Here: https://public.serviceu.com/RegistrationForm/9400497-378402413/?OrgKey=05822fb0-5594-4d6a-88e0-2747fd644147

 

 

A Vision with Flesh and Bones!

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One year ago, DUMC adopted our vision "to be a dynamic Christian community of fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ." Last spring we adopted a five-year strategic plan that began September 1, 2016, and puts flesh and bones on that vision.

Several of the 112 strategic plan initiatives can be grouped together as "Enhanced Worship." While enhanced worship is a part of our strategic plan, it is always on the radar screen of our church's leadership. For example, over the last three years much energy and effort has gone into enhancing our contemporary worship service, and we have seen dynamic results.

One aspect of our strategic focus on enhanced worship deals with our traditional worship services – specifically with the possibility of moving the Chancel Choir and organ from the balcony into the chancel area.

Over the last several months, this has been discussed with the Leadership Roundtable, the Staff-Parish Relations Committee, the Organ Committee, the Choir, the Board of Trustees, and the Committee of 100. Each has given overwhelming support to explore this possibility.

At Monday night's Church Council meeting, the Board of Trustees made a motion to form a building committee to study moving the Chancel Choir and organ to the chancel area of the sanctuary. The motion was unanimously approved

This is the first of many steps before any final decisions are made. The Nominations Committee needs to nominate members for the Building Committee. The Building Committee will meet and report their recommendations back to the Church Council. Should the church choose to move forward at that time, a capital campaign will be conducted and final approval must be given by the Charge / Church Conference.

It's an exciting time in our church as we consider this and other initiatives approved by our Church Council as part of the Strategic Plan. As your pastor, I ask you to keep the Church Council and leadership of our church in your prayers as we seek to be faithful to the Christ who stands out ahead of us saying, "Follow me."

Your Pastor,

Dan

Rita's Italian Ice Spirit Event - Sunday, May 15, 2:00pm-4:00pm

On Sunday, May 15 from 2:00pm-4:00pm join your preschool buddies for some cool treats and raise funds for the preschool at the same time! The Nicholson family (which includes preschool alum Arabelle and current K student Austin) runs the Rita’s location at 3530 Ashford Dunwoody Road and will donate 20% of all sales to DUMCP. Don’t miss this great event!  There will be a prize wheel for the kids and a raffle for party pack (3qt) of Italian ice – yum!

 

23rd Annual Ice Cream Social & Silent Auction

Please support the church's Preschool Ministry by attending the 23rd Annual Ice Cream Social & Silent Auction on Sunday, April 17 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall!  The event provides a fun-filled afternoon for families with entertainment by DJ Willy Wow, ice cream served by some of our favorite teachers, and the all-important Silent Auction. Funds raised help the Preschool grow and improve its programs. This year we will be using some of the monies raised to buy sunshades for the playground and make repairs to the ones we have. The cost is $5 per person or a maximum of $20 per family.  To purchase tickets in advance, donate an item or service to the Silent Auction or inquire regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Callie Parker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Caitlin Moran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Donate an item to the Silent Auction!

Ice Cream Social Donation Form

 

Become an Ice Cream Social Sponsor!

Ice Cream Social Sponsorship Form

 

Church Closings

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The Church offices will close today at noon and all Friday night activities have been cancelled.

The Preschool is closed all day today.  Further updates will be posted here.

NO SCHOOL, FRIDAY, JANUARY 22!

Parents, 

Due to the incoming winter weather, DeKalb County will be dismissing their elementary school students at 11:00am on Friday, January 22. This will impact many of our families and a lot of our staff who have elementary age children. Therefore, there will be no school on Friday, January 22. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but we hope you are able to enjoy the time with your family.

Community Registration Update: January 13, 2016

Due to anticipated high demand for community openings at the preschool, we have updated our registration process.

We will not conduct a "first come-first served" registration. This is in order to avoid applicants arriving extra early, spending hours in the cold, or "camping out" in order to be among the first in line. Our hope is that this change will make registration more convenient (and safer) for everyone. The updated process is as follows:

Applications will be accepted beginning today (January 13, 2016) through Friday, January 22 at 2:00pm. You may come at any time during our Preschool Office Hours (9am-2pm). There will be no advantage or disadvantage based on what day or what time you drop off your application. No money will be due with the application.

DUMC members' applications will be processed on January 20 and we will then assess the number of available cummunity openings.

Applications will be processed within 48 hours after the application submission deadline of January 22 at 2:00pm. The Preschool Office will draw names from the applicant pool to fill the available community openings.

You will be notified on Monday, January 25 via email of your child's placement status.

If your child is placed: Payment of the $125 Registration Fee is due on Tuesday, January 26 by 2:00pm. The fee is payable by check made to Dunwoody UMC Preschool and is required to secure placement.

If your child is placed in the wait list pool: Should a space become available in the coming months, we will be in contact with you. Please note that all applications will be held in the wait list pool, and we do not maintain a specifically numbered wait list.

Thank you for your interest in Dunwoody UMC Preschool!

CHRISTMAS BREAK NINJA CAMP

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Incredible Ninja Warrior Christmas Break Camp 
by UFC GYM 
 
Choose 1, 2, or 3 Days.
 
Week 1:  December 21-23 
Week 2:  December 28-30
 
Take the Ninja Warrior Challenge! Our friends at UFC GYM have designed a special camp for our ninjas-in-training. This will be a fun-filled, action-packed camp focusing on strength and fitness, self-defense, martial arts character development, and exciting ninja challenges!
 
SPACE IS LIMITED!
 
 
9:00am to 1:00pm
Boys and Girls Ages  5-12years
 
Choose from Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
1 Day :  $55
2 Days:  $100
3 Days:  $120
 
 
Register online at www.sportability.com.
Enter DUMC as the league. 

Flag Football Sunday League

Flag Football

Boys and Girls 5-14 years

Rookies (5-7 years):       Practice at 12pm, game at 1pm.

Juniors (8-10 years):       Practice at 2pm, game at 3pm.

Pros (11-14 years):          Practice at 3pm, game at 4pm.

*Age groups/times may be adjusted depending on number of registrants per league.

Games on 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/21. No games 11/29 (Thanksgiving weekend). Makeup games will be held on Saturdays as needed.

COACHES NEEDED! Coach Meeting October 21 at 6:30pm in the Young Adult Area

League provides flag belts and footballs. Players must wear a mouth guard and athletic shoes (non-metal cleats recommended).

REGISTER ONLINE AT www.sportability.com

Enter “DUMC” as the league.

Early bird registration ends October 4: $110
After October 4: $120

SPOTS ARE LIMITED IN EACH LEAGUE. REGISTER EARLY!

Charge Conference Meeting

charge conference-headingThere will be a Charge Conference meeting prior to the Church Council meeting on Monday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Frances Asbury Room. All members are invited to attend and vote as we elect officers to serve September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016.

Dunwoody UMC 101

Just like college courses with the same title, the Dunwoody UMC 101 classes are an introduction to our church and our United Methodist denomination. Your clergy staff answers questions about what we do, why we do it, what we believe, and how to get involved. During the three-week class sessions, you will learn more about the church and its programs, United Methodist beliefs, and take a tour of the church. Rev. David Melton and other church clergy and staff teach the series of classes at 9:55 a.m. in Room 110 on various Sunday mornings. No pre-registration is required. Just come to the class. Contact Rachel Provow at 770-394-0675 x136.

April 23, April 30 and May 7

Sign Up for Lent Devotions

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Please click below to sign up to receive the Lent Devotions in your email.  If you received the Advent Devotions you are already signed up.

 

CONNECTIONS - Room C-201

For single and married adults 50+ who wish to study God's word. Contact Glenn Bell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 678-368-4079.

Family Movie Night

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Join us Friday, January 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a family movie night and experience FROZEN like never before!

We'll have treats and interactive activities to do during the movie.

Contact Polly Frederick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register by January 19.

Family Movie Night
Friday, January 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

DUMC 101: Introduction to Dunwoody UMC Classes

Would You Like to Learn More About Dunwoody UMC?

Just like college courses with the same title, the Dunwoody UMC 101 classes are an introduction to our church and our United Methodist denomination. Your clergy staff answers questions about what we do, why we do it, what we believe, and how to get involved. During the three-week class sessions, you will learn more about the church and its programs, United Methodist beliefs, and take a tour of the church. Rev. David Melton and other church clergy and staff teach the series of classes at 9:55 a.m. in Room 110 on various Sunday mornings. No pre-registration is required.  Just come to the class.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 770-394-0675 x 136

Welcome to the Dunwoody UMC family!

Welcome to Dunwoody UMC. We look forward to your involvement with this exciting and growing church family! To assist you, we have provided some additional resources below. And, be sure to join us on Facebook and Twitter for news you can use everyday.

Take part in the New Members class: You are invited to join us for a 3-part series of introductory classes on Sunday mornings from 9:55 a.m. It is a great way to learn more about the United Methodist Church, ways to get involved in the life of Dunwoody UMC, and to meet people who are also new to the church. Click here for details.

Join a Small Group: Click here for a complete list of Small Group Studies we are currently offering.

Find a Place to Serve: Click here for a list of different ways to serve or church, community and world.

Online Spiritual Gifts Assessment: Romans 12:6 says that "We each have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us..." If you are looking for ways to serve at Dunwoody UMC, but aren't sure where to start, the online spiritual gifts assessment may help. Click here for more information.

Youth: Got kids? Our youth programs rock! Click here to find out more.

Leisure Ministry: Looking for fun and games? Look no further. Our Leisure Ministry provides fellowship, activities, and more. Click here for information.

What to expect as a first time guest.

traditionalWELCOME!

We're excited that you've made the decision to visit Dunwoody United Methodist Church. Our goal is to help you find groups and ministries that meet your interests and needs. Whether you are single, married, divorced, widowed; young, middle-aged, mature; with infants, toddlers, teens, 'tweens or grown children; we've got a group to meet your needs. God has brought you here for a reason. He wants you to find ways to use your unique gifts to contribute to the mission and ministry of His church. We hope you will open your heart to let Him guide you to YOUR place within Dunwoody UMC!



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Dunwoody UMC offers three Sunday morning services for your convenience:

8:45 a.m. Contemporary Service – Fellowship Hall. An informal atmosphere with moving sermons and contemporary Christian music from our praise band. Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of every month.

8:45 a.m. Morning Prayer & Communion Service – Sanctuary. A liturgical worship service of morning prayer, a message, and Holy Communion each week.

11:05 a.m. Traditional Service – Sanctuary. A traditional order of worship is followed with engaging sermons and music from the Chancel Choir. Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of every month.

Visitors are always welcome at these services, and more information for visitors is available at our Welcome Desk located in the Narthex.

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Youth Contacts

Karen Bass
Director of Youth Ministry
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770-394-0675 ext. 102

Montana Hamby
Associate Director of Youth Missions
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770-394-0675 ext. 105

Brooke Freeman
Youth Ministry Associate
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