‘Our Concert for Hope’ Featuring Emmet Cahill

Join us Sunday in the Sanctuary for an evening of traditional Irish and folk tunes, delivered by the internationally known musical artist, Emmet Cahill of Celtic Thunder. When he is not touring with Celtic Thunder, Mr. Cahill volunteers his time to benefit concerts for organizations whose missions transform their communities...

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A Chance to Serve

Over the last several weeks, many of you have expressed great interest in both serving on the Leadership Team of the church and in how the nomination process works. I thought it might be helpful if I laid out the plan for our nominations this year. First, it might be...

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Sunday Celebrations

The last couple of Sundays have been pretty special in worship, haven’t they? First was Easter Sunday with more than 3,400 people making their way into the Sanctuary for one of four services. It was the first time we celebrated Easter in our newly renovated Sanctuary and it was incredible....

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Confirmation Sunday

I am excited about this upcoming Sunday as more than 70 of our young people are making a public profession of faith in Christ and joining the Church. For approximately six months these students have been learning who God is and how Christ offered his life on the Cross—revealing the...

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Holy Week 2019

In the life of the Church, next week is Holy Week. It is the most important week of the year. It starts on Sunday with what is known as Passion Sunday. On that day we recall both Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, but also the fact that by Friday, it...

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Questions and Answers!

While in a meeting the other day, someone asked me a question; the answer to which I assumed was obvious. She asked, “Is our church going to follow the Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church?” She was referring to the book that contains the policies, procedures, practices and...

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Spring Season!

Last Wednesday afternoon, someone greeted me with the words, “Happy spring!” Then she corrected herself. She said, “Well, actually it will be spring at 5:58 p.m. this afternoon.” I was impressed. With everything else in life happening, I hadn’t kept up with when the March Equinox would take place and...

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A Pastoral Letter for Unity

Dear Members and Friends, We pray this letter finds you well. As you know, the response to General Conference in St. Louis, February 23-26, has presented many challenges for our denomination and for us here at Dunwoody United Methodist Church (DUMC). As a clergy team, our hearts go out to...

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Be Kind Because…!

At the end of my sermon in the two services I preached last Sunday, I quoted some words from a retired minister and friend of mine, Mike Selleck.  I mentioned that Mike uses these words as a benediction after he preaches or after he has some done some teaching. This...

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Riding Out a Storm!

On the wall of my office, I have a framed copy of Rembrandt’s “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.” It depicts that passage of Scripture when the disciples were in the boat and a storm arose. In the picture, the sky is dark and ominous. The waves are high....

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