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June 14, 2024


"When to Use Narcan" Info Session

More and more adults and youth are experiencing opioid addiction or coming into contact with fentanyl. How do you know that someone has overdosed, what are the signs? What should you do? How do you use Narcan to potentially reverse an overdose and save a life? How do we talk to our children about the dangers of fentanyl and using any type of drug? DUMC member and Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Drexler, along with a representative from the Dunwoody Police Department, and a therapist from Summit Counseling will present the information we all need to have. Join us in the Dunwoody UMC Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm. For more information, contact Kathy Brockman at 770-394-0675.

Worship

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 YouTube and Facebook. You can also catch a pre-recorded version of each week's sermon on YouTube. We hope you'll tune in!

Sermon Podcast
If you prefer an audio version of the sermon for on-the-go listening, check out our podcast! You can listen online or subscribe from your podcast app of choice. Search "dunwoodyumc" to subscribe.

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.

General

Special Membership Sunday
Rev. Dr. Phil Schroeder and the congregation of Dunwoody United Methodist Church invite you to become a member on Special Membership Day, Sunday, June 23 at any of the worship services: 8:30, 9:00, or 11:15 a.m. We hope you will take this opportunity to join Dunwoody United Methodist Church. If you have questions, please reach out by emailing Hospitality or by phone 770-394-0675 Ext. 128 or 136.

Discover DUMC
If you are interested in joining Dunwoody UMC or just need a refresher on what it means to be Methodist, we invite you to Discover DUMC, Sunday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 245. This 1-hour interest session is a great way to learn more about the United Methodist Church and hear directly from a DUMC Pastor. Email Hospitality to let us know you’re coming!

Boy Scouts BBQ Fundraiser
Our Boy Scout Troop 266 will host its annual BBQ at the end of the parade in Dunwoody Village. This is the 25th year for our scouts. Funds cover scout equipment, merit badge training materials, and need-based scholarships. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on parade day. The meal is McDaniel's QN2 BBQ chicken or pork, coleslaw, chips, watermelon and a brownie. Drink choices are water, tea, and lemonade. Scouts will sell tickets on Sunday, June 23, and Sunday, June 30 before and after services. Please support our scouts.

Get Involved
This 1-hour session allows participants to learn about different ways to get involved within the life of Dunwoody United Methodist Church, as well as meet others who are new to the church. Sessions are guided by participants' interests, and therefore each session is different. We will meet in Room 245 at 10:00 a.m. on June 30. Come learn of the many ways you can get involved at Dunwoody UMC! Email Hospitality to let us know you’re coming!

4th of July Parade Volunteers
Help DUMC create another award-winning float for the City of Dunwoody's July 4th Parade! On Saturday, June 29, we need volunteers to help decorate our entry for this year's "Red, White & YOU" theme. We'll meet under the Activity Building's portico at 8:00 a.m. We also need festive merry-makers to walk alongside the float in the parade on the 4th, as well as float disassemblers on the 5th. Click HERE to sign up! Please Hospitality with any questions.

Hospitality Trailer Volunteers
Serving with the DUMC Hospitality Trailer is a fun way to share the DUMC experience with our community! Sign up to be added to our list of volunteers who pull and set the trailer, who serve treats from the trailer, and/or who provide periodic maintenance to the interior and exterior of the trailer. This is a low-commitment opportunity, based on your availability, and tons of fun! Sign up HERE.

Environmental Stewardship
The DUMC Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. For more information, contact Ted Bowden. You can view the tips for July HERE. Sign up HERE to subscribe to the monthly United Methodist Creation Justice Tips.

New Members
Check out our new members from February, March, and April.

New Baby?
Are you or someone you know expecting a new baby? If so, please click HERE to fill out the New Baby form. Whether it’s a birth or an adoption, DUMC wants to celebrate the new babies joining our community! Our Knitting Group and United Women in Faith circles have joined forces to create a welcome pack for the newest members of our community and their families. Contact Rev. Garrett Wallace for more information.

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House
Collecting pop tabs is a fun and easy way to support Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities. Across the Metro-Atlanta area, hundreds of individuals, schools and companies are working together to collect Pop Tabs to benefit our mission. Those Pop Tabs are recycled and we receive the market value of the recycled metal. We are collecting pop tabs at the reception desk, bring yours today! Please call Cathy Wright, 404-509-6656, with questions.

Nursing Nook
Did you know we now have a Nursing Nook in the Fellowship Hall? Mothers who are nursing or caring for infants are welcome to use the enclosed area of the Fellowship Hall to nurse and/or soothe infants while still hearing the service. You may have also noticed that you can now hear the service in the hallways and bathrooms of the 2nd floor Activities Building - we don't want you to miss the message when you need to step out. Please reserve the nursing nook for infants to ensure privacy for nursing mothers.

Golf Cart Ministry
Need a ride? We have a golf cart team that is happy to get you to and from the building on Sunday mornings. Look for the banners in the parking lot to see the path that the golf cart will drive. Just stand by your car and someone will be by to get you! Our golf cart is currently running three shifts: 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. | 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. | 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

DUMC Nametags
Anyone may place a name tag order HERE. All requested name tags may be picked up on the magnetic board behind the Parlor welcome desk. Feel free to leave your nametag on this board during the week for easy access on Sunday mornings. If you need a replacement nametag feel free to leave your current nametag at any of the welcome desks and we'll get it fixed!

Prayer

Prayer Concerns
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 HERE, and we will be praying for you. View our previous month's joys and concerns by clicking HERE.

Missions

Habitat for Humanity | April – June 2024
Each spring, Dunwoody UMC participates in building a Habitat for Humanity home. In 2024, we will build our 33rd Habitat House. We have an exciting build schedule for 2024 and need 25 volunteers per day for 8 build days (eight Saturdays). If you are interested in helping with the build, sign up HERE. The Spring 2024 is underway now and continues until Saturday, June 22. Contact Jack and Bette Whitley or Sean Penn for more information. Must be at least 16 years old to participate.

Mission Mondays Superpacks
Mondays" partner organization (HOPE Atlanta) has requested larger meal kits (called "SuperPacks") that can feed a student all week. We need 20 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 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8. We will need delivery drivers on Wednesday, July 10. Click HERE to sign up. Contact Sean Penn with questions or for more information.

CAC Food Donations
The Community Assistance Center needs food donations to support their continuing efforts to provide food for those in need. Donations to the Mini-Market allow these families to have sufficient food options, in quantity and quality, for their tables. Donations can be dropped in the canvas bins at church (near the nursery) or at the CAC offices at 8607 Roswell Road. There's a great way to order food online now that Amazon will deliver directly to CAC! Visit givenow.ourcac.org/food-donations. The CAC is in dire need of shelf-stable foods especially canned tomatoes (diced or whole), canned spaghetti sauce, corn, rice, and pasta. Please no green beans or carrots.

CAC - Fourth Saturday Volunteers
Dunwoody UMC is supporting the CAC in Sandy Springs by providing volunteers for the Mini-Market food pantry and the Upscale Thrift clothing shop. Fifteen volunteers per month are needed on the fourth Saturday of each month to assist. Upcoming dates include Saturday, June 22. Some positions require advanced training with the CAC while others do not. Interested individuals can visit dunwoodyumc.org/serve-in-the-community/ to sign up. If you want to train on the advanced positions, you can contact Anne Hicks for more information.

CAC "Night of Hope"
Come out to the City Springs Theater’s performance of Jersey Boys on Tuesday, July 16.  This Broadway-quality show will be dedicated as “CAC Night of Hope” with a percentage of ticket sales going to CAC.  A reception will follow the performance. Click HERE to purchase tickets. The password needed for purchase is:  CACHOPE (all caps). Note: Season ticket holders or those who have already purchased tickets can exchange them for July 16 by calling the theater. Thanks for your support.

Helping Hands Volunteers
Do you have occasional availability and a heart to serve Dunwoody UMC? We often have behind-the-scenes, but very necessary tasks that require light-duty volunteer assistance! Join DUMC's Helping Hands Volunteers group! You will be invited to assist with various projects such as assembling Christmas candles, preparing items for Vacation Bible School, packaging star words for Epiphany, and/or segmenting Sunday giveaway items. Individuals who opt into this Helping Hands Volunteers group will be notified when a general need arises, and invited to serve. Click HERE to opt into the group.

Foodstock
The meal-packing event returns on Saturday, August 10. Dunwoody UMC continues to partner with Rise Against Hunger and support the mission of ending hunger around the world. Our event will pack a container of meals (285,120 meals) to be distributed to an area of the world suffering from food insecurities. Plan to join us this August for our annual Foodstock event. Watch for registration information to be available by the end of June or early July. If you have questions, please contact Sean Penn. We look forward to seeing you there!

Support

When to Use Narcan
More and more adults and youth are experiencing opioid addiction or coming into contact with fentanyl. How do you know that someone has overdosed, what are the signs? What should you do? How do you use Narcan to potentially reverse an overdose and save a life? How do we talk to our children about the dangers of fentanyl and using any type of drug? DUMC member and Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Drexler, along with a representative from the Dunwoody Police Department, and a therapist from Summit Counseling will present the information we all need to have. Join us in the Dunwoody UMC Fellowship Hall, Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm. For more information, contact  Kathy Brockman or 770-394-0675.

Newly Trained Stephen Ministry Leader
Dunwoody UMC Stephen Ministers congratulate Elaine Edwards on becoming a Stephen Leader. Elaine has been a Stephen Minister for 8 years and recently completed the training to join the leadership team. Our Stephen Ministry team includes the following leaders: Pat DeBolt, Elaine Edwards, Sarah Heller, and Diane Rhea; the rest of the Stephen Ministry team includes Sharon Cape, Chris Cox, James Dovel, Jack Head, Pam Holliday, Susie Lanham, Charlene Levinson, Mary Millar, Kurt Peterson, Cal Stowell, Terri Vann, Dixie Wedding, and Cathy Wright. If you or anyone you know needs someone to walk beside you/them during a challenging time in life, contact Pat DeBolt at 404-931-5443.

Brain Health for Older Adults
On July 18 at 10:00 am in the Asbury Room, join us for a talk on brain health and the older adult. Learn the top 10 warning signs of memory loss or cognitive decline. Learn to recognize when it might be time to get a baseline. There are real things you can do daily to help reduce brain aging and maximize your thinking capacity. Presented by Bethany Baker, Senior Provisions Community Liaison and Volunteer Educator with The Alzheimer's Association.

Sundays with Connected
Our Special Needs Ministry, Connected, is growing! Join us for a small group Sunday school class focusing on life lessons & spiritual growth. This group is designed for individuals with special needs ages 14 and up! For more information contact Nicholle Hansen or Jenny Rolfes.

Visitation Ministry
Dunwoody UMC has a congregation filled with unique individuals with fascinating backgrounds and accomplishments. If you have an hour or so to spare each month to meet some of our members who may not be able to get to church, you will bring joy and friendship to those you visit, and you will be blessed to meet them and to get to know them. Our Visitation Ministry is currently looking for friendly visitors who are willing to visit their assigned person(s) at least once per month and to stay in touch with them by phone call or cards. We will provide all the training you need. If you are interested or have any questions, please reach out to Rev. Kathy Brockman at 770-542-1677.

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 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. For further information call Stan Hibbs at 404-625-8451 or JoAnn Akers at 404-434-9467.

Stephen Ministry
When do I need a Stephen Minister? Are you going through a difficult time—emotionally, spiritually, or relationally? A Stephen Minister is someone to listen when we don’t want to burden our friends and family. Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for and encourage you, pray with and for you, and provide confidential one-on-one Christian care to help you through whatever it is that you are facing. To find out more, talk with Pat DeBolt 404-931-5443.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers
Caregiving for a loved one with a form of dementia can be a challenging and draining experience.  If you are that caregiver, even if it is long distance, there is a confidential support group just for you where you can feel support from others who are on that same journey of love.  Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, this group meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Wesley Room. For further information contact JoAnn Akers at 404-434-9467.

Music Ministry

"The Harmonies of Liberty" Patriotic Concert
Dunwoody UMC Music Ministry presents "The Harmonies of Liberty", our annual patriotic concert, on Sunday, June 30 at 4:00 pm. We will honor our country through song, including tributes to our service men & women, songs of American heritage, and will feature some of America's greatest choral music with traditional favorites you've come to know and love. The concert is presented by the DUMC Chancel Choir, Women's Choir, and a chamber orchestra, and is free of charge and open to the public. If you are in need of nursery, please contact Meredith Dunn to sign up.

Small Groups

How United Methodists Study Scripture
This June, learn How United Methodists Study Scripture, as your Clergy staff teaches from the book of the same name. This four-week Sunday School series is open to all adults, and an option for those whose regular Sunday School classes break for summer. Come for all four sessions, or drop in as you can! Sundays, June 2 - 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the Asbury Room. June 2 - Rev. Phil Schroeder & Rev. Calissa Dauterman, June 9 - Rev. Phil Schroeder & Rev. Kathy Brockman, June 16 – Rev. Phil Schroeder & Rev. David Melton, June 23 – Rev. Phil Schroeder & Rev. Garrett Wallace.

Bishop's Visit
Our Bishop of the North Georgia Conference of the UMC, Bishop Robin Dease, will be with us on Sunday morning, June 30. Bishop Dease will share her faith story with us during the Sunday School hour. She is an excellent speaker and a warm and friendly person. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am on Sunday, June 30 to hear and meet Bishop Dease.

July Adult Sunday School Drop In
DUMC is in mission to many incredible and worthwhile organizations. This July, you'll have the opportunity to hear from individuals representing four of our partners during our Adult Sunday School drop-in series. These sessions are open to all Adults, and an option for those whose regular Sunday School classes break for summer. Come for all four sessions, or drop in as you can! Sundays at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel: July 7, Murphy Harpst, July 14, Camp Glisson, July 21, Wellroot Family Services, July 28, Mully Children's Family

Western North Carolina Trip
Join DUMC this September 16-19 as we travel to Lake Junaluska Conference Center in the beautiful western North Carolina mountains, along with other noteworthy and fun sites within the surrounding area! We'll enjoy day trips to the Great Smoky Mountain Train ride, departing from Bryson City, NC; The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC, including the current Dale Chihuly Art Exhibition; and a shopping visit in Waynesville, NC. Click HERE for details and registration.

Celtic Treasures of Ireland 
Join Rev. Kathy Brockman with Dr. Phil & Elizabeth Schroeder for Celtic Treasures of Ireland on October 15 and returning on October 24, 2024. This trip is for singles or couples, men and women. For more information and registration, click HERE or contact Rev. Kathy Brockman with questions.

Womens Ministry

Tapestry Meeting with Restorative Yoga
Join the Tapestry UWF circle for a restorative yoga session focusing on stretches and breathing that will calm the body and spirit. Open to all ages. Please wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one. Hope to see you in the Young Adult Suite at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18!

Mens Ministry

Hall of Famers
The Hall of Famers are a group of senior men that gather on the second Friday of each month at DUMC for a full breakfast, fellowship, conversation and the occasional speaker. Join them at La Madelines at 1165 Perimeter Center W Ste 330, Atlanta on July 12 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. They would love to have some new faces, invite a friend! You may order your favorite breakfast from their menu. Contact Johnny Stone at 404-401-0550 for more information.

Wildcat Cliffs Golf Outing
Neal Purcell has once again graciously offered to host a golf outing at Wildcat Cliffs in Highlands, NC for another great day of golf and fellowship! Join us on, Friday, October 11 for the day trip to Wildcat Cliffs. Arrive by 11:00 a.m. to begin group devotional and lunch. Tee times starting at 1:10 p.m.-1:40 p.m. $150 for golf and cart fees, payable onsite. Click HERE for more information and to register

Men's Friday Morning Bible Study
Men of all ages and stages, meeting for bible study in the Young Adult Suite on Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m., with the exception of the 2nd Friday of each month. Regular attenders and drop-ins welcome, but click HERE to be added to the group distribution list.

BEST MAN Bible Fellowship
Men: Are you hungry for spiritual growth? BEST MAN Bible Fellowship starts with hot coffee, breakfast, and fellowship at 6:45am in the Fellowship Hall followed by an in-depth scripture lesson from 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and guided small group discussion from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. We end promptly at 8am so you can get on with your day. Led by our pastors, we encourage each other to prioritize JOY in our lives - Jesus, Others, Yourself!  No registration or RSVP needed. Don't miss a Tuesday due to travel or absence; join via Zoom HERE: Meeting ID: 840 8951 4181 Passcode: 668875. Take a step this Tuesday to become your BEST MAN!

Kids Ministry

Kid's Ministry Support Coordinator
Join the Kid's Ministry team as the Lower Grades Support Coordinator! Help shape the spiritual journey of children, ages 2-2nd grade! Coordinate preschool chapel, lead Sunday School and worship and plan exciting faith events like VBS. Help foster a loving, growth-oriented atmosphere and make a lasting impact on young hearts by being the bridge between parents, kids, and the church community. To apply, please contact Kimberly Cook, HR Generalist at Kimberly Cook.

Preschool

DUMC Preschool is Hiring
DUMC Preschool is hiring for the 2024-2025 school year. DUMCP is looking for energetic, motivated individuals to work part-time in our preschool. Opportunities include classroom lead teacher, assistant teacher, and substitute teacher. To learn more, please contact Amy Rohan, or submit an online application.

Youth Ministry

Morning Blend
Morning Blend is our version of Sunday School. We have a light breakfast and a lesson. Each week is a little bit different - from local missions projects, to worship experiences, to games days. It’s an awesome time to be with your friends while learning more about Jesus. Sunday Morning (Year-Round) 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Youth Lounge | 6th-12th Grade

Young Adults

Bible(n) at Bar(n)
Calling all young adults (ages 22-34): Join us every 4th Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Bar(n) in Dunwoody Village for fun, food and fellowship. We will discuss the week's scripture lesson and anything else that comes up. No RSVP necessary. Hope to see you there. For more information contact Rev. Garrett Wallace

Senior Adults

New Friends
Please join New Friends (Widowed) as they dine out at Vintage Pizzeria at 5500 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd in Dunwoody on Tuesday, July 9, at 11:30 a.m. Please RSVP to Betty Moreland at 770-641-8519 by noon on July 6.

Outdoor & Adventure Ministry

Join Our Mailing List!
Creating the environment to Listen and Hear the voice of God through active and enjoyable experiences in nature. Please join us as we get outside to hike, kayak, fly fish, bird watch (and more) as we explore God’s creation together. Each activity in which we participate brings new people. You are welcome regardless of outdoor experience or where you are on your faith journey. To get on the mailing list, please contact Jim Labus at labusj@bellsouth.net

Sports and Leisure

Fall Soccer League
Mark your calendars! Fall soccer season kicks off on September 7 with practices beginning on August 19. Early registration begins June 1. Get the early bird discount if you sign up before June 15. Regular registration is June 15 - August 15. We look forward to another great season at DUMC and hope to see you on the field! Learn more at dunwoodyumcsports.sportngin.com.

Thursday Afternoon Bridge Group
The second and fourth Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., Young Adult Area. Adults of all ages are invited to play. Contact Fred Bounds 404-428-6630 for details.