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October 22, 2021


When you're ALL IN with DUMC, you're a part of transforming the lives of children in our community. 

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Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, October 22, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., DUMC Gymnasium. There is a critical need for blood; be A HERO and make your appointment today! For an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: dunwoodyumc or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). You can even receive a e-coupon for a free sandwich from Zaxby’s when you donate at this blood drive!

Holiday Festival
The Holiday Festival is only two weeks away! All proceeds will benefit our next Habitat for Humanity project. We still need volunteers to make the festival a success! Please visit www.dunwoodyumc.org/holiday-fest to volunteer and to register for kids activities like Photos with Santa, Kids Crafts, and the Kid Zone. You can also register for our upcoming golf tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Jack-O'-Lantern Jubilee
Monday, Oct. 27, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Join us in the parking lot for pumpkin decorating and carving! Each family will receive a large pumpkin for carving. Bring your own carving tools if you have them! Winners will be announced at 6:45 p.m.

Drop in any time and have a take-out tailgate in the parking lot. Either order dinner from the Wednesday Night Supper crew (reservations required in advance and must be made by Monday, October 25 at noon) or bring your own dinner. RSVP HERE!

Advent Devotional Writers Needed
Help us prepare for the coming of Christ by writing a short Advent devotion. The devotions are shared with our congregation and friends through daily emails and a limited quantity of printed Advent Devotion books. Here are the specifics:
 - LENGTH:  Your devotion should be short (150-200 words is fine) and include scripture, a prayer and a thought (I can help with the scripture, thought and prayer if needed).
 - TOPIC:  This year’s DUMC Advent theme uses the movie “Elf” with each week focusing on a specific Advent-related theme from the movie.
- NEXT STEP:  If you are willing to write a devotion, email Anne West at awwest@mindspring.com to get a theme to feature in your devotion. 
- DUE DATE:  Devotions are due to Anne by Sunday, Oct. 31

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., Contemporary in the Sanctuary at 9:00 a.m. and Traditional in the Sanctuary at 11:15 a.m.

Join Us for Online Worship
We offer distinct Contemporary and Traditional Worship Services online. On-demand streaming begins on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. for our Contemporary 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.

General

Wednesday Night Supper
Weekly reservations are due by noon each Monday. Please do your best to adhere to this reservation deadline so there will be a meal prepared for you. The menu for October 27 can be viewed here. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Collins at debbie.collins@dunwoodyumc.org or 770-394-0675, ext 111.

The cost for Wednesday Night Supper is $8.00 for an adult meal, $5.00 for a child meal (3-8 years) and family maximum (2 adults plus children from ages 3-8) is $26.00. Children under 3 years eat for free. 

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 prayer@dunwoodyumc.org, and we will be praying for you.

Support

Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need. You don’t have to go through difficult times alone. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with confidential, one-to-one, Christian care and support to help you get through a tough time. Our Stephen Ministers are there to care. To find out more about Stephen Ministry for you or someone you know, talk with Pat DeBolt at 404-931-5443.

Alzheimer's/Dementia Support Group for Caregivers
Second Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., in the Young Adult suite. If you are caring for a loved one affected by Alzheimer's Disease or any other form of dementia (even if by long distance), this is a support group for you. For questions/concerns contact JoAnn Akers at 678-352-8334.

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.

Senior Adults

New Friends Lunch
Monday, November 8th, 11:30 a.m. Join us at the Memphis Barbecue to enjoy a lunch together. We are a group of widowed friends (men and women) who enjoy lunch out on the second Monday of each month. Please RSVP to Betty Moreland by noon on Saturday, November 6th at 770-641-8519.

Pryme Tymer Zoom Trivia
You are invited to a Pryme Tymer Zoom Trivia Game on Wednesday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m. To register, contact Ann Stone at 770-399-1887 or, annlstone@bellsouth.net.  Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1. We will need to know the names of anyone else that will be on your zoom link so that each team will have the same number of players. More information will follow after registration.

Small Groups

Young Adult Friendsgiving Potluck
Join DUMC's Young Adults for a "Friendsgiving" potluck on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 12: p.m. Contact dumcya@gmail.com for details - we'd love to celebrate with you!

Young Adults Potluck and River Cleanup
DUMC's Young Adult Sunday school class will be outside at Roswell Mill on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10:00 a.m. Enjoy a potluck and outdoor devotion followed by a river cleanup and hike!

Women's Ministry

UMW Book Group - Hidden Figures
Please join us for discussion of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The novel details the achievements of black female mathematicians at NASA and chronicles their careers as they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future. UMW Book club will meet in the YA Suite on November 8 at 7:00 p.m. Email Kristin Eaton at keatonunc@yahoo.com for details.

Men's Ministry

BEST MAN Bible Fellowship
Tuesdays, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall and Zoom. Bring your coffee, a snack and a mask to join pastors David, Matt and Phil for a dynamic, COVID-safe, in-person lesson and small group discussion! Come start your day with JOY (Jesus, Others, Yourself), and take a step to become your BEST MAN. If you'd rather join via Zoom, click here for the link. Contact Andy Drexler at drexler.andrew@gmail.com with questions.

Nursery

Now Hiring Weekday Nursery Caregiver
Dunwoody United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time/flexible caregiver with a loving, nurturing heart for our weekday nursery program. Make a difference in the lives of our youngest children by providing age-appropriate guidance as they learn about Jesus’ love and grow in their faith. The successful candidate is gifted in the ability to connect with children and their families, committed to safety, thrives in a collaborative, fluid environment, and balances a sense of humor with a steadfast dedication to serve the ministry and mission of the church. Job Type: Part-time, Hourly. Non-Exempt. Pay: From $15.00 per hour. To apply, please send your resume to debbie.lowrey@dunwoodyumc.org.

Children's Ministry

Children's Sunday
Children's Sunday is this Sunday, October 24 during both the Contemporary & Traditional Services. You won't want to miss this opportunity to support our youngest disciples.

Wednesday Kids
Wednesdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 27, 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Kindergarten - 5th graders are invited to join us on Wednesday nights for dinner, fellowship and games as we dig deeper into our monthly Bible themes.

Creation Care

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 at jpryor@uga.edu.

Ways to Conserve Electricity and Combat Climate Change:
An easy way to conserve energy at home is to use natural light whenever possible. Simply opening curtains and letting sunlight in can go a long way toward reducing your electricity usage.  Sunlight can also be a mood-elevator!

Get into the habit of turning off lights when leaving rooms (especially in the morning before leaving home).  Also put computers in sleep, hibernate, or shut-down mode, especially at end of day.

Replace incandescent lights with LED bulbs. LEDs are a little more expensive than traditional incandescent bulbs, but they’re up to 80% more energy efficient and less costly to use.

Georgia Power's Home Energy Improvement Program (HEIP) can help you improve insulation and take other energy saving steps. Rebates of up to $150 are available for having your home assessed for energy efficiency.  HEIP also offers rebates of up to  $75 for installing a Smart, Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, and up to $200 for installing new attic insulation.  Similar rebates are available for installing duct insulation and window sealing.

Beautify your Garden (and help lower CO2 levels) by Planting Trees
Join DUMC’s tree planting initiative by planting one or more trees at your home.  The National Arbor Day Foundation (www.arborday.org) will send you up to 10 free trees perfect for planting in your yard when you join for just $10.  Trees include flowering dogwoods, golden rain trees, redbuds and others.  Now is a good time to plant your trees and help our environment!