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January 27, 2023



Volunteer with Hightower Homework Club at its new location at Crossroads Church! 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday. This new facility has separate classrooms and plenty of room for the kids to play outside. Kids from Kindergarten to 5th grade will have instruction and homework help from qualified teachers. Volunteers are needed to assist the teachers, give individual homework help as well as provide playground supervision. Volunteers are welcome to make their own hours. If interested contact Rich Reynell at rreynell@comcast.net. 

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 Livestream 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

Ash Wednesday
The season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 22. Drop-in Imposition of Ashes will be available in the DUMC Sanctuary from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. We will also offer Ash Wednesday worship at 6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday Night Supper
Join us for Wednesday Night Supper! Meal pick up begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 6:15 p.m. If you would like to register for WNS, please fill out the form below. You also have the option of emailing debbie.collins@dunwoodyumc.org or calling at 770-394-0675, ext 111. Reservations are due by the end of day on Monday. Please do your best to adhere to this reservation deadline so there will be a meal prepared for you. The cost for Wednesday Night Supper is $10 for an adult meal, $8 for a child meal (3-11 years). Children under 3 years eat for free. Menu for February 1: Fish & Shrimp, Eye of the Round Steak, Salad, Wild Rice, Broccoli, Rolls, Dessert Children's option: Cheeseburgers, Hot dogs, Fried Veggies, Dessert | Register HERE!  

VEiL Exhibit
A new year, a new VEiL! You are invited to enjoy a selection of Jana Bibat’s artwork, on display in the church library, now through the end of February. 

Discover 102
Discover 102 provides ways for new people to get involved in the life of DUMC and to meet people who are also new to the church. We meet Sunday, February 5 in Room 241 at 10:00 a.m. 6 months of the year. Come learn of the many ways you can get involved at Dunwoody UMC. Email hospitality@dunwoodyumc.org to let us know you're coming!

Discover DUMC
If you are interested in joining Dunwoody UMC or just needing a refresher on what it means to be Methodist, we invite you to Discover DUMC, Sunday, February 26 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 253.  It is a great way to learn more about the United Methodist Church, ways to get involved in the life of DUMC, and to meet people who are also new to the church. Email hospitality@dunwoodyumc.org to let us know you're coming!

DUMC Merch!
Show your Dunwoody UMC pride with new DUMC t-shirts for the whole family! Sizes YXS - 4XL are available for youth ($12) and adults ($15). Place your order
HERE and represent your church as we all get in the game this Autumn.

Game Night!
Clean books, completed houses, sets, runs, and closed trains. If those terms mean anything to you, then you'll fit right into our Game Night Fellowship. Held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Epworth room! Adults will gather at the church to play games like Train Dominos, Canasta, Rummy, and others, on a rotating basis. Never played before? No worries! Join us anyway, and we'll be happy to help you learn. Fun for adults, 18 and up! Sign up: click here to reserve a seat Questions? Contact Billy and Jena Dunham.

DUMC Nametags
You may place your name tag order HERE if you haven't already. All ordered 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.

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

DivorceCare
Dunwoody UMC has a weekly support group for those who have been through divorce or are currently experiencing a divorce. Sunday evenings from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Parlor, join this group for time of fellowship and support. For more information, contact Ty Reaves. For registration, click HERE.

Stephen Ministry
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 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. For further information contact JoAnn Akers at akersjoann@gmail.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 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. For further information call Stan Hibbs at 404-625-8451 or JoAnn Akers at 404-434-9467 or by email at akersjoann@gmail.com.

Missions

Hightower Homework Club
Volunteer with Hightower Homework Club at its new location at Crossroads Church (4805 Tilly Mill Rd.) from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday. This new facility has separate classrooms and plenty of room for the kids to play outside. Kids, from kindergarten to 5th grade, will have instruction and homework help from qualified teachers. Volunteers are needed to assist the teachers, give individual homework help as well as provide playground supervision. Volunteers are welcome to make their own hours. If interested contact Rich Reynell at rreynell@comcast.net.

Night to Shine
Thank you to our Dunwoody UMC congregation and community for the outpouring of support and enthusiasm for this event! Please continue to pray for a successful night! Night to Shine 2023, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, celebrating people with special needs. This event will be held in-person by host churches around the world simultaneously on Friday, February 10. Dunwoody United Methodist Church is excited to be a part of this worldwide movement that God is using as a catalyst to change how cultures embrace people with disabilities and to rally the church worldwide to honor their local community of people with special needs, ensuring they know they are valued and loved. 

International Missions Info Meeting
DUMC is planning for two International Mission trips in 2023. The first will be in August (dates TBA) to Guatemala. The second is currently scheduled for September 24 to October 2 to the Mully Children’s home in Kenya. Join us in the Fellowship Hall following the Modern service on Sunday, March 5 to hear more about these mission opportunities and how you can be a part of these trips in 2023.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, March 10, 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.

Great Day of Service
DUMC's Great Day of Service is a family-friendly event that organizes 600+ volunteers in 18 different service projects. Most projects are onsite at Dunwoody UMC, and some are within the surrounding community. This year's Great Day of Service is Saturday, March 25. Please mark your calendars. Learn more about this year's projects and register to serve at dunwoodyumc.org/great-day.

Habitat Build
Each spring, Dunwoody UMC participates in building a Habitat for Humanity home. In 2022, we completed our 31st Habitat house. We have an exciting build scheduled for 2023, but please note that Habitat for Humanity is continuing to approach it a little different than pre-pandemic. We will need 25 volunteers per day for 8 build days (eight Saturdays). If you are interested in helping with the next build, please be on the lookout for our signup forms coming soon! Spring 2023 build dates start Saturday, May 6 and are projected to end Saturday, July 15. Contact Jack and Bette Whitley at jwhitley47@aol.com or Sean Penn at sean.penn@dunwoodyumc.org for more information. Must be at least 16 years old to participate.

Small Groups

"High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out" 
When we're baffled by the insanity of the "other side" - in politics, at work, or at home - it's because we aren't seeing how the conflict itself has taken over. Discuss how good people get captured by high conflict - and how they break free - as Dr. Phil Schroeder walks through Amanda Ripley's book, "High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out". Wednesdays, February 01, 08, & 15 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This small group will be held at DUMC, location to be determined. RSVP HERE

The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth
Dunwoody UMC’s One Lamb Initiative invites you to join in conversation regarding the book, The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth, written by author Sam Quinones. Group discussions will be held on Tuesdays, February 07, 14, and 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wesley room, and there will be a zoom discussion with the author on February 28, 2023. Please purchase your own book and begin reading for the discussion. The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth may be purchased via Amazon, or your preferred book vendor. Audio and/or electronic book versions (ex., Audible or Kindle) are acceptable. For more information, contact Kathy Brockman or call the church offices. RSVP HERE

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
Imagine following Jesus along the road, listening in on his conversations, and gleaning from the lessons he taught in the holy places he traveled. Join David and Joy Melton as they walk in the footsteps of Jesus: through Bethlehem, Samaria, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Galilee, and beyond. Entering the Holy Land through the settings and sights of previous Lands of the Bible tours led by David and Joy, participants will discover more about these sacred places. Wednesdays | March 01, 08, 15, 22, & 29 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Asbury Room | RSVP HERE

Women's Ministry

Working Women's Network Circle
Join us on February 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Young Adult Suite. We will be enjoying fellowship while working on a project for the “Night to Shine” event. Refreshments will be available. Contact: Shirley Layne 404-388-8815 or shirley.layne@gmail.com

UWF Quarterly Newsletter
Check out our United Women in Faith seasonal highlights HERE. To learn more about our UWF Circles at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, please visit our church website at www.dunwoodyumc.org/women.

Men's Ministry

18 Steps to Spiritual wHoleness
Dunwoody men of all ages are invited to our monthly 18 Steps to wHoleness Men's Ministry Breakfast on Friday, February 10 at 7:00 a.m. in the Epworth Room. Invite a friend to come and register both of you for breakfast! $10 each. Register HERE

18 Steps TopGolf Outing
Join DUMC's 18 Steps to Spiritual wHoleness group for fun, food, and fellowship at TopGolf Alpharetta on Sunday, February 26 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.! We have reserved space with driving range bays, couches and tables to enjoy a few laughs, and a nice selection of heavy appetizer choices. The cost is estimated at $60 per person and friends are welcome. Please click HERE to reserve your spot.

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, Garrett, 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 with questions.

Kids Ministry

Registrations Opening Soon!
Save the date! VBS/VBX & Summer Camp registration will open on February 1! VBS/VBX will be held June 19 through 22. More details coming soon, stay tuned!

Youth Ministry

Morning Blend
Sunday Morning (Year-Round) 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. | Youth Lounge | 6th-12th Grade | 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.

DYM Worship
Sunday Night (August - April) 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Youth Lounge, Gym & Fellowship Hall | 6th-12th Grade | DUMC is the place to be on Sunday Nights! Our Worship night is filled with engaging games, dynamic speakers, a live worship band, and some of your favorite small group leaders. Plus, there is FOOD!

Young Adults

Bible(n) at Bar(n)
Calling all young adults (ages 22-34): Join us on Tuesday nights 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 at garrett.wallace@dunwoodyumc.org

Senior Adults

New Friends
New Friends is a group of widows and widowers who enjoy lunch out together once a month. Join us at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, February 13 at Cafe at Pharr, 5533 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Dunwoody. Call Betty Moreland for more information at 770-641-8519

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

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.

Creation Care

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 Ted Bowden at bowden5169@gmail.com

Moving or decluttering? Keep in mind that 146 million tons of solid waste goes in to landfills in the U.S. every year. Imagine that! Located in “someone else’s backyard,” landfills are notorious for environmental injustice and for methane, which contributes to global warming. Look for alternatives. Donate, rehome, or recycle instead of trashing.

“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