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September 23, 2022



The Holiday Festival is right around the corner!

This annual event raises money for our Habitat build, so mark your calendars to come shop and be sure to volunteer.
dunwoodyumc.org/holiday-fest

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

Blessing of the Animals
Share some love with your four-legged, finned, and feathered friends at Dunwoody UMC's Blessing of the Animals! Drop by the church's front lawn with your pets on Sunday, October 2, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., for a prayer, blessing, and special treat. All are welcome - so invite your neighbors and friends as we celebrate all of God's creatures.

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.

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 September 28: Fried Catfish, BBQ Leg Quarters, Macaroni and Cheese, Collard Greens, Corn, Salad Bar, Rolls, Dessert Children's option: Fried Chicken, Burger Patty with Cheese, Mac and Cheese, Veggies, Dessert | Register Here!

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 starting September 8! 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 at gamenight.dumc@gmail.com

VEiL's Exhibit
Announcing the return of VEIL (Visual arts Exhibits In the Library) beginning this September! Our first featured artist will be Rev. Calissa Dauterman. You are invited to view her watercolors, on display through the end of October, and join her in the Library for an informal Meet & Greet on Sunday, October 9th, following each of the Worship services.

VEiL's Meet & Greet
Sunday, October 9th, you are invited to an informal Meet & Greet with VEiL’s featured artist. Please drop in the church library following any of the morning’s Worship services to chat with Calissa Dauterman, whose artwork is on display there through the end of October.

NGUMC Regional Gatherings
North Georgia United Methodists are invited to attend one of six regional gatherings with Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson this fall. The gatherings will include timely updates on this season in our denomination and our continuing United Methodist witness for Christ in North Georgia. Clergy and laity may attend the session that is most convenient.

  • Thursday, September 29, 6:30 p.m., Kennesaw UMC 
  • Tuesday, October 4, 6:30 p.m., Gainesville First UMC 
  • Sunday, October 9, 6:30 p.m., Watkinsville UMC 
  • Wednesday, October 19, 6:30 p.m., Peachtree City UMC 
  • Wednesday, October 26, 6:30 p.m., Jasper UMC 
  • Sunday, November 13, 4:00 p.m., Wesley UMC, Evans 
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What does it mean to be United Methodist?
Let’s remember who we are — spirit-filled, resilient, connected, missional, faithful, diverse, deeply rooted, committed, disciple-making, Jesus-seeking, generous, justice-seeking, world-changing people of God called The United Methodist Church. No matter the challenges we face, God is with us, and we have countless opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world! Every day offers a chance to live into our mission, envision a promising future, and to strive to #BeUMC. The North Georgia Conference has compiled recent questions and answers about The United Methodist Church into two printable, sharable Q&As for you to read, download, or share. Click HERE to access the UMC Q&A: Theology and Doctrine. Click HERE to access the UMC Q&A: The Future of The United Methodist Church.

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.

Order Your Nametags
Remember to order your name tags HERE if you haven't already. If you've ordered a name tag please pick it up at the main welcome desk located in the Narthex.

Nametag Magnet Board
The nametag magnet board will now be by the parlor welcome desk. This is centrally located better for our Modern, Traditional and Chapel services so please come to the parlor welcome desk to pick up your tags or leave them there for the next week. THANK YOU! Please wear your nametags every Sunday. If you need one please click HERE.

Medical Volunteers Needed
We are in need of medically trained volunteers to be "on call" during worship services. Please contact Roger Young at roger.young@dunwoodyumc.org if interested or for more details.

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 Training Class
Becoming a Stephen Minister is an opportunity to serve God, help others, and grow in faith. Stephen Ministers are congregation members equipped for a caring ministry. They are a group within our church with one important thing in common: a heart for bringing Christ’s healing love to hurting people. Stephen Ministers provide care for care receivers, people in the congregation or community who are experiencing difficulties in life, such as grief, job loss, divorce, major illness, and spiritual struggles.

We be taking applications for a Stephen Minister training class at DUMC which will begin in January, 2023. Click HERE to view the application. Please mail the applications to Sarah Heller at 5000 Harbour Ridge DR, Alpharetta Georgia 30005-4284

One Lamb Addiction Panel
There will be a One Lamb Addiction Panel event held at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church on October 16. This is an opportunity to learn more about addiction and the issues that may accompany it from the professionals. The panel discussion will be led by Ned Campbell, Executive Director of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA). The panel will meet in Grace Hall at 5:00 p.m. at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta.

DivorceCare
DivorceCare is a weekly support group for those who are anticipating divorce, those currently involved in a divorce, as well as anyone who is already divorced. The group offers suggestions for different situations you may encounter as well as offering a group of other people on a similar journey. DivorceCare meets on Sunday afternoons from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the church Parlor. For more information or to sign up, 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 404-435-9467 or by email at akersjoann@gmail.com.

Missions

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, October 21 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.

Holiday Festival Donations and Volunteers Needed
Please help support the 30th Holiday Festival by donating your attic treasures and your books! Attic Treasures continues to accept donations in the large canvas bin located by the nursery, but we no longer need framed artwork or frames as we have reached our limit for that category.  We do welcome donations of antiques, home and holiday decor, housewares, and jewelry, etc.  All donations should be clean and unbroken.  If you would like to donate large furniture please email a photo to trozeman@att.net for approval before bringing it to church.

We are also collecting donations for the Book Nook in the large canvas bin located by the nursery.  We welcome books and audio-visuals, but please no puzzles, test books, games or out-of-date reference books.
 
The Book Nook could use several volunteers to help sort donated books in preparation for the Holiday Festival.  If interested, please email Sandy Nicholson at sandygnicholson@yahoo.com
 
Great Day of Service 2023
Save the date for our 2023 Great Day of Service! This event will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Thank you to all who have volunteered in the past. We look forward to another successful event!
 

Small Groups

"A Moral Certainty"  Film Viewing 
On Sunday evening, October 23, at 5:00 p.m., Dunwoody United Methodist Church will show the recently released movie, “To a Moral Certainty,” a film on the Resurrection of Jesus. A lawyer gives his closing argument in a courtroom on behalf of the Christian Church following a trial on the evidence in support of the Resurrection. A jury deliberates on the only three ways Jesus’ body gets out of the tomb – by being stolen, or by Jesus getting out of it on his own, or by the miracle of the Resurrection. The showing in the sanctuary will be open to the public. A question and answer discussion session with Church Clergy will follow the 35 minute film. DUMC member Tom Bever plays the role of the trial lawyer. The film was accepted by the International Christian Film Festival, and is being distributed by Bridgestone Media Group through Amazon, AmazonPrime, YouTube, IMDb, Christian Cinema, EncourageTV, Christian Book Distributors (christianbook.com), Roku, and Best Buy. Click HERE to register!

Adventurous Eating with Phil
Join Dr. Phil on Friday, October 14 at Lee's Bakery in Atlanta to expand your palate and try some new foods. If you’re already an adventurous eater, you are still welcome to join us. Meet at the restaurant at 11:45 a.m. or plan to meet in the church parking lot at 11:15 a.m. In order to have adequate seating please REGISTER HERE or contact Becky Springer in the church office at (770) 394-0675 ext. 205 by the Thursday before the event.  

Wednesdays, October 26-November 16 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Asbury Room | Join Dr. Ebby Arnold of the Candler Foundry for a study on the Book of Philippians. In this four-week course, we discover Paul’s special relationship with a church he loved—Philippi. Topics we will explore in this letter include: the role of suffering in the life of believers, the communal identity of Jesus-followers, and the wise use of role models and examples. Above all, the course looks to understand the complete paradigm shift that believers undergo, living in the same world as before but according to a completely different story. Register HERE!

Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks
Wednesday Evenings, Nov 2 - Nov 16, 6:00 p.m., Parlor | Join us for discussion on Diana Butler Bass’ book, Grateful: The Subversive Power of Giving Thanks. During our time, we will consider why gratitude seems to missing as a spiritual practice, look at suggestions for reclaiming it as one, and see how both an individual and communal practice of gratitude can evolve to a greater connection with God, the world, and our selves. The cost is $15. Register HERE!

Lands of the Bible Tour
Save the Dates - April 16-28, 2023 for the Lands of the Bible Tour in Israel & Jordan. This tour will be led by Dr. Phil & Elizabeth Schroeder & Rev's. David & Joy Melton. Join us as we visit Old & New Testament sites; walk where Jesus walked! Click HERE for trip details. For more information and to express your interest in the trip, click HERE.

Outdoor Ministry

September Outdoor Ministry Hike
Join the Outdoor Ministry for the 1st of our monthly hikes on Saturday, September 24. The location is: Lost Corner Preserve, 7300 Brandon Mill Road, Sandy Springs. In the heart of Sandy Springs at the intersection of Dalrymple Rd/Riverside Drive and Brandon Mill Rd you'll find quiet solitude and more. The blinking light tells you that you have arrived. Don't miss the driveway located on Brandon Mill near the intersection. The leader for this hike is Don Robinson; robinson.ergonomist@gmail.com. Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. to begin the hike. Click HERE to RSVP.

October Outdoor Ministry Hike
Join the Outdoor Ministry for our 2nd monthly hike on Saturday, October 15. Meet at the church at 8:30 a.m. to carpool or meet at Island Ford at 9:00 a.m. There is a $5 parking fee. Click HERE to RSVP. For more information contact Jim Labus at labusj@bellsouth.net.

Fly Fishing Trip
Join us on Saturday, October 29th, we will meet at the church parking lot for a 6:00 a.m. departure. We will arrive at Unicoi Outfitters at 7:30 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. start. This is a guided 1/2 day trip. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Great for the beginner! All gear is included. Cost is $175 pp plus tax and gratuity to the guide. The fishing is on private property. If you are experienced and wish to join us but fish public water, there are several choices very near-by. Limit is 8 people. Click HERE to RSVP. For more information contact Jim Labus at labusj@bellsouth.net.

Men's Ministry

College Football Tailgate, BBQ & Corn Hole
College Football Tailgate, BBQ & Corn-Hole: What can be better than college football, BBQ with all the sides, corn-hole and fellowship with a great group of men? DUMC Men’s Ministry is serving BBQ with sides and college football on the big screen on October 1, 3:00.p.m. - 6:00 p.m.! Bring your kids, friends, neighbors, appetite, corn-hole skills and best football trash talk to Wynterhall Swim and Tennis Club and be part of this great event!  Prizes will be awarded to the best corn-hole team and football trash talker. Cost is $15 per person (kids eat free) with $5 per person donated to the CAC. It doesn’t get better than this! Register HERE and join us!

C.J. & Kelli Stewart: Men's Ministry Breakfast Speakers
C. J. & Kelli Stewart: Men’s Ministry Breakfast Speakers| On Saturday, October 22, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. the Men’s Ministry welcome’s C. J. and Kelli Stewart to the DUMC Fellowship Hall for breakfast (bacon, eggs, biscuits, etc) and an incredible witness to the power of Christ through baseball! Cost is $15 for in-person, free for Zoom attendance.  Register HERE

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 at drexler.andrew@gmail.com with questions.

Women's Ministry

"Forgiving What You Can't Forget" Book Study
Join us on Wednesday nights starting September 14-October 19, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in Room 240/242 for a discussion around "Forgiving What You Can't Forget" by Lysa TerKeurst. Contact Amanda Latham at amnlatham@yahoo.com for more information.

Tapestry UWF- Baseball Social at Marlow's (Dunwoody Village)
The Tapestry UWF Circle welcomes all ladies seeking Service, Spiritual Growth, and Fellowship. Come root for the Braves and enjoy some great fellowship on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m . We will be meeting at Marlow's in Dunwoody Village.  Please RSVP HERE or email amnlatham@yahoo.com if you will be attending so that we know to save a seat for you!

Senior Adults

Pryme Tyme October Celebration
Come join the Pryme Tymers for an afternoon of good food and great fun on Thursday, October 20 at 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Young Adult Suite. We will serve ice cream, apple cider, and some delicious apple goodies. We will enjoy visiting with friends and possibly some interactive games. You are invited to wear your favorite shirt for fall, or if you are feeling adventurous, wear something representing Halloween! There is no cost to those who attend. However, you MUST register so we will be prepared with enough food. To register, call or email Ann Stone 770-399-1887, annlstone@bellsouth.net. The last day to register is Monday, October 17.

"New Friends" Group
New Friends is a group of widows and widowers who enjoy lunch out together once a month. We will be meeting at Red Lobster, 1050 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Roswell on Monday, October 10th at 11:30 a.m. RSVP by noon on October 8th. Please join us! Call Betty Moreland for more information at 770-641-8519

Youth Ministry

Discovery Weekend 2023
Discovery Weekend 2023 will take place January 27-29, and registration starts THIS Sunday, Sept. 25 Don’t miss out on our 72 Hour Pricing! This weekend retreat features awesome worship experiences, lip sync battles, crazy stage games, and some of our favorite Dunwoody Youth leaders; it's THE BEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR at DUMC! Discovery Weekend is designed with Middle Schoolers in mind, while high school students have chances to lead throughout the weekend. Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Email youth@dunwoodyumc.org with questions.

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 Nights (September - 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!

Sports and Leisure

Creative Kids Art Class
Awaken the joy of art in your child with our Creative Kids Art Class. Taught by an experienced and beloved local artist, Ms. Dawne Cueller, children will create masterpieces while exploring a variety of mediums including acrylics, watercolors, clay and pastels. All supplies are included in registration fee. Open to children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade | Class fee: $160.00 | Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Arts and Crafts room. (Upstairs in the Activities Building) | September 29 through November 17. Register HERE!

Now Hiring Part-time Sports Staff
If you love sports and enjoy working with kids, apply today to join our team! DUMC Sports and Leisure Ministry is now hiring part-time staff for the fall soccer season. Perfect for students! Must be available on Saturdays for morning or afternoon shift and 1-2 weekday evenings (4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) through early November. $11/hour. Flexible schedule. Must be 15 years or older.

Primary responsibilities:

· Distribute and collect equipment and help with minor field prep (moving goals, benches, hand out soccer balls, etc.)

· Communicate with staff, coaches, players and parents (help parents find the right field, direct players to the restroom, etc.)

· Sports experience preferred but not required. No refereeing.

To apply, please contact Devonta White, Sports Director. Devonta.White@dunwoodyumc.org

2022 - 2023 Winter Youth Basketball
Registration is now open for 2022-23 Winter Youth Basketball! Teams fill up quickly so be sure to register today. Games begin at the end of October & go through the 1st week of February. Click HERE to register!

Thursday Afternoon Bridge Group
On 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., Young Adult Suite
| Men and women of all ages are invited to play. Contact Fred Bounds 404-428-6630 for details.

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.  For more information, contact Ted Bowden at bowden5169@gmail.com.

A recent article in The Christian Century publication was entitled, “What does it mean to be a green church during a climate crisis?” In the article, Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, the missioner for creation care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts states, “A green church weaves care of creation into every aspect of its life together, from preaching and praying, to adult education, to public witness and advocacy.”  Your church is taking steps to “apply responsible stewardship of our God-given natural resources," part of the mission statement of the Environmental Stewardship Committee. The steps that have been taken, and the accomplishments achieved, should be points of pride for all members of Dunwoody United Methodist Church.  But more can be done.  Stay tuned.