2019 Called General Conference of the United Methodist Church

Dunwoody UMC has a long history of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are one congregation of a larger denomination of United Methodists. United Methodists are spread throughout the world and are connected by missions, traditions, Wesleyan theology and heritage and covenant. However, over...

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Have I Told You About…?

Last Monday night, we had our bi-monthly Church Council meeting. It was the first one of the New Year, so we did a little bit of reflecting on the last year. We talked about the sort of things you always talk about in these meetings: the budget, attendance, membership, staff...

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Saying, “I Love You!”

This week I have stepped away from my regular responsibilities at the Church and settled into a remote log cabin in the mountains to do some sermon planning. I try to do this sort of thing a couple of times each year. It helps to set the worship agenda for...

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Exciting News!

I have some exciting news to share with you. After nearly a year of planning and execution, the DUMC Communications Team launched a brand new website with a different and more dynamic look. The new website is driven by three key objectives: a) Clearly communicate the worship, missions and congregational...

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February 2019

As many of you know, next month The United Methodist Church will have a special called session of the General Conference to take up the issue of human sexuality. In the last three years a great deal of study has been conducted and at least three recommendations have been made...

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Living Joyously!

When the angel appeared to the Shepherds while they were out in the fields keeping watch over their flocks, the angel announced, “Don’t be afraid!  Look!  I bring good news to you – wonderful, joyous news for all people.”  (Luke 2:10 CEB). The promise that accompanied the coming of Christ...

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What a Joy!

This is the last Reflections article of this year, so I suppose it is only natural I find myself looking back not just on the last week or two, but on the whole year. You may recall we started the year having just come through a very successful capital campaign...

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The Greatest of All Blessings

As I sit to write this article, I am in my office. It is early evening, but late enough for most of the staff to have gone home. I am alone, and except for the Christmas music I have playing in the background, it is quiet. It has been a...

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Great Things are Happening

December 7, 2018 If you are like me, then you are still living in the afterglow of last Sunday. To begin with, there were the worship services. The Traditional and Contemporary Services, of course, had their first Sunday in our newly renovated sanctuary. Both services were full, the music was...

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Come and See!

Dear Church Family, It is with a grateful heart that I invite you to our inaugural Contemporary and Traditional worship services in our newly renovated Sanctuary this Sunday, December 2nd. As we step into our new worship home this Sunday, we also step into the season of Advent together. I...

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