Upcoming Events

Be sure to check this page frequently to see upcoming important events.

To see our complete church calendar, click here.

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    Wednesday Morning Bible Study  

                   The Gospel of Mark

 

Join Pastor Mike for this study of the Gospel of Mark each Wednesday morning in room 2 from 10:00  to 11:15 am. The study will take place September 5 through February 27. The cost to each participant is $10.00, which covers the study guide.  The study guide includes questions for each individual to answer in preparation for group discussion. Please complete the following registration form and return it to the church office with your study fee.

 Name:  ________________________________________

 Email

Address:  ________________________________________

 Phone

Number:  _________________________________________

I have enclosed $__________ for my study guide.  (Please make your check out to DUMC and put “Mark” on the memo line.)

 

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Town Hall Meeting

 

Join us on Monday, September 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, for a “town hall” meeting with Bishop Peggy Johnson focusing on the report called, The Way Forward for the United Methodist Church. The report comes out of the work of an international United Methodist Commission which focused on the matter of homosexuality in the United Methodist Church.

 

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Doylestown United Methodist Church American Red Cross Blood Drive

 

Many blood drives cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.  DUMC is committed to compensating by collecting extra donations here at our DUMC Drive.

 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 3:00 PM to 8:00 pm

Contact Lisa Ament to make your appointment.  lisaament@me.com or 215-514-3635

Every presenting donor in September will receive a free haircut coupon via email from Sport Clips.

 

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Sr. Adult Fall Retreat at Pocono Plateau

Tuesday, October 2 (10 am) through Friday, October 5 (10 am)

 

Come join us for 3 nights/4 days of fun and fellowship. Renew old friendships and create new ones during your time at the Plateau. Activities include crafts, games, archery, a nature walk, singing, Bible studies led by Rev. Tim Patterson, and evening of entertainment, nature presentation, and a campfire with s’mores!

Cost: $169 per person.  On line registration: www.poconoplateau.org or contact the camp office at 570-676-366

 

 

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Save The Date – October 5 – 9

Feed My Starving Children

at Delaware Valley University.

 

Sunday, October 7, will be our 2nd annual Feed My Starving Children event that shifts our focus from a worship service to worshipping as we serve.  As we did last year, that Sunday morning our whole church will fulfill the two-hour shift needed at the Feed My Starving Children event at Delaware Valley University. There will be no worship services at the church and all activities for the morning will be cancelled, including Sunday School.  All children, youth, and adults are encouraged to participate in this event.  There will be childcare for those 5 and under at Doylestown United Methodist Church’s nursery by our nursery staff. This will be available from 9:00 am until 12:30pm. Registration for children is required by September 30, 2018 by emailing Shelby Buron at SBuron@doylestownumc.comThere will be no childcare available at Delaware Valley University. 

This event to alleviate hunger will be held in the Student Center. Parking is at the Science Center, and signs will be posted.   We will hold a short informal worship time at 9:15 at DelVal, go through an orientation at 9:45, and begin our serving work at 10:00 am.   The shift ends at noon.  We will need at least 340 volunteers.  (Note: If you don’t think you can handle the whole two-hour shift or you won’t be able to come until part way through the shift, come anyway.  We will do a “tag team” approach during the shift.) Sign up online: Go to https://onrealm.org/doylestownumc and Click Community > Events to view a list of registration events.

If you have questions, please contact Kevin McPoyle at 215 802-0595 or kmmcpoyle@gmail.com.

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Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

Evolution of Hope: Where is Yours. . .Right Now?

Now Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast-Saturday, October 13th, 7:00 – 9:00 am

How you answer this question determines if you will live your life with past regrets, present anxiety or future optimism.

Answers to THE question evolve with age and life experience. . .

My hope is in personal achievement, my own and my family.

My hope is in what I understand and can explain intellectually.

My hope is in the Bible and God’s revelation of its wisdom.

My hope is in personal suffering and hardship and God’s teaching through perseverance and patience.

My hope is in God’s promise through Jesus of eternal life in a new heaven and a fully restored earth.

Join Paul Payton and the men of DUMC as we explore this intriguing question through Paul’s story and your discussion.

RSVP by October 8th at: http://whoozin.com/96Y-VCT-PJWU so that we can plan for breakfast.

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Save the date:

Sunday, October 14

Registration 1:00 pm

Walk 1:30 pm

Register now online at: www.crophungerwalk.org/doylestownpa

 

CROP Hunger Walks, born in 1969, are interfaith events that raise funds to end hunger locally and globally. At least one in nine people worldwide lack access to clean water and a healthy diet.

Annually walkers raise nearly $10 million in 1,000 walks. This goes to :

  1. support US based hunger-fighting organizations

  2. Build water systems and increased access to safe drinking water

  3. Provide tools and training to help families grow the food they need.

Please go to www.crophungerwalk.org/doylestownpa

to set up a personal page or to donate.

25% of the funds raised remain locally and are provided to FISH. Let’s make this a record year of at least $25,000.

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Join us for our 2nd Annual Trunk Or Treat!

Saturday, October 20th     5pm-7pm

Raindate: Sunday, October 21st  3pm-5pm

 

We Need Volunteers to:

1) Decorate Their Trunks & Hand Out Candy

2) Donate Snack Items

3)  Help with Set-Up and Clean-Up

 

Please Sign Up at: 

www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4baca62da5f85-dumcs

 

Questions?  Reach out to Shelby at: SBuron@doylestownumc.com

 

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REGISTRATION REMINDER:  WHEN YOU REGISTER, BE CERTAIN TO INDICATE YOUR ROOMMATE(S) PREFERENCES AND WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT A TOP BUNK.  IF YOU DON’T PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION AT REGISTRATION OR BY EMAIL TO PAUL PAYTON (rxstorecowboy@gmail.com) BY OCTOBER 10, 2018, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HONOR YOUR REQUESTS.

 

Intellectual Hope is Misplaced Hope;  Spruce Lake Men’s Retreat;

November 9-11, 2018;  Registration Open:  Register

 

Some of you know my story, so apologies for my repetitiveness.  Most men have a father wound, but my central wound comes from my mother.  She was a perfectionist, always fearful of making a mistake in judgment or actions and I inherited this trait from her.  My earliest childhood memory is of accidently putting on a patched pair of jeans for school, even though my mother had laid out the correct ones the night before.  “Everyone” at school recognized my “mistake” and the day was an emotional “disaster” in my mind.  My mother reinforced the gravity of the negative experience.  As I grew up, I learned to plan extensively for every potential pitfall and to feel angst and fear that I had forgotten something.  When the worst-case or unexpected scenario occurred, I was paralyzed and incapacitated.

This is intellectual hope and it is sinful.  It is a declaration of independence from God and His plan for my life.  Further, it suggests that my understanding and planning are superior to God’s.  In looking back at my journal which I began in 2003, I found an entry that marked the beginning of my breaking this satanic stronghold on my life.  I was reading a book by noted theologian Henry Nouwen in which he said, “Jesus knew what to say and do without knowing what He knew.” That statement rocked my world, as I realized its truth, that God was directing Jesus’ life and His ministry.

The following weekend was the Pocono Plateau Annual Retreat of 2010.  During one of the “alone times with God” I retreated to “my” footbridge near the lake.  This footbridge has been an “internet hot spot” for God’s voice since about 2005.  After a few minutes of prayer, I heard the Holy Spirit say, “You don’t know what you don’t know.”  I immediately connected the Nouwen quote and realized that God was reinforcing a critical teaching.  My retreat presentation was the next day.  I did not rehearse or go over my slides and notes that night.  Soon after I began to speak, the Holy Spirit took over my talk, and after its conclusion I realized that I had no memory of what I said.  I had begun a journey from intellectual to spiritual hope.

G Paul Payton
48 Valley Green Drive

Doylestown, PA  18901

215-280-2190 Cell