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 Lenten Services

Lent is the period of the liturgical year from Ash Wednesday  to Easter. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, fasting, serving and self-denial.  During Lent, we gather as a church for mid-week Lenten soup suppers, followed by a worship service.   Every Wednesday night, March 6 (Ash Wednesday) through April 10, we join for fellowship and food at 6:15 pm, and then worship together with traditional and contemporary music at 7:15 pm.  Please note that you do not have to come for dinner to attend the service.

This year, we will focus on the video/bible study series called Final Words from the Cross created by Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of one of the largest United Methodist Churches in the country.  The aim of the study is to provide fresh insight into Jesus’ final words at the cross through the perspective of those who witnessed the crucifixion.

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Lenten Soup Suppers!

 The Lenten soup suppers, beginning March 6, take place on Wednesdays during the six weeks leading up to, but not including, Holy Week. The evening meal begins at 6:15 pm, followed by a worship service at 7:15 pm. Approximately 150 – 200 individuals attend each soup supper. We need you to help make this a positive and successful time of fellowship.

Please let us know in advance if you will need child care by contacting Shelby Buron at SBuron@doylestownumc.com. There are many ways to help. Please complete the form in your newsletter by marking an “X” in the box indicating how and when you are able to assist. Please feel free to mark more than one box! You may place the form in the offering plate, return it to the church office, or contact Cassie Berg at kcchberg@aol.com.

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It’s About Time

 Annual Women’s Retreat at DUMC

Saturday, March 23, 2019  8:30 am -3:00 pm

Speaker – Laurie Lewis, Minister of Visitation

 We never seem to have enough time to do everything we want. There just aren’t enough hours in the day, right? It’s about time to learn how to focus on making wise choices with our time. Making priorities regarding how we spend the precious gift of each minute in our day gives us the power to say who we want to be. Manage the distractions that keep us from staying committed to those priorities.

This retreat will allow you to take the time to contemplate how you can make the most out of your own unique life. Friends always welcome! You will leave refreshed, refilled and ready to choose wisely how to spend your time!

 Cost $20 – Lunch and all retreat materials included

Register by March 17 with Laurie at 215-340-6565 or LewisRN@comcast.net

 

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Town Hall Meeting with the Bishop

 Join us on Monday, March 25, 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the sanctuary,  for a “town hall” meeting with Bishop Peggy Johnson to address legislation enacted at the 2019 Special Called General Conference in February.

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Please come and help clean the church

April 6

12:00 – 3:00 pm

 Any questions call the church office at

215-348-5224

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Holy Week Services

 Holy Thursday Communion Service – April 18 at 7:30 pm

What was it like sharing the feast of the Passover with Jesus for the last time?

Hear and see the Last Supper re-created in word and song by the men and women of the church. Music will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir, soloists, and the congregation. The one hour service will conclude with Holy Communion. Nursery care is provided for ages 5 and under. 

 

Good Friday Tenebrae Service  – April 19 at 7:30 pm

Through scripture, meditation, and candles, this service recalls the Passion story of the last week of Jesus’ earthly life. As the scriptures and meditations are read, and hymns and music offered, there is a diminishing of light brought on by the gradual dimming of the sanctuary lights and the extinguishing of candles. We sit in silent darkness following the crucifixion reading. No nursery care is available for this service. 

 

Easter Day Worship Services  – April 21

8:15 am traditional worship with communion

9:30 am  contemporary worship

11:00 am  traditional worship

11:11 Word and Worship – relaxed non-traditional service in Overholt Hall

Nursery care is available at the 9:30, 11:00 and 11:11 services

 

(No Sunday School)

Note:  Because the 9:30 service usually has the highest attendance on Easter morning, you might want to consider attending one of the other worship services.  Parking can be difficult, as well.  Remember, there is street parking in the community next to the church on Walnut Lane and Chestnut Drive.

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Join Us on April 26 to Pack Meals 

 

Mark your calendar for the Friday, April 26 Rise Against Hunger meal packing event!  We will start packing promptly at 6:00pm with set-up starting at 4:30pm.  DUMC has once again committed to packing at least 10,152 meals at a cost of 34-cents per meal or $3452.  Volunteers and donations are needed.

To register and make donations, use the following web-site: http://events.stophungernow.org/DUMC

Volunteers (30 – 40) are needed to help set-up, pack the meals and clean-up.  We also need donations of at least $3452 so we can pack at least 10,152 meals.  The more donations we collect, the more meals we can pack and the more lives we can change!  In our first 10 events, we have totaled 130,302 meals packed and collected 9 shopping carts full of food for Feed My Sheep.

In addition to donating on-line, you can also make your donations at church in several ways — the red donation boxes that will be placed at various locations in the church, write a check to DUMC with “Rise Against Hunger” in the notes field, or use a special envelop that will be in the pews marked with Rise Against Hunger.

Also, knowing that there is a growing and steady need for food locally, we encourage everyone to bring non-perishable food items for DUMC’s Feed My Sheep program.  It would be a blessing if we could fill 2 or 3 shopping carts in addition to packing 10,000+ meals!

 Get Involved – Make a Difference – Change the World

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