Announcements and Reminders
April 26, 9:45 am, Shroud of Turin-Addressing Doubts (Whitford)
Alan and Mary Whanger will give a special presentation on their work around the collection of The Shroud of Turin. The Shroud is a centuries old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man— a man that millions believe to be Jesus of Nazareth. Click here to see Alan's on Tarheel Traveler talking about the Shroud.
April 28 7:00 pm, Book Reading (Whitford)
Come for an evening of story-telling and conversation. Overlooked: Stories of the Imprisoned, the Homeless, and the God Who Loves Them. Join authors Lauren Winner (Wearing God), Chris Hoke (Wanted), and Bryan Bliss (No Parking at the End Times) as they share stories of the imprisoned, the homeless, and the God who loves them.
April 30 6:30 pm, An Evening with Rev. Dr. Alan Storey (Sanctuary)
Join moderator Dr. Warren Smith, Professor of Historical Theology at Duke Divinity as he leads a conversation with Rev. Alan Storey, an ordained Methodist pastor and social justice advocate from South Africa. Alan stood as a conscientious objector in the face of the apartheid army, is chairperson of Gun Free South Africa, opened homes for the homeless, and helped launch “Sacred Worth’, an organization working for full inclusion of LGBT people within the Church. Rev. Storey teaches widely throughout Southern Africa and abroad.
Art camp registration continues! Our Pre-K and K/1 sections are filled but we still have room in 2/3 and 4/5. Sign up today for your child's spot! Rather than a traditional Vacation Bible School (VBS), we are offering a week-long summer visual art camp called Art in Creation (June 22—26, 2015). We're going to be exploring art in our world, in nature, and in our community. The camp will be directed by Kim Wheaton, a local artist and gallery-founder.
Interested in meeting fellow visitors and regular attenders at Duke Memorial UMC? Would you like to learn more about the church, its mission, and its staff? Interested in becoming a member at Duke Memorial? Contact Cullen McKenney about a possible Membership Class this Summer.
Durham IHN Benefit Concert: Come support Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network and experience an evening of inspiring music featuring two of North Carolina's foremost brass ensembles! On Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 pm, the Triangle Brass Band and Asheville's Smoky Mountain Brass Band will present a free public performance at Trinity UMC, 215 North Church Street, Durham NC, 27701. Celebrating homeless families rising to residential stability and self-sufficiency in Durham, this program of deeply spiritual music for brass includes composer Eric Ball's masterpiece for brass "Resurgam: I shall Rise Again" and selections from Gustav Mahler's “Resurrection” Symphony. Families and people of all ages are encouraged to attend, and a free-will offering will be accepted benefiting Durham Interfaith Hospitality Network. Duke Memorial will host the next DIHN from May 10—16, 2015. Contact Roger Loyd to volunteer.
Save These "May" Dates...
Sunday, May 3, Homecoming Covered Dish Luncheon (following worship)
Bring a dish to share with others as we celebrate the 129 years of history at Duke Memorial!
Friday, May 8, 5:30 pm, All Together Night
Double Feature Movies (it even includes popcorn!)
May 10, 10:55 am, Confirmation Sunday (Sanctuary)
Saturday, May 16, 5:00 pm (Whitford Hall) Youth Missions Fundraising Dinner with food, an auction, and entertainment. Help our youth share God’s love through Appalachia Service Project (June) and Asheville Youth Mission Immersion (July).