Danville United Methodist Church

From the Pastor…

This Sunday I’ll be preaching from perhaps the most famous passage of Scripture in Western Christianity.The 23rd Psalm is a favorite. In the King James Version translation, it was the most memorized text that Sunday school kids learned. It is currently used in most funerals. And chances are you think of it every once in a while in your daily journey.

Yet, most of us miss some central teachings of the text. I hope to explore those with you in worship on Sunday as I share my faith journey in becoming a Christian.

What is a core Scripture text or verses that describes how you understand yourself to be Christian? For many of us the writings of the prophets give a “blueprint” of what they have experienced in their journey of faith (may you never be Hosea!).

Yet the Psalms seem to be a common thread among all of us.

Did you know that most of the Psalms in their final forms were not written down until after the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke? In fact, I have a prize for you if you come to me before worship this Sunday with the correct date for the final writing down of the Psalms.

Pastor P.T. Wilson

Critterland for Children will be closed this weekend.

Summer Sunday School – Team Challenges – Dress children in appropriate play clothes

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Back to School Celebration

 Prayer Vigil – The Power of Prayer!

DUMC is having a 24 hour prayer vigil from 7pm Friday, August 4 until 7pm Saturday, August 5.

There will be suggestions available for needed prayers or you may just pray for whatever is on your heart!

You may sign up for a one hour time slot in theFellowship hall praying individually or together as a family or with another group. Pray from the comfort of your own home, at the church, or anywhere you desire.  Don’t delay as the slots will fill up quickly!!!


DUMC Men’s Retreat

Preschool Parent Orientation

DUMC Preschool will hold a Parent Orientation on Thursday, July 27th in the Sanctuary. The evening begins at 6:30 for parents who had a child enrolled in preschool last year, and at 7:30 for those who did not have a child enrolled in the program last year. For more information, contact the Preschool at 317-745-7779.

Swim Party

United Methodist Women are hosting a swim party on August 4th at 7:00 pm at the Gil Aquatic Center at Ellis Park. Please tell friends and family! Everyone is invited. Please bring a snack to share. See you there!

United Methodist Women

UMW will meet on August 21 for a pitch-in picnic at Judy White’s. Details will follow!

Church Garage Sale

On Friday, September 1 and Saturday, September 2, Risk Taking Missions will be having a rummage / yard sale at the church.If you have any items you would like to donate, you can bring them to the church (storage is available), or you cacl call 317-386-3608 or email robbin.mclean@icloud.com, and arrangements will be made to pick up your donations.

100% of the money raised will be used for local missions. So let this be your incentive to clean out your garage, closets, cabinets and attics! Thank you.

Monday Night Bible Study

Monday night Bible Study is cancelled for summer. They will resume weekly meetings after Labor Day.

Special Music

Please share your God given talent with your church family this summer. Whether you sing, play an instrument, read special poem, do interpretive, etc.; all are pleasing in God’s eyes! Sign-ups are in the Hallway. Thank you for sharing!

 Celebrate a memory and leave a lasting tribute in the Meditation Garden…