Monday night Bible Study will resume on September 11.

Launching Sunday, September 10 – Family Adventure Time – We would like to take this opportunity to announce our new Sunday morning offering for children and their families.  Family Adventure Time will launch on Sunday, September 10, at 10:10.  We are excited to watch adults and kids of all ages learn about God together!  This program will replace our current children’s Sunday school classes and Critterland (children’s church during worship).  Senior high youth will join us on even Sundays but will continue with their group Bible study on odd Sundays.  Adult classes will continue to meet as currently posted.

 

Senior Prime Timers  – September Meeting The Senior Prime Timers will have lunch at Dave’s All-American Pizza on Wednesday, September 13th, at noon. We will order from the menu.  Invite your friends and neighbors to join the fun and fellowship.  Contact Vicki Loughmiller, 745-2059, 445-8960 (cell phone) by Monday, September 11, to RSVP.

 

Intentional Faith DevelopmentIntentional Faith Development is composed of two groups … one with a youth focus and one with an adult focus.  Both are charged with offering activities that allow people of all ages and backgrounds to grow in their faith.  We coordinate adult and children’s Sunday school, small groups (e.g. Prime Timers, United Methodist Women and Men), youth groups, and small and long-term studies.  We are always on the look-out for new opportunities to help people on their faith journey.  If you have suggestions, please feel free to share them with team leader Carolyn Burdsall at 317-745-7965 or Carolyn.Burdsall@hendricks.org.  We meet the first Thursday of each month at 7:00, and alternate between adult and youth teams each month.  We’d love to have you join our team!

 

Shared Blessings – Please help pack the pantry!

September – Cereal, Pop Tarts, Oatmeal

October – Soup, Ramen, Side Dishes, Tuna

September 22 – Gleaners Delivery

October 20 – Gleaners Delivery

 

Back to School UpdateOn Saturday, July 22nd, we gave away about 250 backpacks, with school supplies, to kids from Hendricks County and the surrounding area. At the same time, Northview Christian Church gave away shoes, socks and underwear to just as many kids.  It was a great day for the Danville community to show what we can do.  Special thanks to Cathy for helping additional families who came to the church for backpacks and school supplies after the official give-a-way.  And THANK YOU to everyone who donated money and school supplies, helped with shopping for school supplies, showed up on Friday night to make up school supply bags, and/or helped with the give-a-way on Saturday.  The things we do at DUMC really do make a difference.

 

United Methodist Women – The next meeting of the United Methodist Women will be on November 6 at 6:45 pm at the Church. This meeting will be on Spiritual Growth.

 

Shared Blessings Food PantryVolunteers Needed – Can you spare a few hours, once a month, on a Saturday morning (9:30am – noon) or a Tuesday evening  (5:30pm – 8:00pm)?  Shared Blessings Community Food Pantry needs your help.  We are looking for additional volunteers to add to the monthly schedules.  Volunteers help families go through the food pantry and bag up items as they are selected.  The food pantry is serving about 40 families every time we are open, and we continue to serve new families each time we open our doors.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Diane DuMontelle via Danville UMC.  The church email is info@danvilleumc.org.  Thank you very much.

 

Help support the Shared Blessings Community Food Pantry.  Shop at the Meijer Store in AVON and purchase a Simply Give card at the register (between now and September 16th).  Simply Give cards can be purchased for $10, and that money will go directly to Shared Blessings so they can purchase food items.  Simply Give cards can be scanned more than once for larger donations ($20, $50, $100).  It’s that simple. BONUS DAYS are Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd.   On these two days, you can purchase a Simply Give card for $10 and Meijer will donate another $20 for each card purchased.  Your $10 donation becomes $30 for Shared Blessings.  How great is that!!!!  Mark your calendars and SHOP ON BONUS DAYS.  Simply Give cards can be found in each checkout lane at Meijer.  This is the perfect opportunity to Support the Shared Blessings Community Food Pantry and your local Meijer store.

 

Radical Hospitality Do You Know Facts – Since we are now including Orange Juice, Water, Tea, and Hot Chocolate along with Regular and Decaf Coffee we are changing the name of our “Coffee Fund” to “Refreshment Fund.” There is a large cup container on the table each Sunday – please contribute – so this can be a self-sustaining perk. Also, we are using disposable cups – in the hopes of getting more volunteers to help with set-up and clean up. We have a gift bag for visitors. If you bring a neighbor or local friend to church – or talk with someone local who is visiting for the first time – please see that they receive one of our “visitor bags” (contains a DUMC mug; some goodies; and information about our church). Ask one of the Greeters, if you need assistance with this.

Have you wondered why each week you are asked to sign the pad in the “little red book”? Well, here’s the answer:

  • Each week an unsung hero (Becky Cox) enters that information into a data base called Power Church. She then extrapolates a list of visitors and a list of active members missing 3 of the last four Sundays.
  • Cards are then sent to first time local visitors from the Rad. Hosp. Team and the Pastor.
  • If the person(s) continue to attend there is additional follow up by other Ministry Teams.
  • If an active member misses 3 out of last 4 Sundays there is written and/or verbal follow-up from a member of the Radical Hospitality Team.

 

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