Each Tuesday and Thursday Senior Lunch in Fireside Room from Noon until 1 P.M.
Each Wednesday Al-Anon in Fireside Room from 5:00 until 6:30 P.M.
Each Wednesday and Friday Food Pantry from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M
Each Day Summer Lunch Food Preparation in Grant Hall Kitchen
Thursday, September 19
Friday & Saturday, September 20–21
Tuesday, September 24
As we have travelled through the Gospel of Luke this past summer we have heard, again and again in Jesus' words to his friends, "we and our" rather than "me and I". This communal emphasis is building as we head into the Autumn weeks in our year together. It has been a great backdrop for us as we consider how we are being called to share what we have with one another, with our ministries, and with our world.
A long time ago, when I was studying for my first master's degree, I was required to read a new book that had just come out. It was written by the Dutch theologian, Edward Schillebeeckx. The title of the book was "Ministry, Leadership in the Community of Jesus Christ." I wish I still had it on my shelf, but somewhere along the way it was lost to me.
What I remember most about this book was the idea that everything the Christian community needs is already present in those who form the community. By God's grace, the gifts to meet the communal need for music, for teaching, for hospitality, for art and beauty, for prayer, for management at all levels, for creativity, for nurture, etc. are already present in those around us. These gifts just need to be called forth, affirmed, and shared.
Our Leadership Development team (formerly called Nominations) is working on the task of matching our needs as a congregation with the gifts of our members. This is one of the most fun jobs a group can have--the opportunity to think creatively about how we can help each other share our gifts.
Our congregation needs your time and talent as much as it needs your financial support. I ask you to prayerfully consider your gifts - what you are passionate about, what you are good at - and how you can share yourself for the work that we are called to on Douglas Island, Juneau and beyond. When someone calls you and asks you to share and serve, I pray you will accept the invitation! I promise that when you share yourself in this work of transforming our world - it is simply the best feeling there is.
Thank you for all you already do here at DCUMC for our ministries.
Food Pantry Hours!
Wednesdays: 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
Fridays: 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
Based on the needs of our current clients, we have noticed that some of what we’ve been stocking is not usable because our clients do not have access to kitchen facilities, etc. They are homeless and are unable to heat or cook food. We have revised our needs lists to reflect these changes, based on their requests.
We have a freezer in the Food Pantry and we can accept the following items for distribution:
The Southeast Food Bank, where we shop weekly, is sometimes low on food and we will need supplement elsewhere. Any and all donations of food are appreciated; we cannot accept or distribute food that has expired or food that has been opened or home-canned or preserved.
If you are unable to shop, monetary donations are accepted, as well. Thanks in advance for your generosity!