Covid 19 Worship-related update

We are planning for this Sunday, July 5, as our return to in-person worship date at Duncan.

We are keeping a close eye on Covid-19 case numbers and will adjust if necessary.  

If you are planning to be at Duncan Sunday, please be aware of things that will be different about worship gatherings:

-Everyone will need to wear a face mask at all times in the building.

-There will be no congregational singing as experts have warned the forceful exhalation of singing can be particularly problematic in the spread of the virus.

-Only family/household groups should sit together. 

-Each family/household group will be distanced from others by skipping pews and alternating ends of the pews we use.

-Numbers of persons in the sanctuary will be limited and seated in the order of arrival, front to back.

-If necessary, we will use the parlor and nursery rooms for additional seating to keep within persons per room limits.

Please be very honest in your assessment of whether or not you, or those with whom you live, should return to in-person gatherings at this time. 

Coronavirus has continued to spread in our state and local area. It still poses a serious risk, especially to older persons and persons with underlying medical conditions (diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions, immune compromised, COPD, asthma, and others).

Even as we take precautions, there is still a risk in gathering with others in an enclosed space like the church building.

Please be prayerful and deliberate in your personal decision process.

If you choose to stay at home, please know that we will continue to offer online options for worship as we have throughout the last few months.

Sunday 11am sermons (and Wednesday evening study) will be live streamed on our Facebook page. Sermons will be posted afterward to our Youtube page.

Worship

At Duncan UMC we believe that worship is at the heart of who we are as followers of Jesus.

We believe that it’s a special time for us to be with each other, support each other, and fuel up for service to God and each other.

What to expect:

Dress is what you’d like it to be. You’ll see folks wearing suits and dresses. You’ll see others wearing jeans and t-shirts. Most are somewhere in between. In any case, come as you are comfortable. It’s not about what we wear to worship. It’s about who we worship.

We feature thoughtful and challenging messages, great music in a variety of styles, special time for children, regular observance of Holy Communion, and an open, welcoming atmosphere.

Come and make yourself at home!

Worship Times at Duncan UMC:

Sunday Morning at 11:00am in the sanctuary

2nd Sunday evening of each month, at 5:00pm, in the clubhouse (the white building next door to the main church building)This gathering features theme or the month potluck dinner, singing, devotion time and fellowship. If you’d like to visit, no need to bring food. Just come and enjoy and get to know folks in a casual atmosphere.

Children & Youth

In a time and place when children were never heard and seldom regarded, Jesus told his followers to welcome them and know that their youth, energy and open spirit were a vision of God’s Kingdom.

At Duncan UMC we believe that children and young people are important. That’s why we want to include, encourage and teach them to grow in their faith and be a part of the church.

Every Sunday morning we offer Sunday school classes for all ages, pre-school to high school and beyond.

We feature a special sermon, just for kids, in our 11am worship time.

Our youth group meets not only on Sunday but other various times for fun, learning, prayer and service.

We have Vacation Bible School every summer for elementary – middle school and mentor our high schoolers as VBS helpers.

We provide scholarships for any child or young person who wants to go to summer camp at Camp Sumatanga.

We elect youth representatives to our local Church Council to make sure their voice is heard in congregational planning and policy.

We encourage children and young people to look for ways in which their faith can be practiced in worship, devotion and service.

If you have children or youth in your family, we’re confident that they’ll feel at home in our church family too!

Grow

Growing in our faith means paying attention to our faith. That means stopping for study, prayer and fellowship with others along the way.

Duncan UMC has lots of ways to do just that. With small group studies, prayer groups and Sunday school classes, whether you’re looking for additional Sunday learning time or a refresher point during the week, you’ll find what you need here.

Small group studies:

Tuesday mornings at 10am, in the parlor of the church

Wednesday evening at 6pm, in the parlor of the church

In homes, various days and locations, Contact Us for specific info

Sunday school:

10am Sunday mornings

several classes for all ages, pre-school-senior adults

Youth group:

Meets Sunday mornings at 10am, and monthly at various locations Contact Us for more info

Fellowship

Following Jesus is not just about worship, or prayer, or even Bible study. It’s about living lives of joy, fun and friendship.

Much of the time we see Jesus in the gospels, he’s at a table, or headed to someone’s home to soon be at a table.

At Duncan UMC we make time to be with each other, around the table and otherwise. 

When you come to Duncan, it won’t be long before you find yourself enjoying great food and great company. It might be during our Sunday Night Dinner and Devotion. It could be during a fish fry. Maybe you’ll join us at one of our afternoons of fun at Wind Creek park. Or go on an outing with the youth group, carol around Christmas time, or enjoy one of our family game-time afternoons.

Serving Christ together means being together for more than an hour on Sunday. It means all the other fun times together as well. Come see for yourself!