Welcome to Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (DMUMC). DMUMC is a certified Safe Sanctuaries facility. If you are looking for a place to find faith, continue your faith, or renew your faith, we welcome you to join us on Sundays.
Our staff are available Monday through Friday 9AM-3PM to answer questions and respond to Pastor needs. We look forward to meeting your faith needs.
With concerns about social distancing and increased diligence in cleaning and interactions, most of us still feel that large assemblies are difficult to manage. Add children to the mix and the difficulty increases especially if we succeed in exciting their interest in learning more about Jesus, and his charge to us to be his disciples. Consequently, Duncan will undertake a blended learning environment for its VBS program in 2020. Blended learning is increasingly used in public schools to take advantage of technologies with which these kids need and love to work. In our situation, that technology will allow adults at home to access major pieces of the program through the iCloud on the dmumc.org website. Several segments, which are highly interactive, will be led by parents in their homes.
Through an assortment of supporting documents, we will provide parents with the information needed to lead their children through the five-day program, Rocky Railway. We hope to bring children together on July 17, Friday afternoon/evening for a games night with snacks, which are the two pieces not woven into the daily schedule. The Friday night group, held outdoors, hopes to be highly active and perhaps we will be to a point with the virus that will allow meaningful play time among the children. A decision on this piece will not be made until July 2, 2020.
On July 2, 2020 at 5 pm, we will conduct a parent information session in the fellowship hall. At that time, all documents will be available in print and digital format*. The session will be recorded and available through the dmumc.org webpage for those unable or concerned about attending.
The documents will include parents’ information with details and suggestions on the daily schedule. Also available will be song lyrics, handouts and directions for the imagination station materials, and questions for you to ask in the imagination station, kidvid cinema station, and Bible adventure station.
Parents will also pick up a complete box of material for each child, as well as an additional box for the parent/leader in the family/group. That box will include a t-shirt, all the imagination station items, Bible buddies on a carabiner and a “watch for God” bracelet.
The session will move through the materials that are accessible online and everything needed at home. Questions are encouraged either there or in advance by contacting the VBS coordinator, Barbara McGonagill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-554-3982. Please pre-register for the information session by contacting Janet at the church (540.955.1260) or Barbara by June 30, 2020.
You may register your children via www.dmumc.org, or you may complete the accompanying two-page form and send it to the church at 210 East Main Street, Berryville, VA 22611; as an email attachment to email@example.com; or fax the form to 540.955.9055.
Despite COVID-19, we know the children will enjoy the railroad adventure and seeing how Jesus works in the lives of children like themselves.