Ministry of Hope:
Ministry of Hope at Dulin Church serves a weekly cold breakfast to 40 people. On the 4th Sunday of each month we serve 60 people a hot breakfast and distributes toiletries. If you have any questions you can contact our church office.
We are always in need of volunteers for our Ministry of Hope. Volunteers can help serve the weekly cold breakfast, help prepare and serve the 4th Sunday hot breakfast, participate in the weekly Panera Bread pick-up on Friday evenings or donate toiletry items. Training can be provided for any volunteer opportunity. Contact our director of discipleship if you would like to volunteer.
High School Mission Trip - Appalachian Service Project:
To participate in ASP as a youth, you are expected to participate in each fundraiser, attend one Rebuilding Together day, attend ASP Team Meetings, complete all forms, and complete payment. Youth are also expected to participate in the full work day at ASP 8:00am-4:30pm daily and events in the evening. Adults attending ASP are expected to participate in fundraisers, attend one Rebuilding Together Day, attend ASP Team Meetings and Leader Meetings (to be scheduled), complete a background check and youth worker training, assist youth while on the trip, and participate in the full work day and evening events on ASP. Adult leaders must also model positive and affirming Christian behavior. All ASP participants are required to read a document about ASP, trip preparation and safety. Read here.
Liturgy is “the work of the people.” Everyone shares in corporate worship. Dulin Church offers several opportunities for laity to serve as leaders in our worship services. You can sign up to participate below.
Music Ministry - choirs, ensembles, instrumentalists and soloists.
Cantors - Provide music leadership in the singing of the hymns and musical response.
Communion Server - Assist Pastor Dave to serve the bread or cup.
Lector - Read the scriptures.
Acolyte - Children and youth grades 3-12 light candles and assist with the offering.
Greeters - Greet persons at the front and back entrances and answer questions guests may have.
Ushers - Give out bulletins, guide persons to their seats, and collect the offering.
Counters - Count the weekly offering at the conclusion of each worship service.
Coffee Talk - Host and provide refreshments after worship services.
Altar Flowers - Give flowers in honor or memory of someone or event. The opportunity to sign up for Altar flowers happens every October. Cost is $25.
Please sign up for the volunteer opportunities here.
A group for adults interested in exploring local restaurants and enjoying good conversation! It's a great time for food and fellowship. 50+ Club meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 12:30. Register for the next event here.
A small group of men meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at local restaurants. Many times, the group will visit men in the church who are homebound.
Regular events include a monthly prayer meeting on the first Saturday of each month at 8:00am in the Wesley Room; a prayer time early each Sunday morning; and intercessory prayer needs submitted on Sunday mornings. The team also helps with events such as prayer walks and healing services.
Started by the business school at Harvard University, Dulin’s True North group is tailored to provide a powerful path to personal, spiritual, and leadership development for interested Dulin disciples. True North groups draw a compelling map of self-discovery through telling of stories to a trusted group.
United Methodist Women
Our United Methodist Women’s (UMW) groups are Glowing Service and Joshua’s Way. They meet on Mondays in the morning and evening. Learn more about United Methodist Women.
Click below and mention the group you are interested in joining.
Youth Sunday morning groups meet to discuss and learn about Christ and Scripture. Learn more about Youth Sunday morning groups.
Once a month, our youth pick a topic to discuss ways to connect their daily lives to faith and scripture.
We participate in activities with the Northern Virginia UMC Bi-District Youth and have an annual Youth Retreat.
Confirmation is for Middle School Youth. Classes begin after Easter each year.
The Dulin Church Nursery is committed to providing a nurturing, safe and healthy environment for children from birth through 5 years old. Child care workers are professionally trained, have background checks and must complete Child Protection Policy Training in order to work in our nursery. Our facility includes four rooms that address the needs of infants, toddlers, and young children. We also offer a pager system to insure that you are contacted about any events with your child.
New to the Nursery? If you are new to the Dulin Nursery, we ask that you complete a registration form upon arrival. You will sign-in your child and be given a pager. You may leave a diaper bag with your child’s name on it; please label all items left in the nursery. To maintain an allergy and nut free environment parents are asked not to bring toys, stuffed animals, food, or drink. Snacks and drinks will be provided by our childcare workers; you may ask upon sign-in what is being served on that day. For any questions or concerns, please contact the Dulin office.
If you have more questions or would like to learn more about Sunday morning opportunities contact our Sunday School Superintendent, Linda Miller at the church office. You can also read the Sunday School Brochure. You can download the Sunday School forms here. Each quarter our Sunday School program takes an offering for outreach and missions. This Quarter we will be supporting Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop.
Dulin Church Library has been serving our community for over 50 years! Our library is named in honor of a generous donor and founder of our library, Mrs. Fannie M. Shreve. The library seeks to offer the latest readings in Christian topics and religious issues. We also are continually updating our collection of children and youth books. The library is open every day of the week from 8:30am-4:30pm and on Sunday mornings from 8:30am-12:30pm. If you have questions about the library contact the Dulin Church office.
The library has recently added over 25 new books for children and youth. The book present situations and opportunities for reflection and discussion about kindness to others. Several of the books are classics but you are sure to find some new ones to share as a family or read on your own. The books will be on their own shelf all year and we hope many of you will enjoy several of them over the coming months. There are many wonderful books for adults as well in the library and on a cart in the Wesley Room every Sunday.
GUIDELINES FOR DONATIONS TO THE SHREVE LIBRARY
(Revised February 23, 2018)
We always appreciate donations to the Shreve Library, but please follow the guidelines below when making your donations.
Please include your name with donated items so we may thank you.
A little fun at the 12-2-2019 Service!
Super Dave and Ben the Flash!