Week of June 9, 2024

Included in this issue/Save-the-Date:

  • June Mission of the Month: Immigrant Rights Action - Give | Watch video
  • Suicide Prevention Awareness Training, Sat., June 8, 9:00 - 11:00 am
  • Car Wash Fundraiser, Saturday, June 8, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Preschool summer camp sign-up, 6/10 - 6/13
  • GriefShare (last meeting until fall), Thursday, June 13, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Summer Camp Scholarships due, Thursday, June 13
  • "Sponsor a Space" Campaign deadline, Monday, June 17
  • Caring for Friends, Wednesday, June 19, 12:30 pm
  • Youth Movie Night, Wednesday, June 19, Sunset
  • Mission Trip donations due, Sunday, June 21
  • Book Group, Sunday, June 23, 4:00 pm
  • Dinner with the Pastor, Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 pm
  • Rise Against Hunger meal-pack, Sat., Sept. 14, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Plant sale to benefit DUMC Ministries
  • Fun Fest - Thank you! (video included)
  • Pastor's music and book recommendations for June
  • DUMC summer office hours
  • Summer hospitality

Current Worship Series

"A Bigger Story:

5-week series based on Ephesians"

9:00 am

Uplifting Worship*


Wesley Class

Returns 9/8:



Sunday School

  10:10 am

Liturgical Worship*



11:11 am

Word & Worship*


Returns 9/8:

Kids' Word

*Live broadcast

For links:


Communion Sunday

June 2 – Life as Story

June 9 – United in Christ

Ephesians 2:4-7; 2:13-19


June 16 – United in Love


June 23 – United in the Body

June 30 – Living as Children of Light

Nursery Care

(June 16 - Last day until Fall)

-Our Nursery care is available for children aged 0-5 years on Sundays.

-Nursery hours are 8:50 am - 12:15 pm.

*The Nursery staff and volunteers are “Safe Sanctuary” certified and have completed all relevant background checks. Register here


Thank you to all who worship with us in person and online!

In-person attendance for June 2: 189

Online attendance: 343*

In-person number includes children in Nursery, Anchor/Fusion/Sunday School and Kids' Word.

*Online number represents the number of views (or households), not the number of individuals watching.

Pastor Sunil's June 2024 Recommendations

Music: “Mental Help” by Josh Wilson

YouTube | Spotify

Book: “Finding God in the Ruins: How God Redeems Pain” by Matt Bays


Bucks County Library



Thank you to everyone who joined us for Fun Fest!!! Over 200 people came out to celebrate. I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting DUMC Kids and the Preschool at DUMC. Thank you to our volunteers, who were FANTASTIC. We hope everyone had a blast. Enjoy the video (above).

*Click image below to RSVP - Questions: Contact Barb Rocca

DUMC Summer Office Hours 

If you need to come into the church this summer, our office hours are from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. During these hours, there will definitley be someone here to help you. If you need other accomodations, please call the church office at (215) 348-5224.

Please join our Youth for their Car Wash Fundraiser on

Saturday, June 8, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

This is the last fundraiser to support their Mission Trip.

DUMC Parking Lot Repairs "Sponsor a Space" Campaign

Each space is $125 and the deadline is Monday, June 17. Please click the link below to read more about this project and how you can participate. As of 5/30/24, we have 38 donors pledging a combined total of $10,795. DUMC's Board of Trustee's has allocated $10,000 which brings the campaign total to $20,795 of the $39,000 needed. Click here to donate.

Read more....

“The Alpha Marriage Course”

Begins Sunday, September 8

A 7-week course designed for couples of all ages to help build, strengthen, and continue to grow their relationship in marriage. Couples will be equipped with tools to build a healthy marriage and to strengthen their connection as a couple – or to restore that connection if it was lost.

There is no cost for attending this course - although each couple is responsible for buying their study journals (1 for each person - purchase here). The Alpha Marriage Course Intro Video.


During the summer months, we will continue to have coffee and tea available each Sunday, as well as cool refreshments. This is a more relaxed time of year and any time that you can donate to this ministry it is certainly appreciated! This is a very rewarding ministry and not at all difficult. We’re happy to train you! See our SignUpGenius or contact Cindy Betancourt in the church office.

Flower basket waterers needed


Do you have a green thumb? Do you enjoy the outdoors? We invite you to volunteer at DUMC!

We are in need of more volunteers to help water the flower baskets and urns around the church. We use SignUpGenius to organize the schedule as the flowers need to be watered every day. Each volunteer can pick the dates that work best for them between mid-May and mid-September. If you are interested, sign up here or contact Sheri Shifman. Thank you!

Volunteers Needed

Would you like to become more involved at DUMC? There are many volunteer opportunities that can take as little as one hour, once a month, once a week, or as needed. All slots are flexible and come with training.

Please check out the new Volunteer Board in our lobby next to the information desk. You can choose from a wide variety of options that include ushering, cooking, help in the office, working with Sunday School (ages 4-12), Youth (Grades 7-12), odd jobs around the building, and many more. Take a card from the clothesline and contact the person on the back for more information.

Not sure what you want to do? Pick up the handout on the table and peruse all the offerings.

Serving God deepens our faith and helps us meet others. Do you have an idea for a job? Please contact Laurie Lewis.

God has strategically placed us where he wants us to be in order to accomplish great things. He has important work for us to do: in the church, in neighborhoods, in business, in government, and especially in homes. So together, let’s get our hands on the work.

"Many hands make light work"


Laurie Lewis

Next Caring for Friends meal assembly:

Wednesday, June 19 at 12:30 pm

in the DUMC kitchen. CLICK image for more details.

Instructional guide for preparing meals at home.

*Please consider donating the items below for the Youth to take on their Mission Trip in support of those in need. The collection box is located in the DUMC lobby. Collection runs through Sunday, June 21.


Lehigh Valley IronPigs

Baseball Game

Saturday, August 10 at 6:35 pm


Join DUMC for a fun-filled trip to a Lehigh Valley IronPigs ballgame at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA.


Who are the IronPigs? The Lehigh Valley IronPigs are the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.


Game start time: 6:35 pm


How are we getting there? We’ll be traveling together on a tour bus. Departure time TBD.


Cost: $33 (includes game ticket, transportation, and a 2.5 hour all-you-can-eat buffet that includes hamburgers, hotdogs, fried chicken, salads, dessert, and unlimited soft drinks).

How to Sign Up: Use the SignUpGenius or contact Pastor Paul and submit payment


How to Pay:


Venmo: @DoylestownUMC


Realm: Click here to pay through Realm


Check: Make check payable to DUMC and either give it to Pastor Paul, or send it in the mail to the address below:


Doylestown United Methodist Church

c/o Paul Georgulis

320 E. Swamp Rd.

Doylestown, PA 18901


If you are interested in joining us or if you have any other questions, please email Pastor Paul.

Saturday, September 14, 2024

Mark your calendar for the Rise Against Hunger meal-packing event at DUMC! 


Set-up will start at 8:30 am. We will start packing promptly at 10:00 am, followed by clean up immediately afterwards.


The more we raise, the more meals we pack!

To register and make donations, click here.


Get Involved – Make a Difference – Change the World

*Click on the images below for more information.

For even more ways to get involved at DUMC:


Lay Leader Insights:


The book of Proverbs tells us to practice wisdom. The source of that wisdom is God. Jeremiah 29 says we will find God when we seek him with all our heart. James 1:5 says, "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault." Scripture mentions wisdom over 200 times. Repetition reminds us that God is trying to impress upon us an important lesson.

So, a decision needs to be made in life. We have good mentors and friends to whom we go when we need advice. We diligently seek out our options. Weighing the alternatives we make a decision, but a step is missing. We tend to go to everyone but God.

Read more....

June Mission of the Month:

Immigrant Rights Action

Think of how frightened someone must be to leave their home. They pack a few belongings for the arduous trip, often with children in tow hoping a relative will take them in. A long journey begins from Afghanistan, Ukraine, or Central/South America, often involving many stops in unfamiliar areas.

These are the exiles of today like we have been discussing in our Bible study. People forced from their homes by war, famine, unstable governments, and the desire for a better life. We are called by Jesus to help the stranger, and give aid to those in need without judgment, just as he did. This is not a border issue nor a political stance. This is about helping those in need.

Read more....

Watch video....

Donate to Mission of the Month


Becky Van Dine, Caring Ministries

(215) 813-7436

*Click GriefShare logo to learn more or register.

Thursday nights

7:00 - 9:00 pm, Room 2

(Ends June 13)

Learn more about Caring Ministries


***Click images below to sign up!***

***Click images below to sign up!***

Pocono Plateau

Junior High Adventure (Grades 4 - 7)

-or- Senior High Adventure (Grades 8 - 12)

July 7 - 12, 2024

If you enjoy a more rustic style cabin and cooking over a fire, sign up HERE. Registration is directly with the camp - please let Lenae know if you sign up so she can keep track of who is going.

Gretna Glen

Youth Blast: Random Edition

July 21 - 26, 2024

This is a great option if the other week does not work for you and/or if you prefer a less rustic experience. Their camp includes an offsite field trip to Mount Gretna, and the cabins have air conditioning. Sign up HERE ASAP (there are limited spots!) Registration is directly with the camp - please let Lenae know if you sign up so she can keep track of who is going.

*Contact Lenae if you are interested in chaperoning for either camp or if you need a scholarship. We do not want cost to be the reason someone doesn’t go to camp.

Summer Camp is Here! We are accepting applications for camp scholarships. Summer camp is a place for experiencing the Gospel of Jesus Christ through recreation, challenge, and reflection. The Pocono Plateau ministry is dedicated to the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ.

The camp provides safe, meaningful, and enjoyable experiences in camp and retreat settings that lead people to new and renewed life in Jesus Christ. 


Process for camp scholarship:

  • Complete registration online leaving the church contribution section empty
  • Print the registration form and drop off to the church office by June 13. Please note on the envelope ‘ATTN: Camp Scholarships’
  • The church will advise family on amount of scholarship by June 27, 2024
  • Church will pay camps directly for the scholarship amount
  • For scholarship questions specific to your family needs, please contact Wendy Arnott


For any scholarship submission process questions, please contact: Wendy Arnott at (215) 348-5224

Other camps to consider: Innabah, Gretna Glenn, and Carson Simpson. 

www.Innabah.org  www.gretnaglen.org  www.csfarm.org

Wendy Arnott, Director


Laura Siegle, Assistant Director


Children's Ministries

2024 Calendar

Learn more about Children's Ministries

Lenae Baldwin, Youth Director LBaldwin@DoylestownUMC.com

(267) 245-7871

Youth Ministries 2024 Calendar

Learn more about Student Ministries


Paul Georgulis, Assistant Pastor PGeorgulis@DoylestownUMC.com

(267) 245-7874

Click the button below for updates on your favorite small group or Bible study!!

DUMC's Small Groups


Praying for our Congregation,

Community, and World

Praise/Thankfulness: Debbie, Fun Fest, Graduates, Cindy & Gene Biehl 35th Anniversary, Nate & Tara Finch marriage, love the music, good test results

Health & Healing: August, Lachlan, Steve, Dick, Henry, Mike, Jayne, Cliff, Brian, Jim, Nick, Rachel, Dave, Lady, Mary, Deb, Charles, Lois, Mary, Cookie, Minna, Madelin, Glenn, Linda, Lisa, Jerry, a friend, Danielle, Bowen, Sadie, Earl, Larry & Lola, Joe, Karen, Jim, Andre, Kathy & Elizabeth, Jane, Cindy

Guidance: Brian & family, Lisa, Lenae, Graduates, Missy, Zach, a new organist, financial wisdom, Neal, Louellen, Chris, Carolyn, Marie, homeless who are mentally ill, Hallie, our sons, family peace, Ale, unspoken prayers, famine, those serving abroad, our church, Dawn

Hospice: Jack

Grief: Amt family 

"Cast all your cares on him, because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

~Laurie Lewis and the Congregational Care Team


*Click images below for more information.

   Visit our Website  


"Come to the Table"

Sounds of Faith

"Holy Place"

Sanctuary Choir

(Arr. Wilkerson)

"My Story"

Power of Grace

*Doylestown United Methodist Church CCLI # 7127647*

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Sunday's Worship Services

9:00 am Uplifting Worship

10:10 am Liturgical Worship

11:11 am Word and Worship



-Pocono Plateau: Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12

-VBS: Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19, 9 - 11 am

-Blood drive: Tuesday, July 23, 2 - 7 pm

-IronPigs game: Saturday, August 10


-Alpha Marriage Course: Sunday, Sept. 8 (7wks)

-Pop Up Sunday: Sunday, September 8

-Rise Against Hunger: Saturday, Sept. 14, 8:30 am

-Youth Retreat: Friday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Sept. 29

-Small Group Leader Training Event: Sat., Oct. 5

-Trunk or Treat: Saturday, October 19

-Fall Retreat: "What to say to people who are hurting"

-Parents Night Out: Coming this fall

4 Week Calendar


-A/V Team: Lighting, cameras, audio & media, contact Trevor Foster

-Board of Trustees: 2 seats available, members only, contact Pastor Sunil

-Coffee/Hospitality: Coffee setup/clean up on Sunday mornings sign up

-Sounds of Faith and Power of Grace: Musicians, contact Kristian Frikke-Schmidt (SOF) or Temple Sieger (POG)



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Doylestown United Methodist Church

320 East Swamp Road

Doylestown, PA 18901

Main number:

(215) 348-5224

Worship Service Hotline:

(267) 245-7870

Sunil Balasundaram, Senior Pastor

Paul Georgulis, Assistant Pastor

Lenae Baldwin, Youth Director

John Bechtel, Business Administrator

Cindy Betancourt, Receptionist

Noel de la Pena, Office Manager

Wendy Arnott, Dir. of Children's Min

Laura Siegle, Asst Dir of Children's Min

Kristian Frikke-Schmidt, Contemp. Worship Ldr

Laurie Lewis, Lay Leader/Min of Visitation

Temple Sieger, 11:11 Worship Leader

Diana Durbin, Director - Adult Bells

Stephanie Hume, Director of Music

TBA, Organist

Kristen Bound, Social Media Coordinator

Scott Shead, Live Streaming Technician

Trevor Foster, AVL Technical Coord

Ken Buckner, Wknd Bldg Spec (not shown)

Mark Charles, Evening Building Specialist

Sean Smith, Facilities Manager

Office phone: (215) 348-5224 (office hours: M-F from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm)

Staff schedule: Click Here

Schedule facilities: Cindy Betancourt

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