On October 20th, we’re launching Davis Street’s 6-week New Consecration Sunday Stewardship Campaign. The New Consecration Sunday, now on its third year, focuses on the question, “What is God calling me to do?” rather than “What does the church need in order to pay its bills?” This stewardship campaign raises the question: “What percentage of my income is God calling me to give?”
Rather than requesting financial contribution to “pay the bills” or “support the budget,” the New Consecration Sunday asks people to grow spiritually by giving a percentage of their income to the Lord’s mission and ministry in 2020 through Davis Street. This stewardship campaign is about our spiritual-growth experience and not a fundraising effort. It’s about discovering the meaning of Biblical stewardship on the basis of the need of the giver to give for his or her own spiritual benefit rather than on the basis of the need of the church to re-ceive to balance its budget.
The New Consecration Sunday models the idea that giving and offering are acts of our worship to God. This campaign refuels church members’ nurturing regarding the spiritual connection between God and money. This is about challenging us to go back to the Biblical model of giving and generosity to help us escape the trap of selfishness and self-gratification by keeping ourselves spiritually focused on God.
Therefore, I urge y’all not to miss any Sunday during this stewardship campaign. I also urge y’all to attend the New Consecration Sunday & Celebration Luncheon on November 24th. We are excited to welcome Rev. Dr. Gene Cobb, Lead Pastor of St. Luke’s UMC in Sanford, NC, who will be the Guest Leader and Preacher.
This stewardship season and in all seasons, may we practice and increase the culture of generosity in our lives and in the life of our church. And may we discover what it means to move beyond the tithe, live on less and give more to make a difference in our community and in our world!
During our children’s Sunday school in October, we will hear stories about a burning bush, walking across the Rad Sea, receiving manna in the desert and God talking through a cloud. Tell all the kids you know to come experience these exciting stories from Exodus!
See Jane Brannock if you have any questions.
Our schools are so important for our children and their families and for our community as a whole. This year, we are partnering with Broadview Middle School. There are several projects being developed, including a Thanksgiving Food Drive and managing a Hygiene Closet. If you are interested in our school ministry, please contact Jane Brannock.
WINGS will be meeting Tuesday, October 8 at 2:00 in the Conference room. We will be getting Thanksgiving cards ready for our shut-ins. Please join us! Everyone is welcome. See Polly Webb for further information.
We are starting a new Sunday School class led by Rev. Pat Sykes. We will be starting in Genesis and going through the entire Bible to study scripture and find out how the Bible is relevant in our daily lives. Lets learn about the Who, What, Where, When, and Why together! What can you do in your Christian life? Please join the conversation!
We will be starting promptly at 9:45 am every Sunday and ending at 10:30 am.
We will be meeting upstairs in Room 209 on the 2nd floor.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Thursdays 6:30 starting 11-7 through 12-5-2019 on the 2nd Floor in
(We would love for as many people as possible to sign up!)
A Spiritual Gifts study is a study on the Letters of Paul.
Ephesians 4: 8—God has given his grace to each one of us measured out by the gift that is
given by Christ.
1 Corinthians 12: 7-11—A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person for the common
good. A word of wisdom is given by the Spirit to one person, a word of knowledge to another
according to the same Spirit, faith to still another by the same Spirit, gifts of healing to another
in the Spirit, performance of miracles to another, prophecy to another, the ability to tell spirits
apart to another, different kind of tongues to another, and the interpretation of the tongues to
another. All these things are produced by one and same Spirit who gives what he wants to
What are your gifts? If you do not know then, I highly recommend taking this class.
Grace and peace,
Rev. Pat Sykes
…writing a newsletter article proves how depleted my creativity has become. I know the focus: Breakfast Ministry at
Davis Street, but what do I say that I haven’t said before? How can I use words to express the vitality, faithfulness, and witness to
Christ that has become Breakfast Ministry? So what do many of us do when we hit a dry spell? Of course, we go to google and
that’s exactly what I did.
I found this article about a new-church plant that had changed its ‘strategy’ to invite the community to attend their worship
services and here’s what they said:
“Our new church was about to embark on a city-wide ad campaign with flyers, mailers, ads, and billboards, but decided to abandon
those plans and do a BIG FREE Breakfast weekly instead for these 3 reasons.
Jesus regularly took time to eat with friends and strangers alike. We want to be like Jesus and build relationships over good meals.
Times are tough. Not only are people hurting financially, they are also more isolated than ever. This FREE breakfast is a way to
show our love for people. It’s practical. Having a FREE breakfast at church on Sunday morning is very convenient for our volunteers,
families, and visitors.”
At Davis St. we want to be like Jesus and “build relationships over good meals.”
Providing a free breakfast helps others but it is really a way “to show our love for people.”
Having a breakfast available on Sunday morning for guests and members alike is a good way to build community.
Yes, I agree. We are not a new church start but in many ways we are a church with a new vision to be “A Church for All People”.
The DSUMM will continue their monthly meetings on Tuesday evening, Oct.15th at the South Bound Sandwich Works (http://www.southboundsandwich.com/) in the Correct Time Plaza, 3328 S. Church Street. Order your food at 6:30 for fellowship, with program content beginning at 7 pm. Our guest will be Mr. Patrick Battle, Principal of Broadview Middle School in Burlington (https://www.abss.k12.nc.us/Page/43309). Come meet Patrick and hear how we might support the school in their needs.
Bob Webster, President, DSUMM
Tuesday, October 1st, our Ladies Group will meet at Donna Quiring’s house at 6:30 pm. Come and enjoy yourself and bring a female friend with you. We will be deciding on a fun name for our group. Further information will be in the weekly bulletin. Join us!
Davis Street UMC launched a Bible Study Life Group in September. We meet every Thursday night (7:00-8:00pm) This group will continue until November 14th. Venue will be in the church and in various other locations. Grant Matthews & Pastor Edgar are the co-leaders of the Life Group. Open to both women and men. It is not to late to register, please email Pastor Edgar @ email@example.com.
We are having a clothing drive on Sunday October 27 here at Davis St. Let us be generous in helping the less fortunate in our community. Bring what-ever you can: clothes, coats, shoes, wallets, etc., and know that they’re going to a good cause. GOD BLESS! See David Smedberg for any other questions.
Join us this fall for our Hallapalooza Truck or Treat Event! Fun, Games, & Food. Invite a friend and be sure to dress up for our Costume Contest!!
When: Sunday, October 27th from 4:00-6:00pm
Where: Davis Street United Methodist Church