September 24th, 2017


Prayer list – Father Tom/Nancye/Trevor Van Brunt, DUMC Congregation, David Denton, Barb Voshefski, Kyle Black, Bill Gruber.




Pumpkin Patch – DUMC will need volunteers to assist with pumpkin delivery on Saturday, Sept. 30. Pumpkins will be delivered between 10:00 and 10:30 AM.


Women’s Fellowship & Bible Study -- Join us October 4 from 7-8 in the kitchen.  Bring a craft to work on after a short Bible blessing.


Monthly Mission Council meeting – Monday, October 9 at 7:00 PM.


Wine Tasting Event November 11. Sample a variety of local wines from Bent Tree Winery.  Proceeds to support Interfaith Hospitality Network of Warren County.


International Fair Trade Sale – September 29 & 30 at Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park. Some proceeds from the event will benefit El Hogar Projects, four Episcopal schools which serve impoverished children in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.


Choral Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral – Sunday, October 1 at 6:00PM.


Native American Weekend Celebration -- The Native American Ministry Council of Christ Church Cathedral will sponsor a series of events October 6-8 that coincide with the annual celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day. The NKU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Worlds Align on Friday Oct. 6 at 7:30 PM as part of the weekend celebration.

Learning the Tenderness of God – October 6 & 7 at Christ Church, Glendale. In this retreat we will explore how our personal journeys give texture to our individual vocations to love even as we share a common life that requires us to journey well together.


Day of Reflection at Transfiguration Spirituality Center – Tuesday, October 24 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Register on-line at or call 513.771.2171 or email


Jesus' Family

I HAVE A HUNCH that if Jesus were to walk down the streets of your town or city today, he would look around at all those who are isolated and disconnected and say something like this:

“Come to me, all you who want to belong, and I will give you a table to sit around. Come to me, all you who feel disconnected. Come to me, all you who are lonely, cut off, rejected, and marginalized. Come to me. Come home. Come be part of the family that I want to share with you.”

– Trevor Hudson and Stephen D. Bryant
The Way of Transforming Discipleship 


TO LISTEN TO SOMEONE with the heart is to listen with empathy and with care to them and their stories. The heart of good listening is authenticity, genuine curiosity, and caring. No matter how good our technique is, the other person will know if we do not really care about what they are saying. Listening is not about judging, diagnosing, appraising, or evaluating. … Listening with the heart is also about hearing the feelings and emotions that lie beneath the words.

– Thomas Porter Jr.
The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation 



Feast Day!

Mary Magdalene was the first witness to Jesus' rising from the dead. Before and after his death she was one of his most devoted and active disciples.  The church celebrates her life and ministry on Sunday,July 24.    Note to all girls named Madeline--this is your name day too.  You have the french version of Mary Magdalene's name.