Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 

 

Core values are the fundamental beliefs of an organization. These values inform decisions, guide actions, and unite us as a congregation. Members of DLUMC are varied in age, background, and situation. We vary in the time—even in the day of the week--we attend worship. What unites us is far more than being under the same roof at the same time. What unites us are our shared mission and core values.
Most of you have our mission statement memorized: We are a missionary force of Christians offering the care and compassion of Christ to all, wherever you are on life’s journey. I invite you to all memorize the core values as determined by our Church Council. These values are Care and Compassion, Hospitality, Generosity, Relevance, and Authenticity. We will be talking about these values in town hall meetings over the course of the year, during a sermon series in Lent, during a longer sermon series starting next fall and as often as possible when DLUMC members gather.
     Over the next months I will be writing about each of these values in this column. I hope that you will join me in taking these values to heart and meditating on the ways God longs to grow and shape us as we more fully embody these values.
 
DLUMC Core Values
Care and Compassion- We will recognize people’s needs and respond by sharing the love and care of Christ through our words and actions.
Isaiah 49:13 "For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on them in their suffering."
Hospitality- No matter how broken or whole someone is we will welcome them into our lives and seek to show them they are known and loved.
Luke 14:12-14 “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you.”
Generosity- We will be generous in spirit, heart, faith, talent, and resources, believing that in giving, God replenishes us so we can give more.
Proverbs 11:25 “Generous persons will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."
Relevance- We will seek to change and be changed so we can connect to an ever-changing world.
I Corinthians 9:22b (The Voice translation) “I’m flexible, adaptable, and able to do and be whatever is needed for all kinds of people so that in the end I can use every means at my disposal to offer them salvation.”
Authenticity- Our actions as individuals and as a community will match our beliefs about who God has called us to be.
James 2:14,18 "My brothers and sisters, what good is it if people say they have faith but do nothing to show it? Instead, I’ll show you my faith by putting it into practice in faithful action."
 
~~Pastor Brenda
 

Joining Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church

We welcome your interest in membership, but please don’t feel you must be a member to participate fully at DLUMC. We welcome your involvement even more! You are invited to seek out programs or people that interest you and become actively involved even before you become a member.
 

Periodically a series of new member orientation sessions are held on Sunday mornings. Discussions center around the structure and work of the church and how you may participate in the life of the church family. Food is often involved as well!!  New member candidates are paired with sponsors from the congregation who attend the session with them and serve to help them get ever more acquainted with the people and opportunities at DLUMC.

For more information about membership, please contact the church office—phone 847-4818 or use the Contact Us link on the website to send email.

 
   
 
Sunday Morning
Winter Worship
 
December 30 
to March 31
One Service Only   
9:15am
 
Visitors Welcome! 
Nursery Available!
Coffee Anytime
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Resumes Jan 9
 
5:15pm
Dinner
 
6:15pm
Worship
 
7:00pm
Small Groups
for all ages