Detroit Lakes United Methodist Church
Monday, February 19, 2018



Dear Friends,

Over the next two weeks we will be wrapping up our study of John Wesley and the early Methodists. I hope that you, like me, have been inspired by the deep commitment of heart and mind, of inward practice and outward service, to live a life of greater passion and commitment. I discovered this quote by John Wesley in preparation for this series: "My fear is not that our great movement, known as the Methodists, will eventually cease to exist or one day die from the earth. My fear is that our people will become content to live without the fire, the power, the excitement, the supernatural element that makes us great." I hope this series has helped fan the flames of your commitment to live a life that brings glory to God.
Lent starts on February 14, Valentine's Day, this year. It seems so appropriate that on the day that our society is celebrating love, as a church we are remembering true love--the sacrificial love of God for us. This Ash Wednesday we will be offering a brief service over the noon hour from 12:15-12:45pm. I hope you will come and bring a friend for this time of centering prayer, a brief message, and the imposition of ashes.
Also, we are doing a wonderful project through the season of Lent in partnership with St. Luke's Episcopal Church and the Congregational United Church of Christ. Together we will help the Becker County Foster Care program collect items needed the most for children: socks, underwear, and pajamas.
During Lent this year we are going to be asking you to try a new set of habits rather than giving up something. DLUMC will join United Methodists across Minnesota in offering a worship series: "Surprise the World: Five Habits of Highly Missional People." Not everyone is an evangelist, but every Christian can share their faith and help lead others to the love and light of God. Through this series we will talk about five habits that even we quiet, polite Minnesotans can adopt to help share our faith in Christ with others.
We continue to seek God's wisdom and direction for our lives as we offer our daily Prayers at 7 (am or pm!). We believe that prayer makes all the difference and that every great movement of God's Spirit in this world started with faithful prayer.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor Brenda

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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 24 
to February 25
One Service Only   
Visitors Welcome! 
Nursery Available!
Coffee Anytime
Surprise the World:
Five Habits of Highly
Missional People
Beginning February 18