A note from the Prayer Ministry

Prayer is a general devotion; the word includes worship and adoration.  Max Lucado says:” God loves the sound of your voice. Always.”  Do we want to please God? Then, let’s fill Him with the sound of our voice in prayers.



The June UMM meeting will be held in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00 pm.  No meal will be provided, so plan accordingly.

This meeting will feature our own Michele Branson, who will conduct a training session for all who are interested in the use of the church’s AED/CPR equipment.  Automated External Defibrillators (AED) & cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (the manual application of chest compressions and ventilation) are used in emergencies in an effort to maintain viability of patients in cardiac arrest until advanced help arrives.  Do you know the location of our equipment?  Do you know how to use it?

This important training is critical in developing a group of people who become ready to help anyone in our church who is in heart distress.  Michelle will have manikins on hand to demonstrate the necessary techniques and allow us to have a hands-on experience.  Please make your plans to attend.

Looking ahead, no meeting is planned for July, following our practice for the last few years.  We should be back at Southbound Sandwich Works on August 21st and September 18th.  Discussion is also underway for a cookout with the WINGS for our October meeting (date TBD).

We hope to see you in June before some down-time in July.



W.I.N.G.S.  have  “GONE FISHIN”

WinGS will NOT be meeting during the summer months of    June, July and August, so that members can enjoy vacation       time. We’ll see you in the fall.




June 24 – Youth Group @ 6-7:30 pm



     Born in Orange, Texas, Sylvia Crews has lived all over the southeastern US. While in Georgia, she went to LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia.

The mother of two sons, Sylvia also enjoys two daughters-in-law and six grandchildren. We have been privileged to have the precious granddaughter, Logan, come with her grandmother to our Sunday morning worship. Sylvia is also the “pet mother” to her “Rico”, a rat terrier.

Sylvia is retired from the Alamance-Burlington School System, having served 23 years as an instructional assistant at South Mebane Elementary School. She has also worked as a choir director at several local churches for the last 26 years. Currently, Sylvia is employed with Home Instead, working two Sundays a month. Sylvia hopes to sing in the Davis Street UMC choir when her work schedule allows her to. She has been a member in Methodist, Lutheran, and Presbyterian churches during her time as a choir director. Sylvia is happy to finally be a Methodist again!

Ms. Crews lists as her hobbies working with Hesed, a retreat ministry for developmentally disabled adults. She assists with The Music Makers, a musical program for developmentally disabled adults. In her spare time, Sylvia enjoys doing crossword puzzles.

Other talents/interests that Sylvia has are calligraphy, costume and hat-making. She rates herself as a pretty good singer/song leader. Our 8:45 Missional Community has been blessed to enjoy her talents in this area. Sylvia also loves to decorate grapevine wreaths.

Sylvia met Pastor Edgar while planning the community Thanksgiving Service and was impressed with his energy and love for the Lord. She considers Al and Gay Trotter as her fellowship friends. Stephen Futrell is also an old music friend.

On April 22, 2018 Sylvia Crews joined Davis Street UMC. She plans to remain active with the Missional Breakfast community, Fresh Expressions, and hopes to be in our choir eventually. We welcome Sylvia back into the Methodist church and pray that her life will be blessed as she serves the Lord with the congregation at Davis Street. We are blessed to have her in our midst!


Edgar De Jesus Elected President of NAFAUM

Edgar De Jesus, pastor of Davis Street UMC in Burlington, has been elected president of the National Association of Filipino American United Methodists (NAFAUM) during the recent 16th NAFAUM convocation in Manila, Philippines.  In its 30 years of existence, NAFAUM held its convocation outside the United States for the first time on January 3-6, 2018.

Rev. De Jesus will lead the association of Filipino and Filipino American United Methodists in North America and will primarily represent the Filipino caucus in the National Federation of Asian American United Methodists (NFAAUM) and the advisory committee for the Asian American Language Ministries and Pacific Islanders (AALM) of the General Board of Global Ministries.

The historic gathering, dubbed “BalikBayanihan 2018,” was hosted and participated in by the Philippines Central Conference, the Manila Episcopal Area, and the Central United Methodist Church of Manila.


Help Needed!

The Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee is looking for extra hands to help out in the Church office.  If you have administrative skills, like to meet and greet visitors who stop by the Church office during the week, or just like answering telephone, you might find your passion serving Christ as a Church office volunteer.  The SPPRC is working hard to keep pace with the increased office hours by supplementing our office staff with volunteers.
The following are days and times that  volunteers are needed:
Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm

You may volunteer weekly or monthly.  Whatever will be best for your schedule.  Contact Brenda Wilson for more info or to volunteer. or 336-269-1992.


The Wednesday Morning Bible Study has completed their 8-week study on The Lord’s Prayer and prayers of Jesus on Nov 22.  We will take a break through the holidays.  Please join us on January 17, 2018 when we begin a 6-week study using Adam Hamilton’s Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet.
Contact Vicki Ambrose (980) 307-9321 for any questions.


The Adult Social Group will meet on Wednesday, June 13th at 6:30PM for an evening of fun, and fellowship.  Please call  Jim (336-266-5505) or Michelle (919-808-1769) for further details on what they have planned for this month.

GAME NIGHT! BOWLING! DINNING OUT! Keep your Wednesday evenings FREE! This is a chance to get together and socialize with others while having an excuse to just be out and about. Give Jim or Michell a call and say “Count me in!” Check each week to see if they have something scheduled?



A huge ‘Thank You’ to everyone who provided altar flowers in 2017.

The new Flower Chart is posted in the church at the ramp entrance.  The Sundays for Communion and Advent have been noted on the chart since the altar table will be in use.  Flowers can be given for these special Sundays with a designation for placement elsewhere in the church, perhaps on the podium stand in the Sanctuary or in the Church Parlor.  You are encouraged to select all other Sundays to place floral arrangements to the Glory of God, in honor or memory of your loved ones and friends, or to commemorate special events.

To ensure a clear view of the Cross, we recommend the floral arrangements not exceed 20 inches.  Please list your name and message on the chart or contact the Church Office with specific request.  Your name and message will be included with the bulletin for the Sunday that you selected.  Floral arrangements can be removed after the worship Service and taken to a relative or friend.  You are encouraged to return floral vases to the Church Kitchen for future use. On Monday, the flowers that are left will be arranged into bouquets and delivered to homebound or nursing home members by the Altar Guild.


 Please help your church help you.  If you know of someone who is in the hospital, if you have a personal or family emergency, or if you know of a death in the church family, please call Pastor De Jesus (919 418-0682) or at the Church Office (336/226-4457).  If the need arises during the weekend or when the Church Office is closed, please leave a phone message. Your message will be received and this ministry will begin as quickly as possible.


NCC Circles of Abundant Grace Meetings

Across the North Carolina Conference, United Methodists are gathering for “Circles of Abundant Grace.”   The Circles of Abundant Grace are facilitated conversations ​that ​are focused on the future of the United Methodist Church.  These Circles offer the opportunity to learn about “where we are” as a denomination concerning matters of human sexuality.  The Circles are also settings for participants to speak as well as to listen to one another honestly and lovingly.

The Circles offer an opportunity to clarify the decisions of the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church.  One of the 2016 General Conference’s actions was forming the  “Commission on a Way Forward.”   The Commission on a Way Forward was set up by the Council of Bishops and has begun studying matters of human sexuality and unity in the United Methodist Church.  Conversations are happening in each Annual Conference as a part of the Commission on a Way Forward.  Each Circle of Abundant Grace has been undergirded by prayer across the NC Annual Conference and the denomination.  Most recently Pastor Jimmy and Jerry Fisher attended one such meeting in Durham.

Philippians 2: 1-4.  If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.  Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.

Don’t forget that we have a collection tub in the Parlor for items that the clients from the domestic abuse shelter need. A list of those items has been published in April newsletter and several Sunday bulletins.

Volunteers Needed

To prepare the monthly newsletter for mailing.  Training will be provided. Please let the church office know if you would like to volunteer or have questions.


A Member Information Update form is available on the small table in the Church Parlor for your convenience to provide any changes to your address, phone number, and email address.  If you prefer, just call the Church Office.  We always want to keep track of you.


The Greeter Captain assigns volunteers to a particular Sunday so that there are friendly faces to greet each person in the name of Christ who enters the Church, whether it is a visitor or a regular member.  This is often an entry point ministry for new members, and emphasizes our commitment to hospitality.  This service is a service that one needs to experience to understand the warmth and friendliness of the people at Davis Street UMC.  Please contact Polly Webb at (336) 380-0393 to volunteer or to rotate off the Greeters List for a time.


Your monetary contributions and loose change collected each Sunday are donated to Allied Churches of Alamance County (ACAC) to help them assist the needy in Alamance County.  Their services include: Shelter, Meals & Emergency Food, Emergency Assistance, and Job & Education-Related Services.  As the only center for persons who are at-risk and who are homeless in our region, ACAC also provides immediate, crisis intervention services.


Where?  At Davis Street, that’s where!  In your day-to-day conversations with your friends, co-worker and family, share with them the many wonderful things taking place at Davis Street.

Two items to highlight is our support of Allied Churches of Alamance County and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  Your support of these organizations last year totaled $1,089.06, which was awesome!   Most are familiar with Allied Church but maybe not as much as UMCOR.

UMCOR provides humanitarian relief when war or natural disaster disrupts life to such an extent that communities aren’t able to recover on their own. UMCOR’s project – Imagine No Malaria is an important effort to eliminate this 100% preventable disease.

ather. Just in case there is a need for DSUMC services to be delayed or closed, those announcements will be made on the following television stations.  WFMF TV / News 2 FOX 8 / WGHP


We want to maintain correct information on all DS members.  Please call the church office and let us know if you change your mailing address or if you are not receiving your church newsletter.  Do you have corrections or additions for the anniversary or birthday lists?  Do you have a new cell phone number or have you removed your old landline?  Do you have a new email address or is there an old address that we should remove?  Thanks for your update!


VisitorDavis Street UMC has been blessed with several visitors during the past months. We extend warm hospitality and a welcome hand of fellowship to each person who enters our doors.  Regular Davis Street Worship attenders are reminded to invite others, especially those who have missed several Sundays.  Persons who are interested in learning more about joining the DSUMC fellowship are encouraged to contact Pastor Jimmy Weaver or call the Church.


WinGS (Women in God’s Service) has a new ministry called “PIE AND A PRAYER.  It is a way to nurture our congregation.  Persons who are recuperating from surgery or hospitalization, awaiting serious test results, or are homebound may receive a delicious homemade chicken pie along with our prayers and best wishes.  If you know of anyone in our congregation who fits our guidelines and would benefit from some cheer, please contact Polly Webb (228-7126) or Diana Hanford (221-0855).

Prayer Shawl Ministry – This group knits prayer shawls, which are then placed on the Church altar and blessed before they are hand delivered to individuals within and outside the Church who are experiencing difficult times, such as a death, illness, or loneliness.  Members are encouraged to contact Diana Hanford at 336/221-0865 if you know of someone that would benefit from receiving one of these


The newly formed women’s group (WinGS – Women in God’s Service) has begun a new ministry at Davis Street which is a way to nurture our congregation.  Persons who are recuperating from surgery or hospitalization, awaiting serious test results, or are homebound may receive a delicious homemade chicken pie along with our prayers and best wishes.

If you know of anyone in our congregation who fits our guidelines and would benefit from some cheer, please contact Polly Webb (228-7126) or Diana Hanford (221-0855).


1) Would you be interested in serving as a volunteer to prepare memorial letters to persons who make memorial contributions to Davis Street? If you are interested, please call Arlene Domenico at the Church Office (336) 226-4467 for more details.

2) The Audio-Visual Team is looking for volunteers. We need several people who are willing to assist in the A/V booth on Sundays and periodically for weddings and funerals. There is no experience required; we will have training for anyone interested. Anyone that is interested please see Jerry Fisher or Ryan Bailey. We look forward to working with you!


On the first Sunday of each month, we will collect non-perishable food items as a service to our community.   Thank you for your continued giving!

Are You Looking for an Opportunity to Give Back to Your Community?

Alamance County Meals on Wheels could be your answer. Persons who would like more information or would like to volunteer can call Ruth Long at (336) 228-8815 at the Burlington Meals on Wheels site. They are located at 411 West Fifth Street. Volunteers commit to give their services approximately two hours every four weeks. Two hours per month is a small amount of time, yet it helps so many persons who are dependent on those meals.

Meals on Wheels offers training and instructions for the volunteers to deliver meals to specific clients/persons. Volunteers can elect to serve as a pair or work by themselves. Scheduled routes are located across Alamance County and include Burlington, Graham, Mebane, Gibsonville, Haw River, and Elon. Nancy Loy is to be commended for her service to Meals on Wheels, as she has served for several years in the general area of DSUMC, and has sometimes been assisted by other DS members.

June Pastors Letter

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June Pastors Letter

Warm greetings in the Name of our Risen Savior! By the time you receive this newsletter, our Costa Rica Team is already having Spirit-filled time attending the global evangelism event hosted by the World Methodist Evangelism. Thank you, Davis Street, for all your prayers, support and generosity to equip our young adult leaders so that they can effectively witness for Jesus Christ! On June 2018, our key lay leadership is wrapping-up our 9-month Shift Training under the NC Conference Connectional Ministries. Through the power of the Holy...

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May Pastor’s News

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May Pastor’s News

Warm greetings in the Name of the Risen Savior! Thanks be to God for a Spirit-filled and empowering Rise Up! Revival! I give thanks to God for Rev. Gary Williams for his powerful message. I give thanks to God for the Bellemont UMC Praise Band for their inspiring music. I give thanks to God for Rev. Al Trotter, Sound/Video Team, Prayer Team, Women in God’s Service, United Methodist Men and everyone who offered their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Most of all, I give thanks to God for people whose spirits were revived! I give...

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April Pastor’s News

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April Pastor’s News

Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! On April 15th-16th, I’m excited to invite y’all to come join us for the Rise Up! Revival Celebration. You’re surely going to be blessed with great food, inspiring praise and worship, and life-giving message from Rev. Gary Williams. I hope and pray that you make every effort to attend and to invite your family and friends to join us for the revival– seeking God to make our hearts and our lives passionate for Jesus! What is a “revival”? Perhaps revival is best described by defining what it is not....

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March Pastor’s News

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March Pastor’s News

Warm Lenten greetings!  On February 14th, America mourns more loss of innocent young lives in another senseless school shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida, claiming 17 lives including students and teachers.  As a father of a middle schooler and a high schooler, my first reaction is “What if my child was one among them?”  As husband of a substitute teacher, I asked this question:  “What if my wife was there on that day?”  It is hard to comprehend what to say about God’s love and grace in the face of such evil. The Bible tells us that the...

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We’re in the News!

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Take a look at our recent video at: BURLINGTON, N.C. — Her beloved youth group graduated and moved on. Haley Henderson is now one of only a handful of people her age at her church. “We don’t have many young adults, [it’s a] can ‘count on one hand’ kind of thing,” said Rev. Jimmy Weaver of Davis Street United Methodist Church. But instead of switching churches, she decided to do something about it in a big way. Henderson took on a huge undertaking in hopes of...

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