Posts by keiththedjman

November Pastor’s Post

November Pastor’s Post

“What is God up to?” These are the words from Bishop Ian Douglas at the 2018 Duke Convocation, who challenged us (and congregations) to shift our mindset and our behaviors from “doing the mission of the church” to “joining the mission of God in which the church is privilege to participate.” In a sense, the church must focus on the “mission of God to the community (neighborhood).” Here’s a portion of the 2018 State of the Church Report that was collectively prepared by the Staff-Parish Relations Team and the Pastor. It is my hope and prayer that each of us will to focus on the “mission of God...

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September Pastor’s News

September Pastor’s News

Maturing Stage (What if I surrender completely to Christ?) Warm greetings in the Name of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! I’m excited to share with y’all that Davis Street is launching two new discipleship events this September. First, the 1st Annual Spiritual Retreat will be on Sept. 8th @ Northwest District Park in Siler City. The retreat is open for all ages free of charge. The retreat’s venue offers a picnic shelter, activity center, inside dining hall with a/c, gravel walking loop, multipurpose field and playground. The retreat itself will take place indoor (Northwest Dining Hall)...

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August Pastor’s Newsletter

August Pastor’s Newsletter

July 16, 2018 As Dear Davis Street UMC Family, Warm greetings to all! My family and I arrived here safely in South Africa last night! As many of you are aware, I traveled to Seoul, Korea last July 9th to attend the World Methodist Council Meeting. However, a day after I arrived, I was rushed to the Emergency Room in St. Mary Hospital in Seoul, Korea a day after I arrived due to some consistent pains on my chest. After a series of medical tests including blood work, EKG and urine test, the doctor ruled out any heart problems and I was discharged after 6 hours in the hospital. Praise the Lord!...

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July Pastors Letter

July Pastors Letter

Warm greetings in the Name of our Risen Savior! This month of July, we are celebrating first year of our ministry here @ Davis Street! Praise the Lord! How time flies! It has been one year ago since y’all welcomed us with amazing love and radical hospitality. And it’s now official! The Bishop and the Cabinet reappointed us to serve for another year 2018-2019. Thanks be to God! We are truly humbled and blessed to serve Davis Street! As we continue to move forward, shifting our church towards becoming vital and growing is the work of the Holy Spirit. Only God can bring about change and...

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June Pastors Letter

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 Spirit, God is “shifting” Davis Street from decline and...

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