Duke Memorial is committed to being a community where people of all ages grow in their knowledge and trust of God through Jesus Christ. Our adult ministries allow individuals to connect with God and others through friendship, study, service, and prayer. There’s a place for everyone!
Small groups at Duke Memorial provide opportunities to meet new people, learn about God, and grow as a follower of Jesus. Small groups last for 10-12 weeks, and run during the fall and spring. To get an idea of what our small groups look like, click here to see the list of small groups we had last spring. There are two small groups that will continue to meet throughout the summer:
Wednesday Morning Men’s Group: 7:30-8:30am, every other Wednesday morning in the Soul Cafe (May 22, June 5, June 19…). For more information, contact Sid Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday Morning Psalms Bible Study at JJ Henderson: 10:00-11:30am at the JJ Henderson Housing Center auditorium, 807 S. Duke Street. For more information, contact Reynolds Chapman: email@example.com.
Classes are offered on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour (9:45 – 10:45 a.m.).
Sunday School Opportunities
Summer Lecture Series! This summer we will have a series of lectures in the Bradshaw Room from 9:45-10:45. See our exciting list of topics and speakers below!
June 16, 23, 30: “The Joy of United Methodist Believing” – Bishop Will Willimon, Interim Pastor at Duke Memorial UMC
July 21, July 28, Aug 4: “Music Makes the Heart Sing – An Inside look at our Worship’s Use of ‘Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs’” – Cyril Murphy, Minister of Music at Duke Memorial UMC
Aug 25, Sept. 1, 8: “A Brief Survey of Key Women Leaders in Christianity” – Dr. Sujin Pak, Assistant Research Professor of the History of Christianity at Duke Divinity School
Young Adult Class - This group meets in the Soul Cafe and will have discussion based on Rob Bell’s Nooma video series. They also plan periodic outings and hang-outs. Contact Kevin Portwood to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Door Class – This class meets in the Open Door Classroom (upper level, Administration Building) for Bible study and discussion. It is for single and married middle to senior adults. Video, live teaching, and discussion are used to help participants encounter the Word of God. This class is for anyone who wants to dig deeper into Scripture.
Crosstalk Class- This class meets in the Katie Johnson Room (middle level, Education Building) for conversation about a wide range of subjects. Studies include books, Christian social issues, and Bible study. The class is comprised of single and married adults ages 35 to 65 years-old. This class is for anyone who seeks to talk through the faith questions and issues they wrestle with every day.
Gates/Duke/Logos Class – This class meets in the Minnie P. Gates room (sanctuary level, Sanctuary Building) for Bible study and discussion. The class is made up of older single and married adults. Each week the focus includes a Biblical theme and how to apply Biblical principles to our lives. This class is for anyone who wants to know what God’s Word has to say about how we live our daily lives.
We have a variety of fellowship groups at Duke Memorial.
- Singles - This group is for single adults and has monthly meetings and outings.
- Primetimers -This group meets once a month for speakers and lunch.
- Joy Club -This group of older adults takes monthly day trips.
- Circle 8 – This group of women meets monthly to discuss issues of discipleship and service.
All of us have received gifts for ministry, but it often takes some discernment and journeying with others in community to know what they are and how to use them. Click here to sign up for a small group or workshop, or take the online survey, about how to discover and use your gifts for ministry!
Mission and Witness
For information about our mission opportunities, visit the mission page.
For more information, contact Reynolds Chapman, 919-683-3467, ext. 106