Dunwoody United Methodist Chr

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  • 1548 Mount Vernon Rd

    Dunwoody, GA 30338

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  • 770-394-0675

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Sun 9am-10am, Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

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I couldn't imagine a more perfect place to call home. After visiting the Church for the first time, my wife and I both felt this is the kind of Church we could happily spend the rest of our lives attending.

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I couldn't imagine a more perfect place to call home. After visiting the Church for the first time, my wife and I both felt this is the kind of Church we could happily spend the rest of our lives attending.

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I grew up attending DUMC and it has always been a home to me. After I graduated college and moved home, I immediately became an active member again. There are so many opportunities to volunteer and worship. Even though I grew up in the

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I grew up attending DUMC and it has always been a home to me. After I graduated college and moved home, I immediately became an active member again. There are so many opportunities to volunteer and worship. Even though I grew up in the

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Dunwoody United Methodist Church is a great church home for our family. My wife and I have two children ages 11 and 10. We've been attending the church for a dozen years and have experienced God's love at every turn. We are thrilled

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Dunwoody United Methodist Church is a great church home for our family. My wife and I have two children ages 11 and 10. We've been attending the church for a dozen years and have experienced God's love at every turn. We are thrilled

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I've been attending this church for 10+ years. The church is a great size and offers programs for everyone in our entire family. They offer everything from sports and leisure programs to fabulous Sunday School Classes for all ages to

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I've been attending this church for 10+ years. The church is a great size and offers programs for everyone in our entire family. They offer everything from sports and leisure programs to fabulous Sunday School Classes for all ages to

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I've been attending the Dunwoody Methodist Church for a little over a year. I've attended there regularly in the hope of understanding more about the heart of God.

Recently I met with Pastor Zach Martin about some struggles I'm having. Primarily I wanted him to help me understand what the heart of God is. I shared with him a few personal stories from my past. He seemed, on the surface, compassionate and caring. At the end of our meeting he told me he would like a couple of days to think about our conversation and he would get back to me.

Today he called me to let me know that I was not welcomed in their church. He told me that the struggles I'm handling with are too much for their church to handle. Apparently offering prayer and counseling about understanding who God is would be too much of a burden for them. At first he talked in circles saying things like, "Our church may not he the best fit for you". This confused me because I've been coming there for over a year and I felt comfortable there, or so I thought.

He also told me that if the congregation knew I was gay they would not be comfortable even sitting in the same room as me to share a Bible lesson with me. I asked if the people who attended the church were really that narrow minded and he said there are many who would have a hard time around people like me. He kept talking out of both sides of his mouth at first by saying I was welcome there, but I wasn't as well. It fell on me to make him say what he really meant with some very pointed questions.

He suggested that I attend another church on the other side of town. I asked him why I would want to do that when this church has been the one I've been attending for over a year. He felt that I may be more comfortable in a church that serves a smaller community. I didn't know what that was suppose to mean so he said that perhaps I would be more comfortable "with my own kind". That was insulting. It made me sound like I wasn't human. I also brought to his attention that there are no people of color in the church as well. I asked him if they preferred a white, straight only church. His answer was, "That's how things are". That comment really threw me.

He suggested that if I were to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" I would be welcome. I said to him, "I'm welcome there as long as I sit in the back and stay in the shadows"? He said that their church was not open to people like me and the congregation would be uncomfortable around me. I told him that I don't normally discuss the intimate details of my life with people. His reply to me was, "You told me". I said, "Of course I told you things about myself, you're my Pastor and I came to you for counseling".

I asked him if this is how the congregation feels have they ever challenged the church to have the heart of God. I went on to tell him that if this is how the leadership teaches the love, compassion and forgiveness of God he's failing. When I asked him to tell me, yes or no, was I not welcomed there he finally found enough courage to be a man and say what he really thought and he said, "Yes, you are not welcomed here".

If this is a church that claims to teach the heart of God I can tell you it's not there. What did Jesus say to the Pharisees, "You are like whited sepulchers, all clean and fair without, but within full of dead mens bones and all corruption".

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I've been attending the Dunwoody Methodist Church for a little over a year. I've attended there regularly in the hope of understanding more about the heart of God.

Recently I met with Pastor Zach Martin about some struggles I'm having. Primarily I wanted him to help me understand what the heart of God is. I shared with him a few personal stories from my past. He seemed, on the surface, compassionate and caring. At the end of our meeting he told me he would like a couple of days to think about our conversation and he would get back to me.

Today he called me to let me know that I was not welcomed in their church. He told me that the struggles I'm handling with are too much for their church to handle. Apparently offering prayer and counseling about understanding who God is would be too much of a burden for them. At first he talked in circles saying things like, "Our church may not he the best fit for you". This confused me because I've been coming there for over a year and I felt comfortable there, or so I thought.

He also told me that if the congregation knew I was gay they would not be comfortable even sitting in the same room as me to share a Bible lesson with me. I asked if the people who attended the church were really that narrow minded and he said there are many who would have a hard time around people like me. He kept talking out of both sides of his mouth at first by saying I was welcome there, but I wasn't as well. It fell on me to make him say what he really meant with some very pointed questions.

He suggested that I attend another church on the other side of town. I asked him why I would want to do that when this church has been the one I've been attending for over a year. He felt that I may be more comfortable in a church that serves a smaller community. I didn't know what that was suppose to mean so he said that perhaps I would be more comfortable "with my own kind". That was insulting. It made me sound like I wasn't human. I also brought to his attention that there are no people of color in the church as well. I asked him if they preferred a white, straight only church. His answer was, "That's how things are". That comment really threw me.

He suggested that if I were to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" I would be welcome. I said to him, "I'm welcome there as long as I sit in the back and stay in the shadows"? He said that their church was not open to people like me and the congregation would be uncomfortable around me. I told him that I don't normally discuss the intimate details of my life with people. His reply to me was, "You told me". I said, "Of course I told you things about myself, you're my Pastor and I came to you for counseling".

I asked him if this is how the congregation feels have they ever challenged the church to have the heart of God. I went on to tell him that if this is how the leadership teaches the love, compassion and forgiveness of God he's failing. When I asked him to tell me, yes or no, was I not welcomed there he finally found enough courage to be a man and say what he really thought and he said, "Yes, you are not welcomed here".

If this is a church that claims to teach the heart of God I can tell you it's not there. What did Jesus say to the Pharisees, "You are like whited sepulchers, all clean and fair without, but within full of dead mens bones and all corruption".

Pros: Nice Interior

Cons: The leadership

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This is a large church (with all the programs of a mega-church) with a small neighborhood feel. I can highly recommend it.

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This is a large church (with all the programs of a mega-church) with a small neighborhood feel. I can highly recommend it.

 

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