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Sunday, September 24th;

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost;

9:30 a.m.

  • Rev. David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries
  • Message: "At the End of the Rope"
  • Scripture: Philippians 1:21-30 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Our contemporary worship service, held in Hinton Hall in the Family Life Center, allows people of all ages to experience worship and meaningful teaching in a personal, relevant format. Music in our contemporary service, led by a dynamic praise team comprised of vocalists and instrumentalists, is praise-and-worship oriented, featuring a blend of contemporary and traditional music. Multimedia presentations are used to enhance the worship experience. The service is held in an intimate, family setting with a typical length of 1 hour.

    Come as you are. You'll find all kinds of folks at Duluth First United Methodist Church, and a broad range of attire from moderately dressy to completely casual. All are welcome.

    After the contemporary worship service, join one of our 11:00 a.m. Sunday School classes for further discussion and enriched fellowship.

    Children, newborn through two years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. worship services.


    Traditional Worship Services: September 24th

    In the Sanctuary

    Sunday, September 24th;

    Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost;

    9:30 & 11:00 a.m.

  • Re. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Message: Passing on Judging"
  • Scripture: Romans 14:1-12 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Our traditional services, held in the Sanctuary, are for those who enjoy a structured service and traditional hymns. Worship music is led by our uplifting Chancel Choir, as well as other instrumentalists, soloists and ensembles. The services are held in an intimate, family setting with a typical length of 1 hour.

    After the 9:30 a.m. service or before the 11:00 a.m. service join one of our Sunday School classes for further discussion and enriched fellowship.

    Children, newborn through two years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. worship services.


    L.I.F.E. (Living in Faith Everday) Children's Worship Service: September 24th

    In the Youth Center

    Children ages Kindergarten through 3rd grade, are invited to attend the L.I.F.E. (Living in Faith Everyday) Worship Service where they sing, partake in monthly communion, and have fun while learning about God’s love for everyone. L.I.F.E. meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”), located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. This is a great time to get together with your friends of Duluth First UMC and experience a worship service that is kid friendly.

    If you have any questions or would like to be a part of this ministry of the church, please contact Leslie Yokeley, Director of Children’s Ministries, by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 138.


    "Blessing of the Animals" Service: October 15th

    Sunday, October 15th; 3 pm, Fellowship Terrace

    Bring your pets to the annual "Blessing of the Animals" service on Sunday, October 15th. This service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on the Fellowship Terrace, located in front of the Fellowship Hall. In case of rain the service will be held under the back portico entrance of the Family Life Center.

    Blessing of the Animals witnesses to God’s and the Church’s love, care and concern for creation. St. Francis of Assisi, the author of the hymn All Creatures of Our God and King was an important person in reminding us of honoring all of God’s creation. October 4th is the Feast Day of St. Francis and Blessing of the Animals is often celebrated on the Sunday nearest that day.


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