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"Coffee with Jesus" Adult Bible Study: Begins October 10th

Wednesday evenings; 6-7 pm in rooms F-145/146

What would it be like to have coffee with Jesus? How would that conversation go? What would you ask?

Coffee with Jesus is a study based on a comic strip of the same name. In the comic strip you will meet several characters who honestly engage with Jesus about their successes and failures, wants and needs, effectively showing what conversation with God – or prayer – might look like.

The class begins Wednesday, October 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in F-145. To register, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org. The cost of $20 includes the textbook.


Come Join the Crossroads Sunday School Class

Sunday mornings; 9:30 & 11 am in room E-132

Come join the Crossroads Sunday School Class—now with two opportunities for faith, fellowship and family! The Crossroads Sunday School Class is a welcoming group, generally in their 20’s-40’s, mostly with younger children, but all are welcome. Our focus is growing in our faith, sharing time together as a family, and encouraging one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. We will be using various studies to broaden our understanding of the Bible and how it relates to our everyday life.

We have two meeting times—9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., with a shared time of prayer and fellowship (and often donuts) in between. Both classes will be using the same material so if you can’t make it to one class, feel free to join the other on any Sunday. The Crossroads Sunday School Class meets in room E-132, located immediately behind the Sanctuary, next to the Gathering Room. Great childcare and learning opportunities are available for kids throughout these times. If you have any questions, please e-mail crossroadsclass11@gmail.com or call/text Bryan Taylor at 770-826-9582. Please come and join one of our classes as we start an exciting new chapter for this expanding class!


“Disciple Fast Track: Into the Word, Into the World” Begins September 9th

Begins Sunday, September 9th

Join Rev. C. Kay Fuino as we begin the next session of Disciple Fast Track with Into the Word, Into the World in September. This study will immerse you in the books of Genesis and Exodus for 12 weeks in the fall and the books of Luke and Acts for 12 weeks in the spring.

Into the Word helps deepen an understanding of Scripture and make connections between what you already know and what you are reading. Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are and how you can engage those disciplines. The first discipline varies from week to week, and then moves into Sabbath and prayer. In every session, you commit to how you respond to Scripture in terms of ministry in the world.

Into the Word identifies some needs in the world for which ministry is needed and suggests possible responses, then invites you to summarize the scripture message that will shape your ministry and to decide what response and commitment to make to that message. Each week you will be guided in experiencing the gift of Sabbath rest and renewal.

The class will meet on Sunday evenings beginning on September 9th from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in rooms F-205/206, located on the 2nd floor of the Family Life Center. Disciple Fast Track is designed for those with busy lives and the reading is very manageable for each day. Class members share what they have learned, watch a short video and are led through the weekly readings. Please join us even if you have had taken Disciple in the past, as it is a wonderful way to renew your studies.

The cost of the book for Genesis-Exodus is $15 and may be paid by cash or check made out to the church. Please call the church at 770-476-3776 and reserve your space in the class with our receptionist Tracy Brinker. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117.


“12 More Women of the Bible” Thursday Morning Ladies’ Bible Study Begins September 6th

Thursday mornings; 10 a.m. in rooms F-147/148

The Thursday morning ladies’ Bible study, 12 More Women of the Bible, began on September 6th at 10 a.m. in rooms F-147/148, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. In this twelve-session study, you will look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve women in the Bible and what they mean for you today. You will look at these women’s successes and failures, see how they drew near to God in the midst of trials, and learn how they overcame rejection and disappointment. Their stories will inspire you to persevere through difficult times and find joy in the hope that Jesus has provided.

You’ll study the lives of:

  • Proverbs 31 Woman: How Not to Do It All;
  • Deborah: Fight Like a Girl;
  • Shulamite Woman: We Had God at Hello;
  • Ruth: Staying Focused in a World of Distractions;
  • Puah and Shiphrah: How to Fight Your Fears;
  • Esther: Letting God Be in Control;
  • Priscilla: Living a Life of Blessed Ordinary;
  • Mary and Martha: Finding Life in Death
  • Bent Woman: We’ve Got God’s Complete Attention;
  • Woman with the Issue of Blood: When Persistence Pays Off;
  • Elizabeth: How to Win the Waiting Game;
  • Anna: How to Live a Life Devoted to God.
  • This is a twelve-week class and each session stands alone. Books will be available at the first class for $15. Please contact Fran Hearn-McGee by e-mail at dr_fran@bellsouth.net or call 678-773-5107 to register for this study or if you have any questions.


    “Parenting the Love and Logic Way” Class

    Wednesdays through December 5th

    Duluth First UMC is excited to be offering the class Parenting the Love and Logic Way on Wednesday evenings through December 5th, from 6 to 7 p.m. in rooms E-134/136. Designed for parents of preschool and elementary age children, this class helps you navigate the daily challenges of being a parent. Rev. Lynne Smith of North Georgia Family Counseling Centers is the facilitator. The wellbeing of families is her primary focus.

    For more information, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart. by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 128.


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