Families & Fellowship

Support for families is an important ministry at Duluth First United Methodist Church.  Parenting classes with childcare provided offer help and support to families.  Activities for the family to do together are also a part of the church calendar.

A variety of events are offered for Christian fellowship for all ages – singles, couples and families.  Movie night, dinners, Trunk or Treat, and Christmas Caroling are just a few examples of the fellowship events at Duluth First United Methodist Church.


UPCOMING FAMILIES & FELLOWSHIP EVENTS


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: October 23rd
The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hinton Hall of the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.


The menu for October 23rd is chicken parmesan, pasta, zucchini, English peas, garlic bread, and dessert. For the kids - pizza. We also offer a salad bar special - for only $4 you can enjoy a fully stocked salad bar, a baked potato/sweet potato, dessert and drink.

Prices are: adults - $7; seniors (age 60 and up) - $6; children ages 11 years and under $4; children under 2 years eat for free; no family (immediate family members only) pays more than $19.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: October 30th
The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hinton Hall of the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.


October 30th is Taco Night. The menu is choice of chicken or beef on a flour tortilla, yellow rice, choice of black beans or refried beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salso, chips, guacamole, and dessert. For the kids - the same. We also offer a salad bar special - for only $4 you can enjoy a fully stocked salad bar, a baked potato/sweet potato, dessert and drink.

Prices are: adults - $7; seniors (age 60 and up) - $6; children ages 11 years and under $4; children under 2 years eat for free; no family (immediate family members only) pays more than $19.


Trunk-or-Treat:  October 31st
Halloween is coming! Get your trunk ready for giving out Halloween treats! Join us on Thursday, October 31st, for Trunk-or-Treat, a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience at the church from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the front parking lot.  This year there is a competition between the Sunday school classes. A trophy will be awarded to the best trunk. Everyone that provides a trunk receives a thank you gift.
 
Bring your friends and family to our Trunk-or-Treat event. Come in costume, park your car, and pop the trunk! Set-up time begins at 4:30 p.m. and trick-or-treating begins at 5:00 p.m. Share a trunk load of goodies with your friends and neighbors, or just join in the fun as a trick-or-treater! A hot dog supper will be offered in the Fellowship Hall, and donations will be accepted.
 
Whatever you do, make sure you join us on Halloween for this fun filled, family-friendly event! This is a great way to reach out to the community. Come be a part of the fellowship and check out the amazing trunks and costumes.
 
For additional information, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org or call 770-476- 3776, ext. 128.


Youth Fall Retreat:  November 8th - 10th

Registration is now open for the Youth Fall Retreat, being held this year on November 8th -10th at Camp Westminster in Conyers, GA.  The Fall Retreat is open to all students in 6th - 12th grades.  We will have some great worship, relevant messages, some big games, and a lot of fun.  Registration forms are available outside of the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”) located on the 1st floor of the church or for download by clicking on Youth Fall Retreat Registration Form.


The registration form and $150 per student are due by Sunday, October 13th. For more information, please contact Rev. David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries, by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org.


“Bundle Up for Buffalo” Fundraiser: November 10th

The time is quickly approaching for the annual “Bundle Up for Buffalo” fundraiser! It will be held Sunday, November 10th, before and after the 11:00 worship services, but NOT during them! The fundraiser in Fellowship Hall will feature goodies of all kinds—edibles, quilts, blankets, mug mats, soup cozies, tree skirts, and more. There will be perfect hostess gifts and stocking stuffers too.


This annual fundraiser is the only one that helps to heat our Mission’s “sister church”, Seneca Street United Methodist Church in Buffalo, NY. The winter heating bill for the church will be $6500-7000, so every dollar donated helps to keep the heat on in the church for all the children arriving after school on those cold winter days. They will get a snack, and guidance to finish their homework each night.


This program, as well as the Reading Camp and others, has encouraged the children in this neighborhood to finish high school, and even enter college. Our first college student who had participated in a past Reading Camp graduated last May, and we are encouraging others to follow in her footsteps.


If you are interested in donating handmade crafts, pre-wrapped food items, or volunteering your time to set-up on Saturday, November 9th, or take down on November 10th, please contact Beth Intondi by e-mail at beth.intondi@outlook.com or call 678-714-1381. This is a true gift of LOVE that Duluth First UMC has given for many years, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


Advent Adventure: December 1st

Begin the Advent season with an afternoon of crafts, games, and preparation for the season. Join the celebration in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 1st, at 4:00 p.m.


If you would like to make an Advent wreath, please register by Sunday, November 17th.  The cost is $20.  Other crafts and activities are available at no charge.  Please register with our receptionist, Tracy Brinker, by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or by calling the church at 770-476-3776.