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.


Maundy Thursday Worship Service:  April 18th

Join us in the Sanctuary on Thursday, April 18th, at 7:00 p.m. for our Maundy Thursday worship service. Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. Maundy, from the Latin mandatum (commandment), commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles and institutes the Lord’s Supper, Eucharist, or Holy Communion. “Do this in remembrance of me.” Childcare will be available.

Good Friday Service:  April 19th
As we conclude our Lenten journey this year at our Good Friday service on April 19th, we will experience the writings of Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1416) through anthems, hymns, spoken meditations, and prayers in a work entitled Light in Deepest Night. The service will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary with Rev. C. Kay Fuino presiding, and music will be led by the Chancel Choir. Childcare will be available.

Easter Egg Hunt:  April 20th
Come join us on Saturday, April 20th, for an Easter Egg Hunt at Duluth First UMC! It will take place at 10 a.m. and all children from preschool through elementary age are invited to participate. Everyone will meet in the Fellowship Hall before the hunt begins. If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Yokeley by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 38. Come and join the fun as we hunt for eggs together!

Easter Worship Services: April 21st
Sunrise Service:
6:45 a.m. on the Fellowship Terrace

Join us Easter morning at 6:45 a.m. on the Fellowship Terrace for an Easter Sunrise Service as the sun comes up. This service will include singing, prayers and devotion. As the sun shines forth we will carry the light of Christ into the Sanctuary and then gather in the Fellowship Hall for a continental breakfast and fellowship.
The service is casual and you will still have time to return later in your new Easter outfits for the regular Easter morning services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship Service with Communion:
8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

We will celebrate the Risen Christ with songs of joy, Word, and Holy Communion.

Contemporary Worship Service:
11:00 a.m. in Hinton Hall

The worship band, technical team, prayer team and pastor will be energized and ready to join with you in the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Traditional Worship Service:
11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

At the Traditional Worship service, the music will be as glorious as the day deserves with the choir lifting praises to God, ending with our annual Easter acclamation, Handel’s “Hallelujah!” chorus.

Childcare will be available for the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services on Easter morning.

Boy Scout Troop 419 Fundraising Dinner:  April 24th
Boy Scout Troop 419 will provide supper on Wednesday night, April 24th, as part of their annual fundraising efforts. Supper will be served 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hinton Hall. The menu will include tacos and all of the fixings! Money raised at this dinner will go to support community efforts as well as provide funds for the boys’ activities throughout the year.
Mark your calendars now. You don’t want to miss this tasty dinner provided by the Boy Scouts of Troop 419. Tickets, $6 for adults, and $4 for ages 5 and under, will be available at the door the night of the dinner.

Vacation Bible School 2019 is June 17th – 21st:
Registration Is Underway!

Mark your calendars and save the dates for the “Roar” 2019 Vacation Bible School at Duluth First United Methodist Church, being held Monday, June 17th through Friday, June 21st. Registration is underway! Vacation Bible School, held from 9 a.m. to noon each day, is for kids ages pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. The cost is $30 per child with a maximum of $70 per family.

All participant registration forms, as well as volunteer forms for “Roar” Vacation Bible School, are available by clicking on Vacation Bible School Online Registration. For more information, please contact Leslie Yokeley, Director of Children’s Ministries, by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 138.