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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 FELLOWSHIP EVENTS

The Roadrunners to Visit the Biblical History Center in LaGrange: September 18th

The Roadrunners are planning an exciting trip to the Biblical History Center in LaGrange on Tuesday, September 18th. The Biblical History Center, also known as the Antiquity Center, is an interactive museum of daily life in Biblical times with full-scale archaeological replicas from antiquity. We are scheduled for the Ancient Reconstructions tour at 10 a.m., the Biblical meal at 11:30 a.m., and a tour of the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery at 1:00 p.m. This is a special experience that will show us what it might have been like to live in Jesus’s time.

The Roadrunners will leave the church’s front parking lot at 8:00 a.m. on September 18th and return to the church by 5:00 p.m. The cost of the trip, which includes the meal, is $39 per person. Please make your reservation and payment for this trip at the Senior Fellowship gathering on Tuesday, September 11th. Please contact Katherine Posey by e-mail at kposey1964@bellsouth.net or call 770-232-1637 if you have any questions.

The Roadrunners are looking for anyone interested in driving the church buses on any upcoming Roadrunners trips. If interested, please call the church office at 770-476-3776.

Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

September 19th

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 September 19th is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, fried okra, rolls, and dessert. For the kids - hamburgers and fries. 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. You can now pay for your dinner(s) with a credit card or debit card.

Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: September 26th

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 September 26th is bone-in pork chops with gravy, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, collard greens, cornbread, and dessert. For the kids - corn dogs and fries. 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. You can now pay for your dinner(s) with a credit card or debit card.

36th Annual Duluth Fall Festival:

September 29th & 30th

Mark your calendars and save the dates for the 36th Annual Duluth Fall Festival being held Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th. Duluth First United Methodist Church and its congregation take an active roll in the Fall Festival each year.

The Fall Festival kicks off on September 29th with a parade through downtown beginning at 10 a.m. Our Youth Group will have a funnel cake booth at the festival both days to raise and awareness for the Missions Ministry. The Barnes Sunday School Class is once again selling used books both days of the festival, with all proceeds going towards missions, community outreach and church programs.

On September 30th the tradition of the Duluth Fall Festival 5K Race continues as the Duluth 5K Donut Dash. The race starts at 8 a.m. and finishes in downtown Duluth on Hill Street. The race attracts both the serious competitive racer and the occasional runner/walker, and provides an opportunity for participants of all ages to help this year’s race beneficiary, The United Methodist Children’s Home, foster children in our community while participating in a fun event. For additional information about The United Methodist Children’s Home, please visit their website at www.umchildrenshome.org. To sign up for the Duluth Donut Dash, please go to www.duluthdonutdash5k.org.

Join us for Worship on the Town Green on September 30th with a community worship service beginning at 10 a.m. at the Duluth Town Green. Our Contemporary Worship Praise Team will be leading the worship music, and Rev. Terry Tippens and Rev. David Burchett will be leading the worship service.

PLEASE NOTE: On September 30th, our Contemporary Worship Service will take place at Duluth Town Green for Duluth Fall Festival with Rev. Terry Tippens preaching. Our 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship service will not meet on that day, and our 11:00 a.m. service will meet in the Sanctuary with Rev. C. Kay Fuino preaching. Sunday school classes for children and youth will not be held on September 30th.

For additional information about the Duluth Fall Festival, please visit www.duluthfallfestival.org.

Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: October 3rd

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 3rd is fried catfish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, corn-on-the-cob, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. For the kids – macaroni and cheese. 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. You can now pay for your dinner(s) with a credit card or debit card.

2nd Annual “Cars for Campouts” Classic Car Show and Cruise-In: October 6th

Boy Scout Troop 419 is hosting its 2nd Annual “Cars for Campouts” Classic Car Show and Cruise-In on Saturday, October 6th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. This annual fundraising event, presented by IC Racing Corp, will be held in the Duluth First UMC parking lot for all you car buffs. Proceeds will help Troop 419 fund improving its operations, making Scouting more affordable and fun for all boys.

Come join the excitement! The event is free for spectators. There will be over 50 trophies and awards for participants, including the coveted ‘Pastor’s Choice’ award! Food and drinks will be available.

Do you have a car or motorcycle you would like to enter and show off? Go to the website https://www.bsatroop419.org/node/4109 to download a copy of the registration form. This show is for hot rods, muscle cars, classic drivers, modifieds, motorcycles, one-offs and racecars - bring them all!

Would you, your company or organization like to be involved with this event? We are looking for partners! If you have any other questions, please send an e-mail to carshow@troop419.com, or call Mike Ringham at 770-815-4206.

“Blessing of the Animals” Service:

October 7th

Bring your pets to the annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 7th. 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.

Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon:

October 9th

The Senior Fellowship will meet for its monthly program and luncheon on Tuesday, October 9th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great way for senior adults to come together for food, fun and fellowship.

The meeting begins at 11 a.m. and the program starts at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is $3 per person and begins at noon. All senior adults are welcome to attend the program or the lunch or both. For more information, please contact Sarah Shafer at 770-277-4695.

Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

October 10th

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 10th is BBQ chicken, rice pilaf, roasted brussel sprouts, green beans, rolls, 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. You can now pay for your dinner(s) with a credit card or debit card.

Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

October 17th

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 17th is tacos – with a choice of chicken and beef on flour tortillas, yellow rice, choice of refried or black beans, lettuce, tomato, salsa, 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. You can now pay for your dinner(s) with a credit card or debit card.

Trunk or Treat: October 31st

Wednesday, October 31st

5 to 6:30 p.m.

It’s time to start thinking about how you’ll decorate your trunk!

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