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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.


“The Tale of the Three Trees” Children’s Musical: April 30th

Based upon an American folk tale, The Tale of the Three Trees children’s musical tells the story of Jesus' life in a timeless way. Come join us and experience the Easter message as taught by our children. The musical will be performed on Sunday, April 30th, at 9:30 in the Grand Hall as part of the morning's Contemporary Worship service

Baby Recognition Sunday: May 7th

Baby Recognition Sunday at Duluth First UMC will be held on Sunday, May 7th. The United Methodist Women (UMW) will welcome and recognize all new babies born to our church family during the past year. If your family (immediate or extended) has welcomed a new addition between March 2016 and March 2017, please click on Baby Recognition 2017 Form, download the form, complete it and returning it to the church by April 30th. Please provide complete information so that invitations may be sent to the parents. All babies will be honored and welcomed at the 11:00 Traditional Worship service. A luncheon will follow for the babies and their families. A donation to missions may be made in honor of a specific baby or in honor of all new babies collectively.

This time of recognition is open to all our church family and parents do not have to be members of our congregation. Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto me..” We want to echo that invitation. The JAM (Jesus Among Mommies) Circle sponsors this special ceremony along with the entire UMW unit. All babies signed up will be honored, and a donation is not required. Please complete the form below and put it in the Baby Box in the Gathering Room, in the Grand Hall or in the collection plate on Sunday mornings. The final day to submit names is Sunday, April 30th. Please contact Jennifer Taylor by e-mail at jenniferdtaylor17@gmail.com for additional information.

Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon:

May 9th

The Senior Fellowship will meet for its monthly program and luncheon on Tuesday, May 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 program will feature music by the Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten kids.

The meeting begins at 11 a.m. and the program starts at 11:15 a.m. All senior adults are welcome to attend the program or the lunch or both. For more information, please contact Nettie McCauley by e-mail at nettie.mccauley@gmail.com or call 678-576-9218.

Graduate Recognition Sunday:

May 21st

Make plans to join us on Sunday, May 21st, at the 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship service as the congregation of Duluth First United Methodist Church recognizes those students who will be graduating from high school, college, or trade school. We will also be recognizing the graduates from our church’s Christian Beginnings Kindergarten program.

If you have a son or daughter graduating from high school/college/trade school this year, or you yourself will be graduating, please submit a headshot photo to Robin Parr, Director of Youth Ministries via e-mail at rparr@duluthumc.org. Please include the graduate’s name, from where they are graduating, and their future plans. These will be in compiled into an insert on May 21st. All photos and information must be electronically submitted by Sunday, May 7th.

Vacation Bible School 2017:

June 19th – 23rd

Mark your calendars and save the dates for the “Maker Fun Factory” 2017 Vacation Bible School at Duluth First United Methodist Church, being held Monday, June 19th, through Friday, June 23rd. 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.

Registration forms, as well as opportunities to sign up to be a volunteer at “Maker Fun Factory” Vacation Bible School, will be available at the Information Centers and available for download by clicking on VBS Participant Registration Forms or VBS Volunteer Registration Forms beginning Sunday, March 19th. 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.

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