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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

Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

September 27th

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 in the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.

The menu for September 27th includes Chicken Coq au Vin (chicken with mushroom sauce), noodles, broccoli, peas, 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.

35th Annual Duluth Fall Festival: September 30th & October 1st

Mark your calendars and save the dates for the 35th Annual Duluth Fall Festival being held Saturday, September 30th, and Sunday, October 1st. 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 30th with a parade through downtown beginning at 10 a.m. Keep an eye out for our Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten kids and teachers as they walk in this year’s parade. 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 October 1st 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 DuluthDonut Dash, please go to www.duluthdonutdash5k.org.

Join us for “Worship on the Town Green” on October 1st with a community worship service beginning at 10 a.m. at the Duluth Town Green. Our Youth Group’s Praise Band and Youth Choir will be leading the worship music, and Rev. Terry Tippens and David Burchett will be leading the worship service.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • On October 1st, our Contemporary Worship Service will take place at Duluth Town Green for Duluth Fall Festival with Rev. Terry Tippens preaching.
  • Our Traditional Worship services will be combined into a single service at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary with Rev. C. Kay Fuino preaching. World Communion Sunday will be celebrated.
  • During the 9:30 hour Adult Sunday School classes are invited to attend an All-Together Sunday School time in the Fellowship Hall.
  • L.I.F.E. Children’s worship and Children’s Sunday school will not meet on October 1st.
  • For additional information about the Duluth Fall Festival, please visit www.duluthfallfestival.org.

    All-Together Sunday School for Adults:

    October 1st at 9:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall

    Join us for All-Together Sunday School for adults on October 1st at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Rev. C. Kay Fuino will discuss “What The First Couple in the Bible, Adam and Eve, Teach Us About Marriage”. The first four chapters of the Bible tell us so much about this couple and their children. We seldom think about their lives as a married couple, or even parents because we focus on their acts of disobedience. If you would like to do a little preparation read their story beginning with Genesis 1:1-4:25 and thinking about the examples you see of living in partnership.

    Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

    October 4th

    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 in the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.

    The menu for October 4th includes beef tips, rice, fried okra, green beans, rolls, and dessert. For the kids – hamburgers and chips. 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.

    “Cars for Campouts” Classic Cruise-In and Car Show: October 7th

    Boy Scout Troop 419 is putting on its inaugural “Cars for Campouts” Classic Cruise-In and Car Show on Saturday, October 7th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. This new, annual fundraising event 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 lots of awards and prizes for participants, including the coveted ‘Pastor’s Choice’ award! Food and drinks will be available.

    Do you have a car 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. 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 carsforcampouts@troop419.com, or call Mike Ringham at 770-815-4206.

    Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon:

    October 10th

    The Senior Fellowship will meet for its monthly program and luncheon on Tuesday, October 10th, 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 guest speaker Pam Garrett, Medical Services Practice Specialist at Gwinnett Medical Center.

    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.

    Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

    October 11th

    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 in the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.

    The menu for October 11th includes sweet and sour chicken, rice, spring rolls, carrots, rolls, and dessert. For the kids – grilled cheese and chips. 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.

    Blessing of the Animals Service:

    October 15th

    Bring your pets to the annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 15th. 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.

    Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

    October 18th

    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 in the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.

    The menu for October 18th includes BBQ chicken, macaroni and cheese, turnip greens, yellow squash, cornbread, and dessert. For the kids – chicken tenders 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.

    Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

    October 25th

    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 in the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.

    The menu for October 25th includes roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, roasted cauliflower with cheese sauce, 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.

    “Trunk-or-Treat” Event:

    October 31st

    Halloween is coming! Get your trunk ready for giving out Halloween treats! Join us on Tuesday, October 31st, for Trunk-or-Treat, a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. in the front parking lot.

    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. 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 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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