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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.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:

November 14th

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 November 14th is beef tips, rice, broccoli cheese casserole, English peas, 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. You can now pay for your dinner(s) with a credit card or debit card.

Hope for the Holidays – A Candle Lighting Service of Remembrance: November 19th

Make plans to join us for Hope for the Holidays - A Candle Lighting Service of Remembrance, on Monday, November 19th, with services at noon and 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Join us for a program of reflection followed by candle lighting in memory of your loved one(s).

We understand the holiday season may be a challenge for individuals and families who have lost someone special. Duluth First UMC has established a meaningful time for people to come together…to reflect, to remember and to honor those lives that have meant so much.

United Methodist Women’s Christmas Brunch - “Why Me, Lord?”: December 8th

The United Methodist Women (UMW) of Duluth First United Methodist Church will present their annual Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 8th, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The program will examine the birth of Jesus from the perspective of Mary, Joseph, and a shepherd.

  • Mary- “It all started that night when an angel showed up…”
  • Joseph – “Why did this happen to me…”
  • Shepherd – “It was a cold night, the coldest night of the year…”
  • The women of our church (of all ages) and their guests are invited to our annual Christmas Brunch. Enjoy Christmas piano music as you arrive and Christmas carols to sing. Dr. David Daniel and company will provide more beautiful Christmas music throughout the program. Hear the amazing Christmas story as it unfolds through the eyes of those closest to the event. A delicious brunch and holiday treats will be served. We only ask for a $5 donation to help with the cost of food. Girls under the age of 10 are free.

    Our love offering will be given to Fugees Family, an organization which helps child survivors of war rebuild their lives, one step at a time, by giving them the structure and support they need through soccer and academics. Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant, first started coaching soccer teams and then established Fugees Academy for 6th through 12th graders. The 86 students in Fugees Academy come from many different countries, and the Academy is housed in Clarkston United Methodist Church.

    The school’s curriculum is tailored to the refugees’ unique needs, packing a normal K-8th grade education into 3 years of middle school. The 6th grade is the critical “catch up” year of transition, moving the child from functional illiteracy to a solid foundation of language skills upon which to build. The goal is to delve deep into a subject to promote comprehension. Graduating seniors who have gone through the program have gone on to college. Luma Mufleh and the teachers also support the families and make home visits to extend their compassion and love to all. Please help us support this amazing program.

    Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon:

    December 11th

    The Senior Fellowship will meet for its monthly program and luncheon on Tuesday, December 11th, 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.

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