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Caregivers United Support Group: September 24th

Sunday afternoons; 2-4 pm, room B-113

The responsibility of providing round-the-clock care for a loved one is often an all-consuming job. Caregivers United Support Group was created for caregivers needing an outlet to share their challenges, struggles and successes as well as exchange practical information and resources. This support group is a place to connect with other caregivers and find encouragement and support! We invite all caregivers to join us on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. in room B-113.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: September 27th

Wednesday, September 27th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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.


GriefShare Support Group: Meets Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday evenings; 6:30 - 8:30 pm in room F-151

GriefShare Support Group, a weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them, is a 13-week session that includes video discussion and group discussion. GriefShare, which begins a new series of sessions on Wednesday, August 23rd, meets at 6:30 p.m. in room F-151, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. You are given a workbook for journaling, note taking and grief study.

You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any session you missed in our next 13-week cycle. Please visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org for more information or contact Brenda Bridges at 770-476-5126 or Sue French at 770-476-9106.


Hope…. The Next Step Support Group : Meets Wednesday Evenings

Wednesday evenings; 6:30 - 8:30 pm in room F-150

The thirteen-week GriefShare class, with video/workbook, provides the tools and instruction on how to move forward in your life while you are grieving a recent loss. The new support group, The Next Step, moves beyond the learning aspect and focuses on the emotional support and encouragement to use those learned tools in a long-term manner. Both the GriefShare class and The Next Step support group will be led by two Stephen Minister co-facilitators. Suggestions for The Next Step are completion of two or three GriefShare class sessions and 2+ years after an experienced loss.

The Next Step will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room F-150, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. For more information on the support group, please contact Sandra Town at 404-735-3752 or by e-mail at sandy_10_30@earthlink.net, or Dana Thielmann at 678-641-7863, or the church office at 770-476-3776.


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

Saturday, September 30th, and Sunday, 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. 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

Sunday, October 1st; 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

Wednesday, October 4th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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

Saturday, 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

Tuesday, October 10th; 11 am to 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall

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

Wednesday, October 11th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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.


Registration is open to our Youth Group’s Fall Retreat. Our students and adults will be going to Camp Westminster on Friday, October 13th, through Sunday, October 15th, for a weekend of worship, fun, growing closer to each other and Christ. The cost is $150 per student. Registration forms are available outside of the Youth Center (“The FishTank”), and online by clicking on Youth Group Fall Retreat 2017 Registration Form. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, September 27th.

If you have any questions please contact David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries, by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 119.


"Blessing of the Animals" Service: October 15th

Sunday, October 15th; 3 pm, Fellowship Terrace

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

Wednesday, October 18th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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

Wednesday, October 25th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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

Tuesday, October 31st; 5 to 7 pm, church front parking lot

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.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: November 1st

Wednesday, November 1st; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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 November 1st includes turkey and dressing with gravy, sweet potato casserole, broccoli, cranberry sauce, 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.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: November 8th

Wednesday, November 8th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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 November 8th includes pork chops, au gratin potatoes, green beans, cooked cabbage, biscuits, and dessert. For the kids – hot 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.


Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon: November 14th

Tuesday, November 14th; 11 am to 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall

The Senior Fellowship will meet for its monthly program and luncheon on Tuesday, November 14th, 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 Marvin Myers who will speak about the Georgia Vietnam Veteran Project

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: November 15th

Wednesday, November 15th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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 November 15th includes chicken parmesan with pasta, zucchini, peas, garlic bread, and dessert. For the kids – chicken tenders 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.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: November 29th

Wednesday, November 29th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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 November 29th includes salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, butter peas, turnip greens, biscuits, and dessert. For the kids – grilled cheese 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 - Taco Night: December 6th

Wednesday, December 6th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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.

Wednesday, December 6th, is Taco Night. The menu includes seasoned beef or chicken, yellow rice, choice of black beans or refried beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, 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.


Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon: December 12th

Tuesday, December 12th; 11 am to 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall

The Senior Fellowship will meet for its monthly program and luncheon on Tuesday, December 12th, 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 a Christmas music sing-along led by Dr. David Daniel, Minister of Music & Worship Arts, and Rev. Beth Brown Shugart, Associate Pastor.

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: December 13th

Wednesday, December 13th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

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 December 13th includes chicken fried chicken with gravy, macaroni and cheese, fried okra, field peas, cornbread, 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.


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