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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, September 19th; 5-6:30 pm in Hinton Hall

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.

We have some exciting news regarding Wednesday Night Dinners in Hinton Hall! You can now pay for your dinner(s) with a credit card or debit card.


“Book Bunch” Story Time for 3 Year Olds

Wednesday Evenings, 6:15 to 6:45 pm in the church library

Book Bunch, a story time for three year olds, meets in the Family Life Center library on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Each month will have a different theme and activity, so come and join the fun!

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.


Youth Ministry Bible Studies for Middle School and High School Students

Wednesday evenings, 6 to 7 pm in the Youth Center

Weekly Youth Ministry Bible studies for Middle School and High School students are held Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”). Middle School students (grades 6-8) will meet together, and High School students (grades 9-12) will meet together. These studies will be based on issues that our youth face in their everyday lives, and will concentrate on applying Biblical principles to their everyday lives.

For additional information, please contact Rev. David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries, by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org or calling 770-476-3776, ext. 119.


“Parenting the Love and Logic Way” Class: Through December 5th

Wednesday evenings, 6 to 7 pm, rooms E-134/136

Duluth First UMC is excited to be offering the class Parenting the Love and Logic Way on Wednesday evenings through December 5th, from 6 to 7 p.m. in rooms E-134/136. Designed for parents of preschool and elementary age children, this class helps you navigate the daily challenges of being a parent. Rev. Lynne Smith of North Georgia Family Counseling Centers is the facilitator. The wellbeing of families is her primary focus.

For more information, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart. by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 128.


“Parenting Beyond Your Capacity” Study: Through November 7th

Wednesday evenings, 6 to 7 pm, rooms F-153/154

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, a 12-week study on parenting teens, will begin on Wednesday evening, August 15th, from 6 to 7 p.m. in rooms F-153/154, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. The study will be led by Rev. David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries.

You can sign up for this study and reserve your book by contacting David by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org or calling 770-476-3776, ext. 119, or you can sign up at the Wednesday Night Dinner on August 8th. This will be a DVD and discussion driven study based on the book Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by authors Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof.


“Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet” Study

Wednesday evenings; 6 pm in room F-145

Rev. C. Kay Fuino will lead a study of the book Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet by Adam Hamilton. This study of the dramatic life of Moses, a life filled with one challenge after the next. Although Moses resisted God’s calling, by the end of his life he successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses’ life. As Hamilton shares historical information, archeological data and biblical text, you’ll gain a better understanding of Moses’ significance in your life today, and you’ll discover how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness.

The study will begin on Wednesday, August 29th, at 6 p.m. and will meet in room F-145, located on the 1st floor in the Family Life Center. Please call the church at 770-476-3776 and register with our receptionist Tracy Brinker. The cost of the book for the class is $12 and may be paid by cash or check made out the church. Please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino if you have any questions by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776 ext. 117.


GriefShare Support Group Meeting

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 8 pm

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 22nd, will meet Wednesday evenings 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 Meeting

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 8 pm

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, Hope...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 Hope...The Next Step support group will be led by two Stephen Minister co-facilitators. Suggestions for Hope...The Next Step are completion of two or three GriefShare class sessions and 2+ years after an experienced loss.

Hope...The Next Step support group meets on Wednesday evenings 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.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: September 26th

Wednesday, September 26th; 5 to 6:30 pm, 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 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

Saturday, September 29th, & Sunday, September 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 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, and our 11:00 a.m. service will meet 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 September 30th.

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


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: October 3rd

Wednesday, October 3rd; 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 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

Saturday, 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

Sunday, October 7th; 3 pm, Fellowship Terrace

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.


Bereavement Support Group: October 8th

Monday, October 8th; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms F-204/205

The Bereavement Support Group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 8th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms F-204/205, located on the 2nd floor of the Family Life Center. Everyone who has had a loss is welcome to attend. The group is led by Stephen Ministers.

For more information please contact Brenda Bridges at 770-476-5126, or call the church office at 770-476-3776.


Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon: October 9th

Tuesday, October 9th; 11 am to 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall

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

Wednesday, October 10th; 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 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

Wednesday, October 17th; 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 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 pm, church front parking lot

It’s time to start thinking about how you’ll decorate your trunk! Additional information will be made available soon!


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