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

Sunday, April 30th; 9:30 am during the Contemporary Worship service

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 Contemporary Worship service.


“Caregivers United” Support for our Caregivers: April 30th

Sunday, April 30th; 2 to 4 pm, room B-113

Duluth First United Methodist Church is implementing an expanded Caregiver Ministry in our community. Many of members of our community neighbors have identified needing a place to talk with other Caregivers to share challenges, successes and to help us feel less alone in the struggle to care for their loved one. People caring for loved ones with debilitating or challenging diseases may feel they need emotional and practical support. We are bringing all caregivers together to share challenges, struggles, and resources and provide support to each other. All people who provide caregiving to someone have a place in this group. It may be caregiving for a spouse, parent, disabled or emotionally challenged child, sibling, friend, etc. We invite each caregiver to bring their valuable experiences and strengths that others may need as well as their challenges to this group. The Caregivers United Support Group can help you and needs your help to be successful.

As we age we find more of us care for someone in our family or community due to health challenges, aging, developmental issues or other special circumstances. In our church our Pastors are very proactive in reaching out to people who need extra support. This is not just the Pastors responsibility. St. Paul said we should bear each other’s burdens. We are called to care for each other every day.

Caregivers United can bring people together who are dealing with the same challenges to share with the group. We meet on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. in room B-113, the Counseling/Stephen Ministry Center. The group shares resources and prayer for each other and bring issues to discuss that the Caregiver can’t discuss anywhere else. Caregivers United is a safe place where each member shares a responsibility for confidentiality and support. If you are interested in participating in this group please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117.


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 return 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. 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 your form 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.


Bereavement Support Group: May 8th

Monday, Mayth; 7 to 8:30 pm in room B-113, the Counseling/Stephen Ministry Center

The Bereavement Support Group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 8th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room B-113, the Counseling/Stephen Ministry 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 the church office at 770-476-3776.


Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon: May 9th

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

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

Sunday, May 21st: 11 am Traditional Worship Service

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

Monday, June 19th, through Friday, June 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 dates are Sunday, March 19, through Sunday, May 14, 2017. VBS T-shirts and CD’s are guaranteed to all who register by Sunday, May 14, 2017.

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


Christian Beginnings "Little Einstein" Summer Camps

June & July 2017; registration ends Tuesday, May 16th

Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten is excited to be offering Little Einstein Summer Camps at Duluth First United Methodist Church during the months of June and July. Little Einstein Camps are available for kids ages 1 thru 1st grade. All preschool age children must be registered for the 2017-2018 Christian Beginnings school year in order to attend.

Little Einstein Camps will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays on the following dates:

  • June Camp: June 5th, 7th, 9th, 26th, 28th and 30th;
  • July Camp: July 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21th, 24th, 26th and 28th.
  • The cost to attend a Little Einstein Camp is:

  • Registration Fee: $30.00 per child;
  • June Camp: $180.00 per child;
  • July Camp: $270.00 per child;
  • Please note that all fees are non-refundable.
  • You must commit to a month or more in order to attend. Space in the camps is limited! To reserve your spot please complete a Little Einstein Camp Registration Form and send the form in with the registration fee to the church by Tuesday, May 16th. You can return your completed form(s) to any Christian Beginnings teacher or the Christian Beginnings office, or mail it to Duluth First UMC Christian Beginnings, P. O. Box 699, Duluth, GA 30096, Attention: Pat Szathmary. Please indicate what month(s) you will be attending. Campers will need to pack a lunch, diapers, etc. Snacks will be provided.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pat Szathmary by e-mail at pszathmary@duluthumc.org.


    “Leap Into Reading” Camp: Begins July 10th

    Registration ends Tuesday, May 16th

    This summer Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten is offering its first reading camp for children ages 5 through 7. Led by Nancy Carpenter, our Kindergarten teacher, Leap Into Reading Camp will focus on the alphabet letters and their sounds, reading strategies, handwriting practice and so much more!

    Leap Into Reading Camp will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on July 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th, 21th, 24th, 26th, and 28th. There is $30 registration fee per child and the cost of the camp is $270 per child. Please note that all fees are non-refundable. Campers will need to bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided.

    Make plans for your child/children to Leap Into Reading this summer; they will be better prepared for school in August if they do. Please complete your Leap Into Reading Camp Registration Form and return it with your registration fee to reserve your spot by Tuesday, May 16th. You can return your completed form(s) to any Christian Beginnings teacher or the Christian Beginnings office, or mail it to Duluth First UMC Christian Beginnings, P. O. Box 699, Duluth, GA 30096, Attention: Pat Szathmary.

    If you have any questions please contact Pat Szathmary by e-mail at pszathmary@duluthumc.org.


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