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Pull Ups for a Party: May 23rd

Wednesday, May 23rd; Youth Center

Due to the rainy weather, the location has been changed for today's Pull Ups for a Party event for kids ages preschool through 5th grade and their parents! The new location is the Youth Center ("The Fish Tank"), located on the first floor of the Family Life Center. Join us from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for indoor games, pizza, and a visit from Toofpik the Clown!


Worship Service Schedule Change: Begins May 27th

Sunday, May 27th

Beginning Sunday, May 27th, we will have a new schedule for our worship services. We will be combining our two Traditional Worship services into one service at 11:00 a.m., continuing our Contemporary Worship service at 9:30 a.m. in Hinton Hall, and adding an abbreviated Traditional Worship service at 8:30 a.m.

The schedule will be as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m.—abbreviated 45-minute Traditional Worship service in the Sanctuary.
  • 9:30 a.m.—Contemporary Worship service in Hinton Hall.
  • 11:00 a.m.—full Traditional Worship service in the Sanctuary.
  • The purpose of this change is to make our worship services more inviting, and to deploy our staff more effectively at Traditional as well as Contemporary Worship. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor, or another member of our church staff.


    Caregivers United Support Group: May 27th

    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.


    Hands of Christ Food and Supply Drive Contest: Through the Month of May

    Are you ready for some fun with food offerings for Hands of Christ Cooperative Ministry? Hands of Christ, a local missions ministry supported by Duluth First UMC, is a non-profit, faith- based ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to residents of Duluth, Georgia, by utilizing the resources of local churches, businesses and the community in order to provide effective ministry to our neighbors in need. They have some critical needs right now and you can help by stepping up as a group and winning an AWESOME award from the Missions Committee.

    We have assigned your group(s) an item that is needed. Your task is to see which group can create the biggest WOW with what you gather for the Hands of Christ during May. You are on your honor to track your donations in your group and at the end of May send a note to Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org with the total of what you collected and donated.

    Place your donations in the bins marked for Hands of Christ at the back door to the Family Life Center, the Narthex inside the front doors, or the bins in the Fellowship Hall kitchen.

  • Youth – Boxed cereal – you eat this often so share your favorites.
  • Choir – Jelly – because you are so sweet and want to share your joy.
  • Children’s Sunday school classes – Canned fruit
  • UMW Circles – Tea, you loved it last month, share the joy this month.
  • 9:30 Adult Sunday School Classes – Coffee (drip or instant) – so you can help the families wake up bright and cheery like you.
  • 11:00 Adult Sunday School Classes – Rice- remember rice is a staple, just like y’all.
  • Church staff – Toilet paper – a much needed supply to finish the job.
  • If you aren’t a part of one of these groups then pick one to support, bring your donations and let me know how you supported the Food Drive.

    Blessings and joy for the fun!

    Rev. C. Kay Fuino


    Big Yard Sale to Benefit Missions Outreach: June 2nd

    Saturday, June 2nd: 9 am to 4 pm

    The Missions Committee is holding a BIG yard sale on the church’s beautiful front lawn and in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy delicious goodies in our bake sale, and $2 hot dogs, $1 bags of chips, and $1 drinks will be available as well. Money raised in the yard sale will go to community Missions outreach.

    Here is your chance to do some spring cleaning by donating your “gently used” items for our BIG yard sale. Days and hours to receive donations in the church’s Fellowship Hall for the yard sale are:

  • Tuesday, May 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31st, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Enter the Fellowship Hall’s red front door, located to the right of the main Sanctuary, where our yard sale crew will assist you and help get your items into the Fellowship Hall.

    Items in good condition, that can be taken in at the yard sale include:

  • Baby Strollers
  • “Bouncy seats”
  • Clothing for infants, toddlers, children, and adults, including coats
  • Blue Jeans
  • Shoes or boots in good condition, in a pair inside a bag
  • Lamps
  • Small furniture
  • Decorative items for the home – e.g., collectibles,
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Sports equipment
  • Video games (not computers)
  • Toys in good condition
  • Landscaping and garden tools that do not require gasoline or power
  • Bicycles and tricycles
  • Kitchen items, including kitchen knives
  • Paintings, wall art and wall mirrors (can be propped up on the Fellowship Hall stage)
  • China pieces, and sets of china, with the whole set in a box – glass and crystal sets
  • Antiques and collectibles, excluding large antique furniture
  • Items that cannot be taken in and sold at the Yard Sale include:

    Books – these should be put in the Barnes Class box at the rear door of the Family Life Center, for sale by the Barnes Class at Fall Festival. Books will not be sold in the June 2nd yard sale.

    Other items including guns, ammunition, or hunting knives; CRT monitors (old technology); computers or electronics; telephones; baby car seats; baby cribs and baby mattresses; mattresses of any size; power tools; lawn mowers or edgers; dangerous items or toys; large furniture; canned food or food not prepared on the church premises; wheelchairs or walkers; vehicles, boats, or trailers.

    For more information please contact Cathy Haas by e-mail at cchaas77@gmail.com.


    Bereavement Support Group: June 11th

    Monday, May 14th; 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, June 11th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms F-204/205 (please note change in room location), 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.


    Mark your calendars and save the dates for the "Shipwrecked" 2018 Vacation Bible School at Duluth First United Methodist Church, being held Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd. Registration will begin March 18th and continue through May 20th. 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 forms, as well as opportunities to sign up to be a volunteer at "Shipwrecked" Vacation Bible School, are available at the Information Centers and available for download by clicking on VBS 2018 Registration and Volunteer 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 Preschool and Kindergarten is offering Little Einstein Summer Camps at Duluth First UMC during the months of June and July. Camps are for kids ages 1 thru 5. Camps will be held:

  • June: June 4th, 6th, 8th, 25th, 27th, and 29th;
  • July: July 9th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 20th, 23rd, 25th, and 27th.
  • Camps will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. There is a $30 registration fee. Camp costs are $180 per child for June, and $270 per child for the month of July. Please note all fees are non-refundable.

    In order to attend Little Einstein Camp, children must be registered at the Christian Beginnings Preschool and Kindergarten for the 2018-2019 school year. You must commit to a month or more of camp to attend Little Einstein Camp and space is limited!

    To reserve your spot, please complete a registration form, available at the Information Centers or for download by clicking on Little Einstein Camps Registration Form. Please indicate what month(s) you will be attending. Campers will need to pack a lunch, diapers etc. Snacks will be provided. Completed forms and registration fees are due by May 16th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pat Szathmary by e-mail at pszathmary@duluthumc.org.


    “Leap Into Reading” Summer Reading Camps at Duluth First UMC

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

    Leap Into Reading camps will be held the weeks June 4th and 25th, and the weeks of July 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Camp days are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day

    There is a $30 registration fee. Camp costs are $240 per child for the June camps, and $360 per child for July. Please note - all fees are non-refundable. Campers will need to bring their own lunch, and 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. Registration forms are available at the Information Centers or online for download by clicking on Leap Into Reading Camps Registration Form. Please complete your registration form and return with the registration fee to reserve your spot by May 16th. If you have any questions please contact Pat Szathmary by e-mail at pszathmary@duluthumc.org.


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