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Sunday School All Together Class on Art & Theology: July 23rd

July 23rd; Guest Speaker - Richard Purcell; 9:30 am in the Grand Hall

Richard Purcell will be our Sunday, July 23rd, guest speaker for the summer Sunday School All Together Art and Theology series held in the Grand Hall at 9:30 a.m. Richard Purcell is currently a student in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion pursuing a PhD in Hebrew Bible. He is primarily interested in studying the rhetoric and ideology of Old Testament texts within their ancient Near Eastern contexts, including the influence of ancient Near Eastern art and iconography on literary imagery.

For the month of July, our Contemporary Worship service in the Grand Hall will move to the 11 o'clock hour in order to give everyone an opportunity to attend the Sunday School All Together classes.

You are welcome to stay through the coffee fellowship time and join us so that you can tell your friends and neighbors all that Duluth First United Methodist Church has to offer. See you this summer!!


Sunday School All Together Class on Art & Theology: July 30th

July 30th; Guest Speaker - Tom Elliott; 9:30 am in the Grand Hall

Tom Elliott will be our Sunday, July 30th, guest speaker for the summer Sunday School All Together Art and Theology series held in the Grand Hall at 9:30 a.m. Appearing in churches, coffee houses, and musical settings, Tom Elliott is a singer, songwriter, musician (guitar and piano), worship leader, and storyteller.

Tom’s music weaves together a wide range of musical styles ranging from adult contemporary to folk, rock, jazz, country, and praise with the elements of inspirational storytelling and humor. In 1999, Tom released his first CD entitled “God’s Time” featuring “The Miracle of the Seed” and “Love Grows Here.” His second CD, “Jubilee” (2010) is a collection of original worship music written over 20 years of ministry.

In addition to solo, Tom writes, co-produces, and performs regularly with Marcus Vess (Elliott/Vess), and plays in Cannon Chapel services at Candler. He is also a member of the “Wild at Heart” band, a praise and worship group of six clergy friends.

Tom Elliott is an Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University where he is the director of the Contextual Education II, Teaching Parish, and Ministry Internships and teaches in Methodist studies. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Tom is married to Kelly and they have two grown and married children.

For the month of July, our Contemporary Worship service in the Grand Hall will move to the 11 o'clock hour in order to give everyone an opportunity to attend the Sunday School All Together classes.

You are welcome to stay through the coffee fellowship time and join us so that you can tell your friends and neighbors all that Duluth First United Methodist Church has to offer. See you this summer!!


Naming of Hinton Hall, Noon; Traditional Svcs. Combined at 11; Contemporary Svc. at 9:30: Aug 6th

Sunday, August 6th

During our “Focus On Our Future” Capital Campaign, Duluth First United Methodist Church member Dorothy Rainey made a generous gift to the church, naming the Grand Hall in honor of Dr. and Mrs. Coy and Linda Hinton. Coy and Linda served at our church from 2000-2006. Coy, as Senior Pastor, led the church in the building of our Family Life Center in 2003.

On Sunday, August 6th, Coy and Linda will be with us to celebrate the naming of Hinton Hall.

At 9:30 a.m., Coy will preach at our Contemporary Worship service in the Grand Hall.

We will combine our two Traditional Worship services for one service in the Sanctuary at 11:00 a.m., and Coy will preach there as well. (There will be no service in the Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m.)

Immediately after the 11:00 a.m. service, all are invited to the Grand Hall for a reception with light refreshments where you can greet Coy and Linda. We will have a brief ceremony honoring Coy and Linda’s ministry with us and celebrating Dorothy’s gift by naming the Grand Hall Hinton Hall, including new signage and a mounted wall plaque.


L.I.F.E. Worship Kick-Off Celebration for the New School Year: August 13th

Sunday, August 13th; 9:30 am in the Youth Center ("The Fish Tank")

All kids, ages Kindergarten through 3rd grade, are invited to join us for the LIFE (Living in Faith Everyday) Worship Service on Sunday, August 13th, for our special kick-off celebration! Meet us in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”) at 9:30 a.m.. Music will be provided by members of our very own Youth Band. Our special guest will be ToofPik, the Clown. Come join us and bring a friend!

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Yokeley, Director of Children’s Ministries, by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 138.


Bereavement Support Group: August 14th

Monday, August 14th; 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, August 14th, 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.


"One Thousand Gifts” Ladies' Bible Study: Begins September 7th

Begins Thursday, September 7th

The ladies' Thursday morning Bible Study will begin the Fall with One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Ann muses, "How do you break the bondage of fear that has white-knuckle control of your life and instead embrace the every day blessings that immerse you in Christ fullness? How can you live life with a heart overflowing with delight?" Reading the book is desirable before the class begins.

There are five sessions in the study beginning September 7th. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. in rooms F-146/147, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. Please contact Fran Hearn McGee by e-mail at dr_fran@BellSouth.net or call 678-773-5107 to reserve a study guide, which costs $13.


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