Our Worship Services & Authentic Worship

Church can be an intimidating place to visit — especially if you don’t know what to expect. Our Sunday morning worship services are the beginning for most people at Duluth First United Methodist Church. We invite you to experience what the gospel means both intellectually and relationally at one of our three Sunday worship services.


Our greeters will warmly welcome you and answer any questions about Duluth First United Methodist Church that you may have. Engage with others as much as you want, or remain anonymous if you prefer. We hope that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love and joy that comes from a community of people who love Jesus.


At Duluth First United Methodist Church we look for God’s love in our lives as the evidence that we have been truly worshipping Him. Authentic worship, central to everything, means learning to recognize God’s goodness while delighting to deepen in our responses.


It is our goal, as individuals and as a community, to unite our actions, intentions, and emotions in loving response to God. It means transforming the ways we think so that what we do and who we are become one—in, for, through, and to the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.

8:30 Traditional Worship Service

In the Sanctuary


Sunday, October 20th

19th Sunday after Pentecost;

Laity Sunday

  • Lay Speaker: Bryan Johnson
  • Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  "At Home with Jesus"
  • Lay Speaker: Cherie Fuino
  • Scripture: Luke 18:1-8 (New Living Translation Bible)
  • Sermon: "Pray! Pray! Pray!"

Based on the United Methodist Service of Morning Prayer and Praise, this 45-minute service features traditional hymns, Scripture, preaching, and weekly celebration of Holy Communion.


This service is family friendly, and we encourage families to worship together. “Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, Common English Bible)


Children, newborn through two years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 a.m. worship service.

11:00 Contemporary Worship Service

In Hinton Hall

Sunday, October 20th:

19th Sunday after Pentecost;

Laity Sunday

  • Lay Speaker: Bill Cook
  • Scripture:  John 15:16 (New International Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  "He Chose You"
  • Lay Speaker: Cherie Fuino
  • Scripture: Luke 18:1-8 (New Living Translation Bible)
  • Sermon: "Pray! Pray! Pray!"

Our contemporary worship is a place for an organic and personal experience with music and scripture for all ages.  The service includes music, prayer, scripture, preaching and monthly communion. You’ll hear songs you know from contemporary Christian artists from our praise band.  We use videos and graphics to enhance the worship space in Hinton Hall, part of the Family Life Center.

Our goal is not to perform but to enrich your worship by your participation.  The children’s and youth choirs perform on a regular basis and our youth are often included in the service. All are welcome in our worship time to make it a full family experience.

Come as you are, join us for a cup of coffee and receive a warm welcome and a smile.

Children, newborn through two years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 11:00 a.m. worship services.

11:00 Traditional Worship Service

In the Sanctuary

Sunday, October 20th:

19th Sunday after Pentecost;

Laity Sunday

  • Lay Speaker: Bryan Johnson
  • Scripture:  Matthew 11:28-30 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  "At Home with Jesus"
  • Lay Speaker: Vicki McLemore
  • Scripture: Colossians 3:12-15 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: "Clothed in Love"

Based on the United Methodist Order of Sunday Worship, this service is rich with music, prayer, Scripture, preaching, and sacrament. Music is led weekly by the Chancel Choir, and regularly features our children’s choirs, youth choir, adult chamber choirs, and hand bell ensemble.
 
This service is family friendly, and we encourage families to worship together. “Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, Common English Bible)
 
Children, newborn through two years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 11:00 a.m. worship services.