Blood Drive at Duluth First UMC:

January 13th; All Donation Time Slots Are Full!

All of the donation time slots for the blood drive on January 13th are full! Thank you to all of you who have signed up!  Save the date - our next blood drive will be on Wednesday, April 14th, from 3 to 7 p.m. Sign-ups will start soon!

Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner:  January 13th

Important Announcement Regarding Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner on January 13th

Due to a possible COVID-19 exposure by a volunteer and in an abundance of caution, we are skipping the Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner of fried catfish on January 13th.

If all testing is clear, we will offer the Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner of fried catfish on January 20th. We will continue to take reservations for the fried catfish dinner on January 20th until Friday, January 15th, at 5 p.m.

Questions? Please contact Marilyn Scheiwe, Event Coordinator, by e-mail at mscheiwe@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 111.

Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner:  January 20th

We know you love our Wednesday night dinners at Duluth First UMC. Due to social distancing and wearing masks, eating together in Hinton Hall is not a viable option at this time, so we are offering Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinners! They are similar to curbside pick-up at your favorite restaurant where you order ahead, pay online, and drive by to get your dinner.

The menu for January 20th is fried catfish, hush puppies, au gratin potatoes, green beans, butter peas, and dessert. For the kids (ages 11 years and younger) - fish sticks and chips. PLEASE NOTE: This menu was originally planned for January 13th and was rescheduled. Prices are:  adults - $6; seniors - $5; family - $19 (parents and their children only); children (ages 11 years and younger) - $4.

All reservations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 15th. In order to keep everyone safe, we are taking orders for meals and payments online only. A link to the online order and payment form can be found by clicking on Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner Online Order Form.

Please pick up your meals between 5 to 6 p.m. Enter the rear parking lot from the rear-side entrance off of Norman Circle and pick up your meals at the side entrance of the Family Life Center near the playground (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION).

Missions Ministry's “Drive-Up Food Drive” Food Collection for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op: January 20th

The Missions Ministry is hosting Drive-Up Food Drives for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op, a local missions ministry. Food drives are held when a Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner is being held. We are excited to offer a meaningful and safe way for your family to serve our community during this uncertain time. We will be collecting a variety of canned, jarred, and boxed food goods, as well as personal care items, for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op. To learn more about the Duluth Co-op, please click on Hands of Christ.

The next food drive will be on Wednesday, January 20th, from 5 to 6 p.m. A list of critically needed food items will be posted soon.

We will have the donation station set up underneath the portico in the back parking lot of the Family Life Center. Please enter the rear parking lot from the rear-side entrance off of Norman Circle and pull under the portico from that side. You will be directed to pull in under the portico after the previous vehicle has pulled out.

*SAFETY NOTE: In order to ensure the safety of all participants and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, we will have one family at a time drive up to drop off their donations. Please pack your items in your car trunk, and our volunteers will collect the items directly from there. Thank you!

GriefShare Support Online Support Group Meetings

It hurts to lose someone. Find help at GriefShare, a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. GriefShare support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

The next session of GriefShare online support group meetings began on Wednesday, January 6th, at 6:30 on Zoom.  Online sessions will continue each week on Wednesday evening with the final meeting on March 31st. Anyone wanting to join us will need to register on the griefshare.org web site in order to receive an email to watch the video and to also receive the invitation to join our Zoom group.

Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner:  January 27th

We know you love our Wednesday night dinners at Duluth First UMC. Due to social distancing and wearing masks, eating together in Hinton Hall is not a viable option at this time, so we are offering Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinners! They are similar to curbside pick-up at your favorite restaurant where you order ahead, pay online, and drive by to get your dinner.

The menu for January 27th is Coq au Vin (boneless chicken breast with mushroom sauce), egg noodles, squash casserole, broccoli, rolls, and dessert. For the kids (ages 11 years and younger) - chicken tenders and fries. PLEASE NOTE: This menu was originally planned for January 20th and was rescheduled. Prices are:  adults - $6; seniors - $5; family - $19 (parents and their children only); children (ages 11 years and younger) - $4.

All reservations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 22nd. In order to keep everyone safe, we are taking orders for meals and payments online only. A link to the online order and payment form can be found by clicking on Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner Online Order Form.

Please pick up your meals between 5 to 6 p.m. Enter the rear parking lot from the rear-side entrance off of Norman Circle and pick up your meals at the side entrance of the Family Life Center near the playground (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION).

A Time for Communion:  1st Sunday of Each Month

Due to the pandemic we have had to find a new way to take part in the communion meal. You are invited to a time of Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month at 9:30 a.m. on the Fellowship Terrace, the outdoor space in front of the Fellowship Hall.  You must bring your own elements, bread and juice, to join in the Thanksgiving celebration with others in our congregation.  Please do not share with anyone other than your own family.

You will still need to social distance. You may sit on the wall or bring a chair. Families may sit together but please refrain from being close to others.  We want to continue our safety protocols that have kept us healthy and allowed our church to meet in person.  If you enter the church you will need to have on a mask.  In case of bad weather we will attempt to meet under the large portico at the back of the church.  Watch for updates on the church website. For any questions please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117.

Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner:  February 3rd

We know you love our Wednesday night dinners at Duluth First UMC. Due to social distancing and wearing masks, eating together in Hinton Hall is not a viable option at this time, so we are offering Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinners! They are similar to curbside pick-up at your favorite restaurant where you order ahead, pay online, and drive by to get your dinner.

The menu for February 3rd is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, greens, fried okra, biscuits, and dessert. For the kids (ages 11 years and younger) - hamburgers and chips. PLEASE NOTE: This menu was originally planned for January 27th and was rescheduled. Prices are:  adults - $6; seniors - $5; family - $19 (parents and their children only); children (ages 11 years and younger) - $4.

All reservations must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 29th. In order to keep everyone safe, we are taking orders for meals and payments online only. A link to the online order and payment form can be found by clicking on Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner Online Order Form.

Please pick up your meals between 5 to 6 p.m. Enter the rear parking lot from the rear-side entrance off of Norman Circle and pick up your meals at the side entrance of the Family Life Center near the playground (PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION).