Worship Services at Duluth First United Methodist Church

In-Person Worship Services Have Resumed: For In-Person Worship,

Wear a Mask and Be Well

As we have resumed our in-person worship services on June 28th, we look forward to seeing you and worshipping together! We have returned to our normal worship service times:

  • 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary;
  • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship in Hinton Hall;
  • 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary.

In order to protect everyone's well-being, your observation of guidelines in the following areas is needed. Each of us taking personal responsibility for this will help immensely.

 

MASKS

  • Masks are required to be worn for all worship services. We will have masks on hand if you forget yours.
  • If you do not feel comfortable wearing a mask, for the time being we must insist that you stay at home and do online worship only. We will continue to post videos from the worship services online (YouTube, Facebook, and the church's website).

GENERAL HEALTH

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay at home and do online worship only. Do not come to the church if your temperature is over 99.4.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be located inside the entrances.

DISTANCING AND WORSHIP SERVICES

  • In the Traditional Worship services, pews will be marked off for social distancing of 6 feet, and bulletins will be placed where you and your family can sit. Families can sit together, but families and individuals must maintain at least 6 feet of distance from one another.
  • In the Contemporary Worship service, chairs will be spaced out for social distancing.
  • All children will worship with their families, including the very young. In keeping with pandemic health guidelines, we will not have a nursery or childcare available for the time being. When it is safe to do so, we will have a nursery.
  • Please do your best to observe 6-foot distancing, including no hugging, no handshakes, no holding the door for the person behind you, etc.
  • Hymns will be printed in the Traditional Worship bulletins, and the screens will continue to be utilized for Contemporary Worship. 
  • Instead of passing offering plates, at the entrances we will have buckets/baskets for you to place your offering in when entering or leaving a service.

CHURCH CLEANLINESS

  • The cleanliness of our church's facilities has always been a high priority and will continue to be so.
  • Between the two Traditional Worship services, the Sanctuary will receive an extra cleaning.

The church offices have re-opened with social distancing being observed. Please bring a mask with you anytime that you come to the church so that you can put it on if needed. Masks are not mandatory for small groups or individuals coming to the church during the week, but should be worn whenever social distancing is not possible. 

 

Sunday school classes for all ages will tentatively resume on August 2nd. Please follow social distancing guidelines and wear masks whenever social distancing is not possible.

 

We will continue social distancing practices indefinitely, and will not stop until a clear message that it is safe to do so is received. That way, everyone can feel safe coming to church.

 

We know how much you miss each other and long to be together. During these uncertain times, we are certain that loving our neighbor is the way of United Methodists. We give thanks for you and for the ways you are loving your neighbors.

 

Please check your e-mail and our church website regularly for possible changes to these plans.

 

Thank you.

 

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.