Worship Services at Duluth First United Methodist Church

8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service

in the Sanctuary

December 4, 2022:

Second Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Matthew 3:1-12 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon:  Which Way to Go?
  • Holy Communion
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

December 11, 2022:

Third Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Luke 1:46b-55 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon:  Magnify
  • Holy Communion
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

December 18, 2022:

Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Matthew 1:18-25 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon:  Dual Names
  • Holy Communion
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service

in Hinton Hall

December 4, 2022:

Second Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor & Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Luke 2:25-35 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  Watching and Waiting: Hopeful Waiting
  • Holy Communion
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

December 11, 2022:

Third Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor & Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Luke 1:5-45 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  Watching and Waiting: Do We See God Moving?
  • Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Lyric Sheets for Sunday Morning's Worship Songs: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

December 18, 2022:

Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor & Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Luke 1:30-33, 46-48,  Matthew 1:18-25 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  Watching and Waiting: The Plan Isn't Always Easy
  • Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Lyric Sheets for Sunday Morning's Worship Songs: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service

in the Sanctuary

December 4, 2022:

Second Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Scripture:  James 5:13-20 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: Prayer and Healing
  • Holy Communion
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

December 11, 2022:

Third Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Scripture:  John 1:6-8, 19-27 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: Prayer and Healing
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

December 18, 2022:

Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • On Sunday, December 18th, during the 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship service in the Sanctuary, the Chancel Choir will present their annual service of Christmas music, featuring favorites such as The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard on High, and Joy to the World. And we are excited to welcome back Gate City Brass to accompany our festival of Christmas carols and to share some of their own arrangements.
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

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 worshiping 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.