Worship Services at Duluth First United Methodist Church

Sunday Online Worship:

May 31, 2020

9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
  • Preacher: Rev. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Assisted by: David Daniel, Minister of Music & Worship Arts
  • Scripture:  Acts 2:1-4 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon: "What Language Do You Hear?"
  • Duluth First UMC Music & Worship Arts Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DFUMC.Music.WorshipArts
  • Order of Worship: Coming soon
  • Children’s Worship Bulletin: Coming soon


10:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
  • Preacher: Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor & Director of Youth Ministries
  • Assisted by:  Contemporary Worship Praise Team
  • Scripture:  Acts 2:1-24 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: "Happy Birthday"
  • Duluth First UMC Contemporary Worship Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/DuluthFUMC.Contemporary
  • Lyric Sheets for Sunday Morning's Songs: Coming soon
  • Children’s Worship Bulletin: Coming soon


11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
  • Preacher:  Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Assisted by:  Rev. Beth Brown Shugart, Associate Pastor, and David Daniel, Minister of Music & Worship Arts
  • Scripture:  John 20:19-23 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  "Getting Our Breath Back"
  • Duluth First UMC Music & Worship Arts Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/DFUMC.Music.WorshipArts
  • Order of Worship: Coming soon
  • Children’s Worship Bulletin: Coming soon

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.

Latest Update on Worship Services and Church Building Opening (Revised Dates)

After talking with medical experts and reviewing data, our Bishop, Sue Haupert-Johnson, and the North Georgia Conference Cabinet are asking churches in the North Georgia United Methodist Church Conference to not gather before June 22nd. This is the date current models predict that we in Georgia can begin safely relaxing our shelter-at-home strategies.


Duluth First UMC will continue providing expressions of church remotely, through technology, phone calls, letters, and responding to practical needs in keeping with our mission and our need for Christian community.


PLEASE NOTE: The following dates are tentative at this time and are subject to change. Any updates will be sent out via e-mail and posted on the church's website.

  • Monday, June 22nd: The church offices will re-open. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
  • Sunday, June 28th: All three worship services (8:30 Traditional Worship, 11:00 Contemporary Worship, 11:00 Traditional Worship) will be held in-person at the church. We will continue to post videos from the worship services online (Facebook, YouTube, and the church's website, www.duluthumc.org).
  • Sunday, August 2nd: Sunday school classes for all ages will tentatively resume. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

We ask that everyone attending the in-person services at the church please continue to follow the social distancing guidelines. We will do our best to observe 6-foot distancing, including no hugging and no handshakes, etc. We will structure the worship services to facilitate sanitizing and social distancing. Each of us taking personal responsibility for this will help immensely as well.


Even after we resume in-person worship and other activities, we will maintain social distancing practices indefinitely. We will not stop social distancing until we receive a clear message that is safe to do so.

Also during this time we want to encourage you to continue give. You can give online at the church’s website by clicking on the ONLINE GIVING. Additional to online giving we have moved the church’s Staff Drop Box to the 1st floor of the Family Life Center, inside the double doors near the 1st floor offices. You can place your church offering there. Most of our ministries and the needs that they meet continue (and some needs are even greater during this crisis).


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


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


Thank you.