Worship Services at Duluth First United Methodist Church

For In-Person Worship,

Wear a Mask and Be Well

As we have resumed our in-person worship services, we look forward to seeing you and worshiping 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.
  • Children will worship with their families, and we provide worship bags with activities for them. For children younger than kindergarten, a nursery is provided.
  • 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. 

 

Some Sunday school classes have resumed, either in-person, online, or a hybrid format. Please click on SUNDAY SCHOOL for more information.

 

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.

 

8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service

November 22, 2020

  • Preacher: Rev. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Psalm 100 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon: "Made By God"

November 29, 2020: 1st Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Matthew 1:3-6a, 16 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon: "Shining His-tory: Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth"

11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service

November 22, 2020

  • Preacher: Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  James 4:1-12 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: "The Battle Within"

November 29, 2020: 1st Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Romans 5:12-21 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: "The Power of Hope"

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service

November 22, 2020

  • Preacher: Rev. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Psalm 100 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon: "Made By God"

November 29, 2020: 1st Sunday of Advent

  • Preacher: Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Scripture:  Philippians 4:4-9 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: "Want Peace and Joy? Then Pray - and Make Joy"

Hope for the Holidays – A Candle Lighting Service of Remembrance: November 23rd

Make plans to join us for Hope for the Holidays - A Candle Lighting Service of Remembrance, a program of reflection followed by candle lighting in memory of your loved one(s), on Monday, November 23rd, with services at:

We understand the holiday season may be a challenge for individuals and families who have lost someone special. Duluth First UMC has established a meaningful time for people to come together…to reflect, to remember and to honor those lives that have meant so much.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you plan to attend either of the in-person services, masks are required to be worn.
  • People will be asked to call out the name(s) of a loved one/loved ones, and a Stephen Minister will light a candle/candles in honor of the loved one(s).
  • Families can sit together, but families and individuals must maintain at least 6 feet of distance from one another for social distancing.
  • Please do your best to observe 6-foot distancing, including no hugging, no handshakes, no holding the door for the person behind you, etc.

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.