Celebrating Advent, Christmas, & Epiphany

at Duluth First United Methodist Church!

We have observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.
Matthew 2:2b


The new church year begins with Advent. Please enjoy using this calendar as a guide during these three seasons.

It is also available by download for print by clicking on ADVENT, CHRISTMAS, & EPIPHANY.

  • sunday, november 29th: 1st sunday of advent

    Join us for worship in person:

    • 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in Hinton Hall (face mask are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)

    Or online:

  • MONDAy november 30th

    Enjoy the hymn "I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light (UMH #206).

    A link to the hymn will be available at a later date.

  • tuesday, december 1st

    Light the 1st candle on your Advent wreath. Pray for HOPE.

  • Wednesday, December 2nd

    Memorize Luke 1:30.

  • Thursday, December 3rd

    Do a random act of kindness.

  • friday, december 4th

    Buy gifts for Sheltering Arms.  To buy gifts for Sheltering Arms, take an ornament from the tree in the Gathering Room and follow those instructions.

  • saturday, december 5th

    Make stars for decorating your home.

  • sunday, december 6th

    Join us for worship in person:

    • 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in Hinton Hall (face mask are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)

    Or online:

  • monday, december 7th

    Enjoy the hymn "People, Look East" (UMH #202).

    A link to the hymn will be available at a later date.

  • tuesday, december 8th

    Light the 2nd candle on your Advent wreath. Pray for PEACE.

  • Wednesday, december 9th

    Memorize Luke 2:10.

  • thursday, december 10th

    Do a random act of kindness.

  • friday, december 11th

    Buy Publix and Kroger gift cards for the Duluth High School Care Teams. Please leave your gift cards in the Staff Drop Box in the Atrium.

  • saturday, december 12th

    Make applesauce-cinnamon stars.  The recipe for making applesauce-cinnamon stars can be found at https://www.mccormick.com/recipes/other/cinnamon-ornaments.

  • sunday december 13th

    Join us for worship in person:

    • 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in Hinton Hall (face mask are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)

    Or online:

  • monday, december 14th

    Enjoy the hymn "Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light" (UMH # 223).

    A link to the hymn will be available at a later date.

  • tuesday, december 15th

    Light the 3rd candle on your Advent wreath. Pray for LOVE.

  • wednesday, january 16th

    Memorize Luke 1:38.

  • thursday, december 17th

    Do a random act of kindness.

  • friday, december 18th

    Buy a Walmart or Target gift card for Rainbow Village. Please leave the gift cards in the Staff Drop Box in the Atrium.

  • saturday, december 19th

    Have your picture taken with a star on the front lawn of the church.  When you visit the star exhibit, please send us a picture of you with a star. You can e-mail them to kwilli@duluthumc.org, with CHRISTMAS STAR PICTURE in the Subject field of your e-mail.

  • sunday, december 20th

    Join us for worship in person:

    • 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in Hinton Hall (face mask are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)

    Or online:

  • Monday, December 21st

    Enjoy the hymn "Star-Child" (The Faith We Sing UMH #2095).

    A link to the hymn will be available at a later date.

  • tuesday, december 22nd

    Light the 4th candle on your Advent wreath. Pray for JOY.

  • wednesday, december 23rd

    Memorize Psalm 95:6-7.

  • thursday, december 24th

    Information about Christmas Eve services to be announced soon.

  • friday, december 25th

    Read Matthew 1:18-25.

  • saturday, december 26th

    Read Luke 2:1-38.

  • sunday, december 27th

    Join us for worship in person:

    • 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in Hinton Hall (face mask are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)

    Or online:

  • monday, december 28th

    Enjoy the hymn "The First Noel" (UMH #245).

    A link to the hymn will be available at a later date.

  • tuesday, december 29th

    Light all of the candles on your Advent wreath. Pray for the new year.

  • wednesday, december 30th

    Memorize Matthew 2:2.

  • Thursday, december 31st

    Do a random act of kindness.

  • friday, January 1st

    By Amazon gift cards for Wellroot families. Please leave the gift cards in the Staff Drop Box in the Atrium.

  • Saturday, january 2nd

    Bake star-shaped cookies.

  • sunday, january 3rd: Epiphany Sunday

    Join us for worship in person:

    • 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service in Hinton Hall (face mask are required)
    • 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (face masks are required)

    Or online:

  • monday, december 4th

    Enjoy the hymn "There's a Song in the Air" (UMH #249).

    A link to the hymn will be available at a later date.

  • Tuesday, january 5th

    Pray for the world.

  • Wednesday, January 6th

    Come to Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinner.  Epiphany is Wednesday, January 6th. Decorate your car with stars and drive through the back parking lot to be a part of the star parade!