Celebrating the Seasons of Advent and Christmas

at Duluth First UMC

Duluth First UMC is excited to be offering many activities for you and your family to celebrate the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

  • “All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas” Advent Study: November 28th Through December 19th

    You are invited to begin the Advent season with Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino during the Sunday School hour for a four-week Advent journey guided by the practices in John Wesley’s means of grace. During the All the Good: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas study you will enjoy discovering treasured nuggets of Methodist history and their connections to the message of Christmas. Scripturally grounded, historically educational, and personally warm and engaging, All the Good not only reminds us of the good news as we prepare for Christmas, but invites us to respond to it as well.

    The authors are leaders in United Methodist Education from Divinity schools like Duke and Candler. The outline includes:

    • November 28th: Practicing Advent; Preparing the Way;
    • December 5th: Praying in Advent;
    • December 12th: Practices of Mercy: Embodying God’s Love for Others;
    • December 19th: Christmas is Only the Beginning: God Sends the Church to the World.

    If you are ready to have a deeper experience of Advent this season, please join the All the Good study. The class will meet in the Fellowship Hall and online via Zoom beginning November 28th, the first Sunday of Advent, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

     

    To join the online Zoom class, please click on the following link before 9:30 a.m. on the Sunday:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89995544615?pwd=VER0dVRJbEJIaFBKNlJWZGdZQlpMdz09


    You will need a Bible and a participant book, and you may want to have a journal for questions and notes each week. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117.

  • Children’s Ministry Movie Night - “The Star”:

    December 3rd

    Children, ages Pre-K through 5th grade, are invited to join us on Friday, December 3rd, from 5 to 7 p.m. for a night at the movies! The Children’s Ministry will be showing “The Star” in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”), located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center.  For just $5.00 your child will spend a few hours with friends eating pizza and watching a movie about a small but brave donkey named Bo, and his new friends as they follow the star on a big adventure!

     

    Please enter through the back door of the Family Life Center under the portico. Your child is encouraged to bring a pillow, blanket or anything they would like for comfort while watching the movie. Please bring a new puzzle (wooden or less than 20 pieces) for a donation to Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten.

     

    For additional information, please contact Leslie Yokeley, Director of Children’s Ministries, by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 138.

  • An Old Fashioned Christmas: December 4th

    Everyone is invited to An Old Fashioned Christmas on Saturday, December 4th, beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. There will be Christmas Carols, Christmas readings, and our special guest, Santa Claus. The event will be live streamed on the Duluth First UMC Worship page on YouTube.com.

     

    Afterwards, join us in the Fellowship Hall for cookies and hot chocolate. An Old Fashioned Christmas is presented by the United Methodist Women of Duluth First UMC.

  • Order Your Christmas Poinsettias: Now Through December 12th

    The Worship Committee invites you to remember or honor a loved one with a poinsettia this Christmas season. The poinsettias will be used to adorn the Sanctuary and Hinton Hall on Sunday, December 19th, and on Christmas Eve. The cost per plant is $20. You may pick up your poinsettia/poinsettias following the worship services on Christmas Eve. Printed copies of the poinsettia Remembrance/Honor listings will be available at the worship services on Sunday, December 19th, and at the three worship services on Christmas Eve.

     

    All proceeds go to Seeds of Hope, whose funds are used to help meet the needs of God’s people living in Duluth and Suwanee--often strangers, widows, orphans, homeless, those who are lost, and those who are without hope--who come to Duluth First United Methodist Church seeking assistance.

     

    Paying by credit or debit card?  Please click on POINSETTIA ONLINE ORDER FORM.

     

    Paying by check or cash?  Please click on POINSETTIA ORDER FORM. Additional forms are available at the Welcome Centers. Please place your completed form/forms, along with a check made payable to Duluth First UMC and marked Poinsettias in the memo section, or cash, in the Church Staff Drop Box located in the Atrium, or send to Duluth First United Methodist Church, Attn. Ken Willi, 3208 Duluth Hwy. 120, Duluth, GA 30096.

     

    NOTE: All poinsettia orders must be received by Sunday, December 12th, by 5 p.m.

  • Chamber chorale christmas concert:  december 12th

    Sunday, December 12th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, the Duluth First UMC Chamber Chorale will present a Christmas concert. The concert is FREE. Donations to the Duluth First UMC Music Ministry are greatly appreciated.

  • "calling all angels" children's christmas musical & christmas Carol sing-along:  december 15th

    Wednesday, December 15th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, the children will present a Christmas musical, Calling All Angels, and will lead us in Christmas carol sing-along.

  • Chancel Choir Christmas Music presentation:  December 19th

    Sunday, December 19th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary, the Chancel Choir will present their annual Christmas music program. This worship service of scripture and song will feature new and beloved carols, accompanied by string ensemble, organ, piano, and percussion. It will also feature the first-ever performance of Max Bruch’s choral and orchestral work, Greeting to the Holy Night, in English, featuring world-renowned soloist, Jeanne Brown.

  • CHRISTMAS EVE CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SERVICE WITH COMMUNION:  DECEMBER 24TH

    • The Contemporary Worship Service with Communion will be held at noon in Hinton Hall.
    • Music, featuring Christmas carols, will be led by the Contemporary Worship Praise Team.
    • The service will be live streamed on the Duluth First UMC Contemporary Worship page on Facebook.
    • Childcare will be available.
    • Please note that for those who are not vaccinated, masks are required. Masks will be available at the church.
  • Christmas Eve Traditional Worship Candlelight Services:  december 24th

    • The Christmas Eve Candlelight Services will be held at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
    • Music will be led by the Chancel Choir.
    • The services will be live streamed on the Duluth First UMC Worship page on YouTube.
    • Childcare will be available at both services.
    • Please note that for those who are not vaccinated, masks are required. Masks will be available at the church.