Sunday School at Duluth First UMC

Sunday school classes for all ages have resumed, in an in-person/online hybrid format.


If you would like further information about our children’s Sunday school classes please contact Leslie Yokeley, Director of Children’s Ministries, by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 138.


If you would like to join a Sunday School class or are looking for another type of small group, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 128, for assistance in finding the right group for you.

Sunday School for Children

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL classes are available for preschool children through 5th graders at 9:30 a.m.  Children are grouped by age/grade level determined by their age as of September 1st.  Sunday school is a time for our children of Duluth First UMC to learn with their friends about God and His Word through stories, activities, songs, games and fellowship using United Methodist curriculum.


9:30 a.m.

  • Infants (birth to toddler): Nursery
  • Toddlers (2 years): Nursery
  • Preschool (3 & 4 Year Olds):  Room C-123
  • Kindergarten & 1st Grade:  Room C-123
  • 2nd & 3rd Grades: Room D-126
  • 4th & 5th Grades: Room D-126

11:00 a.m.

  • Infants (birth to toddler): Nursery
  • Toddlers (2 years): Nursery
  • Preschool (3 & 4 Year Olds):  Nursery

If you are interested in our children's Sunday school classes, please contact Leslie Yokeley by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org.

Sunday School Classes for Youth

Sunday school class is available for 6th through 12th grade students at 9:30 a.m. in room F-149, located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.

Sunday School Classes for Adults

9:30 A.M. CLASSES


  • ABUNDANT LIFE CLASS meets online via Zoom each Sunday during the normal Sunday school hour (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.). We are a fun-loving group focused on the three pillars of prayer, Bible study, and Christian fellowship. Using “tried and true” study materials and discussion formats long pioneered in the SOS Class, our goal is to help one another to better know Christ, through scripture study and discussion. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome! For additional information, please contact Jim Woods by e-mail at jim.p.woods@gmail.com or Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org.
  • CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CLASS aspires to diversity of age, gender and ethnicity. The class is grounded in scripture and the Wesley tradition. We seek a deeper meaning for the Christian life in the modern world, as well as striving for a better understanding of scripture and tradition in the Methodist Church specifically and Christianity generally. We use Internet resources to access the best instructors and preachers in the world and there is usually intense class discussion of the topic in focus. We invite all seekers to join our quest for a deeper understanding and experience of God’s kingdom. The Christian Fellowship Class meets online. Please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org for more information.
  • CROSSROADS CLASS is a welcoming group, generally in their 20’s-40’s, mostly with younger children, but all are welcome. Our focus is growing in our faith, sharing time together as a family, and encouraging one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. We will be using various studies to broaden our understanding of the Bible and how it relates to our everyday life.  Great childcare and learning opportunities are available for kids throughout these times. Please come and join one of our classes as we start and exciting new chapter for this expanding class! The Crossroads Sunday School Class meets in room E-134, located behind the Sanctuary.
  • EXPLORERS' CLASS studies the Bible and discusses contemporary issues. The class participates in missions throughout the year. Great fellowship opportunities are available through quarterly socials. The Explorers Class meets in room F-148 on the first floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.
  • FORUM CLASS includes energetic couples and singles engaged in discussion, study, prayer, mutual sharing, celebration and service to others as they seek to follow Christ in their daily lives.  The Forum Class meets in rooms F-153/154 on the first floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.
  • THE GATHERING is a new small group opportunity open to anyone and everyone, meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Join us as we build community and discipleship through study, discussion, fellowship, and prayer. Min Lee will be leading The Gathering on this journey of growing together and fostering Biblical community together.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Min Lee by e-mail at mlee@duluthumc.org for more information. The Gathering meets in rooms F-206/207 on the 2nd floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.
  • HOMEBUILDERS CLASS includes couples with or without children. Discussion topics include Bible study and contemporary issues, including issues related to fostering Christ-centered relationships with our spouses and children. This class offers many social and missions related events. The Homebuilders Class meets in rooms F-145/146 on the first floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.
  • SALT (Sharing and Learning Together), a new class is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Christian mission and message for the modern world.  We explore a variety of subjects focusing on our Methodist interpretation and adding that of the larger Christian experience.  We also incorporate the perspective of other religions. Our classes utilize videos and texts of subject matter experts, independent reading, classroom presentations and, most importantly, classroom discussion.  The SALT class meets in rooms F-204/205, located on the 2nd floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.
  • S.O.S. - SINGLE ON SUNDAYS CLASS is for those who are unmarried or married attending Sunday School without a spouse. Lessons, straight from scripture, are appropriate for the beginner as well as more advanced students of the Bible. Social gatherings and class projects build friendship, support, service and worship. The S.O.S. Class meets in room F-150 on the first floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.