Families & Fellowship

Support for families is an important ministry at Duluth First United Methodist Church.  Parenting classes with childcare provided offer help and support to families.  Activities for the family to do together are also a part of the church calendar.

A variety of events are offered for Christian fellowship for all ages – singles, couples and families.  Movie night, dinners, Trunk or Treat, and Christmas Caroling are just a few examples of the fellowship events at Duluth First United Methodist Church.



UPCOMING FAMILIES & FELLOWSHIP EVENTS


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:  September 28th

The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.


The menu for September 28th is Monterrey Chicken with BBQ sauce, bacon, and cheese, scalloped potatoes, fresh steamed broccoli, turnip greens, rolls, and dessert. For the kids – chicken tenders and fries.


Dinner service hours are 5 to 6:30 p.m., with to-go boxes available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The prices for Wednesday Night Dinners are: $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors; $5.00 for children under 11 years of age; $23.00 for family meals (immediate family members only); $5.00 for salad bar only, which includes the salad bar, a choice of baked potato or sweet potato, dessert and a drink.


Wednesday Evening Activities
The following activities meet on Wednesday evenings:

  • DuluthKids (for kids ages Kindergarten through 5th grade), 6 to 7 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”), located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center
  • Book Bunch (for kids ages 3-4), 6:15 to 6:30 p.m. in the Sheldon Family Life Center library, located on the 2nd floor
  • Youth Bible Study (grades 6 through 12), 6 to 7 p.m. in room F-149, located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center
  • "Learn a Little" Classes for Adults, 6 to 7 p.m. in room F-145 (unless otherwise noted), located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.
  • Parent Connection, 6 to 7 p.m. in rooms F-206/207, located on the 2nd floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center
  • Yarn Arts Ministry Workshops, 6 to 7 p.m. in rooms F-204/205, located on the 2nd floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.

“Oh, Happy Day!” Fundraising Concerts: October 1st and 2nd
What do Fiddler on the Roof and Sister Act have in common? Or how does one bring Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? and Godspell together? You’ll find out soon, when you attend “Oh Happy Day: Singing Our Faith from Stage & Screen”, fundraising concerts on October 1st and 2nd to benefit the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). There will be music from some of your favorite musicals - some uplifting, some sad, and quite a few that will bring a big smile.

The concerts will be held in the Sanctuary on Saturday, October 1st, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, October 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. Admission to the concerts is FREE, but we will take donations for UMCOR with gratitude.

UMCOR, the relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, is involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need, whether it be those suffering in Ukraine or from natural disasters such as famine, hurricane, flood, fire or other challenges. UMCOR also provides technical support and training to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief and recovery.


We are also looking for sponsors and offering space for company advertising for “Oh Happy Day.”  For additional information about sponsor levels and advertising, please visit https://tinyurl.com/2p953nh8.  Save the date, as you don’t want to miss this!


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:  October 5th

The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.


October 5th is “Breakfast for Dinner” Night and the menu includes breakfast quiche, a choice of bacon or sausage, cheese grits, tater tots, French toast sticks, biscuits and sausage gravy, and dessert. For the kids – the same.


Dinner service hours are 5 to 6:30 p.m., with to-go boxes available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The prices for Wednesday Night Dinners are: $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors; $5.00 for children under 11 years of age; $23.00 for family meals (immediate family members only); $5.00 for salad bar only, which includes the salad bar, a choice of baked potato or sweet potato, dessert and a drink.



Boy Scout Troop 419’s 6th Annual “Cars for Campouts” Classic Car Show & Cruise In:  Rescheduled to October 8th
BSA Troop 419 will hold their 6th annual Cars for Campouts fundraiser car show on Saturday, October 8th (PLEASE NOTE: new date) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church’s parking lot. If you have a special vehicle – muscle cars, classics, resto-mods, exotics, bikes, and one-offs – please bring it and participate.

Preregistration by September 30th is $20, and registration the day of the show is $25. Register at https://tinyurl.com/cars4campouts2022. Sixty participant-judged awards will be presented. If you just want to see some cool vehicles, feel free to attend as admission for spectators is free. Food and beverages will be available.

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to carshow@bsatoop419.org, or call Mike Ringham at 770-815-4206. All proceeds from the event help make BSA Troop 419’s program one of the best in the council, and with your support, will continue to do so.


Coat Drive: Through October 9th
Help support our Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry as they collect coats for those in our community who will need help staying warm this coming winter. All coat sizes, from infant to adult, are needed. Please bring in your gently-used and new coats between September 11th and October 9th. You can drop them off in either the Dorothy L. Rainey Fellowship Hall or on the 1st floor hallway of the Sheldon Family Life Center.

This will be a healthy, fun-filled competition between our Youth and Children’s Ministries. You will be able to choose which ministry you wish to designate your donation to go to on the coat racks in collection areas. Thank you for your support!


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:  October 12th

The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.


The menu for October 12th is meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, butter peas, rolls, and dessert.
For the kids – hamburgers and fries.


Dinner service hours are 5 to 6:30 p.m., with to-go boxes available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The prices for Wednesday Night Dinners are: $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors; $5.00 for children under 11 years of age; $23.00 for family meals (immediate family members only); $5.00 for salad bar only, which includes the salad bar, a choice of baked potato or sweet potato, dessert and a drink.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:  October 19th

The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.


October 19th is Taco Night. The menu includes a choice of chicken or beef tacos on flour tortillas, a choice of refried beans or black beans, yellow rice, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, chips, guacamole, and dessert.
For the kids – the same.


Dinner service hours are 5 to 6:30 p.m., with to-go boxes available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The prices for Wednesday Night Dinners are: $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors; $5.00 for children under 11 years of age; $23.00 for family meals (immediate family members only); $5.00 for salad bar only, which includes the salad bar, a choice of baked potato or sweet potato, dessert and a drink.


Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall:  October 26th

The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.


The menu for October 26th is Chicken Parmesan, noodles, fresh zucchini, English peas, garlic toast, and dessert. For the kids – chicken tenders and fries.


Dinner service hours are 5 to 6:30 p.m., with to-go boxes available from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The prices for Wednesday Night Dinners are: $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors; $5.00 for children under 11 years of age; $23.00 for family meals (immediate family members only); $5.00 for salad bar only, which includes the salad bar, a choice of baked potato or sweet potato, dessert and a drink.