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.



All worship services and on campus activities at Duluth First United Methodist Church have been cancelled through April 30, 2020. On Sundays you will be able to access online at the Duluth First UMC Facebook page (@DuluthFirstUMC) the following worship opportunities:

9:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship

10:00 a.m. - Contemporary Worship

11:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship.

There will also be YouTube links to videos of portions of this worship such as sermons on the church’s website at www.duluthumc.org. And, as always, on our website you can find audio archives of recent sermons by clicking on SERMONS.

Also, from time to time during the week, we hope to include music and Bible studies at these sites. During this time please follow our Children’s Ministry on Instagram (dfumckids) and on the church’s Facebook page (@DuluthFirstUMC) for opportunities for your child’s worship experience. During this time please follow our Youth Ministry on Instagram (dfumcstudents) and Facebook (Youth of Duluth or @DuluthFirstUMC).

Please watch for updates. During this time of uncertainty, the church office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for your needs. Please call the church office at 770-476-3776 before you come.

Please know that our church staff are praying for you. Let us continue to pray for one another and pray for the world. God will provide.

Wear Red on Pentecost Sunday: May 31st
Pentecost is Sunday, May 31st.  It is our tradition to wear red to worship on that day.  Since we can't be together, we would love to have a picture of you outfitted for Pentecost!  Please send your pictures to sesquicentennial@duluthumc.org ASAP and allow us to share!  We miss you!

Duluth First UMC Missions Ministry Hosting a "Drive-Up Food Drive" Food Collection

for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op: Wednesday, June 3rd

The Duluth First UMC Missions Ministry is hosting a "Drive-Up Food Drive" food collection for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op, a local missions ministry, on Wednesday, June 3rd, from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon). We are excited to offer a meaningful and safe way for your family to serve our community during this uncertain time. We will be collecting a variety of canned, jarred, and boxed goods for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op. A listing of items that are critically needed will be posted closer to the date of the collection.


*SAFETY NOTE: In order to ensure the safety of all participants and adhere to CDC guidelines regarding social distancing, we will have one family at a time drive up to drop off their donations. We will have a donation station set up underneath the portico in the back parking lot of the Family Life Center. Please pack your items in your car trunk, and our volunteers will collect the items directly from there. Thank you!


"Love each other as I have loved you."

John 15:12

We Love a Parade:  June 7th
You are invited to a drive through parade at the church on Sunday, June 7th, from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.  Drive in to see your church staff celebrate Sunday with you and see all the beautiful smiles as you wave and celebrate the day with us.  Follow the normal entrance to the parking lot in the front of the church.  We will be standing on the sidewalk in front of the church to greet our church family and to thank you for your support during this time.

It's been a while since we all saw each other in person and even though we cannot gather together, we can be socially distant to see you and allow you to see us.  You can watch church that morning at home together then come to church with signs and horn honks to let each other know we are the church.  Watch for last minute notification in case of rain.

We look forward to your smiling faces.

Vacation Bible School Has Been Canceled

Vacation Bible School for the summer of 2020 has been canceled.  For more information, please contact Leslie Yokeley, Director of Children’s Ministries, by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 138