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.


Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten Drive-Thru BBQ Dinner Fundraiser:
June 23rd
Are you missing the Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinners?  Are you struggling to figure out what’s for dinner on Wednesday nights?  If so, you are in luck, as our Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten is having a Drive-Thru BBQ Dinner Fundraiser on Wednesday, June 23rd, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The menu is BBQ pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, and brownie. The cost is $7.00 per person, all ages. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to enhance the playground with new mulch, equipment, and play toys.

You will need to place your order and pay online by clicking on CHRISTIAN BEGINNINGS DRIVE-THRU BBQ DINNER ORDER FORM no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, June 18th.

Please help support this wonderful ministry of Duluth First UMC!  If you would like more information or would like to make a monetary donation to the school for the playground, please contact Leslie Yokeley, Director of Children’s Ministries & Christian Beginnings, by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org.

Retirement Reception Honoring Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino:  June 27th
As you may know, Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino is retiring as a full-time Associate Pastor on June 30, 2021. We are celebrating C. Kay’s retirement with a reception in her honor on Sunday, June 27th, at noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Please stop by the Fellowship Hall with your well wishes for C. Kay and to celebrate her 17 years of full-time service at Duluth First UMC.  You can also send cards to her at the church address, 3208 Highway 120, Duluth GA 30096.  Please note we no longer use the P.O. box number.

Do not dismay, as C. Kay is returning on September 7th as a part-time Associate Pastor of Congregational Care and offering spiritual direction. Her office will remain on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center.

Mark your calendars now for this special day and join us in the celebration!

Missions Ministry to Continue Hosting Drive-Up Food Drives for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-Op During the Summer Months
Our church’s Missions Ministry will continue to host Drive-Up Food Drives for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op, a local missions ministry, during the summer months. The food drives will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Thursday, July 1st; 10 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, July 15th; 10 a.m. to noon

The food drives were hugely successful when Wednesday Night Drive-Thru Dinners were offered, and we are excited to continue to offer a meaningful and safe way for your family to serve our community. We will be collecting a variety of canned, jarred, and boxed goods at a donation station set up underneath the portico in the back of the Family Life Center.

A listing of critically needed food items will be posted closer to the date of the next food drive.

Online Patriotic Concert:  July 4th
Join us online on Sunday, July 4th, at 2:00 p.m. or anytime thereafter, for a concert of patriotic music presented by the church’s Chancel Choir and Chamber Chorale. You can view the concert on our YouTube channel (DuluthFirstUMCWorship) or Facebook page (@DFUMC.Music.WorshipArts).

The Gathering:  A New Small Group Opportunity for Anyone and Everyone on Sunday Mornings
The Gathering, a new small group opportunity open to anyone and everyone, meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m in rooms F-206-207, located on the 2nd floor of the Family Life Center. Join us as we build community and discipleship through study, discussion, fellowship, and prayer.

Rev. David Burchett and 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 Rev. David Burchett by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org for more information.

Sunday Fun Day: August 15th
4 to 6 p.m. in the church’s front parking lot.
All are welcome!
Food, fellowship, and fun!
More details to follow soon.

New COVID-19 Policy
Based on the latest guidelines from the CDC, Duluth First UMC’s COVID protocol is revised as follows, effective immediately. This applies to worship and all other church events and to all areas of the campus:

  • For those who have been fully vaccinated, masks and social distancing are not required.
  • For those who have not been fully vaccinated, masks are required and social distancing is encouraged.
  • The church will continue to make masks available for all who want or need them.

Many thanks to everyone for working together so graciously to be the church during this pandemic--from the time we went to online only on March 15, 2020, through our re-opening on June 28, and into this next phase starting right now and including this Sunday, May 23, 2021, and going forward.

Your cooperation in loving your neighbor as yourself is helping us to help people follow Jesus.