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 3, 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. - Morning Prayer

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.

Duluth First UMC Children’s Ministry Hosting a "Drive-Up Food Drive" Food Collection

for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op: Wednesday, March 25th

The Duluth First UMC Children’s Ministry is hosting a "Drive-Up Food Drive" food collection for the Hands of Christ Duluth Co-op, a local missions ministry, on Wednesday, March 25th, 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. Items needed include canned peas, canned tuna, canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, boxed pasta, jelly, and chunky soups. You can also click on Food Drive flyer to download a listing of the items needed.


*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. 


"Love each other as I have loved you." -John 15:12

Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th;
Donations of Candy Needed by April 8th

Come join us on Saturday, April 11th, (rain or shine) for an Easter Egg Hunt at Duluth First UMC!  The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a gathering in the Fellowship Hall. Children, preschool through elementary age, and their families from are invited to participate.

Donations of individually wrapped candy are needed to fill the plastic eggs. Candy donations may be dropped off in the Easter candy donation baskets located in the Fellowship Hall, outside of Hinton Hall and inside the front doors of the Sanctuary. Donations are needed by Wednesday, April 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 128.

Vacation Bible School: June 15th - 20th

Mark your calendars and save the dates for the “Rocky Railway” Vacation Bible School, where Jesus’ power pulls us through! Vacation Bible School, being held Monday, June 15th, through Friday, June 19th, from 9 a.m. to noon each day, is for kids ages pre-Kindergarten through rising 6th grade.

There is no cost for VBS - its FREE this year! Registration has begun and you need to register as soon as possible because spots are limited and will fill up quickly. All registration - participant and volunteer - is done online by clicking on vbspro.events/p/4e6b93.

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