Youth Ministry

Exciting Things Are Happening in Youth Ministry at Duluth First UMC!

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Contact Us!

David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries:  e-mail -; phone - 770-476-3776, ext. 124

Min Lee, Associate Director of Youth Ministries: e-mail -; phone -770-476-3776, ext. 119

Save the Dates for May

  • Sunday, May 1st: Sunday Night Gathering at 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”)
  • Sunday, May 8th: No Sunday Night Gathering (Mother’s Day)
  • Sunday, May 15th: Senior Recognition Night at 5:30 p.m. in Hinton Hall (For graduating high school seniors and their families only) / Sunday Night Gathering at 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”)
  • Sunday, May 22nd: Sunday Fun Day at 4 p.m. in the church’s front parking lot
  • Sunday, May 29th: No Sunday Night Gathering (Memorial Day weekend)

Sunday Fun Day: May 22nd

Make plans to join us this coming Sunday afternoon, May 22nd, from 4 to 6 p.m. for Sunday Fun Day! Join us in the church’s front parking lot for a whole lot of fun! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors, as we will have a DJ, games, inflatables, and Toofpik The Clown.

The Kona Ice Truck will be here offering refreshing shaved ice treats (cash, credit cards, and Venmo accepted).

Click on Sunday Fun Day to see a promo video for the event, as well as photos from our last Sunday Fun Day. We hope to see you there for a great time of fun and fellowship!
We are still in need of adult volunteers to take shifts at each inflatable station to make sure they run smoothly! Please review the available slots by clicking on the link below and click on the sign up button to volunteer.
Sign up link:
Min Lee, Associate Director of Youth Ministry, will be in touch with you to walk you through what you will be asked to do. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Min Lee by e-mail at

Thank you in advance for your service!

Youth Summer Mission Trip: June 22nd - 26th

We are so excited to share about a great youth summer mission trip on June 22nd - 26th! Gainesville Aid Project is a mission opportunity in the Gainesville, Hall County area. Students and adult leaders will be in service for those in need of home repairs, wheelchair ramps, lawn care help, etc. during the days, and will participate in group activities, games, and worship around the circle in the evenings.

Please note that we have six slots available for this trip and it will be first come, first served basis. We will be in need of some adult volunteers to accompany us on this trip. If you might be interested in serving as a chaperone/leader/driver on this mission trip, please contact David Burchett by e-mail at, and/or Min Lee by e-mail at
The dates for the mission trip are Wednesday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 26th. We will leave approximately at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22nd, and return to the church at approximately 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th. There is no cost for the first six students to register, and the registration deadline is Sunday, May 22nd. For additional information, please visit the Gainesville Aid Project website at

Bible Studies for Middle School and High School Students

Weekly Youth Ministry Bible studies for Middle School and High School students are held Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. in room F-154, located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center building.  These studies will be based on issues that our youth face in their everyday lives, and will concentrate on applying Biblical principles to their everyday lives.

Sunday School Class 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 Night Gathering

Students will gather in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”), located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center building, at 5:30 p.m.  There will be dinner, announcements, games, worship, a message, and small groups based on age and gender.  Youth Group will end at 7:30 p.m.

We Need You!

Youth - We need YOU to make Youth Group a success, after all that's why it's called Youth Group.

Parents and other interested adults - We need YOU to make youth group a success.  We are always seeking new counselors to join the A-Team or to chaperone events. 

Please contact David Burchett (Director of Youth Ministries) and/or Min Lee (Associate Director of Youth Ministries) by e-mail or phone if you would like to help with our youth or if you have any questions about any of these events/programs.

David Burchett:
Min Lee:
770-476-3776, ext. 124 (David) / ext. 119 (Min)