Youth/Student Ministry

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


Website and Social Media Links

Student Ministry website:  https://dfumcstudents.org/

Student Ministry Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/1087451718369330

Student Ministry Instagram page:  www.instagram.com/dfumcstudents/

Student Ministry YouTube page:  www.youtube.com/channel/UCa-34oKWJVCSZbz3NpkDHDA


Contact Us!

Min Lee, Director of Student Ministries: e-mail - mlee@duluthumc.org; phone -770-476-3776, ext. 119

Save the Dates:  Sunday Night Gatherings

Students in the 6th through 12th grades are invited to join us on Sunday nights for Sunday Night Gatherings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”), located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center. Sunday Night Gatherings include great dinners, fun games, amazing worship, inspirational and relevant messages and life-changing small groups.


Our schedule for the month of May is:

  • Sunday, May 26th: Sunday Night Gathering at 5:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”).

Please visit the Youth Ministry’s website at https://dfumcstudents.org for more information.

Register Now for the Youth Ministry Summer Mission Trip:  June 5th - 9th

Registration is now open for our Youth Ministry summer mission trip! We’ll be partnering with The Gainesville Aid Project (GAP) from Wednesday, June 5th through Sunday, June 9th. This is a mission opportunity where students and adult leaders will be in service for those in need of home repairs, wheelchair ramps, lawn care help, etc. There will also be group activities, games, and worship in the evenings. For more information or to register, please visit our youth ministry’s website: https://dfumcstudents.org/mission-trip.

We will need some adult volunteers to accompany us on this trip. If you are interested or would like to serve as a chaperone/driver on this mission trip, please contact Min Lee, Director of Youth Ministries, by e-mail at mlee@duluthumc.org

Registration is Now Open for Camp Glisson Summer 2024

Registration for Summer 2024 at Camp Glisson is now open. Glisson Camp & Retreat Center offers Summer Camp in the forests surrounding Cane Creek Falls near Dahlonega, GA.

Since 1925, this place has become holy ground as thousands have had their faith strengthened through God’s presence there in creation and Christian community. Camp Glisson is part of the North Georgia Camp & Retreat Ministries of the United Methodist Church’s North Georgia Conference.

To see the schedule and/or register, please go to https://glisson.org/register.

Youth Fall Retreat:  November 8th - 10th

Please save the dates for our Youth Ministry’s annual Rooted Fall Retreat (the North Georgia UMC Conference Retreat) hosted by Camp Glisson! The retreat dates are from Friday, November 8th, through Sunday, November, 10th. The weekend will be filled with powerful worship experiences, dedicated youth group time, fun activities, food, and lodging at Camp Glisson!

Additional information and registration will be available soon. If you have any questions, please contact Min Lee, Director of Youth Ministry, by e-mail at mlee@duluthumc.org.

Sunday Night Gathering

Students in the 6th through 12th grades are invited to join us on Sunday nights for Sunday Night Gathering from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”), located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center unless otherwise noted. Sunday Night Gathering includes great dinner, fun games, amazing worship, inspirational and relevant messages and life-changing small groups.

Wednesday Night Bible Study for Middle School and High School Students; Resuming in August 2024

We invite students (6th through 12th grades) to join us for Bible Study during the school year as we dive into the Word of God and grow together as a community!  Bible Study is held on Wednesday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. in room F149, located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.


PLEASE NOTE:  Wednesday Night Youth Bible Studies will resume in August.

Sunday School Class for Youth

We have a year-round Sunday School for students in the 6th through 12th grades on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in room F-149, located on the 1st floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center.

Parent Connection Group: Meets Wednesday Evenings; Resuming in August 2024

Every Wednesday evening, parents of all ages are meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. in room F207, located on the 2nd floor of the Sheldon Family Life Center, to discuss issues and concerns dealing with parenting in our world today from a Christian perspective. This is an open discussion group and everyone is invited to join us.

It takes a village to raise our children in a Christ-like way in our culture today, and we are building this group to serve as a place to receive support from other parents, advice and ideas from “more experienced” parents, and a reminder that you are not alone in what you are going through. For more information, please contact Rev. David Burchett by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org.


PLEASE NOTE: Parent Connection meetings will resume in August.

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 Min Lee, 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.

Min Lee: mlee@duluthumc.org
770-476-3776, ext. 119