As you may be aware, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to restructure its nonprofit organization and pay Sexual Abuse Survivors who were abused during their time in Scouting. Sexual Abuse Survivors include anyone who was sexually abused during their time in Scouting on or before February 18, 2020. We are requesting your assistance in notifying anyone you are in contact with who may have been involved with Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, or any entity or activity associated with Scouting.
Click on the following link to find a short one-page notice, which provides additional information about the bankruptcy case and the deadline to file claims by November 16, 2020. You can also obtain further information and materials by visiting www.OfficialBSAclaims.com or calling 1-866-907-2721.
Rainbow Village provides an opportunity for families to recover from the devastation of homelessness, addiction and abuse. Housing, life skills training, counseling and after school programs are provided to families making it possible for families to break the cycle of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. Click on Rainbow Village Wish List to download a copy of the current list.
Please visit their website at www.rainbowvillage.org.
Our Flower Guild will be arranging flowers for worship services in both the Sanctuary and Hinton Hall. Seven teams of talented, eager-to-serve Flower Guild members will create beautiful arrangements each week. As always, church members and friends are invited to purchase flowers in memory or in honor of a loved one, or to mark a special event, such as a birthday, anniversary, etc.
The cost for each arrangement is $100 for three vases (2 vases in the Sanctuary/1 vase in the Grand Hall. Flower designations will be listed in the church bulletin for the Sanctuary services, and displayed on the screens for worship in Hinton Hall.
Click on Worship Services Flowers Order Form to download a copy of the order form. Please place orders at least one week in advance. Your completed form and payment must be received in order to reserve a date. For more information or to see if a specific date is available, please contact Tracy Brinker in the church office by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-476-3776.
Do friends often come to you to share their feelings and confide in you? Are you an encourager with a tender heart for helping people who are hurting or struggling? If you answered yes, you may be a great candidate to serve as a Stephen Minister.
Duluth First UMC is looking for men and women Stephen Minister candidates with a desire to serve God by providing confidential one-to-one Christian care and support to those in our church and community who are going through difficult times.
The role of the Stephen Minister is to journey alongside their care receiver for as long as needed, providing support, encouragement and prayers for him or her every step of the way. Stephen Ministers are not problem solvers; they focus on providing care and look to God to provide the healing.
The training for Stephen Ministers is excellent (50 hrs) and equips Stephen Ministers to provide emotional and spiritual care for people in the midst of a crisis or struggling with life challenges. The training for new Stephen Ministers will begin in October. Applications can be found in the Atrium or can be downloaded by clicking on 2019 Stephen Minister Application.
Completed applications are to be submitted to Rev. C. Kay Fuino or Ann Fleming by Sunday, September 22nd. For more information about Stephen Ministry, contact Rev. Fuino by e-mail email@example.com or call 770-472-3776, ext. 117, or call Ann Fleming at 678-644-9108.
We are pleased to offer for sale CD recordings of the weekly scriptures and sermons for both the traditional and contemporary worship services. There are also free mp3 audio files of each week's sermons available by clicking on SERMONS.
CD recordings are $5 each. Proceeds go towards the Homebound CD Ministry, which provides recordings of the scriptures and sermons to our church’s homebound members.
We cannot offer CD recordings or web broadcasts which include the music, as some of the hymns and many of the anthems are currently under copyright. Only by seeking separate permission for each song currently under copyright could we attempt to offer these musical recordings. And failure to comply with the copyright law could result in a fine of at least $250,000 per offense.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and thank you for understanding as we attempt to be good citizens and good stewards.