Current COVID-19 Policy

We are now back to our base-level COVID policy:

Based on the latest guidelines from the CDC, Duluth First UMC’s COVID protocol applies to worship and all other church events and to all areas of the campus:

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

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 with masks on June 28, 2020, and into this next phase going forward.


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


Terry Tippens,

Senior Pastor

8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service

July 3, 2022: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Galatians 5:1, 13-15 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon:  The Call of Freedom
  • Holy Communion
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.


July 10, 2022: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Luke 10:25-37 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon:  Finding the Way
  • Holy Communion
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.


July 17, 2022: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Luke 10:38-42 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon:  So Ordinary
  • Holy Communion
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service

July 3, 2022: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Dr. C. Kay Fuino, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Galatians 5:1, 13-15 (Common English Bible)
  • Sermon:  The Call of Freedom
  • Holy Communion
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.


July 10, 2022: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Luke 12:13-21 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  Kingdom Parables: What Are They Worth?
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Song Lyrics:  Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.


July 17, 2022: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Luke 13:6-9 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  Kingdom Parables: The Fig Tree
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Song Lyrics:  Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service

July 3, 2022: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Scripture:  Ephesians 2:1-10 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  Grace, Faith, and Good Works
  • Holy Communion
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.


July 10, 2022: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Scripture:  Isaiah 40:21-31 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  God Strengthens the Powerless
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.


July 17, 2022: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Scripture:  1 Peter 3:18-20; 4:6 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  Christ Seeks the Lost, Always and Everywhere
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Handout: Available soon
  • Children, newborn through 5 years of age, are eligible for group care in the Duluth First United Methodist Church nursery during the 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services.

Our Worship Services & Authentic Worship

Church can be an intimidating place to visit — especially if you don’t know what to expect. Our Sunday morning worship services are the beginning for most people at Duluth First United Methodist Church. We invite you to experience what the gospel means both intellectually and relationally at one of our three Sunday worship services.


Our greeters will warmly welcome you and answer any questions about Duluth First United Methodist Church that you may have. Engage with others as much as you want, or remain anonymous if you prefer. We hope that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love and joy that comes from a community of people who love Jesus.


At Duluth First United Methodist Church we look for God’s love in our lives as the evidence that we have been truly worshipping Him. Authentic worship, central to everything, means learning to recognize God’s goodness while delighting to deepen in our responses.


It is our goal, as individuals and as a community, to unite our actions, intentions, and emotions in loving response to God. It means transforming the ways we think so that what we do and who we are become one—in, for, through, and to the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.