Duluth First UMC's COVID-19 Policy

Effective May 15, 2021

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

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

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 on June 28, and into this next phase starting right now and including this Sunday, May 23, 2021, and 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

August 1, 2021: 10th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher:  Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Colossians 2:6-15 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: Colossians—The Supremacy of Christ (week 4): Conqueror
  • Holy Communion
  • Streamed online live on the Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship:  Available soon


August 8, 2021: 11th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher:  Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Colossians 2:16-23 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: Colossians—The Supremacy of Christ (week 5): Better
  • Holy Communion
  • Streamed online live on the Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship: Available soon


August 15, 2021: 12th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher:  Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Colossians 3:1-11 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: Colossians—The Supremacy of Christ (week 6): The New You
  • Holy Communion
  • Streamed online live on the Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship: Available soon

11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service

August 1, 2021: 10th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher:  Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Colossians 2:6-15 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: Colossians—The Supremacy of Christ (week 4): Conqueror
  • Holy Communion
  • Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Song Lyrics: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Bulletin: Available soon


August 8, 2021: 11th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher:  Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Colossians 2:16-23 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: Colossians—The Supremacy of Christ (week 5): Better
  • Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Song Lyrics: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Bulletin: Available soon


August 15, 2021: 12th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher:  Rev. David Burchett, Assistant Pastor and Director of Youth Ministries
  • Scripture:  Colossians 3:1-11 (English Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon: Colossians—The Supremacy of Christ (week 6): The New You
  • Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Song Lyrics: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Bulletin: Available soon

11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship Service

August 1, 2021: 10th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor
  • Scripture:  Genesis 1:1-5 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  Blessed Assurance
  • Holy Communion
  • Streamed online live on the Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Bulletin: Available soon


August 8, 2021: 11th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Streamed online live on the Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Bulletin: Available soon


August 15, 2021: 12th Sunday after Pentecost

  • Preacher: Rev. Beth Brown Shugart, Associate Pastor
  • Scripture:  Psalm 111 (New Revised Standard Version Bible)
  • Sermon:  An Important To-Do List
  • Streamed online live on the Duluth First UMC Worship YouTube Page:  Duluth First UMC Worship
  • Order of Worship: Available soon
  • Children's Worship Bulletin: Available soon

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.