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Worship Service Schedule Change: Begins May 27th

Sunday, May 27th

Beginning Sunday, May 27th, we will have a new schedule for our worship services. We will be combining our two Traditional Worship services into one service at 11:00 a.m., continuing our Contemporary Worship service at 9:30 a.m. in Hinton Hall (temporarily being held in the Scout Hut), and adding an abbreviated Traditional Worship service at 8:30 a.m.

The new schedule for our worship services will be as follows:

  • 8:30 a.m.—abbreviated 45-minute Traditional Worship service in the Sanctuary.
  • 9:30 a.m.—Contemporary Worship service in Hinton Hall (temporarily being held in the Scout Hut).
  • 11:00 a.m.—full Traditional Worship service in the Sanctuary.
  • The purpose of this change is to make our worship services more inviting, and to deploy our staff more effectively at Traditional as well as Contemporary Worship. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Terry Tippens, Senior Pastor, or another member of our church staff.


    Mark your calendars and save the dates for the "Shipwrecked" 2018 Vacation Bible School at Duluth First United Methodist Church, being held Monday, June 18th, through Friday, June 22nd.

    Registration will continue through May 27th.

    Vacation Bible School, held from 9 a.m. to noon each day, is for kids ages pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade. The cost is $30 per child with a maximum of $70 per family.

    Registration forms, as well as opportunities to sign up to be a volunteer at "Shipwrecked" Vacation Bible School, are available at the Information Centers and available for download by clicking on VBS 2018 Registration and Volunteer Forms. For more information please contact Leslie Yokeley, Director of Children's Ministries, by e-mail at lyokeley@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 138.


    Hands of Christ Food and Supply Drive Contest: Through the Month of May

    Are you ready for some fun with food offerings for Hands of Christ Cooperative Ministry? Hands of Christ, a local missions ministry supported by Duluth First UMC, is a non-profit, faith- based ministry dedicated to providing emergency assistance to residents of Duluth, Georgia, by utilizing the resources of local churches, businesses and the community in order to provide effective ministry to our neighbors in need. They have some critical needs right now and you can help by stepping up as a group and winning an AWESOME award from the Missions Committee.

    We have assigned your group(s) an item that is needed. Your task is to see which group can create the biggest WOW with what you gather for the Hands of Christ during May. You are on your honor to track your donations in your group and at the end of May send a note to Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org with the total of what you collected and donated.

    Place your donations in the bins marked for Hands of Christ at the back door to the Family Life Center, the Narthex inside the front doors, or the bins in the Fellowship Hall kitchen.

  • Youth – Boxed cereal – you eat this often so share your favorites.
  • Choir – Jelly – because you are so sweet and want to share your joy.
  • Children’s Sunday school classes – Canned fruit
  • UMW Circles – Tea, you loved it last month, share the joy this month.
  • 9:30 Adult Sunday School Classes – Coffee (drip or instant) – so you can help the families wake up bright and cheery like you.
  • 11:00 Adult Sunday School Classes – Rice- remember rice is a staple, just like y’all.
  • Church staff – Toilet paper – a much needed supply to finish the job.
  • If you aren’t a part of one of these groups then pick one to support, bring your donations and let me know how you supported the Food Drive.

    Blessings and joy for the fun!

    Rev. C. Kay Fuino


    Big Yard Sale to Benefit Missions Outreach: June 2nd

    Saturday, June 2nd: 9 am to 4 pm

    The Missions Committee is holding a BIG yard sale on the church’s beautiful front lawn and in the Fellowship Hall on Saturday, June 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy delicious goodies in our bake sale, and $2 hot dogs, $1 bags of chips, and $1 drinks will be available as well. Money raised in the yard sale will go to community Missions outreach.

    Here is your chance to do some spring cleaning by donating your “gently used” items for our BIG yard sale. Days and hours to receive donations in the church’s Fellowship Hall for the yard sale are:

  • Tuesday, May 29th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 30th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31st, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Enter the Fellowship Hall’s red front door, located to the right of the main Sanctuary, where our yard sale crew will assist you and help get your items into the Fellowship Hall.

    Items in good condition, that can be taken in at the yard sale include:

  • Baby Strollers
  • “Bouncy seats”
  • Clothing for infants, toddlers, children, and adults, including coats
  • Blue Jeans
  • Shoes or boots in good condition, in a pair inside a bag
  • Lamps
  • Small furniture
  • Decorative items for the home – e.g., collectibles,
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Sports equipment
  • Video games (not computers)
  • Toys in good condition
  • Landscaping and garden tools that do not require gasoline or power
  • Bicycles and tricycles
  • Kitchen items, including kitchen knives
  • Paintings, wall art and wall mirrors (can be propped up on the Fellowship Hall stage)
  • China pieces, and sets of china, with the whole set in a box – glass and crystal sets
  • Antiques and collectibles, excluding large antique furniture
  • Items that cannot be taken in and sold at the Yard Sale include:

    Books – these should be put in the Barnes Class box at the rear door of the Family Life Center, for sale by the Barnes Class at Fall Festival. Books will not be sold in the June 2nd yard sale.

    Other items including guns, ammunition, or hunting knives; CRT monitors (old technology); computers or electronics; telephones; baby car seats; baby cribs and baby mattresses; mattresses of any size; power tools; lawn mowers or edgers; dangerous items or toys; large furniture; canned food or food not prepared on the church premises; wheelchairs or walkers; vehicles, boats, or trailers.

    For more information please contact Cathy Haas by e-mail at cchaas77@gmail.com.


    Baptism Study – “By Water and the Spirit”: Beginning June 3rd

    Beginning June 3rd

    Brady Beard, a Candler Graduate student, will lead a study about the sacrament of baptism as understood in our United Methodist Church. The book is a resource to understanding between the baptismal covenant and daily discipleship. The cost of the book is $10 or also available on Amazon to download to your Kindle for $8. The class will meet on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on June 3rd and ending on June 24th. Please register by May 21st in order to have the books in time for the first class.

    This class is open to anyone who would like to know more about our sacraments. You do not need to be a member of the church. Please invite your friends to join you, they may have questions about our beliefs and why we do the things we do in our denomination.

    Please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117 if you have any questions.


    Caregivers United Support Group: June 3rd

    Sunday afternoons; 2-4 pm, room B-113

    The responsibility of providing round-the-clock care for a loved one is often an all-consuming job. Caregivers United Support Group was created for caregivers needing an outlet to share their challenges, struggles and successes as well as exchange practical information and resources. This support group is a place to connect with other caregivers and find encouragement and support! We invite all caregivers to join us on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. in room B-113.


    Bereavement Support Group: June 11th

    Monday, May 14th; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms F-204/205

    The Bereavement Support Group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Monday, June 11th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms F-204/205 (please note change in room location), located on the 2nd floor of the Family Life Center. Everyone who has had a loss is welcome to attend. The group is led by Stephen Ministers.

    For more information please contact Brenda Bridges at 770-476-5126, or call the church office at 770-476-3776.


    Study - Paul’s Missionary Journey’s: Beginning June 17th

    Beginning June 17th

    Another option for summer study, “Paul’s Missionary Journey’s”, begins on June 17th. Join Rev. C. Kay Fuino on select Sunday evenings in June and July for an overview of Paul and his missionary journeys. The class will cover the sequence of events in a historical text, and comparison of those events with other known events from relevant sources. The class will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 on June 17th, June 24th, July 1st, July 8th and conclude on July 22nd. There is no book required for the study other than a study Bible. Please register with Tracy Brinker for this class so we know how many handouts to create.

    Please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117 if you have any questions.


    Holy Communion Study – “This Holy Mystery”: Beginning July 1st

    Beginning July 1st

    Dr. David Daniel, Minister of Music & Worship Arts, will lead a study about the sacrament of communion as understood in our United Methodist Church. Holy Communion is about realizing the presence of Christ in our lives for the gathered community and your personal call from Christ. The study will explore the mystery, the table servants, the table itself and the liturgy of the service. Join Dr. Daniel on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. beginning on July 1st and ending on August 5th. If you would like to order a book the cost is $13 or also available on Amazon to download to your Kindle for $10. Please register by June 18th in order to have the books in time for the first class.

    This class is open to anyone who would like to know more about our sacraments. You do not need to be a member of the church. Please invite your friends to join you, they may have questions about our beliefs and why we do the things we do in our denomination.

    Please contact Rev. C. Kay Fuino by e-mail at ckfuino@duluthumc.org or call 770-476-3776, ext. 117 if you have any questions.


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