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Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: October 24th

Wednesday, October 24th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall, Family Life Center

The Dinner Belles and Beaus prepare excellent meals at very reasonable prices. Dinner is served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Hinton Hall of the Family Life Center. Enjoy fellowship around the table with family and friends.

The menu for October 24th is Coq au Vin (chicken with mushroom sauce) noodles, broccoli, squash casserole, rolls, and dessert. For the kids – chicken tenders and fries. We also offer a salad bar special - for only $4 you can enjoy a fully stocked salad bar, a baked potato/sweet potato, dessert and drink.

Prices are: adults - $7; seniors (age 60 and up) - $6; children ages 11 years and under $4; children under 2 years eat for free; no family (immediate family members only) pays more than $19. You can now pay for your dinner(s) with a credit card or debit card.


"Coffee with Jesus" Adult Bible Study

Wednesday evenings; 6- 7 pm, rooms F-145/146

What would it be like to have coffee with Jesus? How would that conversation go? What would you ask?

Coffee with Jesus is a study based on a comic strip of the same name. In the comic strip you will meet several characters who honestly engage with Jesus about their successes and failures, wants and needs, effectively showing what conversation with God – or prayer – might look like.

The class begins Wednesday, October 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in F-145. To register, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org. The cost of $20 includes the textbook.


“Book Bunch” Story Time for 3 Year Olds

Wednesday Evenings, 6:15 to 6:45 pm in the church library

Book Bunch, a story time for three year olds, meets in the Family Life Center library on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. Each month will have a different theme and activity, so come and join the fun!

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.


Youth Ministry Bible Studies for Middle School and High School Students

Wednesday evenings, 6 to 7 pm in the Youth Center

Weekly Youth Ministry Bible studies for Middle School and High School students are held Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Youth Center (“The Fish Tank”). Middle School students (grades 6-8) will meet together, and High School students (grades 9-12) will meet together. These studies will be based on issues that our youth face in their everyday lives, and will concentrate on applying Biblical principles to their everyday lives.

For additional information, please contact Rev. David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries, by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org or calling 770-476-3776, ext. 119.


“Parenting the Love and Logic Way” Class: Through December 5th

Wednesday evenings, 6 to 7 pm, rooms E-134/136

Duluth First UMC is excited to be offering the class Parenting the Love and Logic Way on Wednesday evenings through December 5th, from 6 to 7 p.m. in rooms E-134/136. Designed for parents of preschool and elementary age children, this class helps you navigate the daily challenges of being a parent. Rev. Lynne Smith of North Georgia Family Counseling Centers is the facilitator. The wellbeing of families is her primary focus.

For more information, please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart. by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org, or call 770-476-3776, ext. 128.


“Parenting Beyond Your Capacity” Study: Through November 7th

Wednesday evenings, 6 to 7 pm, rooms F-153/154

Parenting Beyond Your Capacity, a 12-week study on parenting teens, will begin on Wednesday evening, August 15th, from 6 to 7 p.m. in rooms F-153/154, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. The study will be led by Rev. David Burchett, Director of Youth Ministries.

You can sign up for this study and reserve your book by contacting David by e-mail at dburchett@duluthumc.org or calling 770-476-3776, ext. 119, or you can sign up at the Wednesday Night Dinner on August 8th. This will be a DVD and discussion driven study based on the book Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by authors Reggie Joiner and Carey Nieuwhof.


GriefShare Support Group Meeting

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 8 pm

GriefShare Support Group, a weekly seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them, is a 13-week session that includes video discussion and group discussion. GriefShare, which begins a new series of sessions on Wednesday, August 22nd, will meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in room F-151, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. You are given a workbook for journaling, note taking and grief study.

You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any session you missed in our next 13-week cycle. Please visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org for more information or contact Brenda Bridges at 770-476-5126 or Sue French at 770-476-9106.


“Hope…. The Next Step” Support Group Meeting

Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 8 pm

The thirteen-week GriefShare class, with video/workbook, provides the tools and instruction on how to move forward in your life while you are grieving a recent loss. The new support group, Hope...The Next Step, moves beyond the learning aspect and focuses on the emotional support and encouragement to use those learned tools in a long-term manner. Both the GriefShare class and Hope...The Next Step support group will be led by two Stephen Minister co-facilitators. Suggestions for Hope...The Next Step are completion of two or three GriefShare class sessions and 2+ years after an experienced loss.

Hope...The Next Step support group meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room F-150, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center. For more information on the support group, please contact Sandra Town at 404-735-3752 or by e-mail at sandy_10_30@earthlink.net.


Trunk or Treat: October 31st

Wednesday, October 31st; 5 to 6:30 pm, church front parking lot

Halloween is coming! Get your trunk ready for giving out Halloween treats! Join us on Wednesday, October 31st, for Trunk-or-Treat, a fun and safe trick-or-treat experience at the church from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the front parking lot.

Bring your friends and family to our Trunk-or-Treat event. Come in costume, park your car, and pop the trunk! Set-up time begins at 4:30 p.m. and trick-or-treating begins at 5:00 p.m. Share a trunk load of goodies with your friends and neighbors, or just join in the fun as a trick-or-treater! Our regularly scheduled Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall will not be held on October 31st, but a hot dog supper will be offered in the Fellowship Hall. Donations will be accepted.

Whatever you do, make sure you join us on Halloween for this fun filled, family-friendly event! This is a great way to reach out to the community. Come be a part of the fellowship and check out the amazing trunks and costumes.

For more information please contact Rev. Beth Brown Shugart by e-mail at bshugart@duluthumc.org or call 770-476- 3776, ext. 128.


Bereavement Support Group: November 12th

Monday, November 12th; 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, November 12th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rooms F-204/205, 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.


Senior Fellowship Program & Luncheon: November 13th

Tuesday, November 13th; 11 am to 1 pm in the Fellowship Hall

The Senior Fellowship will meet for its monthly program and luncheon on Tuesday, November 13th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great way for senior adults to come together for food, fun and fellowship.

The meeting begins at 11 a.m. and the program starts at 11:15 a.m. Lunch is $3 per person and begins at noon. All senior adults are welcome to attend the program or the lunch or both. For more information, please contact Sarah Shafer at 770-277-4695.


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