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Caregivers United Support Group: February 18th

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.


The Roadrunners to Visit the Mercedes-Benz Stadium: February 20th

Tuesday, February 20th

Join The Roadrunners on Tuesday, February 20th, as they travel to downtown Atlanta to tour the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the city’s new world-class stadium and home to the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta United. During the tour guests will get the chance to see a behind-the-scenes look at premium club spaces, locker rooms, press box, and “based on availability” play on the field. Interesting facts about the Mercedes-Benz Stadium include:

  • Stadium height: 305 ft. or 30 stories (vs. Georgia Dome 275 ft. or 27 stories)
  • Stadium square footage: 2 million sq. ft. (vs. Georgia Dome 1.6 million sq. ft.)
  • The Halo Board is the first display of its kind ever created and is 58 feet tall and 1,100 linear feet around.
  • Largest non-transparent LED video display in the world.
  • More than 38.1 million LEDs (38,193,665 LEDs.)
  • Please make your reservation for this trip at the Senior Fellowship program and luncheon on Tuesday, February 13th. The cost of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium tour is $20 per person. The Roadrunners will leave the church front parking lot promptly at 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be on your own at Molly B’s restaurant, a contemporary, southern-style chophouse located in the stadium. The Roadrunners will arrive back at the church at 3:00 p.m.


    Blood Drive: February 21st

    Wednesday, February 21st; 3-7 pm in the Fellowship Hall

    An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at Duluth First United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 21st (rescheduled from January 17th due to inclement weather), from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Every donor will get a token of our appreciation and we will have 2 prize drawings as well as t-shirts.

    The benefits of donating blood are:

  • It feels great to donate!
  • You get free juice and delicious cookies.
  • It’s something you can spare. Most people have blood to spare...yet, there is still not enough to go around.
  • You will help ensure blood is on the shelf when needed. Most people don’t think they’ll ever need blood, but many do.
  • You will be someone’s hero! In fact, you could help save more than one life with just one donation.
  • If you are already committed to giving a gift of life, please:

  • Make an appointment online by clicking on American Red Cross Blood Drive Online Registration;
  • Make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767);
  • Contact Tracy Brinker by e-mail at tbrinker@duluthumc.org, or by calling 770-476 3776, ext. 112.
  • Last, but not least, as a “walk-in” on Blood Drive Day.
  • “...use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.”

    Ephesians 4:28b (NLT)


    Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: February 21st

    Wednesday, February 21st; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall

    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 February 21st is BBQ pork on a bun, baked beans, cole slaw, corn on the cob, and dessert. For the kids - pizza. 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.


    GriefShare Support Group Meets on Wednesday Evenings

    Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in room F-151

    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 began a new series of sessions on January 3rd, meets 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 during the 13-week cycle. Please visit the GriefShare website at www.griefshare.org for more information or contact Dana Thielmann at 678-641-7863, or the church office at 770-476-3776.


    “Hope... The Next Step” Support Group Meets Wednesday Evenings

    Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room F-150

    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, 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 The Next Step support group will be led by two Stephen Minister co-facilitators. Suggestions for The Next Step are completion of two or three GriefShare class sessions and 2+ years after an experienced loss.

    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.


    Wednesday Night Dinner in Hinton Hall: February 28th

    Wednesday, February 28th; 5 to 6:30 pm in Hinton Hall

    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 February 28th is beef tips, rice, broccoli, butternut squash, biscuits, and dessert. For the kids - hamburgers 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.


    United Methodist Women’s Amazing Women Event: March 10th

    Saturday, March 10th

    The United Methodist Women invite all women of the church to join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship at our annual Amazing Women event on Saturday, March 10th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enjoy a delicious dinner and amazing entertainment along with your church friends and neighbors. We ask for a $6 donation at the door to cover the cost of the meal.

    Our program this year will be a visit from the infamous Jezebel of Bible fame. You can read her story in 1 Kings 16:29-33; 18:1-4; 21:1-16; 2 Kings 9:30-37. Of all the bad girls of the Bible, Jezebel may very well be the “baddest”! We are honored to have Dee Brinson Collier from Ocala, Florida, return to bring Jezebel to life for us. Dee does amazing characterizations of many historical figures, including Cori ten Boom, Martha Washington and Sacajawea. So we are definitely in for a treat.

    Our Love offering will be going to Fugees Family, a ministry which helps child survivors of war rebuild their lives one step at a time, by giving them the structure and support they need, through soccer and academics.

    Sign-up sheets are in the Gathering Room and outside Hinton Hall. Please let us know you are joining us so our chefs are prepared! Our meal will include Watergate salad, pork loin with Jezebel sauce, sweet potatoes, green beans, homemade rolls and a variety of Trifles for dessert. (After all, Jezebel was trifling sort of gal!) This annual event is not to be missed. Please sign up TODAY! For additional information, please contact Terrie Adkins at 770-476-7981.


    Bereavement Support Group: March 12th

    Monday, March 12th; 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room F-151

    The Bereavement Support Group meets on the 2nd Monday of each month. The next meeting will be held on Monday, March 12th, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room F-151, located on the 1st floor of the Family Life Center (please note the new meeting room loaction). 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.


    “Parenting the Love and Logic Way” Parenting Classes Begin April 11th

    Begins Wednesday, April 11th

    Rev. Lynne Smith, a facilitator of Parenting the Love & Logic Way and Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun, will be leading a parenting class in April. The dates are April 11th, 18th, and 25th at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Parents and grandparents are welcome.

    Parenting the Love and Logic Way will be offered again in the Fall of 2018. The April class is a short introduction. If you would like to know more about the class, please check out www.loveandlogic.com.


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