Coppertop News

All-Church Winter Camping

January 1, 2019

March 1, 2019
Sign-up for our All-Church Winter Camping event. The cost is $42/person (children under 4 are free). There will be lots of time to sit around the fire to chat, worship, journal, read, and play board games. There will be children and family activities. Call the church office (218-727-5021) for more information.

Faith Forum, January-May, 2019

January 1, 2019

This winter’s Faith Forum programs feature presenters who have selected a special hymn. They will then use creative ways to tell that hymn’s story and how it has touched their hearts.

Jan. 6 Hymn: “For All the Saints” Pat Miller

Jan. 13 Hymn:”Amazing Grace” Liz Taylor

Jan. 20 Hymn: “On Eagle’s Wings” Steve Farrell

Jan. 27 Hymn:”The Old Rugged Cross” & “Be Not Afraid” Mike Goodlet

Feb.3 Hymn:”I Love to Tell the Story” Ron Yardley

Feb.10 Hymn:”Lift Up Your Voice and Sing” Lee Ball

Feb. 17 Hymn:”This Is My Song” Tim Robinson

Feb. 24 The United Methodist World: What’s Happening? Pastor Jeanine Alexander

Mar. 3 Hymn:”I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry” Kevin Peterson

Mar. 10 The United Methodist World: What Happened? Pastor Jeanine Alexander

Mar. 17 Hymn: “What Wonderous Love is This” Shelley Gruskin

Mar. 24 Hymn: “Healer of Our Every Ill” Mark Harvey

Mar. 31 Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” Mark Whitlock

              What’s Happening In Duluth?    

Apr. 7  “What’s Happening at Lake Superior College?” Dr. Patrick Johns

Apr. 14  “What’s Happening at the Center For Changing Lives?” Robin Pestalozzi

Apr. 28  “What’s Happening at the Bethel?” Lisa Rindahl

May 5  “What’s Happening at Temple Israel?” Rabbi David Steinberg

May 12  “What’s Happening at St. Mark’s Church?” Pastor Tracy Gibson

May 19  “What’s Happening at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church?” Pastor David Carlson

May 26   TBD

Carol Donahue Music Scholarship Application & Wreath Order Forms

October 29, 2018

Carol M Donahue Scholarship Application Form

Wreath Order Form

The Carol Donahue Music Scholarship of FUMC has five students receiving scholarships in 2018-2019: Tommy Kishida, studying piano and Saige Mattson, studying the French horn, both of FUMC. Three other students are from the Arrowhead Region: Nick Berglund, a young pianist from Proctor; Sam Brenner, an organ student from Cloquet; and Ben Fina, a piano student from Peace Church, Duluth. The scholarship committee encourages young people ages 12-18 to continue their musical interest by applying and auditioning for this scholarship, so they may broaden their musical skills and share those skills within their own church communities and schools.

Ongoing funding for the Donahue Music Scholarship will occur as the winter months are upon us, with a scone sale on November 18. Christmas wreaths and door swags will also be available in the narthex on November 25, December 2 and December 9 following worship.

If you know a music student age 12- 18 who is serious about their musical studies, the Carol M. Donahue Music Scholarship information and application can be found on the First United Methodist Church website.

The Carol M. Donahue Music Scholarship Committee thanks you for your continued support, gifts, and prayers for these young students.

For more information, you may contact Carol Donahue at:
218-879-3456 or email,

Committee Members: Barb Lindgren, Jenna Mattson,
Olliver Houx, Sarah Sapyta, Peg Lee, and Carol Donahue