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Current Sunday Online Services and Bulletins

November 19, 2021

We hope you will be able to join us, in-person, for this Sunday’s service at 10:00am. If you are unable to be there, please join us online where we will be streaming the service live on our YouTube channel beginning around 9:55. It will also be available anytime following the service.

This week is the first Sunday in Advent. Pastor Jeanine’s sermon is titled “O Little Inn of Bethlehem…and the Twin Ports.”

Here is the link to the Ministry Sign-In card  for those who will watch online either live or at a later time. If you are attending in-person you may also record your attendance in this manner if you wish. If you need help or have questions, you can call the church office at 218-727-5021.

You can find all of our online services on the Worship Service Video and Bulletin Archive and on our YouTube Channel.

Bulletin for Sunday, November 28, 2021

Bulletin for Thanksgiving Sunday, November 21, 2021

Bulletin for Sunday, November 14, 2021

Bulletin for Sunday, November 7, 2021, All Saints Sunday

Bulletin for Sunday, October 31, 2021

Bulletin for Sunday, October 24, 2021


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First Family—Printed and Online

November 1, 2021

First Family,  FUMC’s monthly newsletter, is both published online and delivered to your homes. November’s First Family will join years of archived newsletters on this website. They are always there and they are searchable. We have also decided to activate all the links within First Family to allow you to simply click to bring you directly to websites and email addresses.

Take a look, share the link, bookmark the page, or download to have on your computer if you wish. If you, or someone you know, would like to have First Family delivered, please email


Job Opening: Worship Band Director

November 1, 2021

First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop) is a progressive, 500-member congregation, located on Duluth’s Skyline Parkway. We have a long tradition of musical excellence in a wide variety of genres, and music is an integral and critical component of our worship services. We are a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network, a network of United Methodist congregations seeking full inclusion for, and participation of, members of the LGBTQ community. In addition, our congregation is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We have an immediate opening for a part-time Worship Band Director for our worship band “Tapestry.”  The Worship Band Director is responsible for recruiting and training members for Tapestry, and directing them both in rehearsal and our worship services. We have one “blended” worship service each week and each service contains a creative mix of music. Because of the blended worship format, Tapestry plays an integral role in these services, along with our many other music groups and our organist. Tapestry plays during Sunday services most weeks during the school year and once a month in the summer. The Worship Band Director reports to the Director of Music Ministries, and is expected to maintain a collaborative relationship with our pastor and other music directors in using music to support the spiritual development and mission of the congregation.

The position is open September 1, 2021 or until filled.


  • BA or BS Degree in Music (performance or teaching) or equivalent experience in leading music ensembles
  • Ability to lead a music ensemble while also participating in the group
  • Ability to select music for eclectic tastes and appropriate for a theologically-progressive congregation

For a copy of the complete job description and/or to submit an application, please contact Velda Bell, Director of Music Ministries/Organist, at or 218-727-5021.

First United Methodist Church
230 E. Skyline Parkway
Duluth, MN 55811

Lead Sound Technician Position Available

March 12, 2019

Sound Technician Position Available

First United methodist Church is looking for a new sound technician. The tasks involve setting up sound equipment and operating a sound board at Sunday morning worship services and Wednesday evening Tapestry worship band rehearsals. The Sunday morning duties are year-round. The Wednesday evening duties are primarily during the school year. The compensation is $20/hour. Candidates with prior experience are preferred, but we are willing to train promising candidates! If you are interested in this position or know someone who might be interested, please have them contact Alex Flinner at or 218-349-6749.

Upcoming Worship

November 1, 2021

We continue to worship in person in our Sanctuary every Sunday at 10am AND online on YouTube every Sunday morning beginning at 9:55am. The service can also be watched anytime after 10am Sunday morning. The service on YouTube is a livestream of the service happening in the Sanctuary. At this time, due to the conference COVID plan as well as the county’s request for masks indoors for all people regardless of vaccination status, we are asking everyone to wear masks at all times indoors. Weather permitting, we will have our fellowship time each Sunday outdoors, as we will not be eating or drinking indoors.

Sunday, November 7: All-Saints Sunday – we will name, light a candle, and ring a bell for those from our congregation who have died this past year. We will recognize Veterans Day and will celebrate Holy Communion. Remember that it is also daylight saving time, so set your clock back an hour.

Sunday, November 14: Consecration Sunday – you will be asked to make estimates of your financial giving to the ministry and mission of our church for 2022. You will receive a bowl of soup following worship to enjoy at home (see pastor’s article for more information).

Sunday, November 21: Thanksgiving Sunday – we will unveil and kick off our Advent/Christmas mission project.

Sunday, November 28: – First Sunday in Advent – The Candle of Hope. The sermon is called, “O Little Inn of Bethlehem… and the Twin Ports.”

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