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This Past Week… How We as FUMC Are Responding

June 6, 2020

We have grieved the tragic, violent death of George Floyd … we have watched protests … seen destruction take place … and named the racism that is among and within us.

This is how we as FUMC are responding:

• We name the sin of systemic racism and proclaim that discrimination in any form is evil and against the Gospel.

• We declare that ALL people are fully and equally created in the image of God

• As the sign at First UMC boldly proclaims: WE STAND FOR RACIAL JUSTICE & EQUALITY

 

Next Steps:

• We will make bold proclamations on our website, Facebook and other places that we stand for racial justice and equality

• We will continue to make masks to give to the NAACP to distribute and explore joining the NAACP as a congregation

• We will learn together. There is a book study for the community on the book, “White Fragility.”  50 people are already participating and all of us will have opportunity later in the summer

• We are starting a Social JUSTICE Action Committee:
A committee that is formulated specifically for this time, how we as individuals and as a congregation respond to racism in our society.  All are welcome!  Specifically invite youth/young adult voices!  Jojo Coffin-Langdon will be the staff person to take the lead on this committee.  Please email her if you would like to join.  Families@FUMCduluth.com

• Be praying for love to guide us … for deep community to form us … for justice and equality to take root

Sunday Online Services and Bulletins

April 3, 2020

Join us online and also follow along with our online bulletin.

Bulletin for Sunday, July 5, 2020

Bulletin for Sunday, June 28, 2020

Bulletin for Sunday, June 21, 2020

Bulletin for Sunday, June 14, 2020

Bulletin for Sunday, June 7, 2020

Bulletin for Pentecost Sunday, May 30, 2020

Bulletin for Sunday, May 24, 2020

Bulletin for Sunday, May 17, 2020

Sunday Bulletin for May 10, 2020 (Mothers Day/Garden Sunday)

Sunday Bulletin for May 3, 2020

Sunday Bulletin for April 26, 2020

Earth Day Sunday, Bulletin for April 19, 2020

Easter Sunday Bulletin for April 12, 2020

Palm Sunday Bulletin for April 5, 2020

FUMC Sunday Bulletin March 22, 2020

First Family Newsletter is Back in Print!

April 4, 2020

First Family is again being published as a printed and delivered newsletter! You can also still find it right here on our website. September’s edition will join years of archived newsletters. 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 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 info@fumcduluth.com

We grow stronger with adversity!

 

Upcoming Worship

October 1, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution and care and wanting to do no harm, we will not return to in-person worship until we feel it would be safe and healthy to do so. Thanks for being flexible and keeping worship a priority. 

During October, we will continue to worship online on YouTube every Sunday morning at 10am. The service can be watched any time after 10am Sunday morning, but we encourage as many of us as possible to watch together at 10am as a community of faith. Please make worship a soul destination. 

• Sunday, October 25:  We will continue our Reclaiming Jesus sermon series as we reflect on “The Peacemaker Question.”

Each weekend, Pastor Jeanine sends you the link to the online worship service. If you don’t get that email, there are other ways you can get to our worship video: 

• Go to our church webpage. You will find the link on the homepage in the red and blue “Online Worship” box: fumcduluth.com. 

Go to YouTube.com and search for “First United Methodist Church Duluth Minnesota” and it will come up (you can also find past services there). If you “Subscribe” to the channel, you can receive notices and reminders, and it’s easy to find us from your own YouTube account.

 • Click on our YouTube channel to see all of our available online worship services. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA47ISATrUsyV7xJ8b4cWww/videos
• Go the FUMC’s Facebook page. There will always be a link there as well: facebook.com/FUMCDuluth 

 

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Low-Income Children Help

May 23, 2020
PUBLIC SCHOOL HELP

Public school districts have been told to reserve money, intended to help low-income children, for private schools.

Public schools have faced three distinct challenges since the coronavirus pandemic began—scrambling to make sure that low-income children don’t go hungry, teaching students remotely who lack internet access and bracing for dramatically smaller budgets.

Congress tried to help in the $2 trillion economic relief package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES Act, by designating $13.5 billion for public schools. The money was supposed to be distributed to school districts based on the number of low-income students they enroll.

A new directive from the U.S. Department of Education, however, tells districts to share far more of the money than expected with private and religious school students, even though fewer than 5% of those children are poor.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/betsy-devos-is-robbing-poor-kids-of-coronavirus-relief-funds
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