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Christmas Wreaths and Swags

October 29, 2018


Order your Christmas wreaths and swags at the table in the Narthex. Wreaths and swags are $25 each and can be picked up after church on Sundays from November 24 through December 15. All proceeds from the sales will go to the Carol Donahue Music Scholarship Fund; music scholarships are given to youth 12-18 years old.

Click here to view the order form. Download the linked file and and submit to the church office.


Sunday Morning Transportation Team

August 29, 2019

Drivers are needed on Sunday mornings to help bring people to church who are unable to drive themselves. Drivers are scheduled to drive one Sunday per month and work in teams of two drivers each week. This is a service opportunity that is greatly appreciated. Contact Karl Lindgren (218-732-6334, or call the church office, 218-727-5021.


Welcoming Greeters Needed!

May 6, 2019

Greeters are needed to welcome worshipers at each of our three entrances—the main front door, the east parking lot (larger one) door, and the west parking lot door. Individuals, families, and friends are all encouraged to volunteer for a Sunday or two. Please sign up in the Narthex using the sign-up sheets, call Marlys Wolden (728-3024), or contact Mike Donahue (879-3456 to sign up or with your questions.

Lennon-Berini Scholarship Application

October 29, 2018

Lennon-Berini Scholarship Applications

In the 1950s two young men, John Lennon and Joe Berini, served as First Methodist staff members who worked with Duluth youth, particularly in the Central Hillside area. To commemorate their work, a scholarship fund was developed in 1985.

Subsequent contributions have helped to sustain the Fund and allow for the presentation of 87 scholarships totaling $79,190.

The Lennon-Berini Scholarships for 2019 will be $1,500 each.

There are three criteria for qualifying as an applicant are:
• Be a member of the Duluth’s First United Methodist Church. • Have completed at least two years of college.
• Be pursuing a people-centered career.

Application forms will be available in the church office as well as on the church website beginning on November 1, 2019. They will need to be fully completed and returned by 4pm on November 22.

Applicants have two options for submitting materials:
1. Print all materials and submit in hard-copy form to the office; or
2. Compile all materials (including completed application form, transcripts, recommendations, and candidate statements) into a single electronic file and send to selection committee chair Terry Wallin,

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The scholarships will be awarded during the 10am worship service on December 29, 2019.