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Capital Campaign Dinner and Auction

August 26, 2018

Capital Campaign Dinner & Auction—Sept. 29

Buy your tickets now for our Capital Campaign Dinner and Auction on Saturday, September 29. Dinner will be by Paul Sapyta. You can choose pork tenderloin, chicken or vegetarian option. This will be a gluten free menu. The adult ticket price is $30 of which $20 is tax deductable. The Children’s ticket is $5. Childcare will be provided. Tickets must be purchased by September 24. Seating will be in tables of 6. Invite a friend or group of friends for a fun evening. Tickets are available in the narthex after church or during the week in the church office. A Live Dessert Auction will culiminate the evening festivities. A Silent Auction, refreshments, and entertainment start at 6:00, dinner is served at 6:30. Some of the Silent Auction items include a Time Share anywhere in the world, a Northwoods Cabin Weekend, art, crafts, garden items. Credit Cards will be accepted.  Plan for a special fun evening out with an excellent dinner.  To donate auction items send an email to

Fall Roast Beef Dinner, October 11, 2018

August 26, 2018

Click for 2018 Fall Roast Beef Dinner 3 days of volunteer opportunities

Spring and fall, we all pitch in to make and serve as as many as 700 900 roast beef dinners, complete with homemade apple crisp. There’s even a drive-through! This is a fundraiser for the work of the church, and it’s also one big ol’ work party for 130 or so volunteers over three days.

Our next Roast Beef Dinner is coming up Thursday, October 11 2018, 4:30-6:30pm. Get in on the fun!

              Volunteer sign up begins on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in the church narthex

You Can Still Get to Church on Sunday!

May 17, 2018

It is a bit more difficult to get to church…but you can (and should) try.

News Release

August 23, 2018
Contact:Beth Petrowske, D1 Public Affairs
Office: 218-725-2708
Cell: 218-590-1571

Mesaba Avenue project to partially close intersection and ramp in Duluth

Duluth, Minn. –The Mesaba Avenue reconstruction/bridge project in Duluth will require the closure of the parts of the intersection at Central Entrance/Mesaba Avenue/6th Avenue and Rice Lake Road again this coming weekend. The partial closure will occur from 7 p.m., Friday, August 24 through 5 a.m., Monday, August 27. Limited movements will be allowed. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes or use the posted detour route.

The ramp from southbound I-35 to eastbound Highway 2 remains closed until Thursday, August 30. This closure is necessary to allow crews to paint the portion of the ramp that is over water. To expedite progress, the contractor is working seven days per week during this closure.

The signed detour will be south on I-35 to Central Avenue, back north on I-35 and right on the ramp to eastbound Highway 2.

For more information visit

For updated road condition information, call 511 or visit


Suggested route, if coming from Mall area or down Rice Lake Road, follow our map below.
If you normally come up Mesaba Ave., we recommend finding a route to 6th Ave. E., and then up.

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Wednesday Night Meals

April 2, 2018

Groups and individuals needed to shop, prepare, serve and clean up a meal for ~60 people. Easy recipes available. Get some folks together, pick a date and sign up in the church office.

Rainbow Flag

September 30, 2017

The Rainbow Flag displayed in the narthex is a gift to FUMC from the people of Minnetonka UMC, Pastor Jeanine’s former congregation. This upbeat symbol of welcome to people of all genders and sexual orientations is designed to stand up to weather and is suitable for outdoor display.

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