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Sanctuary Choir Director Position Available

April 30, 2022

First United Methodist Church (the Coppertop) is seeking a positive and enthusiastic Sanctuary Choir Director to join our music staff and lead our 20+ voice choir (including four tenors!). We’re looking for someone who enjoys directing a variety of musical styles, ranging from classical anthems to gospel to more contemporary music.

First UMC is a socially progressive congregation welcoming all people. We offer a blended worship service that regularly features our vocal choir, our worship band, our organist, and at least one of our four handbell choirs. We have a vibrant musical heritage and are excited about the important role of music in our future!

The choir sings nine months of the year with occasional Sundays off and scheduling is flexible. Candidates must have a BA or BS in music, or equivalent experience. The salaried position will commence the beginning or the middle of August and we will review applications as soon as they arrive, but no later than June 1.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and references electronically or by mail to: Velda Bell, Director of Music Ministries, First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth, MN 55811 or music@fumcduluth.com. Visit our website at fumcduluth.com for more information about our church community.

Current Sunday Online Services and Bulletins

February 18, 2022

We hope you will join us at 10am on Sunday, either live or in-person. The video stream will begin about 9:55am and will also be available any time that fits your schedule following the stream. 

This week, Bishop David Bard will present the sermon titled “Dear Ellie.” His granddaughter, Eleanora Ruth Bard-Henke, is also being baptized.”

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, May 15, 2022

Bulletin for Mother’s Day & Garden Sunday, May 8, 2022

Bulletin for Sunday, May 1, 2022

Bulletin for Creation Sunday, April 24, 2022

Easter Sunday:
We hope you will join us at 10am on Easter Sunday, either live or in-person. The video stream will begin about 9:55am and will also be available any time that fits your schedule following the stream. This week, there will be lots of wonderful music, including our adult handbell ensemble, Cast in Bronze (with special guests); a brass ensemble, the Sanctuary Choir singing “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah
, and Velda Graham Bell playing the Wider “Toccata.” Pastor Jeanine Alexander continues her sermon series called, “Changing Our Minds.” The sermon this Sunday is, “Changing Our Minds – THEREFORE.”

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 Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022

Maundy Thursday:
We hope you will join us at 7pm on Maundy Thursday, either live or in-person. The video stream will begin about 6:55pm and will also be available any time that fits your schedule following the stream. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, when Jesus shared the Passover meal with his disciples on the night before he was crucified. Derived from the Latin word “mandatum,” meaning “commandment,” Maundy refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice. 

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 Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022

We hope you will join us at 10am on Palm Sunday, either live or in-person. The video stream will begin about 9:50am and will also be available any time that fits your schedule following the stream. This week, there will be lots of wonderful music, including our children’s handbells and drumming groups, and Pastor Cynthia Coffin-Langdon continues our Lenten sermon series called, “Changing Our Minds.” The sermon this Sunday is, “Changing Our Minds #5: How Far Will We Go.”

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 Palm Sunday, April, 10, 2022

Bulletin for Sunday, April 3, 2022

Bulletin for Sunday, March 27, 2022

Bulletin for Sunday, March 20, 2022

 

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Bring Food Donations on Communion Sundays

January 17, 2022

Communion Sundays—Bring Food

for the Food Shelf

Starting January 2, every Communion Sunday (typically the first Sunday of the month) we are asking you to bring a donation of food (or a monetary donation) for the CHUM Food Shelf. That way, when we come to the communion table to be fed spiritually, we are also feeding others who are physically hungry. The Food Shelf cart will be available to hold donations. If you make a financial donation, please note “Food Shelf” in the check memo or envelope, and make checks out to FUMC. If you choose to give online, under the pledged giving option, type “Food Shelf” in the memo line. Thank you for loving our neighbors in need.

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First Family—Printed and Online

April 1, 2022

First Family,  FUMC’s monthly newsletter, is both published online and delivered to your homes. May’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 info@fumcduluth.com

 

Upcoming Worship

April 30, 2022

Worship in May

There are three ways to participate in worship: 10am live in our Sanctuary on Sundays, 10am livestream on Sundays as worship is taking place, or anytime afterwards on YouTube. At this time, we are encouraging masks but not requiring them, except for when singing. There are coffee and doughnuts in Lakeview Social Hall after worship every Sunday.

May 1 – Holy Communion (remember to bring food or money for the Food Shelf) Myth Busters Revisited – “Everything Happens for a Reason.”
There is truth to this phrase. It can bring comfort, but it can also keep us from deep care and can cause pain and confusion.

May 8 – Mother’s Day/Garden Sunday Myth Busters Revisited – “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves.”
God calls us to take an active role in our own lives. At the same time, through God’s people, God helps those who cannot help themselves.

May 15 – Baptism and Bishop David Bard Preaching

May 22 – Graduate Sunday and Celebration Sunday – Myth Busters Revisited – “Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin.”
We are called to show non-judgmental love for all people. The sin Jesus consistently denounces is religious hypocrisy.

May 29 – Memorial Weekend Myth Busters Revisited – “God Said It… I Believe It… That Settles It.”
There are verses in the Bible that don’t seem to make sense. Our challenge is to seek God’s message in the midst of it.

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