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CHUM Backpack Project

July 18, 2017

Backpack Supply List

 Our goal is 75 filled backpacks toward CHUM/Duluth Public Schools 800-900 backpacks for distribution to needy families.

Consider these ways to help:

Adopt a Backpack: Pick up a donated backpack at church and fill it with school supplies, maybe partnering with another individual or family.

Count Your Blessings: Purchase and fill one backpack for each child or grandchild in your family

Crowd Sourcing: Purchase one school supply item for each child’s photo on your Instagram or Facebook page today.

Donate items or write a check (big or small) toward supplies.

Assemble backpacks on designated day (tbd)

Look for supply lists soon at the Welcome Center or on church website


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July 18, 2017

Our handbell program is gearing up to start a whole new batch of young and beginning handbell musicians this fall. If you have one or more of these aspiring ringers in your family, we want to hear from you!

Preferred ages are 3rd grade through 6th grade, but motivated 2nd graders are welcome. Knowing something about music is helpful, but not necessary. We will teach music notation, rhythm reading, and always move toward working together, responsibility, trust, and musicality.

Contact Bill Alexander at 218-729-8434 or the church office at 218-727-5021.

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Rainbow Flag

July 18, 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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July 18, 2017

August 18, 6:30 p.m.

Hope UMC, 301 West St. Marie Street, Duluth

This service offers an opportunity to slow down and be in God’s presence through music, quiet, and prayer.  Bring your whole self into God’s presence to grow in praise and intimacy, holding in prayer all that needs a holy touch.  Led by Rev. Kevin and Liz Raihala.


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July 18, 2017

You have all been so generous and cooperative with this Finance Committee effort. Keep up the good work and keep saving your shiny paper for the church. We can accept:

  • Magazines & Catalogs

·          Slippery Newspaper Inserts

  • Plain White Office Paper with Black Ink

Note: We can’t take colored paper or colored ink.

Drop paper in grocery cart by church kitchen.

Thank you for your support.