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Faith Forum, January-May, 2019

January 1, 2019

This winter’s Faith Forum programs feature presenters who have selected a special hymn. They will then use creative ways to tell that hymn’s story and how it has touched their hearts.

Jan. 6 Hymn: “For All the Saints” Pat Miller

Jan. 13 Hymn:”Amazing Grace” Liz Taylor

Jan. 20 Hymn: “On Eagle’s Wings” Steve Farrell

Jan. 27 Hymn:”The Old Rugged Cross” & “Be Not Afraid” Mike Goodlet

Feb.3 Hymn:”I Love to Tell the Story” Ron Yardley

Feb.10 Hymn:”Lift Up Your Voice and Sing” Lee Ball

Feb. 17 Hymn:”This Is My Song” Tim Robinson

Feb. 24 The United Methodist World: What’s Happening? Pastor Jeanine Alexander

Mar. 3 Hymn:”I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry” Kevin Peterson

Mar. 10 The United Methodist World: What Happened? Pastor Jeanine Alexander

Mar. 17 Hymn: “What Wonderous Love is This” Shelley Gruskin

Mar. 24 Hymn: “Healer of Our Every Ill” Mark Harvey

Mar. 31 Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” Mark Whitlock

              What’s Happening In Duluth?    

Apr. 7  “What’s Happening at Lake Superior College?” Dr. Patrick Johns

Apr. 14  “What’s Happening at the Center For Changing Lives?” Christine Empanger

Apr. 28  “What’s Happening at the Bethel?” Lisa Rindahl

May 12  “What’s Happening at St. Mark’s Church?” Pastor Tracy Gibson

May 19  “What’s Happening at Union Gospel Mission?” Pastor David Carlson

May 26   TBD

Ruby’s Pantry

May 1, 2019

Third Thursday of the month

Food for all who need to stretch their food dollars:

Click here to read KBJR’s article of January 17 distribution.

Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop has been distributing food at First United Methodist, the Coppertop Church at 230 East Skyline Parkway, on the third Thursday of every month since 2010. Ruby’s Pantry-Coppertop is a community partner of Ruby’s Pantry. There are no income guidelines and anyone may participate.


For a $20 donation (cash only; checks and EBT cards cannot be accepted), participants receive approximately two large boxes of food. Please bring your own boxes — laundry baskets work very well.

Contents of a share vary depending upon what food is available to Ruby’s Pantry at the time; some typical items are listed below. We often post information about food items at on distribution day.

Food distribution at FUMC is on the third Thursday of every month, with registration from 4 to 6:30pm and distribution beginning at about 5:15 and continuing until the distribution ends at about 6:45pm.

For Volunteers:

Give an hour or more, anytime between 3 and 8 pm. Choose a task: welcome, traffic control, unloading truck, food repackaging, food distribution, carry-out helper, box recycling, clean-up. It’s easy and fun!
Volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please call First Methodist Church at 727-5021.