Children's Ministry

At Duluth First United Methodist Church

Welcome to Our church

At Duluth First United Methodist Church, we work hard to make sure that our Children's Ministry lays a strong foundation for families with little ones to develop a deep love and appreciation for Jesus. We do this by offering weekly Sunday school along with mission opportunities, Wednesday night Bible Study, fun events throughout the year and much more.

Sunday School

We offer age-appropriate lessons every Sunday at 9:30am for those 4 years old through 5th grade. Ages newborn through 2 years old are invited to stay in our nursery with our fully-trained childcare staff.

6th Grade+ please visit our Youth Website here.

More About Sunday School

Wednesday Evenings

Visit us to be a part of our "Book Bunch" (ages 2-4) or "Duluth Kids" (ages K-5th grade) every Wednesday night from during the school year.

Activities resume August 17th, 2022!

More About Wednesday Evenings

Additional Classes & Offerings

We offer a multitude of programs for children of all ages. Here are some additional ministries our church offers and ways to get in touch with the appropriate staff.


3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who serve at one of the three worship services to light candles and assist with the offertory, baptisms, and communion. Please call the church office at 770-476-3776 if interested.

Vacation Bible School

Offered during the summer for children Pre-K through 5th grade. Extreme VBS is available for fourth and fifth grade students to participate in June. Please email Leslie if interested at [email protected].


Duluth First United Methodist Church is proud to host a number of different scouting opportunities for young children. Below are some of the programs we offer. 

You can learn more about these programs here.

These programs are overseen by staff member David Burchett. For additional information about the scouting programs you may contact her at at 770-476-3776, ext. 124, or by e-mail at [email protected]


For boys and girls age Kindergarten through 5th grade.

 If interested, please contact Tracy Brookshire at
770-757-9648 or at [email protected].


For boys and girls 5th grade though high school.

If interested or have any questions please contact James Dykes through email at [email protected].


For girls ages 5-17.

 If interested, please contact Tracy Brookshire at 770-757-9648 or at [email protected].

A note from
MRS. Leslie

Jesus made it very clear that children have a supreme place of importance in all our lives when He said, “Let the children come to me and do not hinder them for to such belongs the kingdom of God” (Matthew 19:14). As faithful Christians we can do no less than to give our children our very best. You will find our Children’s Ministries here at Duluth First United Methodist Church to be top quality. If I can help you in any way please don’t hesitate to call.

Yours in Christ,
Leslie Yokeley
Director of Children's Ministries and Christian Beginnings

Duluth First United Methodist Church

3208 Duluth Highway 120
Duluth, GA 30096, US

Contact Us

Children's Ministry of Duluth's First UMC
Leslie Yokeley - Director of Children's Ministry & Christian Beginnings
     [email protected]
     770-476-3776 x138

Christian Beginnings Preschool & Kindergarten

Pat Szathmary -
Assistant Director of Christian Beginnings
     [email protected]