What do we DO?

Below are just some of the things we do together as a community.
For additional information about these events and more, please feel free to contact us.
AND, keep your ears pricked and eyes open for announcements during worship and news postings on our site.


Events & Ministries

  • MN Food Share Month (March)

  • We’ve done it before and we will do it again next March — We raise money to give to the Food Shelf. Watch for details on our next challenge.

  • Annual Rummage Sale (April)

  • Once a year in April (check the Calendar page) a rummage sale is held at Family of God. We always have amazing items to sell. See you in April.

  • Roadside Clean-up (May)

  • Once a year in May Family of god hosts a roadside lean-up. Everyone who is interested in beautifying our community is invited to join. Check back for information on our next roadside clean-up.

  • 80-Plus Birthday Party (October)

  • Each October we celebrate our members and friends who have reached the 80th birthday milestone and beyond. All are welcome, birthday cakes are also welcome.

  • "Sewing" Seeds (bi-weekly)

  • This is a ministry of Family of God where we gather on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6pm to make infant and adult quilts, hats, scarves, mittens, little dresses for Africa and more to be distributed where needed in our community and beyond. Please join us as no experience is needed. We do take the summer off to enjoy our lakes and streams.

  • Women's Bible Study (bi-weekly)

  • 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Woodland Gardens on E. Calvery Rd.

  • Quilters (weekly)

  • Gather with the quilters each Thursday morning at 9:00 am to noon. We make beautiful quilts to be given to those in need. These quilts, driven to Minneapolis by FOG members, are then distributed by Lutheran World Relief. Come and enjoy some coffee and friendship.

  • Women's Retreat (varies)

  • We have had retreats at the Camp House in Brimson, MN (just 50 minutes NE of the church), and at Camp Hiawatha (near grand Rapids). Women of all ages have enjoyed the music, prayer, food, fun, and fellowship alongside church friends.

  • Outreach Committe (monthly)

  • Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30 am. we participate in a variety of activities in our church and community such as World Hunger, Bethany Crisis Center and more.

  • Men's Basketball (weekly)

  • Mondays 7:00 pm at Gnesen Community Center.

  • Men's "Green Hats" Breakfast (weekly)

  • This group meets each Thursday at 7:45 am at Twig Bakery on Calvary Rd.

  • CHUM participation

  • Family of God is one of many churches that participates in CHUM (Churches United in Ministry, a non-profit organization that pools resources to assist low-income people of Duluth.)

    Youth Activities

  • "SAW" - Sunday After Worship (grades 7-12)

  • For grades 7-12, a chance to gather after worship and explore the Bible readings for the day, talking about what meaning they have for daily life.

  • "Funtime Sunday" Sunday School (grades 3-6)

  • Sunday mornings at 10:00am, after worship service. For ages 3-6th grade. Hayrides, Christmas program, Empty Bowls, quilt-making – all of this and more!

  • Confirmation Class

  • Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm our Confirmation Students meet in preparation for Confirmation, learning about the Bible and core Lutheran ideas… using kind of oddball videos and an Anti-Workbook.

  • NEMN Synod Middle School Gathering

  • Every year our Middle School youth attend the Middle School Gathering with 500 youth from around our Synod. Worship, music, Bible study, fun with hotel life – it’s all there!

  • Confirmation Sunday

  • October 23rd is Confirmation Day for our 2016-17 10th graders!

  • Graduation Sunday

  • Each year in June our graduating high school seniors are wrapped in our love and a quilt made by members of our church. Then we celebrate their achievement with coffee time in their honor.

  • Empty Bowl (April)

  • Every year, our youth make bowls out of clay, then paint and glaze them to donate to the Empty Bowl event held in April at the Depot. All proceeds go to area food shelves. What a fun and rewarding way to give back to the community!

  • Adopt-A-Highway (Spring & Fall)

  • Every Spring and Fall our youth along with other members of our congregation, clean the 2 mile stretch of Martin Rd from Howard Gnesen Rd. to Arnold Rd. Thanks to everyone who helped again this year with this ministry.

  • CHUM Meal

  • In February, a group of Family of God youth and adults prepared and served a warm meal at CHUM in downtown Duluth!

  • Fall Hayride

  • On a Sunday in October we enjoy a hayride after church service. Looking forward to next year already.