CHUM Events!
Saturday May 2
Downton Abby Style High Tea
A fundraiser for CHUM
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1 PM
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Tickets will be pre-sold.
For more information and
tickets contact
Saturday May 9
Letter Carriers Food Drive
Leave food by your
mailbox by 9 AM
Letter Carriers 2015
Volunteers Needed.
Contact the CHUM
Food Shelf at 218-727-2391
Thursday May 21
CHUM Spring Assembly
Temple Israel
6:30 PM Social
7-8 PM Meeting and Speaker
rabbi Shavit-lonstein
Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein
will be our guest speaker.
Topic: Planing Beyond Ourselves:
An Ancient System of Growing a
Caring Community.

For the entire list of events click the Upcoming Events button on the right.

CHUM's Longest Running Program Celebrates 40 Years!

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April 13, 2015 marked the 40th year of CHUM's longest running program, CHUM CHURCH, which provides a spiritual community for adults with development disabilities.

On April 12, from 4 to 6 PM at Peace United Church of Christ the CHUM Church community celebrated with a service followed by a social gathering. Many former education program teachers, former CHUM Executive Directors, Pastors and friends joined in the worship and celebration

Deacon Tim Kettlestad from St. Micheal's Church lead the services while members of Holy Family Church sang in the choir and assited with the day. St. Mary's Star of the Sea members provided a meal.

Attendees enjoyed old photos and posters from past activities and events.

CHUM Church, one of the three original CHUM programs, had its inception in 1974 and its first service in 1975. Through this program CHUM offers a unique, spirited and informal worship service designed to capture the attention and interest of individuals, their families and caregivers. Familiar and predictable rituals create an environment in which everyone feels comfortable and included. The bi-monthly gatherings include Christian education, a meal and fellowship that transcend traditional denominational boundaries.

For forty years, members have gathered to celebrate that God is with us – ALL THE TIME - and to take advantage of opportunities for spiritual growth and nurturing through leadership at the service, choir, and interaction with members of a variety of congregations. Based on the belief that everyone has gifts to offer, the program recognizes the dignity of each person and affirms their individual gifts.

CHUM Church continues to be a community that adults with developmental disabilities can identify as their home church and call their own.

Because some people with disabilities are not part of any faith community, CHUM partners with them to choose the type of worship and community that will best meet their spiritual needs. This may be their family or neighborhood faith community or the community that exists at CHUM Church.

CHUM also provides assistance and information on Inclusive Ministries for area congregations when requested.

Volunteer involvement and support are a vital part of the program. CHUM member congregations act as the "host church" for each gathering. Members of that congregation join in worship and fellowship and provide a meal.

Thank you to all the congregations and volunteers who have hosted CHUM Church over the years!

CHUM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human services agency sponsored and governed by 39 Duluth congregations. CHUM began in 1973 when ten Central Hillside congregations pooled resources to assist low-income people in Duluth.The organizational goals are to provide basic needs services for homeless and marginalized members of our community while working to effect changes which will eliminate the need for our services.

Lakeside Food Shelf
Faith Lutheran Church at 1814 N 51st Ave. E.
Food Distribution
East Food Shelf
120 N. 1st Ave West
Food Distribution
Wednesday Evening3:306:30
East Food Shelf
Donations Accepted
West Food Shelf
Our Savior's Lutheran Church
at 4831 Grand Ave.
Food Distribution
West Food Shelf
Donations Accepted

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