WHAT TO EXPECT
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS?
Welcome Home! Regardless of where you are on your life's journey,
we invite you to let First Church be your spiritual home. We are
an accepting, engaging church with many programs designed for your
Whether you are a longtime Christian looking for a church, a curious inquirer weighing organized religion, or someone who just wants to belong, First Church will welcome you with open hearts.
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The two worship spaces each set the tone for worship at First Church. The Great Heritage traditional service is held in the sanctuary on the main floor of the building. The Chancel Choir and organ lead the music and congregational singing uses the hymnal. Often worship music is augmented by other groups such as bells, vocal or instrumental soloists, or liturgical dancers.
The Bridge contemporary service is held in the fellowship hall in the basement in an informal gathering with round tables. Snacks are provided. The music is lead by the praise band. Congregational singing uses a screen. The sermon is the same in both services. And there is a special children's time in both services.
First United Methodist Church
400 S Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
First Church is located downtown in Mt Pleasant, MI four blocks south of Broadway Street. It occupies the entire block between Main Street and Washington Street. Main Street is one way going north. Washington Street is one way going south. Parking access is available from both Main and Washington Streets. Look for the tall, bell tower! For a full map, click here. http://yhoo.it/1D5DojN
Children at First Church have several opportunities to learn about God and grow with other children. We have Sunday school for ages 3 through 6th grade. Youth group for 7th grade on up. And we have a nursery for infants though age three.
In addition to the opportunities on Sunday, during the week we operate a preschool whose page with more information can be accessed here. And during the year there are special events such as the Back to School Carnival, VBS, and the Easter Egg Hunt.
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Join Us Sundays
Regular Worship Schedule
Starting after Labor Day
9:00 Traditional Worship Service
10:05 Adult Bible Study Classes
11:00 Contemporary Worship Service
11:00 Children's Sunday School
Child care available 8:50am to 12:15pm
Memorial Day through Labor Day
10:00 Combined Worship Service
United Methodist Women
Faith • Hope • Love in Action
We are women with a purpose!
"United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church."
What is a United Methodist Woman?
United Methodist Women its the largest denominational faith organization for women with over 800,000 members who's mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.
Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in countries around the world.
United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Church’s principles and values include:
- Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth
- Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism
- Promoting inclusion and equity
- Promoting fair labor practices
- Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability
Membership — shall be open to any woman who indicted her desire to belong and to participate in the global mission of the church through United Methodist Women. The Pastor(s) shall be an ex-officio member of the local unit and its Executive Committee.
The GOAL of the Mt. Pleasant First United Methodist Women — to encourage all the women to better understand and to be supportive of the organization and it’s PURPOSE by:
1. participating in programs and fellowship activities
2. belonging to a circle or being a member-at-large
3. committing them selves to the PURPOSE in the giving of their time, talents and gifts
United Methodist Women have annual events for fund raising or for recognition. These include:
- The Treasure Sale — sometime in late winter
- May Baskets — May 1st
- UMW Sunday — usually in the fall
- Recognition Tea — around Valentine's Day
- Spiritual Growth Retreat — late winter
1. Local — Association of Interfaith Ministries, Goodrow Fund, Woodland Hospice, Salvation Army, Women’s Aide Service, Wesley@CMU
2. State — United Methodist Community House in Grand Rapids
3. National and Global — given through United Methodist Women, Inc.