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
We care about kids. First Church provides
nursery, Sunday School classes, VBS and outreach to nurture
There are times when you just can't make it over the bumps in life. We provide Christian care, compassion and listening--when you need it most. We also offer 12-Step Groups and other resources.
Come and refresh your spirit each week at REACH. We meet from 5-7PM most Sundays for a food, fellowship, and fun!
Our preschool is a child-centered program for the whole community. Teachers work with parents to help children work toward their own creational development potential in a Christian atmosphere.
Want to become more involved? Click to volunteer as an usher, greeter, liturgist or if you will be attending the monthly Wednesday Fellowship Supper.
Click the calendar graphic to go to our handy Google calendar. It show church events for the month at a quick glance. Other options are to look at the events of the week or events of the day.
Young Family Game Night
Friday, July 28, Fellowship Hall
Children 10 and under, others welcome
Potluck and Game Night at Wesley
Friday, July 28
Bring your favorite game to share
Bring a dish to pass
Vacation Bible School
July 30 to August 2
First day picnic 5:30-6:00pm
Theme: Shake It Up Cafe': When Kids Carry Out God's Recipe
Registration begins May 21, info and form here
Enjoy church family fellowship
Sunday, August 6, 2:05pm
It's the Kids Eat Free Day
Tickets: $9.50 each
Contact the office at 989-773-6934
First Church Annual Picnic
Hosted by the UMW
Wednesday, August 16, 6:00 pm
Island Park, West Pavillion
Bring a dish to pass and your own table service
Music by the Louisells
Worship led by Lay Servants
Lake Michigan Camp and Retreat Center, Pentwater
Register at the church office: 989-773-6934
Registration deadline: August 1
Youth Mission Day
August 25, 9:00am-1:00pm
REACHING TOGETHER to help the church
Young Family Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 26, 1-3pm
All young families (with children 10 and under) are invited
Sponsored by Family Fun Group
Back to School Carnival
August 27, 4:00-6:00pm
Church Parking Lot, Rain Location: Fellowship Hall
Games, Food, Prizes, School Supplies
Donations of supplies accepted at the Welcome Desk.
Heartland District UMW Celebration
Thursday, September 21, RSVP by Sept 15
New Life UMC in Six Lakes
Speaker: Linda Huyck sharing her UBUNTU trip to Columbia
Questions: Contact Linda Darrow at 989-763-8750
Putting Our Vision into Action
Saturday, September 30
More details later
* TV 191 Schedule
(for Mt Pleasant area
Regular Schedule (September though May)
Summer Schedule (June though August)