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
Serving the Community
First Church is committed to serve our community in a variety of ways. For example our service groups like United Methodist Women, Methodist Men, REACH Youth Ministry and various Women’s Circles – help by serving on community on non-profit boards, provide food for pantry’s and soup kitchens, distribute food and supplies to those in need during food truck events – and much more.
During the late fall, winter and early spring our church joins with other area churches to provide housing, food, and a safe environment for low income and no income families who do not have a home.
Toggle here to see specific ways in which First Church cooperates with our community. You may wish to become involved.
Local Community Involvement
As Christians we are called by Christ to not only preach the
gospel but to meet people where they are and minister to their
needs as He would have done. In light of this First Church has
cooperated with various local organizations to help meet the
needs in our community.
Under the umbrella of the Michigan Department of Transportation
(MDOT) program, First Church helps keep our three mile section
of M-20’s roadsides clean and attractive.
Association for Interfaith Ministries (AIM)
contact Pastor Ron Vredeveld at 989-386-3132
AIM continues to serve the spiritual needs for the developmental delayed people of the area.
Through both the Meals programs and Center programs throughout Isabella County, Center volunteers provide meals to the Elderly in need.
Food With Friends Nutrition Program(s) of the Isabella County Commission on Aging http://www.isabellacounty.org/dept/coa/food.html
Includes Home Delivered Meals Program and the Isabella County Meals Program to provide nutritionally balanced meals to individuals who are 60 years of age or older. Meals are either delivered to the individual homes or distributed at sites throughout the county.
Under the umbrella of the United Methodist Women, the men and women of the church provide a supportive community luncheon to the grieving members of our church and their families.
Through training, consulting, and fundraising, Habitat’s mission is to build simple decent homes in partnership with people in need in Isabella County. (First Church has provided volunteers for both the building of houses and the Re-Store, Loose Change Offering and Members donating checks.)
A place where a diverse broad-based ecumenical group of
volunteers and staff unconditionally provide free meals in a
supportive community atmosphere.
In partnership with county churches, businesses, and social service agencies, the JHGF serves as a local resource for Isabella Country residents during times of temporary crisis. The agency maintains a particular interest in serving the special needs of community members not met or fulfilled by other community resources.
In alliance with the Community Compassion Network and area
churches, food is purchased from the Mid-Michigan Regional Food
Bank in Lansing. The food is delivered to a central point and
distributed to those in need throughout the county.
The needs of the homeless are being addressed by this rotating
shelter. Several churches are involved and the goal is to go
from providing temporary shelter to a job search center all in
one location. See their Facebook page here.
Mt. Pleasant Corps strives to be a place for worship and service. They provide utility, food, prescription drug, emergency lodging and mortgage/rent assistance to those in need and a kettle bell is run in honor of First Church members Bob and Marjorie Olson, former key volunteers of the organization.
Emergency shelter services and crisis intervention for domestic
violence victims continue to be the core services offered. And,
although services are provided for all members of the violent
home, the primary client of this organization is the abused
Wesley@CMU is a Christian community for CMU students, providing an encouraging environment for people from different backgrounds to explore their faith and grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. First Church raises money for special projects, Mission Projects and running expenses of the Foundation as well providing Sunday night suppers.