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
Into All the World
For nearly 300 years the United Methodist Church has reached out to millions of people around the world in times of need.
Sending missionaries, missions, food, medicine, supplies for housing and providing financial support to people and countries that are suffering from hunger, natural and man-made disasters, disease and war torn atrocities.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides 100% of donations given to groups who have demonstrated real needs.
Our local church helps to support missionaries in Zambia (Africa) who are currently involved in running the New Life Center. The New Life Center has many ministries including constructing Personal Energy Transportation devices (PETs) for those who have no use of their legs.
Taking the gospel to the world was the mandate given to us by Jesus. One way our congregation helps fulfill the gospel commission is by producing a sermon podcast. Our listeners come from many countries.
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Community Involvement Statewide and Internationally
John Wesley considered the world his parish. Christ bids us go into all the world in our care of others. So we extend our service beyond our own locale to both the state and international arena with the following organizations.
The week-long United Methodist camp gives children of incarcerated parents a positive experience of love and hope in a Christian setting. Our congregation provides camp counselors and transportation to take campers from our area to the camp in Reed City. We also provide scholarship money for campers and monies for the general running of the camp.
In partnership with other United Methodist churches throughout Michigan, The Gathering offers the people in the Harrison, MI area a place to belong where they can know the love of God. The Gathering offers a unique Wesleyan heritage of saving grace with today’s music and cultural connection.
The organization provides high quality, dignified,
compassionate, end of life emotional, spiritual and physical
(hospice) care to people in a multi-county area with a terminal
illness and supports their loved ones and caregivers.
The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church, its annual conferences, missionary conferences, and local congregations. The General Board of Global Ministries administers three of The United Methodist Church’s five ethnic/language ministry plans and the National Comprehensive Plan for Town and Country Ministries in the United States.
The United Methodist Community House offers a variety of programs that span a lifetime through the Child Development Department, the Youth Development Department, the Family Development Department, and the Senior Development Department. Although the CHGR is located within our state, it is considered a national mission.
Through International Child Care, the hospital provides hospital and follow-up clinical care for children and families with tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and respiratory infections. They also provide clinical health care for children after their discharge from Grace Children’s Hospital.
Counteracting the impoverishing factors of a rural, isolated
community, this Methodist-affiliated organization strives to be
a place where southeast Kentucky and northeast Tennessee
Christians may have their basic needs are met while in turn they
minister others in their community.
Crop Walk is a function of Church World Service. Each year churches across the nation unite to walk to raise money for humanitarian relief. People in the poorest parts of the world have to walk to find food, firewood and water. “We walk because they walk”.