A United Methodist Community
Mt Pleasant, MI





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 whole family.

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

Summer Schedule

Memorial Day through Labor Day
10:00 Combined Worship Service

Church Staff and Contact Information

Ministers . . . . All the people serving Christ

Diane Gordon

Pastor Diane Gordon photo

Pastor Diane Gordon has been Senior Pastor at First Church since July 1, 2013. She is an ordained elder in the West Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. Her first career was teaching string classes and Suzuki violin to children as young as age three. God has gifted her with a love for people of all ages and a passion for revitalizing the Church. Remind her to keep playing her violin, which she named "Giovanni."

Music Ministries
Dr. Casey Robards

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Casey oversees the music program of the church, planning worship with the pastor, directing the choir, and playing piano, organ and keyboard. She is a classical pianist with background in gospel, jazz and other styles and began playing in church at the age of 11. Her professional website is www.caseyrobards.com

Education Director
Jennifer Lane

Jennifer Lane photo

Our Children and Youth Ministries Director, Jennifer, has over a decade of experience in family ministries, Christian education, youth group mission trip leadership and worship visuals creativity.  She has a BA in elementary education and is married with twins in high school.

Position Name Email
Pastor Diane Gordon PastorDiane7@me.com
Children and Youth Ministries Director Jennifer Lane
Director of Music Ministries Casey Robards caseyrobards@gmail.com
Handbell Director Shirley Rosan surely_50@hotmail.com
Office Manager Carol Clute office@mtpfumc.org
Assistant Treasurer Amy Heminger aheminger@mtpfumc.org
Child Care Workers Paige Aultman, Ella Lane, Katie McDonald, Suezell Francek, Carlee Krueger office@mtpfumc.org
Custodian Tina Root tina_root@yahoo.com
Preschool Director Tina Rudoni tinarudoni@yahoo.com

Regular Worship Volunteers

Position Name
Treasurer John Darrow
Head Usher Loren Anderson
Audio/Visual Engineers Pat Heitman, Steve Swart
Media Team Lillian Maloney
Sound Engineer Rob Clendening
Lighting Engineers Larry Montney
Children's Choir Director Joan Long


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400 S Main St Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
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