To view today's devotion from Sonrisa Cortes, click on the image and be prepared to adjust your volume.
Events to Note
Click on the image to read an important announcement from Bishop Bard. Based on the governor's directive to “shelter in place” and the bishop's direction there will continue to be no in-gatherings at the church until after Easter at the earliest. The only exception is Refresh which will continue as an essential service. We will also continue to post virtual worship services each Sunday.
We are a community that cares and is here for one another in this Covid-19 season! If you are in need of help in this time such as getting groceries, medications, or spiritual care, please click here or call /text Rev. Brad at 269-266-2221 or Rev. Tania at 616-566-4165.
If you are able at this time to help those in our faith community that are in need of assistance, Please click here to join the "Hands and Feet Team" and to receive notification of the kind of help that is needed. Together we can be the Light of Christ for one another!
First United Methodist Church's new app (called Church Center) has launched. To add the app to you phone or tablet go to either the App Store (for iPhones and Apple tablets) or Google Play (for android devices) and type "Church Center" into the search feature. The Church Center app will look like the icon in the picture to the left. Once you upload the app to you device be sure to pick First UMC as your church. (You'll see a picture of our church building.). The app will ask to send you a confirmation code which you can have either emailed or texted to your phone. Without closing the app, retrieve the code from your email or text and enter it. You may want to have a second device available (like your computer to retrieve the email) to simplify the process. If you're unsure on how to download the app then practice the patience we are all learning in these times - we'll have volunteers ready to help you when we are able to me in person for worship in the near future.
Get ready to be a part of an exciting long weekend of serving and growing with our congregation and our community neighbors! SON offers many ways to get involved, from working on someone's home or yard, to helping in Vacation Bible School and field trips for children, to leading worship and devotions/prayer, to making and serving food for all. This event runs from July 22-26, 2020 with different activities depending on the day, and there is room for you, however you are able to participate! Click here to get signed up, and then electronically pay your registration fee.
All are welcome here. For the love of God we really mean it, but if you are looking for the perfect church, we are NOT it. We are an imperfect group of people on a faith journey together. And, imperfect people of all ages, differing abilities, ethnicities, gender identities, income levels, races, and sexual orientations are welcome and fully included in the ever-widening circle of this faith community.