"Give thanks to the Lord,

           for he is good; his love endures forever.

                                     1 Chronicles 16:34

The mission statement of Big Rapids First United Methodist Church;            "Is to reach out to and bless every child of God."

 Big Rapids First UMC is a Stephen Ministry Congregation.  Please contact the church (231) 796-7771 if you know of someone who needs Christian care and compassion.

Thank you for visiting our website!

 We are committed to living out of the love of Jesus Christ.  Our simple mission statement is significant.  It reminds us that we are all children of God, no matter our age.  Our mission activates our faith, by sending us into the world to be a blessing. We believe that the love of God is the greatest of all gifts, and we seek to follow Christ and share this love with all we meet.  We hope you will embrace this mission too.

If you are considering a new place of worship or a relocation to our area, we would love to have you be our guest.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching/teaching that is centered on the Word of God
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual needs of every age


Contact Us

First United Methodist Church of Big Rapids
304 Elm St.
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Phone 231-796-7771
Fax 231-796-0757

Regular Schedule

Office Hours
  • Monday - Closed
    Tuesday through Friday
    8:30 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Adult Bible School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Worship Time
    – 10:30 AM
  • Coffee/Fellowship after Worship
    – 11:30 AM
  • IGNITE! Youth Group
    – 6:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study
    – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Fellowship Meals
    – 5:00 PM
  • First Kids! Bible Stories and Praise
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Bell Choir Rehearsals
    – 6:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsals
    – 7:15 PM
  • Community Meal - All are Welcome
    – 5:30 PM
  • Men's Emmaus
    – 6:30 AM


  • Free Community Meal

    The free Community Meal is held weekly on Thursday's at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.  All are Welcome. We hope to see you there!

   November 2015   
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