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               Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!         2 Corinthians 9:15


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    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.

 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
Telephone: 231-796-7771
Fax: 231-796-0757
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The Peace of Christmas Service

This is the time of year with the longest nights, and many people appreciate a quiet, meditative worship service that allows time for remembering and sharing our hurting places with God and preparing our hearts for the coming of Christ.  Please join us on Sunday, December 21 at 7:00 pm

Christmas Eve Worship Service

Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ our King.  The wonder of Christmas will be seen and heard through the eyes of our children, through music and dance, message and candlelight.  Join us on Wednesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service

We come to the manger this night, to behold the birth once again.  Let the wonder of Christmas fill us anew with holiness and awe as we worship our Savior.  Join us on Wednesday, December 24 at 9:00 pm.

Church Office Closed for Christmas & New Year

The Church Office will be closed for the holidays beginning December 24 through January 5.  If you need immediate assistance during this time, please contact Pastor Becky at (517) 712-4508.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

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!

Regular Schedule  
  • Adult Bible School
    9:00 AM
  • Children's School
    9:00 AM
  • Worship Time
    10:30 AM
  • Coffee/Fellowship after Worship
    11:30 AM
  • Adult Small Group Study
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Fellowship Meal
    5:00 PM
  • Children's Praise & Bible Stories
    6:00 PM
  • Bell Choir Rehearsal
    6:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsal
    7:15 PM
  • Community Meal
    5:30 PM
  • Men's Emmaus
    6:30 AM
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