October 2016  
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   Big Rapids First United Methodist Church's  mission statement is:

"To reach out to and bless every child of God."



   HAPPENING WEEK of October 23

Sunday, October 23           10:30 am  Worship

                                                        11:30 am  Coffee/Fellowship Hour

                                                        11:45 am  IGNITE! Youth Group

Monday, October 24        Office Closed

                                                       12:00 pm  Red Cross Blood Drive

Tuesday, October 25       4:30 pm  Lyrics in Motion

                                                       7:00 pm Church Council

Wednesday, October 26  11:30 am  Gallopin Grannies @ Pizza Hut

                                                            1:30 pm  Adult Small Group Study

                                                            5:00 pm  Soup for the Soul Fellowship Meal

                                                            6:00 pm  Adult Small Group Study

                                                            6:00 pm  Bell Choir Practice

                                                            7:15 pm  Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, October 27         5:00 pm  Community Meal

                                                           5:00 pm   Higher Ground                                                         

Friday, October 28               6:30 am   Men's Emmaus

Saturday, October 29           11:00 am  Trunk or Treat

   HIGHER GROUND - 2016 Fall Session

The psalmist wrote, "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I."   (61:2b)  God is that rock! 

On Thursday evenings through November 3  we are hosting Higher Ground.  Higher Ground is designed to encourage and support families with ideas and information while enhancing the emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical balance of each life.  Classes  offered are Parenting, Cooking (Class is filled), and Managing your Finances, Emergency Preparedness and Life Lessons.

 The evening schedule is Registration & Dinner 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Classes 6:15 - 7:30 pm.  The evening ends with families "shopping" at the Higher Ground Store, using points earned in the class they attend.  Children will have their own special area to shop as well. 

If you would like more information, please contact Pastor Becky at (231) 796-7771 or bigrapidsfirstumc@gmail.com               


                                      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


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

Church in a Cafe' will be held on  Monday, November 14 and Monday, December 12  at 6:00 pm at the Wild Rose Cafe located at 708 Maple Street in Big Rapids.  Our congregation, Wesley House, and the Big Rapids Parish hold these  new worship service's to reach out to those who feel uncomfortable in a church setting.  We are excited to see how God is using these service's to bless others as they experience God's love and grace in an informal but meaningful way.

Gallopin Grannies

Every Wednesday @ 11:30 am.

October 26 @ Pizza Hut

November 2 @ Cranker's

November 9 @ Cranker's

November 16 @ Panera

November 23 @ Panera

November 30 @ Applebee's

Soup for the Soul Fellowship Meal

Each Wednesday from 5:00-6:00 pm a Soup for the Soul Fellowship Meal will be served. The cost is $5.00 per meal.  No need to sign up, just show up.

Annual Church Conference

Our Annual Church Conference is scheduled for Sunday, October 30 after Worship. All are welcome to attend the Church Conference.

Free Community Meal

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

From Thursday, September 22 through Thursday, November 3 the Community Meals will be served at 5:00 pm

If you would like to volunteer to help with the Community Meals, please call the church office at 796-7771.

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
    10:30 AM
  • Coffee/Fellowship after Worship
    11:30 AM
  • IGNITE! Youth Group
    11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Wednesday Soup for the Soul Fellowship Meals
    5:00 PM to 6:00 AM
  • First Kids! Bible Black Belt Scriptures with a Kick for kids K-4th grade
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Bell Choir Rehearsal
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsal
    7:15 PM
  • Community Meal - All are Welcome
    5:00 PM
  • Higher Ground \
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Men's Emmaus
    6:30 AM
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