Big Rapids First United Methodist Church's  mission statement is

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



from  November 22 - December 3,  2017 


Wednesday, November 22     Office Closing at 12:00 pm

11:30 am   Gallopin Grannies @ Panera Bread 

Thursday, November 23       HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

Friday, November 24              Office Closed

Saturday, November 25

Sunday, November 26

  9:00 am          Adult Sunday School

10:30 am         Worship

11:30 am         Coffee/Fellowship 

11:45 am        IGNITE! Youth Group

Monday, November 27       Office Closed

  6:30 pm       Discipleship Group Training

Tuesday, November 28       Office Closed

   4:30 pm    Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal

   7:00 pm   Church Council

Wednesday, November 29

11:30 am     Gallopin Grannies @ Applebee's

  6:00 pm     KIDS! Praise & Worship

   6:00 pm    Adult Small Group

   6:00 pm    Bell Choir Rehearsal

   7:15 pm    Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, November 30

  5:30 pm     Community Meal

Friday, December 1

Saturday, December 2

  5:30 pm    FUMC Adult Christmas Party

Sunday, December 3  Special Offering Sunday for United Methodist Students

  9:00  am      Adult Sunday School

10:30 am      Worship

11:30 am     Coffee/Fellowship

11:45 am     IGNITE! Youth Group

 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 - Office is Closed

    Tues. - Fri.  (8:30 - 4:30 pm)

    * Office closed daily for lunch (11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

  • Adult Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Worship
    – 10:30 AM
  • Coffee/Fellowship after Worship
    – 11:30 AM
  • IGNITE! Youth Group
    – 11:45 AM to 1:00 AM
  • Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal
    – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Gallopin Grannies
    – 11:30 AM
  • FIRST KIDS! Praise and Worship (K-4th grade)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group
    – 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
    – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM



    Chancel Choir Rehearsal for this evening, Wednesday, November 22 has been CANCELLED.  Choir members plan to arrive at 10:00 am sharp on Sunday to rehearse.

  • NO Community Meal on Thanksgiving Day

    There will not be a Community Meal held on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23.

    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

    A  dinner will be served on Thanksgiving Day at:

    Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 9407 90th Ave., Mecosta at 1:00 pm

    No charge but donations will be gladly accepted.


  • NEW Church Directory

    The NEW Church Directories have arrived!

    Stop by the office to pick up your copy.  Please only one directory per family.

  • Gallopin Grannies

    Every Wednesday @ 11:30 am

    November 22 @ Panera Bread

    November 29 @ Applebee's


    December 6 & 13 @ Chna Buffet

    December 20 & 27 @ Schuberg's



  • 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!

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


  November 2017  
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