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Big Rapids, MI

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  • Jesus of Nazareth - Because the sins of the world included yours.

"Being a Christian

is more than just an

instantaneous conversion

it is a


whereby you grow

to be more

and more

Like Christ"

                                       Billy Graham         

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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


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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
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Red Cross Blood Drive

The Ferris State Nursing students are hosting a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross.  The blood drive will be at First Church on Monday, April 27 from 12:00 - 5:45 pm.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Hope you can come to support this great cause.

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  
  • First Kids! Sunday School
  • 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 Meal
    5:00 PM
  • First Kids! 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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