Father, help me to see this holy season of Lent as a time of spiritual renewal, rather than a time of deprivation.  Motivate me to reach a new level of experiencing your grace.


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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
Phone: 231-796-7771
Fax: 231-796-0757

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


Maundy Thursday Service

A Maundy Thursday Service will be held on April 2 at 6:45 pm at First Church.  A Spaghetti dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.  All are welcome to come for dinner and to worship.

Good Friday Service

WIll be held on Friday, April 3 at the United Church at 12:30 pm.

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!

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