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"Prayer doesn't change things.

                          Prayer changes people and people change things."

                                                                            -Albert Einstein


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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
Email Us
NEW Office Hours

In September the office will begin new hours.   The NEW weekly office hours will be:

  •  MondayCLOSED
  •  Tuesday - Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm)                                                                                             
Youth Group

Our Youth Group will begin meeting on Sunday, September 7 at 6:00 pm. Youth Group is for youth in 5th grade through 12th grade.  

Children's Sunday School will begin on Sunday, September 7

Our Children's Sunday School will begin meeting on Sunday, September 7 at 9:00 am. and will meet on Sunday's through May 17, 2015.  

Adult Sunday School

Our Adult Sunday School will begin on Sunday, September 7 at 9:00 am and will meet on Sunday's through May, 17, 2015.  All are welcome!!!

Wednesday Small Groups

Our Wednesday Small Groups will begin on Wednesday, September 10. The afternoon session is held at 1:30 pm and the evening session is held at 6:00 pm.  All are welcome!!!

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