February 2016   
Big Rapids, MI

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  • Drive Thru Ashes & Prayer 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • War Room Movie Showing on Sunday, January 31 at 6:00 pm

A Christian Friend is not an ordinary friend.  There is a bond of love the world does not know.  God's Spirit plants the seed and makes the friendship grow.  Such a friend you've been in prayer, and in things you do.  God's enriched my life and blessed it by a Christian friend like you.  I always thank God as I remember you in prayer.

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.

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
Office Hours

The church office hours will be 10:00 am - 2:00 pm beginning Tuesday, February 2 through Friday, February 19.  The church office is closed on Monday's.  If you have a Pastoral emergency please contact Pastor Becky (517) 712-4508.  

Ash Wednesday - Drive Thru Ashes and Prayer

We will be offering Drive Thru Ashes again this year on Wednesday, Febraury 10 from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  Use the covered entryway on Warren Street.  Stay in the car while receiving the ashes and a prayer:  Then go on your way.  This is a new approach to an old tradition.  Ash Wednesday begins the Holy Season of Lent, a time for reflection, repentance and an invitaiton to receive God's forgiveness in preparation for celebrating Easter.  Perhaps you've been longing to reconnect with God through Christ and Drive Thru Ashes gives you the opportunity to begin that connection anew.  

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  
Office Hours
  • Monday - Closed
    Tuesday through Friday
    8:30 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 4:30 pm
  • 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 Meals
    5:00 PM
  • First Kids! Bible Stories and Praise
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Bell Choir Rehearsals
    6:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsals
    7:15 PM
  • Community Meal - All are Welcome
    5:30 PM
  • Men's Emmaus
    6:30 AM
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