Draw near to God and God will draw near to you.

                                                         James 4:8

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


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 - Closed
    Tuesday through Friday
    8:30 - 11:30 am & 12:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Worship Time - changes from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Sunday, September 13
  • Adult Bible School - Starts on September 13
    – 9:00 AM
  • Coffee/Fellowship after Worship
    – 10:30 AM
  • IGNITE! Youth Group - Starts on September 13
    – 6:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study - starts on Wednesday, September 16
    – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Fellowship Meals - Starts on September 9
    – 5:00 PM
  • First Kids! Bible Stories and Praise - Starts on September 13
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Bell Choir Rehearsals - Start on September 9
    – 6:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study - Starts on Wednesday, September 16
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsals - Start on September 9
    – 7:15 PM
  • Community Meal
    – 5:30 PM
  • Men's Emmaus
    – 6:30 AM


  • Worship Time Change

    Sunday Worship time will change from 9:30 am  to 10:30 am on Sunday, September 13.

  • 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!

   September 2015   
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