September 2016  
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  • On Thursday evenings September 22 - November 3 at First Church 5:00-8:00 pm

   Big Rapids First United Methodist Church's  mission statement is:

"To reach out to and bless every child of God."



Thursday, September 22    5:00 pm  Community Meal 

                                                            5:00 pm  Higher Ground

Friday, September 23           Office Closed

                                                           6:30 am Men's Emmaus                                                                             


                  HAPPENING WEEK  of September 25

Sunday, September 25        10:30 am  Worship 

                                                            11:30 am  Coffee/Fellowship Hour

                                                            11:45 am  IGNITE! Youth Group 


Monday, September 26         Office Closed                                                                      


Tuesday, September 27          4:30 pm  Lyrics in Motion

                                                               7:00 pm  Church Council                                                                  


Wednesday, September 28     11:30 am Gallopin' Grannies @ Schuberg's 

                                                                     5:00 pm  Soup for the Soul Fellowship Meal

                                                                    6:00 pm  FIRST KIDS!  Bible Black Belt Scripture

                                                                    6:00 pm  Adult Small Group Study

                                                                   6:00 pm  Bell Choir Practice

                                                                   7:15 pm  Chancel Choir Rehearsal       


Thursday, September 29          5:00 pm  Community Meal

                                                                  5:00 pm  Higher Ground                                                                  

Friday, September 30                6:30 am  Men's Emmaus

                                         HIGHER GROUND - 2016 Fall Session

The psalmist wrote, "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I."   (61:2b)  God is that rock! 

On Thursday evenings from September 22 through November 3  we will be hosting Higher Ground.  Higher Ground is designed to encourage and support families with ideas and information while enhancing the emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical balance of each life.  Classes may include Parenting, Cooking (limited number of participants), Managing your Finances, Emergency Preparedness and Life Lessons.

 The evening schedule will be Registration & Dinner 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Classes 6:15 - 7:30 pm.  The evening ends with families "shopping" at the Higher Ground Store, using points earned in the class they attend.  Children will have their own special area to shop as well. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the Higher Ground Family Center or would like more information, please contact Pastor Becky at (231) 796-7771 or               


                                      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
Church in a Cafe'

Church in a Cafe' is held on Monday evenings at 6:00 pm at the Wild Rose Cafe located at 708 Maple Street in Big Rapids.  Our congregation, Wesley House, and the Big Rapids Parish hold these  new worship service's to reach out to those who feel uncomfortable in a church setting.  We are excited to see how God will use these service's to bless others as they experience God's love and grace in an informal but meaningful way.

Gallopin Grannies

Every Wednesday @ 11:30 am.

September 28 @ Schuberg's

October 5 @ Sharon's in Rogers Heights

October 12 @ Sharon's in Rogers Heights

October 19 @ Pizza Hut

October 26 @ Pizza Hut

Free Community Meal

The Community Meal is held weekly on Thursday's at 5:30 pm in Fellowship Hall.  All are Welcome. We hope to see you there!

From Thursday, September 22 through Thursday, November 3 the Community Meals will be served at 5:00 pm

If you would like to volunteer to help with the Community Meals, please call the church office at 796-7771.

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
    10:30 AM
  • Coffee/Fellowship after Worship
    11:30 AM
  • IGNITE! Youth Group
    11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study - Begins on Wednesday, September 14
    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday Soup for the Soul Fellowship Meals Begins September 14
    5:00 PM to 6:00 AM
  • First Kids! "Bible Black Belts Scripture with a Kick" - Starts Wednesday, September 14 for kids K-4th grade
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group Study - Begins on Wednesday, September 14
    6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsals - Begin Wednesday, September 14
    7:15 PM
  • Higher Ground - Begins on Thursday, September 22
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Community Meal - All are Welcome
    5:30 PM
  • Men's Emmaus
    6:30 AM
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