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 Big Rapids First United Methodist Church's  mission statement is

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

                 


HAPPENINGS 

Week of  December 17,  2017 


Sunday, December 17   

 9:00 am     Adult Sunday School

10:30 am    Worship  (Chancel Choir Cantata)

11:30 am    Coffee/Fellowship

11:45 am    IGNITE! Youth Group


Monday, December 18        Office Closed  


Tuesday, December 19   

  4:30  pm    Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal  


Wednesday, December 20

11:30 am     Gallopin Grannies @ Schuberg's

  6:00 pm     KIDS! Praise & Worship

  6:00 pm     Adult Small Group

    7:15 pm    Chancel Choir Rehearsal


Thursday, December 21

  5:30 pm     Community Meal

  7:30 pm     Trustees


Friday, December 22


Saturday, December 23


Sunday, December 24 

  9:00  am      Adult Sunday School

10:30 am      Worship

  7:00 pm     Christmas Eve Service, 7:00 pm

  9:00 pm     Candlelight Communion Service


 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
Announcements
Christmas Eve Services

Sunday, December 24:

Morning Worship @ 10:30 am

Christmas Eve Service @ 7:00 pm - the children will present the birth of Jesus.  Any child 3 yrs old through 5th grade is welcome to participate.  The Chancel Choir will share special Christmas music and Lyrics in Motion will perform "Halleluja".  

Candlelight Communion Service @ 9:00 pm - will richly bless your Christmas Eve as we worship by candlelight, sing songs of the season, and celebrate in the sharing of Holy Communion together.

Office Closed Tuesday, December 26 - Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Church Office will be closed Tuesday, December 26 through Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Gallopin Grannies

Every Wednesday @ 11:30 am

December 20 & 27 @ Schuberg's

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January 3 & 10 @ Pizza Hut

January 17 & 24 @ Culver's

January 31 @ Sporting News @ Holiday Inn

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February 7 & 14 @ Ruby Tuesday

February 21 & 28 @ Subway (State Street)

 

 

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!

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 - Office is Closed

    Tues. - Fri.  (8:30 - 4:30 pm)

    * Office closed daily for lunch (11:30 am - 12:30 pm)

Sunday
  • Adult Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Worship
    – 10:30 AM
  • Coffee/Fellowship after Worship
    – 11:30 AM
  • IGNITE! Youth Group
    – 11:45 AM to 1:00 AM
Tuesday
  • Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal
    – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday
  • Gallopin Grannies
    – 11:30 AM
  • FIRST KIDS! Praise and Worship (K-4th grade)
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Adult Small Group
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Bell Choir Rehearsal
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsal
    – 7:15 PM
Thursday
  • Community Meal - All are Welcome
    – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
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