• Fall is here!


 Big Rapids First United Methodist Church's  mission statement is

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



of  October 22,  2017 

Sunday, October 22

  9:00 am     Adult Sunday School

10:30 am     Worship 

11:30 am    Coffee/Fellowship

11:30 am    IGNITE! Youth Group Bake Sale

  1:00 pm    New Members Class 

Monday, October 23   Office Closed    

  12:00 pm   Red Cross Blood Drive

   6:30 pm    Children's Worship Volunteers Meeting

Tuesday, October 24   

     4:30 pm   Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal  

    7:00 pm   Church Council

Wednesday, October 25

11:30 am    Gallopin' Grannies @ Vivo's

  6:00 pm    FIRST KIDS! Praise & Worship

  6:00 pm    Adult Small Group

  6:00 pm     Bell Choir Rehearsal

  7:15 pm    Chancel Choir Rehearsal

 Thursday, October 26

  5:00 pm   Community Meal      

  5:00 pm   Community Resource Group Coat Drive 

Friday, October 27   Office Closing at 12:00 pm

Pastor Becky Out of Office through Tuesday, October 31

Sunday, October 29

   9:00 am     Adult Sunday School

10:30 am     Worship  (Pastor Devon Herrell preaching)

11:30 am     Coffe/Fellowship

11:30 am    Church & Society Enhanced Coffee Hour

11:30 am    IGNITE! Youth Group 


 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 - Office is Closed

    Tues. - Fri.  (8:30 - 4:30 pm)

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

  • 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
  • Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal
    – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Gallopin Grannies
    – 11:30 AM
  • Adult Small Group
    – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • 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 - Begins on October 18
    – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Rehearsal
    – 7:15 PM
  • Community Meal - All are Welcome
    – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM


  • New Members Class

    A New Members Class will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm for those individuals wishing to become a member of Big Rapids First United Methodist Church, or if you would like a review of who we are and what we are about as Methodists.  Plan on spending an afternoon learning the basis.  Please contact  Pastor Becky to register.

  • IGNITE! Youth Bake Sale

    The IGNITE! Youth  will have a Bake Sale after Worship on Sunday, October 22.  We ae asking for your HELP!  Please donate homemade goodies.  It would be a great help if the treats were already packaged and priced by you.  We know there are some excellent bakers with specialties and those that will pay a large sum for your baked goods!  Any and all baked goods are welcome - fudge, breads, pies, cakes, cookies.

  • Trunk or Treat Candy Donations

    Trunk or Treat for the Big Rapids Community will be on Saturday, October 28.  We are looking for donations of all varieties of wrapped candy.  Please drop your candy donations off in the orange tub in Fellowship Hall by Friday, October 27.

    Plan to join us on Saturday, October 28 in the daytime fun of Halloween!

  • Red Cross Blood Drive

    The Red Cross will hold a Blood Drive at First Church on Monday, October 23 from 12:00 noon to 5:45 pm.  Give Blood. Save Lives.

  • NEW Church Directory

    The NEW Church Directories have arrived!

    Stop by the office to pick up your copy.  Please only one directory per family.

  • Gallopin Grannies

    Every Wednesday @ 11:30 am

    October 25 @ Vivo's

    November 1 & 8 @ WIld Rose Cafe

    November 15 & 22 @ Panera Bread

    November 29 @ Applebee's

    December 6 & 13 @ Chna Buffet

    December 20 & 27 @ Schuberg's



  • 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.


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