• We are called to live this life in SOLIDARITY
  • Let's have a spirit of openness and hope


 Big Rapids First United Methodist Church's  mission statement is

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

 August 18 - August 27, 2019


Sunday, August 18

  8:15 am   Adult Sunday School

  9:30 am   Worship

Monday, August 19    Office Closed 

9-11 am     Coffee/Conversation with Pastor Devon @ 3 Girl's Bakery

12:00 - 5:45 pm   Red  Cross Blood Drive

7:05 pm   Whitecaps Game

Tuesday, August 20   Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

7:00 pm  Finance Committee

Wednesday, August 21   Office Open 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 10:00 am     Adult Study Group with Pastor Devon

 11:30 am     Gallopin' Grannies @ Pizza Hut

  6:00 pm     Adult Study Group with Pastor Devon

Thursday, August 22    Office Open 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

  5:30 pm     Community Meal 

  6:00 pm     SPRC

  7:30 pm     Trustees

Friday, August 23     OFFICE CLOSED

9:00 am    Men's Emmaus 4th Day

Saturday August 24

Sunday, August 25

  8:15 am    Adult Sunday School

  9:30 am     Worship    BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS

Monday, August 26     OFFICE CLOSED

Last day for school supply donations

9-11 am    Coffee/Conversation with Pastor Devon

Tuesday, August 27

  7:00 pm   Church Council

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
    – 8:15 AM
  • Worship
    – 9:30 AM
  • Children's Worship
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Gallopin Grannies
    – 11:30 AM
  • Elm Street Boys Rehearsal
    – 6:45 PM
  • Community Meal - All are Welcome
    – 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM


  • NEW Facebook Page

    First Church has a new Facebook page.  Come join and follow us:


  • Coffee & Conversation with Pastor Devon

    Have questions? Advice? Corny Jokes?

    Come share them!

    Coffee & Conversation with Pastor Devon will meet every Monday from 9-11 am @ Three Girl's Bakery.

  • Blessing of the Backpacks

    Calling all people with backpacks, briefcases and book bags!  Come to the church and be blessed on Sunday, August 25 during the 9:30 am worship.

  • School Supply Drive

    We will collect school supplies for the month of AUGUST for children and teachers in our community.  Bring your donations into the church office by Monday, August 26th.



  • Our Memorial Garden

    Stop by the church to enjoy our beautiful Memorial Garden.  Feel free to use the garden as a place you can go to relax, meditate or celebrate an occassion.

    Enjoy God's beauty there for YOU!

  • Gallopin Grannies

    Every Wednesday @ 11:30 am


    August 21 & 28 @ Pizza Hut


    September 4 & 11 @ Cranker's

    September 18 & 25 @ Panera Bread


    October 2 & 9 @ Sugar Creek (was Sharon's)

    October 16 & 23 @ Mancino's

    October 30 @ Applebee'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.


   August 2019   
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