Sunday Worship @ 10:30 am

In Person & Live Streaming on Facebook

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Happenings for November 25 - December 3

Thursday, November 25     HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday, November 26    Office Closed

Saturday, November 27   

Sunday, November 28   First Sunday of Advent / Special Offering Sunday for UM Students

10:30 am  Worship  Sermon:  "A Lineage of Grace - UNVEILED HOPE"  Pastor Kim Bos

10:30 am  Nursery for Infants - 4 year olds

10:45 am  Children's Sunday School - 4 1/2 year olds - 4th graders

Monday, November 29   Office Closed

4:00 pm  Bible Study - "The Difficult Words of Jesus" with Pastor Jeremy

7:00 pm  Bible Study - "The Difficult Words of Jesus" with Pastor Jeremy

Tuesday, November 30    Office Closed

6:30 pm  SPRC

Wednesday, December 1    Office Closed

5:00 pm  Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal

6:15 pm  Elm Street Boys Rehearsal

7:00 - 7:30 pm  Cantata Rehearsal

7:30 - 8:00 pm  Chancel Choir Practice

Thursday, December 2   Office Closed

Friday, December 3   

Contact Us

First United Methodist Church of Big Rapids

304 Elm St.
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Phone 231-796-7771
Fax 231-796-0757


  • Church Office Closed - November 25- December 2

    The church office will be closed on Thursday, November 25 - Thursday, December 2

    You can call the office @ 231-796-7771 and if you wish to speak to Pastor Jeremy Press 1 or if you wish to speak to Barbara Erb Press 2 and your call will be forwarded to our cell phone.  If we do not answer your call please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can. Email will continue to be checked, and responded to as necessary.

    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!


  • 2022 Offering Envelopes

    The 2022 Offering Envelopes are available for pickup. The boxes are located on a table in the Warren Street airlock for you to stop and pick up at your convenience.


  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Collection Box

    First Church will be participating in The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.  A box for your donations is located at the church in the Warren Street Foyer.  All toys/clothing donated must be new/unused and unwrapped.  If you prefer you can drop your donations off at The Salvation Army Monday-Friday from 9-12 & 1-4pm.  Last day for donations is Sunday, December 5.

    The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help sort and distribute the items donated and they are in need of volunteers to be a Red Kettle Bell Ringer.  If you are able to volunteer please contact Captain Amy Voss @ 231-349-9436.


  • Endowment Grants

    The next Endowment Grant cycle will be in January, 2022.  The deadline to submit Endowment Applications will be Wednesday, December 15.  The guidelines and procedures along with the Grant Application form are on the church website under the Forms tab. Hard copies will be available at the Information Center located outside of the church office.

     If you have any questions please contact Karl Linebaugh @ klinebaugh@charter.net.


  • Christmas Eve Services

    This year we will have two Christmas Eve services, in person and streaming online!  The first is a Family Service @ 5:00 pm - come in your best party attire or you favorite P.J.'s as we celebrate Jesus's birthday!  There will be takeaway cake and glow sticks (in place of candles) - Don't miss out!!  At 7:00 pm we will be hosting our traditional candlelight service.  If you are looking to experience worship that soothes the soul, raises the spirit, and ushers in Christmas Day with a sense of awe and wonder, this is the service for you!  Glow sticks will be available for children, and anyone else that may prefer them over a candle.

  • Last Day to Donate for 2021

    All 2021 offerings will need to be turned into the church no later than Sunday, December 26, 2021 to be credited towards your 2021 giving.  Any offering received after December 26, 2021 will not be deposited until January 3, 2022 and will show towards your 2022 giving.

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact Tom or Linda Crandell.

  • Free Community Meals

    No Community Meals are being served at this time.

    More information will be forthcoming.

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