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Happenings for Week of October, 24


Sunday, October 24 

10:30 am   Worship  Sermon: "Better Together - SERVE"  Pastor Jeremy Wicks

10:30 am   Nursery for Infants - 4 year Olds

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

Monday, October 25   Office Closed

12:00 pm  Red Cross Blood Drive in Fellowship Hall until 5:45 pm

6:00 pm   Nominations Committee

Tuesday, October 26

4:00 pm   Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal

7:00 pm  Church Council

Wednesday, October 27

3:00 pm  Staff Meeting

7:00 - 7:30 pm  Cantata Rehearsal

7:30 - 8:00 pm  Chancel Choir Practice

Thursday, October 28    Office Closed

Friday, October 29    Office Closed

Saturday, October 30

12:00 pm  Trunk or Treat Downtown @ 12:00 pm

Sunday, October 31  

10:30 am  Worship  Sermon:  "The Ghost: Presence"  Pastor Jeremy Wicks

10:30 am  Nursery for Infants - 4 year olds

No Children's Sunday School

Contact Us

First United Methodist Church of Big Rapids

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


  • Hayride - Sunday, October 24 @ 3:30 pm

    You are invited to a Hayride followed by a time of fellowship and food!  Hot dogs, marshmallows, and salty snacks will be provided by the church.  Hay bales will be provided for seating, but if you would rather bring a chair, that's OK! Please arrive at 3:30 pm so everyone can get situated and start the hay ride at 4:00 pm.  What a great way to spend a fall afternoon.  RSVP to Pastor Jeremy by email revjwicks@gmail.com or phone/text 517-851-1494 by Saturday, October 23.  If you need transportation or would like to carpool, let Pastor Jeremy know.

  • Church Office Closed - October 28 & 29

    The church office will be closed on Thursday, October 28 and on Friday, October 29.

    You can call the office @ 231-796-7771 and if you wish to speak to Pastor Jeremy Press 1 of 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.



  • Trunk-or-Treat Candy Collection

    Trunk-or-Treat is on Saturday, October 30th, downtown Big Rapids.  If you can volunteer please contact Rachael Kelly (517) 435-9308.

    We are collecting candy donations for Trunk-or Treat.  Please donate individually wrapped candy. There is a large orange tub located in front of the church office until Sunday, October 24 for your candy donations.  Thank you!

  • NEW Book Study

    Pastor Jeremy will be leading a six-week study on Monday evenings @ 7:00 pm at First Church beginning November 1.If you want to register for this new study, please email the church @ bigrapidsfirstumc@gmail.com or contact the church office @ 231-796-7771.  The cost for the book is $15.00, checks can be dropped off at the church office (payable to Big Rapids First UMC) or brought to the first session.  If the cost of the book is a challenge for you or causes financial hardship, please speak to Pastor Jeremy or Barbara Erb, and they will make arrangements to cover the cost of your book. Looking forward to seeing you there!!

  • All Saints Sunday

    All Saints Sunday is November 7.  If you have a loved one who passed away in the last year that you would like named during our All Saints day service, please email Pastor Jeremy @ revjwicks@gmail.com by November 3.

  • Free Community Meals

    No Community Meals are being served at this time.

    More information will be forthcoming.

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