• In the rush of the Christmas season, make space for the waiting.
  • SLOW DOWN and Enjoy this Christmas Season!



Week of  December 8, 2019

Sunday, December 8

Worship, 10:30 am

Coffee/Fellowship, 11:30 am

Last Day to turn in toys for the Salvation Army

Monday, December 9   Office Closed

9:00 am   Coffee/Conversation wiht Pastor Devon @ 3 Girls Bakery

6:00 pm   Church in a Cafe' @ 3 Girls Bakery

Tuesday, December 10

  4:45 pm    Bell Choir Rehearsal

  5:30 pm    Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal 

Wednesday, December 11

10:00 am     Adult Study Group

11:30 am     Gallopin' Grannies @ Wild Rose Cafe'

  5:30 pm     Lyrics in Motion Rehearsal

  6:00 pm     Adult Study Group

  7:00 pm    Bell Choir Rehearsal

  7:00 pm    Elm Street Boy's Rehearsal

  7:30 pm    Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, December 12

  5:30 pm    Community Meal

Friday, December 13    Office Closed

  9:00 am    Men's Emmaus 4th Day

  5:30 pm   FUMC Adult Christmas Party

Saturday, December 14  

Sunday, December 15

10:30 am   Worship

11:30 am   Coffee/Fellowship

 4:00 pm    Family Movie Night

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



  • Church Office Closed

    The Church Office will be closed on

    Friday, December 6.

  • Youth Christmas Fun

    If you are 5-18 years old come join us on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 - 11:30 am to bake cookies, make ornaments and create cards for shut-ins.  

  • Youth Group

    5th Grade and up meet at the church on Sunday's 4-5:30 pm. Starting December 8.

  • Movie Night

    Sunday, December 15 @ 4 pm.  Bring a comfy chair, popcorn and drinks provided.

  • Service of Prayer, Praise and Healing

    Friday, December 20th @ 7pm.  Let's come together for a time of intentional prayer and worship.  Many in our community are grieving, dealing with illness or other struggles, let's gather and lift each other up!

  • Chancel Choir Cantata

    "Have You Heard?" A Celtic Christmas Celebration on Sunday, December 22 during worship.

  • Christmas Eve Services

    Join us on Tuesday, December 24 as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!

    7:00 pm Candlelight Worship - Includes our Chancel Choir, Lyrics in Moiton and Bell Choir.

    11:00 pm Worship with Candlelight Communion.  Pajama Friendly!!

  • NEW Facebook Page

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


  • Coffee & Conversation with Pastor Devon

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


  • Gallopin Grannies

    Every Wednesday @ 11:30 am

    December 4 & 11 @ Wild Rose Cafe

    December 18 @ Schuberg's

    December 25 Merry Christmas


    January 1 - HAPPY NEW YEAR

    January 8 & 15 @ Cranker's

    January 22 & 29 @ Schuberg's 


    February 5 & 12 @ Culver's

    February 19 & 26 @ Mancino'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.


  December 2019  
Big Rapids, Michigan


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