HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RESPONSE
Please keep in your prayers those who have lost loved ones, homes and property, and for the first responders who are risking their own lives to get others to safety in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Our church is taking an active role in helping UMCOR in their relief efforts.
1) We are accepting donations for UMCOR Disaster Response Advance #901670. Please make the check out to the church with "UMCOR Hurricane Relief" in your memo. You can also use our online electronic giving. CLICK HERE. After creating an online profile, please designate a gift in the "Other" line and type in "UMCOR Hurricane Relief" to the right of the amount given.
2) Go shopping for items needed for "Cleaning Kits" and "Hygiene Kits." CLICK HERE for a complete list of items needed. Bring items to the church by the end of September.
3) UPDATE: Kalamazoo First UMC has been designated as a collection center to receive Hurricane Relief supplies used for UMCOR Cleaning Kits (Flood Buckets) and Hygiene Kits. These materials are not to be assembled as buckets or kits but rather delivered in bulk for later assembly at the Midwest Misson Distribution Center in Chatham, IL. Materials can be taken to the church at 212 S. Park Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan any time between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday until September 28. The Disaster Response Coordinators for the West Michigan and Detroit are arranging for all of these supplies to be picked up in Kalamazoo the following week (October 2-4). For further information, contact David Lundquist at (269) 352-0582 or email@example.com.
Engage With Us!
Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo! We extend a welcome to all who would like to join us and be a part of our faith community that believes in celebrating, experiencing and sharing God’s love. Although we are diverse in many ways, we are united in a common commitment to Christ and a shared vision of ministry to all of God’s people.
On Sunday mornings, the Holy Spirit calls us to be creative, open and responsive in our worship. Our times of worship are Spirit-enriched, enhanced by music that both stirs and soothes the soul, and calls us to a path of strong discipleship that serves our neighbors and is active in the world. We believe that genuine faith expresses itself through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness—both within and beyond the church. We hope you will find that First Church fits your spiritual needs and becomes your “faith home.”
So whether you live in the Kalamazoo area or are passing through, we hope you will take the opportunity to join us for a Sunday service. If you have questions or comments, please contact any of the church staff. If you are in need of spiritual guidance or prayer, please contact one of our pastors.
Looking forward to meeting you!
We are called to experience God’s love, celebrate God’s love, and share God’s love.
We are a Reconciling Congregation, welcoming all
First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo invites all persons to join us on our journey of faith. Jesus Christ calls us to be an inclusive church that exemplifies the kingdom of God. We strive to move toward reconciling relationships with all, affirming those who are marginalized for any reason, including sexual orientation or gender identity. We welcome all with open hearts, open minds, open doors.