First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340

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February Mission of the Month
February 1-29

Hope for Creation
February 2-23, 7 - 8:30 pm

Confirmation Class
February 7 - April 24, 9:30 am

Pop Cans & Bottles
Sunday, February 14, 9:30 - 11 am

"Giving it Up for Lent" Sermon Series
February 14 - March 20

Church-Wide Lenten Book Study
February 14 - March 20

Lent Academy Classes
February 14 - March 20, 9:30 am

Family Fun Night
Friday, February 19, 6 - 8 pm

Dinner for Wesley Students
Sunday, February 21

Widening the Welcome
Sunday, February 21, 8:30 am - 12 pm

Chili & Soup Cook Off
Sunday, February 21, 12:15 pm

Young People
Sunday, February 21, 12:15 - 1:30 pm

District Leadership Conference
Saturday, February 27, 9 am - 3 pm

Listening Session
Monday, February 29, 7 - 9 pm

Kalamazoo Interfaith Coalition for Peace & Justice
Sunday, March 13, 5 pm

New Kalamazoo DS

WINTER WEATHER POLICY. The church will always be open for worship on Sunday mornings. But please use your best discretion in deciding when to venture out.  Weekday meetings may be cancelled if travel is dangerous. Team and committee chairs are asked to contact the church and their members if a meeting is cancelled. Please check our website, Channel 3 news, Facebook and email for closing notices. Please note the church office may be open, even though area schools are closed due to weather.

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!

Mission Statement

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.

Upcoming Worship

February 14, 2016
8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Rev. Steve Charnley

First Sunday of Lent

Giving it up for Lent:
Release and be Transformed sermon series

"Giving Up Control

Luke 9.23-36