First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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Second Sunday of Advent: TURN
Sunday, December 4, 8:30 am - 12 pm

Advent Candlelight Prayer Service
Tuesday, December 6, 7 - 8 pm

Advent Season Concert
Thursday, December 8, 12 - 12:45 pm

Annual Conference
Thursday, December 8, 7 - 8:15 pm

Third Sunday of Advent: SEE
Sunday, December 11, 8:30 am - 12 pm

Advent Candlelight Prayer Service
Tuesday, December 13, 7 - 8 pm

Advent Season Concert
Thursday, December 15, 12 - 12:45 pm

Fourth Sunday of Advent: DREAM
Sunday, December 18, 8:30 am - 12 pm

Christmas Eve: Peace
Saturday, December 24, 5 pm - 12 am

Christmas Day Worship: WORD
Sunday, December 25, 10 - 11 am

Epiphany Sunday: REVEAL
Sunday, January 1, 2017, 10 - 11 am

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

Sunday, December 4, 2016

8:30 and 11 a.m.

Second Sunday of Advent
Advent Series: Jesus Christ, the Hope of the World


Rev. Steve Charnley
"Spiritual Phototropism"

Matthew 3:1-12

Child care is available on our secure 2nd floor from 9:15 a.m.- 12 p.m.