First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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

Upcoming Events

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November 'Mission of the Month'
November 1-30

Monday Night Basketball
November 2 - May 23, 2016

Young People Academy Class
November 15 - December 20, 9:30 am

Angel Tree
November 20 - December 13

Decorate the Church for Advent
Saturday, November 28, 9:30 am - 12 pm

Advent Journey
November 29 - December 20

Taize Worship
December 2-16, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Advent Concert: David Youngman
Thursday, December 3, 12 - 1 pm

Advent Concert: Kalamazoo Community Chorale
Thursday, December 10, 12 - 1 pm

Advent Concert: West Michigan Brassworks
Thursday, December 17, 12 - 1 pm

Rhythms of the Soul
January 17, 2016 - February 7, 2016

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

November 29, 2015

First Sunday of Advent

8:30 and 11 a.m.

Rev. Julie Kline

"Our Advent Journey - Willingness"

Luke 1:26-38