First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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

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Upcoming Events

LIVESTREAMING!, April 1 - December 30

You can now watch our 11 a.m. service LIVE each week AND view it at your leisure later in the week after it is recorded.  You will access the Livestream via our website, www.umc-kzo.org.  The Livestream can also be accessed by subscribing to our YouTube channel.  A "how to" sheet is available at the Welcome Center.


May Mission of the Month, May 1-31

Pretty Lake Camp in Mattawan, Michigan is a free camp for children who are facing challenges in their lives. We enjoy helping to support the needs of the campers every year.  This year the Camp is looking for donations of: athletic socks, bug spray, spray-on sunblock, combs, brushes, hair ties, hand sanitizer, Band-Aids, antibiotic ointment, beach towels, and beach toys (swim goggles, inflatible tubes, sand bucket and shovel etc.). Donations can be placed in the office basket. Thank you for your continued support of our Mission of the Month ministry!


Peace with Justice Sunday, Sunday, May 27

When you give on Peace with Justice Sunday, your gift makes possible our critical kingdom work in the world. Because you give, you make an impact:

  • Helps build strong congregation and neighborhood relationships
  • Helps literacy programs for children
  • Supports border ministries in Texas and Arizona
  • Helps refugees become self-sufficient in their new homes
  • Sponsors summer pastoral leadership internships
  • Supports funding for conference members to attend advocacy events

These initiatives, and hundreds of others, are possible because you give. Peace with Justice is one of six special offerings designated by the United Methodist Church.


Children's Musical: "Rescue in the Night", June 1-3

Mark your calendars for our upcoming "RESCUE IN THE NIGHT" musical presented by First Beats children's choir. The musical is the Story of Daniel in the lions' den by Tom Long and Allen Pote. All are invited to either of TWO SHOWINGS"

Friday, June 1 - Dinner @ 6pm, Musical @ 7pm in Wesley Hall
Sunday,  June 3 - Worship service @ 10am


Vacation Bible School, June 18-22, 9 am - 12 pm

BRONSON PARK VBS: Summer 2018 VBS will be June 18-22 at First Presbyterian Church. Children, grandchildren, and friends who are ages 4 through rising 5th grade are invited.

Come to ABUNDANCE ORCHARD: a hunger action-themed VBS
and hear how God provides for our needs when you place your trust and faith in Him.

stories • arts & crafts   
music • snacks • FUN!


Kids Adventure Program (KAP), June 25 - August 2, 9:30 am

An exciting new ministry for children will begin the summer of 2018. The KAP ministry is designed to reach out to children in our community and offer a faith-based program. Children wil be invited to KAP through our connections with Helping Our Neighbors, YANA, and Spring Valley Elementary. KAP will have 20 children entering 4th through 6th grades. KAP kids will experience Bible stories, music, art, drama, recreatio, sewing, visitng the public library, Crescendo Academy, and other field trips. KAP will need volunteers to help bring in continental breakfast food items, prepare and serve lunches, and buddies to a KAP kid. For more info, please contact KAP Site Director, Colleen. You can leave a message for her at the church office by calling 269-381-6340.