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.


Summer Worship Schedule, May 27 - September 2, 10 - 11 am

Summer Worship Schedule begins May 27 with one service at 10 a.m. 10 a.m. The long, warm days of sunshine and endless opportunity is upon us. What better to do this summer than to enjoy as much sun, fun, and FAITH as possible. Join us for worship this summer at 10 a.m. Godly Play for our young children continues through the summer after the children's message. 


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

An exciting new ministry for children has begun this summer of 2018. The KAP ministry is designed to reach out to children in our community and offer a faith-based program. Children entering 4th through 6th grades are invited! THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR CHILDREN TO SIGN UP. 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.


Christmas in July, July 1-31

he Mission of the Month for July is the annual "Christmas in July" when we provide support to the Eleanor Street Family Shelter.  Each year we decorate a Christmas tree that has been placed in the Perks area with ‘house’ tags marked with an item that is needed by the shelter. (There is an emphasis on wash cloths, bath towels, and sheets this year.)  We invite you to participate in this wonderful ministry and continue to support the shelter that our church purchased and renovated. Thank you for your continued outreach to the Kalamazoo community!

NEEDED SUPPLIES

Wash cloths
Bath towels
Body wash
Toothbrushes
Twin fitted sheets/top sheets (separates and/or sets)
Standard size pillows
Plastic cereal bowls
Plastic drinking cups
Pots
Frying pans
Forks 
Kitchen dish & drying cloths


Summer Worship Series: UMC 101, July 1 - September 2, 10 - 11 am

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, offered in his General Rules for the United Methodist Church three basic tenets for Methodists to guide our life and faith:  do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God.  This summer we will explore how we follow these three simple rules as we understand communion, baptism, the Bible, our heritage, mission, social justice, anti-racism, and reconciling ministries in a worship series called UMC 101.  


ASP Prayer Partners, July 15-22

Each year we ask that you support our Appalachia Service Team with prayers. On July 15 and July 22 we will have available 62 pictures of our team members to remind 62 people to pray for us as we serve. We hope all of you will pray for us, but we ask 62 of you to do so with diligence and perseverance. If you’d like to be one of our Prayer Partners, please stop by the table after worship on July 15 and 22. Thank you for all of your gracious support to make this service trip possible!

Prayer in the Chapel, July 16 - August 31, 9 am - 4 pm

You are invited to join Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) in praying for our immigrant neighbors and friends throughout the summer.  The chapel will be open for you to spend time in prayer, Monday – Thursday, 9-4, except for the morning of the 4th Tuesday of the month. Stop in as often as you like, for however long you like.  We ask that you stop by the Welcome Desk to let staff know you are in the building.

9 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

10 Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.  Psalm 9:9-10 NIV

 


Dream Team Meeting Invitation, Monday, July 23, 7 pm - 8:30 am

The Dream Team would like to invite the congregation to a meeting on Monday evening, July 23, in Wesley Hall beginning at 7:00 P. M.  Representatives from Open Doors and Kalamazoo Collective Housing will be meeting with us to discuss their organizations and how they provide affordable housing in Kalamazoo.     


ASP Trip, July 28 - August 4

This year’s ASP theme is “Call(ed) to Action.” We have 31 team members who have answered this call to action and will be serving July 28 – August 4 in Johnson County, TN. We answer this call from God to participate in God’s ongoing work in the world. We will serve multiple families throughout the week and will do our best to make their homes warmer, safer and drier. 

 


August Mission of the Month, August 1-31

During the month of August the church will be collecting school supplies for Spring Valley Elementary School in Kalamazoo. Donations will be distributed to the classrooms by the Community in Schools Coordinator at Spring Valley and are very much appreciated by both students and teachers. Please leave donations in the basket in the office. Thank you for your support!

Supplies needed: dry erase markers, wide-ruled spiral notebooks, colored markers, pocket folders, crayons, kleenex, colored pencils, disinfecting wet-wipes, glue sticks, and No. 2 pencils


Family Fun in the Park, Sunday, August 26, 12 - 2 pm

Our August Family Fun event will be a picnic at Markin Glen Park on Sunday 26 beginning at noon.  See you there for fellowship and games!