First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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


Upcoming Events

"Crossing Borders" class, September 11 - October 30, 1:30 - 4 pm

Come join us for eight weeks exploring the complex issues of immigration.  The 2 ½ hour sessions will cover the following topics:

  •  The contemporary debate and public policy
  •  The history of migration
  •  The Bible and migration
  •  Foundations of migration—root causes
  •  Migration social teaching
  •  Slavery in America (including human trafficking)
  •  The human face of the migrant

The class will be offered on Monday afternoons in the lower level Youth Center from 1:30 to 4 p.m. beginning September 11. The group will pilot the 2018 version of the course. Led by Mollie Clements and Nancy Servoss. For more information or to sign up for the First UMC class, contact Nancy Servoss at 269-598-0936 or

Spiritual Growth Group, September 12 - October 31, 10 am - 12 pm

On Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon beginning Sept. 12, a spiritual growth gorup will explore the lessons of the book, Seven Thousand Ways to Listen, by Mark Nepo. This is a 10-week study. Books can be purchased from Kazoo Books (15% discount) on Parkview Ave. or ordered on Amazon. Questions? Contact Jan Baker at (269) 342-4092.

Family Fun Night, Friday, October 20, 6 - 8 pm

Our next event is a fall festival featuring a potluck meal and pumpkin carving, on Friday, Oct. 20, in Wesley Hall at 6 p.m.


United Methodist Women Sunday, Sunday, October 22, 8:30 am - 12 pm

United Methodist Women will help to lead worship on October 22. Rebecca McDonald, President of WAR Int'l, will be the guest speaker. WAR Int'l is a Michigan-based, nonprofit organization established to create a circle of protection around at-risk women and children. Through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects and partnerships, they provide safe places to heal from abuse, trafficking, exploitation, and more. Their passion is to empower survivors to live and work with dignity and hope.Their programs reach over 40 countries, including the U.S.

Inquirer's Class, October 29 - November 19, 9:30 am

Like to find out what Kalamazoo First UMC is all about? Are you interested in membership? An Inquirer's Class is being offered starting Oct. 29 during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 a.m. in the chapel. If you choose the path to membership, new members will be welcomed into our faith family on November 19.  Please contact Pastor Steve Charnley at if interested in joining us in a journey of 

All Saints' Sunday, Sunday, November 5, 8:30 am - 12 pm

We remember family, friends and members who have died in the past 12 months during worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m.