First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

Upcoming Events

Summer Perks, May 28 - September 3, 11 - 11:30 am

During the summer worship schedule, we will offer refreshments after the 10 a.m. worship service. Pastor Dan Duncan will be coordinating the Summer Perks schedule this summer. We want to give individuals and families the opportunity to host one of these, which could be an occasion to celebrate a special anniversary or other event in your life (graduation, promotion, retirement, birthday, and so forth). Hosting means that you provide some kind of simple treat or snack for 150 people (cookies, bars, crackers/cheese, veggies, etc.). If you’d like another beverage besides coffee and water, you could provide that as well.  Please contact Pastor Dan at dduncan@umc-kzo if you’re interested. 

Pick-Up Basketball, June 19 - August 28, 6 pm

During the summer months, basketball players are invited to join Pastor Steve and others in the church parking lot on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. for a game of pick-up basketball. 

Diaper and Formula Drive, June 26 - August 31

Diapers and formula are expensive and can become a burden for families. Our hope is to help some of our own new church families and our neighbors with this need. Especially in demand are diapers sizes infant to size 3. We’ll take all sizes, but the smallest sizes would be most helpful. Also in need are baby formula. All varieties of formula will be helpful. If you have a subscription from Costco, there is a special need for Kirkland baby formula. Please place donations in the basket in the church office. If you would like to make a monetary donation, we will provide a designated shopper. Mark your monetary donation with a memo, "diapers and formula" and give to office volunteer. Thank you for your generosity! 

UMW Exec. Comm/Meeting Program Planning, Wednesday, August 23, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

9:30am-2:30pm, church parlor: Executive Committee Meeting in the morning, lunch (bring a sack lunch) and General Meeting Program Planning in the afternoon.


Fall Worship Schedule, Sunday, September 10, 8:30 am - 12 pm

REJOICE & RECONNECT!! We return to our regular worship schedule on Sunday, September 10 with three services at 8:30, 9:30 (Emerging) and 11 a.m. (Sunday School will begin the following Sunday, Sept. 17)

Sunday School Resumes, Sunday, September 17, 9:30 am

Sunday School for all ages begins on September 17 at 9:30 a.m. More info on classes coming soon!

100th Green Card Application Celebration, Sunday, September 17, 12 pm

After the 11 a.m. worship service, we will gather outside for an ice cream celebration of our work with Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) and our JFON clinic's 100th Green Card application! We will announce our progress in this important ministry that welcomes immigrants into our communities by providing affordable, high-uality immigration legal services.

ASP Sunday, Sunday, September 24, 8:30 am - 12 pm

The Appalachia Service Project Team will lead worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Worship will include a video of their mission work in West Virginia this summer.

Baptism Sunday, Sunday, October 15, 11 am

The next Baptism Sunday will be October 15, 2017. Please contact one of our pastors if you are interested in receiving the blessing of this sacrament.

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

United Methodist Women will help to lead worship on October 22 with a special guest speaker.

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.