First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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


Upcoming Events

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Young Adult Creative Spirituality Group
November 18, 2018 - May 19, 12:30 pm

Family Foundations
January 6 - May 19, 9:30 - 10:30 am

February Mission of the Month
February 1-28

Rhythms of the Soul worship series
February 3-24

Academy Class: "Focus on a Way Forward"
February 17-24, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Special Church Conference in St. Louis
February 23-26

Growing Hope Globally
Monday, February 25, 7 pm

Church Conference Prayer Vigil
February 25-26, 9 am - 4 pm

Haiti Mission Team
February 25 - March 7

Inquirer's Class
March 3-31, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Ash Wednessday Community Worship
Wednesday, March 6

Lent Organ Recitals
March 14 - April 11, 12 - 1 pm

United Methodist delegates from around the world will be in St. Louis, MO for a Special Called Session of the General Conference from February 22-26, 2019. 

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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.

You can watch our Sunday
11:00 a.m. service LIVE
by clicking the image above. 

Upcoming Worship

SUNDAY, February 24

"Rhythms of the Soul:
God is Love"

worship series

8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

"Love for Ourselves"
Led by Rev. Steve Charnley
Jeremiah 18:1-6

THEME SONG: Beautiful
sung by Christina Aguilera

Godly Play for ages 4 through 9 is available durng the 11 a.m. worship service after the children's message. Nursery care is available from 9:15 a.m. to noon.

Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.