First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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

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Be it resolved that we, the Church Council of First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan, endorse the concepts behind Red Flag laws, universal background checks for gun purchases and the limitations of clip capacities for semi-automatic weapons. Further, we resolve that these views be communicated to legislators who serve our congregation both in federal and state legislatures; and to the relevant executive leadership in both levels of government.

Upcoming Events

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September Mission of the Month
September 1-30

Spiritual Formation: Shades of Light
September 10 - October 15, 1 - 2:30 pm

Spiritual Formation Class: Having a Mary Heart
September 10 - November 26, 10 - 11:30 am

Academy Class Introduction to the Bible
September 15 - October 13, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Family Foundations Class
September 15 - October 20, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Academy Class "Living Unafraid"
September 15 - October 20, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Family Fun Event
Friday, September 20, 5 - 7 pm

Baptism Sunday
Sunday, September 22, 11 am - 12 pm

4 Score & More Luncheon
Thursday, September 26, 12 - 2 pm

ASP Sunday
Sunday, September 29, 8:30 am - 12 pm

Stewardship Sunday
Sunday, October 13, 8:30 am - 12 pm

UMW Sunday
Sunday, October 20, 8:30 am - 12 pm

Inquirer's Class
October 20 - November 24, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Parents' Night Out Together
Saturday, November 2, 5 - 8 pm

The Michigan Area Bishop, David Bard, shared this message following General Conference 2019. CLICK HERE to read.
Letter from the pastors of Kalamazoo First UMC after GC2019. CLICK HERE to read.

Engage With Us!

At First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, you will find a warm and welcoming environment filled with love for ALL people. We cherish everyone's individuality and their spiritual gifts. We seek to equip and empower people to live out their faith in their day-to-day lives, and to share the love of Jesus with all people. We accomplish these goals by offering opportunities for service to fit every need. Check out our "Justice and Outreach" tab!

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, September 22, 2019
8:30 am and 11:00 am
"This is Our Story: A Burning Urgency"
Led by Rev. Steve Charnley
Luke 16:1-13

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 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.