First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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


Upcoming Events

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Family Foundations Class
September 16 - May 19, 2019, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Just Faith Class
October 24 - December 19, 6:30 - 9 pm

Sip 'n Sing
December 2-16, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Christmas Offering
December 9-25

Advent Candlelight Service
Wednesday, December 19

Advent Season Concert: Christmas with the Choral Scholars
Thursday, December 20, 12 - 12:45 pm

Children's Christmas Program
Sunday, December 23, 10 - 11 am

Children's Christmas Program
Sunday, December 23, 10 - 11:15 am

Christmas Holiday Worship
December 23-30, 10 - 11 am

Christmas Eve Services
Monday, December 24, 5 pm - 12 am

New Year's Fest
Monday, December 31, 5:30 pm - 12 am

CLICK HERE for "Advent Anticipations: Poems for Meditation by friends of First United Methodist Church"



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, December 16
Third Sunday of Advent

8:30 and 11:00 a.m.


"Redeeming Grace:  Love"
Led by Rev. Steve Charnley
John 1:1-18

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

Please join us!