First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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

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We, the Church Council of First UMC of Kalamazoo, reaffirm our commitment as a Reconciling Congregation and our support of same sex marriage and the ordination of LGBTQ+ persons as biblically-based and theologically defensible.

Upcoming Events

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Co-Ed Golf League
May 13 - August 19, 5:30 pm

Summer Worship Schedule
May 26 - September 1, 10 - 11 am

August Mission of the Month: School Supplies
August 1-31

Rejoice Sunday!
Sunday, September 8, 8:30 am - 12 pm

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

Family Fun Event
Friday, September 20

Four Score & More Luncheon
Thursday, September 26, 12 - 2 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.

We have a Director of Children & Families Ministries position currently open!  CLICK HERE for more information.

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!

Services are Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. We offer relevant worship that is the heartbeat of the church and music that exceeds the spoken word in expressing feelings of the soul. Join us after the worship service to hang out, enjoy conversation, and refreshments. 

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
10:00 a.m. service LIVE
by clicking the image above. 


Upcoming Worship

Sunday, August 25, 2019
10:00 am
"Healing Hospitality"
Led by Rev.Steve Charnley
Luke 13:10-17

Godly Play for ages 4 through 9 is available durng the 10 a.m. worship service after the children's message. Nursery care is available from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.