Advent Labyrinth: A Prayer Practice

There is a long history of the use of labyrinths in Christian worship. The purpose of the labyrinth is to slow us down and, in this season, we contemplate the themes of Advent. The Advent and Christmas scriptures are rich with home metaphors and imagery. In these scriptures, home is both physical and metaphorical, something […]

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Godly Play and Nursery Care

Godly Play is both a worship and educational experience, based on a multi-sensory telling of a Bible story, a time for “wondering” about how the story connects God with our own lives. We invite children 4 and older through 3rd grade to join Ms. Julia in room 200 on the second floor following the Children’s […]

Advent 2022: Close to Home

Advent 2022: Close to Home

On this first Sunday in Advent, we will set our hearts to the rhythm of a new liturgical season. This practice is the response to our Lukan text imploring us to “…be on guard, so our hearts are not weighed down…” There is indeed much from which to guard our hearts; the worries of an […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
luke 21:25-36
Bulletin: 10:00 am

First sunday of advent

Advent 2022: Close to Home

On this first Sunday in Advent, we will set our hearts to the rhythm of a new liturgical season. This practice is the response to our Lukan text imploring us to “...be on guard, so our hearts are not weighed down...” There is indeed much from which to guard our hearts; the worries of an […]

Led by: Rev. Matt Weiler
luke 21:25-36
Bulletin: 10:00 am

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Anakephalaiosasthai

Anakephalaiosasthai is a really wonderful Greek word that our Sunday School class came across in our book, Manna and Mercy. It is found in the book of Ephesians and it means that God is gathering all things into God’s Self, uniting all, bringing all together, creating harmony. Anakephalaiosasthai meets every Sunday after worship (during the […]

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Sunday School

Sunday School for 4-year-olds through 5th grade takes place most Sundays after worship (during the school year) from 11:15am to 12:15pm in room 203 on the second floor of FUMC Kalamazoo. Lessons feature a curriculum called, “Celebrate Wonder” that engages children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. It creates a safe […]

Advent Academy Class (week 1 of 4)

Prepare the Way of the Lord! In each of the Gospels, the story of Jesus is intertwined with that of his cousin John, the one whom the prophets foretold would come to “prepare the way of the Lord.” For centuries, Christians have turned to the story and message of John the Baptist in the weeks […]

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Youth Group

Youth Group is a gathering just for young people in 6th through 12th grade. The group meets most Sunday evenings in the Youth Center downstairs at First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo. For upcoming meeting information, please contact Pastor Matt at mweiler@umc-kzo.org.

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Manna

Young Adults are invited to gather with Pastor Matt Weiler and Mandakini Brophy most Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in the Youth Lounge (located on the lower level of First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo) for “Manna.” In the Bible, Manna represents God arriving to a people who were yet discovering who they were. Manna was […]

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Godly Play and Nursery Care

Godly Play is both a worship and educational experience, based on a multi-sensory telling of a Bible story, a time for “wondering” about how the story connects God with our own lives. We invite children 4 and older through 3rd grade to join Ms. Julia in room 200 on the second floor following the Children’s […]

Recurring

Anakephalaiosasthai

Anakephalaiosasthai is a really wonderful Greek word that our Sunday School class came across in our book, Manna and Mercy. It is found in the book of Ephesians and it means that God is gathering all things into God’s Self, uniting all, bringing all together, creating harmony. Anakephalaiosasthai meets every Sunday after worship (during the […]

Recurring

Sunday School

Sunday School for 4-year-olds through 5th grade takes place most Sundays after worship (during the school year) from 11:15am to 12:15pm in room 203 on the second floor of FUMC Kalamazoo. Lessons feature a curriculum called, “Celebrate Wonder” that engages children’s natural sense of curiosity to help them understand God’s love. It creates a safe […]