First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

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


Upcoming Events

May Mission of the Month, May 1-31

Nationwide, less than 10% of youth who have experienced foster care successfully complete college. The Seita Scholars Program at WMU was the first higher education program in Michigan to address that gap by providing a scholarship and support program for youth who have been in foster care during their teen years. With WMU's spring graduation on April 27, the program will see its 150th Seita Scholar graduate cross the stage at Miller Auditorium.
The Seita Scholar program consists of three important elements: financial assistance, a community of peers who have faced similar obstacles and a Campus Coach who supports the student throughout their college career. The Program relies significantly on individuals and organizations throughout the community to provide the personal needs of these college students. Join us in May in helping to meet these summer needs of the Seita Scholars:
Laundry detergent 
Dryer sheets 
Full-size shampoo and conditioner
Full-size body wash, bar soaps or lotions
Toilet paper (4 double rolls)

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

Our church's co-ed golf league will begin on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.  They play at the Ridgeview Golf Course on West Main Street each Monday until August 19 (excluding May 27 and July 1).  New and returning golfers are invited. A sign-up sheet is on the Welcome Desk.  Please call Jim Barney at (269) 251-1187 with questions. 


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

The long, warm days of sunshine and endless opportunity will soon be upon us. What better to do this summer than to enjoy as much sun, fun, and FAITH as possible. Join us for worship this summer at 10 a.m. Our summer worship schedule begins on Memorial Day weekend, and ends on Labor Day weekend. 

Family Fun Event: Spring Musical, Friday, May 31, 6 - 8 pm

Our May Family Fun activity will be our annual "Dinner and a Show," which means a potluck meal and watching the First Beats choir's premier of the annual spring musical "In the Image" by Mark Burrows. Join us on Friday, May 31, 6-8 p.m. at the church!

Children's Spring Musical, Sunday, June 2, 11 am - 12 pm

The First Beat's choir will present their annual spring musical "In the Image" by Mark Burrows during the 11 a.m. worship time. Mark Burrows' fantastic and inspiring musical, In the Image, features a group of people who have just experienced the story of The Creation. And now they're starting to wonder what it really means to be created in the image of God. Through humorous, earnest exploration, the children discover that being created in the image of God isn't about physical appearance. It's about creativity, faithfulness, responsibility, community, and the ability to find the good in all that is around us. We welcome you to invite family and friends to this wonderful program.

Confirmation Sunday, Sunday, June 9, 10 am

We will welcome our Confirmation Class into our family of faith on Sunday, June 9 at the 10 a.m. worship service.

Summer Kids Adventure Program (KAP), June 24 - August 1, 9:30 am - 3 pm

Summer KAP is coming June 24 to August 1, 2019.  KAP meets from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. The summer program is available for 20 children entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.  KAP is faith-based, enriching the lives of children through multi-sensory experiences including art, music, games, Godly Play Bible stories, drama, field trips, sewing, and more.  This is our second summer to offer KAP to children in the community as well as children from our church family.  Flyers and registration forms are available at the Welcome Desk.  


Family Camping Trip, June 27 - July 1

Join the Family Foundations group for a family camping weekend at Yankee Springs Recreation Area Gun Lake Unit. We will be camping June 27th thru July 1. You are welcome to come for part or all of the trip. Several sites have already been reserved and there is plenty of space for more. Bring your tent or RV, sleeping bags, flashlights, and any camping gear you have. We will enjoy the lake, hiking, singing, fellowship, and more. Please RSVP to Katy McGinnis or cell 269-267-399.