A United Methodist Community
Mt Pleasant, MI





Welcome Home! Regardless of where you are on your life's journey, we invite you to let First Church be your spiritual home. We are an accepting, engaging church with many programs designed for your whole family.

Whether you are a longtime Christian looking for a church, a curious inquirer weighing organized religion, or someone who just wants to belong, First Church will welcome you with open hearts.

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The two worship spaces each set the tone for worship at First Church. The Great Heritage traditional service is held in the sanctuary on the main floor of the building. The Chancel Choir and organ lead the music and congregational singing uses the hymnal. Often worship music is augmented by other groups such as bells, vocal or instrumental soloists, or liturgical dancers.

The Bridge contemporary service is held in the fellowship hall in the basement in an informal gathering with round tables. Snacks are provided. The music is lead by the praise band. Congregational singing uses a screen. The sermon is the same in both services. And there is a special children's time in both services.

First United Methodist Church

400 S Main St
Mt Pleasant, MI 48858

First Church is located downtown in Mt Pleasant, MI four blocks south of Broadway Street. It occupies the entire block between Main Street and Washington Street. Main Street is one way going north. Washington Street is one way going south. Parking access is available from both Main and Washington Streets. Look for the tall, bell tower! For a full map, click here. http://yhoo.it/1D5DojN

Children at First Church have several opportunities to learn about God and grow with other children. We have Sunday school for ages 3 through 6th grade. Youth group for 7th grade on up. And we have a nursery for infants though age three.

In addition to the opportunities on Sunday, during the week we operate a preschool whose page with more information can be accessed here.  And during the year there are special events such as the Back to School Carnival, VBS, and the Easter Egg Hunt.

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Join Us Sundays

Regular Worship Schedule

Starting after Labor Day
9:00 Traditional Worship Service
10:05 Adult Bible Study Classes
11:00 Contemporary Worship Service
11:00 Children's Sunday School
Child care available 8:50am to 12:15pm

Summer Schedule

Memorial Day through Labor Day
10:00 Combined Worship Service

  • First Church VBS
  • Pastor Diane Gordon's Welcome
  • FUMC small groups

What About
My Kids?

Children's Programs

We care about kids. First Church provides nursery, Sunday School classes, VBS and outreach to nurture children spiritually.

When Life

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There are times when you just can't make it over the bumps in life. We provide Christian care, compassion and listening--when you need it most. We also offer 12-Step Groups and other resources.

Find Us


REACH Youth Ministry

Come and refresh your spirit each week at REACH. We meet from 5-7PM most Sundays for a food, fellowship, and fun!

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Our preschool is a child-centered program for the whole community. Teachers work with parents to help children work toward their own creational development potential in a Christian atmosphere.

Take a
Video Tour

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It's not just about the rooms and physical plant. It is all about the community of people seeking to know God. Click to view our 3 minute 7 second YouTube virtual tour. Then think about joining us Sunday mornings for worship.

Volunteer at
First Church

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Want to become more involved? Click to volunteer as an usher, greeter, liturgist or if you will be attending the monthly Wednesday Fellowship Supper.

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First Church Calendar

Click the calendar graphic to go to our handy Google calendar. It show church events for the month at a quick glance. Other options are to look at the events of the week or events of the day.


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Click on the graphic to go to our page with a variety of links to websites of interest to United Methodists.

Upcoming Events

Journey 101: Serving God
What does it mean to serve God?
Thursday nights starting April 19
6:00pm in the church library
Books $9.00

Retirement Celebration for Cheri Recker
Celebrating 32 years as Preschool teacher and director
May 20, 1:00 to 3:00p in the Gathering Space

UMW Treasures Sale
June 8 and 9
No clothing please
Items accepted starting June 3
Sign up at the welcome desk to help with the sale

Farewell Luncheon for Pastor Diane and Tom Gordon
Sunday June 17 at 11:30am

Kids Day of Mission
Day Camp, Wednesday June 27
9:00am to noon
Kindergarten through 5th grade
Helping projects ending with ice cream

Loons Game Fellowship Night
Thursday, June 28 at 7:05pm
Box Seats: $10
Signup sheet outside the church office

Welcome Reception for Pastor Julie Greyerbiehl and Family
Sunday July 1 following the worship service

2018 Summer Youth Mission Trip
July 9 to 14
Midwest Mission Distribution Center
Register by May 6
Contact Jennifer at jklane201@gmail.com

VBS Rolling River Rampage
August 1 to 5, 2018
9:00am to 11:30am
Kids preschool to 5th grade
Registration begins May 13
More info here
Volunteers needed
Contact Jennifer at jklane201@gmail.com

First Church Family Camp
Lake Michigan Camp, Pentwater
August 17, 18 & 19
Contact Jacqui Pridgeon at 989-773-1885 for more info

Online Giving

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For those who travel for business or are away for the winter and who want to remember the Lord by continuing to give their tithes and offerings while they are away, we offer convenient, secure online giving. Just click on the graphic to enter the online giving portal.

Media Center

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* TV 191 Schedule
(for Mt Pleasant area
Charter customers)

Regular Schedule (September though May)

Traditional Service
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:50pm
Saturday 6:30pm
Contemporary Service
Wednesday 6:00am
Friday 6:30pm
Sunday 7:00pm

Summer Schedule (June though August)

Most Recent
Tuesday 7:00pm
Wednesday 2:50pm
Saturday 6:30pm
Prior Weeks
Wednesday 6:00am
Friday 6:30pm
Sunday 7:00pm

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First United Methodist Church
400 S Main St Mt Pleasant, MI 48858
989.773.6934  www.mtpfumc.org