First United Methodist Church

Alive in the City! Embracing the World! Grand Rapids, MI
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church

Who We Are

Welcome to our historic congregation in the heart of Grand Rapids. First Church has been a center of hospitality, worship, spiritual formation, mission and outreach ministries for over 175 years.
If you are seeking a congregation where
God is honored and worshiped,
people are encouraged to grow spiritually, and then,
encouraged to bear fruit through ministry involvement...
First Church may be worth exploring.

We look forward to connecting with you.

About Us

Vibe
Traditional Liturgy, Downtown, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Seniors Ministry, Disability

Music
Traditional Hymns, Passionate Reverent

Denomination
Methodist (UMC)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1835

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
227 Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phone
616-451-2879

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
You are welcome to worship among us, participate in any of our activities and attend any of our classes. You will not be asked to stand up or to wear a red ribbon, but you may be greeted and welcomed by any number of our church family. A Friendship Pad is passed during the service and we ask that you sign in. You will receive additional information from our church and a note during the week.

What is the community like?
People come to our church from the far corners of Kent County. Some people walk to church and others drive past many other churches to come here because they want to be a part of a unique experience. We believe and work hard at “Embracing All People.” Every person is a child of God and we accept them as they are. We are diverse in theology. John Wesley believed that “In essentials unity, in non-essentials freedom, in all things charity.” That is what we strive for at First Church.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are welcome to worship among us, participate in any of our activities and attend any of our classes.

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