First United Church is closed for worship and other events except the Beyond Hunger food pantry, First United Nursery School, and some staff and small-group use for groups no larger than 20 people.
Send prayer requests via email to [email protected].
June 27 — Fourth Sunday Offering, BUILD
June 11, Aug. 15, and Aug. 29 — Indoor worship
July 18 — Congregational Meeting, after worship via Zoom
Family Camp is Happening!
After it was canceled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Family Camp is ON for August. Camp will be Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 12-15, at Tower Hill in Sawyer, Michigan, for a weekend of camping, swimming, and camaraderie. Lake Michigan is about a one-mile hike from the campsite. Cost is based on participation but should be about $15 per person per night. Bring your own tent, RV, or whatever, plus your own food. There will be a potluck dinner Saturday night. Contact Teri Omert or Cathy Cerniglia with questions or to sign up.
During this time of social distancing, First United is offering online fellowship and events through YouTube, Facebook, and Zoom. Here's how to join in the life of the church:
Sundays — Deacon-led prayer availability via Zoom, 10 minutes after worship at this link
Second and fourth Mondays — Prayer Shawl Ministry via Zoom, 10 a.m. at this link
Wednesdays — Fostering Connection and Support drop-in via Zoom, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at this link
July — Plastic Free July, all month
July 9 — Dinner and a Movie in person, 7 p.m., 20 Feet From Stardom
Mark 4: 26-34
Parables are stories, with a lesson, but the lessons they are trying to teach are lessons that cannot be boiled down to something straightforward. They are cast alongside the realm of God because that is as close as it gets.
— John Edgerton
About Us & Registration Forms
Church School Registration
Youth Group Registration
First United Mission Partners
First United Nursery School
Annual Report 2020
First United Strategic Plan
Chapel window booklet
Information for newcomers
— Lydia Mulkey
Gathering together for worship outdoors and soon inside
What a joy to welcome friends for worship together! Congregants attended two recent outdoor Sunday morning worship services led by our pastoral and music staff. We look forward to more of these worship services, weather permitting, throughout the summer. Now there are plans for three indoor worship services: July 11, Aug. 15, and Aug. 29. All COVID-19 protocols must be followed and are described on the Eventbrite registration page. There is also a cap on the total number of attendees for each service. Services will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person.
The hope is that indoor worship will return for good in September on Gathering Day, with a streaming option for those not yet comfortable or unable to return to an indoor space.Register for indoor worship