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Sturgis First United Methodist Church
Worship Times

The 9:30 service is worship with the Praise Band; Reconciled, offering a contemporary service with Christian music and the pastor preaching. 

The 11:00 service worships with preaching, the choir, hymns and organ music. This is now face to face in the sanctuary.

Communion is held the first Sunday of each month. 

On a regular basis, WBET broadcasts each Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. service on its 1230 AM station. 
First United Methodist Church is located at
 200 Pleasant St. in downtown Sturgis.  Parking is available south of the building as well as north of the church in the city parking lot and behind the church in the Hackman Funeral Home parking lot. The entrance on the circle drive is the accessible entrance and barrier free with greeters and use of elevator and restrooms. Additional information about the church can be found on the church’s Facebook page. For more information, please call the church office at 
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Worship is family friendly. Come experience: 
    Open Hearts ~ Open Doors~ Open Minds
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 Office Hours
Church office hours are  Monday through Thursday from 9 - 4:00. You may leave messages at other times at 
651-5990 or call Pastor Sue direct at (989) 287-1770.

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Direct Bill Pay
If you are like me, you hate to write checks and try to remember bills each month especially when you are on vacation or away. The finance committee would like to encourage you to set up a direct bill pay through your bank so that your tithes and offerings can always reach the church even if you don’t. There are generic forms in the office if you cannot do this online. If you have any questions, please speak with Bruce Gosling, chair of finance.

Men's Bible Study every Monday morning 8:00 am in the Parlor

May 31st - Last day of radio broadcast
June 4th - Annual Conference
June 11th - Choir Recognition
June 14th - Lunch Bunch at DaVinci's
June 18th - Father's Day & All Church Breakfast 9-11
June 21st - Family Night at Sturgis Fest 4-8:00
June 24th - VBS 1- 4:00
June 25th - One Service at 10:00
Picnic and Car Show afterwards
July 21-22 - Revive Fest 2023
Your offerings can still be sent to the church office. 
They will be collected, counted, and deposited each week. 
We are completely updating our prayer list.  We will be publishing this each month. This list will only be in the newsletter. The names will not be on our web page or facebook page. 

If you would like to add someone to the next prayer list, call the church office (651-5990) or e-mail the church (fumcsturgis@gmail.com) and include:
1.Your name and phone number
2.Name of person to be on the prayer list
3.Reason (This info is for Pastor Sue.)
4.Any other information Pastor Sue should know.

Prayer List 

If you would like your newsletter to come in an e-mail, please send an e-mail to the church, fumcsturgis@gmail.com 
1.Put “e-mail newsletter” on the subject line.
2.Give us your name and the e-mail address you want us to use for the e-mail.
The Parlor Sunday School Class will be meeting at 
9:30 am on Sunday mornings, they will be studying the book The Grace of Les Miserables  by Matt Rawle. All are invited to join that class or if you would like to study this book at another time, please contact Pastor Sue.

If people would like to join us by zoom, please contact Debra Mathis for additional information.

The Mission Team decided to end our formal partnership with Lena. The war has discontinued communication. Church Ad Council has decided to make our contributions to the Revive Fest. The buckets will be out each week for you to deposit your change or your dollars so that we can be a church sponsor of this concert. Click the link to find out more.


We are excited to announce that our Clothes Sanctuary for the homeless is open by appointment, in coordination with St. John's Episcopal Church.
​We invite you to join our volunteers. Currently, we are open to collect clean clothing on Wednesdays from 9:00 - noon. Our Clothes Sanctuary is open to guests on Fridays from noon - 2:00. 

 We are now open on Tuesdays from 4:00-6:00 pm.

 Our Take-in Time is every Wednesday morning from 9-noon. Please call Kate Kitson ( 260 585-9119) 
to make an appointment to bring in your clothes. 
 Volunteers are welcome, as we need intake workers, sorters, and Friday helpers.
Thank you for supporting our mission.

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Visit our little library in the church courtyard. There are books for both children and adults. Help yourself to a book and enjoy!
  • Greeter and Liturgists/Scripture Readers - The sign-up sheets to be a greeter or liturgist/scripture reader for the month of March are on the board. There is a sheet for the 9:30 service and a sheet for the 11:00 service. We need volunteers!

  • Returnable Bottles and Cans - We are continuing to collect clean Michigan returnable bottles and cans. The money goes into our mission trip fund. You may drop off your bottle and cans inside the circle drive doors by the wooden container.

  • Clothing Sanctuary - We continue to accept donations of clean, usable clothing, shoes, bedding, and towels. You may drop off items on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 am - noon. The clothing sanctuary is open on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and on Fridays from Noon - 2:00 pm. We welcome volunteers on any of those days!!!! If you would like to volunteer to help, contact Kate Kitson, Robin Schuler, Mike Johnson, or Lance Goodlock.

  • Chit-Chat Coffee - Join us for coffee, tea, and snacks from 10:15 - 11:00 am in the Gathering Room. Come and visit with other members of the congregation from both services. If you would like to help with chit-chat coffee, please talk to Marcia Harrington.

Breathe On Me

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service on Facebook.
Revive Fest
These are on the table between the doors at the circle drive entrance.
The March/April devotional books will be available mid-month. The cost is $1.00.

Buckets: Buckets on the tables by the offering baskets are to raise money for our church sponsorship at Revive Fest. Please give generously!
Revive Fest will be held on July 21-22 at En Gedi Campground in Leonidas.
CONGRATULATIONS TO BOB YODER AND DON MOSES for winning the raffle at the all-church cleanup for free tickets to Revive Fest. 

Upper Rooms: The May/June devotional books are on the table between the doors at the circle drive entrance. The cost is $1.00. (Give your money to Debby Mathis in the office or Marcia Harrington on Sundays.)

Greeters and Liturgists/Scripture Readers: The sign-up sheets for the month of May for both services are on the board.

Yard Signs: Yard signs promoting our church are still available on Sunday mornings outside the sanctuary. The cost is $10. Or you can contact the church office to buy one.

Report from Missions: 
Our Easter offering was $5,565.00
Our UMCOR offering was $395.00

Radio Broadcasts: ATTENTION !!! ATTENTION !!!
As of May 31, we will no longer be broadcasting our 11:00 am service on WBET radio. You can still watch the 9:30 am and 11:00 am services on Facebook every Sunday.

Annual Conference: Pastor Sue, Debby Mathis, Marcia Harrington, Wally & Jessica Walsworth will be attending Annual Conference from June 1-4 in Traverse City. Karen Scheetz will be preaching on Sunday, June 4.

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