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Sturgis First United Methodist Church
Prom Dinner 2024
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. 

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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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
​July 10th Kids Connection @10:30 am
July 16th Pub Theology at The Parlor @6:00
July 30th - Tigers Game at 1:10 in Detroit Scroll down to EVENTS to learn more about this trip.
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. All are invited to join that class.

They will be reading Psalm 91 by 
Peggy Joyce Ruth. 

If people would like to join us by zoom, please contact Debra Mathis for additional information.
  We are excited to announce that our Clothes Sanctuary is open, 
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. 

 We are now open for guests on Tuesdays from 3:00 -5:00
And Fridays from noon - 2:00

 Volunteers are welcome, as we need intake workers, sorters, and Friday helpers.
Thank you for supporting our mission.
To read more about this, click the title.
Visit our little library in the church courtyard. There are books for both children and adults. Help yourself to a book and enjoy! It would be great if you have books you'd like to donate, too!
  •  Greeters and Liturgists/Scripture Readers - The sign-up sheets for the month of July for both services are on the board.

  • Newsletter Postage: - If you would like to help with postage for the newsletters, the cost is $60 per month. The sign-up sheet is on the board. There are still some openings for 2024.

  • Altar Flowers - Sign-up sheets for the Sundays in 2024 are on the board outside the sanctuary. The cost is $45. We will let you know if there is a price increase.

  • 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 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.
Click below to see each 
service on Facebook.
These are on the table between the doors at the circle drive entrance.
The  books for July are on the table between the entry doors.  The cost is $1.00.

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.
Helping Hands for our Students

Each week Helping Hands donates a bag of non perishable food to confidentially identified students so they have some food on the weekends. If you would like to donate, you may send your donation to: 

Vince LaPorte 
Congress School 
421 Congress St. 
Sturgis, MI 49091
Never Will I Leave You
Senior Social met on Monday January 15th. Click HERE to see the pictures. 

Pub theology met on Tuesday January 16th. Click HERE to see a picture. 
THANK YOU to Robin Schuler, Jackie Brazo, Marcia Harrington, Vicki LeRoque, Mike Johnson, Marlene Houser, Patty Rutenbar, Debby Mathis, Marcia Lipscomb, Jan Wiley, Jeri Tetzloff, and Alice Watson for setting up and furnishing snacks for Chit Chat Coffee in 2023.
The  Kid Connection Crew!
Worship is family friendly. Come experience: 
    Open Hearts ~ Open Doors~ Open Minds
Senior Social
Learning about
the Christmere House Renovations
Click HERE to see the presentation.
For pictures from the Prom Dinner 2024, scroll down to the Events part of this page. 

Are you ready for some baseball?
We are exploring the possibility of going to a Tigers Baseball game as a church family this summer! Tuesday, July 30, the Tigers are playing the Cleveland Guardians at 1:10 pm at Comerica Park.  

Tuesdays are special value games: tickets are $19, hot dogs $3, chips $1, and drinks $3. Sounds like a great deal! There will be a sign-up sheet for those who are interested posted on the bulletin board. Ready to cheer on those Tigers and spend some fun time with our church family!

Even though we are not having a “Relay for Life” event this year in St. Joseph County, our church team, Sturgis FUMC, is still raising money for the American Cancer Society. This money goes towards research for ways to cure cancers. Maybe you, a family member, or a friend has experienced cancer. It is a scary time, but great strides have been made in the treatment of cancer with more people becoming survivors.
Between on-line donations and the church breakfast, Sturgis FUMC has raised $1,861 for “Relay for Life.” If you would still like to make a donation, the easiest way is to write a check to “First United Methodist Church.” We will then send one check to the American Cancer Society. If you want to donate on line, click HERE and donate under our team name, Sturgis FUMC. Either way, our church will get credit for the donations.
Any questions? Talk to Bob Yoder, our team captain.