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
Worship is family friendly. Come experience:
Open Hearts ~ Open Doors~ Open Minds
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
19th - Senior Social @11:30 Doug Bates will be speaking
20th - Pub Theology @6:00 at Wings Etc.
25th - Women's Bible Study @5-6:00
27th - Souper Supper @5-6:00
28th - Maundy Thursday Service @7:00
29th - Good Friday Service @ 7:00
31st - Easter Sunday
Your offerings can still be sent to the church office.
They will be collected, counted, and deposited each week.
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 February 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.
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UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONAL BOOKS
These are on the table between the doors at the circle drive entrance.
The Upper Room devotional books for January/February are on the table between the entry doors. The cost is $1.00.
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.
Michigan Pilgrimage will be held Thursday, April 18 through Sunday,
April 21, at Amigo Retreat Center, Sturgis, MI. Pilgrimage is a spiritual retreat weekend that encourages and renews your life of faith. It is similar to a Walk to Emmaus retreat. You'll meet nice people, have fun, enjoy good food and experience nature. If you would like more information contact Mary Moses at 269-659-4668 or Debby Mathis at 269-251-5693. There are brochures and guest applications on the large table outside the sanctuary.
Deepen your Lenten journey with this 40-Day reading plan for the Gospel of Luke. The 40 days begins this Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
The Lenten sermon series is entitled "Journey of Stones." It will include Ash Wednesday service at 7pm on February 14, Maundy Thursday service at 7pm on March 28, and Good Friday service at 7pm on March 29. It will also include Easter services on March 31. Come and join God on the journey.