First United Methodist Church is located at 200 Pleasant St. in downtown Sturgis and 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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Childcare is available during both the church’s 9:30 contemporary and 11:00 traditional worship services. Music is provided by the church’s praise band, Reconciled for the first service, while organ and choir music are featured during the second service. Pastor for the church, the Rev. Jeanne Koughn preaches weekly. On a regular basis, WBET broadcasts each Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. service on its 1230 AM station. The church’s youth group is also re-gathering for fall, with senior and junior high students, who meet each Sunday evening at 5 pm. All are welcome.
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A new Parlor Class has started. Feel free to join at any time. You can read more about it Here. Then scroll down until you see the information about the Parlor Class.
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.
Beginning November 26, First United Methodist Church of Sturgis will be studying the book by Adam Hamilton, Faithful Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph. The Reverend Jeanne Koughn will be preaching from the book on November 26, December 11, 18, and 24. The book centers on Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, and how Christ’s birth affected Joseph’s life. Joseph started his journey as an unknown carpenter, but Joseph became the earthly father of Jesus. For his part in the nativity story, he faced a situation much like our own--encountering life circumstances he didn't choose or understand. In Faithful, Hamilton encourages readers to follow Joseph's example during this Advent and Christmas season, and exchange doubt for courage as we learn to accept and glorify God's will.
In addition to Reverend Koughn’s sermons, the 8:30 and 11:00 adult groups will be studying the book, using the video series as well. Anyone is welcome, at any session.
The church will also celebrate Advent, the preparation time before Christmas. Advent is a season observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The church is decorated and favorite Christmas Carols will be sung each Sunday during worship.
Sunday, Christmas Eve, December 24, will be celebrated on Sunday mornings at both the 9:30 and 11:00 am services, the church’s contemporary and traditional worship times.
The church will also host its traditionally popular Christmas Eve service at 7 pm. The service will include communion, candlelight, carols, special music and a children’s reenactment of the birth of Jesus. All in the community are welcome.