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
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
24th - One Service @9:00
Women's Bible Study @5:00
25th - Senior Social @1:00
26th - @6:00 Pub Theology at Wings, Etc.
1st - World Communion Sunday One Service at 10:00
2nd - Church Conference @6:30 pm
11th - Kid Connection After School program @3:45-5:30
12-15th - Michigan Pilgrimage @Amigo Centre
Your offerings can still be sent to the church office.
They will be collected, counted, and deposited each week.
Sunday Service September 17th @11:00
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 (email@example.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.
E-MAILING THE NEWSLETTER
If you would like your newsletter to come in an e-mail, please send an e-mail to the church, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Questions Jesus Asked. All are invited to join that class.
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 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.
Volunteers are welcome, as we need intake workers, sorters, and Friday helpers.
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!
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 September 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!
Greeters and Liturgists/Scripture Readers: The sign-up sheets for the month of September 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.
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.
Relay for Life" Update:
Thank you to Bob & Marilee Yoder for organizing the fundraising events for this year's "Relay for Life" project. The breakfast on July 9, the purchase of 60+ luminaries in honor/memory of those affected by cancer, and the monetary donations made in church and on line brought our total contributions to $3,268. Thank you everyone!!!
MISSION TRIP NEWS:
We wish to thank the following people for representing our congregation and showing God's love to the people of Steubenville, Ohio. They truly made the love of
Jesus real to all those that they helped the week of July 23 - 29.
Pastor Sue Babb, Bob and Marilee Yoder, Alice Watson,
Stan Yoder, Robin Schuler, Lance Goodlock, Mike Johnson, Karen and Tom Scheetz
Thank you to the people who wrote letters, provided snacks, gas cards, and monetary donations to support our Mission Trip Team.
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:
421 Congress St.
Sturgis, MI 49091
Staff parish committee regrets to report that Debby Mathis will be resigning from her position as administrative assistant for our church, effective January 15.
Debby has been an amazing part of our staff and we will all miss her pleasant personality, knowledge, and can do attitude.
We would like to find someone to take this part-time position and allow Debby time to do some training before January. Hours are flexible. Paid vacation is included. We would appreciate the prayers and resources of our church congregation in this important search. Please contact me or a member of the Staff Parish committee for additional information.