Upcoming Events

We organize events around our surrounding community. We are always trying to benefit our community through fundraisers, get-togethers, and community outreach programs. Check below for a list of upcoming events. Come back often as our list is updated regularly.

Holy Week Services

These services will not be like our typical Sunday service, but are designed to help immerse us in the Gospel story and prepare us, at the very end of Lent, for Easter. 

Maundy Thursday , March 29th 
The service will  be in the fellowship hall
at 7 pm.

Good Friday, March 30th
The service will be in the sanctuary at 7 pm.

There will be two worship
services for Easter this year.

The first is our brief  15-20 minute
Sunrise Service taking place at
Meyer Ellias Park at the corner of Helen St and West Jefferson at 7:00 am.

The second service is at 10am in our church with an
Easter egg hunt afterwards.

Missionary from Liberia will be here at First UMC on
March 22, 2018.

There will be a lunch at noon followed by the presentation by Princess Jusu about her ministry. Lunch will be quiche, soup, salad, dessert and drinks and is free, but pleas come prepared to make an offering to support her ministry.

Princess M. Jusu is a missionary serving in Monrovia, Liberia, as an instructor at the United Methodist Women's Leadership Training Center.  Mrs. Jusu’s ministry includes teaching skills which entail tailoring, tie-dying, knitting and home economics for women and girls who, for various reasons,  have dropped out of school. Princess also assists with the village health outreach program for women.

Princess  previously served in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria, as instructor at Zing Women's Leadership Training Center from 1999 to 2003 in Nigeria.

In July 2003 Princess joined her husband in Accra, Ghana, where they worked at Budumbura International Refugee Camp for four months. She later joined her husband in Monrovia, Liberia, where he was serving with the Liberia Annual conference.

Lenten Special Offerings

Each week in Lent we are challenged to
give to a mission project or organization that does work in our community.
This year the schedule is as follows:

Sun., February 18– 1st  Sunday in Lent
Special (Monetary) Collection for our local Church’s ChristNet Expenses

Sun., February 25 - 2nd Sunday in Lent
St. Philip Lutheran Food Pantry
Non-Perishable Packaged and Canned Goods: Meat Products, Vegetables, Soups, etc.

Sun., Mar. 4- 3rd Sunday In Lent
Rockwood Men's Home

Hygiene Items (except razors) - deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, etc. Towels,
Wash Cloths, Dish Towels

Sun., Mar. 11- 4th Sunday in Lent
Soup Kitchen

Special (Monetary) Collection for our Soup Kitchen

Sun., March 18- 5th Sunday in Lent
First Step (for survivors of domestic  and sexual abuse)

Baby -Toddler Products: Lotion, Wipes, Diapers, Powder, etc.. Personal Hygiene Items:
Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Shampoo, Soap, etc.

Sun., March 25- Palm Sunday
ChristNet Daytime Center

Paper Dinner Plates, 6 oz. Coffee Cups, Ground Coffee (Regular & Decaf), Napkins


Sunday Discussion Group

We gather after worship to look at the scriptures from worship that week to dig deeper into their meaning and how they connect to our lives as disciples. We gather in the meeting room after folks have gotten a chance to grab a few refreshments .

 From our sister church
Roast Beef Dinners
Wednesday, March 21

Flat Rock First United Methodist Church
28400 Evergreen St. Flat Rock, MI 48134

Serving 4-7 pm
Third Wednesday of the month

$9.00- Dine in per person
$5.50-Children 10 and under
$9.50- Carry out per person

Next dates are:​​
April 18
May 16

Soup Kitchen
Saturday, March 10th. 

Once again, we will be hosting at the Wayne Wright Community Soup Kitchen at the United Church of Christ  First Congregational Church on 98 Superior Blvd. Wyandotte on March 10th.  This is a ministry where we serve those who are hungry, providing nourishment for body and soul.

Last time we served a  hot meal of baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, salad, and cake. We also provide sack lunches for folks to take with them. We are looking for servant leaders to cook the food, give their time, assist with preparing sack lunches, and share the love of Christ with folks at the soup kitchen. Preparation begins at 10:00 am and lunch ends at 1 pm. If you would like to participate in this ministry, you can call the church office (734) 676-2066 or sign-up in the Lounge.

Easter Flowers
If you want to order Easter flowers  in memory or in honor of a loved one, please fill our the form enclosed, and return it  no later than March 11th. We need to  have to have a final count of flowers that need to be ordered. Your information will be printed in the Easter bulletin. You may pick up your flowers after the Easter service, or leave them to decorate the church for the next several weeks. Extra forms are in the lounge.

Lenten Study

Max Lucado’s Book
He  Chose the Nails:
What God did to win your Heart.

Pastor Heidi has decided to do Wednesday session of the Lenten study (for those folks who can’t make the Monday sessions) or who don’t want to read the book.  We’ll view 2 segments of the DVD each week at the Wednesday session March 21st at 7 pm and then discuss them. 

We will have a light meal at 6:15 pm in the meeting room. Pastor Heidi will bring a main dish of some sort and you are encouraged to bring something to share, but you don't have too! The study will be in the lounge.

Adult Bible Study
We gather Tuesdays from 1- 2 p.m. or so  to study the scriptures together with Pastor Heidi. We read sections of the scriptures and then discuss them, so there is no homework, and you can jump in and join us anytime. So just bring your Bible and join us in the meeting room for this study.
We are studying the gospel of John.
All are welcome!


Thursday: 3/14:               
7 pm Choir; 8 pm Praise Band

Sunday:  3/18:             
Fifth  Sunday of Lent

Monday: 3/19:                
7 pm Church Council meeting

Tuesday: 3/20:                 
1 pm Bible Study

Wednesday: 3/21:    
Alternate Lenten study– just DVD based (last session)
Potluck dinner 6:15– study at 7 pm in lounge,

Princess M. Jusu, Missionary from Liberia, tLunch with program afterwards.
7 pm Choir; 8 pm Praise Band

Sunday: 3/25:                  
10 am worship-Palm Sunday; Baked Potato luncheon

Monday:  3/26:                
7 pm Lenten Study- “ He Chose the Nails”

Tuesday: 3/27:                 
1 pm Bible Study

Thursday: 3/29:                 
7 pm Maundy Thursday-worship in lounge

Friday: 3 /30:                
7 pm Good Friday-worship in Sanctuary

Sunday: 4/01:                 
7 am Easter sunrise Service at Meyer Ellias Park
10 am  Easter  Celebration  here with an Easter Egg hunt for children after worship on the main floor.

Monday: 4/02:
no breakfast and devotions at Mom's Restaurant.

Breakfast & Devotion
If you're looking for a way to start the week with good food, great company and a brief devotion, then come join is at the Restaurant.

The next breakfast will be on, Monday, March 19, 2018
Mom's Restaurant at 8 am