First United Methodist

Serving the Port Huron community
for over 175 years

Advent Celebration!

Be a part of our Advent celebration as we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ Child.

Advent begins November 30.

Pastors’ Writings (Newsletter & Other)

Christmas or Xmas?

  Does it bother you when you see the word “Christmas” written out as “Xmas”? If so, you’re not alone. Around Christmas each year, there are some who openly decry the use of the abbreviation Xmas as a kind of blasphemy against Christianity, arguing that it “Xs Christ out of Christmas.” In response to the modern debates about the public display of manger scenes and substituting “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays,” many have become sensitive to anything that smacks of…

The Freedom to Do the Right Thing

  Pastor’s Article – July 2022 Tower Chimes There are times when doing the right thing and doing what we have the right to do are juxtaposed with each other. When this happens, I believe the Christian has a duty, if you will, to forego their rights in order to do the right thing. For example, let’s assume, for the sake of argument, we live in an location where the main supply of water is subject to changes in seasonal…

United Methodist or Global Methodist?

  Pastor’s Article – June 2022 Tower Chimes If you’re confused by the title of this article, let me clear things up, then I’ll continue. The UnitedMethodist Church (UMC) came into existence in 1968, when The United Brethren Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church merged to form a new denomination. Four years later, at the first general conference of The UMC, the topic of human sexuality was raised and has been discussed and debated at every general conference since then.…


Nov 27: There’s Room for Every Story

  Scripture: Matthew 1:1-11 Other sermons in this series God Meets Us in Our Fear A Joyful Noel We See God in Each other Genealogical research is a huge business these days. According to one website I looked at, in 2019, people spent about $460 million researching their family histories. MyHeritage, a genealogical site, has recorded about 80 million members performing ancestral testing every month. And that’s only one company among many which offer a similar service. No doubt, many…

Nov 20: God’s Faithfulness: the Root of Our Thanks-Giving

  Church Calendar: Thanksgiving Sunday Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 One of the TV shows I’ve enjoyed is “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates.” Gates, a Harvard scholar, journalist, and filmmaker, has explored the ancestry of dozens of influential people who come from a very diverse background. During the show, he takes each person on a trip back in time and reveals their family history. Even when the person knows some of their family history, there’s always something that’s revealed to…

Nov 13: Trusting God While Saying “Goodbye”

  This sermon was delivered on the final Sunday that Elisabeth Danielsons, our Director of Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministrties, was with us before moving to Missouri. Scriptures: Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 37:23-24; Acts 20:17-24, 32, 36-38 Yesterday we bid our final goodbyes to the oldest member of our church, Donna Rock. A week ago Saturday, she passed away at the age of 103. Hers was a well-lived life. Donna will be missed by many as evidenced by the large number…

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828 Lapeer Ave. Port Huron, MI 48060