First United Methodist

Serving the Port Huron community
for over 175 years

Thanksgiving Sunday Bread Exchange

On Sunday, November 26, everyone is invited to bring a loaf of uncut bread (homemade or purchased) to worship for a bread exchange as a way of marking Thanksgiving. Everyone present will go home with a loaf of bread.

Pre-Worship Christmas Carol Singing

Join us in the sanctuary at 9:20 a.m. for a time of informal Christmas caroling on
December 3, 17, and 24.

You choose the carol, and we’ll sing it!

Christmas Dinner & Entertainment

Location: Wesley Hall
When: Sunday, December 17
Time: Doors open at 4:45pm

Pastors’ Writings (Newsletter & Other)

Christ Our Unity

  There’s a psalm in the Bible which states, “How good and pleasant it is when families live together in unity” (Psalm 133:1). I think we would all agree that where a group of people is united, they’re likely to experience a lot less friction than they would being divided. The problem is that it’s easy to have a wrong idea about what it means to be united. And this wrong notion can lead to a misunderstanding of what we…

The Seasons of Life

  April Tower-Chimes: The Seasons of Life We recently had to put our 13-year old cat, Lucy, to sleep after it was discovered she’d developed cancer. We’re grateful that on her last day with us she seemed to be pain-free, and even her trip to the vet was relatively stress-free. In her final moments we told her we loved her, gave thanks for the joy that she was for our family, and tearfully bid her good-bye. After a lifetime of…

Keeping the Right Perspective

  March Tower-Chimes: Keeping the Right Perspective Who among us doesn’t prefer stability over instability, predictability over unpredictability? By nature, most of of are wired to want things to be stable. This is why the precarious state of The United Methodist Church over the past few years has resulted in soaring levels of anxiety within the denomination. It would be difficult for any elderly life-long member of the UMC to point to a time in their life when denominational anxiety…


Nov 19: The Church Still Matters

25th Sunday after Pentecost: The Church Still Matters Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23 What we often perceive to be the case isn’t always the case. For example, the image to the left is a bird’s eye view of the backyard of the parsonage in Adrian, where we lived for six years.  From the picture, the backyard looks to be the typical flat lawn. But in reality, it significantly slopes downwardly toward the rear-left corner of the yard. In fact, the slope is…

Nov. 12: Dead, But Not Dead

24th Sunday After Pentecost: “Dead, But Not Dead” Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 I know I’ve shared with you before that on the occasions Caroline is gone for a couple of days, I tend to put off the cleaning up the kitchen until shortly before she’s due home. While doing this clean up, I’ve sometimes asked myself, What if she comes home early? It’s not as though she’d be upset with me; that’s not the issue. It’s more about how I’d…

Oct 15: Make a Choice

  Consecration Sunday: Make a Choice (3/3) Other sermons in this series“Generosity: the Core of Creation” #1: The Story of God’s Generosity #2: Generosity as Discipleship #3: Make a Choice (this sermon) Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Hey, do you remember back in about 7th, 8th grade, in the schoolyard, there would be a conversation that went something like this: Remember those kinds of dialogue? Some of those I wouldn’t even waste a dollar on today because I wouldn’t be able…

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Location Details

828 Lapeer Ave. Port Huron, MI 48060