First United Methodist

Serving the Port Huron community
for over 175 years

Town Hall Gathering - January 29

A short gathering to update the congregation on the state of our church.

Pastors’ Writings (Newsletter & Other)

Advent or Christmas?

  Advent and Christmas are liturgical seasons. Advent comes first and lasts about four weeks (there are always 4 Sundays of Advent). Only after Advent is complete does Christmas take place. December 25 marks the beginning of Christmas and goes through January 5. How very different this is in today’s popular cultural. First of all, within popular culture, there is no Advent to speak of. Some have probably heard of “Advent calendars” in which every day a window of sorts…

Your “Money Story”

  Each one of us has a money story. I do, and recently I’ve spent some time thinking about and “writing” my personal money story. My particular story, like each of yours, has all the important parts of a good story: a setting a cast of characters a plot conflict a certain tone and an overall theme As I said, each of us has a personal money story. Our stories are unique to us, although there may be elements of…

Pastor’s Report (charge conference)

  Pastor Drew’s 2021 Charge Conference Report July 1, 2021, marked the completion of my first year here and the beginning of my second year. The past year posed a number of unique challenges, but it also gave us an opportunity to begin to forge a new path forward. Transitioning to a new appointment for me and to a new pastor for the congregation in the middle of the global COVID-19 pandemic was an exceptional challenge for all of us.…


December 12: Musical Celebration

  December 12 – 3rd Sunday of Advent This worship service was a musical celebration of the birth of Jesus. Contributing their musical talents were the Chancel Choir, Bells of Praise, Glory Bells, the Methodaires, Jane Gladston, Jackie Prause, Pastor Drew, Kathy Cay, and Steve Grattan. Although there was no sermon per se, Pastor Drew shared a brief ‘meditation’ which can be found around 23:35 on the video and 23:00 on the audio.

December 5: Laying a Foundation

  December 5 – 2nd Sunday of Advent I’m going to show you a brief video, and as you’re watching it, I’d like you to be consciously aware of how it makes you feel. Take a look So, how did the boy’s message leave you feeling? Personally, I found it very uplifting and encouraging. I like how he began his welcome to the newborn by informing him or her that the world is “a pretty cool place.” That there’ll be…

November 21: I Choose Thankful

  Audio of FULL service Video of FULL service November 21: Thanksgiving Sunday Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-7 A lot of people like the musical, South Pacific, including many among us, I’m sure. On one level, South Pacific is a love story, and who doesn’t like a good love story? But this love story is just the means for addressing what Rogers and Hammerstein really wanted to address, which is the hateful nature of racism. In the musical, Lt. Joe Cable,…

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Location Details

828 Lapeer Ave. Port Huron, MI 48060