First United Methodist Church is located at 200 Pleasant St. in downtown Sturgis and 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
When you call the office, you will speak to Sharon Bowers.
Our office hours will be 9-12 & 1-4 Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday. We're looking forward to meeting you.
There's a page called Missions. Check it out to see all the good our church is doing around OUR world and THE world! Click HERE.
Childcare is available during both the church’s 9:30 contemporary and 11:00 traditional worship services. Music is provided by the church’s praise band, Reconciled for the first service, while organ and choir music are featured during the second service. Pastor for the church, the Rev. Jeanne Koughn preaches weekly. On a regular basis, WBET broadcasts each Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. service on its 1230 AM station. The church’s youth group is also re-gathering for fall, with senior and junior high students, who meet each Sunday evening at 5 pm. All are welcome.
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Our Church has been spruced up. Click HERE to go see more pictures.
Interested in going On a Journey Through the Bible to the Holy Lands? Read more about it HERE.
Updates from the Trustees. Click HERE to see those updates.
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.
IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS for jobs on Sunday mornings.
Please call the church office if you are willing to try one of the jobs. The more people who help, the fewer Sundays between your scheduled times. Jobs that need more volunteers are:
Radio Room - 11:00
Greeters - 9:30 and 11:00
Ushers - 9:30 and 11:00
Children's Church - 9:30 and 11:00
Scripture Readers and Liturgists - 9:30 and 11:00
Please feel free to call the church office to talk to Sharon about signing up for one (or more) of these positions. Your church appreciates you.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!!
Monday Men's Bible Group meets every Monday morning at 8:00 in room 205.
Sunday Bible Study meets in the Parlor on Sundays at 8:30 am. Currently they are studying the book Top 10 United Methodists Beliefs by Don Adams. All are welcome.
Sunday Fellowship Class meets on Sundays at 9:00 am. They meet downstairs in room 203. They discuss various topics and concerns using creative thinking. All are welcome.
Sunday Bible Study meets in the Parlor at 11:00 am. This is a repeat of the same class offered at 8:30 am.
Meet our New Members!
We helped to feed the children
of the world.
On Sunday, September 9, 2018, 13 people joined the church. We extend a warm welcome to the following people: Left to right (back row) Art & Sarah Ebert, Harold Bolden, Jackie Persing, Andy Miller, Dixie Gray, Deb & Barry Lindblom, (second row) Marjorie Dobberteen, Pastor Jeanne Garza, Javier Garza, Jim Lindsey, (front row) Shirley Kane, and Judy Lindsey.