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About Sturgis First United Methodist Church
Sturgis First United Methodist Church is family-owned and operated right here in Sturgis, MI. Since our company opened its doors in 2006, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch.  
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Pregnancy Helpline Results
Once again our Christmas Trees were laden with items to support the Pregnancy Helpline, a nonprofit group which provides free pregnancy testing and support for pregnant women and their children. We delivered a van full of items valued at $978.00. 


Helping Hands backpack program:

On August 20th, Midge Steward presented us with the opportunity to support the weekend backpacks to feed hungry elementary children in Sturgis. It costs approximately $360.00 per child for the school year. Last year three churches helped to feed 80 elementary kids: First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and Sturgis Missionary. In addition to church support, there were corporate grants, donations from local business, organizations and service clubs as well as private donations. Food is purchased at reduced cost from the South Central Food Bank in Battle Creek. Thanks to Parlin’s furniture for donating storage space. Meijer generously donated dental supplies. The best way to support this project is with your financial contribution so the program continues and expands to meet demand. Volunteers pick up food in Centreville monthly, weekly delivery people pack the backpacks on Thursday and take them to the schools. All money is used to purchase food, as volunteers donate their time and vehicle use. Contributions are tax deductible. If you would like to become involved, contact Julie Brenner at 467-3151 for details.

Please give generously again. Forms are in the Messenger, or you can drop your donation in the office or offering plate (mark it for Helping Hands).



MISSION MOMENTS – December 2017
Thanks to you we again reached our $2500.00 goal. Our December buckets totaled an amazing $600.08! What a blessing. We were able to send Lena $2667.30 this year to support her ministries. If you would like to send her greetings, her e-mail is: remata.lena.kim@gmail.com. She thinks of FUMC as her church family and is so grateful for our caring.

Mission projects and collections for 2017:
As I was completing the annual report of Mission projects, I was again amazed and thankful at what we can accomplish through your continuing support and generosity! 

 Here is an overview of world, national, conference and local needs that we have contributed to this year:
Lena Kim – our missionary for the Eurasia Initiative for seventeen years


Conference offerings on special Sundays
Human Relations Sunday
One Great Hour of Sharing
Native American Sunday
Peace with Justice
World Communion
United Methodist Student Day
Local Projects

Relay for Life
Salvation Army Food Drive
Helping Hands Backpack Food program
Veteran support 
Domestic Assault Shelter
Homeless Shelter
Pregnancy Helpline
Funeral expenses
Camp Amigo scholarships 
Free Store in Centerville
FUMC Helping our Neighbors Fund
Community Thanksgiving Dinner


National Projects
UMCOR Disaster Help for Texas and Florida
Mission Trip to Gatlinburg for Fire restoration
International projects
UMCOR Disaster Help for Haiti
UMCOR Disaster Help for Puerto Rico