The Bible talks about Jesus as “a light shining in the darkness” (John 1:5). 

Light helps us to see things more clearly.

Sometimes there is darkness in our lives … illness, grief, a loss of hope ...

and the light of Jesus can help us to see through and beyond that darkness.

So … come and see!

Worship Services at 9:30 am & 11:00 am on Sunday mornings.

Worship Services of Farewell and welcome

On Sunday, June 24, we will say farewell with gratitude and prayers to Rev. Pat Brook, as she offers her final sermon at Hillsdale First United Methodist Church. Rev. Brook is retiring after 19 years in ministry. There will only be one service at 9:30 am that Sunday, followed by a reception.

On the following Sunday, July 1, we will welcome Rev. Rob McPherson as he begins his journey with us as our new pastor. There will only be one service at 9:30 am that Sunday, followed by a reception.

We invite you to share with us in these services of farewell and welcome.

Construction update

On Tuesday, April 3, Hillsdale First UMC began the construction process for our project to install an elevator which will make the facility more accessible to all.

Worship services will still continue each Sunday at 9:30 & 11:00 am in the sanctuary throughout the construction process.

The church office is closed during this part of construction. However, you can reach us by email or call the church office phone at 517-437-3681, leave a voicemail, and we can retrieve the message remotely and get back to you. You can also call the parsonage at 517-437-2392.

Some of the other areas of the church are also affected and inaccessible during construction. For more information about our construction project, click here.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction process, as we work to to improve our facility to better serve all people in the name of Christ.

Pentecost Sunday 2018

The Holy Spirit alive in Baptism and Confirmation on Pentecost Sunday (May 20) at Hillsdale First United Methodist Church. Click here to see a gallery of photos from the 9:30 worship service.

A Free Community Picnic, Joyful Noise! Music camp are some of the activities this summer at Hillsdale First UMC. For details about our upcoming events, click here. 

175 Years - forward in christ, in ministry, in community

2017 marked the church’s 175th anniversary in ministry as a congregation in Hillsdale, and 178 years of shared Christian ministry among all Hillsdale area churches. Special activities and missions were held throughout the year, including a celebration on World Communion Sunday with local churches and Bishop David Bard of the Michigan Area United Methodist Church. Find out more about this event here.

We continue forward in Christ, in ministry, and in the community. 

Worship Services at 9:30 am only on June 24 and July 1, 2018. 

We are growing in love of God and neighbor, making disciples of Jesus Christ, and serving others.