Parables is a worship service for all abilities, particularly designed for those on the wider spectrum of neurodiversity and/or bodydiversity, or what has been sometimes termed “special needs” – though every need is simply a human one.

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See what a worship service is really like at Chelsea First.  Check out one of our past worship services.

About Us

Our church community

Chelsea First United Methodist Church (Chelsea First) is a Christ-centered congregation with a positive, open, and engaging spirit. We believe God’s family has room for ALL people, and invite members of our community to embark on their own journeys as disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are a church for everyone, at all seasons of life. Chelsea First brings a grounded, engaged, and supportive approach to Christian worship while working passionately toward making a positive impact in our community. We’re glad you’re here!

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Worship Schedule

September through May

9:00 am (Live Stream is offered for this service)
11:00 am (Live Stream is offered for this service)
11:00 am Parables 

We currently offer three worship services.  Our Parables service is for all abilities, particularly designed for those on the wider spectrum of neurodiversity or body diversity, or what has been sometimes termed "special needs."

Summer Worship Schedule

10:00 am Every Sunday

Our Summer worship service schedule begins Memorial Day weekend and ends Labor Day weekend.


Our 9 am service is live-streamed to our YouTube Channel.  Our streaming begins five minutes prior to the start of the worship service with a countdown to the start of worship and our weekly announcement slides.  If you are unable to watch the live-stream, you will be able to find the recording of each Sunday’s 9 am service in our YouTube library.


Our nursery is available for infants through preschool and is open 15 minutes before each worship service.


This program is for children in preschool through grade 5.

Middle School and High School Youth

Youth in grades 6 through 12 are welcome.

128 Park St. Chelsea, MI 48118

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The church building is open during regular office hours and 

Sunday mornings.

Office Hours:
​Monday - Wednesday 8-4 pm
Thursday- Friday 8-3 pm



Chelsea First is part of the United Methodist Church.

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