Ordinary people learning to love like Jesus.

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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God works through willing hearts who give gifts and resources through the local church.


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We believe that the most “special need” we all have is to have a place we know we belong.

Worship Schedule

September through May

9:00 am – Sanctuary (Service is Live Streamed)
11:00 am – Sanctuary (Service is Live Streamed)
11:00 am – Social Hall 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 bodydiversity, or what has been sometimes termed “special needs.”

Summer Worship

Summer Worship Hours – 10 am every Sunday

(Memorial Day through Labor Day)

Chelsea First offers a spirited traditional style of worship.  Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month.  The communion table is open to all who wish to partake.  Services are led by clergy, lay people and features worship music, scripture and stories of connection.  Summer worship services are casual.  This service is live streamed.


Our 9 am and our 11 am services are live-streamed to our YouTube Channel.  Our streaming begins five minutes prior to the start of the worship service with 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 services 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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