Ministries

Getting connected
Ministries

Getting connected

Serving

Chelsea First offers diverse opportunities to serve our community and beyond. Upcoming serving opportunities:

Faith in Action
Support FIA all year the year with food collections, clothing donations, sponsorship of students’ school start-up needs (backpack program) and funds to support rent and utility assistance.

To learn more about serving opportunities, please contact us.

Missions

Chelsea First supports several different mission projects locally, regionally, and internationally. Here is a list of organizations we currently work with:

To learn more about these projects and how you can get involved please contact Rodney Gasaway.

 

June 2022

Chelsea First is very thankful for all the support given by the congregation and for the volunteers who went on the mission trip. They started the flooring and framing for a garage the God’s Country Coop will use for new programs they are starting.

 

April 2022

With the help of the community, FIA plans to provide furnished apartments for families coming out of homelessness. Hilltop View is a collaboration between Faith In Action and Avalon Housing. There are fifteen apartments earmarked for homeless families, 6 for veterans, and 9 for families. Chelsea First worked with Faith In Action to donate items for one of the 2 bedroom apartments in Dexter. We took 2 trucks full of items to furnish the apartment.

   

Adults

 

Community Groups

The following groups are currently meeting:

 

Material Girls

The Material Girls crafting group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from February through November. Any woman, 16 years and older, is invited to participate. The meetings run from 12-3 pm in the Social Hall of Chelsea First United Methodist Church. Join us for an afternoon of crafting and fellowship. If you are interested in joining, send an email to our office manager Liza Gray

 

Men’s Fellowship – 2022 Conversations and Reflections Series.

The men’s group meets on the third Saturday of the month from 8 – 9:30 am. Light breakfast and snacks are provided.

    Music Ministry

    Music Ministries…exalting and experiencing Christ

    The Music Ministry at Chelsea First exists so that teams and individuals have an opportunity to serve God with the gifts they have been given in music and the creative arts.   A wide genre of music, including traditional and new hymns, anthems, service music, contemporary praise music choruses, and gospel music, is used in order to glorify God.  Colossians 3.16 really sums it up… Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

    Sanctuary Choir

    The choir regularly participates in leading worship on Sunday morning for the 11 am service from September thru May. There are other opportunities throughout the year for this group to participate in as well, including the Hometown Holidays Concert, Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration, and other special events.

    If you are high school age or over and are willing to commit to rehearsals and performances as much as possible.  Sharing God’s love through music and testimony, enjoying fellowship, fun, and praise with other members, are all part of belonging to the choir. Rehearsals are from (September thru May) at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays in the Choir Room and in the Sanctuary at 10:15 am on Sundays.  Anyone interested in joining the choir should contact Randy Umfleet, Director of Music Ministries.

     

    Rezound Handbell Choir

    Ringing 5 octaves of handbells and 5 octaves of hand chimes, The Rezound Handbell Choir under the direction of Diane Brown, participates in the 11 am worship service monthly, September thru May and for special services throughout the year. Prior ringing experience is not required, but the music-reading ability would be helpful. The Rezound Handbell Choir rehearses on Sundays (September thru May), 12 noon to 1:00 pm, in the Handbell Room.  Anyone interested in joining the Rezound Handbell choir should contact Randy Umfleet, Director of Music Ministries.

      Musical Groups

      The following musical groups are currently rehearsing September thru May in-person following CDC guidelines:

      Choir – Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm

      Rezound! Handbell Ensemble – Sundays 12.00pm-1.00pm

      All other musical groups are currently on hold due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates about musical opportunities. 

      Youth Ministry (Grades 6 - 12)

      Jesus calls us to a relationship
      with God, ourselves, and others. In the spirit of Love, we’ll spend our time together centered on three questions:

      Who am I? *Identity
      Who are you? *Belonging
      Where do I fit in? *Purpose

      Youth meet Sunday mornings from June – August at 10 am. September – May they meet at 9 am. 

      During the week September – May the below groups meet weekly:

      Confirmation / (High School Freshman) Tuesdays

      Middle School Outlet / Wednesdays

      High School / Thursdays

      Youth  Forms

      Chelsea First United Methodist Church requires two forms to be completed in order for youth to participate in Church activities:

      All youth must have a current REGISTRATION FORM on file at the church. This form needs to be completed once per school year.

      Youth Child Registration Form

      All youth must have a PERMISSION FORM on file prior to each event. The Permission Form must be completed and signed by a Parent/Guardian.   

      Youth Child Permission Form

       

      Children & Family

      Our children’s CONNECT programs are back in-person, and we welcome families to join in the fun! Please note that we are continuing to observe COVID precautions, including mask-wearing and social distancing to keep all of us safe.

      Children start out in worship on Sunday mornings, from June – August they meet at 10 am. September – May they meet at 9 am. On the first Sunday of the month, they remain in worship with their parents.

      Youth and Children Forms

      Chelsea First United Methodist Church requires two forms to be completed in order for youth to participate in Church activities:

      All youth must have a current REGISTRATION FORM on file at the church. This form needs to be completed once per school year. 

      Youth Child Registration Form

      All youth must have a PERMISSION FORM on file prior to each event. The Permission Form must be completed and signed by a Parent/Guardian.   

      Youth Child Permission Form

      Safe Sanctuary Policy 

      Chelsea First United Methodist Church believes that all persons are significant to the growth of God’s kingdom and should have the opportunity to worship, learn, and serve in various capacities to ensure personal growth and growth of others. We seek to provide an environment that is physically, emotionally and spiritually safe for all persons who enter our doors, especially children and youth. We seek to provide a safe environment in which opportunities for abuse are minimized through proper enlistment and supervision of those persons working with them.   

      All volunteers and employees who are in leadership roles in these ministries are living out the vow church members take during baptisms to nurture our children and youth in the Christian faith. Every church worker plays a key role in fostering the spiritual development of individuals and families in our church community. Our goal is to strive to be a “Safe Sanctuary” where we can work hand-in-hand growing our children and youth in their faith and a life devoted to Christ.  We ask all volunteers and staff in a leadership role to take a Safe Gatherings Training.

      If you are a volunteer who has not yet completed the volunteer screening and Safe Gatherings training, please contact Susan Adam-Rita, Youth Director, here to set up a training.

       

      Chelsea First

      Our church culture

      Chelsea First United Methodist Church (Chelsea First) is a Christ-centered congregation with a positive, open, and engaging spirit. We are the church for everyone, at all seasons of life, and bring a grounded, engaged, and supportive approach to religious worship while working passionately toward making a positive impact in our community.

      734.475.8119
      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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