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Engage

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.

Below  Faith in Action Mission opportunity in Dexter.

See the sign up for more
details: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48ADA629A57-march

Adults

 

Community Groups

The following groups are currently meeting:

 

Material Girls
An organization for women who strive to serve God by serving others. Material Girls make gifts for the Children and Youth Christmas Bazaar, profits support Faith In Action to contact the Material Girls, Kelly Stocker,  and send an email to our office manager Liza Gray

 

Men’s Fellowship – 2022 Conversations and Reflections Series.

     

    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 during our Sunday morning 11 am service. 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.

    Membership is open to anyone high school age or over who is 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, is all part of belonging to the choir. Rehearsals are 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 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, 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 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. 

      Events

      Chelsea First hosts a variety of different events throughout the year for the purpose of coming together to celebrate, serve, and share with our congregation and the wider Chelsea community. Such events include: summer concert series, family camping retreats, theater productions, and community breakfasts. 

      If you have an idea for an event you would like to host for the Chelsea First community, connect with the leadership team by sending  Joy Barrett Senior Pastor a message here.

         

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        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

        Middle School Sunday at 9 am

        High School Sunday at 9 am

        Confirmation / (High School Freshman) Tuesdays

        Begins September 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

        Middle School Outlet / Wednesdays  
  Begins September 8, 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

        High School / Thursdays

        Begins September 9, 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

        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.

        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.   

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

        If you have already been trained in the Safe Sanctuary policy and need the annual renewal training, please click here.

         

        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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