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Praise the Mount

March 3, 2024

Scripture:  Matthew 16:13-20 | Psalm 19

“Praise the mount of God’s unchanging love…”  This lyric represents Peter’s mountaintop faith moment.  It speaks to spiritual euphoria and feeling the closeness of God.  In this story, Peter proclaims who Jesus is.  He speaks with conviction.  Peter claims his faith.  If you had to speak your faith in one sentence or phrase, what would you say?  When we have the courage to say, “This, I believe…” then that conviction has a ripple effect on others.  When life gets rocky, we lean on mountaintop moments and our deepest convictions to see us through.

Worship Opportunities

9am Worship Service

Start your Sunday morning off with a spirited traditional style worship service.  This service is led by clergy and lay people.  The first Sunday of each month, children and youth help lead the worship service.  Communion is also served on the first Sunday of each month.  Worship music, scripture, prayer, poetry, artistic moments and visual arts are included in this worship service.  This service is casual in nature.

11am Worship Service

A more formal but spirited traditional service enhanced with worship music, liturgies, prayers and communion (served on the first Sunday of each month) meets every Sunday at 11 am.  This service is led by clergy and worship leaders.  Clergy wear robes for this worship service.

11am Parables Worship Service

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.  We believe that the most “special need” we all have is to have a place we know we belong – where people genuinely see us and value who we are in all our uniqueness.  Parables invites active, informal participation from those in attendance and is often called the “No Shushing Zone.”

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.

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 a church for everyone, at all seasons of life, and bring a grounded, engaged, and supportive approach to Christian worship while working passionately toward making a positive impact in our community.

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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