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May 26, 2024

This Memorial Day as we “remember” we will consider biblical and theological understand of and the importance of remembering.  Both the Old and New Testament suggest that remembering is not simply “bringing to mind” but an active, participatory event, in which God and people mysteriously interact.

Something to ponder:

We remember and re-member – come close and connect.

We remember and know our identity, our values, our priorities, our purpose.

We remember and gain strength, hope, and comfort.

We remember and look to the future.

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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