Wherever you are on life's journey you are welcome here.

Worship Opportunities

Summer Worship

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.

Summer Worship Hours

10 am every Sunday

(Memorial Day through Labor Day)

9am Worship Service - resumes September 11

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 - resumes September 11

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 and choir wear robes for this worship service.  

11 am: Parables - begins September 25

Parables is a worship service for all abilities, particularly designed for those on the wider spectrum of neurodiversity or bodydiversity, or what has been sometimes termed “special needs.”  Parables invites active, informal participation from those in attendance, and meets on Sundays at 11am. Special features include: Spirit scarves provided for Passing the Peace and dancing, fidgets, a visual schedule board, and a therapy dog or two.  Parables is often called a “No Shushing Zone.”  The program’s predictable format each week helps to create a welcoming space for worship, especially for those whose cognitive differences allow them to engage in the church experience more robustly. At Parables we celebrate the gifts of life’s interruptions as a way to find Jesus!

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 religious 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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