First on the Corner, A Foundation for Generations

Church History Book

The books are in! This is our 150th anniversary, and we have books telling our story. Included are a few biographies, list of pastors through the years, the 1907 church building (our current building), the "speaking choir" written for the 75th anniversary in 1945, etc. Cost is $20.
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Open Again

Church Services will be beginning again June 14. We hope to see you there.

New General Conference Dates

New General Conference dates announced MINNEAPOLIS (UM News) — Organizers have confirmed that the next General Conference will be Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2021, in Minneapolis, despite pleas that the decision-making body not meet at the start of the academic year. Heather Hahn reports.
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Methodists led response in earlier epidemic


PHILADELPHIA (UM News) — When yellow fever sickened thousands and ground government to a halt in 1793, a U.S. founding father turned to two trailblazing African American Methodist leaders for help. Heather Hahn has the story. Read story
 

Honor 2020 Graduates



We want to honor our grads in our video worship service on Sunday, May 17th! Please send your grad's
name, photo, school, and future plans to umcpastorryan@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 13th.

Congratulations!

Let's Honor and Pray for the Class of 2020!

Help Lead Worship

We'd love to have your face and your voice bless us in our time of worship!  Email Pastor Ryan at umcpastorryan@gmail.com if you would like to help read Scripture or contribute music!

Giving

We know this is a tough time in so many ways, including financially.  First remains committed to being a beacon of help and hope in our community, especially now, and your tithes and offerings make that possible. We are especially grateful that many in our church have remained faithful in their giving even hile we have been unable to gather in person. You can still 

mail your offerings to the church at 302 S. 6th Street, Escanaba. You can also now give online through our secure PayPal link by clicking here.  Thank you for your stewardship of God's gifts and resources.


Upper Room Available

Upper Room Devotionals Available

Many in our community have found The Upper Room Daily Devotional to be a meaningful part of their spiritual life.  We typically have these booklets available in the narthex, but given our extenuating circumstances, the May/June issue is available as a free downloadable PDF that you can find by clicking here.  If you prefer the physical booklet and would like one mailed to you, please contact Pastor Ryan or Barb Snyder.

Opportunities to Connect

Opportunities to Connect During the Week

  • Join us for our daily Facebook Live devotions Monday-Friday at 7PM EST. Available on the church's Facebook page here. 

  • Join Pastor Ryan and other members of our church on Zoom for Bible Study on Wednesday mornings at 10:00AM EST. Join by clicking this link or going to zoom.com, going to "join a meeting," and entering meeting ID: 740-561-293. If you have questions or technology issues, contact Pastor Ryan