Motherhood is a powerful opportunity for women to understand and share God’s love in a million different ways. We want to honor mothers for being a vital role in their family and the body of Christ. But we recognize that the subject of motherhood comes with a variety of experiences and emotions. Maybe you're not a physical mother, grieve the loss of your mother, or have a difficult story that Mother's Day seems to highlight. Whatever your journey, we want to honor you and tell you that you are a special part of First Church. If you are in a season of joy, anticipation, grief, or pain, there is a place for you.
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Fun for your kids!
Kids @ First Church is happening safely, every Sunday that in person services are being offered. For Mother's Day, there will be a fun craft to celebrate the day and honor mothers. Kids at First Church is currently available for kids aged 2-5th grade. Masks are required & social distancing protocols in place. All children must undergo a health screening prior to entering KidZone.Kids @ First Church is safe & secure.
Masks are recommended at our 9:30 am service and required at the 11:00 am service. The role of being a good neighbor is a high calling, and wearing a mask is a small way to show our love and concern for one another.Keeping you safe is important to us. Learn more here.
Everyone is welcome!
First Church is a safe place to explore faith--wherever you are on the journey with Jesus you belong here.With in person + online worship experiences offered each Sunday, select the time and option that best fits your needs. Streaming Live on 9:30 & 11:00 on YouTube, Facebook, myfirstchurch.com and WSJM94.9 every Sunday.What First Church believes
There is a place for you.
This Mother's Day we honor the role of motherhood in all its joys and its complexities. We say thank you to the women who model God's love and grace in so many ways!Relevant Teaching + Inspiring Worship
There's a Worship Experience right for you.
Saint Joseph Campus
8:00am | 9:30am | 11:00am 2627 Niles Ave, Saint Joseph MI
8:00am | 9:30am | 11:00am 5767 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville MI
Benton Heights Campus
9:30am | 11:00am 990 N. Euclid, Benton Harbor MI
First Church is One Church with three Campuses across Berrien County
Select the Campus that is a best fit for you.
Frequently asked Questions
Each First Church Campus has a dedicated parking lot located on church property. Each parking lot has handicap access. You will see our parking team when you pull in and they will point you where to go!
Your children will have a blast in KidZone which is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus. Everything that is taught in KidZone is based on one of three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52: I need to make the wise choice. I can trust God no matter what. I should treat others the way I want to be treated.Everything in KidZone is carefully designed to help your child creatively learn about Jesus through interactive lessons, music and hands-on age-appropriate activities.As we welcome kids home to KidZone, rooms will be clean and sanitary to ensure a safe and productive return. While the nurseries will remain closed for a time, classrooms will be opened with kids grouped in multiage settings. Parents are asked to first well check their children at the KidZone Check-in. Following the well check, parents may then proceed to check their kids into their classroom.Those families opting to stay home for the time being, may also engage with KidZone by joining us each weekend for an on-line Big KidZone and Little KidZone worship experience. Parent resources and the worship experience is sent each week via email. Parents may subscribe to the KidZone email by emailing [email protected].
At First Church there is no dress code, feel free to dress however you’d like. Most people wear jeans.
Sunday Worship Experiences are happening simultaneously in person + online. You’re invited to worship in the setting where you feel most comfortable.
Let us tell you a bit more about the precautions First Church is taking to keep you safe, during the in-person + online worship experience.
Learn more here.