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Who We Are

Statement of Welcome


The people of the Ypsilanti First United Methodist Church welcome and affirm all persons.


We embrace and seek to preserve the amazing diversity of God's creation. We believe God's welcome is not limited by age, race, ethnicity, culture, citizenship, language, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, economic condition, and physical or mental ability.


In following the ministry of Jesus Christ, we open our hearts, our minds and our doors to you and invite you to join us as we journey in faith together.


Our Mission

We are instruments of Christ's transforming love, called upon to worship, to care for and change one another, and to work for shalom.


Our Guiding Principles

Core Values


We believe:


  • God is calling us to serve the needs of our local community.

  • The world is our parish.

  • When we embrace diversity, we embrace God.

  • We are companions on a journey of faith.

  • Our faith community should be a source of enduring inspiration.

  • As Christians we are all called to ministry and discipleship.

  • Our church building is a gift to be shared with others.



Our Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m..  We celebrate in traditional service.


Our goal is to honor God and to create an experience that invites people to come to experience the presence of God in their lives and experience the power of God’s grace.  


Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and other special times. We have an "open table" - everyone is welcome. You don't have to be a member of our church or another church to join at the Lord's Table. Jesus invites all people to come and be fed! 


Music is a very important part of our worship experiences. We are blessed with choir, bell choir and gifted musicians who enhance our worship.  We enjoy singing praise to God.  


We enjoy fellowship time at 11:30 a.m.. We enjoy coffee, treats, and a chance to visit and share our lives during this time. Coffee at the back of the Sanctuary before, during and after service and full service coffee plus snacks in our lower level.




There are many opportunities for you to become involved by volunteering within the church to greet, usher, work the sound system, read scripture or participate in our choirs.  You can also volunteer at local charities whose aims are to feed and/or house the hungry, and help people raise up from difficult times in their lives.

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