Welcome!

If you’re a first time visitor to Lansing First Church this page will help you learn more about us. The FAQ’s below answer many of the most commonly asked questions we hear from visitors.  Feel free to join any of our activities – social and spiritual – throughout the week, or to contact the church (office@lansingfirst.org) if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

Covid-19 Statement

Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19, Lansing First has temporarily suspended in-person worship services. We are continuing to monitor the advice of health experts so that we can make a health-informed decision about when to return in-person worship. In the meantime we invite you to join us for online worship every Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on our Facebook page.

FAQ

When Do You Worship?
Our online Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:00 a.m. on our Facebook page. You can expect traditional worship service which focuses on connecting with God through music,
Scripture, a message, and prayer.

Where Are You Located?
Lansing First is located at the corner of Waverly Road and Delta River Drive in northwest Lansing (Click here for map). Our parking lot is accessible from either street. The main entrances to the building and ample accessible parking are found on the east side of the building.

Do You Offer Child Care?
Nursery care is available during our services. Our Greeters will be glad to help you locate the nursery and introduce you to our nursery staff.

How Should I Dress?
You will find that some people prefer more traditional church dress and that many others prefer casual wear such as blue jeans or shorts. Please join us in whatever makes you comfortable. What is important is that we gather together to worship the Lord.

What Can We Expect as Visitors? 
Our greeters and staff are committed to providing a comfortable, enjoyable experience for all of our guests. Rest assured that, though you will be warmly welcomed, you will not be singled out or embarrassed in any way.  For more information about First UMC, please contact us at 517-321-5187 or email office@lansingfirst.org.

What We Believe
United Methodists are the second largest Protestant denomination in America.

United Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith, including:

  • God in three persons: God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit;
  • Salvation offered to all persons through the saving grace of Jesus Christ;
  • The authority of Scripture in matters of faith and practice.

United Methodists value worship that is passionate and small groups where people can grow in faith. John Wesley, one of the founders of our movement, said that, “There is no holiness, but social holiness.” What he meant was that whether in worship, prayer, reading the bible, or any other part of our faith we are enriched by the presence of a community. Our faith is strengthened by the love we have for one another as we grow deeper in love with God.

United Methodists are also known for uniting their personal faith journeys with hands-on outreach to the world. At Lansing First, we believe that holiness happens at the intersection of love and justice. All persons are encouraged to grow in knowledge and love of God through worship and study, and you’ll also find plenty of opportunities to get involved in sharing the hope and healing of Christ within our local and global communities.

United Methodists are evangelical, meaning we are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Our understanding of scripture is not fundamentalist or overly literal. We value the authority of scripture as God’s self-revelation, but also know that our encounter with God is shaped by our own experiences, the wisdom of tradition, and the illuminating light of reason. United Methodists possess a vital faith with strong convictions, while recognizing that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. At Lansing First, we welcome all who seek to faithfully walk with God in the context of our contemporary world.

If you would like to know more about our beliefs and what it means to follow Christ, please call 517-321-5187 and ask to speak to Pastor Robert  or email us at office@lansingfirst.org.

United Methodists Stand Against Racism

We recognize racism as a sin. We commit to challenging unjust systems of power and access. We will work for equal and equitable opportunities in employment and promotion, education and training; in voting, access to public accommodations, and housing; to credit, loans, venture capital, and insurance; to positions of leadership and power in all elements of our life together; and to full participation in the Church and society. https://bit.ly/3lVHjN0

United Methodist bishops pledge more effective anti-racism campaign.
Click here for more information.