Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.



Organized in 1861, First United Methodist Church of Holland has grown from being the first English speaking church in Holland to a diverse, inclusive community of believers that is according to our Vision Statement:

A grace-filled community aflame with God’s love for the world.

The mission of First United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Where do I park?

There are several visitor parking spots near the 10th Street entrance to the church.  Handicap Accessible Parking is also in this lot. There is parking on both the 9th and 10th Street sides of the building.  All entry doors are open during Sunday morning.

What should I expect inside?

Before the worship service starts and once you enter the building, you will be welcomed by ushers standing outside the door of the sanctuary of Entrance A and Entrance B. They will greet you and provide you with a bulletin that provides information about the worship as well as opportunities to participate in the coming week.   An Information Center is located in the back of the sanctuary and there you will find friendly people ready to answer any questions you may have during your visit with us. During each worship service we also offer a space in the lounge for people with different abilities and/or small children with their parents who would like to hear the service in a quieter space. This is located in the back of the sanctuary near Entrance A.


What happens during worship?

We try to make your worship meaningful.  Each service is similar in structure but different in content.  Click Here to see descriptions of our worship.  You will experience Bible readings, music, singing, prayer and a topical message from the pastor.

What Should I Wear?

Be comfortable.  Be yourself.  Some come dressed up and some are more casual.  It is all up to you.

What about Children?

Children are welcome as part of our joyful worship celebration!

We offer a Grace Space  that is is geared for parents with children 3 and under so that families may participate in worship with age appropriate activities and space. The Grace Space is on the left side of the sanctuary and furnished with rocking chairs, a carpeted area, and quiet toys.
We also have activity bags available in the back of the sanctuary for pre-school and elementary aged children.
A nursery is available for children who have not yet started kindergarten. We also offer structured learning alternatives:
During the 10:45 am worship service, following the Time for Young Worshipers, we offer Worship Center for preschool through third grade. Children leave together and are directed to the appropriate class; parents are welcome to walk with their children.




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