• Welcome New Chamber Member, First United Methodist Church!

    First United Methodist Church Ribbon Cutting

    The South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to welcome new member First United Methodist Church with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, October 10th.  

    First United Methodist Church has had a presence in downtown South Haven since 1855. Though the building has no doubt changed substantially over the last 163 years, it remains in a prominent location at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Center St.

    First UMC hosts two services each Sunday; an early service at 8:30am, largely focused on communion and prayer, and a traditional service at 11:00am, complete with formal choir, pipe organ and full sermon. Sunday School for all ages is held at 9:30am. Services and programs are open to all, and newcomers are especially welcome.

    Though the Church enjoys a fairly stable congregation, new Pastor Ron VanLente, who took his post at First United Methodist Church in July, has plans for revitalizing and expanding worship offerings to reach more people- both residents and visitors. “We want to find ways to provide a spiritual experience for guests to South Haven,” VanLente says. 

    To learn more about First United Methodist Church, visit their website www.southhavenmethodist.com, call (269) 637-2502, or stop into the church at 429 Michigan Ave. for worship on Sundays at 8:30am and 11am.