Welcome Statement
The people of Chelsea First United Methodist Church trust the promise that God’s grace extends to all people and all people are of sacred worth to God. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and that as beloved children of God, all are worthy of love, grace and belonging.
We welcome all people in the life and ministry of Chelsea First United Methodist Church.
Because of hurtful actions by our denomination,
we stress that we welcome and affirm people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
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To keep everyone safe the church will follow the limitations defined in the emergency order, effective November 18 through December 8, 2020. The church building will be closed and our staff will be working from home. We are available and here for you. You can call the church office at 734-475-8119 and leave a message or check our website under about us, staff page for emails.

 Worship Schedule
In lieu of in-person worship due to the current COVID-19 crisis, we are adding a "live" Sunday morning devotional option using Zoom, complete with a "virtual coffee hour," beginning at 10 am. This devotional time is not a complete worship service. We invite you to continue to access the excellently prepared pre-recorded worship on YouTube for the many elements of worship you look forward to. The advantage of the Zoom devotional time is the interactive opportunities, including time for conversation in small groups, using the "breakout rooms" feature. Please sign up for 10 am Sunday morning worship/devotional time: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094ba8a87-live  The Zoom link will be sent at 8 am Sunday mornings, so please sign up before that time

Virtual (pre-recorded) weekly worship service goes “live” at 6 am Sunday mornings;
always available on Youtube click

We have started our stewardship pledge drive for 2021.
Please click
HERE to fill out a printable form or
HERE to submit a form to the Finance Manager.



OCTOBER 1, 2020 – Addressing two challenging issues in its community – emergency housing and youth mental health – this week, Chelsea First United Methodist Church gave $50,600 to Faith in Action of Chelsea and Dexter, Inc., and $25,300 to St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea for the SRSLY program.  

These gifts, which address two of the church’s high priority mission areas of basic needs and youth mental health, are to be spent by the agencies no later than December 2023. 

“We are enormously blessed to be able to give to these two local programs who are helping to address critical needs in our community,” said Rev. Joy Barrett, senior pastor at Chelsea First. 
“This money was raised during our sanctuary renovation capital campaign of 2014-15. As individuals made campaign pledges, they intended that a share of their donations be set aside for future use with local mission projects. These are the fruits of those gifts.” Click HERE to read the full press release.

Pictured above: Rev. Joy Barrett, senior pastor Chelsea First UMC; Doug Smith, social worker FIA;
Sheri Montoye, executive director FIA; Miranda Salazar, social worker FIA; Sara Shugart, associate director FIA

Pictured above: Rev. Joy Barrett, senior pastor Chelsea First UMC;
Reiley Curran, director of Community Health and SRSLY Coalition;
Marcus Kaemming, assistant superintendent, Chelsea School District

Keeping everyone safe and healthy is our priority. We are asking everyone who enters the building to fill out this Safety/Sanitation Visitor Form Click HERE