What should I expect when I visit SAFMC?
You can expect a warm, friendly atmosphere of people just like you, all going through our own “stuff” in life, learning to be like Jesus. You will find people ready to help you find anything or get anywhere. We come as we are, dressed according to how we feel most comfortable. We have two Sunday morning services - a Classic Worship Service at 9am, with a more traditional style, and a Contemporary Service at 11:15am. We have Sunday School classes from 10:15 - 11am. All of our classes and our worship services are based on the Bible as it relates to the challenges of real life, where we live, work and play. Our hope and prayer is that you will encounter God here - through solid teaching, encouraging worship, gracious hospitality, and the kindness of many people who are together growing closer to God.
What will my first visit be like?
You’ll receive a warm welcome and help from others to know where to go and what is available. We want you to feel at home, with as few distractions as possible, to allow you to hear from God. We also hope that you will connect with someone you already know and make new friends. Dive in and try us out, or sit back and quietly observe.
What is a worship service like?
We offer two services, a 9am traditionally styled service, and 11:15am service with a contemporary edge. Our services last between 60 and 75 minutes. We worship in song, pray together, and have Scripture readings to help us focus on what God is saying to our hearts. Both services feature the same teaching, which helps us understand the Bible, and gives practical help with life’s problems and challenges.
Where do I take my kids?
There is something for all ages on Sunday mornings. Nursery services, Sunday School classes and youth activities happen all over the building! At every entrance there will be someone to help you find what you need. You can keep your children with you, or you can take them to activities and groups designed especially for them. We have a fully staffed nursery and Kids’ Worship through 4th grade during each worship service. From 10:15-11am we provide classes for every age level to help your child learn the Bible and grow in relationship with God.
We also have mid-week programs for children through 6th grade.
Do you have anything for Teens?
Teens attend our main worship services, but they each have their own classes at 10:15-11am to offer a deeper, age-appropriate, Biblical study. Young Teens and Senior Teens also meet every Sunday night at the Edge, 6-7:45pm. The Edge is designed to help your teen grow closer to God and build healthy relationships in a fun, safe and caring atmosphere, lead by a team of responsible, compassionate adults. Young teens meet in the Chapel and Senior Teens meets separately.
What do you have for Adults?
In addition to worship services, for all Adults, we offer many classes and electives during the 10:15am hour. There are Sunday and mid-week groups that feature Bible study; some that focus on life topics, and others that provide a beginner’s orientation on how to know God. All of our groups and classes are based on the Bible.
Young Adults (18-30 years) may attend any of our classes or electives offered at 10:15am. We also have a special worship/teaching event, called thegathering, every Sunday night at 8:08pm.
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Where are we located?
Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church is located in Spring Arbor, Michigan next to Spring Arbor University.
Sunday Service Times
Classic Worship - 9:00am
Sunday School - 10:15am
Contemporary Worship - 11:15am
Evening Service - 6:00pm