We are a vibrant, inclusive community of faith, welcoming all people to experience the transforming power of God through Jesus Christ. We grow in faith through worship and study together. Our children and youth are nurtured and empowered into faithful adulthood. We serve locally and globally, offering transformational experiences for those served and those who serve.

We are one church with two campuses. If you are looking for a faith community, visit us and find your church family.

Worship Times

Where is worship?

At the Brighton Campus, signs at each of three entrances that will guide you to the Sanctuary. If you enter at the lower level handicap entrance there is an elevator and stairs that will take you to the upper level where the sanctuary is located.

At the Whitmore Lake Campus, enter through the lower level doors or the upper level doors facing the lake and follow the signs to the Sanctuary.  If you enter at the lower level doors, there is a lift chair and stairs that will take you to the upper level where the sanctuary is located.

How do I dress?

You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. There is no dress code. On any given Sunday dress ranges from dresses / suits and ties to shirts and jeans.

What about my children?

Children are always welcome in worship.

Nursery (9:30 am services) – Returning Sept. 19

(Brighton Campus) Nursery care is on the lower level. Enter through the doors by the playground. When you get to the green hallway, turn right and the nursery is down the hall on the right hand side. Please sign your child in to the nursery and leave any supplies you think they may need. If you are needed during worship, our volunteers will text you. When you are finished with worship, come back down to sign out and pick up your child.
(Whitmore Lake) Nursery care is on the upper level behind the sanctuary.

The nursery is staffed with teen and adult volunteers. Our teen volunteers have been either CPR and First Aid certified or have completed the Babysitting course offered through community education, which includes First Aid and CPR. Adults have completed a background check.

Young Disciples (3 years- 5th grade)

(Brighton) When you arrive, please stop at the long table before you enter the sanctuary to sign your children into their faith formation classes. They should make themselves a name tag. Your children will sit with you until they are invited to come up front for the Children’s Message. After the Children’s Message they will be dismissed to Young Disciples. They will be met at the back of the sanctuary by one of the leaders who will take them downstairs to the classrooms. If your child would like to sit with you during the Children’s Message, they may join the others at the back of the sanctuary at this time. The Young Disciples program during the 9:30 am service in Brighton is two multi-age classrooms: one for children 3 years – 3rd grade and the other for 4th-5th graders. At Brighton’s 11 am service one multi-age class is offered the first and second Sundays each month. At the end of worship, please come down the elevator or the staircase right outside the sanctuary to the green hallway. The classrooms are at the end of this hallway. Follow the joyful noise to sign out your children.

(Whitmore Lake) Children are welcome in the sanctuary and are dismissed to Young Disciples during the early part of the worship service. You’ll find them following the service in the classrooms behind the sanctuary.

What does this church believe?

As United Methodists, we bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the church’s life and mission. Toward this goal, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time. Learn more about Methodism: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/basics-of-our-faith

Our Mission:  Know God.  Love God.  Serve God.

Our Vision: We are followers of Jesus Christ who strive to know God, love God and serve God by serving others.

Worship: Our worship services are meaningful and relevant. Insightful sermons, heartfelt prayer and inspiring music leave worshippers feeling refreshed, renewed and recommitted to their faith.

Discipleship: We provide learning opportunities for people of all ages to enrich their lives and help them grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. We nurture the young, teaching them of God’s awesome power and abiding love, the life and teachings of Jesus and the rich history of God’s people. We offer stimulating classes for adult enrichment as well, including Bible study and discussion groups.

Service: We serve as the hands and feet of Christ, going where there is need and doing God’s work. We build relationships with the people we serve. We find transformational experiences often occur for those who serve as well as those who are served. Our church provides many opportunities to help individuals identify, develop and use their gifts for the glory of God and service to others.

Fellowship: Our church community offers a wide variety of activities and events that bring people together for fellowship. Participants build authentic relationships and find a sense of belonging. We work and worship together. We serve and celebrate together. We sing and pray and learn and laugh, all of us on life’s journey together.

History: On Sunday, July 1, 2018, the congregations of Brighton First and Wesley United Methodist Church of Whitmore Lake became one congregation worshiping and serving in two locations. Congregation members from both churches voted to merge ministries on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

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