Caring Ministries

Thank you for your request.  Someone will be in contact within 3 church business days (Sunday-Thursday) — clergy respond as soon as possible to funeral and hospital visitation requests. 

If this is an emergency, or if you or someone is in danger, please call 911 or proceed to the nearest emergency room. Again, thank you for your request

If you have other concerns, please contact the church office: 810-229-8561.

Prayer Requests

Submit your prayer requests online.

Congregational Care

Connect with volunteers from First UMC.

Prayer Quilt Requests

Submit a request for a prayer quilt.

Pastoral Care

Request a call or visit from one of the pastors.

Hospital Visits

Request a hospital visit.

Support Groups

Request information about support groups.


Request a call or visit from one of the pastors.

Memorial Services & Funerals

Connect with a pastor to plan a memorial or funeral.


Planning your wedding with First United Methodist Church

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

The National Alliance on Mental Health Helpline: 1-800-950-6264 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Alcoholics Anonymous of Livingston County: 517-540-9533 or 877-545-3680

Narcotics Anonymous of Livingston County: 1-800-230-4085

Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Michigan: 248-474-4701

Love INC: 517-552-3620

Assistance programs for individuals in Livingston County

  • Gas Vouchers: 517-552-3620
    A ministry of Love INC, providing gas vouchers to individuals in Livingston County.
  • Bedding Ministry: or 810-772-1863
    A ministry of Love INC, providing bedding, towels, sheets and linens.
  • Fish and Loaves:
    A ministry of Love INC, providing a free community dinner, every Sunday at a local Brighton church.
  • Hope’s Closet: 810-229-8561 or
    Clothing and essentials for foster families; newborn through children’s size 12.

Bountiful Harvest: 810-534-7275

Providing food, clothing, and assistance to those in need. Located next door to the First United Methodist Church Brighton Campus (behind First Presbyterian Church of Brighton).


VINA Dental Clinic: 810-844-0240 or

A low-cost dental facility on our Brighton campus, providing dental care to quality, affordable dental care to Livingston County residents with limited finances and little to no access to dental care.

Mental Health and Care

Login to your Amplify Media account, then search “Mental Health and Care” to find these webinars.
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  • E1: The Effects of Prolonged Stress: Taking Care of Yourself
  • E2: Relationships in a Pandemic: Building Resiliency During Unique Challenges
  • E3: Compassion Fatigue: Helping the Helpers
  • E4: Pandemic as Moral Injury: How Do We React to Global Suffering

Caring for the Mental Health of Children

Sponsored by the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church
Guest Presented: Lauren Victor, LMSW

Prayer Team
Experience the power of prayer by praying for the needs of the congregation and community.

Contact Kris Philips:

Prayer Chain
Subscribe to the Prayer Chain to pray for members and loved ones of our church community.

Contact Wendy Carmack,

Prayers & Squares
Take part in creating the prayer quilts given to those in need of prayer and comfort. No experience necessary. Contact Carol Riffe:

Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry
Create beautiful prayer shawls and other items for persons in need of care. Experienced and novice knitters and crocheters are welcome.

Contact Deacon Loretta Job:

Caring Cards Ministry
Send holiday cards to members of our congregation who live alone, are homebound, or live in nursing homes.

Contact Pastor Lindsey:


To learn more about any of our Caring Ministries, contact Stephanie Nichoff, Congregational Care Coordinator,

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