• Our congregation is involved in mission initiatives locally, across the nation, and internationally.
  • Examples of our local outreach include: Habitat for Humanity, New Heart Food Pantry, The Eastside Soup Kitchen, Old Town Christian Outreach, The City Rescue Mission and The Underground Railroad.
  • First U.M.C. is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes the LGBTQIA+ community.  We are now the home base for PFLAG of the Great Lakes Bay Region, and are pleased to offer space for the PFLAG office and Richard S. Resource Library, as well as PFLAG monthly meetings on the third Sunday of most months at 2:00pm.
  • Our Youth Fellowship participate each year in a summer mission.
  • Our Women’s Group called Rebecca Circle does a tremendous amount of mission work on behalf of our congregation.  From supporting children and families locally to support of mission initiatives in Haiti and Liberia.  Our Men’s Fellowship take on many hand-on endeavors for the church and community.
  • We have annual Miracle Offerings at Christmas, raising as much as $5,000 for a specific response to the needy.
  • We have a unique program called Community Connectors that supports the public schools with volunteers and additional financial resources as well as offering volunteer  support to community groups like the Saginaw Youth Symphony.  Our biggest project is providing backpacks with food each weekend for 72 kids and youth at Arrowwood and Westdale Elementary schools, White Pine Middle School, and Heritage High School.
  • We support the mission endeavors of the larger United Methodist Church through our Ministry Shares, giving 100% of what is asked/expected of us by the denomination.

WELCOME ALL!!  And All means ALL!!

  • We welcome EVERYONE regardless of Age, Race, Abilities, Class, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation.
  • Our building is friendly to those in wheelchairs.
  • Our church family welcomes Children and Adults with all kinds of special needs.
  • The LGBTQIA+ Community will find Saginaw First UMC to be a safe, affirming, and welcoming church home and loving family.


Thank you for taking a moment to stop by the website of First United Methodist Church of Saginaw.  We hope that this site provides a glimpse into the dynamic and vibrant ministry that we share through the power of Christ’s Spirit working through this congregation.  There is so much to tell you about First Church – the depth, quality and leadership of our music ministry is unmatched in the area, our outreach through the backpack program ensures that kids are fed on weekends through the school year, and our FREE community meals on the Second Tuesday of each month draw community members from far and wide.

I was commissioned into the ministry in 1999 and ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 2002.  I was appointed to serve here at Saginaw First UMC in July of 2016.  I am so excited to be part of the ministry going on here, and I encourage you to check us out.  As we engage in a visioning process and look towards ways to partner with others in our community to alleviate suffering and advance justice, we welcome people to join us in growing in faith and action on behalf of Jesus Christ.  If you would like to know more about our church, would like to be put on our mailing list or would just like to meet with me some time, please call or e-mail.  I look forward to meeting you and perhaps serving Christ together.

Your friend in Christ,
Pastor Amy Terhune

cell phone:  989-274-6363