Sunday Worship @ 9:30 a.m.  |   346 E Vates St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734  | (989) 652-6858

The Season of Advent

During Advent we prepare for and anticipate the coming of Christ. Join us Sunday mornings at 9:30 as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, and look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming. Join us in-person or live on Facebook or YouTube.

Christmas Eve Worship

Join us 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve in person or online through Facebook or YouTube. Communion, candlelight, singing, and “The Story that Saves our Lives” are all part of our service.

Time to register for the Winter session of Sprouts!

Children preschool through 6th grade are welcomed and encouraged to register now for the Winter session of Sprouts.


Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.



Worship with us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings in person or on-line.

Follow us and watch live on Facebook or on our YouTube Channel.

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Welcome! At Frankenmuth United Methodist Church we are committed to loving God, loving people, and extending the hope and grace of Jesus to our neighbors near and far. We invite you to attend service in live space or get connected on line. Find the perfect place to come worship, grow in your faith, and serve God.  Wherever you are in your faith journey – steadfast, seeking or unsure – we welcome you at Frankenmuth UMC. 

Our church family seeks to have a passionate relationship with God and a Spirit-led commitment to one another as we become Jesus’ hands and feet in the world. We’re a church with a place for everyone. We have a strong presence online as well as in the world. As a United Methodist Church we offer open hearts, open minds, and open doors.




Join us in our Children’s Ministry on Sunday afternoons at 4 pm throughout the school year.  Your youngsters up to 6th grade will focus on a Bible lesson and learn with songs, art projects, and activities to reinforce the message from Sunday’s service. In the summer we run a Day Camp with Bay Shore right here in Frankenmuth.

To register for the Winter session of Sprouts Click here.


Ages 7th thru 12th grade, meets Sunday’s at 4pm throughout the school year. This is the place our young leaders learn what it’s like to live out their faith. It’s fun, informative, and all about Jesus.

To register for the Winter session of Rooted Click here.


Adult - Grow groups

We have a small group system aimed at living transformed lives. Our focus is on growing together as followers of Christ. Each week we share what God is doing in our lives. We gather together to discuss our life in God and help each other take responsibility for our faith.  The question we address each week is this: How is it with your soul? Interested? Click here.




The visioning and governing team within the church. This is a high commitment role that requires deep discipleship and a pasion for seeing our church fulfill its mission of making new disciples.  These leaders are nominated and then voted into service at an annual meeting with our District Superintendent. If interested, click here for an application.


The Facilities Team, lead by Cheryl Loeffler, is a group of volunteers who maintain the building and grounds of the church. They also look after other church property including the house that our lead pastor lives in. If you would like to volunteer for this team, contact Cheryl at or 989.213.4206.


Are you good with numbers? Serve one Sunday a month immediately after worship to help our team as we financially support the mission of the church. Contact: Bill Coulter


Making everyone feel comfortable and welcome is what Hospitality is all about! You can help our team make coffee and provide some snacks one Sunday a month. Contact: Theresa Sahr


Music generates excitement, beauty and inspiration during our worship services. Worship and praise provide an opportunity for personal growth and enjoyment. Our Music Ministry welcomes those who would like to share their talent in this most rewarding endeavor.


Team members work behind the scenes running the computer, cameras and sound system for our worship services. We’re looking for volunteers to share their gifts and talents one Sunday a month. Contact: Denise Bartlett


An inter-generational group of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand the concepts of mission and outreach through participation in the global ministries of the church.


This is a group of women who encourage others through making and sending of cards. They also are active making layettes for the local hospital. Contact: Joyce Scholz


We repair bikes at the “Bike Depot” in town and then give them to youth and adults who need them. This is also a partnership with New Heart UMC in Saginaw. To serve in this ministry, text Tom Welsh at 989.992.9344 or email:


We have established a relationship with this congregation in Saginaw. There are many ways to serve. Contact Pastor Melene Wilsey at 989.792.4689


The Clothesline is a thrift store run with volunteers from five Frankenmuth-area churches including ours. All proceeds raised from the sale of these fine repurposed articles go to nondenominational organizations. Contact: Janet Simmonds or Mary Brown.

We Believe

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

Worship with us!

A blend of contemporary and traditional elements, with scripture, music, and prayer. It’s a relaxed come-as-you-are atmosphere. You can bring in your cup of coffee and be inspired by the Word.   We love having your kids in worship and hope you do too. Our nursery space in the Bethlehem Room is available for all Sunday morning services.

Accessibility Statement

At Frankenmuth United Methodist Church, we value each person. It’s very important to us that everyone have equal opportunity to experience our community of faith and discover the life-giving message of Christ.  We offer easy access to our building for people with a disability or handicap. We have multiple ADA parking spaces close to our door. Our restrooms, sanctuary, and classrooms are fully accessible.  We offer assisted listening devices during church services for those who need them.  (Please see an usher if you need one of these.) If you have specific questions about accessibility at Frankenmuth United Methodist Church, please call our church office at (989) 652-6858.