Worship at First United Methodist Church has resumed!  We hope you can join us on Sunday mornings at 10am.  If you cannot be with us, please worship with us right here on the website.  

We are praying for you and are so thankful for you and God’s influence in your life and your Godly influence in other’s lives.

Pastor Ellen Bierlein


We want to be of service in a private, caring way, to you and our community in this difficult time. If you need assistance, please contact Pastor Ellen at 269-695-3282 or email us at: holyhelpinghandsumc@gmail.com. 

Peace and blessings to you all!  Stay healthy and safe!


This is a new beginning for Buchanan First.  I am the first woman pastor, the first retired school counselor pastor, and the first choir director pastor.  We are having many firsts, but we are ready for more!  We want to welcome all people from all walks of life to go on this spiritual journey with us.  Questions and doubts are okay.  Come as we search together to know the loving God. 

All seekers are welcome – and if you’re not there yet, you are welcome too!


Worship service is at 10:00am on Sunday morning, but I would love to talk to you any time. 

Call. Visit. Let’s talk!


Finding Us

Our address is: 132 S. Oak St., Buchanan, MI 49107. 

Our phone # is:  (269) 695-3282.

For more individual directions click the map.


A magnetic and energetic church, First United Methodist is located in Buchanan, Michigan. Our core values are Christ, Prayer, Family, the Bible, and Mission.

We offer a number of programs including several small groups, Sunday School for all ages, and worship that combines all kinds of styles.