In-person worship is suspended beginning Sunday, November 22. We will continue to record and post worship videos on our Facebook page and Youtube channel. How long we will pause in-person worship is unknown. Our Bishop, the Rev. David Bard, is recommending in the strongest terms that all United Methodist Churches in Michigan refrain from in-person worship through the end of the year (I’ve included a link to his message below). That very well may be what we do. The decision to resume in-person worship will be based on reduction in infections, hospitalizations and deaths. We will continue to post information here, and our Facebook page.

We are working with leaders to make Advent and Christmas as meaningful as possible. A team is making Advent logs. They should be available by November 25. You can pick one up at the church and light Advent candles at home as you worship online. If you can’t get here let us know. We can try to arrange getting one to you. Luminaries with Christmas stars will also be a part of our Advent and Christmas worship. If you’d like, you could make a couple and put them next to your TV or computer screen as you worship online.
Here is the link to the Bishop’s message:


The Church office will still be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

If you have recently noticed any of the following symptoms please do not come into the office: cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell

We will continue to post weekly sermons here, and on the church Facebook page

Here’s a link to the Church’s Youtube channel, where you can find a live stream of our Sunday worship 

Hancock First UMC worship live stream on Youtube

If you have a question or need assistance, please email pastor Scott at

We are still the church, and are figuring out new ways to stay connected. Call a friend or two for social connection. God will get us through this. Stay home and be safe.

We want to meet you where you are in your faith life and help you take the next steps to growing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ!

  • Here, you will find a place to become involved and make a difference in our world.
  • Here, you will find a home – a place you can be yourself and honestly explore your spirituality.
  • Here, you will find opportunity to study scripture and pressing issues of the day with other Christians in an open-minded environment that encourages discovery.

Children, teenagers, university students, families, empty-nesters, and seniors work together to build community and to share the blessings of God with those who are less fortunate.

Now is the perfect time to come and check out the many activities and opportunities for personal and communal growth.

If you’re visiting for the first time you might not know where to park (sorry – we’re working on making it more obvious. We’re all a work in progress aren’t we). There are a couple of parking lots we use across the street, on both sides of the bank building, and behind the bank building. You can also park in the spaces on the steet. The first, or East door is the main door, but either one will get you where you need to be.