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Welcome Visitors

Royal Oak First United Methodist Church is a welcoming, modern congregation. Our church home is located downtown Royal Oak in a historic building. The church has been in Royal Oak for over 178 years. To serve our congregation, we celebrate unique services appealing to different styles of worship. Join us as we worship, study, and grow together and share God’s love serving in the local, national, and global community.

Worship with Us

  • Saturday Worship: Saturdays at 4:00 pm

    Joyous! Informal and relational. Think of worship around a campfire: fellowship-oriented with a hymn sing and a message.

  • 9:00 Worship: Sundays at 9:00 am

    A casual and up-beat time of worship with acoustic guitars, piano, drums, a message and some surprises. Nursery Care & Preschool Sunday School

  • Traditional Worship: Sundays at 11:00 am

    The rich music of organ and choir fills the sanctuary; preaching and a liturgy that works for every age with United Methodist-style formality. Nursery Care & Sunday School (Children & Youth)

  • As We Gather Worship: Thursdays at 11:00 am

    Thursdays at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall Hope, faith, testimony, music, and worship.

What’s Happening

Noah's Flood

The combined music ministries of Royal Oak First invite you to Noah’s Flood, a musical celebration of hope and diversity. This powerful and humorous work by Benjamin Britten mixes professionals and amateurs from the community with Royal Oak First’s musical ensembles, including children’s and adults’ choirs, orchestra, bells, 4-hand piano, organ, and even some coffee mugs.

Fish Dinners

Now is your chance to serve and connect with your community. This opportunity is open to people age 10 and over. Sign up now! If you have questions, email the Hands4RoyalOak Team.

Detroit Lutheran Singers

Renowned guest choir, The Detroit Lutheran Singers, presents Occasional Music: Reflections & Celebrations a free concert on Sunday, May 6, at 7:00 pm.

Composers from Bach to Benjamin Britten, John Rutter and local composer Michael Burkhardt, will be featured, along with some of our very own Royal Oak First friends!

Lori

"I need you mommy," she says as she extends her delicate arms out reaching for me. I sweep her up and embrace her tightly. I never want to let go. I want her to always need me, to always love me- exactly as she does in this very moment. But within seconds, she breaks...

The Meaning of Confirmation

Dear Friends, The 11:00 service this Sunday will be a milestone moment for 13 of our young people. For the past year, these young people have been meeting, sharing, learning, and praying together and today they will stand before us and we will confirm the faith that...

Feed the World

Dear Friends, One thing that Royal Oak First is passionate about is feeding people. We take very seriously Jesus’ words, “I was hungry and you fed me.” In taking care of the hungry, we know we are taking care of Jesus. Our feeding ministry takes lots of forms at Royal...

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Music is our Life

Everyone has a Song! And here at Royal Oak First there’s room for your voice, your heart, and your music. Come grow in faith, form real friendships, and make a difference with one of our ensembles.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events include many ways to connect with friends, neighbors, the church community, Detroit, and the world. Get engaged and volunteer when you can. You are always welcome and appreciated.

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Worship times: Saturday 4:00 pm, Sundays 9:00 am and 11:00 am

As We Gather Worship Service every Thursday at 11:00 am in Fellowship Hall.

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We Love Music

Everyone has a song, and here at Royal Oak First there’s room for your voice, your heart, and your music. Come grow in faith, form real friendships, and make a difference with one of our ensembles.

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