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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

Sandwiches for the NOAH Project

The NOAH Project hands out over 35,000 bag lunches every year. On Wednesday, June 20, we are going to help them. There are many ways you can participate in this project with us. If you would like to donate turkey or cheese, make a monetary contribution, or come make sandwiches with us, contact Jennie Notarantonio for more information.

100th Birthday Party

Join us on Sunday, July 1, following worship services, as we celebrate the 100th “Birthday” of our sanctuary and celebrate what the future holds for our next 100 years!

Don’t miss any of the fun, from surprises in worship, to Fellowship Hour outside, with games, great food, and (of course) birthday cake!


Sometimes adults get it- sometimes they don’t. Jennifer always got it. She always let us tease her for the way she said “Ha-le-LU-jah.” She always set us up with the chords to start singing “Siyahamba” knowing fully well that we would respond by making fun of how she...

Dangerous Prayers

Dear Friends, What a glorious week here at Royal Oak First! The weather is beautiful; the birds are chirping and the construction crews are humming. Life is good. We are on an adventure here at our church, an adventure of new surroundings, new people visiting, new...


A great teacher can change your life. Besides all my music classes, one of my favorite classes in High School was Ecology with Mr. Chamberlain. Interlochen Arts Academy is tucked on a strip of land between two quiet lakes and surrounded by a state park and pine...

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Get connected

There are many groups to help you find your calling.  View our Connect page and know that God’s Love is Connectable.

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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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