Planning to Worship with us?
So, you're thinking of
worshiping with us? Wonderful!
We look forward to meeting you in person.
Just in case you've never been to FCC before here are a few things you
might want to know...
FCC is located at the point of Saginaw and Washtenaw in beautiful,
downtown Durand, Michigan. Tell Siri to get directions to 403 N. Saginaw
Street in Durand, or
CLICK HERE for detailed directions..
Because we are located in
downtown Durand FCC does not have a parking lot, but please don't let that
Convenient curbside parking is available on both Saginaw and Washtenaw Streets
just steps from one of our entrances. In addition, our friends
at Portland Federal Credit Union are closed on Sundays so they allow us use of
their lot right across Washtenaw Street.
You can enter the building
through the front entrance (wooden doors on the south end of the building)
which goes directly into the Sanctuary. You can also enter on either side
of the building (glass doors on the east side from Saginaw Street or west
side from Washtenaw Street) and come upstairs to the Sanctuary.
*NOTE: If you require
handicap accessible parking we recommend the curbside spaces on Washtenaw
Street which are near our elevator entrance.
While we appreciate it when
everyone shows a certain level of modesty and respect, FCC is not going to
tell you how to dress. We really do not care. Some of us are most
comfortable in suits and ties while others opt for blue jeans or something
in between. We have no dress code and if we did it would probably be
something like, "please wear clothes."
FOR THE KIDS
FCC works very hard to be a "kid friendly" place.
That means we offer things for your children, but their participation is
always optional. We understand the first time in a new place might be a
little intimidating, so if your children want to stay in the Worship
Celebration with you we have no problem with that at all. However, if your
kids want to participate,
CLICK HERE to learn what FCC offers.
Some people call it
"worship," others call it, "the service," we like to call what happens on
Sunday mornings at FCC, "The Worship Celebration." We start at 10:00am and
usually dismiss right around 11:00am.
When you arrive an
Usher will give you a bulletin that contains useful information for the
morning. In addition, he/she will give you a Guest Card. We would like you
to fill it out and drop it in the offering plate when it is passed later
in the morning. We would like to know who you are and we would like to
give you a small gift to say thanks for being our guest. We will not
single you out, introduce you to the whole church, or show up at your
house Sunday afternoon!
For those who are interested fresh coffee is
If you have difficulty hearing FCC has a wireless hearing assist system
available on request.
After the Worship
Celebration we usually gather in the
Social Hall (downstairs) for light refreshments and conversation for a few
minutes. We invite you to hang around so we can get to know one another
Pastor Steve's messages usually last 20-25 minutes. He uses an
expository style, which is to say he draws his outlines directly from
Scripture and prefers to let the Bible speak for itself. He usually
preaches his messages in series' that last 4-6 weeks each. His sermons are
sprinkled with stories and humor and usually less painful than a root
For more information about the Pastor's current sermon series
You've probably figured out already we call
ourselves "First Congregational Church," and you might be wondering what
kind of church this actually is.
Sometimes we wonder ourselves! Ok, just kidding. Actually,
Congregationalists are among the oldest Protestant churches in the United
States. We trace our roots back to the Mayflower Pilgrims and we place
great emphasis on the autonomy of the local church. That means we are not
part of a denomination and all business of the church is carried out
locally by its members. In addition, the people govern our church under
Christ, not the pastor, or church board. Our members have the freedom to
cultivate their relationship with Jesus Christ as they choose, and follow
their individual convictions. However, with that freedom comes the
responsibility to study the Bible so that personal beliefs are based on
Scripture, not just opinion.
For more information about what we believe CLICK HERE.
Still have questions? No