So, you're thinking of
worshiping with us? Wonderful!
Here are answers to
some of the questions people
usually ask about our church...
Where are you located?
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.
What about parking?
While FCC does not have a parking lot that is really no problem.
Convenient curbside parking is available on Saginaw Street and our friends
at Sagelink Credit Union allow us use of their lot right across Washtenaw
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.
If you require handicap accessible parking we recommend the curbside
spaces on Washtenaw Street which are near our elevator entrance.
How long is the service?
Your time is important. We get that. A Worship Celebration at FCC
typically lasts about an hour. We start Worship at 10:00am and usually
dismiss about 11:00am. For those who are interested fresh coffee is ready
before Worship at 9:30am. In addition, we usually gather in the Social
Hall (downstairs) for light refreshments and conversation for a few
minutes after Worship.
How do people dress?
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."
Do you have something for my
Absolutely! Children and teenagers
hold a unique place at First Congregational Church in that we do NOT
consider them to be the
"church of the future." We think of them as an important part of our
church TODAY and we value the role they play among us.
FCC is pleased to offer a convenient,
well-staffed Nursery for infants and toddlers. However, little ones are
absolutely welcome in our Worship Celebrations and this program is
provided as an option, not a requirement. *PARENTS: If you decide to
use the Nursery, or leave your child with the attendant, it is located
through the northeast Sanctuary exit, just across the hall. If you need
assistance an usher is available to help you.
For boys and girls who want to participate
FCC offers KID'S CHURCH on Sunday mornings. KID'S CHURCH is deigned
for boys and girls age four through grade five. It is an hour of music,
games, age-appropriate Bible learning, and fun that runs parrallel with
our Worship Celebration.
*PARENTS: The Children's Center is located in the basement. It can be
reached down the east or west stairways. In order to keep all the children
safe we ask that you sign your son or daughter in when you arrive at the
Children's Center. If you need assistance ushers are available to help
For more information CLICK HERE.
FCC's Youth Group is made up of middle
school and high school teenagers. Currently they meet once a month and
have a handful of events and activities throughout the year.
For more information CLICK HERE.
What are the sermons like?
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
What kind of church is this?
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.