FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 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.

       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 kids?
       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.

  • Nursery
           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.

  • Kid's Church 
           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 you. For more information CLICK HERE.

  • Youth Group
           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 canal. For more information about the Pastor's current sermon series CLICK HERE.

 

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.

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