403 N. Saginaw St.

Durand MI  48429

(989)288-6684

Rev. Steven Wood, Pastor

 

Come as you are and join us for our
SUNDAY WORSHIP CELEBRATION

THIS Sunday 10:00am

 

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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...


LOCATION

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.

 

PARKING

Because we are located in downtown Durand FCC does not have a parking lot, but please don't let that concern you. Convenient curbside parking is available on both Saginaw and Washtenaw Streets just steps from one of our entrances. In addition, our friends at Sagelink 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.

      
ATTIRE

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, here is what FCC offers:

  • KID'S WORSHIP
    Throughout the school year (September-June) FCC offers Kid's Worship downstairs. Designed for boys and girls age four through grade five, this is a time of music, games, age-appropriate Bible learning, and fun that runs the same time as our Worship Celebration. If you child is interested in Kid's Worship mention it to an Usher when you arrive and he/she will be happy to lead you there.
    NOTE: During the summer months Pastor Steve always has "Kid's Time" during the Worship Celebration and "Worship Survival Kits" are available for children who want a little something to do in the Sanctuary.

  • NURSERY
    FCC is pleased to offer a convenient, well-staffed Nursery for infants and toddlers. It is located through the northeast Sanctuary door. However, little ones are absolutely welcome in our Worship Celebrations and this program is provided as an option, not a requirement. If you need assistance, an Usher will be happy to help you.

THE WORSHIP CELEBRATION

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 always ready at 9:30am.

 

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 better.
 

THE SERMON

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.

 

CONGREGATIONALISM
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.

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