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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 CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

“Nativity,” our 2018 Christmas Program is planned for NEXT SUNDAY, December 16, 2018 (10:00am). The program involves children, teens, and adults. WE NEED YOUR HELP! We will be practicing TODAY following the Worship Celebration and WE NEED SINGERS! The music is simple (traditional carols from our hymnal) and EVERYONE is encouraged to join in. Thanks!

 

CHRISTMAS COOKIES

The teens will be selling homemade Christmas Cookies in the Social Hall on Sunday December 16, 2018 following the Worship Celebration. Stop by and pick up a dozen (or two, or three…).


CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP

FCC will hold our Annual Christmas Eve Worship Service at 7:00pm Monday, December 24, 2018. Make plans to join us for this traditional celebration of the coming of the Christ Child (and bring the whole family)!

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

FCC is currently seeking an individual, couple, or group of people willing to coordinate our Roast Beef Dinners. No dinners can be scheduled until leadership for this important fundraiser is in place. If you are interested please contact Pastor Steve ASAP!

 

WE DO REQUESTS!

If you have a favorite hymn or praise song that we have not sung in Worship in a while please the title on a slip of paper and drop it in the red-top box on the Literature Table.

 

BAPTISM / MEMBERSHIP

FCC will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism and welcome new members this morning. If you are interested in discussing Baptism or membership on a future Sunday, please contact Pastor Steve or one of the deacons.

 

HEARING ASSIST SYSTEM

FCC is pleased to offer wireless hearing assist units to those who need them. If you have need of one, stop by the Literature Table to sign one out.
 

GUEST

INFORMATION

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, CLICK HERE to learn what FCC offers.

 

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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