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What time does the worship service begin?

During the school year, we gather for worship at 10:30 a.m. from September – May.
 
In June, July and August, we gather for worship at 10:00 a.m.

Where are you located?

2001 Niles Avenue
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
 
Phone: 269.983.5519
Facebook: FCCStJoseph
 
Office hours:
M-Th: 8am-4pm
Friday: Office closed

What happens during worship?

We pray that the Holy Spirit helps you discover God, be equipped for daily living, and encourages you to go out and serve! We create this atmosphere through our hymns and instruments, our written liturgies, and our interactive and engaging sermons. Everything is outlined in our worship bulletin to help visitors understand the flow of our one-hour service.  You can read more about our beliefs on our “About” page.

What options are available for my children?

All kids may begin in worship with their parents and then leave after the Children’s Message for Sunday School, ages preschool through 5th grade. Childcare is available in our Nursery for infants through three-year-olds and is available 15 minutes before worship begins through the end of the worship service.
 
Our preschool class meets upstairs. Kindergarten through 5th grade begin in the Chapel upstairs, continue in a classroom downstairs, and then end in the Chapel. Our classes follow the Orange curriculum, which allows every class to study a familiar Bible topic each Sunday, making it easier for parents to guide family discussions afterwards about what each child learned. Click link for more information about our Sunday School curriculum, Think Orange.

Will there be Communion?

We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month. We believe in an open table, which means Communion is offered to anyone who believes in Jesus Christ, regardless of church background. We have gluten-free wafers available upon request.

Will I be expected to give money?

As a response to the blessings God has given, we take up a collection every Sunday during the service. We encourage members to grow as generous givers – one of the six practices of a disciple that we hold as foundational in our church. Click link for information about giving options.

Is there a New Members class?

First Congregational Church UCC is a welcoming congregation and warmly invites you to attend our services. If you want to become more involved or just want to know more, the Senior Minister offers quarterly “New Members” classes that provide insight into who we are at FCC and what we do, as well as Q&A’s for anyone interested in joining the congregation.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the church office.