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Welcome to First Congregational Church, UCC

All are invited to come join us!  We welcome you to join us for our Sunday service and get to know us and who we are.  There are many Outreach and Fellowship areas in which we are involved and are always open to more ways we can help our South Haven, Michigan community.  At First Congregational Church in South Haven, Michigan, we are a household of faith called by God’s love to minister in Christ’s name. God is still speaking.

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You can now make donations ONLINE!

First Congregational Church is taking another step forward in the digital age!  We have signed up for Online giving and donations through a company called Vanco Payments.  Use this button  to go directly to our First Congregational Church online giving and donations page:

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Phoenix Street Thursday night suppers continue

The Phoenix Street dinners will begin on November 7 at 6PM. Ted and Margaret Guimond are lining up workers. The first Thursday of the month, the church provides all of the servers. On the first Thursday we also play Bingo! We could use people to run the Bingo game. Contact Ted (269-767-4600)or Margaret (269-767-2689) if you are interested in helping with the suppers in any capacity.

We give thanks to the following helpers:

  1. South Haven Kiwanis Club
  2. 2nd Thursday South Haven Rotary Club
  3. 3rd Thursday Scouts 4th Thursdays
  4. Beta Sorority 5th Thursday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Community Service January 20th, 11:30 to 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. – Day of Community Service
Monday, January 20th. 11:30 to 1 pm LC Mohr High School This yearly event is taking a new form this year. Instead of packing rice, we will be gathering products for the Personal Care Pantry – with a special focus on laundry soap. There will be youth speakers and music. A special part of the event is eating lunch together, coming together as a community. This fits in so well with the theme of our worship on the 19th of Christian unity.

All are welcome to this free event.

JANUARY WORSHIP

January 5th—Epiphany Sunday We will explore the story of the Magi as found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 2. We will sing the Christmas Carol, “We Three Kings”.

January 12th—Baptism of Jesus Matthew 3:13-17 Hearing the story of Jesus’ baptism is a time to remember our own baptism and to renew our baptismal vows.
January 19th—Christian Unity – 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Paul’s letter to the early church addresses some of the divisions in the early church. In 2020, we can still see those divisions at work. What is the church called to in this day? How important is unity in Christ? A good conversation to have as we gather on the weekend that celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s life. January 26th—Micah 6:1-8 is our focus. Here is verse 8: “ He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. ”

This verse was Pastor Dick’s father-in-laws favorite scripture verse. In this new year, how will we live into life the words of the prophet?

Hand Bells rehearsing after church starting January 5th

Hand Bells will start rehearsing after church on January 5th. Perhaps we’ll have something prepared for worship early in February.

Please let Ann Habicht know if you ARE available to participate.

Looking Ahead New Book Groups Starting

Looking Ahead New Book Groups Starting

There are a couple of interesting books being considered. One is by Jim Wallis, Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus. The other is The Book of Joy by the Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu. If you are interested in either of these, let the church office or Pastor Dick know.

Lent: Yes it is far off, but comes quickly. During Lent we will be offering some conversations regarding making plans while growing older. This will include everything from Advance Directives to funeral plans. Watch for more details to come.

Recent blog posts

Here are some of the more recent things we have been up to at First Congregational Church of South Haven Michigan.

We invite you to come join us for any and all of our events!

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Want to get to know us better?  Here is a good place to start,  check out our most recent monthly newsletter and recorded service.  We would love to have you join us for a service and get to know us better!

January 2020 Newsletter
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January 26th, 2020
Fellowship Hall

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