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 we are involved in and are always open to more ways we can help our South Haven Michigan community. At First Congregational Church in South Haven, MI we are a household of faith, called by God’s love to minister in Christ’s name. God is still speaking.
Worship will be at 8:30 in the Chapel and 10:30 in the Sanctuary.
This Sunday we will look at the film Paddington Bear 2. Theme explored include always seeing the good in people and grace and kindness are needed in the world.
The scripture lesson is from 1 Peter 3:8-22 At the 10:30 service, those who are going on the Mission Trip to Haiti will be commissioned to represent our church. Fourteen people from here are going.
The Rev. Mary Beth Moran Cross will be preaching as Pastor Dick and others are in Haiti.
Mary Beth is ordained in the United Church of Christ and serves as the Chaplain/Spiritual Care Coordinator at PACE of Southwest Michigan in St Joseph. We welcome her to our service where we will be celebrating Father’s Day as well.
A report on activities in Haiti will be a part of worship this Sunday.
Scripture lessons from Mark 4:35–41 reminds us that putting our trust in God isn’t always easy, as when rough waves threatened to swamp the disciples’ boat. The storm is easily calmed by Jesus’ words, “Peace! Be still!”
This is a reminder to us not to be distracted by the turmoil of external events.
BLAST is our new summer program for all ages. Based on the model of Messy Church, this is an intergenerational program. There will be three of these this summer here at First Congregational Church. The dates are June 27, July 25, and August 22. The evening begins with an opening activity, then a meal and a closing activity. There could be games, crafts, bible story, song and more. Each evening will have a theme.
The June 27th BLAST will be a Sports Night. The scripture for the evening is from 2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
The sports offered include: Pickleball, Nine Square in the Air, Hula Hooping and The Lucky Bucket Race. Try one or all four!
A simple dinner will be enjoyed in Fellowship Hall followed by a large group event. That event will be an Imaginative Tinker Toy Building Competition, using marshmallows and uncooked spaghetti. Prizes will be awarded.
We will close with a celebration.
Invite and bring some friends. The event kicks off at 6 p.m., but feel free to arrive by 5:45 p.m. We plan to end around 7:30 p.m. This is a free event.
After May 27th – no church school, no adult class.
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!
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!
Join us in Fellowship Hall after service for coffee, snacks and fellowship!