Open and Affirming
All are welcome!
All are Welcome!
Open and Affirming
All are welcome!
God is still speaking...
We are a household of faith, called by God’s Love to minister In Christ’s name.

Welcome to First Congregational Church, UCC

We are First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in South Haven Michigan, and you are welcome here.

We invite you to live in openness to the voice of the Still Speaking God.

Through God’s grace, this congregation is committed to being a loving and welcoming community of faith. We recognize, celebrate, and give thanks for the many diverse gifts of God among us. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s grace and love.

In Galatians 3:28 Paul wrote: “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, male or female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus.” We declare ourselves to be an Open and Affirming Congregation, welcoming into the full life and ministry of the church, persons of every race, culture, age, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, marital status, education, and economic status. We especially welcome all who have known the pain of exclusion or discrimination in the church and society.

On Sunday, November 15, 2020, First Congregational Church, UCC in South Haven MI, voted to officially become an “Open and Affirming” congregation. This is a designation within our denomination and affirms the dignity of all people and our desire to extend the hospitality of God to everyone.

First Congregational Church, UCC South Haven Michigan

Announcements

Women’s Fellowship is sponsoring a Blueberry Baked Good Sale on August 12 - 13
BAKERS: If you’d like to help make a pie(s), muffins, breads, or coffeecakes,
for this year’s sale, blueberries are available at the church in the
chest freezer in the storage room off of the kitchen.
Hours for selling will be the same as the AAUW Book sale, Friday, August
12th, 9-5, and Saturday, August 13th, 9-Noon.
Please bring your baked goods to the church Library (across from the
church office) by 5 p.m. Thursday, August 11th. Volunteers will price the
goods. Please mark what the items are. Sugar free items are welcomed.
This year’s sale will be at the CHURCH ONLY, not at the park or downtown.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Lori Tupper's Celebration of Life Party - August 13th

Lori Tupper’s Celebration of Life Party

Lori Tupper (wife of Pastor Mike) was diagnosed in December with Metastatic Breast Cancer. She has decided to throw herself a Celebration of Life Party. Everyone is invited. It will be on August 13 from 1:00 to 8:00 at the home of Mike and Lori Tupper (45554 West Street, Lawrence). There will be food and fun in addition to entertainment by David Veenstra and Diane and Lisa Van Deurzen-Otey. Let us know you are coming at the following website:https://sites.google.com/view/lifecelebrationofloritupper/

Say More About That...Second Sunday Soup Supper - August 14th

Join us for a lite supper, soup provided. Come ready to be part of a conversation
that asks you to ‘say more about that’. We will listen deeply, laugh
together, solve the world’s problems as we share a meal and talk about
more than the weather.
This event will happen on August 14th at 5:30 p.m. at the home of Dani and
David Veenstra (1220 Monroe Blvd.).
For details on what to bring contact Dani at 616-232-7307, or e-mail her at
daniveenstra54@gmail.com

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FREE CONCERT September 1, 2022 5:30—7:30 p.m. Fenn Valley Winery - Diane and Lisa Van Deurzen-Otey performing Jazz and Blues

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
FREE CONCERT
September 1, 2022
5:30—7:30 p.m.
Fenn Valley Winery
Music in the Vineyard featuring Diane and Lisa Van Deurzen-Otey
performing Jazz and Blues
Bring lawn chairs. Food and wine will be available to purchase, or you may bring your own picnic.
Fenn Valley Winery is located at:
6130 122nd Ave.
Fennville, Michigan

DINING WITH 6 - Season 2

DINING WITH 6
New Name Same Set Up Season 2

Find a partner and sign up for 4 fun filled meals and conversations in the coming year. A partner can be a spouse, friend, family member, or guest. Three groups make 6.
Groups change each season according to a schedule. For example, the fall season (Sept., Oct., Nov.) with 9 couples: 123 456 789
Couples listed first host: (set the date and time, provide the main dish). 123 456 789
Couples listed second provide rolls and salad. 123 456 789
The last would be dessert. 123 456 789

Meals can be brunch, or lunch, or go into the next season if needed.
To participate, a sign up sheet is in the Narthex, on the same board as the blueberry information.
(look for the large orange arrow).

FCC Safety Plan

Here is the final FCC Safety Plan.

Download Safety Plan PDF

We will be broadcasting this Sunday’s service through Facebook Live.

You can find this on our First Congregational Church, UCC Facebook Page

Summer Sunday Service: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Church Office:  M-F 9:30 to 1:30

God is Still Speaking

“God is still speaking,” reminds us that God still has a lot more to say. Since 2004, Still speaking has worked with thousands of United Church of Christ churches and individuals across the country to make religion relevant again and to extend an extravagant welcome to all – because no matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here. Here at the United Church of Christ.

First Congregational Church, UCC South Haven Michigan

Online Giving / Donations

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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First Congregational Church, UCC - South Haven Michigan

Recent News

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

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August 2022 monthly newsletter
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August 7th, 2022
Fellowship Hall

Join us in Fellowship Hall after service for coffee, snacks and fellowship!