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


January 2023 worship


January 8: Sacred Reading and Scripture
Poem : “Beloved is Where We Begin”
-Jan Richardson
Matthew 3:1-2, 5-6, 13-17
Sermon “Muddy Beginnings”
Beginning this week I will be preaching a series on Exodus – a Journey through the Wilderness.

January 15:
Psalm 12:5b-8 Exodus 1:1-21
Sermon “Two Gutsy Women”

January 22:
Psalm 72:12-14a Exodus 1:22-2:15a
Sermon “The Birth of a Savior”

January 29:
Exodus 2:15b-3:15 (CEB)
Sermon “Encounters”


The Mission Board would like the congregation to support a project this month to send funds to UKRAINE HOUSE  (

This project supports Ukranian children who have lost limbs, that need to undergo treatment and get fitted for prosthetics here in the United States.

An anonymous donor has offered to match up to $ 1,000 funds raised.  The

Mission Board is contributing $ 200 to start the fund.

Checks can be made out to the church, marked Ukraine Fund on the memo line.

Thank you for your support. For more information contact Patty Gruber or Louise Wepfer.

Family Fellowship Night - February 5

The next Family Fellowship Night is scheduled for Sunday, February 5th at 5PM

Our next event will be on February 5th to watch the movie “God is Love.”  We hope to see you there!

Say More About That Soup Supper February 12th

Say More About That…

We will be holding soup supper on the 2nd Sunday  this month.

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Care Team news

The Diaconate is reinstating the Care Team so we can address the needs of our church membership.

Open the attachment in this announcement for the list of ministries we want to provide to our congregation.  Sign up in the area you would like to help in.  You can either place this sheet in the offering plate, or make sure you get it to either Elaine Kitchin or Mary Pietenpol, our coordinators.

Care Team ministries

FCC Safety Plan

Here is the final FCC Safety Plan.

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

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

 Sunday Service: 10:30 AM – 11:30 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.

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 2023 newsletter
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January 29, 2023
Fellowship Hall

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