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Two new Book Study small groups to start in March 2021

Book Study Small Groups:

Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned How to Ask Question: Sundays @ 3PM begins March 7th via Zoom

We’re currently in the last weeks of studying the book, Living the Questions: The Wisdom of Progressive Christianity, by David M. Felton and Jeff Procter-Murphy, while putting plans in motion for our next offering.

The book that we’ll be reading will be Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned How to Ask Questions, by Rachel Held Evans. A brief description follows:

“Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith.

In Faith Unraveled, Rachel recounts growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics and struggling as her own faith unraveled one unexpected question at a time.

For her faith to survive, Rachel realizes that it must adapt to change and evolve. Using, as an illustration, her own spiritual journey from certainty to doubt to faith, Evans challenges us to disentangle our faith from false fundamentals, and to trust in a God who is big enough to handle our tough questions.

In a changing cultural environment, where new ideas seem to threaten the safety and security of the faith, Faith Unraveled is a fearlessly honest story of survival.”

I will be leading the group, and the day and time will remain the same, Sundays at 3pm via Zoom. Consider this your invitation and, if you’d like to join the group, please contact Mike Tupper, Victoria, or me. New paperbacks are $15; however, on sites such as Amazon, plenty of used copies are available for between $5-$10.

Hoping you’ll consider the offer…

Art Ayers


Good News for Hard Times: Wednesdays @ 1PM beginning March 3rd 11 on Zoom

The church will be offering an in-person class on Wednesdays at 1:00 during the five weeks of March, to begin on March 3rd. Each class will start with a half-hour DVD presentation of one of the gospels by Professor Bart Erdman from his Great Courses class, “The New Testament”. This will be followed by a half-hour discussion.

If interested, please call Mike Tupper or John Gillett.

Food Pantry now open on Saturdays


10 a.m. to Noon—Food Pantry

New beginning this past Saturday

10 a.m. to Noon—Food Pantry

Ashes to Go: Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

First Congregational Church, UCC

651 Phoenix Street

Ashes are an ancient sign of penitence. The reminder that we are dust turns our attention to the creative power of God, and God’s ability to heal the brokenness in our lives when we offer that brokenness to God.

We provide Ashes to Go because that reminder of need, humility, and healing shouldn’t be confined to a church building. We probably need it more when we are in the middle of our daily business! The ashes we receive are to remind us throughout the day of our need for God, and of God’s call to us.

This is a joint offering by Peace Lutheran Church and First Congregational Church.  All are welcome.

Tuesday Prayer Group

The Tuesday Prayer Group continues to meet online and by phone Tuesdays at 1:30.   If you would like to connect give Pastor Dick a call,   214-8924.

On-line Pledge can be delivered with a click of the mouse! Click the arrow just to the right to see the dropdown menu.

That’s right!  Click this link to fill out the form.

At the bottom of the form, you simply click “submit”.  No postage.  No trip to the church office.  Done!


Here is a quick video showing this process in action:


We will be broadcasting this Sunday’s service through Facebook Live.  You can find this on our Facebook page:

Sunday Service: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Church Office is open M-F 9:30 to 1:30

We are a household of faith, called by God’s Love to minister In Christ’s name.


Recent blog posts

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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February 28th, 2021

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:

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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