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Thanks for VOTING The votes have been counted, and the final tallies are shown below. The planning committee has started meeting to incorporate your priorities that were established into design proposals.   WHAT’S NEXT? The next meeting will be held in the annex … Continue reading

Another Fesrival of Trees has come and gone. We had a wonderful time. Thanks to everyone who participated. We were able to raise $1980 for Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center. They will be providing lots of boots for children in need. Continue reading

We have been handed a gift. Calming the frightened, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked – that’s us paying attention. This family is an oasis of unconditional love blinking against a thickening fog of hate and intolerance. Instead of thinking that we need to find ourselves to find more people like ourselves, perhaps we only need to ask others for help being ourselves. Continue reading

With the support of the congregation, Bill and Carol Yerkes collected about $1450 and donated 132 warm coats to Siren Shelter and Eaton Clothing and Furniture Center for families this winter. Thank you for making the 2016 Coat Drive a success!

Join us for a deeper view. Join us to learn about how the Apostolic Father, Polycarp was like Thomas Jefferson, how Vespasian Caesar, the first of the Flavian Dynasty, was like Dwight D. Eisenhower and how the Church in his time resembled the Civil Rights movement in the late 1950s. Learn the diversity of thought in the first 10 centuries of Christianity and how patterns cycle through time. Tuesdays 6:30pm in the annex. Continue reading

Rain and wind didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of walkers and runners who participated in the first annual 5K Trash Walk on May 14 to raise funds for the Charlotte Area Recycling Authority.

Our members contributed almost $300 to this cause. In addition, our Outreach Board voted to donate another $100 (see picture). The event raised over $2,000. Continue reading

Shoe Box Ministry Outreach board collected and wrapped over 50 shoeboxes, filled with toys, games, books, and snacks. The shoeboxes will be given to the Siren Eaton Shelter and the Eaton Clothing & Furniture Center who will then distribute the … Continue reading

Volunteers from First Congregational Church UCC of Charlotte gave away 300 cups of hot cocoa at a table in the main tent of the first-ever Michigan Nordic Fire Festival that was held in Charlotte the weekend of February 26-28. Continue reading

This annual fundraiser helps our youth show off their skills & talents, and perform a unique service to the community. The proceeds from the Spaghetti Dinner fund our “Cleaning Buckets” project for Housing Services of Mid-Michigan. Continue reading

Many of us have hectic, stressful lives that have resulted in our self-soothing behaviors turning into compulsive behaviors. Too much food, too many drugs, legal and illegal, too much gambling, too much time on computers, phones, games, the list is endless. Or maybe you just need to love yourself more, be kinder to yourself. Continue reading