Congregation

CARE Community

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One of the important things about being part of a caring church family is the support we each need, cherish and enjoy. The CARE community reaches out to church visitors, as well members who are unable to attend services because they are in the hospital or just having trouble leaving their homes as much as they’d like.

We meet the first Wednesday of each month at 10am in the Annex Library.

Women’s Fellowship

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Women’s Fellowship of First Congregational Church, UCC, Charlotte MI has been an ongoing women’s support committee since before 1950.  The purpose has been to enlist the women of the church in a fellowship of worship, study and stewardship and to unite all women of the church in seeking to cultivate the Spirit of Christ beginning with their own lives and reaching out into the home, the community, the nation and the world.

Initially seven circles met on a regular basis, but by 2013, only one women’s circle remains: Blanche Moyer Circle.  Providing fellowship and education, this group meets the second Monday of seven months: March, April, May, June, September, October, December.  We usually meeting in the Lounge at 6:30pm for dinner, but occasionally the location changes.  All women are encouraged to visit and join. Check the church calendar for specific details of location and program.

Men’s Group

Meetings at 8:30 Saturday morning include coffee and a fellowship ‘boost’ for the week and may, or may not include donuts, we will never know because, ‘what happens at Men’s Group, stays at Men’s Group’.  A fun and casual gathering of men provide spiritual support and potentially serious discussion every Saturday.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

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We have an active and talented group who knit, crochet and quilt shawls or lap blankets for people whom our congregation is praying for. Most textile crafting occurs in homes, but twice a month, on the first and third Saturday, many of our crafters gather for fellowship, encouragement and organizational planning.  Finished shawls are consecrated in a worship service and given to the person as a tangible sign of our love & care for them.  This is part of a nationwide movement that we adapted at our church in 2002. If you have someone for which you would like to request a shawl, request cards are located in the crafting area of the Lounge.  If you would be interested in helping with this great ministry, meet with us on the first and third Saturdays of each month to get started.  Yarn donations are also accepted.