Saturday August 24 at 7pm Rocking Acoustic Bluegrass Admission is Free Pulled Pork BBQ + Chips + Cole Slaw Michigan Mafia String Band has been performing in Western Michigan for the last 6 years.  Playing rockin’ acoustic bluegrass, some sweet … Continue reading

First Congregational Church Outreach Board in conjunction with Charlotte’s Courthouse Square Association and Peace Lutheran Church will again be sponsoring a concert in the summer line up of Concert on the Square.  Located just across the street from our church … Continue reading

Sunday, March 3  Dr. Seuss Birthday Extravaganza. Bring the children and celebrate. Sunday, March 3 Movie luncheon–12:30 in the Annex. The movie will be Kinky Boots. Check the bulletin or Chanticleer for the full description Interfaith Benefit Choir Concert Saturday, … Continue reading

It began as The Mitten Tree. Outreach Board wished to keep the giving tree concept growing. The July theme is basic kitchen essentials for Housing Services.
In March 2019 we assembled 70 shoeboxes of games, toys, small individual wrapped snacks for our “Shoebox Ministry”.  Shoe boxes are entertainment for children not lucky enough for a family vacation over spring break.  We will continue this in 2020 and now is a good time to look for items as school  supplies will be on sale as well as summer toys. Continue reading

White Bags and Brown Bag gifts of food and household products were collected during worship in November and December. 56 bags of food were collected from our congregation and even more of household products: toilet paper, paper towel, facial tissue, diapers, wipes, soaps, shampoos, personal care items If you were not able to bring your donation to worship, personal care and food donations are always accepted and appreciated. Place them in the outreach basket at the first floor elevator lobby. Continue reading

Housing Services of Mid Michigan (HSMM) is a local non-profit agency which provides homelessness assistance, rental subsidies for people with disabilities, first time homebuyer’s down-payment assistance, housing search assistance, and more. On October 5th, the Outreach Board made a $1000 donation … Continue reading

In a project started several years ago, Outreach Board at First Congregational Church collects craft supplies, games, toys and snacks for Spring Break entertainment. This year 74 shoeboxes were packed and wrapped by six volunteers. These boxes have been delivered … Continue reading

Join us on Mondays during Lent 2018 for supper and a showing of TED Talks, followed by a short discussion, with themes centered around “Be the Church.” At 6pm, we will meet in the Bess Fulton Room for supper and … Continue reading

Two families will be adopted from Housing Services next month, white gifts of toiletries will be collected Dec 17, 2017 and a mitten tree will be up all month for donations of hats, mittens, scarves, and socks and underwear have been added to the list of needs this year. We will continue the “giving tree” theme through 2018, watch for the monthly list of items. Continue reading