WELCOME! WORSHIP IN PERSON
THIS SUNDAY, 10:30 AM

Click here for details about our most current safety guidelines.
The procedures outlined here will be revised as events warrant.

FCC’s office hours are 1:00 - 4:00 PM Monday and Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Tuesday and Thursday.
FCC’s cell number, 231-260-8559 will be answered live, from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.
Please use our current office number, 231-726-3254, after hours or to leave a message.

Please e-mail our staff members directly if you have questions or check this website for updates and postings.

Message of the Day from Rev. Tim | 
Online Sunday worship service

In Person Worship Guidelines Post COVID

Guideline Changes for 7/04/2021 –

Changes Effective Immediately:

  • Masks are no longer required in church, but we encourage you to continue if you feel more comfortable wearing one. Those who are unvaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue wearing face coverings for the protection and safety of all.
  • Fellowship Hall will remain a space where masks ARE REQUIRED for those who wish to worship in a controlled environment. The video feed of our service will continue to be shown in the hall for your full participation. We are doing our best to give everyone choices so that our community feels comfortable in every way. Please be respectful and courteous to all.
  • Reservations are no longer required.
  • Congregation may choose their own seats and will no longer be escorted in or out of the Sanctuary. The socially distanced spacing WILL REMAIN, however, and we ask that you continue to sit in pews marked with green tape only.

In-Person Worship Guidelines

First Congregational Church, UCC
AS OF JULY 4, 2021

At A Glance

  • Congregation may choose their own seats. Please continue to sit in pews marked with green tape only.
  • For the time being, Fellowship Hall REMAINS a masks-ONLY zone for those who wish to worship in a controlled environment.
  • Communion and Coffee Hour are not scheduled at this time.

In Detail

Parking & Entrance

  • Entry to the building will be through the double doors (#1) at the top of the ramp on the northeast
    corner of the building.
  • The entrance will be unlocked at 9:45 am. Please allow time to be seated. Church will begin exactly at
    10:30 AM!

Welcome/Seating

  • Congregation may choose their own seats and will no longer be formally escorted in or out of the Sanctuary. The socially distanced spacing WILL REMAIN, however, and we ask that you continue to sit in pews marked with green tape only. (Sit with the green tape at your back.)
  • For the time being, Fellowship Hall REMAINS a masks-ONLY zone for those who wish to worship in a controlled environment. We are doing our best to give everyone choices so that our community feels comfortable in every way. Please be respectful and courteous to all.
  • Please observe all directions from ushers and staff.

Indoor Protocol

  • Main floor Men’s/Women’s and Unisex restrooms will be open and available for use at your own
    discretion.
  • Please do not bring food or drink in with you.

Service

  • Some congregational singing WILL be included.
  • A stationary offering plate will be placed in the narthex for in-person donations.
  • The celebration of communion will be suspended until further notice.
  • Single-use printed worship aids will be available, please take home or leave them to be recycled.
  • The Service will continue to be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook and archived online for
    viewing any time afterwards.

Nursery

  • The Nursery will be available for children 4 and under; parents will be seated in the balcony only,
    please.

Dismissal

  • Exit via either Jefferson Street main doors OR the North parking lot doors. Please observe all directions from ushers and staff.
  • There will be no coffee hour at this time.
  • Please limit any gatherings to OUTDOORS ONLY.