May 10, 2023 E-News

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Our Vision

We lovingly help people find their way to Christ.

Join Us For Worship
Sundays at 10:00am

*Please remember to stop by the Cross Way to sign Caring Cards each Sunday!*
 Sanctuary (Classic) Worship at 10am
Northside (Modern) Worship at 10am


Live-Stream Sanctuary Worship: CLICK HERE
Facebook Live Northside Worship: CLICK HERE

The 10am Sanctuary worship service will be live-streamed into the Garden Room for those wishing to have a masks-required worship experience.

We offer Nursery Care (ages 0-4) & Anchor Kids (preschool - 5th grade)!

Prayers are appreciated for Pam and Eric Davis and family, as Pam enters Hospice care for pancreatic cancer. 
Prayers are welcome for Jan & Lois Smits and family, as Jan continues chemo treatments.

Starting Point Opportunity on May 22

At FCC, we want everyone to feel plugged-in to our church family, growing in Christ and serving others. We realize this isn’t going to happen for everyone automatically. That is why we have created an experience called Starting Point. This is a one-time, 90 minute, laid-back, yet inspiring experience designed to help you learn more about FCC and connect with others. The goal of this experience is to help you grow and thrive as part of this church family. This experience is also the first step towards membership at FCC. Join us on May 22nd at 6:30pm in the Garden Room.
For questions, contact Pastor Chad at

Check Out What's Happening in Anchor Kids!

CLICK HERE to read Kellie's May AK Newsletter!

Please come to an informational meeting for potential VBS volunteers on Sunday, May 21 at 11:30AM
Attendees will learn more about the VBS theme for this summer, location logistics, and roles needing to be filled. Bring your willing spirit and questions! We'll gather in the lower level of the Kids Zone. (Feel free to bring your coffee and treats along.) Approximately 30 people will be needed for each of the four days of VBS, so we need YOU!


The Flowers on the Altar this Sunday are
Given With Love To All Mothers

from Liz & Gary Clous and Family

Are you interested in sponsoring an Altar Flower arrangement in Memory or Honor of a loved one?  Please Contact Kate in the office ( to inquire about available dates for sponsoring Altar Flowers. The New cost is $75 per arrangement. Please contact Kate in the office ( or 947-6698 ext. 10) if you plan to sponsor any altar flowers this year.

Spring Beauty in the Garden
Our Garden of Remembrance is in full spring bloom…and worth a walk around despite the roofing project! 
Blooming now: Forsythias, Star and Saucer magnolias, Redbud, Quince and the star of the spring show…the Weeping Cherry!

Scouts Mulch Sale

Pick-Up Dates:
First 2 Saturdays in May - May (6 & 13) between 8:30AM and 1:30PM at FCC
Purchasing Options:

1. 2 cubic foot bags (pick-up only) for $3.50/bag.
2. Bulk by the cubic yard for $35/yard - we can load it into your trailer or truck bed.
3. Bulk Delivery by the cubic yard for $35/yard - with $15 delivery fee per load (2 yard minimum and max 6 yards per load)
Delivery pre-ordering:
Can be done in advance by emailing Brian Brooks ( the following information:
- Name - Delivery Address- Email - Mobile phone- Amount in cubic yards (3'x3'x3')- Specific location for dumping

NOTE: We try to make most deliveries on the 2 weekends, but often have to deliver on weekday evenings depending on orders.  We will call before delivery.


GLS is Coming to FCC... Stay Tuned for Details!

Volunteers Needed!

 Single MOMM, a local ministry serving women and their children, is hosting a Mother’s Day Event Night on Saturday, May 13th from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Church of the Living God. We need dozens of wonderful men, women, and teens to make our event successful for the one hundred single mom families attending. Volunteers are needed to greet our families, help with childcare, serve coffee and food to moms, decorate our space, provide security, or clean up after the Event.

To register visit or call 231-944-1710 for more information.

Musicale Spring Program - May 11

The Grand Traverse Musicale invites everyone to attend their Spring Program on Thursday, May 11th at 1:00 PM at First Congregational Church Traverse City, 6105 Center Rd.  The featured performers of this program will be the choirs and singers of St Francis High School, under the direction of Jamie Hardesty.   Following the music program, all are invited to stay for delicious refreshments.  

The Grand Traverse Musicale is a local organization that prides itself on supporting young musicians from Grades 7-12 in the greater Grand Traverse area. Over $26,000 in scholarships were awarded last year alone. Grand Traverse Musicale is proud to have been a contributing member of the community for over 91 years! 

Please plan to spend a delightful afternoon of music and refreshments with the GTM on May 11th.  This event is free and open to the public.  

Women's Study On Tuesday Evenings

Order "When You Pray" from Lifeway for $25.
Anyone can join!
Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Garden Room.

Rooted Wednesdays
Grades 6-12
Join us 6:30-8:00pm
Games, Fun, Food & Prizes
Contact Pastor Chad with any questions (

New SALT Class

Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00 in the chapel with Dr. Hogue.
Classes begin April 20th and end June 29th

Live-Stream Class Here

Books available in Crossway – $15.00. 
(The Air We Breathe: How We All Came to Believe in Freedom, Kindness, Progress and Equality by Glen Scrivener)
“Brilliant, fascinating, readable and winsome! Glen Scrivener’s The Air We Breathe powerfully demonstrates how Christianity has shaped our Western values so much that we don’t even notice it.  Highly recommended for skeptics, inquirers, believers, doubters and anyone wondering whether following Jesus still makes sense in the modern world.”  
- Gavin Ortlund, Author, Why God Makes Sense in a World That Doesn’t

Our Mission

We are the heart, hands, and feet of Jesus wherever we live, work, play, and are led.

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