Getting Started and Joining in

on our Community

Ways you can get involved:

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Sunday Worship

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Underground Church

Our primary worship service is at 10 am on Sundays - a classic sanctuary service. 

Geared at folks who consider themselves spiritual, but not very religious. 

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Fellowship

Many fellowship activities provide opportunities for fun and ways to grow as a church family.

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Christian Education

Offering nursery, storyteller corner and adult bible and discussion groups. 

Sunday Worship

Worship is central to the life of our church. In the worship of God we express our commitment to the person, work and ministry of Jesus Christ. We gather in prayer, song, and the Word proclaimed.

Our primary worship service is at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. It is a classic sanctuary service with a robed choir, hymnals, responsive readings, and a sermon. Also on Sunday is a non-traditional, less formal service at 5:00 p.m. We call it “Underground Church”

We celebrate two sacraments: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Communion is served at the 10 a.m. sanctuary service on the first Sunday of each month, and is open to all who feel moved to participate, of any age or background.

Underground Church

Would you consider yourself someone that feels the spiritual nuances of life but not necessarily with connection to religion? Our Underground Church is a place for discussion, reflection and discovery of your own personal journey in unison with others who are exploring the same themes in their lives. 

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Fellowship

We believe that to better love and support one another, 
we need to know and understand each other.

Many fellowship activities provide opportunities for fun and ways to grow as a church family:

  • Refreshments and fellowship following
    Sunday morning sanctuary service

  • Intergenerational service projects

  • Ladies Luncheons monthly

  • Get acquainted meals in homes

  • Thanksgiving meal

  • Christmas caroling

  • Christmas Eve reception

  • Picnics

  • Special occasion receptions and potlucks

Education is critical for a growing life of faith.

 

The following are classes and special offerings for our members:

 

Nursery (Birth – Pre-K) – Caring and capable childcare is available during
the 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship service.

 

Storyteller Corner (K-5) – Immediately following the children’s sermon,
the children are released from the worship service to the Storytellers Corner

for lectionary-based stories and activities that are age appropriate.

Parents pick up their children at the conclusion of the worship hour.

Adult Bible Studies and Discussion Groups –  Sunday at 1:15 we offer a Forum to discuss a chapter each week from the book "We Make the Road By Traveling" . Monday morning at 10 a.m., we read and discuss one of the Gospels.  On Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. we offer Serenity Bible Study. Thursday at 1:00 p.m.., we have a  Thursday Theology, a discussion of Jesus' Jewish heritage and we show movies on Monday's at noon, with follow-up discussion.  

Christian Education
 
 
 
 
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The First Congregational United Church of Christ

201 South Second Avenue
Alpena, Michigan 49707
Located in downtown Alpena

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