We are an Open and Affirming church!
Welcome to Gaylord's First Congregational United Church of Christ website. We are a thoughtful spiritual community, hoping to put our faith into action. We don't think of ourselves as better than anyone else or as having the "right" beliefs. We don't even all believe the same things in our family of faith. Instead, we are real people with real problems, who are striving to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and in every person we encounter along the way. Our community focuses on love. We try to love others, ourselves, strangers, enemies, God, and the earth a little better each and every day. Our community has a long tradition of reaching in - to deepen our spiritual practice - and reaching out - in service to others in need, both near and far. We'd love to have you join us in our journey. Our most regular gatherings are on Sunday mornings at 10 am, but we gather in other configurations throughout the week, both to reach in and to reach out. Hope to see you soon!
Make Your Lent Matter!
The 1st Congregational UCC Church in Gaylord is hosting a powerful study and discussion group with a free lunch included for six Wednesdays during Lent. Beginning at noon this Wednesday, March 1 and continuing through April 12, Rev. Toby Jones will facilitate a compelling study of Brian McLaren’s incredible new book The Great Spiritual Migration, covering about 35 pages of the book each Wednesday. Participants simply need to show up at noon with a copy of McLaren’s book (available at Saturn Booksellers or through Amazon.com), a Bible, and an open heart. Prepare to have your faith challenged, rejuvenated, and reshaped with love at its center. Participants are welcome to come when they can, even if they can’t make every session. All are welcome regardless of church affiliation. Each of the six sessions will be self-contained, and we will not be meeting March 29 due to Spring Break. First Congregational UCC is located at 218 W. Second St., right across from the Alpine Tavern. For more information call the church office at 989-732-5726.
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Meet First Congregational United Church of Christ
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