Happenings Take a look at some of the recent happenings at the church….. Christmas EveThe Candlelit Christmas Eve service was a time of scripture, traditional and modern music, and a meaningful message. To be able to hear some of the service, click here.Christmas Pot LuckGreat food and a special visitor marked the evening at the Annual Christmas Pot Luck. See the reaction of two of our children to the visitor.Kidz on a Mission December TripThe Kidz class made their annual trek to Detroit to work at One Stop Shop and the Cass Community Social Services.Click here to see some of their pictures.Church at The BrookThe Kidz on a Mission put on a church service at the Brook Retirement Home. Residents from the Brook, as well as people from the Congregational Church attended the service.Celebration of a CauseFor the months of September and October, the church devoted itself to the study of Hunger. At the end of that study, the celebrated the many accomplishments and heard reports from The Crop Walk, the Food Pantry, the Community Meal, the School of Love and the Kidz on a Mission. See photos.Baked Potato LunchA Baked Potato Lunch was held in November. The monies raised were to help the Kidz on a Mission take their annual trip to Detroit. To see additional pictures, click here.[/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column]God's CountryThe Kidz on a Mission class went to Newberry to spend the day working at God's Country Coopeartive Parish. Seven churches have joined to service a large area in the Upper Peninsula. The kids spent the day sorting clothes that were given out the first week in November. Click here to see some pictures of the event.Halloween PartyThe Youth had a Halloween Party which was an evening of games, food, and great prizes. See some of the pictures.Paint and SipA Paint and Sip fund raiser took place on October 12. The monies raised will help the Kidz on a Mission to continue to do their projects. To see pictures of the event, click here.[/vc_row]Installation of Toby JonesOn October 8, 2017, Toby Jones was installed as the pastor of the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Pastors from other churches officiated and attended, as well as people form the congregation. To see pictures of the event, click here.Hunger ProjectsThe theme for the church for September and October is hunger. The Crop Walk, the Hunger Stoppers, and the Community Meal were some of these activities. To see pictures of the event, click here.BasementThe basement of the church received a real facelift this summer. The Youth, thier parents and some other volunteers spent many weeks creating the new space. To see pictures of this eent, click here.BaptismsThe church's most recent Outdoor Service was made even better by the baptism of four girls from the House family. Congratulations to them and blessings!Teen Movie NightMovie, pop corn, pop, s'mores and friends. Who could ask for more? Fun was had by all on July 7th.Pentecost SundayThe church celebrated Penecost in a special way, as the church had a service to honor the addition of over 30 people to the church in the last 18 months. Scholarships were rewarded this year to two graduating seniors: Anna Kalember and Alice Madonna. Anna will be attending Central Michigan University and Alice will be attending U of M.Church Clean UpOn May 28th, the members of the church joined together to do an outside Spring clean up, which included planting flowers.Kidz Spring TripIn just two days, the Kidz on a Mission attended a BarMitzvah at Temple BethEl; visited an Islamic Center; attended a Confirmation at a Methodist Church; toured a Holocaust Muserum, and ate at some fun places. To see some pictures of this trip, just click here.Easter Fair and Pancake BreakfastClick here to see some pictures of the recent Easter Fair and Pancake Breakfast!St. Baldrick'sKudos to several people from this church who were involved at St. Baldrick's Day. Click here to see more info.Church RetreatOn March 18th, a Church Retreat was held for the Council and other church members. Click here to read more about this day of planning.Toby Speaks in CharlevoixOn April 7th, Toby was asked to speak at the Episcopal Church in Charlevoix. To learn more, please click here.