If we love each other, God lives in us...
1 John 4:12
Welcome to First Congregational Church
Sunday Worship Services
Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Communion Worship is the first Sunday of the month
The Congregational Way is a way of following Christ. People of a Congregational Church do not seek to be led by a creed, but by the Spirit. Ours is the tradition of a free church, gathered under the headship of Christ and bound to others by love, not law. The beauty of the Congregational Church is that we are autonomous, which simply means their is no church hierarchy, or outside leadership dictating how we should govern our own church.
Our Church's Beginning
It was at the home of Samuel Bent on Feb 6, 1831 when he met with Mary Bent, Mary K. Bent, Mr. Rhinehart and Mrs. Rhinehart when they entered into a covenant to walk together in the bonds of the Gospel. He founded several Congregational and Presbyterian churches in the area. He wrote to the Society that at one time he had a parish 29 miles long, with six churches receiving his help. He called himself "a cicuit rider without a horse" because he covered the area on foot. On May 11, 1834, the "first building erected to worship God" was dedicated at the corner of Huron and Saginaw street in Pontiac.
The National Association of
Congregational Christian Churches
We are a member of The National Association of Congregational Christian Churches. (NACCC) is a voluntary association of churches committed to fellowship with each other. It is designed to allow local congregations to consult and advise together as churches upon matters of common concern to them, both temporal and spiritual, without infringing on their self-government.
We are banded together as a Christian Church to maintain the worship of God, to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to develop a consciousness of the Christian's relationship and duties to God and to the world around us and to inspire our world with a love for the truth, a passion for righteousness and an enthusiasm for service. To this end we pledge our loyalty to Christ, and covenant with each other to strive to express His spirit in our individual and corporate lives, to live together as Christian believers and to submit to the government of this church, working, giving, praying for its increase, its purity, its peace and seeking in every way to make it a power for the building up of the Kingdom of God.