Change of Pace will be held in Douglas Chapel to accomodate our Men’s Shelter Guests. 9:30 Communion will commence as usual.
Sunday December 1, 2019
No Change of Pace service. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. for the Traditional Service in the Sanctuary.
Sunday December 1, 2019
Church Decorating and Potluck
This year we are cordially inviting all members to our 1st Annual FCC Decorating AND Undecorating All Church Potluck Parties. Whether or not you participate in the decorating or the undecorating, we can all have fellowship time together as we share lunch. Please bring a dish to pass. Last names beginning with A-M, bring a side dish, N-Z bring a dessert. AFC will provide Mac and Cheese, our infamous kale salad, a gluten free dessert and a vegan dessert. When the decorating is done, we will gather for some festive caroling in the Mayflower Room.
If you are planning to come for the potluck on December 1 and will not be doing any of the decorating, your help in the cleanup of Pilgrim Hall and the kitchen after lunch would be so very appreciated. We know “many hands make light the work”, especially if you are hanging around for the caroling. However, your presence is wonderful even if lunch and caroling are all you are able to do. Just hang out with your friends until we gather for some singing. This will be a truly special Kick-off for Christmas at FCC. Please join us!
Sunday, December 6, 2019
Marilyn Mason Memorial Service
A memorial service for Marilyn Mason, whose teaching and performances and joie de vivre are cherished worldwide will be held December 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor. The Rev. Robert K. Livingston will preside and music will be presented by some of her former organ students. The public is invited. A reception will follow.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Annual Christmas Bake Sale
PLEASE DONATE TO THE FESTIVE HOLIDAY BAKE SALE
Our annual Christmas bake sale, whose funds provide the evergreen roping that adorns the inside and outside of the church, will be on Sunday, December 15, in the Mayflower Lobby, following both the 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. Donations of all kinds of baked goods, jellies, and jams, soup and herb mixes, relishes, and candies are needed. Please remember our nut-free policy: no nuts or products containing nuts should be brought to the sale.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
AWE (Advent Women’s Evening)
The Advent Women’s Evening will take place on Thursday, December 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Pilgrim Hall will be sparkling with Christmas decorations, Simply Scrumptious Catering will provide a dinner buffet, and our very own Dr. Timothy Huth has graciously offered to festively tickle those ivories for us throughout the evening. Seating is limited to 80 women.
The cost is $20.00 per ticket. Childcare and a children’s dinner will be provided, by reservation only, at no additional cost.
If you would like to attend and the cost is a detriment to your participation, please contact Darcy Crain (email@example.com). Several seats were pre-paid just for you!
We still need Hostesses. If you have any questions, would like to sign up to attend or be a hostess or need childcare please contact Robbie Sawitski at 517-888-3342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Church School Christmas Party)
After the 10 a.m. service we will be having our Church School Christmas Party in Pilgrim Hall. Gingerbread house making will be back by popular demand! All families who have been involved in the church school program this year are encouraged to attend. Contact Rachel with any questions at email@example.com.
Christmas Pageant Sign Ups
Each year FCC has a ChristmasPageant with live animals during the 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve service. Sign-ups for all roles will start on Sunday, November 10th. Rachel will be accepting role requests in the church school lobby before and after each service. Sign-up sheets will be in the lobby for self sign-up after the first week.
**All participants with a speaking role, lead role or a role that interacts with a live animal are required to attend a dress rehearsal on Monday, December 23rd from 10 a.m to 12 p.m.
We are a group of people in our 20s through 40s who are interested in trekking through the terrain of young adulthood, relationships, parenting, grad school, and more in a faithful community setting. We are single, married, and parents, and a very laid back group. We gather at church Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. We are currently doing a book study on Ana Levy-Lyons book: “No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments.” Childcare is provided. Questions? Please contact Darcy Crain.
Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Bob Livingston leads this breakfast discussion group that meets Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10 a.m. at Classic Cup Cafe (4389 Jackson Rd). We discuss the scripture for the upcoming Sunday sermon, sharing our understandings, insights, and our questions. It’s an informal group that will offer you insight and nurture, whether you can attend weekly or just drop in, check it out! Questions? Please contact Bob Livingston.
Tuesday 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday Night Series
Want to try a small group but don’t want to commit to something for months on end? Then our Tuesday Night Series is for you. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Mayflower Room. At TNS, we view and discuss a variety of relevant and interesting theological issues. The different series often last 5 to 8 weeks, with scheduled breaks between series. Everyone is welcome! Questions? Please contact Bob Livingston.
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:15 -11:45 a.m.
Mind and Spirit Book Group
The Mind and Spirit Book Group is a community of women of all ages. We enjoy reading and sharing our life stories as a means of personal and spiritual growth. The Mind and Spirit Book Group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 10:15 -11:45 a.m in the Mayflower Room. To learn more please contact Gail Haynes.
3rd Monday – Monthly
Knight’s Luncheon Group
These luncheon gatherings, hosted by Bob Livingston, meet on the third Monday, monthly. They are highly informal with welcoming and wide-ranging conversations, with the hopeful result of the nourishment of both the mind and the body. The luncheons are held at Knight’s Restaurant on Dexter Road. For more information, please contact Bob Livingston.