End Immigration Detention
The New York Times, Friday, 5/15/15 End Immigration Detention Editorial by the NYT Editorial Board
Kindly remember in your prayers our members and friends who are sick and/or shut in.
Pastoral Care Emergencies
If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact Glenda Horvath, 734-482-5619.
Immigration Ministry (WICIR)
For information about what's happening and if you are interested in learning ways to help with this issue, please contact Margaret Harner at 734-483-3464 or through WICIR, Washtenaw Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, www.facebook.com/WICIR.
Press statement urging the President to use his authority to stop deportations until CIR has a humane path to citizenship in place.
Michigan Open & Affirming Coalition
For information about what’s happening with Michigan Open and Affirming Coalitions of United Church of Christ churches, or if you are interested in joining us, please contact Wayne Burling at 734-377-0696. More information can be found on their website http://www.mi-ona.org or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/onami/
Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition (WEROC)
"First Congregational is a co-founding institution of the new local “organization of organizations” WeROC (Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition). In many ways, WeROC is a larger illustration of the values and mission we try to live out at First Congregational. The diverse faith congregations and labor and community organizations that make up WeROC are, at our core, focused on intentionally reweaving the frayed fabric of community -- at a time when forces are at work every day to keep us fragmented, suspicious of each other, feeling isolated and on our own. We are showing by example that people from many backgrounds and perspectives can, even today, come together in powerful ways around our common values and actually change unjust public policies. WeROC is a part of the S.E. Michigan organization MOSES and the national Gamaliel Foundation. See Tad Wysor (firstname.lastname@example.org, 734 883 3225) for more on how First Congregational is connecting with current WeROC issues and actions.
No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
Our church is a small congregation of determined and open-minded individuals committed to honoring God and the presence of God in each of us (All of Us). If this is your first time here and you would like to know about us: who we are and what we believe, get to know us through our news, worship, prayer and Missions.
We are an Open and Affirming Congregation. We hope your visit to our website will be a pleasant one and that you find what you are seeking here with us.
We trust that you will find us to be warm and inviting and a community open to people of different cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and religious beliefs. If you are looking for a place to worship, join us for our Sunday morning service which begins at ten o’clock.
Worship Place & Time
218 N. Adams
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Sunday (10:00 AM)
Fellowship time after service.