All are Welcome!


Come as you are  

Join us as we worship

God together


Sunday Worship Service

10:00 a.m.

Childcare is provided

Pastor Gary Bekkering

You can listen to our sermons on line

by following the link below:

First Congregational Church

P.O. Box 326, 8066 W. State St.

Central Lake, MI 49622 

On the corner of Chestnut and State streets



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"You are a visitor here once...

after that you're family!"


Your church family misses you!

No matter how long we've been apart - 

you are always welcome here!

Let's get together for worship on Sundays at 10:00am.


The New Year...what does it hold for us and who do we look to for direction?  Let's find out together!

children's message

Dear Visitor,

        On behalf of the First Congregational Church, we want to say "Welcome! And we are glad you are here."

Thank you for taking the time to visit with us and worship with us.  FCC is more than just a place or a people, it's so much more!

It's a life-giving tapestry of relationships, ministries, dreams, hope, help, faith, and in the sharing of the kind of love that God has given to us, through the birth of His Son Jesus.

We are a family that beleives that Jesus Christ is Lord and because God first loved us, we love others.

Oh, we are not perfect, but that is why we get together on Sundays: to worship a God who loves us just as we are, right where we are at.  Because of God's life transforming grace in Jesus Christ, we want to praise God, love others as we have been loved, and help others.

We are all in a different  place in our fiath journey and we respect that, so no one here will tell you what you should do or believe.

YOU ARE LOVED BY GOD, and you are welcome here!

It's a family that understands that the living Christ can meet us exactly where we are and change the way our whole world looks, for the better.

May God's grace pour through your life, creating a strength and confidence the likes of which you've never known!


Pastor Gary

Memorial Garden


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Our Church Celebrating 133 years 1884-2017


Who we are: We are the Lord's free people. We unite to worship God, acknowledging His Son Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We're members of His church universal in the tradition of our Pilgrim parents gathering in a Congregational way. We are all called by the Great Commission of Christ, to go into the world each according to the unique gifts given to us by God. We share in fellowship of the Church as a family, each in our individual understanding as we seek God's will for our lives. We trust in the guidance of the Holy Spirit as we gather in the name of our Lord to share in this tradition of Faith, Freedom and Fellowship.


                                   Church Covenant        Church History

Mission Statement: We are a church open to all. To promote the worship of our Lord by preaching and studying the Scriptures, sharing in the work of the Great Commission (Matthew 28), gathering in faith and freedom as children of God, guided by the Holy Spirit, in the holistic healing ministry of Jesus. using the unique and diverse gifts granted unto each of us.

We are a Member


of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches

We are also Members of the

Michigan Conference of Congregational Christian Churches

and the

Western Michigan Association of Congregational Christian Churches



First Congregational Church of Central Lake, Michigan

Founded in 1884

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-Women's Bible Study @ 10:00am



-Central Lake Community Play Group meets here on Tuesday mornings from


 -Uptempo fitness @ 7:00pm



-Men's Discussion Group @ 9:00am

-Gentle Fitness @ 11am



-Uptempo fitness @ 6:30pm











CL Community Food Pantry

Open every Tuesday from 5pm-7pm

If you need assistance and can not make it on Tuesday's, please contact         Pastor Gary at the church.















Ursula House

"Seeds of Change"           

meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday nights

from 6:00-8:00



















Narcotics Annonymous

meets every Tuesday at 7:30pm