Ministries & Gatherings

We offer the following activities and community support programs:


    Strip Teasers - Sewing Group
  • “Strip Teasers” sewing group, 7:15 pm. Come for conversation as you work on a personal or mission project. Women and men are invited as well as seasoned sewers and quilters and beginners. See more information below.


  • Adult Bible Study, 7:00 pm. Don’t have a Bible? We have one you can use. Don’t know much about the Bible? Great! Come and share your questions with other inquiring minds!
    Adult Bible Study


    Choir Class
  • Choir Rehearsal, 7:30 pm. Come! Make a joyful noise unto God! Join us in praising God through choral singing. An informal schedule during the summer.


    Food Bank
  • Food Pantry, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. See more below.

Community Outreach

  • Food Pantry Ministry - Open to those who reside within the Imlay City School District. Outside the church is a red food pantry “blessings” box with a sign that reads, “Take what you need, leave what you can.” Contact us if you would like to know how to donate food or funds to support our food pantry. Always needed are: peanut butter, jelly, toilet paper, juices, canned meat, fruit and vegetables, cereals, soups, crackers and pasta sauce.

    First Congregational United Church of Christ (FCUCC) has been ministering to the needs of Imlay City and the world since opening its doors in 1876.

    The church’s food pantry has been helping feed families in the area for more than 30 years. FCUCC’s panty began when the church’s pastor at the time, Janet Ritchie, set up a few shelves outside the church’s nursery room to hold food that had been purchased. Families living near the church soon began receiving food assistance.

    Soon members of FCUCC began installing shelves for food in an empty church classroom. Community involvement subsequently took off. Members from the church, other area churches and the Society of Hope and Charity staffed the pantry. Local farmers at one time donated beef, pork and chickens. FCUCC’s food pantry also at one time received donations of vegetables, including carrots and potatoes, by local garden farmers.

    Fundraisers, including annual events like “Crop Walks” helped raised funds to purchase food for the pantry. Supporters of the Food Pantry have included The Lions Club, IC Rotary Club, National Honor Society, Scouts, Goldwings Motorcycle Group, Kroger, Farmer Jack, Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce, Vlasic, Curves and an annual Post Office food drive.

    Monetary donations to restock our food pantry are always welcome. Donations can be sent to: First Congregational Church, 275 Bancroft Street, Imlay City, MI 4844. Write "food pantry" on your check. Thank you.

    Food Pantry

  • Relay for Life – We have been a past participant in this event.

  • “Strip Teasers” sewing group - Their knitting and quilting projects have included Little Dresses for Africa, Anti-bullying rainbow scarves, lap blankets, knitted knockers and adult bibs.

  • Our past Mission Trips:
    Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota
    Back Bay Mission in Biloxi, Mississippi

  • Local Ministry Outreach Efforts have included:
    LACADA shelter for women and children
    FAN substance abuse prevention program
    Operation Christmas Child
    Flint elementary students and the Flint water crisis

  • Women’s Group-Congregators

  • Our women’s group, the Congregators, meet in fellowship and discipleship and to plan and launch events and activities to support the congregation. A staple event sponsored each year by the Congregators is First Congregational Church’s Rummage Sale held in conjunction with Imlay City’s Garage Sale Mania. The Congregators represent a long line of women’s groups at the church that began with the Ladies’ Aid Society, formed in 1872, followed by the Women’s Fellowship, Friendship Guild, Mayflower Fellowship, The Second Edition and Mary-Martha Circle.

  • Call or email us or check our Facebook page and this website for updates and more information, including details on special services, as well as church events and ministry outreach activities. Come join us and meet your friends and neighbors.

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