Calling all graduates!

If you or someone you know is graduating
from high school or college,
we would like to recognize them next month
on Graduation Sunday!

Please email the name(s), school
and degree (if applicable)
to the Church office at fccro@fccro.org

Vacation Bible School – June 25-28

Vacation Bible School
June 25-28
9am – 12pm


Join us for daily crafts, songs, games & snacks-
all focused on God’s love through Jesus

Ages 4 and up!

$40 per child, $20 for each additional sibling

Contact Tina or Alissa at 248-288-4220 for more information


Join the FCC Green Team

Typical work includes weeding, fertilizing, trimming shrubs or trees,
and general grounds clean up. Check the church information
bulletin board for specific items we will be working on this season.

The Team meets each Tuesday morning.
Exceptions to this schedule are holidays, funerals and rainouts.
Any help on Tuesday is welcomed.
We typically work from 9 am until 10:30 am.
Bring your own tools. No notification is necessary…just stop on by.
Come get some exercise, enjoy the camaraderie,
and help keep FCC looking good!

Contact any Green Team member with questions or comments.
Don, Kathy, Gail, Judy or Dot

FCC Men’s Softball Team

The beginning of the softball season is almost here!

Interested players should text or email Bill Richards
at 248-892-4149 or billrichards2362@gmail.com

Ten players are needed for each game, but more is better.
Baseball skills are nice but not essential.
The only requirement is that you commit to being a good teammate.
Our strength over the years is that we play as a team
and support each other through thick and thin.


Church Directories

2018 Directories are here!

Pick yours up today!

In addition to updated home addresses,
you can now find many cell phone numbers
and email addresses.

Please notify the office with any
corrections or additions.

Introducing Rev. Dr. Mark Jensen

We welcome the Rev. Dr. Mark P. Jensen to Royal Oak as he begins serving as our Interim Minister. He has preached at FCC before and has served our congregation in various ways over the years. For thirty one years, Mark was senior minister at North Congregational Church of Farmington Hills, where he is Minister Emeritus. Since his retirement there, he has been an interim minister in several of our association churches. He has been on many boards of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches, and was Moderator of the Association. He was co-chair of the Host Committee for the 2016 National Meeting held in Dearborn.

He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. He did Doctoral studies in Boston. Mark was ordained at Plymouth Congregational Church of Minneapolis, and had congregations in Pittsburgh and Boston. He is Trustee Emeritus of Olivet College, where he was most recently chair of the Presidential Search Committee. He has served on the boards of numerous community organizations.

Mark lives in Farmington Hills with his wife Liane. Their son Matt, and his family, live in Royal Oak. Their daughter Rachel, and her family, live in Ann Arbor.

Among his responsibilities, Mark will plan and conduct worship services, attend Council and Deacon meetings, interact with staff and hold meetings with them. His hours and days will be flexible depending on his needs and the needs of the church. While the Pastoral Care Ministry will assume responsibility for regular pastoral care, he will provide services in extreme circumstances. Mark will be available for weddings and funerals and counseling as necessary.

Let each one of us share in our new avenue of ministry at the First Congregational Church of Royal Oak with joy!

Sunday Greeting and Coffee Hour Opportunities

Serving as a greeter before a Sunday service
is a great way of connecting with fellow church members
and welcoming visitors to FCC.
No experience is necessary.
All that is required is a friendly smile and a warm handshake.

Hosting a coffee hour after a Sunday service is a great way to
promote fellowship among church members and visitors at FCC.
Instructions are available to make the coffee & punch…
Anything else (cookies, coffee cake, etc) is optional.

These service opportunities are handled throughout the year
on a  volunteer basis by various church organizations
(boards, committees, teams, clubs, etc.) and
families and groups of friends.

If interested in greeting and/or hosting a specific Sunday,
look for the sign-up sheet posted
on the bulletin board in the hallway near the stairway.

Any questions may be directed to the church office
or Deacon Chairperson, Claire Boyce.

Beacon of Hope Fresh Food Pantry

Beacon of Hope Fresh Food Pantry
Saturday, May 27

    FCC collects butter and cheese each month.
Please check the list of other items needed for the Food Pantry,
including coats and jackets.

Volunteers are needed to assist shoppers on Pantry Day.
A volunteer sign-up sheet is available during each Coffee Hour.

Thank you for volunteering and for your donations.

Mens “Breakfast Club”

Please join the men of FCC for breakfast at Nick’s Country Oven in Clawson.
We gather together at 8:00 A.M. every Saturday morning.
It’s a great opportunity to meet & get to know new friends.
Good conversation and great food at a reasonable price.

Nick’s is at 511 W.14 Mile Rd.
between Crooks Rd. & Main St.-
south side of 14 Mile Rd.