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Calling All Blood Donors!

FCC is hosting a Blood Drive

Wednesday, December 13th
10AM-4PM

Volunteers are needed for check in and the Canteen area.

Please contact Marian Kahn if you can help-
248-686-9730 or marian.b.kahn@gmail.com

Thank you for your support!

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

TIS THE SEASON!

Salvation Army Bell Ringing
December 9 from 12PM – 8PM

Hollywood Market
29200 N Campbell Rd
Madison Heights
(Just north of 12 Mile Rd)

Always a fun experience!
Bring family, kids and your Santa hat!

Sign up in the Social Hall during a Coffee Hour

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!

2017 FCC Children’s Christmas Pageant

2017 Christmas Pageant

Join us as we prepare for the Christmas season.

The performance is planned for Sunday, December 17th.

We are looking for interested youth…
We have BIG parts, little parts, silent parts, singing parts…
the perfect part for you to shine!
In addition, we could use help with rehearsals, sets and costumes.

Please contact colleenschroeder@wowway.com for more information.

 

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
9AM-12PM

  December 16

    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.