First Congregational Church  of Rochester

      Open and Affirming local church of the

United Church of Christ

1315 N. Pine Street, Rochester, MI 48307

Phone 248-651-6225


 Join us for our in person Sunday service  and live on YouTube at 10 a.m. 

All on site meetings must be authorized and scheduled through the church office. 

Office hours Monday through Friday  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Nursery and Preschool

The Faith Formation Team provides quality care for our infants in the nursery. The toddlers (children over 12 months of age and younger than three) are given their own classroom with a caregiver. There is also a Sunday School program for our three and four-year-olds. All of these groups meet in the lower level of the building. Prior to our services, children from infants through three years old can be dropped off at their classrooms, then parents go upstairs for worship. Four-year-olds through fifth graders join their families in worship and then adjourn to children’s worship after the Children’s time, or as indicated in the worship bulletin.

Meeting time: Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Grades pre-K through 6

Sunday school is held at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Sunday morning. All classes are staffed by volunteers who give their time and talents to provide a positive Christian learning experience for our children. The children are adjourned from worship after the Children’s time or as indicated in the worship bulletin. At that time, four-year-olds through sixth graders also go to their classrooms in the lower level.

Meeting time: Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m.

Kids of our Lord (KOOL)

Middle school kids, Kids of Our Lord (KOOL) is for you! Welcome! Our Kids of Our Lord Youth Advisors always have challenging and fun activities, along with games, sleep overs, service projects, and pizza! This group is one of the most active at the church.

Meeting time: Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Senior High Youth Group (SHYG)

All high school-aged youth are welcome to join the Senior High Youth Group (S.H.Y.G.). Weekly meetings are fun, there’s usually food, and often include some service work. Senior High Youth Group can be very rewarding for all who come.

Meeting time: Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

Adult Faith Formation Classes

First Congregational Church, Rochester, United Church of Christ, offers several opportunities for you to invest your time to continue to form your faith. We have an adult-led, book/bible study, The Thoughtful Christian Bible Study, that meets every Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m. We’ve studied authors such as Brian McLaren, Rob Bell, Doug Pagitt, and many more. FCC also offers as pastoral-led Bible study on Thursdays at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Using the Revised Common Lectionary, the pastoral -led study will guide attendees through the scriptures being read in worship the following few weeks. We read the Bible as a “literary” collection versus a “literal” translation.

Confirmation Class

Confirmation is our Faith Formation program designed to equip our young disciples with stronger biblical, denominational, and spiritual knowledge to make an informed decision to join the body of Christ in discipleship. The program runs as needs and is continually adjusted to meet the needs of a busy and complex world our youth live within. Ask the pastor for details about Confirmation (affirmation of Baptism).


Camp Talahi

95% of church leaders and Ministers state a connection with a faith-based summer camping opportunity. They are invaluable to the life of our children’s faith formation. The United Church of Christ in Michigan has Camp Talahi. Our conference maintains a great camp facility in Livingston County, not far from Brighton and Howell. Many of our children and youth attend the camping programs there.

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