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Parables Worship - June 25 at 5 p.m. This inclusive worship service is offered the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Please click on this link to the Parables Facebook page to learn more.

Tuesday August 15, 2017: Blackwood Legacy Concert, 7 p.m. Country, Southern Gospel, and Christian music. Visit their website to learn more about their ministry.



To Have and To Hold Book Reading and Signing: Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the lower level. Rev. Barbara Edema debuts her newest book in the Pastor Maggie Series in its hometown of "Cherish" (a.k.a. Chelsea). Barb will read selections and sign books as we enjoy a dessert reception. The church is placing a discounted pre-order, so let the office know ASAP if you would like a soft cover book ($13). For more information, visit Barb's website (click here).


Five Love Languages: four week book study using Gary Chapman's The Five Love Languages. We will meet every Thursday evening in February from 6:30 - 8 p.m. . Make the commitment today to join us whether you are single, married, widowed, parents, grandparents, or in a new relationship. CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR CURRENT WEEK'S MEETING LOCATION


Ragbirds & Project 418 Concert on Oct. 30, 2016: Fundraiser for Haiti mission work


2016 Fall Small Group Series will focus on the book God is Closer Than You Think by John Ortberg. Six weekly sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm in participant's homes through October 25th. Contact the church office to find out the location of this week's session (475-1844).

God is Closer than you think



Book Reading: To Love and To Cherish by Rev. Dr. Barbara Edema, October, 2015
Signed copies available from church office. Click here for link to Amazon.
Pastor Barb's next book To Have and To Hold is expected to be released in early 2017.


2015 CROP Walk



SUMMER 2015 WORK BEES - click here for photos

FCC Players present Murder on the Rerun March 20 & 21, 2015

The Rev. Joseph Jeffreys is ordained and installed on Feb. 22, 2015.
UCC Michigan Conference minister Dr. Campbell Lovett officiated. (Click here to view more photos)


Church Basement Renovation Celebration: March 22, 2014

(Click here to View online article in Chelsea Update)


Gary Grossman's sister Sue Urbanek cut the ribbon leading downstairs to begin our celebration of the renovation made possible through the generous bequest of her brother Gary Grossman.

north wall

We uncovered the original foundation of the north wall. Photo credit: Lisa Allmendinger, Chelsea Update)


Fellowship and food were enjoyed in our bright new space.

girls room

The ladies are excited to have a huge new restroom!!

Pet Blessing: October 27, 2013


Play On! March 22-23, 2013



Our First Family Camp: October, 2012

family camp

Chicken Barbeque July 27, 2012




"And Evermore Shall Be So" April 20-22, 2012



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crop walk
2011 Crop Walkers

CROP Walk is one of the oldest charity walks and has existed since 1947 when farmers in the US midwest were organized to send surplus grain to the people in Europe following the war. Under the sponsorship of Church World Service today, the money raised at CROP Walks goes for hunger relief and disaster relief around the world AND in the U.S.

Every fall, for many years I have participated in the CROP Walk in Chelsea and recruited adults and youth to walk with me, and raise funds for this cause. I feel it is one of the most worthy causes we can be involved in because very little of the money is used for administration and a percentage is also kept to assist people in our own community, through Faith In Action. Our small congregation has always been very generous in supporting those of us who walk, and we also provide ladies outside of our building to hand out water and apples for the walkers.

On the beautiful first October Sunday afternoon each year, there is nothing more satisfying than walking 5 miles (or 1) to get great exercise, with like-minded giving individuals. And knowing that whatever small increment we can give, adds to those of our neighbors and accumulates to thousands of dollars from our community alone-- for the benefit of people in areas hit by hurricanes and earthquakes, job loss, home loss, even for people we might know close by. And all of it is handled by a safe and trusted agency, Church World Service and their partners around the world.

- Arly Spink

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Summerfest BBQ

The chicken BBQ is our annual fundraiser for mission programs, including our youth mission trip. This event is associated with the Chelsea Car Show at the Sounds & Sights Festival (SummerFest) and is held on a Friday evening at the end of July each year. All supplies and food, as well as the time needed for preparation, cooking, and cleanup, are donated by our church members. This event takes an army of church volunteers and our members have always stepped up to the challenge – this is a great time of fellowship within our church. The summer BBQ pulls together the community and highlights the great works of our church mission programs. We typically serve over 300 chicken dinners! Leftovers from 2012 were donated to the St. Louis Center.


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Our annual theatrical productions are a favorite among our members and the community at large. This year 2013 we presented "Play On!" a comic play withing a play, directed by Doug Beaumont. Previous performances include "And Evermore Shall Be So" by Norman Robbins, Agatha Christie's "A Murder is Announced" and the world premieres of "The Fixed Mark" and "Flowers for Maggie" by Rev. Barbara Edema. Free-will donations for the performances and dessert receptions are used to help fund our Mission Trip.


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