Passion for Worship

Worship Arts is a core ministry of the First Congregational Church of Kalamazoo.

Our Worship Style

Worship at the First Congregational Church is spiritually uplifting and authentic. Every Sunday is a celebration of our personal faith, our fellowship with one another, and our work in the community.

Our talented Worship Arts ministers and staff bring a weekly experience that links our senses to our Spirit and our intellect to our hearts. Every Sunday feels like Easter Sunday and every worship service is a celebration!

The historic sanctuary at FCC was completed in 1928. Its soaring architecture provides an unmatched acoustic experience – not only for our weekly worship but also for concerts and other community events.

Our 40 voice Chancel Choir, directed by Michael Palmer and accompanied by Kori Heitzig, honors the full history of Christian worship expression. From Medieval chant to contemporary praise, from Mozart to spirituals, we celebrate the entire catalog of our worship heritage! In addition to the choir ministry, we are blessed with a talented Bell Choir, children’s choir, and various other chamber ensembles.


Interested in Joining A Worship Ministry?

Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!

Psalm 150:6

Nursery and Toddlers

The Nursery (newborns and non-walking infants) and Toddler Room (walking babies and toddlers) are located off the North lobby during the 10 am worship hour. They can be picked up in the their respective rooms immediately after church by their parents.

A consolidated nursery for infants and toddlers is available in the Toddler Room during the 5 pm worship hour.

Kids’ Church

Children (preK through Grade 5) can go to one of two Kids’ Church programs during the 10 am worship hour:

Peaceful Streams is a Montessori-based class that runs for the whole hour.

Running Rivers is an action-oriented class that meets after the Children’s Blessing, for the latter half of the worship hour.

Kids’ Church does not meet on Communion Sundays.

Middle and High School

Those students in grades 6-12 will remain in worship. But are encouraged to join our Youth Group events throughout the week.

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