Our Worship

Every Sunday morning we come from our diverse backgrounds to gather in the 166-year-old sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. for a time of reflection and inspiration. Throughout the hour-long service, we are surrounded by beauty as we listen to the glorious music of our Letourneau organ and Fazioli piano, and a message from our pastor that we find consistently interesting, challenging and helpful.

Following worship, a time of refreshments provides an opportunity for getting to know each other.

Time: We gather at 10:30 a.m. for an hour-long worship service followed by 30 minutes of refreshments and fellowship.

Attire: Casual clothing is always acceptable, though some of our members still like to wear “their Sunday best.”

Parking: Free parking is available on all nearby streets and in the parking lots of the First National Bank of Michigan and Old National Bank on the north side of Michigan Avenue.

Children: Early in the service, children of all ages are invited to join the pastor at the front for a special message. Afterward, preschool children may go to the nursery; children in grades K-6 are invited to attend our Sunday School. Policies have been enacted to make certain your children are in a safe and secure environment at all times.

Worship Style: Our style might be described as traditional, but not stuffy. On most Sundays, we join in responsive readings and unison prayers including “The Lord’s Prayer.” We generally sing the Gloria Patri and the Doxology. Those who have grown up in the church will find themselves right at home; those who are new will quickly catch on and begin to appreciate the way in which these traditions help us focus our thoughts on God. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and all are invited to participate.

Music: We use a variety of music, though more often classical and traditional than pop or contemporary. We have no praise band, but our Fazioli piano and Letourneau organ are world-class instruments that make a definite impression.

Choir: Our choir of more than a dozen voices sings September through May. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join the choir for practice Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.  Small groups and individuals provide special music in the summer.

Sermons: The pastor’s 20-25 minute message is consistently thoughtful and interesting. Podcasts of recent sermons are available online.

Information

Worship Service
Sunday 10:30 a.m.

Church Activities ( Many church activities are currently on hold. Please call Church Office for details information)

Contemporary  Discussion at 9:30 a.m. Currently on hold

Every Sunday morning in the Clough Room we come together to talk about controversial issues and practice civility toward those who differ from us. Most issues are more complicated than we are led to believe.

Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. 

Every Wednesday Pastor Dave discusses the upcoming Sunday scriptures.

Men's Breakfast at 8: 30 a.m. Currently on hold

The third Tuesday of each month (Poor Richard's Cafe, 1105 E.Crosstown, Kalamazoo) 

Women's Bible Study at 5:30 p.m. Currently on hold

The third Wednesday of each month ( Professional Offices, 3608 South Burdick Street,  Kalamazoo)

Address
315 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007


269-345-2195 (office)
269-345-2046 (fax)
email:office@fbckazoo.org

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - Noon / 1 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.  
Friday by appointment only
CLOSED - Saturday

Only for an Emergency or Pastoral care, Please Call ( 773-983-8782)