Rockwood First Congregational Church has had a long spiritual and physical presence in the city of Rockwood, Michigan. Officially established on April 4, 1886, the church has influenced many saints in our community and the communities around us for over 130 years.
Rockwood First Congregational Church is a free and autonomous Christian community that is not subject to any denominational hierarchy. We do fellowship in association with the National Association of Congregational Churches, the Michigan Conference of Congregational Churches, and the Southeast Michigan Association of Congregational Church. Through these associations we offer mutual support to one another in following the Congregational Way.
Our spiritual heritage dates back to the Pilgrims, who came to America on the Mayflower in 1620 for the purpose to worship God free from ecclesiastical or state control.
Our Faith – We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, the complete revelation of His will and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Savior from sin for all who believe in Him.
Our Freedom – Congregational churches derive their name from the prominence given the congregation in the church life. Under the guidance of Christ, the congregation determines its own activities and administers its own affairs free from outside interference or control.
Our Mission Statement – We, the members of Rockwood First Congregational Church, as a fellowship of God loving people are: united in glorifying God; committed to teaching, learning and sharing in Christ’s Word; and determined to live our faith, so that others will come to know Him.
Our Communion – We have an open table of Communion, meaning that all are invited to partake in the Lord’s Supper and are only subject to self-examination to determine one’s worthiness to partake. Our Communion service is normally observed on the first Sunday of each month and at other special times in the year.