It all Starts on SundaysAn easy way to get to know our church is to attend a Sunday morning service (Sundays, 10:00 a.m.). Our worship services are shaped around the preaching and reading of the Bible. Every service brings a specific Bible passage to life through our sermon, music, prayers and readings. At First Church we worship in a “liturgical” style, which means every service includes elements that represent God’s words for us and our response to God. Our worship services are highly interactive, with classic hymns, contemporary songs, responsive readings and prayers, and a message that explains the Bible in context and relates it to our culture.
Our worship services are accessible to participants of all ages. If you have younger children, we provide up-to-date, well-staffed nursery facilities, as well as a concurrent worship service for young children.
Personal interaction and relationship building are an important part of Sunday morning gatherings at First Church. We enjoy a coffee hour following every worship service, and invite you to join us, ask questions about our programs and services, and get to know our community.
Learn about God through reflective, relevant Bible teaching. Meet God through engaging, accessible worship services.
Jesus teaches that the best way to experience his love is to love each other. We commit ourselves to healthy relationships, reconciliation, and service inside and outside the church.
We celebrate the sacrament of communion twice monthly as a reminder of our new life and unity with Christ and each other.
Jesus teaches that God is a loving Father who invites us to bring our joys and cares to him in prayer. Individual prayer reminds us we are God's children; community prayer unites us as a family of faith.
Our nursery facilities are up-to-date, and staffed by capable, caring volunteers.
First Church supports families in our community through affordable, top-quality preschool and daycare. Learn more: click here.
Kids ages 3 through 2nd grade attend a children's worship service that teaches the Bible and the rhythms of Christian worship. More here: click here.
- First Christian Reformed Church of Detroit is part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. We believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ applies to all of life. And that Christian faith transforms lives, culture, and communities. Learn more about our denomination and theological tradition here: https://www.crcna.org/
First Church Staff
Ben Van Arragon has served First Church as pastor since December, 2008. He holds degrees in psycholo
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