sundays at fccem

Here's a summary of what you can expect on Sunday mornings at FCCEM:  (NOTE: Incidentally, in case you insist that we have one, the "dress code" for all of our Sunday morning activities - for basically every aspect of our ministry - is "Come as you are.") 

  • Sunday groups - 9:00 a.m.

    We currently offer one of the best Bible studies you will find in any church, anywhere.

    That's a bold claim, we know, but we think it's an accurate description of our 9:00 a.m. Sunday group whose focus since July 2019 has been the question, "Was Jesus God"? You might think that's a simple question, but participants in our Bible study group, which has reviewed 450 New Testament texts and is closing in on the end of its review of about 140 Old Testament texts would likely disagree. 

    If you want a challenging Bible study in the company of people who love to go deep into the Word AND laugh hard as they do so (the group has a really good time every Sunday), under the leadership of a pastor who's both an informed Bible student and a gifted and funny discussion starter, this Sunday group is for you. 

    You can download the list of New- and Old Testament texts the group has or will review from our downloads page at THIS LINK. And incidentally, though the group has only a few months left in its review of Bible texts, it still has plenty to accomplish in its study since after the Scripture it will view and discuss a provocative 24-part video series called "How Jesus Became God" before devoting several Sundays to an analysis of what its study discovered and an effort to draw conclusions based on it. We'd love for you to join us!

  • Coffee & conversation - 10:00 a.m.

    In the half-hour between the end of our Bible study session and the beginning of Sunday worship, we gather informally around the tables of our fellowship hall to enjoy the company and the refreshments provided by volunteers. It's a great way to get to know people and put yourself in a good spirit to worship. 

  • Sunday worship -  10:30 A.M.

    We believe our worship is casual and friendly, but also intentional and passionate. As worshipers, we're fragile, wounded people who need grace, mercy, compassion, and forgiveness as much as anyone, and who come together in a search for and in praise of the God we know provides them all. In worship we sing, we pray, we hear the Word proclaimed, and most importantly, we are part of the Body of Christ.

    • You don't have to know what you believe in order to benefit from our worship
    • You don't have to be a Bible scholar to connect to and learn from Bill Coley's sermons
    • You don't have to be a model citizen to fit in with the people of our church
    • You only have to be yourself - the imperfect, much-loved person God made you to be. If you're willing to be yourself, we think you'll feel welcome and included at FCCEM. We hope you'll join us for Sunday morning.

    NOTE: And if you can't join us in person (or want to visit without making a trip) you can join us by phone, listening live to the Sunday service via our church's conference call service). Connection to that service is a simple three step process, the details of which you can find HERE. Simply connect at anytime after 10:20 a.m. or so on a Sunday. Our pastor, Bill Coley, will come on the line near 10:30 a.m. to welcome all callers, receive any prayer concerns, and lead the group in pre-worship prayer.

    ANOTHER NOTE: And if you want a sense of what sermons sound like when presented by Bill Coley, visit our sermons page at which you can listen to more than 100 sermons from the last three years. Find that page HERE.