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.")
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 who recently concluded a 3-1/2 year, 167 session exploration of the question, "Was Jesus God?" Beginning March 12, the group will turn its attention to another multi-dimensional issue: The afterlife. heaven & hell, salvation (how and from what?). Challenging questions about the eternal destinies of infants and people raised in other religions, among others, will be addressed. You can find out more about the group's study by clicking HERE.
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 authentically funny discussion starter, this Sunday group is for you.
[NOTE: Currently, the Bible study is the only Sunday group we offer. We continue to work for and pray that God will lead us into circumstances that will allow/require us to launch additional groups, including for children and teens.]
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.
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.
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 150 sermons from the last nearly four years. Find that page HERE.
- 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 with or 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 a Sunday morning.