prayer ministry


Prayer is one of the most vital aspects of First Church. We're devoted to prayer because it aligns us with God's will and we believe God wants to do great things through our church when we pray, both together and in our private lives. Our staff is devoted to praying for the needs of our church family and beyond, and we have a team of people whose hearts are devoted to prayer.

We also invite you to attend community prayer... specific times we get together to pray. Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend and there are two opportunities to do so every week.

We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm, Room 3 for a combination of prayer and Bible study. 

We also meet on Sunday mornings at 9 am in the prayer chapel.

In addition, First Church has a Prayer Chain, activated whenever an immediate need or emergency arises. The Prayer Chain team avails themselves twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. If you have an immediate need to activate the Prayer Chain, call the church office, 269.983.1524 during business hours and the secretary will act on it. When the office is closed during day hours, call Celia Collard at 269.849.2322; after hours call Jean Hayden at 269.849.1242. If you'd like to join the prayer chain, email Pastor Rick and let him know!
And always, after-hours emergency pastoral care: 1.866.695.0501

If you have a specific concern or celebration need that you'd like us to pray for, you can submit it here.



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