Welcome to FCC!
We are a spiritually-diverse congregation where God is still speaking. We affirm all who seek to follow Jesus’ way and share their gifts in service to the church and wider world, regardless of race, physical or mental capabilities, socio-economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Whoever you are, wherever you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
Founded in 1845 (first church in Sheboygan), our purpose “includes worshiping God, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrating the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, striving for justice and peace, and desiring Christian fellowship and unity within our church and the Church Universal. We seek to know the will of God as taught in the Holy Scriptures, and in our purpose to walk in the ways of the Lord, made known and to be made known to us.” (By-laws)
While our governance is vested in the members (about 508 of us), we look to Jesus Christ as the head of the church.
The pastors teach and encourage the members to practice these “marks of discipleship”: Daily Prayer, Weekly Worship, Reading the Bible (we “take it seriously but not literally”), Giving of Time/Talent/Treasure, Serving In and Beyond the church, and Being part of a Small Group or Ministry team.
We believe that all the Christians are called to be “ministers.” Each one of us has a primary “arena” of ministry; for some it might be in the church (as for us pastors); for others, that primary arena of ministry will be the home, the workplace, or the wider community.
If you are looking for a church home, we invite you to come visit us on a Sunday, attend any of our programs, or call to make an appointment to speak to one of the pastors.