We, at the First Congregational Church, believe in the teaching of Jesus Christ
and witnessing His love to one another and the community.
Worship Services -- Our worship service is a warm, more traditional/blended style service in an historic meeting house with modern conveniences: handicapped accessibility and air conditioning. We welcome all to our worship. Our youth are active participants in our worship and any who profess Jesus Christ as Lord are invited to share in our communion celebration. Worship services held Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
We are a family oriented, traditional style church family with open arms and open hearts. We enjoy many of the traditional kinds of things: potlucks, church picnics, Sunday school, outings together, and cookies and coffee following worship. However, we are open to new ideas and enjoy new opportunities to worship and serve. We cater to special needs and embrace diversity. Everyone is welcome.
Reverend Dr. Marilyn Danielson began her ministry at First Congregational Church of Portland in February of 1998. She previously served for one year unofficially as pastor at Rockwood First Congregational Church in Rockwood, Michigan
She has numerous degrees, including a B.A. in Family Life Education, Spring Arbor College; Master of Divinity in Pastor Counseling and Doctor of Ministry, Ashland Theological Seminary, and alumni of the Pastors of Excellence Program from Ashland Theological Seminary.
She was born and raised in the Detroit area. From a large family herself, Pastor Marilyn is married with three grown children and eleven grandchildren.