The video shows the highlights of the 100 year history of Faith Covenant Church, now in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
The 'church' was started in Detroit in 1914 by a Swedish immigrant, Oscar Palm—in his home with 12 other people—and it was called the "Swedish Mission Society." The services were in Swedish.
The membership outgrew his home, and they purchased the 14th Street Baptist Church in 1916.
In 1938, all services were conducted in English.
Membership growth dictated moving to a larger church. Now called the "Evangelical Church of Detroit," they purchased the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Detroit in 1941.
In 1951, 37 members left to start a new church, "Dearborn Covenant," in Dearborn, Michigan.
Continual growth in the Metro Detroit area "suburbs" prompted them to build a new church in the very most northern part of the city of Detroit in 1958. A few years later, 16 members started a church, "Bethany Covenant," in a northern suburb called Warren.
Following the explosive growth of the suburbs to the west, they built a new church in Farmington Hills, in 1980. They changed their name to "Faith Covenant Church."
In 2001, 60 members left to start "Christ Covenant Church (C3) in Novi, Michigan.
Faith Covenant continues to be a vibrant, growing congregation in the Farmington Hills location as of 2014.
Over the 100 year period, they were in 5 different locations, had 18 Senior Pastors, confirmed 808 young adults, and diversified the nationalities represented in the congregation from 1 to 21.
The "centennial verse" they selected from Scripture is Psalm 89:1:
"I will sing of the Lord's great love forever; With my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations."
The "centennial hymn" is "O God, Our Help In Ages Past." [ Here's the song with the lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
A member that grew up in the church, Jerry Jacoby, wrote a special "centennial song" that has a theme coordinated with the 'slogan' of the church, "Where Is It Written." He called his version, "It Is Written." [ Hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
For more information about Faith Covenant Church, visit their web site (they have a special "Centennial Celebration" page on the site):http://www.FaithCovenantChu...
For more information about the 'denomination' Faith Covenant is a part of, "The Evangelical Covenant Church," visit their web site:http://www.CovChurch.org