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Our Mission

The Mission of the Friends of First Living Museum is to provide transformational learning opportunities that result in positive change in the lives of the “young in age” and the “young at heart.” It does this by providing interactive, “hands on,” living experiences which result in more confident, competent, caring individuals with increased understanding and respect for all cultures, races, and religions.

General Goal
The Friends of First Living Museum will be an organization that is:

  • Visually stunning,
  • Smoothly running,
  • Deficit-free

Through which the face of God can clearly be seen.

Latest News
The Story of The Flight to Freedom: Underground Railroad Living Museum

As told by Rev. Dr. Lottie Jones-Hood This interview with Rev. Lottie was conducted on January 23, 2003, exactly a week before the Grand Opening of the Underground Railroad Living Museum and the Angel’s Wind Conference Centre. We had agreed to talk about the process of developing the museum, and about why the project is […]

The Church
First Congregational Church of Detroit churchExperience over 159 years of history and the unique architectural design of this spiritually significant church located on the corner of Woodward and Forest Avenues in Detroit.
Programs
The Underground Railroad Tour
ugrrAs one of the national forerunners in the Anti-slavery movement, the Congregational Church has a rich history in the Underground Railroad nationally.
B.A.B.E.S. World
babesAn interactive Children's Museum with the promotion of good health, the development of productive living skills, and the prevention of unproductive behaviors as its focus.
Center for Transformational Learning
Program that develops and host workshops, retreats, seminars, and classes that invite you to see with new eyes, create new possibilities, and act with insight and wisdom.
Services
Hospitality Ministry
First Congregational Church of Detroit's catering service and banquet facilities can add a beautiful atmosphere to your next special event.
Perfect Meeting Package
Choose from an array of Experiences: A Plan for Every Party, A Budget for Every Body, Fun for Every Family, A few hours or several days, and/or One room or the entire Building.