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Our Church is more than just a building...
... it is a place where we can communicate with God.
We are a vibrant community of faith where everyone can participate.
Is Grosse Pointe Congregational the kind of church you can get involved in? We would love to have you visit and find out!
We are from all walks of life and from many parts of the journey. Our common faith brings us together to share and care for each other.
Our Toy Box Christmas Project
This year Grosse Pointe Congregational Church will partner with Trinity-St. Mark’s UCC in Southwest Detroit to provide toys and games for families that need assistance to provide Christmas gifts for their children.
Twelve years ago, members of Trinity-St. Mark’s provided a toy ‘store’ for 3 families who could not afford Christmas gifts for their children. Last year the church ‘store’ provided gifts for more than 900 children in Southwest Detroit. Other churches, businesses and organizations help to provide toys, family games, books, outdoor toys and craft projects for children ages 5 to 12 years old.
Trinity-St. Mark’s works with the teachers at Bennett Elementary School to identify families that will need help over the holidays. Letters are sent to those families who then make an appointment to ‘shop’ on a specific day, this year Thursday Dec. 18. Just the parents come to choose the toys, giving them the opportunity to choose gifts they know their children will like and to keep the surprise until Christmas morning.
There are 3 ways members of Grosse Pointe Congregational Church can participate:
Purchase toys, games, craft projects and books for children ages 5 to 12 years and deliver, unwrapped, to our church by Sunday Dec. 14.
Contribute financially. Shopping is done by church store staff at the last minute to assure there is a balance of toys. Place donations in yellow or blue envelope and mark Christmas Toy Box.
Volunteer to assist with the store set up, probably on Tuesday Dec. 16.
We look forward to our church’s active and generous participation in the Toy Box Project. Thank you.
Diane S., Mark G., Dick H., Cathy L. and Phyllis O.
56th Annual CHRISTMAS FAMILY WORKSHOP 2014
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5TH, 7 – 9 PM
SOME CRAFTS ARE LIMITED, SIGN UP EARLY!
DEADLINE TO TURN IN ORDER FORMS IS 1 pm, NOVEMBER 30 TH!
FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE 6:30 – 7:30 pm
|SMALL CHILD TO ADULT|
|Advent Tree||10 min. early & 15 min. later||$7.00||_____||________|
|Stained-glass Ornament||20 min.||$ 0.25||_____||________|
|Picture Frame||10 min.||$ 0.50||_____||________|
|Magazine Tree||15 min.||$ 0.25||_____||________|
|Beaded Candy Cane & Wreath||25 min.||$ 1.00||_____||________|
|Cookie Decorating (plate of 3)||10 min.||Free||_____||Free|
|Christmas Card Plaque||10 min.||$ 1.00||_____||________|
|ADULTS & TEENS (Skill Level: hot glue gun)|
|Snowman Banner||10 min. early & 10 min later||$ 1.50||_____||________|
|Card Hanger||15 min.||$ 4.00||_____||________|
(Please make checks payable to: Anna Wuerfel)
Family name: ___________________ Number of children using the nursery: ______
Place order forms and checks in CFW box inside church office.
Questions? Call Anna at 313-885-2440
Remember: Bring a box(es) to transport your crafts home safely!
Names of those attending:
Experience a new tradition with your family this year and enjoy Thanksgiving with warmth and inclusiveness. Grosse Pointe Congregational Church brings you a Thanksgiving Service that will inspire your holidays. All are welcome to share in the richness of this event, Monday November 24th, 2014 at 240 Chalfonte Avenue in Grosse Pointe Farms.
Could you face a Michigan winter without a warm coat? In the metro Detroit area, including the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, thousands of needy children do not have adequate clothing and are at risk when the temperatures drop. However, thanks to Operation Warm each of these children can be warm and toasty as they brave the cold this winter. Children with coats will stand at the school bus stop and thus get to school!
Operation Warm is a local effort with national roots. The metro area project began in 2012 when the Grosse Pointe Rotary, Grosse Pointe Sunrise Rotary, Detroit Rotary and Detroit A.M. Rotary combined resources to promote the program and raise funds. Coats are purchased from the national clearinghouse at a cost of approximately $20 per coat. In 2012 and 2013, 6,698 coats were purchased and distributed to agencies and schools in the metro area. These include Crossroads of Michigan, the National School Lunch Program in Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods, For the Seventh Generation, the Children’s Center of Detroit, Northeast Guidance Center, and Matrix Human Services.
Mary Honsel, Crossroads’ Executive Director, says, “We are very grateful for the coats we receive from Rotary and Operation Warm. Detroit’s winters can be cruel to the poor and extreme poverty hits children especially hard. This program meets a basic need for the clients we serve. The smiles on the faces of the boys and girls when they receive these brand new coats can light up a room.”
The goal of Operation Warm 2014 is to raise funds that will provide the resources to purchase and distribute 4,000 coats before December 1. I hope members of Grosse Pointe Congregational will continue their generosity, shown in the past two years. A donation of only $20 will buy a coat for a child and have a huge impact on that child’s well being. Please use the blue or yellow envelope and mark it for Operation Warm. Thank you.
We are excited about our Among Friends events for the upcoming season. These activities are open to all adults at Grosse Pointe Congregational Church. Please bring your friends and join us for fellowship and fun.
Saturday, November 8th: Players event.
Saturday, December 13th: Christmas Party - details to follow
Saturday, January 17th: "I Love Lucy" at the Macomb Theater at 7 pm. $54 per person; cocktails and appetizers at 5 pm at the home of Skip and Martha.
Sunday, February 1st: Super Bowl party at the home of Dave and Mary.
Saturday, May 3rd: Kentucky Derby party at the home of Chapman and Pat.
Saturday, June 27th: Clinton River Cruise; dinner will be served on the boat.
Sunday, July 12th: Planning party at the home of Mark and Carol
Grosse Pointe Congregational Church
invites you to join instructor Jason Graves for
Hatha Flow Yoga
Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 pm
Saturday mornings 8-9 am
All ages and skill levels welcome!
|Wed Nov 26 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM|
|Sat Nov 29 @ 8:00AM - 09:00AM|
|Sun Nov 30 @12:00AM|
|Sun Nov 30 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sun Nov 30 @11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Final Sunday Feast
|Mon Dec 01 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM|
|Mon Dec 01 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM|
|Tue Dec 02 @ 9:30AM - |
Women's Fellowship Board
|Tue Dec 02 @ 6:00PM - 10:00PM|
|Tue Dec 02 @ 7:00PM - |
Responsible for leading the Teen Haven program to provide Christian education for teens in grades 7 to 12 in a growing congregation. Lead weekly discussion of relevant topics, as well as help the teens grow in their Christian faith through community service ("faith into action").
Children's Ministries Director
Responsible for development, selection, or creation of age appropriate program curricula to provide Christian education for children age 4 through 6th grade in a growing congregation. Foster knowledge of Bible stories and other core concepts, such as the Lord's Prayer and teaching what it means to be a Christian, as well as help the children grow in their Christian faith through community service ("faith into action").
|Sun Nov 30 @12:00AM|