Our Church is more than just a building...
... it is a place where we can communicate with God.
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.
Facing a Michigan winter without a warm coat is a daunting thought for most of us but a reality for many children in Southeast Michigan. In the metro Detroit area, including the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods, thousands of needy children do not have adequate clothing. However, thanks to Operation Warm, 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. From 2012 through 2014, over 10,000 coats have been 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.
Sherry McRill, President and CEO of Northeast Guidance Center states “this annual event has far reaching effects beyond the gift of warmth. Not having a coat impacts health and literacy. One child wrote a thank you note to say that without her new coat she would have had to wear her dad’s coat. Self- esteem is important too.
The goal of Operation Warm 2015 is to raise funds that will provide the resources to purchase and distribute 4,000 coats. I hope members of Grosse Pointe Congregational will continue their generosity, shown in the past three 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.
Please join us for brunch as we celebrate this special anniversary on Sunday, October 11th at Lochmoor Club on Sunningdale Drive in Grosse Pointe Woods. The festivities begin at NOON. A sign-up sheet will be located outside the church office. Reservations can also be made by calling Martha & Skip S. The brunch will be free to all church members and their children, however, RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE IN ORDER TO ATTEND; there will be a cash bar. The deadline to sign up is Sunday October 4th. Any questions call Martha & Skip S. or Pat M.
The Tuesdsay “Unbinding Your Heart Study Group” has begun!
Pastor Richard will lead this weekly study for seven weeks at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Church Lounge. This study, a discussion on our faith and how we encounter God, is for anyone who has not already gone through it before and a refresher for those who did. Books are available at the meeting
September 13, 10am Welcome Home Sunday with Communion, 11:30am Ice Cream Social, 12pm Slip and Slide Kickball Game
September 20, 10am Blessing of the Animals Service
September 27, 10am Worship; 11am Rummage Sale Collection Begins
October 4 10am World Communion Sunday
October 11, 10am Stewardship Sunday Presentation
October 18, 10am Old Hymn Sunday
October 25, 10am All Saint's Sunday
November 1, 10am Worship with Communion
November 8, 10am Stewardship Sunday Pledge Cards Collected
November 22, 10am Worship
November 23, 7pm, Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
November 29, 10am First Sunday of Advent, 11am Final Feast
December 6, 10am Worship and Communion; Second Sunday of Advent
December 13, 10am Christmas Pageant and Third Sunday of Advent
December 20, 10am Worship and Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 24, 5pm Christmas Eve Family Service 11pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
|Sun Oct 04 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sun Oct 04 @11:00AM - 12:00PM|
New Membership Class
|Mon Oct 05 @ 7:00PM - |
|Tue Oct 06 @ 6:30PM - 07:30PM|
Unbinding Book Series
|Tue Oct 06 @ 6:30PM - 10:30PM|
|Wed Oct 07 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
Habitat Grosse Pointe Partners Meeting
|Wed Oct 07 @ 7:00PM - |
Board of Stewards Meeting
|Thu Oct 08 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM|
UCC Seeds Bible Study
|Sun Oct 11 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sun Oct 11 @11:00AM - 11:45AM|