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.
On Saturday March 21, 18 members of our congregation served lunch to 100 women and children at COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) in downtown Detroit. During the preceding week, 11 members cooked 12 gallons of beef and barley soup, 12 baked cookies, others shopped for bread, cheese, fruit and beverages. A healthy lunch was prepared for those who need our assistance in a city that has more children living in extreme poverty than any of the nation’s 50 largest cities. (Kids Count)
Steward of Outreach
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A couple of years ago, I was given an address to deliver winter clothing, hats and gloves that had been collected for the homeless. The address was a multistory building on Peterboro Street in Detroit with a sign C.O.T.S. (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) over the door. As I went in, I expected to see a homeless shelter for men with emotional or substance issues, but to my surprise what I saw were women and children and families, and I began to learn about homelessness in Detroit.
On any given night, there are more than 16,000 homeless in Detroit; one-third of them are children. For the majority, 90%, homelessness is temporary. The metro Detroit area is home to a great number of families and individuals who live paycheck to paycheck: any interruption such as a layoff or sickness, can very often lead to the street.
For more than 30 years, COTS has served the most vulnerable in our community.
COTS' Emergency Shelter operates at capacity throughout the year, offering programs and providing services for more than 800 men, women and children daily.
Aside from emergency shelter, C.O.T.S also offers:
We should be proud of the role that Grosse Pointe Congregational Church has played in supporting C.O.T.S for many years, as a recipient of financial support through our outreach mission. For the month of March 2015 C.O.T.S will be our outreach recipient. This year we hope to support the good work being done here with not only financial support (in blue or yellow outreach envelopes) but also boots on the ground.
As part of our Lenten project we as a congregation will be preparing and serving lunch to 100-120 women and children at C.O.T.S on March 21, between 11:30 – 12:30pm. We are looking for volunteers to make soup, bake cookies and serve the lunch. Please contact Diane Strickler or Cathy Leverenz or sign up outside the office.
C.O.T.S is located at 26 Peterboro between Cass and Woodward near the Detroit Medical Center. Transportation for this will be organized from GPCC. Please mark the date and lend a hand to our neighbors in need.
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!
|Sat Mar 28 @10:00AM - 12:00PM|
Children's Drawing & Painting GPAC
|Sat Mar 28 @11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Frank Penirian, Jr Memorial Service
|Sun Mar 29 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sun Mar 29 @11:00AM - 01:00PM|
Oil Painting GPAC
|Sun Mar 29 @11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Final Sunday Feast
|Sun Mar 29 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM|
Watercolor Studio GPAC
|Mon Mar 30 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM|
Paper Power GPAC
|Mon Mar 30 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM|
Pen & Ink GPAC
|Mon Mar 30 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM|
|Tue Mar 31 @11:00AM - 01:00PM|
Drawing the Face GPAC