... it is about Fellowship...
... it is about Service...
... it is about being a member of God's Family.
No matter where you are on your faith journey, you are welcome to serve, fellowship, worship and become part of God's family.
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.
Outreach for May 2016
Our Outreach gifts this month will support Kids on the Go, a pediatric nonprofit summer program that provides free physical, occupational and speech therapy for children (ages 3 - 12) with medical diagnosis’s that include down’s syndrome, autism, fragile X syndrome, developmental delays, apraxia, hydrocephalous and cerebral palsy. These children have the opportunity to extend their learning beyond the school year, in a fun and therapeutic setting, thus maintaining their skills through the summer. Over almost 3 months of summer without therapy, newly learned words slip away, the thrill of catching a ball is lost, the triumph of drawing a picture fades and the ability to socialize and make friends with classmates dwindles. The continuity Kids on the Go provides is critical to sustained development.
Kids on the Go has assisted over 1000 families over 18 years. Most programs are held at Assumption Cultural Center and serve special needs children from the Grosse Pointes, St. Clair Shores and Harper Woods
Kids on the Go, founded by Kristy Schena of Grosse Pointe, has been filling the summertime gap for special needs children at no cost since 1999. A program like Kids on the Go is rarely a covered medical benefit and often too costly for private payment. Your donation this month will provide scholarships to allow special needs children to attend a camp that provides physical, academic and social growth as well as fun.
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church has requested our assistance in hosting a refugee family, a single mother with 2 children, from the Ivory Coast. We are tasked with providing supplies for a bathroom – health and hygiene supplies as well as paper products and linen. A basket to receive your gifts will be outside the lounge. Please bring your donations to church in the near future. The family still awaits an apartment or flat but once located, they will move in quickly. Thank you for your support.
6 towel sets (towel, washcloth, hand towel)
3 Toothpastes and 3 toothbrushes
2 Hand soaps (pump)
6 Bars bath soap (Ivory or dial are best)
Simple first aid kit (band aids, neosporin, q tips, Motrin, aspirin, etc)
Shaving cream and disposable razors (for females)
Shower curtain and shower hooks
Shampoo for African hair
Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
Toilet paper (24 rolls)
Tampons / pads
If you have any furniture that you would be willing to donate, please let me know.
Thank you, Diane Strickler
On March 13, 2016 the congregation voted at our Annual Meeting to become an Open and Affirming congregation. We made a covenant to include all people into the life of the congregation adding to our Church By-laws, Article III. "Covenantal Relationships" the following language:
We are banded together as a Christian Church to promote the worship of God, to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to develop in people a consciousness of their relations and duties to God and one another, and to inspire them with love for truth, passion for righteousness, and enthusiasm for service. This community of faith is an open and affirming congregation which seeks to welcome all persons, including those of all races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, family structures, faith backgrounds, abilities and economic circumstances. We pledge our loyalty to Christ and covenant with each other to strive to express His spirit in our individual and corporate life; to live together as Christians and to submit ourselves to the government of this church, working, giving, praying for its increase, its purity, its peace and seeking in every way to make it a power for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
|Sun Jun 26 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sun Jun 26 @11:00AM - 12:00PM|
Final Sunday Feast
|Mon Jun 27 @ 2:00PM - |
Marj Williams Memorial Service
|Tue Jun 28 @ 6:30PM - 10:30PM|
|Sun Jul 03 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Tue Jul 05 @ 6:30PM - 10:30PM|
|Wed Jul 06 @ 7:00PM - |
Board of Stewards Meeting