GPCC Employment Opportunity
Business Administrator – Grosse Pointe Congregational Church
Minimum 15-20 hours/week. Works closely with staff and the local community. Those with management, organization, and communication skills are encouraged to apply.
June Outreach – Grosse Pointe Congregational Church’s Food Ministry
Our church’s food ministry outreach evolved out of our church cottage meetings, New Beginnings, in 2016. We identified our target audience as “silver sophisticate” in our community. Silver sophisticates comprise the neighborhood around the church. Silver sophisticates are upwardly mobile with adequate to upper income. They are singles (divorce, widowed or never married) or couples (married or living together, same or opposite sex, related or non related).Our interest in local community well-being led us to choose a food ministry. We hope to foster good mental and physical health. Fellowship leads to healthier well-being, less isolation and depression through social contacts and activities. Those who engage in community dining eat more and are less isolated. Conversation breaks through depression.
Our food ministry started out as a first-Wednesday-of-the-month evening Community Potluck for our church family, neighbors and friends, with a pair of local musicians on stage. That was November 2016. A lively conversation between friends and strangers ensued and we soon became friends. It is a concern that some might be unable to attend at night because of night blindness or visual problems. We therefore, need, and have gotten, some volunteer drivers. We then started a third- Wednesday-of-the-month free Soup and Sandwich Luncheon With Coloring Meditation late winter, 2017. Our summer luncheon soups will feature "cold" soups, starting with May – Strawberry Soup. Our luncheons also utilize an adult coloring activity to soothe the senses.
The night potlucks and the free luncheons are intended to enhance our community involvement, but we need more participation by church members to make it effective. Please join us for a meal, or bring or send a friend or neighbor! The April 30th Sunday Bulletin contained an informative flyer about both meal ministries, we hope you put it on your refrigerator or gave it to an interested friend! It is not coincidental that this is a way to introduce new people to our church. If you need more flyers, please contact the church office. We are still young, approximately 8 - 10 join us at the potlucks and 1 - 3 at the luncheons. We forsee growth. Your financial support will allow for the purchase of food, supplies, and musician rental.
Darlynne Pierzynski, Food Ministry Supervisor.
Welcome to Grose Pointe Congregational Church. At Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, or GPCC, I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Thank you for dropping by via your browser. GPCC is a church on-fire with the power and love of the Holy Spirit. Through God's wondrous love, we are a caring congregation: caring for the spiritual and hunger needs of our members and non-members.
We feed spritual hunger pains through music in Sunday worship, and thorugh our art gallery, which changes every 1-2 months. Please visit our Facebook Arts Ministry page for upcoming events and information.
Our congregation is part of the United Church of Christ (www.ucc.org) family and we come from all walks of life to center our lives and hearts on God. Each week the services adn sermons encoaurge us to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we discern what we believe we hear the Still-Speaking God saying.
If you are looking for a church family, we'd love to adopt you as a brother or sister in Christ. We also invite you to listen to our weekly sermons, and if your life is changed or you are inspired by God to give to our ministries, please click here: DONATION.
Rev. Richard Yeager-Stiver
GPCC's COMMUNITY POTLUCKS are meals with friends, old and new. Potluck or goodwill donation. We will often feature live music. Please plan to attend, members and non-members are welcome!
The meals take place on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm.
Our upcoming meals take place on June 7, July 5, August 2, and September 6.