August Outreach 2022
Today, 60 percent of Detroit children under five live in poverty with the majority of kids not ready for kindergarten. By third grade, only 14 percent read at grade level. Literacy is a gateway out of poverty. Added to this is the fact that 30,000 of the city’s children have no learning and care
options in their near future. Brilliant Detroit was created in 2015 to provide a radically newapproach to kindergarten readiness in neighborhoods. The idea was to create a unique delivery model to early childhood development by buying abandoned houses to create early child and family centers in neighborhoods. Brilliant Detroit homes provide holistic services for kids 0-8 predicated on evidence-based programs around health, family support, and education. They are currently operating in16 high need neighborhoods in Detroit with plans to expand to 8 more neighborhoods
in the next 4 years.
You can support the children and families of Detroit in one of two ways: (1) by putting a donation in the collection plate and marking it with Brilliant Detroit on Sunday mornings, or (2) by making an online donation at gpcong.org (select “Make a Gift” from the home page, then select “Monthly Outreach” on the online donation page). We hope that you will give generously to support Brilliant Detroit and their mission to help assure school readiness for Detroit children, and provide needed support for families.
With Our Gratitude,
Catherine F. & Allison G.
Welcome to Grosse 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