Mark Your Calanders
Our Annual Lenten Project is Sunday, March 1
We will gather after worship and work until about 2:00. Stay for as little or as long as you like.
In partnership with the Motor City Mitten Mission (MCMM) we will once again be making balls of “plarn” (“plastic yarn”), which will ultimately be knit into mats and pillows for the homeless by the dedicated knitters at MCMM (we at GPCC do not take on the knitting step). This is an all ages, all abilities activity. While the process of making the plarn is not a complicated one, it has many steps. Because of this, there is generally at least one step that a person is capable of doing.
Please note: No bags are needed this year; we already have a bounty of them!
So mark your calendars to join in the fun. It is a great way to sit and socialize with fellow church members while helping an important cause. Please direct any questions to Allison Gudenau or Catherine Fly.
From the Motor City Mitten Mission website:
“Our mats and pillows are made of recycled plastic bags that are then crocheted into mats with a strap, tie, and a pillow. These mats and pillows are ideal for our harsh Michigan elements as they are remarkably comfortable and offer just enough to create a barrier between the ground and the body to help retain body heat while sleeping.
Our mats and pillow project is an activity that helps both the environment as well as the homeless, it is not a difficult task, does not require a set time commitment and is an activity that can even be worked on in the comfort of your own home.”
January & February Outreach: Motorcity Mitten Mission
While most of us are home each evening on a cold Michigan night, in our warm homes enjoying a meal and a cup of coffee or tea, the Motor City Mitten Mission volunteers are out driving the streets of Detroit searching for those outside in the cold and in need of assistance. Every night MCMM distributes food, blankets, socks, boots, and other essentials to the homeless on the streets until their stash runs dry, then they go out and do it again the next night . . . no matter how low the temperature or how high the snow. (MCMM works year-round, too.)
MCMM is a grassroots, local organization born in Grosse Pointe by locals Gail Marlow and Sophan Buffa. It is 100 percent volunteer-driven and a Michigan 501c3 Non-Profit Organization. MCMM is dedicated to helping the homeless, the needy, the sick, and those striving for a better way of life while educating, partnering, and collaborating with a number of other organizations, schools, churches, clubs and businesses. MCMM is known in the community for its “Plarn Farm” sessions held at The Helm and St. Clare of Montefalco, in which plastic grocery bags are woven
into mats and pillows for the homeless.
There are numerous organizations throughout the Metro Detroit area putting their efforts toward helping our homeless and needy. However, many focus on people already in some kind of shelter and/or are getting some kind of assistance while there are hundreds of individuals and families that are living off the grid in hidden areas throughout the city, by the waters, in their cars, under bridges, in fields, etc. These are some of the people that MCMM focuses their outreach on.
Please consider a contribution to this local group doing hands-on outreach in Detroit. Financial gifts may be placed in the blue or yellow envelopes and labeled MCMM. In addition, gently used winter socks and new travel-size personal hygiene products may be placed in the
Outreach bin located on the table just inside the lounge.
GPCC Outreach Committee
Welcome All Building Project Status
The building project has begun! Fences have been erected around the area of the parking lot that construction will occupy. As of Tuesday this week (3/26/19) the parking lot door will not be accessible.
To enter the building you will need to enter through the Lothrop door.
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