Ferndale Pride   May 30 

Show your LGBTQA Pride and Love at the annual street fair in Fabulous Ferndale
Fun and sun is promised!

Sign up to welcome and greet at Signup Genius (choice of  three (3) slots which start at 12:45 and end at 8 pm) 

5/30    Ferndale Pride Festival / Street Fair

Worship   10:00 am

"Fear Not"

Sundays after Easter 2015

“Speaking Out of Ignorance” 
Job 42:1-3 & John 15:12-14 CEB
Memorial Day & Veterans Honored 
“And Are We Yet Alive?”   
Acts 2:1-4 & Micah 3:1-12
Pentecost Observed and the Fear of Leadership
Coming: Summer 2015
Wind in the Trees: Rooted and Reaching


Comma Conversations

June 7:  Bach Sandwich SPECIAL!

Ed Price will offer a Bach sandwich in the choir loft.  Low in calories & saturated fat!  If you drink coffee, you will want to get a cup and bring it up with you.

May 31:  Transformers Update

Catch the latest from the Transformers… readings, thoughts that are 'work-in-process', and more ….and the opportunity to provide your feedback and input.   All are welcome.  (Arlund Room)

Strengthen the Church Special Offering:  Invest in the Vision (May 31)

Strengthen The Church is a special mission offering to re-imagine and build the future of the United Church of Christ.  Funds are shared with the conference and national levels of our church and support youth ministries and full-time leaders for new churches in parts of the country where the UCC voice has not been heard.

Your generosity will plant new churches, awaken new ideas in existing churches and develop the spiritual life in our youth and young adults and award grants to help congregations communicate the "God is still speaking," message.  

Jogs for Justice

Runners, on your mark!  CCB has two upcoming runs for Justice.  The first run is the Rainbow Run on May 30th and is part of the Ferndale Pride festivities (register at http://www.rainbow-run.com/).  Mama Liz is already registered.  The second run is the Detroit World Vision 6k for Water at Kensington Metropark on August 15th (register at http://6kforwater.org/).  Mary Perrin and Mama Liz are registered as individual runners.  Join us for both events.  Run like the wind!

How Did Jesus Come To Be Seen as God?

The Rev. Dr. Bill Fish, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Education at Oakland University and ordained UCC clergyperson, begins leading a Bible Study Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 AM.  Did you know that Jesus's own followers did not conceive of him as divine during his lifetime? Class based on Bart Ehrman’s work, presented on DVD. Class runs for 4 or 5 weeks.  No registration necessary.

Quiet Time

A quiet time for reflection, prayer or meditation before the worship service. 

Drop in Sunday mornings between 9:30 am and 9:55 am in the Arlund Room.

Leading in Social Justice Advocacy...

“Where there is no vision the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18)

This is a new day! We want to come together for the common good in our Greater Detroit region.

Over the last 60 years Metro Detroit’s transit systems have not been best in class. Our current system is not sufficient; many good employees have difficulty getting to their jobs. Many companies face constant turnover, which, of course means time and money.

The Metropolitan Coalition of Congregation (MCC) Transit Task Force was formed because young adults in our congregations insisted that we take this urban and economic challenge seriously, and we heard them! We decided we needed to find allies in local government and the business community who would work with us to bring about change, and we found them! MCC and our Leadership Team planned and organized two regional transit summits to enable deeper engagement with the newly formed RTA as they begin to plan a transit system that supports jobs, healthcare, educational opportunity and economic development.

The summits attracted more than 400 people eager to learn about transit in Metro Detroit. We hope the summits inspire individuals, organizations and institutions to get involved in the transit planning process by hosting or attending a community meeting in your neighborhood, workplace or place of worship with Michael Ford and the RTA. We also hope you’ll join the Detroit Clergy Gathering (DCG) or the Metro Coalition of Congregations to help us continue to build a dynamic and engaged alliance with leaders from the four-county region.

Summary Report of the Harriet Tubman’s Regional Transit Summits

Shown:  Michael Ford and Paul Hillegonds

Our Capital Journey continues…

Projects complete: Sanctuary roof, parking lot and kitchen refurbishment with new stoves and ovens.    

Our current contributions total over $450,000!

Next projects up:  further replacement of roofs, necessary repairs to exterior brick walls, upgrades to the Arlund Room and more.

Thanks to all and also to our CapIT Committee for their dedication and perseverance! 

Visit Capital Journey as we travel on.

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