'Invitation to Psalms' Bible Study

Starting on Wednesday, February 4, in the Conference Room at 10:00 AM.  We will study Psalms using the 10-week course from the Disciple Bible Study series.  Get your book from Susan Hugel to be ready for the first chapter, “Word of God, Words of Prayer.”  Questions?  Contact Susan Hugel. 

Worship   10:00 am

01-04-15    “Universal Discovery”    Ephesians 1:3-14

01-11-15    “Passport Ready”          Mark 1:4-11

01-18-15    "Traveling Shoes"         Galatians 5:13-15

01-25-15     “Not Geniuses”             Mark 1:14-20

The ‘We Love Mac & Cheese’ Extravaganza…

February 8 – Brunch Bash

Winter is great for comfort food... so it is time for a smorgasbord of great Mac & Cheese…veggies & salad on the side & Valentine cookies for the sweet tooth.

We are ‘hiring new cooks’…  so this is your chance to show off…

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MLK SUNDAY for greater equity and justice...

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History: the confirmands, their families, and friends tour the Wright Museum.   
 

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

The Shower of Stoles Exhibition
The Shower of Stoles is a collection of hundreds of liturgical stoles representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. This extraordinary collection celebrates the gifts of GLBT persons who serve God in countless ways, while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies.

“You did not know me, for I hid in fear and secrecy…”
“I have been your pastor for 10 years…  teaching your children and youth… marrying your brides and grooms with laughter and joy… burying your loved ones with tears and shared grief…. studying the Bible together, exploring God's word for our lives….living the Christian life together, traveling God's journey together.
Yet, you did not know me, for I hid in fear and secrecy. And when, finally, God sent me the love of my life, when we committed ourselves in faith and covenant to live together in love, You reject me!”
--An anonymous gay pastor and sixth-generation Presbyterian who resigned his ministry at a Minneapolis church so he could live openly with his partner.


The Shower of Stoles Exhibition

Opening Reception Event     
March 1    Sunday   3- 5 pm    Light Refreshments    
Closing Event    
March 14    Saturday 3-5 pm    Light refreshments

Regular Dates    March 2 – 13, 2015    10 am – 7 pm

Exhibition Location    Affirmations
                                   290 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220, Ferndale

Our Capital Journey continues….
With Giant Steps completed –
Our Sanctuary roof has been replaced and new skylights are installed.
Our Parking Lot has been resurfaced and striped.

And Planning for kitchen updates is well underway.

Your generosity makes it all possible. With over $400,000 received so far, we are more than half way to the $672,000 pledged, just 1-year into our three year journey.

Thanks to all and also to our CapIT Committee for their dedication and perseverance! So let's celebrate surpassing the halfway mark and completion of two huge goals!

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