South Oakland Shelter -  Week: Oct. 18-25

@ Central Woodward Christian Church in Troy

As co-hosts for the 30 guests, we need volunteers from CCB to make it a success, so please check out the sign-up display outside the sanctuary and join the team. Opportunities for:  morning, evening and overnight hosts, meal preparers and servers, morning and evening drivers, food donors, set-up and tear-down helpers, and launderers.  Sign-up display also features specific shift times and a description of duties.  Questions? Contact Chris Mead. 

The Future of Energy 

Thursday, October 8, 2015   7:00 pm

‘The clean energy revolution is happening right now.  By the final credits, you'll know both how and why renewable energy is the cleanest, quickest, cheapest and safest way to supply all our energy needs.'    Michael Brune, Executive Director, Sierra Club

A powerful documentary that captures renewable energy revolution and what everyday people can do to be part of the solution of climate change.

Discussion following, led by Ethyl Rivera, co-chair Alliance to Halt Fermi 3

Worship   10:00 am

Fall Worship Theme:  Living in God’s Abundance

10/11/15  “Midnight Madness”  Luke 11:5-8

10/18/15  “Mock Me, Maybe”  Matthew 21:28-32

10/25/15  “Crying in Your Coffee”  Luke 18:1-8

11/1/15  “Heart Guard +”  Matthew 18:21-35

11/8/15  “Opting Out”  Luke 12:15-21

11/15/15  “Energy Crisis”  Matthew 25:1-13

11/22/15  “Field Tested”  Luke 15:8-10 & Matthew 13:44-46

Neighbors in Need Offering

October 4 & 11

Neighbors in Need is the UCC's annual offering to support ministries of justice and compassion throughout the United States, including the Council for American Indian Ministries, justice advocacy efforts, and direct service projects funded by the UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries.  Working with members of the UCC Justice and Peace Action Network, a network of thousands of UCC justice and peace activists, Justice and Witness continues its strong policy advocacy work on issues such as the federal budget, voting rights, immigration, healthcare, hate crimes, civil liberties, and environmental justice. 

Baldwin Center Coat, Boots & Blanket Drive

Oct. 11th-25th

Want to be a blessing in someone's life? Need to make room in your closet? Donate those seldom worn, new and gently used coats, boots & blankets to our Annual Baldwin Center Drive. The Baldwin Center distributes these items to Pontiac's marginalized and homeless.  The need is great for men, women and children, all ages & sizes. 

Bell Hops

The adult handbell choir is always looking for musicians who play -- or want to learn to play -- handbells.  High school musicians are welcome.  We have some experienced (and helpful!) ringers who have been playing for decades; and we have some who have just started to play.  EVERYONE HAS TO START SOMETIME!  Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings at 8:15 for several weeks before we play in church.  If you think you would like to join this musical team, please see Alex Cave and let him know you are interested.  He will be happy to give you a preview of bell ringing to let you see if you are interested!

Chancel Choir

The choir is always looking for a few more singers.  If you sing soprano, alto, tenor or bass -- or if you aren't sure what part you sing but love to make music anyway -- please see Alex Cave about joining our choir.  Membership is open to teens and adults.  We rehearse on Wednesday evenings and one Saturday morning each month (Saturday mornings with treats!); and we have a warm-up rehearsal on Sunday mornings before the service.  Consider being part of a team which helps lead the congregation in worship!

Academy of Early Music Concert Series

The Academy of Early Music annually presents some of the finest ensembles from around the globe to Ann Arbor and to Bloomfield Hills.  This year the Academy has selected the CCB as its Bloomfield Hills venue due to the marvelous acoustics in our sanctuary. 

Fall Season's line-up of outstanding concerts:   

The Rose Ensemble (10/3)

Les Delices (10/30)

Aulos Ensemble (11/20). 

For information about these groups (as well as those performing in 2016) and to order tickets, visit:  

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.

Ferndale Pride   2015 

What a day! As we demonstrated our support for marriage equality!

Check out the great ‘wedding’ photos on our Facebook page (before the rains came!)

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.

Listen up!
Miss a sermon? Or want a replay?
Click on the the head phones to access our Sermons/Media page with audio of recent sermons.

21st-Century Confirmation:  An Adventure!  

What do you want your youth to get out of confirmation?  If you are raising a young Christian (ages 10 to 15), you are invited to a conversation about the next confirmation journey.  With input from pastors, parents, and youth, we hope to create a new, more meaning-filled journey—through small, flexible groups that facilitate relationships and enriching experiences.  Please come with your youth to Pastor Louise’s office after fellowship (11:30am-1:00pm) on Rally Day (September 13th).  Help Pastor Louise and Mama Liz plan a journey that grows faith and develops friendships.