Confirmation Sunday & Brunch Bash: Youth Fundraiser/Auction

Come celebrate the Confirmation of  Alissa McBride and Matthew Skrzycki on March 29th.  When worship ends (at 11am), the Brunch Bash begins (spaghetti, salad, & bread).   At approximately 11:15am the bake-sale auction begins.  The lively and fun Pat Hoban - is Liz & John’s twenty-three-year-old son - is the auctioneer.  Bid high for your dessert.  All profits from the brunch bash and auction go toward youth mission and activities.  Please come, recognize Alissa & Matthew, and bolster youth engagement at CCB.  Bakers are encouraged to donate baked-goods.

Our Church's Wider Mission Special Offering 
Easter Sunday

While our congregation does so much for the local population, the United Church of Christ can reach out even further with our help.  On Easter Sunday CCB will collect a special offering to fund conferences and national ministries.  Please prayerfully consider your supportive contribution to our denominational mission and ministry. 

Worship   10:00 am

Lent 2015:   “The Questions of Jesus” from the Gospel of Mark
What do we learn from Jesus' questions that we need for our lives?  

3-29-15     “What Were You Arguing About?”    Mark 9:33-37

4-02-15      Holy Thursday     6PM
Family Friendly SEDER Dinner with Communion

A Family Friendly Experience
Holy Thursday Passover/Seder Supper @ CCB 

6:30pm April 2, 2015
Come experience the sacred Seder meal which Jesus celebrated with his disciples the night he instituted the sacrament of communion.  Food will be served family style.  Children have an important role to play! 
Don't miss this opportunity!

Make your voice heard!
Tell the RTA where you need and want to go on public transit! 

Your opportunity to meet:
Regional Transit Authority CEO Michael Ford for a Community Listening Session

Michael Ford and the RTA team will be on hand to listen and discuss how a good regional transit system can best serve residents and businesses in southeast Michigan. Make sure your voice is heard as the RTA begins to plan a regional transit system to connect Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties including the City of Detroit.


Tuesday April 7, 2015 
7pm 

Congregational Church of Birmingham UCC
1000 Cranbrook Road 
(Just west of Woodward on Cranbrook Road) 
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Marque su calendario! Ahorre la fecha! 
Sunday May 3 - Cinco de Mayo

Celebramos la cocina mexicana, la cultura, la danza y la música! 
Para toda la familia!
Save the Date!  Mark your calendar!

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.

Mark Your Calendars for our 
Annual Rummage Sale!

Tues, April 21    5 PM - 8 PM        Opening Night - 25% Markup on Prices
Wed, April 22     11 AM - 3 PM       Regular Sale
                         3 – 4 pm              Closed
                         4 PM - 7 PM        Bag Sale & ½ Price

Know Us Project Training

What is it like to live in a world of social stigma and discrimination that supports and reinforces inequality?

KUP training helps prepare lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and their allies to have personal and effective conversations with friends and family members about the emotional impact of stigma and discrimination.

Date        April 26   (Sunday)
Time        1 pm – 4 pm

Attendance is limited, so please register online now.    

Improving the Quality of Life and Opportunities for LGBT People – One Conversation at a Time.

An educational program of the Michigan Project for Informed Public Policy 

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

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.   
 

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 the kitchen updates are in process.

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!

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.

'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.