Party for Planning the Post Easter Worship Experiences: Wear Spring Colors—Saturday, March 14, 9am-Noon
Join Pastor Louise for a party to plan the Worship services for April and May. On a fun-factor scale (of 0 to 10), the last party scored 4.5. We were too serious. Crazier outfits might help. Come, rest, and renew in the company of your brothers and sisters in Christ. Of course there will be food, or my name is not Mama Liz.
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.
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?
02-18-15 “What Competes for Your Sanity/Spirit/Soul?” Mark 8:34-38
2-22-15 “Who Is My Family?” Mark 3:31-35
3-1-15 “What Do You Want Me to Do for You? Mark 10:46-52
3-8-15 “What Does It Mean to be Good? Mark 10:17-22
3-15-15 “Who Do You Say That I Am?” Mark 8:27-30
3-22-15 “What is the Sabbath For Anyway?” Mark 2:23-3:6
3-29-15 “What Were You Arguing About?” Mark 9:33-37
4-02-15 Holy Thursday 6PM
Family Friendly SEDER Dinner with Communion
MCC Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Metro Coalition of Congregations Task Forces will meet at CCB at 7:00 pm on March 10th. All are welcome to attend this meeting of MCC Task Forces: Healthcare, Transit, Human Trafficking and Gun Safety.
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!
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.
Family Communication & Pediatric Psychology - Comma Conversation, March 22
Our very own Dana May, who is pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. While she pursues her degree, she is counseling children with diabetes, sickle cell, and other serious physical and mental illnesses at a local hospital. Dana will be talking about communication within the family and its impact on the psychological well-being of children. She will also give some practical suggestions for talking with children and teens to reduce conflict. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, do not miss this unique opportunity to learn from someone who applies communication techniques on a daily basis in difficult circumstances.
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
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
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 – 3 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.
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.