... it is about Fellowship...
... it is about Service...
... it is about being a member of God's Family.
No matter where you are on your faith journey, you are welcome to serve, fellowship, worship and become part of God's family.
Is Grosse Pointe Congregational the kind of church you can get involved in?
We would love to have you visit and find out!
We are from all walks of life and from many parts of the journey. Our common faith brings us together to share and care for each other.
The Family Center of Grosse Pointe & Harper Woods
Our Outreach Project for the month of May is The Family Center of Grosse Pointe and Harper Woods. The award-winning Family Center celebrated fifteen years of service in 2015 and on June 2 will be holding an Anniversary Celebration at the historic Charles Lambert home on Ridge Road. More information will be available, but we’d love to have you join us for this special celebration!
With the support of community members such as you, the Ask the Expert Talks, Articles, and Videos of The Family Center programs continue to reach a wide audience; familycenterweb.org provided one million page views in the past twelve months; and nearly 100 Association of Professionals members form a valuable referral network. The Family Center serves as the compass guiding those in need to the resources necessary to navigate all of life’s challenges.
There was a wonderful turn-out of support in March at the War Memorial for author and veteran journalist Sam Quinones speaking on the heartbreaking epidemic of opiate drug use in America. Follow up discussions were held in mid-April on prevention including tools for parents and community members, and other programs on aging parents, pediatric medical moments, and grief recovery are also being offered this spring.
The Family Center is 100% supported by community contributions and thanks to a dedicated community donors like you, all programs and services are offered to the public free of charge. Thank you to all members of our church that continue to support the efforts of the Family Center and its vision of enriching our community through stronger families – together we can accomplish great things and continue providing these vital resources for fifteen more years and beyond!
Where there is earthquake, refugee crisis, typhoon or famine, One Great Hour of Sharing is there. The statistics and realities that we learn of through our news media may lie beyond our comprehension, but the people who live them are not beyond our collective hearts. OGHS donations fund sustainable development, refugee and disaster ministries. This ministry goes the extra mile to respond, to stay for the long term, and to work on root causes because we are walking with those who are forced to go many extra miles simply to survive and, along the way, to thrive.
OGHS is part of the mission of the entire Christian church. The United Church of Christ joins with eight other Christian denominations to raise approximately 12 million dollars a year. Of each dollar given, 91 cents is used directly for mission. Funds support seven missionaries and two interns who are the feet on the ground as well as provide health care and long term initiatives in education and agricultural development.
Your gift, placed in the yellow or blue envelope and noted OGHS can and will make a difference. Thank you.
Grosse Pointe Congregational Church is hosting our community’s Crop Hunger Walk May 1 at 1p.m.
When CROP began in 1947, under the auspices of Church World Service, CROP was an acronym for Christian Rural Overseas Program. Its mission was to help Midwest families share their grain with hungry neighbors in post-World War II Europe and Asia. Walks began in 1969 as interfaith hunger education and fundraising events. There have been more than 36,000 Crop Hunger Walks since then!
CROP dollars not only supply food and water but as well, resources needed to empower people to meet their own needs. From seeds and tools to wells and water systems to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, CWS addresses food insecurity in many and creative ways.
· $150 can provide three farm families with everything they need to make succulent, nutritious and marketable honey—training, hives, equipment.
· $500 can provide 4,000 lbs. of food for a local food bank or provide up to 400 meals in a soup kitchen.
· $1100 can provide 10 displaced families with emergency food packages, each containing enough to feed a family of five for a month.
25% of the funds we raise will remain in our community.
Your Outreach Committee has met several times with community churches to plan a successful walk but we need you – walkers and sponsors.
Please sign up to walk - a church member will be waiting for you at the lounge throughout April.
Donations can be made online: crophungerwalk.org (team Grosse Pointe Congregational Church)
A sign up list for assistance with cookies, water and registration will be on the table outside the church office.
Thank you in advance for your support of our CROP Hunger Walk.
On March 13, 2016 the congregation voted at our Annual Meeting to become an Open and Affirming congregation. We made a covenant to include all people into the life of the congregation adding to our Church By-laws, Article III. "Covenantal Relationships" the following language:
We are banded together as a Christian Church to promote the worship of God, to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to develop in people a consciousness of their relations and duties to God and one another, and to inspire them with love for truth, passion for righteousness, and enthusiasm for service. This community of faith is an open and affirming congregation which seeks to welcome all persons, including those of all races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, family structures, faith backgrounds, abilities and economic circumstances. We pledge our loyalty to Christ and covenant with each other to strive to express His spirit in our individual and corporate life; to live together as Christians and to submit ourselves to the government of this church, working, giving, praying for its increase, its purity, its peace and seeking in every way to make it a power for the building up of the Kingdom of God.
|Sat May 07 @11:00AM - |
Memorial Service for Frank C.
|Sat May 07 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM|
|Sun May 08 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
Worship - Mother's Day
|Mon May 09 @ 5:30PM - |
|Mon May 09 @ 7:30PM - |
Knit Wits Too
|Tue May 10 @ 6:30PM - 10:30PM|
|Tue May 10 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
New Beginnings Workshop
|Wed May 11 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM|
New Beginnings Workshop
|Sun May 15 @12:00AM|
Noisy Sunday Collection
|Sun May 15 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|