Our Church is more than just a building...
... it is a place where we can communicate with God.
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.
Greetings To Members of our Congregation,
In the year long process of becoming an Open and Affirming Congregation, including the mailing of a packet of information to all church members, question and answer sessions with members of our church and also of other Open and Affirming Congregations, our next step will be to vote as a congregation to adopt a Covenant with inclusive language to welcome not only Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community into God’s house of worship, but all people of all abilities and backgrounds. This vote will be held at the annual congregational meeting on March 13th, 2016 following the morning service.
Our current Covenant states:
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. To this end 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.
The Open and Affirming Committee suggests adding a second sentence to include the proposed Open and Affirming Language upon which we will vote:
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 who 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.
Please feel free to reach out to any of the following members of the Open and Affirming Committee with any questions.
CROSSROADS OF MICHIGAN
"LOVE, AND THEN GO WHERE LOVE DEMANDS"
This was Father James McLaren's motto when he founded Crossroads in 1971, and it still serves as a vision for the organization today. Crossroads Main on W. Grand Blvd. and Crossroads East at Salem Memorial Church on Moross support the community by providing emergency assistance, advocacy and counseling to anyone in need.
Each of the locations houses an emergency food pantry, a clothing room, supplies of donated household products and hygiene items, and an employment office. Counselors help clients with crucial prescriptions and medical supplies, bus tickets for important appointments and help in getting a Michigan State ID. In some cases it is necessary to make referrals to other service organizations for help with temporary shelter, medical or dental exams or counseling for mental illness. Sometimes a client just needs to be given some direction and encouragement for navigating the "red tape" of getting a MI State ID or treatment for an addiction. The employment offices assist those seeking full-time work. Applicants are screened and offered job readiness preparation prior to interviews. In all cases the goal is to help clients over a rough spot and help them arrive at a sustainable life.
Crossroads Main Office offers a Sunday Soup kitchen that serves more than 40,000 meals per year, including a pre-Thanksgiving dinner that usually hosts over 800 guests. There is also a children's summer lunch program, and biweekly lunch meetings for Job Club and Life Skills classes at Main.
All of these programs depend on volunteers and monetary donations from churches and individuals. Please place your Outreach gifts for February in the blue or yellow envelopes and designate Crossroads on the envelope.
Photos by Gigi Kaeser. This is a travelling photograph exhibit of the various faces that define family. Each photograph includes a description about the family and their personal stories sharing their unique perspective about their family.
The photograph exhibit and parking are free, and the public is welcome to visit the exhibit Sunday through Friday, 10am to 1:30pm. The exhibit is on display now through Sunday, March 13.
The exhibit is in the parlor and access is through the parking lot doors facing Williams Street.
If you have any questions, or want to reserve a special time on a Saturday, please call, 313-884-3075.
Annual Meeting is planned for March 13, 2016 following Worship. Please contact the church office for information regarding absentee ballots and information regarding the meeting.
Send an email or call the Church office to request an absentee ballot. You can also stop in the church office to request one.
All ballots need returned prior to the Annual Meeting to count.