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Outreach Lenten Project
A couple of years ago, I was given an address to deliver winter clothing, hats and gloves that had been collected for the homeless. The address was a multistory building on Peterboro Street in Detroit with a sign C.O.T.S. (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) over the door. As I went in, I expected to see a homeless shelter for men with emotional or substance issues, but to my surprise what I saw were women and children and families, and I began to learn about homelessness in Detroit.
On any given night, there are more than 16,000 homeless in Detroit; one-third of them are children. For the majority, 90%, homelessness is temporary. The metro Detroit area is home to a great number of families and individuals who live paycheck to paycheck: any interruption such as a layoff or sickness, can very often lead to the street.
For more than 30 years, COTS has served the most vulnerable in our community.
COTS' Emergency Shelter operates at capacity throughout the year, offering programs and providing services for more than 800 men, women and children daily.
Aside from emergency shelter, C.O.T.S also offers:
· Transitional housing program that assists individuals and families for up to 24 months while they work toward economic stability.
· Childcare services to help working parents get established, and also permanent supportive housing.
· Support services that address specific needs and tackle the underlying issues that cause repeat episodes of homelessness
· Subsidized housing
We should be proud of the role that Grosse Pointe Congregational Church has played in supporting C.O.T.S for many years, as a recipient of financial support through our outreach mission. For the month of March 2015 C.O.T.S will be our outreach recipient. This year we hope to support the good work being done here with not only financial support (in blue or yellow outreach envelopes) but also boots on the ground.
As part of our Lenten project we as a congregation will be preparing and serving lunch to 100-120 women and children at C.O.T.S on March 21, between 11:30 – 12:30pm. We are looking for volunteers to make soup, bake cookies and serve the lunch. Please contact Diane Strickler or Cathy Leverenz or sign up outside the office.
C.O.T.S is located at 26 Peterboro between Cass and Woodward near the Detroit Medical Center. Transportation for this will be organized from GPCC. Please mark the date and lend a hand to our neighbors in need.
Ecumenical Theological Seminary and Michigan State University Community Music School Detroit present the Sacred Music of Gordon Young. Featuring commentary and performance by David Wagner and the MSU Detroit New Horizons Band, Edward Quick, Director.
An historic Detroit pipe organ will breathe new life for the first time in many decades during a special concert presentation titled "The Sacred Musical Legacy of Gordon Young" at the Ecumenical Theological Seminary housed in the First Presbyterian Church of Detroit on March 13 at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at 2930 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201.
The event is a musical collaboration between the Ecumenical Theological Seminary (ETS) and the MSU Community Music School-Detroit -- two Midtown neighbors on Woodward Avenue in Brush Park. The performance will feature Dr. David Wagner, renowned classical musician and radio host for WRCJ-FM, who will perform on the ETS 3,700 pipe Casavant organ, as well as the MSU New Horizons Concert Band led by director Edward Quick.
The concert program will pay tribute to the legacy of celebrated Detroit organist, choirmaster, composer and music pedagogue Gordon Young, who led activities at the First Presbyterian Church in the early 1950's to 1979. A widely-recognized composer of sacred music, Gordon was a prolific composer for organ.
Concertgoers will also enjoy an exhibition of paintings by artist Timothy Orikri entitled "Sacred Legacy of Color." On display throughout the 124-year old church and seminary, the works will be available for purchase by the public.
Additionally, this concert is the beginning of our weekend festivities celebrating the arrival of the Rev. Dr. Stephen Butler Murray as the fourth President of Ecumenical Theological Seminary. His inauguration will be the next morning, on Saturday, March 14th at 10:30am in our historic sanctuary.
Concert: Friday March 13, 2015 - 7:00 PM
2930 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Tickets: $30 ($25 before 2/23/15) - $15 Student Rate
More Information: (313) 831-5200, x209 - Ms. Johnson
Grosse Pointe Congregational Church
invites you to join instructor Jason Graves for
Hatha Flow Yoga
Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:30-7:30 pm
Saturday mornings 8-9 am
All ages and skill levels welcome!
|Wed Mar 04 @ 7:00PM - |
Board of Stewards
|Sun Mar 08 @10:00AM - 11:00AM|
|Sun Mar 08 @11:00AM - 01:00PM|
Oil Painting GPAC
|Sun Mar 08 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM|
Watercolor Studio GPAC
|Sun Mar 08 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM|
|Mon Mar 09 @ 8:30AM - 12:00PM|
|Mon Mar 09 @10:30AM - 12:30PM|
Japanese Woodblock Printing GPAC
|Mon Mar 09 @ 1:30PM - 03:30PM|
Paper Power GPAC
|Mon Mar 09 @ 6:00PM - 08:30PM|
Pen & Ink GPAC
|Mon Mar 09 @ 7:00PM - 08:00PM|
Responsible for leading the Teen Haven program to provide Christian education for teens in grades 7 to 12 in a growing congregation. Lead weekly discussion of relevant topics, as well as help the teens grow in their Christian faith through community service ("faith into action").
Children's Ministries Director
Responsible for development, selection, or creation of age appropriate program curricula to provide Christian education for children age 4 through 6th grade in a growing congregation. Foster knowledge of Bible stories and other core concepts, such as the Lord's Prayer and teaching what it means to be a Christian, as well as help the children grow in their Christian faith through community service ("faith into action").