June has five Sundays this year, so we will have a potluck after worship on Sunday, June 30th.
Bring a dish to share and enjoy the meal!
DIA Trip with Ed Frager
On Sunday, July 7th, 2:00 p.m., Fort Streeters will meet at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) for a special tour of the Contemporary Art Exhibits of the museum. Ed Fraga, a regular Fort Streeter, has several of his pieces on exhibit there and he will lead the group to see these and other works.
We will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of the DIA (NOT Fort Street); so, grab lunch with a friend before we meet there!
Information about parking at the DIA may be found here.
Soup and Sharing
Soup and Sharing Every Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
A small group of people have been communicating and conversing on Wednesdays over hot soup at Fort Street. This weekly Soup and Sharing gathering is designed to provide guests with peer support, faith sharing and good conversations.
Fort Street Choir
The Fort Street Choir rehearses weekly on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the choir loft, and sings during worship services which follow. New members are always welcome! Guest instrumentalists of all ages and all abilities are also welcome! For more information contact Marilyn Biery at email@example.com or talk to her after church.
Open Door Guest Testimonials
Murray was homeless for a while after his marriage and business fell apart. Alcohol abuse and criminal activity sent him into a downward spiral, and he was a regular visitor at Open Door. Eventually he got the treatment he needed, and today he frequents Open Door to encourage others. He says, “I love to give back because I was given to by others. I got a second chance, and I will not forget what a difference it made in my life.”
Charleswas homeless and struggling when he first came to Open Door about 20 years ago. Today, he has an apartment and a job but still stops in to chat with the volunteers, and depart kind words of encouragement to those still struggling. Charles says Open Door has always been a safe and welcome haven, especially during his darkest days. He comes to lift others up the way he was lifted up so many years before.
You may help to support the Open Door Ministry. Please click here for information about how to do it.
Easter at Fort Street (Click to enlarge each picture)
For these and more photos by Bob Ponder, look under Galleries in the top navigation.