Due to Marathon Weekend, there will be no church service on Sunday, October 20, 2019. There will be no Choir Rehearsal, Adult Education, Children’s Sunday School, or Coffee Hour. All church service related activities will resume on Sunday, October 27, 2019. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Note The church remains open for more hours than the times posted above; however, during this time, you may expect the phones to be answered and the doors of the church to be open.
9:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Adult Sunday School
Coffee Hour* 12:00 p.m.
*You are invited to click here to volunteer to host a coffee hour.
Open Door Pasta Dinner | Joe Recchia, Accordionist, to Perform
Joe Recchia has performed throughout the US, Canada and Europe and aboard the Princess Cruise Ship Lines, performing a wide variety of venues. Joe’s style is very versatile, performing ethnic, French, German, Polish styles and specializing in Italian music. He also enjoys playing jazz, blues, folk, country, and rock venues with his accordion as well. He also performs as a strolling accordionist at many public and private venues and also teams up with many famous Detroit area musicians. Joe is the only accordionist to perform on the House of Representatives floor at the Michigan State Capitol.
Please click on either image, above, to order dinner tickets.
The 2019 Detroit Free Press Marathon is quickly approaching! Fort Street Presbyterian Church hosts a Pasta Dinner fundraiser for its Open Door ministry. Proceeds are used to feed, clothe and administer support services for the hungry and homeless in downtown Detroit.
Volunteers are needed for set up, food prep, and clean up. Most important, we need people to spread the word, and come out to eat! Please share the attached flyer on your social media feeds and with friends and family!!
Register by clicking on either image above, or call the office for tickets. Walk-ins also are welcome!
For a downloadable flyer in PDF format, click here.
AFTER PENTECOST October 13, 2019
The Moat Garden was started years ago to help bring beauty to our overly concrete downtown neighborhood. Located on the Third Street side of the church, the garden is below street level. Most recently, a team of volunteers led by Lynn Montgomery, brought new life to the garden this past summer. The garden has been used for wedding photos, children’s education time, and overall uplifting the spirit of those passing by.
We are still seeking volunteers to help with the upkeep of the garden. You can also make a generous donation to pay for plants and gardening supplies. Contact Lynn Montgomery or Pam Sharrow if you have any questions.
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 9:15 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!
Fort Street Community News
THE DIG PROGRAM
A collaborative partnership called DIG, Detroiters in the Garden, between The Greening of Detroit and Fort Street’s Open Door Ministry, promotes healthy living for both body and spirit. Free weekly classes at the beautiful Lafayette Greens Garden, downtown, highlight healthy food choices, smart shopping on a fixed budget, wholesome cooking, movement and mindfulness. Classes are facilitated by a health and wellness educator.
The workshops are open to the public, but most of the participants are seniors who live in low-income housing near the garden. Last week, we gathered at Fort Street to prep and cook a meal. A fabulous lunch was shared by all. One of the most valuable aspects of the program is the sense of community.
The Healthy Habits series is hosted on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at Lafayette Greens Garden. You are welcome to join us! The DIG Program is funded by a grant through First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.
For more information about the DIG Program and ways to help support it, click here.
Easter at Fort Street (Click to enlarge each picture)
For these and more photos by Bob Ponder, look under Galleries in the top navigation.
For news from the Presbytery of Detroit, click here.