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.
Childcare Available 9:10 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Adult Sunday School “The Great Commission”
Led by Pastor Eric Lange
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Fort Street Chorale Spring Concert – Sat, April 27, 2019
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A Poverty Simulation
Fort Street’s Open Door Ministry Hosts Event on Poverty — A POVERTY SIMULATION!
Nearly 2,000 families in Detroit are homeless. Even more are living in poverty. A Poverty Simulation is a powerful, tangible opportunity for people to learn about poverty, while engaging in conversation about solutions to poverty and the symptoms of it. Participation in this Poverty Simulation will shine new light on the struggle many families and individuals have in the journey to self-sufficiency.
This event is facilitated by a nonprofit agency in Detroit called COTS (Create Opportunities To Succeed). COTS assists families in reaching their housing, economic, health, education, and career goals through coaching, mentorship and support, as they overcome homelessness and break the cycle of poverty for the next generation and beyond.
Join us on Tuesday, April 30, 6:30 – 9 p.m. at Fort Street.
Fort Street will offer additional services to the community through our Open Door Program. The following free services to the community, through our Open Door Program, will be offered:
Medical Services. On February 21 and March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Advantage Health Centers will be extending their services here at Fort Street with physicians and nurse practitioners, volunteering to get to know the community we serve, building trust with those who may be homeless or uninsured.
Dental Services. Advantage Health Centers also will be doing free dental screenings on February 28 and March 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Legal Services. Southwest Detroit Immigration and Refugee Center will be offering legal services
through their legal clinic on February 21 and March 14.
Detroit ID. The City of Detroit offers IDs to all residents including returning citizens, homeless individuals, and immigrants regardless of immigration status, to give residents access to critical services they may not be able to obtain otherwise. They will be here at Fort Street on Thursday March 7, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., to register residents for IDs.
For more information regarding the additional support services offered at Fort Street, please email the Open Door Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soup and Sharing
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.
Table Setters Workshop
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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! 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.
Detroit Children’s Choir (DCC)
13th Annual Spring Concert
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
3711 Woodward Avenue
If you missed the Detroit Children’s Choir (DCC) at Fort Street, be sure to check out their Annual Spring Concert at Orchestra Hall.
On Wednesday, April 17, the Detroit Children’s Choir presents “What the World Needs Now.” The concert features DCC’S in-school and civic choirs, with special guests Jill Jack and Evrod Cassimy. The show is to be held at Orchestra Hall, located at 3711 Woodward Avenue at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for General Seating and $25 for VIP Box Seating (which includes a special reception, from 6:00-7:00 p.m., in the Donors Lounge).