Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events & Church Calendar


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Worship Service


October 13, 2019
11:00 a.m.


“Velvet Spirit,” Bernard Hoyes

SERMON: “Treasures in Anxious Times”

Matthew 6: 19-21
Matthew 6: 22-34

The Rev. Eric Lange
Interim Co-Pastor


See the most recent Bulletin for details.








Around the Presbytery


October 10, 2019
Job and Volunteer Opportunities
The Presbytery of Detroit announces the open nominations for Stated Clerk and Treasurer as per the Presbytery Bylaws Article IV 3b on page 3.
Stated Clerk Job Description 2019  click here.
If you are interested in applying for the Office of Stated Clerk and have questions about the position please call the Rev. Tom Oxtoby at 248-464-3584.
Treasurer Position Description 2019  click here.

We really need tutors for our children’s literacy program.  We have children who are interested in learning how to read better, but not enough tutors to help them.  Our program meets only once a week on Wednesdays from 5:15-6:30 pm.  We serve dinner at 6:30 pm; that’s the bonus.Click for printable flyer

“The Messenger”
This is a new newsletter for You from the
Presbytery of Detroit Resource Center
Our next restaurant fundraiser will be on Wednesday, 10/23 at the Ram’s Horn on Hoover near 12 Mile across from Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Wednesday, October 23 between 4 pm-8 pm, as we gather for a delicious dinner and fellowship. Please click here for the flyer to show you are supporting Celtic Cross Presbyterian Church! Thank you for your support!

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Service of Lament and Remembrance
First Royal Oak is offering a Service of Lament and Remembrance for the loss of children through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, placing for adoption, or infertility on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:30 pm.  Whether this pain is fresh or from long ago, we invite women, men, and families to bring their experience before God together.  Join us at 529 Hendrie Blvd in Royal Oak, 48067.

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Kirk in the Hills 5K Run/Walk
November 2, 2019
Proceeds benefit Accent Pontiac
Join us for a family-friendly autumn run/walk around Island Lake! The race begins at 9:00 a.m. to the sound of the church bells ringing! Early registration pricing ends Saturday, October 12 at
Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators Annual Event will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas January 29-February 1, 2020.
Scholarships in the amount of $350.00 each will be allocated by the Faith Formation & Educational Resources Work Group of the Social Justice Ministry Team of the Presbytery of Detroit.
DEADLINE to apply is December 6, 2019
Miguel Thornton, President, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Detroit Chapter
Mr. Thornton will be the Keynote speaker at the Presbyterian Men’s 38th Annual Communion & Advent Breakfast.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
16 Lakeshore Dr., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
Nominations for the George Irwin Service Award are now open for 2019. Please submit your nominee to the Presbytery Office by Monday, November 4, 2019. Click here for the form.


Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church hosts Seniors’ Computer College in October
 For adults 60 years and older
DEARBORN, Mich.  (September 16, 2019)– Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church will host a Seniors’ Computers College The classes, designed for seniors 60 years and older, will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on October 17 and 24, 2019.
Instructor Mike Wilson is author of five computer books for seniors and has taught thousands of seniors at computer workshops in colleges, libraries, senior recreation centers and parks throughout southeast Michigan.
Classes are $10 per session and include the following topics:
October 17 – Using browsers, exploring websites and getting the most out of searching the web.
October 24 – Learning about cell phones for those who don’t have a clue. Covers all Android-based phone. Not for iPhone users.
Classes will be held at Cherry Hill Presbyterian, located at 24110 Cherry Hill Road in Dearborn. For more information or to register, please contact Mike Wilson at 313-505-3004.
Liturgical/Visual Art Workshop
Saturday, October 12, 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor
Learn more about Liturgical/Visual Art in the church in a workshop led by Ellen Phillips from Black Mountain, NC. All are welcome! The cost is $15.00 per person which covers snacks, light lunch and art materials. Please bring a self-healing craft mat if you have one! We will create art that will be used in the Sanctuary during the season of Advent.
So, what is Liturgical/Visual Art? Liturgical art expresses in various medium (fabric, quilting, weaving, paper-lace, paint, etc.) what words don’t capture. Liturgical art supports the scripture texts or theme of the day in worship. Visual artists invite us to notice the depth of creation, and the ways in which created things disclose the glory of God. Ruth Duck says, “Liturgical art is an offering to God. It is not an intermission or a decoration, but a full and genuine part of worship.”
Questions? Contact Dave VanderMeer, Minister of Music & Fine Arts at dvandermeer@firstpresbyterian.org or 734-662-4466, ext. 347.
2019 POAMN National Conference
October 15-18, 2019
Laws Lodge, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville Kentucky 40205
Pasta Dinner to benefit Open Door
The Detroit Free Press annual Marathon is quickly approaching!  Fort Street Presbyterian Church partners with TCF and the Free Press during the big race, and we host a Pasta Dinner fundraiser for the 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. We also 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!!
To: Pastors and Clerks of Session, Presbytery of Detroit
From: Committee on Nominations
Subject: 2020 General Assembly Application Deadline Extended to OCTOBER 25, 2019
On May 1, 2019, the Committee on Nominations sent 2020 General Assembly Applications and Guidelines to each church in the Presbytery of Detroit. We set a deadline of September 1, 2019 for the applications to be submitted to CON.
While the applications we received were excellent, in the Committee’s judgment we could not select a group of Commissioners from those applications that would be representative of the diversity that is present in the Presbytery of Detroit.
Specifically, we noted a lack of diversity in age, race and ethnicity. As a result of the above, we are extending the deadline for applications to October 25, 2019.
We hope to receive additional applications that would enable us to send a representative delegation of Commissioners to the 2020 General Assembly meeting in Baltimore.
We ask that you prayerfully consider encouraging ruling elders or teaching elders you know to apply. You may even consider submitting your own application. Thank you.
Friday, October 25, 2019
Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Lecture Hall, 5200 Woodward, Detroit 48202
Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Networking with the panelists featured in the film will begin at 6:30 PM.
The film will be shown at 7:00 PM.
A panel discussion and audience Q&A moderated by Channel 7 Action News Anchor, Carolyn Clifford, will directly follow the film.
To register for this event: https://bit.ly/2mdFxwp

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:30 AM -12:30 PM

Michigan Room of the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS) Building Fairlane Center South, 19000 Hubbard, Dearborn 48126
Registration starts at 9:30 AM; workshop starts at 10:00 AM.
Learn how to recognize and respond to red flags and signs of grooming behavior by perpetrators, and how to become part of the social movement against child sexual abuse.
CEUs will be available for the workshop, at no cost.
To register for this event: https://bit.ly/2kIEqEw
Fall Sabbath Retreat for Pastors 
A Time of Rest, Renewal, & Worship
October 28-29, 2019

Click for more information

 Job Opportunity Listings
Dearborn, First seeks Business Admin./Bookeeper. More info.
Detroit, Fort Street seeks Music Director/Organist. More info.
Royal Oak, First seeks Administrative Assistant. More info.
South Lyon seeks Children’s-Ministry-Coordinator. More info.
Southfield, KPCMD seeks Director of Music. More info.
Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale is hiring a church secretary and communications specialist. 16-20 hours a week. Experience with Microsoft Office, basic social media and communication platforms preferred. Send resume to Pastor Matthew Bode at fernzionoffice@gmail.com.
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