Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events & Church Calendar


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Worship Service


August 25, 2019
11:00 a.m.


“Velvet Spirit,” Bernard Hoyes

SERMON: “Twists and Turns with God”

Psalm 118
Exodus 32: 1-14

The Rev. Anne Lange
Interim Co-Pastor


See the most recent Bulletin for details.









Around the Presbytery

August 8, 2019
The Presbytery of Detroit is looking for temporary help in the Resource Center. Application deadline is 9:00AM August 12, 2019. More information.
The Mission Interpretation Ministry Team is in need of housing for our Mission guests during their visit to Detroit. If you are willing and able to help us with housing please contact Elder Bob Ponder, Chair of Mission Interpretation at 313-522-3712 or elderbobponder@gmail.com. Time frame for the missionary visits is approximately Sept 12-Sept 24.



11451 E. 10 Mile Rd., Warren, MI.
FROM 9A.M. TO 2:30 P.M.
Second Mile Center
3rd Annual Golf Outing
Sunday, Sept. 22
This information session on Human Trafficking will provide you with details on what is happening in our community, the identifying characteristics of trafficking, and the action steps needed to end this human rights violation.
Come and find out how you can make a difference! The Alabaster Gift, a local nonprofit organization committed to nurturing women who have been involved in sexual and/or labor exploitation will facilitate the workshop.
Tickets are $10, and all funds are used to directly support The Alabaster Gift. More information about their work is available at https://thealabastergift.org

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Montreat in Michigan: I Am Because You Are-One Day Conference for Youth, Parents, and Youth Leaders
Bloomfield Hills, MI, October 5, 2019 – Kirk in the Hills announces Montreat in Michigan: I Am Because You Are, a one day conference from 10-4 p.m. for youth, parents, and youth leaders. Montreat Conference Center is a Presbyterian (USA) camp located in beautiful Western North Carolina. It hosts summer youth camps with fun energizes, Spirt-filled worship, impactful small groups, inspirational speakers, and many community-building activities. In partnership with Montreat, Kirk in the Hills is bringing the unique Montreat experience to Michigan. The plenary speaker, Dr. Andy Root, is the Professor of Youth and Family Ministry at Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN), who is often mentioned as one of the leading scholars in youth ministry and practical theology in the world. Additionally, highly sought-after speakers from the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary (Princeton, NJ) will also be at the conference to share their expertise on today’s youth. With vibrant worship, small groups, and community-building recreations, Montreat in Michigan promises to be a wonderful time of learning, connecting and bonding for youth, parents, and youth leaders.
This conference is open to the public. There is a $10 registration fee which includes lunch. Please register by going to https://kirkinthehills.formstack.com/forms/montreatinmichigan
Kirk in the Hills is a Christ-centered community that envisions a world where every heart experiences the transforming love of God. Kirk in the Hills is a Presbyterian Church (USA) which is located at 1340 W. Long Lake Rd. in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more information, please call (248) 626-2515 or visit kirkinthehills.org.

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Prospecting for something more valuable than oil or gold in Kenya – drilling begins!
In an arid area of Kenya called Yatta, the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA) has a small church called Kiwanza. The closest water source is a seasonal river 10 kilometers away where mean crocodiles don’t take kindly to human beings or livestock encroaching on the last of their muddy water pools.
The Presbytery of Detroit Mission Interpretation Committee and its Detroit-Thika Partnership Work Group has over the last several years raised funds to drill a well at the Kiwanza location. In a few weeks, thanks to you members of the Presbytery of Detroit and your generous gifts large and small the work of drilling will begin.
A water well is made up of three phases: Drilling, equipping and Storage provision. Let us talk drilling!
About the picture
This crocodile is nice and fat, almost friendly ..somebody’s pet? The picture is from the internet. The crocodiles near Kiwanza are brown, sneaky, sleek and only time you see them is when they have snatched your dog, goat or sheep (and one time a child) into the water.. too late to save them! It is hard to get their picture too!More on the Thika Partnership

PWPD 2019-2020 Dates to add to your calendar. Click here.
The First Presbyterian Church of Farmington is looking for the wood pieces for Godly Play curriculum.  Please contact Kim Kucharski at kim.kucharski@farmington-pres.org, if you have any that you would like to recycle.  Thanks.
First Pres, Ann Arbor, has 300 blue Presbyterian hymnals to donate to anyone who would want them. No cost. We can deliver if needed. Good shape. Contact First Pres Office Manager Linda Robinson if interested.
1432 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104; (734) 662-4466.



DIG – Detroiters in the Garden Community Education Program
July 10 – September 18
A Healthy Habits Series at Lafayette Greens Garden (Lafayette & Michigan Ave)
This pilot initiative to improve the health of Fort Street’s Open Door community is possible through the a grant fundedby the First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.  All are welcome to attend the workshops.  Please register here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dig-detroiters-in-the-garden-a-healthy-habit-series-tickets-62661638648
Pastoral Care Specialist Program
Second Tuesdays
September, 2019 – June, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
What: A 60-hour, ecumenical program of specialized training in pastoral care and brief, supportive pastoral consultation (counseling). The program follows guidelines of ACPE.* Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of completion.
* “ACPE: The Standard for Spiritual Care & Education”
Where: First Presbyterian Church Birmingham, 1669 W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009
To register and for further information contact Sharon L. Mook at: sharon.mook@acpe.edu


September 14 in the afternoon.
Mission Interpretation is pleased to present a mission conference focusing on Africa on the afternoon of September 14, 2019 at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church, Dearborn. We will have a guest from South Sudan, Malawi, and one from Kenya as well as exhibits. Additional details will be forthcoming!
We are also looking for interested churches who may want a visit with one of our guests during their stay in Detroit. Time frame is approximately Sept 12-Sept 24
Please contact Carolyn Maricq at cfmaricq@hotmail.com for more information!
Notice to ALL Clerks of Session
The 2019 minutes readings are scheduled for the following Saturdays: 9/21 and 11/2. All at 10 am at the Presbytery office. On October 5 at 10am there will be a Clerk’s Round Table for all interested in participating. This is not for clerks only it is open to all interested in our form of government.
The Rev. Dr. Doug Portz, Senior Consultant for the Board of Pensions will be in Detroit September 23-25 with information to share with pastors, CREs, and Congregational Leaders on and about what the board has to offer. Click here for more information.
Boundary Workshop
2 identical sessions will be offered:
Sept. 23, 2019
1:15 – 3:00pm
First Presbyterian Church Ann Arbor
1432 Washtenaw Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Sept. 25, 2019
4:00 – 5:30pm
Northbrook Presbyterian Church
22055 W 14 Mile Rd
Beverly Hills, MI 48025
1001 New Worshiping Communities
Regional Gathering
Sept. 27-28, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
600 North Brady
Dearborn, MI 48124
A 1001 regional gathering is
designed to prepare and sustain church leaders for the next generation
Hosted by mid councils/churches and led by 1001 New Worshiping Communities national staff, our regional gatherings will help prepare, equip and sustain leaders for the church in the 21st century.
While the focus and skills taught at regional gatherings are in the context of starting New Worshiping Communities, the content can easily be transferred to local churches.
Join us at this Presbyterian Mission Agency event as we come together to encourage and support our existing worshiping communities and mid council leaders.

Click here to register.

GOD-FI 9-28-2019
MI Presbyterian Pilgrimage #48
Oct 10-13, 2019
5:30 pm Thursday through 3:30 pm Sunday
At Echo Grove Camp and Retreat Center Leonard, MI
2019 POAMN National Conference
October 15-18, 2019
Laws Lodge, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville Kentucky 40205
Fall Sabbath Retreat for Pastors 
A Time of Rest, Renewal, & Worship
October 28-29, 2019
GLAPCE 2019 Scholarship Application is now available on-line. Click here for the form.
Men’s Communion Advent Breakfast will be on Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 Click here for flyer.


Nominations for the George Irwin Service Award are now open for 2019. Click here for the form.

 Job Opportunity Listings
Ann Arbor, Calvary seeks Interim Music Director/Accompanist. More Info.
Dearborn, First seeks Business Admin./Bookeeper. More info.
Detroit, Fort Street seeks Music Director/Organist. More info.
Pontiac, First seeks an Organist/Choir Director.  More info.
South Lyon seeks Children’s-Ministry-Coordinator. More info.
Pastor/Head of Staff opening at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton, PA in Lehigh Presbytery. More info.
St. John’s Presbyterian Church is celebrating 100 years (yes one hundred) of Christ’s service in Detroit this year. They have many things planned to commemorate this Centennial year. Click here to find out more.
Presbytery Of Detroit, 17575 Hubbell, Detroit, MI 48235
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