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Perry Gresham Lecture for the Community with Dr. Bruce Epperly

On September 17th, from 9-3, at CWCC, Bruce Epperly will present the 2nd Annual Perry Gresham Bible Lectures:


Living Acts: Where Mysticism and Mission Meet

This year’s Perry Gresham lecture will be an exploration of Acts of the Apostles as a model for joining action and contemplation, and mysticism and mission.   Acts of the Apostles can be seen as an invitation to share the gospel in a post-modern, pluralistic age, in which Christians share their good news in a wide-open spiritual environment.


We will explore ways in which individuals and congregations can join theology, spiritual practice, evangelism, and social justice in changing their communities and the world.  Participants will integrate theological reflection, quiet time, walking prayer, lectio divina, and mission visioning as a way of deepening their commitment to personal and global transformation.  Participants will learn practices that will enable them to balance social concern and mission with overall wellbeing.  (Saturday, September 17, 9-3). 

Registration $15 -- includes lunch

Perry Gresham Lectures Brochure


Community Building Retreat

The Board of Elders of Central Woodward Christian Church will present
             The Community Building Retreat

Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 9:00 to 3:30 p.m.
breakfast and lunch included

This will be a time of games, challenges, meals and reflection.  It is planned for our entire congregational community.  Our goal is to build relationships, evaluate communication stategies, consider strengths, reexamine goals and just have fun. 

Sign up at Coffee Hour in August or contact Alex McCauslin at or 248-877-4669.

Community Building Retreat Brochure


Movies with the Women of CWCC

The Hospitality Committee would like to invite ladies out to our local theater to see a wonderful movie.  This August on Saturday August 13th, we will watch “The Help”. We will view it early afternoon at the AMC Theaters in Madison Heights (corner of John R & 14 Mile).  The AMC/Star is located across the street from the Oakland Mall.

For those of you who haven’t heard about it yet, it is based on the book by the same title written by Kathryn Stockett. The story is about three friends who are determined to change their town, Jackson, Mississippi during the early sixty’s. 

The author  examines the lives of mothers, daughters, friends, and maids.

 A sign up sheet will be available in the CWCC Fellowship Hall if you want to attend.  Hope to see you at the movies.

Hospitality Committee



Faith Happenings - July & August

Weekly sessions of study will be held on Thursday evenings @ 7:00 p.m. - 8p.m. throughout the summer months. Practice spiritual disciplines, strengthen Spiritual relations with God & church, share our faith stories & offer our community service to others.  Come join in!

Adult Faith Development Directors: Anne McCauslin & Flo Cross

Scheduled themes for Faith Happenings

  • July 7 - Personal Discernment of call/vocation
  • July 14 - Rippling Hope Dinner - times different
  • July 21 - Sabbath Time
  • July 28 - Forgiveness

Peace Week -- 2011 with Motown Mission

We had a great 2011 Peace Week, with groups from Central Christian Church of Lexington, KY, Geist Christian Church of Indianapolis, and Lincoln Road UMC from Michigan!  CWCC helped out with meals and even with a bit of work.  Take a look and listen with the Motown Video for Peace Week.


Week 1, 2011 - PEACE WEEK! from Motown Mission & Friends on Vimeo.