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Congregational News


Outreach News

The Outreach Ministry took CWCC’s second big car trunk load of canned goods to St. Anastasia Catholic Church in August. They help to distribute them to needy families in Troy with the help of Troy People Concerned. Please continue to help us aide people of Troy and Oakland County in the months ahead by donating these most wanted foodstuffs:


  • boxed cereal
  • oatmeal                            
  • macaroni and cheese 
  • canned protein (stew, chili, tuna, beans, etc)               
  • rice 
  • canned soup
  • peanut butter 
  • pasta & sauce


 A BIG THANK YOU all CWCC members who purchased items to be used in the Church World Service kits this fall.  With all of your many items the Outreach Committee assembled and mailed 64 school kits and 20 hygiene kits.  Way to go CWCC! To learn more about Church World Service Kits, please visit:

Our next area of focus for outreach will be on October 30 & November 6 we will pick, pack and pay for he Headstart Christmas gift boxes.  As in years past they contain an outfit for cold weather, a book, and one toy.  This year most of the items have already been purchased so you can go "shopping" in our hall for items you would like to help pack during an upcoming coffee hour in October.  We look forward to your help and support to make a preschooler’s Christmas a happy time.



Fellowship, Pizza & Game Night

On Saturday, October 29th at 6:00 pm we will have another fun filled time sharing a meal and playing your favorite games.  Bring your games, decks of cards, and a donation to cover the cost of the meal. 

All ages are invited for this exciting night.

Remember this is a great time to invite your neighbors and friends to Central Woodward Christian Church!



SOS Hosting

How can you help host South Oakland Shelter ?

Sunday, Oct 16 till Sunday, Oct 23

Opportunities to serve include;  driving guests to & from the church, mealtime prep, hosting or clean-up,  providing needed supplies,  hosting at meals or overnight (pack lunches & provide ‘wake-up’ calls, prepare breakfast),  and, as always, your prayers are needed!

Supplies we may need include:  

  • books, magazines and games to put out for use and borrowing.
  • paper for covering windows
  • nametags for volunteers and guests
  • ‘some’ clothing donations (people may need hats, mittens, coats for cooler weather)

   ALL VOLUNTEERS: Please plan to attend a brief meeting following worship on Sunday, Oct 16.  


Sign-up sheets are in Fellowship Hall or contact Anne McCauslin to be involved.  Even if you can’t be present at the church there are opportunities to purchase supplies.


For more information about the South Oakland Shelter organization, please visit:


Bruce Epperly Book List

Bruce Epperly is the second of CWCC's Perry Gresham Lecturers.  He is the author of twenty-one books and counting including Tending to the Holy (Alban) and Philippians:  A Participatory Study Guide.  

If you are interested in purchasing his books, you will find them available in our Amazon bookstore.  Simply click here>

The Philippian book will be used for the Pastor's Study this Winter.



September 11th Community Service of Remembrance

Mark Your Calender for
An Hour of Remembrance
September 11, 2011

The Troy Clergy Group will be sponsoring a Service of Remembrance on Sunday, September 11 at St. Anastasia Church from 7:00 -8:00 pm. This service will commemorate the tenth (10th) anniversary of the attacks on The World Trade Center, The Pentagon, and Shanksville, PA. The music has been planned by Dr. Christine Chun, and will feature "Adaggio for Strings", by Samuel Barber. There will be several speakers offering two-minute reflections, including Fr. J.J. Mech (St. Anastasia), Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg (Congregation Shir Tikvah), Pastor Charlotte Sommers (Northminster Presbyterian Church) and Imam Aly Lela (Islamic Association of Greater Detroit).

St. Anastasia is located at 4571 John R. (between Wattles and Long Lake) in Troy. For more information, contact Deacon Ron Cook at 248-689-8380, Ext. 114.