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Tuesday
Jun192012

Neighborly Nights

 

Join Central Woodward Christian Church & Northminster Presbyterian Church for A Multigenerational Experience - 4 Wednesday evenings:

July 18 & 25 and Aug 1 & 8

6:00PM—8:00PM

All ages are welcome

 

July 18 & August 1 will be at Northminster

July 25  & August 8 will be at Central Woodward

 

Each evening will start with dinner together at 6PM.  There will be video & Biblical discussion, activities, prayer, and music.  We hope to end our time together on the last night by being able to provide a needed service to a ‘new neighbor’ we’ve found.

WATCH FOR MORE IN THE JULY AVENEWS!!

 

Tuesday
Jun192012

Motown Mission: PEACE WEEK June 17-23, 2012

 

Motown Mission: PEACE WEEK                                                            

 

June 17-23, 2012

      Central Woodward will again help in hosting Peace Week in Detroit.  This week offers opportunities for participants to gather with other Disciples of Christ youth, work on projects connected with Disciples churches/neighborhoods in Detroit, and hear from speakers from DOC churches.  The event is open to youth from all denominations, although much of the volunteer and planning work will be handled by volunteers & staff from around the Christian Church.  Cambria Findley-Grubb is our Disciples Peace Fellowship Intern for the week.  Peace Interns are young adults trained in current peace and justice issues who provide educational and program support at church camps, serving as counselors and resource people, and modeling the lifestyle of peacemakers for our youth. 

    YOUR HELP IS NEEDED:            CWCC will serve an evening meal on Monday, June 18 at Metropolitan United Methodist Church on Woodward in Detroit.  Come meet & greet Disciple youth groups who’ve come to help Detroit— and welcome our Disciple Peace Intern!  Please contact Flo Cross if you would like to help in any way. 

Tuesday
Jun192012

Listening Campaign

CWCC Listening Campaign

 

              How well do you know the people in this church?  Why are you part of this congregation?   Why did you choose this place, especially if you drive some distance to get here?   What concerns do you have about your community?  These are the kinds of questions that we will be exploring through a six week Listening Campaign that starts with a commissioning of the Listening Team on June 3 and then runs for six weeks, ending June 3 and ends June 15th.

During this six week period the Listening Team, all of whom have gone through one of the trainings offered by the Metropolitan Coalition of Congregations, will be making appointments with assigned persons from the congregation (both members and regular attenders) for a thirty-minute intentional conversation.  These are called “one-on-one’s” and are the foundation of community organizing.  The Listening Team member is there not to talk about themselves, but to learn about their conversation partner – who they are, why they’re part of CWCC, and what concerns they have for their community.

CWCC isn’t doing this alone.  Twenty other congregations from across suburban Detroit, all of whom are part of the Metro Coalition of Congregations, will be participating in this effort (including two of our ministry partner churches – CCB and Northminster Presbyterian Church).  When the campaign is finished the team members will re-gather to share their findings.  Then, on August 5th, at a site to be determined, the congregations will gather together for an Issues Convention.  At this convention, to which political and community leaders will be invited, we will share our findings.  We hope to discern two to three issues that the Coalition can work together on to further the common good of the community. 

The Metropolitan Coalition of Congregations is a new organization that was launched by the Harriet Tubman Center for the Recruitment and Development of Community Organizers.  The Tubman Center assigned Luke Allen to begin organizing clergy and congregations from across the Detroit suburbs to join together to work on important issues facing the community.  Among the first persons contacted was our own pastor, Bob Cornwall, one of the founding members of the organization.  For more about the Tubman Center and the MCC check out their website --

 http://tubmanorganizing.org/affiliations/metro-coalition-congregations.

 

Saturday
Mar312012

Holy Week Services

CWCC will observe Holy Week 2012 with services to be held from April 1 through April 8.

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Friday
Mar302012

Metro Coalition of Congregation's Leaders Training

CWCC will host Metropolitan Coalition of Congregation's Listening Training on Saturday April 21 - 9-1. Lunch will be served, with a suggested donation of $10 to cover lunch and support the coalition's efforts to work for justice in suburban Detroit.

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