The Disciples Christmas Offering is taken each December, with the entire offering going to the support of the Regional Church. While our Disciples Mission Fund giving provides significant support to the Region, this is a special opportunity to give over and above to this important part of our church life.
YOU ARE INVITED TO RIPPLING HOPE'S NEW MISSION CENTER OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, November 19th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
12801 Joy Road, Detroit (at Appoline, near Meyer)
Learn more about the Gospel in Action/Detroit and its connections to the community.
Local artists will have their work on display.
The Wednesday afternoon Bible Study Group will be reading through the book of Jonah starting November 2. Led by Pastor Bob, the group will read a chapter a week, discussing the meaning of this powerful story of redemption. We begin with chapter 1 on the 2nd. Thie study begins at 1:30 and ends at 3 PM. There is no additional text, though one could read Bruce Epperly's little book on Jonah: When God Changes. The study is open to any and all!
The 2016 Perry Gresham Bible Lecture and Clergy Day will have a Dr Ruth Duck, United Church of Christ minister, longtime professor of worship and well-known hymn writer as it's featured speaker this year. Central Woodward Christian Church, 3955 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI, is the Gresham Lectures host and sponsor along with Christian Theological Seminary (CTS).
In this contentious campaign season, we write as leaders who have witnessed firsthand the prophecy of our Lord that "five in one household will be divided, three against two and two against three;" (Luke 12:52 NRSV). In a week when we have gathered to confer about the spiritual health of our church, both sides of America's divided family have called one another racist. As a body that has claimed a pro-reconciliation, anti-racist priority for two decades, we the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada write to offer a word of hope from our experience.