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Congregational News


Holy Week Services

  In preparation for Holy Week March 29 - April 5th, the following are the planned services to be offered at Central Woodward Christian Church:

  • Sunday, March 29   - Palm Sunday Service      10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 2    -  Maunday Thursday
                                       Soup Supper                  6:00 p.m.
                                       Worship Service            7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 3        -  Troy Community Good Friday Service  1:00 PM
                                       First United Methodist Church - Troy
                                       6363 Livernois, Troy 48098
  • Sunday, April 5      -  Easter Services
                                        Sunrise Service at the Cross     8:30 a.m.
                                        Breakfast                         9:00 a.m.
                                        Worship Service            10:30 a.m.

Please take a few moments in the coming days to plan your attendance.


Recapturing the Selma Spirit -- Community Event


Lenten Service of Healing


Central Woodward Christian Church

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:00pm

Come, Come.  Let us Pray and open ourselves to the

wholeness and healing Jesus offers.

God is the healer and the one to bring wholeness to us in body, mind, spirit and relationships.  A service for healing offers an opportunity for those who are robbed of wholeness in any aspect of their life, to request prayer and anointing, opening themselves to the movement of the Holy Spirit and the healing relationship of Jesus.



From Words of Woe to Unbelievable News -- New Book

Pastor Bob has had a new book published based on a series of Lenten sermons preached in 2014 using David Ackerman's alternative lectionary.  It is currently available in paperback, it should be available soon in Kindle format.  

Chapter titles include:  Words of Woe, No Signs for You, Time to Weep, Difficult Paths, Be Alert, Time's Up, and Unbelievable News.  

The sermons take up texts we often forget about, but which offer important words for the Christian journey.  You can purchase a copy by going to the church's book store.




Evolution Sunday – February 8, 2015


                CWCC will join hundreds of congregations in observing Evolution Sunday on February 8th. For the past decade faith communities have been observing Evolution Weekend/Sunday on the weekend closest to the birthday of Charles Darwin.  The observance was launched in 2006 as part of the Clergy Letter Project.  This project was founded by Dr. Michael Zimmerman, a science educator, who sought the support of clergy in response to attempts to remove the teaching of evolutionary theory from science standards across the nation.  Pastor Bob was among the original signers of that letter, which declared that one could embrace the teaching of evolution and be a person of faith.  Participants believe that it is important to speak out against the so-called war between faith and science.  The sermon on the 8th will focus on the “Wisdom of Creation.”  For more on the question of faith and science one can read Pastor Bob’s book Worshiping with Charles Darwin, (Energion, 2013).