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Congregational News


Thanksgiving Services -- Nov. 22 and 24

Thanksgiving Services in Troy area -- TIG celebration on November 22nd. Troy Clergy Group on November 24. All are invited to participate in either or both.

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Outreach Project

Head Start—Holiday Boxes for Detroit Students

Our shoppers have been busy this year collecting items at deep discounts

Shoppers have purchased all the clothing for 107 gift boxes!   ITEMS STILL NEEDED:

  • ·  50 toys
  • · 100 hats (can you knit or crochet?)
  • ·  50 mittens or gloves, 
  • · undershirts & socks for 50 boys - size 6
  • ·  And, of course, financial donations to reimburse shoppers the cost of purchases.

      See Diana Payton for information.




Pastor’s Bible Study – Upcoming Series

Beginning on October 14th the Wednesday study group led by Pastor Bob will be exploring that question using Bernhard Anderson’s classic study The Unfolding Drama of the Bible.

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Dr. David Gushee -- 2015 Perry Gresham Lecturer 

Dr. David P. Gushee is our 2015 Perry Gresham Lecturer, coming to be with us on October 2-4. One of the foremost Christian ethicists of our day, Dr. Gushee will be addressing the question of the full inclusion of LGBT persons in the church. Friday, October 2nd is designed for clergy and church leaders, at which time Dr. Gushee will share strategies and best practices for leading a congregation toward full inclusion. The cost is $50 and includes continuing education credits. On Saturday Dr. Gushee will offer a presentation for the broader community, sharing with participants the story of his journey toward a change of heart and mind on full inclusion. The cost is $15. Both days include lunch.

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30th Anniversary of Pastor Bob's Ordination -- June 21

Join Central Woodward Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in celebrating the Rev. Dr. Robert Cornwall's thirty years of ordained ministry, and seven years as Pastor of Central Woodward Christian Church on Sunday June 21st. Pastor Bob was ordained at Temple City Christian Church (California) on June 9, 1985. He began his ministry at Central Woodward on July 1, 2008.  

As part of the celebration, The Rev. Dr. Glen Miles, Moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and college friend of Bob's will be the guest preacher.  Glen is the pastor of Country Club Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Kansas City, MO. He is also a graduate of Northwest Christian University in Eugene, OR, where Bob and Glen started college together in the fall of 1976.

A reception follows the service. If you are not able to attend the worship service, please join us for the reception (approximately 11:45).