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Sunday Worship  10:30am


  • Nursery and Children's Church provided during Sunday Morning worship.


We are located at the Southeast corner of Big Beaver and Adams.

3955 W. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, Michagan  48084
(248) 644-0512 



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Troy, Michagan  48084

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Communion, Prayer & Writing: An Interactive Workshop


Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 – noon

Dr. Ron Allen, Christian Theological Seminary

Central Woodward Christian Church

3955 West Big Beaver Road - Troy MI 48084


All are welcome!


What is Prayer?  How do we as Disciples understand the sacred meal? We will examine the spectrum of different table traditions. We will benefit from practical guidance in preparing prayers for communion, and broader prayer. We will also have time to write prayers, poems, and songs. Come prepared to design your own prayer.

This program made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids MI with funds provided by Lilly Endowment, Inc.


Holy Week 2017

Holy Week begins with the celebration of the Triumphal Entry on Sunday, October 9th.  As Holy Week progresses, Central Woodward will join with Northminster Presbyterian Church (Thursday, April 13, at 7:00 PM).  We will then host the Troy Community Good Friday Service -- April 9 at noon.

Easter Sunday begins with the Gathering at the Cross (in the Sanctuary) at 8:30, followed by breakfast, and then the Easter Service Begins at 10:30.  The theme for the Service is "I have Seen the Lord."  Join us for worship and fellowship.  


Troy Unity Forum -- Feb. 16

  • Troy Area Alliance Against Hate Crimes hosts a free  Unity Forum 
    Thursday, February, 16, 6:30-9pm
  • Community Center, Rooms 304/305
  • 3179 Livernois Rd, Troy
    Panel of speakers will discuss immigrant identity-building
    Samplings of global food
    Learn about community resources for immigrants
    Learn ways in which you may be an ally
    Childcare provided onsite in Room 301
    Learn more about Troy Area Alliance Against Hate Crimes at


Worship and Mission: Public Participation in God's Reconciling Work

A Workshop with Dr. Mark Love of Rochester College

Saturday, February 18th, from 9-12

 Too often worship and mission are thought of as two completely different things. When this happens, both worship and mission are diminished. Conversely, understanding what they have in common enriches both and transforms those who participate in them. Let's explore more fully what they share in common and imagine together how this might enrich the ways we practice both.

Our workshop leader is Dr. Mark Love, Associate Professor of Theology and Dean of Theology and Ministry at Rochester College. holds a D.Min. from Abilene Christian University and a Ph.D. in Missional Theology from Luther Seminary. Central Woodward played an important part in Mark’s dissertation, three members of the congregation are colleagues, one member was his student, and the pastor counts him as a friend, so he knows us fairly well.  Mark will also preach for us on February 19th.


  • There will be a continental breakfast provided. Childcare will be available.
  • There is no cost to the workshop, but RSVP’s would be greatly appreciated.


This workshop is another expression of our Vital Worship Grant, which we received from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and the Lilly Foundation.  All costs of the workshop are being paid for by the grant, for which we are ever grateful. 


Winter Study Series -- 2017

Continuing with our current emphasis on the relationship of Mission and the Lord's Table, the January-February study series will focus on the book Patterns of Faith in a Table-Centered Church. The book was written by Dr. Keith Watkins, Emeritus Professor of Worship at Christian Theological Seminary.  Keith has been at the forefront of worship renewal among the Disciples since he began his teaching career at CTS in 1961. 

There are two study groups currently available, with opportunity to start more. 


  • Wednesday Afternoon Group -- led by Pastor Bob, this group meets from 1:30 to 3:00 in the library. The first session will be held on January 11th.
  • Sunday Afternoon Group -- led by Susan Menko, this group meets from noon to 1:30 in the library.  The first session will be held January 8th.
  • The Elders will also be reading the book, with discussion led by Pastor Rick.


The message of the book is that from the earliest times the Table has stood at the center of Christian life. The question for us is how we center our faith life around it.  The question is, how do we prepare to come to the Table? Keith writes that "no matter how simple or elaborate a meal may be, the food tastes better and the companionship is richer when we prepare ourselves to participate." Join us in this study, won't you?