Fall / Winter 2017 Adult Forums
August 19, 2017
September 10: Welcome Back/HOM Breakfast
Welcome Back to Coffee Hours, Adult Forums, and our first Haiti Outreach Mission Breakfast! We’ll have table discussions about our summer adventures… questions will be on your tables!
September 17: Insight Psychological Services, PPLC, Dr. Bernie Les, Ph.D., LP
Dr. Les believes in promoting individual growth in a respectful way that honors the individuality and complexity of every person. He believes that respect, trust and privacy are of utmost importance and are delivered in a warm, comfort-able setting.
September 24: The Rev. Canon Ron Spann, Director, Christ Church Spirituality Center, Grosse Pointe
If there's a famous priest in the Diocese, it is Fr. Ron Spann! His work helping the poor and marginalized in our area is as wide-ranging, as it is inspiring. Come hear about Ron's story: past, present, and future.
October 1: HOM Breakfast & Mission Update
This morning we will have a wonderful breakfast prepared by some of our HOM volunteers and we will hear all about their 2017 Mission Trip, as well as fund raising events happening this fall.
October 8: Building Committee Update
Our Building Committee will share where we are in the process of planning, funding and actually implementing our building renovation and changing plans.
October 15: The Tricycle Collective: Michele Oberholzer
Is a woman-led, volunteer-powered nonprofit organization working to provide additional support to Detroit families with young children who live in homes facing tax foreclosure. In less than three years, they have raised and donated $54,000 to over 100 Detroit families to save their homes.
October 22: Riverwise Magazine: Eric Campbell, Managing Editor
Raised on Detroit's far northwest side, Eric’s passion is bringing to light the grassroots activism currently transforming Detroit neighborhoods. As a staff writer for Michigan Citizen Newspaper, he came in contact with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center, where ‘Riverwise’ was conceived last year.
October 29: The Other Side of China, Jim and Py Wolfe
They will share their teaching adventures in Southwest China, visits to the Panda Preserve in Sichuan Province and buried cities in the Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts along the Old Silk Road.
November 5: Pat Anstett Kiska, Retired Free Press Medical Writer
Pat will discuss her career as a journalist and will share with us inspirational stories and lessons learned, as well as, her book about breast cancer patients.
November 12: Vestry Elections
Today’s order of business will be to elect new Vestry Members for 2018-20. Fr. Chris will share things that are happening in the future and how you might want to be involved.
November 19: Thanksgiving Baskets
If needed, we will help the children finish filling the Thanks-giving Baskets and have table conversations about our ability to be thankful and share how we might do it on a daily basis, not just once a year!
November 26: ‘Power Talk’, Dr. Mary Segars
Dr. Segars will share her book, ‘Power Talk begins with Power Thoughts.’ The book shares the importance of our ‘self-talk’ being in alignment with God’s Word.
December 3: Providing Hope to the Hopeless: Ministries for Women with Deborah Davis
Most of you know that we have a once a month ministry for men through Detroit Rescue Mission. Deborah has initiated a new ministry for women and children. The ministry is one evening a week and includes: bible study and devotions for women, bible stories for the children, societal discussions, and providing care packages, infant quilts and caps. We’ll learn all about it and how you might assist in this ministry!
December 10: ‘Writing for Riverwise Magazine’: Diane Proctor Reader and Alyson Jones Turner
Alyson is an educator and part of the Riverwise Collective. Diane is a business owner, author, editor and playwright. They will be sharing with us the backstory about articles they have written for ‘Riverwise Magazine,’ as well as their own stories.
December 17: HOM Cookie Walk, Awesome Homemade Cookies!
There are always lots of awesome cookies baked by our parish members to support our Haiti Outreach Ministry. All proceeds go directly to our Haiti Ministry and our ability to help secure needed medicine, and volunteers to implement the ministry.
December 24: Wishing Everyone A Blessed Christmas
Silent Night, Holy Night, All is calm, All is bright, Round yon virgin, Mother and child, Holy infant so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace.
December 31: Caroling at the Mead
After our 10:00 am Service, we will gather at the Mead to lift up our voices and the spirits of those who live right next door to us!