Events and Calendar
Outdoor Worship Services During July
During the month of July, we will enjoy worship outdoors on the Hendrie Lawn each Sunday at 10:30 am. Starting July 3 through July 31, you’re invited to bring a lawn chair, your sunscreen, and sun hat and join us for worship out in God’s creation. We enjoyed meeting new neighbors during last summer’s outdoor services and having a more casual worship experience. To ensure that we can also livestream worship for those unable to attend in person, the 9 am service will gather in the Sanctuary, rather than the Chapel, throughout the month of July. The 9 am service will be livestreamed. If you prefer to worship from the pews indoors, please join us at
9 am on Sundays next month. We’re glad to be able to offer many ways and places
Outdoor Movie Nights!
Mark your calendar for our monthly outdoor movie nights throughout the summer, each beginning at 7:30 pm on the Hendrie Lawn, weather permitting. We’re grateful to Sean and Cassie Coates for hosting these fun events. Bring your lawn chair and a friend! July 15 • Cars; Aug 26 • Raya and the Last Dragon
Take the Motakhasiv Family Grocery Shopping
or Help with Child Care
We need the congregation’s help to schedule drivers for grocery store and food pantry visits for our Afghan refugee family and to help with child care for the remaining children while parents shop. Visit the Signup Genius and select a time to help.
In agreement with our church policy, individuals spending time with the children will
need to have a background check on file at the church. Contact Joelle Jarrait to
complete this simple step. Questions? Contact Ted DeVantier, Benny Rediers, or call the church office.
Compassion Camp: Changing the World with Lovingkindness • Sunday’s at 10:30 am • July 17 – Aug 28
Compassion Camp is a program where kids explore what it means to have compassion for others, ourselves, and the world! Lovingkindness is the utmost form of selfless love toward ourselves and others. The practice begins with focusing on self-compassion because once we have compassion for ourselves, we can have compassion for others. Our Compassion Camp will be held each Sunday during our weekly Sunday school time together. Children will begin in worship at 10:30 am and then move into the camp areas for stories and fun activities.
Volunteers Needed on Sunday’s for "Compassion Camp"
Compassion Camp is set up as a VBS but will take place on Sunday mornings. We are looking for volunteers to help guide our little ones through the activities. Whether you can help every Sunday or just specific dates, we would love to have you. Please contact Joelle Jarrait to sign up for a Sunday or Sundays to help.
We are continuing to seek paperback books in good condition. There is a need for adventure, mystery, and non-fiction appropriate for our armed service personnel overseas and stateside. (Please, no romance or risqué titles.) Books may be dropped off in the Steen Library at church. Questions? Contact Adair Calder.
Presbyterian Women Synod of the Covenant Gathering
July 29–July 30 at First Presbyterian Church of Dearborn
The regional Presbyterian Women Gathering is being held in Dearborn this year!
The theme is “Hope Renewed—New Visions Imagined.” During the event there will be a Plenary address by Rev. Dr. Carol Bechtel, author of the 2022-2023 Horizons Bible Study “Celebrating Sabbath: Accepting God’s Gift of Rest and Delight.” The keynote speaker is Susan Jackson Dowd, PW Executive Director. Her topic is “Hope Renewed with Grassroots Action.” There will be workshops, worship, communion, fellowship
and a business meeting. Be sure to join us for a meaningful event with Presbyterian Women from around our Synod! More information and registration forms are
available on the counter at the reception desk. You can also contact Joelle Jarrait for more information.
School Supplies Drive
Starting July 31, and continuing through August 24, look for collection bins at church to drop off donated school supply items to benefit Oakland Elementary School in Royal Oak. Items requested: plastic pocket folders, crayons (skin tone colors accepted & appreciated), pre-sharpened pencils, plastic pencil cases, colored pencils, colored markers, dry erase markers, glue sticks.
Please check future worship bulletins as other school supply items may be added. This collection is a long standing one FPCRO has done in the past and was interrupted by COVID-19. It has been moved from September to August so members can take advantage of Back-to-School sales.