Events and Calendar

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Sunburst Singers Kids’ Music Program

Sunburst Singers, our new kids’ music program, meets from 11:30 am-12:15 pm on the First and Third Sunday of the month. Kids from young preschool through 5th grade are welcome and invited! Questions? Contact Ms. Audrey or Pastor Emma. We can’t wait to see you this fall!

An Invitation to the Women of FPCRO!

The Naomi-Ruth Women’s Circle meets on the second Wednesday of each month 11:30 am. We gather in the Fireside Room for food, Bible Study, mission discussions and projects, and a lot of fellowship. It will be a pleasure to get together again, but it would be even more exciting to welcome new faces. All are welcome, so please make room in your schedule to join us. If you would like to come, but need transportation, please contact Julie Matthews or Gretchen Hirsch.

“Show and Tell” is October 30 at 11:30 am

On Sunday, October 30 in Kirkman Fellowship Hall, immediately following our 10:30 am service, the Stewardship Committee will host “Show and Tell.” This event will provide time for our church family to share their skills, hobbies, talents, and passions.

Fall Grounds Clean-Up is Saturday, November 5

Join other volunteers from 9am until noon on Saturday, November 5 for catching up together, as we rake leaves and prepare the church grounds for the Michigan winter. Bring your garden gear and work gloves, and come for whatever part of the morning you're available.

A Service of Healing and Wholeness

As the holiday season approaches, many find it to be a time of sadness and/or struggle. On Wednesday, November 16 at 7 pm, our FPCRO Stephen Ministers and Staff will lead a service of Healing and Wholeness. We invite you to come as we seek God’s comfort and healing during this time of difficulty. If you have experienced the death of a loved one, are in physical pain, or have had an emotional upset, please consider joining us for a time of comfort and renewal. The brief 30-40 minute worship service will be in Evans Chapel. All are welcome.

Common Ground Household Items Collection

We are supporting Common Ground, a local organization that helps young adults move through crisis into hope, by holding a church-wide collection of household items. These items will help young people moving into their first apartments. Take a tag from the board in the narthex or signup to donate items online. From toiletries to baking sheets to cleaning supplies there are lots of items to choose from so that a young person’s new apartment is well-stocked and offers a welcoming space to call home. Please return items to church by Sunday, November 20.

Hanging of the Greens

After worship on Sunday, November 20, stick around and help with the annual Hanging of the Greens. Many hands make light work!

Special Building Rental on November 20

FPCRO is renting our building to a new community group, Sportsman’s Dog Training Club. They will be hosting an American Kennel Club Scent Work Trial on November 19 and 20. This means our congregation will have to make adjustments to our use of the building on Sunday, November 20 as we share our space with the dogs and handlers. Sunburst Singers, with kids singing in worship and practicing after church, will still take place. Hanging of the Greens will also take place after the 10:30 am service, with all items staged in the Parlor. We're grateful for your flexibility!
A few requests for that day: 

  • Enter the building through the Chapel or Hendrie doors. We will have signs out as reminders.

  • Please stay in the Sanctuary, Chapel, Parlor, and Narthex areas of the church building as much as possible. The restrooms will be open. If you are able, please use the ones at the top of the stairs in the CE Lobby.

  • The dogs are being timed, please don’t interact with them in any way.

Advent begins November 27

We’ll take the traditional journey of Advent preparation through Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. As we anticipate the birth of Christ and God’s incarnation, we’ll read from the prophet Isaiah and hear God’s word proclaimed in word and song. There will be one worship service on Sunday, November 27 at 10:30 am.