Events and Calendar
Starting November 28 and through the Advent Season, we will again have a mitten tree to supply warm winter gear to those in the community who are in need. Please bring hats, scarves, heavy/warm mittens/gloves, and socks to decorate our mitten tree. Questions? Contact Julie Matthews or the church office.
Advent Bible Study
Join Pastor Emma for a weekly Advent Bible study on Wednesdays in December from
11 am-12 pm starting December 1. Attend in person at the church or join via Zoom. We’ll use the book Making Room: Sharing the Love of Christmas, by Ed Robb as our guide. Purchase your own copy of the book and read chapter 1 for December 1.
Cookies and Cocoa at Church — December 5 at 11:30 am
Bring a batch of your favorite Christmas cookies to church on Sunday, December 5. We'll share the bounty after the 10:30 am worship service in an outdoor fellowship time. Drop off your goodies in the Christian Education lobby when you arrive and our hospitality team will have everything set up to enjoy following the worship service.
Refugee Co-sponsorship Meeting,
December 5, after 10:30 am service
In December, Session hopes to become a co-sponsor for a refugee family resettling in the U.S., in partnership with Samaritas. Our co-sponsor team will have an initial meeting on December 5 after the 10:30 am worship service in Kirkman Fellowship Hall (and after Cookies and Cocoa!). Join team leaders Ted DeVantier and Benny Rediers to learn more about the process of welcoming these new neighbors and begin to sign-up for the specific ways you can be involved.
Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
Unwrapped gifts for the Angel Tree program are due to the church by December 8.
Christmas Eve Luminaries by S.T.A.G.E. Youth
S.T.A.G.E. Youth Ministry will be selling luminaries to honor loved ones at the suggested cost of $5 each. The luminaries will be personalized with your loved one’s name, lit and displayed outside our church on Christmas Eve. Please submit orders by Sunday, December 12. Order forms are available at the CE reception desk, or order online. You can pay for orders online with Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by check mailed to S.T.A.G.E. Youth Ministry, 2119 Catalpa Dr., Berkley, MI 48072
Fall Clean-Up Volunteers
The House & Grounds committee will continue to work on final fall clean-up
projects as time and the weather permit. If you are interested in helping, please contact Derek Helenberger at for a list of the remaining projects.