Lenten Book Study: Disunity in Christ
Sundays, March 10, 17, and 24, 2019 at 9:30 am
Join Rector Emily Williams Guffey for a discussion of Disunity in Christ: Uncovering the Hidden Forces that Keep Us Apart by Christena Cleveland, PhD — a timely, challenging, and personal book for our city, our country, and our broader church.
From the publisher’s description: “Despite Jesus’ prayer that all Christians ‘be one,’ divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ from the beginning to the present. We cluster in theological groups, gender groups, age groups, ethnic groups, educational and economic groups. We criticize freely those who disagree with us, don’t look like us, don’t act like us and don’t even like what we like. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don’t. In this eye-opening book, learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions…with a personal touch and the trained eye of a social psychologist.”
Deep River: An Exploration of Spirituals
Wednesdays in Lent March 13, March 20, March 27, April 3 & April 10th
Join Detroit musicians Calebria Webb, Mezzo-Soprano, Stacey V. Gibbs, Greg Williams, Bobbi Thompson, and Director of Music Ed Maki-Schramm for a Lenten exploration of African-American spirituals: their history, their meaning, and their importance now.
All are welcome; free and open to the public with a freewill offering. Secure parking and wheelchair access. Arrive early (6pm) for a soup supper in the parish hall.
Spirit of Hope Soup Brigade
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Spirit of Hope is a combined Lutheran-Episcopal parish on Detroit’s near west side (1519 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd). Christ Church began a Saturday soup kitchen at this location almost forty years ago, and is still responsible for preparing food and serving guests whenever there is a fifth Saturday in a month. To sign up, contact Jon Miller at email@example.com.
Gleaners Community Food Bank
May 4, 2019 9:00-11:30 am
Let’s work at Gleaners Community Food Bank this spring! We have the opportunity to sort food donations at Gleaners on Saturday, May 4. Open to everyone 5+. Please RSVP to Seth Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.