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									                     GROSSE POINTE MEMORIAL CHURCH

                                                                                               PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)

                                                                                               16 Lakeshore Drive
                                                                                               Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
                                                                                               313.882.5330 Fax: 313.882.7675

                                                                                               May 2011
                                                                                           Summer Sunday services beginning
                                                  ‘A light by the lakeshore’
                                                                                           June 5, 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Seminars will explore Malawi history, poverty and Christian practices
Ecumenical Minister Rev. Timothy           and a professor of the New
Nyasulu, his wife Brenda and Pingu-        Testament. His wife Brenda
lani Mkandawire, music director from       supports his ministry full time
the Central Church of Africa Presby-       and is the moderator-elect of
terian in Malawi, are preparing topics     the CCAP synod of Livingsto-
for discussion at five seminars during     nia. She has worked as an ac-
their visit from April 30 to May 15.       counts clerk for two years. For
                                           the past eight years she taught
The seminars will include Malawi           pastors’ wives who were train-
history, Christianity and issues facing    ing for the ministry at Zomba
Christians in Malawi, poverty, HIV/        Theological College.
AIDS, the practice of church discipline
in the Presbyterian Church in Malawi       Music Director Pingulani
and other short topics.                    Mkandawire is a retired civil      Rev. Timothy and Brenda Nyasulu
                                           servant. He worked as a civil
Dates and times for the seminars                                                      If anyone
                                           engineer with Malawi Broadcasting
are Monday, May 9, 9:30 to 11:30                                                      would like to
                                           Corporation and other government
a.m.; Tuesday, May 10, 7- 8:30 p.m.;                                                  host our visi-
                                           sectors. He is currently the chairman
Wednesday, May 11, 9:30-11:30 a.m.;                                                   tors for meals,
                                           of the Vestry Council and Partner-
Thursday, May 12, 7-8:30 p.m.; and                                                    sightseeing or
                                           ship Committee of the congregation.
Friday, May 13, 9:30-11:30 a.m.                                                       entertaintment
                                           Thanks to Joe and Susan Johnston
                                                                                      please call
                                           for providing accommodations and to
Rev. Nyasulu is minister of the Central                                               Martie Neily,
                                           Kendra Harding for providing a car for
Church of Africa Presbyterian Church                                                  who is keeping
                                           their use.
(CCAP), a denominational official                                                     the schedule.

All you ever wanted to know about the Honduran Mission trips
On May 1 the members of the adult mission                                        natural beauty of this Central American
trips to Honduras will join in a time-honored                                    country.
GPMC tradition: leading a worship service
based on their experiences.                                                      Between services, during the Middle Hour,
                                                                                 the adult education offering that day will
In the fashion of our high school youth, these                                   be a more information-oriented account of
29 adults have planned a worship experience,                                     the trip. More pictures, stories and insights
which includes actual building and Honduran                                      will be part of this 40-minute presentation.
music. This service will give all of us a sense
of the trip and how it is still affecting the                                    In both settings, worship and Middle Hour,
members who went on it.                                                          members of GPMC are invited to ask the
                                                                                 question, “What next?” This question is a
In addition to the small sermons by six dif-     John Brewster and Jack Liang    relevant one for those who went on the trip.
ferent participants (three at each service) and cement the blocks for a house. How do we live in the light of our experi-
singing (some of it in Spanish), the services                                  ence? Yet it is also a question for our con-
will also include images from the trip itself. During the       gregation: What do we do with what our 29 members share?
offering, worshippers will see 60-75 pictures that show the     Where does it lead us to act and how?
people of Honduras, the work our members did, and the
                                                  May 2011 - 2

                                                    Staff reflectionS

                          Springtime gifts reminds us of God’s love
Carol Beltz Marks
Director of Pastoral

W      e are in the midst of experiencing the glory of
       spring in Michigan. Spring always reassures me of
the love and grace of God. The flowers bloom, the trees
                                                               we have a time of spiritual dormancy.

                                                               Remind us, dear Lord, as we see the gifts that spring
burst forth with new life, the colors abound and the sweet     brings, that you are with us in the good times as well
smell of the fresh air fills our lungs.                        as the difficult times. Help those of us who feel tired,
                                                               empty or alone in spirit, be reawakened by your love.
The lake takes on a beautiful sheen. Birds, little scurrying   Let us breathe the breath of life that you will for us.
critters and people resurface, walking, running, bicycling
or driving around enjoying the rebirth of the earth.           Sometimes, you seem so far away, but as spring un-
                                                               folds, help us to feel your presence surrounds us with
After a long hard winter, a winter where the land was          every bud, branch and bird we see. The harshness of
not nourished or tended, a fallow time, a dormant period,      life is very difficult to deny, and the winter winds take
suddenly, God’s earth is renewed. We sometimes experi-         their toll; but let your springtime gifts continue to re-
ence the equivalent to the earth’s long difficult winter in    mind us of your presence and your love.
our own lives. We have fallow time when we just exist;

                 Presbyteryian Women’s                         Baked goods needed for
   Spring Fair - May 1, 2011                                   Presbyterian Women’s Spring Fair
              Fellowship Hall                                  Fire up your oven! Presbyterian Women will warmly wel-
 During Middle Hour and after second service                   come your cookies, pies, breads and cakes to sell during
         Terrific shopping for Mother’s Day!                   our Spring Fair, Sunday, May 1.

 Aprons, doll clothes for 18” American Girl type dolls         Please bring your goodies to the church kitchen on Satur-
                  hand-knitted items                           day, April 30 between 3 and 4 p.m. or on Sunday morning.
                                                               Please package cookies by the dozen, and be sure to label
                  Spring flower baskets                        contents (concern for allergies).

      Prayer Shawls (which make wonderful gifts)               ‘Blessed Are They…’
             Honduran dyed cornhusk dolls                      All Presbyterian Women are invited to the Synod of the
                                                               Covenant Gathering at the First Presbyterian Church in
                                                               Findlay, Ohio, June 24-26.

                                                               In addition to fellowship, reflection and prayer, workshops
                       Baked goods                             offered include overview of the Beatitudes Bible Study,
                                                               Human Trafficking, Environment & Simple Living, Social
               An assortment of gift items.                    Media/Electronic Communications, Domestic Violence,
             Friends and family are welcome                    and US Mission with Native Americans.
              and encouraged to come
                                                               For more information, look for the brochures in the litera-
           ALL proceeds support PW mission                     ture racks, or contact Kathie Morinelli – 313-822-7666 /
              locally and worldwide                  
                                                  May 2011 - 3
 Tour Habitat for Humanity’s Morningside Project May 7
Join members of the other Grosse Pointe Partner Churches
in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Habitat for Human-                                                   4421 Maryland
ity Detroit, Saturday, May 7.                                                                               the latest home
                                                                                                            completed in
You will hear presentations by Habitat leaders, meet home-                                                  the Morningside
owners who have benefited from your contributions in this                                                   Neighborhood
nearby neighborhood (Waveny and Lakepointe) and enjoy
a walking tour of the Morningside Project.

A complimentary lunch is being donated by Olive Garden
for all who commit to attend no later than May 1. All others    Transportation will be provided leaving from GPMC at
are welcome to attend the event, with the exception of the      10:45 a.m. For further information, please contact Jim
lunch.                                                          Garlough 824-0525 or Pete Wilson 881-3907.

                                  Habitat Grosse Pointe Partner Churches
 Christ Church Grosse Pointe Episcopal    GP Unitarian Church                        Our Lady of the Sea Catholic Church
 First Christian Reformed Church          GP Woods Presbyterian Church               St. Michael’s Episcopal Church
 GP Memorial Church                       St. James Lutheran                         St. Ambrose Catholic Church
 GP Congregational Church                 St. Paul Catholic Church                   St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church
 GP United Methodist Church               St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

New Habitat home owner tells how much it means
Maisha DeBrossard has vowed to be an active participant
in the Morningside neighborhood in Detroit, where she just
moved into her new Habitat for Humanity house at 4421

She invested more than 300 sweat equity hours in the build-
ing. She shared her journey, appreciation and belief in God
at the dedication of her house on March 26.

“Our lives will be forever changed due to the overwhelm-
ing joy of home ownership,” she said. A foster care case
manager at the Children’s Center, she was renting a home
on the northwest side of Detroit.

“The landlord was slow to make repairs, and the backyard
had a massive tree prohibiting grass from growing and the      (l-r): President of the Habitat Partners Pete Wilson from
children from playing basketball,” she said.                   Grosse Pointe Memorial, new homeowner Maisha DeBros-
                                                               sard and Ernie Miedema, representing First Christian
“We have never had the opportunity to paint our bedrooms       Reformed Church at the dedication of Maisha’s new house
or decorate to make the home feel as if we have that special   on March 26.
home touch. Maiya [her daughter] has already picked the
colors to paint her room.”                                     our slightly used clothing and shoes.
“I have taught my children the importance of giving back to “If I were to say one thing to our sponsors and volunteers,
the community, so we look forward to volunteering to help it would be, ‘Thanks for providing our family with tran-
someone. We donate to different charities and also donate   quility and happiness!’”
                                                  May 2011 - 4

Detroit News editor speaks at Husbands,Wives & Friends Breakfast
Nolan Finley, Editorial Page Editor                                                  the newsroom while a student at Wayne
of The Detroit News, will address the                                                State University. He is a graduate of
Husbands, Wives & Friends Breakfast                                   Nolan Finley   both Schoolcraft College in Livonia
at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 7 in Fellow-                                                 and Wayne State University in Detroit,
ship Hall. Finley directs the expression                                             where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in
of the newspaper’s editorial position                                                journalism. In 2001, Schoolcraft named
on various national and local issues                                                 him its outstanding alumnus.
and also writes a column in the Sun-
day newspaper.                             city, state and metro desks as well as    The Husbands Wives & Friends Break-
                                           a reporter, covering Detroit City Hall    fast is sponsored by the Ecumenical
Before assuming this position in 2000,     during the Coleman Young administra-      Men’s Breakfast, which will not meet
he was the newspaper’s Deputy Man-         tion.                                     the Friday before. All are welcome.
aging Editor, directing the newsroom.                                                Cost is $10. Please make your reserva-
He also served as Business Editor and      Finley has been with the newspaper        tion at the reception desk or call the
in various editing positions on the        since 1976, starting as a copy boy in     church at 313-882-5330.
                     Walking for good causes
CROP Walk raises Church World Service needs your help
money to eradicate The go to HungerWorld
                                      Offering When the catastrophic
                                               earthquake and tsunami
poverty and hunger Service, a cooperative      devastated the northeastern
                                           ministry of 37 Christian                             part of Japan, CWS responded
Sunday, May 1, marks the annual            denominations and                                    to coordinate emergency relief
CROP Walk. We walk in solidarity           communions.                                          for about 25,000 individuals
with hungry and impoverished people                                                  sheltered at 100 evacuation sites.
around the world.                          Founded in 1946, CWS works with
                                           partners to eradicate hunger and          Your financial support and your
The walk starts at 1 p.m. and is hosted    poverty and to promote peace and          participation in CROP Hunger Walks,
by Assumption Greek Orthodox               justice around the world. CWS helps       the Blankets Program and the CWS
Church, 21800 Marter Rd., St. Clair        vulnerable families and communities       Recovery Kits make possible these
Shores.                                    recover from natural and human-           and other life-sustaining programs.
                                           caused calamities.
You may choose to walk a 1-, 3- or 5-                                                Please contribute generously, using
mile route, sponsor a walker or donate     CWS is there to provide shelter, food     the blue envelopes in the pew racks.
on-line at: www.churchworldservice.
                                           and water, blankets, recovery kits and    The Outreach Council will match
org\goto\gpmchurch .
                                           counseling – the basics people need to    donations up to a total of $2,000.
Twenty-five percent of the money will      survive.
support Cass Community Social Ser-
vices in Detroit while 75% supports        Relay for Life helps fight cancer
international hunger ministries.
                                           Memorial Church is partnering with Christ Church under the team heading
A sign-up table is in Fellowship Hall.     “Eagles’ Wings” in the Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Soci-
For more information, contact Sandy        ety in 5,000 communities all across our country and in 20 countries abroad.
Brucker at 313-886-5317.
                                           The date is May 14 and 15 at the Woods Lakefront Park. Activities begin at 10
                                           a.m. on Saturday morning and conclude at 10 p.m. Sunday evening.

                                           Relay for Life is a fundraiser in an effort to “Create More Birthdays!” Cancer
                                           survivors are honored guests at a 24-hour walk for life. Teams agree to have
EGO is Edging God Out                      someone on the walk for all 24 of the hours. Luminaries are made by partici-
                                           pants for two reasons: “In Honor of” or “In G P Remembrance of” someone
                                           who has been affected by cancer.
                                                 May 2011 -5
          MorningS at MeMorial

                 New child care program to start in September

The sounds of giggles and
                                                                                            view process. Those applying
imagination at work...first sun’s
                                                                                            need to be:
rays reflecting off Lake St.
Clair through leaded window                                                                 • Loving, nurturing, patient,
panes…old stories being told…                                                               flexible individuals, will-
artworks in the making…tenta-                                                               ing to work and play with
tive footsteps being taken…
block towers tumbling and
little ones “under construc-
                                                                                            • Smiling, encouraging, reas-
tion”… small plump fingers
held in bigger hands…warm                                                                   suring listeners and guides
encouraging tones echoing.                                                                  who can manage small
These are the sounds of….Pure                                                               groups of active little ones.
Memorial. (Okay, so we bor-
rowed from the Pure Michigan                                                                • People, who are willing to
ad…but it fits.)                                                                           lift and tote, be up and down,
                                                                                            and frequently on the floor
We are in the process of imag-                                                              (That’s where children are!).
ining “Mornings at Memorial.”
It is our new center to welcome Nancy Schulte has years of experience with little ones.       We realize that experience in
young children, ages 18 months                                                               working with children comes
to five years of age, for child care and of Michigan Department of Human            in a variety of ways. Candidates inter-
learning, starting next fall.            Services so that we have our license in ested in this position would also need
                                         place soon.                                to meet the State of Michigan require-
The program is the descendent of the
former “Parents’ Day Out.” It will       The Young Toddler Room will host 18
provide a welcoming experience in a      to 29-month-old children, with a child What are the benefits of the caregiver
safe and stimulating Christian envi-     to caregiver ratio of four to one,         profession? Answer: The great-
ronment, while parents are away for                                                 est, most rewarding, most important
the morning.                             The Preschool Room will include ages endeavor: that of helping our young-
                                         30 months to five years and will have      est and most vulnerable to grow more
The center will be open Monday           a child to caregiver ratio of eight to     comfortable and competent right here
through Friday, 9-12 a.m. Children       one. We will publish registration infor- in our church home and to allow
may be signed up for one to three        mation as soon as progress permits.        young children to know that God loves
mornings a week, and the center
                                                                                    them and we welcome them. In addi-
will generally follow the schedule of    In the meantime, we are seeking to
Grosse Pointe Public Schools.            hire caregivers for the center. If you
                                         or someone you know loves working          • Part-time hours fit well with school
Nancy Schulte is the director of Morn- and playing with young children, con-
ings at Memorial. She is a former Kin- tact Nancy at nschulte@gpmchurch.
dergarten teacher with Grosse Pointe     org or call 313- 882-5330.                  One can see that there is much to be
Public Schools and has her M.A. in                                                   excited about in welcoming our young
Early Childhood Education.               Members of the Personnel Committee,         children to “Mornings at Memorial.”
                                         chaired by Jim Garlough, will assist        Join us!
She is currently working on comply-      Director of Children’s Ministries Lisa
ing with regulations from the State      Turner and Nancy Schulte in the inter-
                                                   May 2011 -6

Here’s your chance Senior Celebration features accordianist
to tutor adults
An adult student can blossom under         Accordion player Judy Thorpe will         dine, green salad and cake.
the guidance of a caring tutor and         entertain seniors with their favorite
change her or his life by improving        songs from the 40s and 50s at a Senior    “We look forward to seeing you!” said
reading skills.                            Celebration luncheon 11:30 a.m.,          Beverly Butler, chair of Parish Life.
                                           Thursday, May 12, in Fellowship
You are invited to volunteer two hours     Hall. There will also be a sing-a-long.   OWLS (Older,Wiser, Learning Still)
a week at the Dominican Literacy                                                     will attend this luncheon rather than its
Center, 11148 Harper Ave, in Detroit       Please RSVP to reservations@gpm-          regular OWLS meeting in May.
near Conner in the Warren-Conner  or call the church office,
Development Coalition Building.            313-882-5330, no later than May 1.

The tutoring is one-on-one for adults      The catered buffet, sponsored by the
who want to learn basic reading, writ-     Parish Life Council, is complimen-
ing, spelling, math or computer skills.    tary, but you may donate to a free-will
                                           offering. The menu includes oven-
The goals of the students are employ-      roasted chicken, Yankee pot roast,
ment, college reading improvement,         mashed potatoes, green beans alman-
English language, self-confidence or
managing day-to-day. Services are
free. Students pay for books.             Learn how to assist children in foster care
Tutor Training Workshop, Friday, May      As part of National Foster Care                                  Grosse Pointe
13 (5:30-9:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May     Month, Lorraine H. Weber will dis-                               Memorial is
14 (9 a.m.-3:30p.m.). To register call    cuss “For the Seventh Generation,” an                            hosting this
313-267-1000.                             innovative program for assisting chil-                           month’s East
                                          dren in foster care Thursday, May 26,                            Side Regional
For more information go to www.dlclit-    from 7-8:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.                             Meeting of the or contact Outreach Council                                                                      Faith Communi-
                                                                                                           ties Coalition on
foSter fun                                                                                                 Foster Care.

                                                                                                             Lorraine is
Shop for foster children                                                             Lorraine Weber
                                                                                                            executive direc-
going to summer camp                                                                                        tor of the Detroit
May is Foster Care Month, and to help celebrate, the Outreach Council is asking      Metropolitan Bar Association. Work-
the congregation to put together camp kits for children in foster care who will be   ing with both public and private agen-
attending summer camp.                                                               cies, it serves as a “clearing house” to
                                                                                     match the time, talents or merchandise
Lists of needed items will be hung on a clothesline, in the church beginning the     offered by volunteers or organizations
first week of May. Unhook a colorful tag from the line and shop for those spe-       to the needs of children who are wards
cific items, some of which include: beach towels, T-shirts, bug wipes, sleeping      of the court.
bags, swimsuits, toiletry items, duffle bags and other necessities for camp. Place
items in the colorful tent (by the clothesline).                                     Participants will also be reviewing the
                                                                                     ways that congregations are celebrat-
We will be collecting kits during May and into the beginning of June. So, help       ing National Foster Care Month, in-
some kids in foster care have some fun this summer!                                  cluding Memorial’s Foster Fun project
                                                                                     (See related article on the left.)
Please feel free to go in with another family or friend in “preparing a child for
camp. Or, if you have put the days of camp shopping behind you, make a dona-         For more information, contact Matt
tion, and we will shop for you or forward the funds collected. Also, these camp      or Jennifer Parker Wrzeszcz, 313-
kits might make great “alternative gifts” for Mother’s or Father’s Day. Just,        822-4234, or Peg Carpenter, 313-881-
make your donation, take one of the “altrnative gift” cards and send it to your      0164.
loved one in their honor. Thanks again for helping to FOSTER FUN!

                                                        May 2011 - 7
                                                                                        Give the Gift of
 GPMC Spring Musical is almost here!                                                    Music this summer
Come see why “It’s Cool in the Furnace” Sunday, May 15,
                                                                                         Again this summer we are looking
9 and 11a.m.
                                                                                        for musicians to enhance our summer
This year’s production is “It’s Cool in the Furnace,” a tale                            worship experience. Instrumental-
of a Godly guy named Daniel, his three side-kicks and a                                 ists, vocal soloists, duets, trios, small
fiery furnace. At both services on Sunday morning, May                                  groups, whatever, we invite you to
15, this classic youth musical recounts the captivating tale                            give the gift of music.
with humor, action, and spiritual heart.
                                                                                        Please contact the minister of music,
The performance features King Nebuchadnezzar, the                                       Jim Biery at 313-882-5330 x134 or
prophet Daniel, the LOGOS FISH and WINGS Choirs, the                          
LIFE/TUXIS Choir, and of course, Shadrach, Meshach,
                                                                                        We also offer a summer choir for any-
and Abednego!
                                                                                        one who wants to participate without
                                                                                        making a long-term commitment.
          Vacation Bible School - August 1st – August 5th
                                                                                        There are no Thursday evening re-
       ‘Clean Water for all God’s Children’                                             hearsals; just show up at 9:45 a.m. to
                                                                                        sing at the 10:30 a.m. service. Come
                                                                                        for one Sunday, or sing with us all

                                                                                        If you have ever wanted to try the
                                                                                        choir, this is your chance! For more
                                                                                        information, contact Jim Biery.

                                                                                        Guitar lessons are
                                                                                        offered at GPMC

                                                                                        Would you like to learn to play the

                                                                                        There are a couple of summer group
        Here are four of the children who enjoyed Vacation Bible School last year.      guitar sessions forming this summer.
                                                                                        Currently there are two groups com-
Grosse Pointe Memorial Church will                                                      prising middle school, senior high and
                                             of our VBS mission project for the week.   adult students.
host this year’s ecumenical Vacation
Bible School, Monday, Aug. 1 through         Vacation Bible School is open to all
Friday, Aug. 5.                              children ages 4 through 5th grade. The     The cost is $150, which will cover
                                             cost is $25 per child with a maximum       ten 90-minute sessions throughout the
Each day from 9 a.m. until noon,             of $75 per family. Registration forms      summer.
children will experience God’s love          are available either on our church
while exploring scripture that focuses       website: or in the       Teachers are provided by the Grosse
on God’s use of water as an agent of         Christian Education office.                Pointe Music Academy and are offered
creation, salvation, healing, blessing                                                  on Tuesday nights from 8 p.m. until
and health.                                  We are always in need of volunteers to     9:30 p.m.
                                             help with the coordination and running
“Living Waters for the World” (a mis-        of VBS. If you can donate some time,       If you are interested, contact Pastor
sion project of the Synod of Living          please contact Lisa Turner at lturner@     Matt. Once classes are filled, a waiting
Waters, PC(USA) will be the recipient or call the church.          list will be created until another class
                                                                                        can be formed.
                                                    May 2011 - 8

            Youth activitieS             Seekers’ confirmation on Youth Sunday
Scholarship Forms                        A group of freshman high school stu-
                                         dents have met together over the past
                                                                                      sion over dinner to discuss what they
                                                                                      have learned.
Available for College                    several months to discuss their faith,
Students                                 learn more about their relationship
                                         with God and discover what it means
                                                                                      If requested, the Session will vote to
                                                                                      receive these youth as new church
                                         to become a member of the church.            members. As a congregation, we will
Active members of the congregation                                                    receive these new members on Sunday,
who are entering or engaged in post-     Early in May, many of these youth            May 22 during the 9 a.m. service.
secondary education are encouraged to    will meet with members of the Ses-
pick up the GPMC 2011 Scholarship
Application in the Christian Education                            Youth SundaY – MaY 22
                                         The middle school and senior high            organizing their notes for the sermon.
This need-based scholarship is offered   youth will again offer their leadership
to supplement other financial aid the    in worship on Sunday, May 22.                Over the next several weeks, both
student may receive. Post-secondary                                                   middle school and senior high students
members may be awarded an amount         The youth will be involved in all            will discuss and formulate their plans
not to exceed $500 in each calendar      aspects of worship as they prepare to        for worship that day.
year.                                    lead through reading, praying, preach-
                                         ing and singing.                             Additionally, the 2010-11 SEEKERS
Completed applications are due no                                                     class will be welcomed as new mem-
later than Friday, May 27, 2011. Funds   Middle school students are preparing         bers at the 9 a.m. service.
are taken from accumulated earnings      the readings and prayers for worship.
in the John H. Marshall and George       The LIFE and TUXIS singing groups            Support our youth through prayer this
W. Johnson Funds.                        are preparing a piece, and the seniors are   month as they prepare to lead worship.

Individuals wishing to contribute to     Senior highs prepare for Mission Trip
the ongoing support of these funds       An amazing group of teenagers have           for the mission work that has been set
should contact the church office.        met together over the last several           before them. As a group, we will meet
                                         months to prepare for their trip to Puerto   on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. to
Website has LIFE and                     Rico, the week of June 19-25, 2011.          pray, talk, and review some last min-
TUXIS information                                                                     ute details. The group will be commis-
                                         Thirty-three youth and nine adults are       sioned in worship on June 12, a week
The calendar for the youth fel-                                                       before they head out.
                                         organizing themselves and preparing
lowship groups is available on the
church website (www.gpmchurch.
org). Useful information, including      Penny Pitts to be ordained May 14
registration forms, upcoming events
and links can also be found on the       GPMC member Penny Pitts completes            at GPMC, an act of
website.                                 one multi-year journey on Saturday,          the Presbytery of
                                         May 14 and starts a new one shortly          Detroit, Penny will
For youth information, use the drop      thereafter. At 4 p.m. that Saturday          pack up and move
down menu under Christian Educa-         afternoon, Penny will be ordained as         to Maryland.
tion and click on Programs for Youth.    Minister of Word and Sacrament in the
                                         Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).                Sometime shortly
If you would like to see something                                                    thereafter, she will be installed as the
added to this page, please contact       After finishing seminary and earning         pastor of First Pres. One small bit of
Pastor Matt, 313-882-5330, ext. 131.     her Master of Divinity degree while          Presbyterian trivia: upon her ordina-
                                         working full-time, Penny spent several       tion, Penny is no longer a member of
                                         years in the call process of finding a       GPMC or any Presbyterian church.
 No Theology and Film in May.            church. That process ended with her          She will become a member of the
 Come for The Illusionist at 7           recent call to be the pastor (3/4 time)      presbytery where her church is lo-
 p.m. on Monday, June 6.                 of the First Presbyterian Church of          cated. Keep her in your prayers as she
                                         Frostburg, Md. After her ordination          completes the one and starts the other.
                                                   May 2011 - 9

                                                                               (l-r):Ben and Janna Williamson,
                                                                               Jordan and Ashleigh Summers, Aaron
                                                                               and Tonya Dawkins and Jeff and Cindy
                                                                               Hall (Not pictured are Conne Carr,
                                                                               Dan Gottardo and Julie Kaiser)

Welcome these new members to Grosse Pointe Memorial
Aaron Dawkins is a senior financial       She works for Hewlett Packard in         Jordan Summers is a student at
analyst who is transferring from Mars     information testing. She is married      Wayne State University Law School.
Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Mich.    to Jeffrey Hall, and they have two       He and his wife, Ashleigh, have been
He is looking forward to raising a        children, Zachariah Ethan, 9, and        residents of Grosse Pointe Woods for
family in Grosse Pointe and becom-        Vivian Anne,5. Cynthia loves reading,    over a year, both coming from Clinton
ing involved in the community. He is      writing and anything “geeky.” Her        Twp. They are very grateful for the
married to Tonya, and they have two       children are her main hobby, but she     loving welcome they have received at
children, Isaiah, 4, and Micah, four      is also now the proud caregiver of a     GPMC.
months.                                   wee Florida turtle.
                                                                                   Janna Williamson has a Master
Tonya Dawkins has a Bachelor of           Jeffrey Hall is also transferring with   of Science in Information and is a
Psychology degree from Grand Valley       his wife, Cynthia, from Kirk in the      cataloging librarian for the Library
State University and is presently a       Hills Presbyterian Church He has a       Network in Novi. She and her husband
nanny. She loves scrapbooking, taking     Bachelor of Arts degree. He was a        Benjamin are transferring from First
pictures, spending time with family       former U.S. Navy intelligence officer    Presbyterian Church of Trenton. They
in Grand Rapids and vacationing with      and a University of Michigan foot-       have one son, Karl, 4. Janna enjoys
her husband, Aaron, and their two         ball player and is now a professional    spending time with family and friends.
boys. Her goals are to be a wonderful,    caddy. His passion is hunting for
loving wife and mother, to learn more     morel mushrooms.                         Benjamin Williamson will graduate
about the Bible and be brave enough                                                from Medical School this month and
to speak freely about feelings, expec-    Ashleigh Summers works in market-        begin residency at the Detroit Medi-
tations and goals.                        ing for Xperience Communications in      cal Center/Wayne State University
                                          Dearborn. She used to belong to the      Department of Psychiatry. He and his
Cynthia Hall is transferring from         Peace Presbyterian Church and is now     wife, Janna, were married in River
Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church.    married to Jordan Summers.               Rouge.

                                                                   4.	 A church or charity may be named as the benefi-
1.	 Prepare a will. Fewer than 50% of those who pass
                                                                       ciary of an insurance policy or IRA.
    away do not have this important instrument for con-
    trolling the distribution of their belongings.                 5.	 Remember loved ones with a memorial gift.
2.	 Leave a gift in your will for the charitable organiza-         6.	 Encourage family and friends to leave gifts to
    tions that make a difference in your life.                         charities fr their choice.
3.	 Consider using assets for your charitable gift. Such       For more information, call Peter Henry. A spring brunch on
    gifts may provide tax savings too during your life.        May 22 is planned to honor the members of the Newberry
                                                               Legacy Society.
                                           MaY 2011 - ongoing
Sundays - Worship 9 & 11 a.m.            Wednesdays                                 7:30 a.m. - Ecumenical Men’s
Mondays                                    7 a.m. - Men’s Bible Study                Breakfast except May 6
  10 a.m. - The Preacher’s Workshop        7 p.m. Nominating Committee              8 p.m. AA
   Bible Study                           First and Fourth Wednesdays - 7:30       Second Saturday - 8 a.m. - Habitat
Second Monday - Deacons, Trustees          Cruise with the Apostle Paul             Build
   and Councils meet (times vary)        Second Wednesday - 1:30 p.m. Pres-           Special eventS
Tuesdays                                   byterian Women Coordinating Team       Sunday, May 1 - Honduran Sunday
   7 a.m. - Women’s Bible Study            7:15 p.m.- Faith and Literature -        Special Middle Hour presentation
  10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Presbyterian           Short Story                             10 a.m. and after 11 a.m. service -
  Women Sewing & Knitting                Third Wednesday - 9 a.m. - Stephen         PW Spring Fair
  10 - 11 a.m. - Senior Yoga                Ministers                               Saturday, May 7 - 9 a.m.
  10 a.m. - Staff Meetings                  4:30 p.m. - Investment Meeting          Husbands,Wives & Friends
   4:30 p.m. LOGOS - Elementary          Fourth Wednesday - 9:30 a.m. -             Breakfast
   6 p.m. - Elementary LOGOS dinner         Serve lunch at Ecumenical               1 a.m. - Tour of Habitat’s Morning-
   7:30 p.m.- Alanon                        Theological Seminary soup kitchen       side Project and lunch
   8 p.m. - AA                              7:30 - Faith and Literature - Novel   Week of May 9 - 13 - Ecumenical
First Three Tuesdays -7 p.m. - Middle    Thursdays                                  Seminars (see times on page 1)
   School (LIFE) and High School           10 - 11 a.m. - Senior Yoga             Thursday, May 12 - 11:30 a.m.-
   (TUXIS) meetings                          6 p.m. - Handbell Choir               Senior Celebration Luncheon
   First and Third Tuesdays - 9 a.m.         7:15 p.m. - Adult Choir              Sunday, May 15 - 9 & ll services -
  Wonder Group                           First and Third Thursdays - 3 p.m.        Spring Musical
Second Tuesday - 7:30 p.m. -                 Women’s Connection                    4 p.m. - Penny Pitts Ordination
   Presbyterian Women’s Bible Study      Fridays                                  Thursday, May 16 - 7 p.m. - Foster
                                         G rosse P ointe M eMori al C hurCh         Care Coalition
          Program Staff                  16 Lakeshore Drive                       Sunday, May 22 - 9 & 11 - Youth
          (313) 882-5330                 Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236-9982         Sunday
                                         (313) 882-5330
                                         Visit our website
                                                                                  Monday, May 30 - Building Closed
 Pastor/Head of Staff:
                                                                                    for Memorial Day

  Rev. Dr. Peter Henry, ext. 132
 Associate Pastor for Youth
  Ministries: Rev. Matt Parker
  Wrzeszcz, ext. 131                     May 2011
 Director of Pastoral Care Ministries:
  Carol Beltz Marks, ext. 127
 Minister of Music James Biery, ext.
 Church Administrator:
  Diane Hernden, ext. 126
 Director of Children’s Ministries:
   Lisa Turner, ext. 135
 Coordinator for Adult Education:
  Rev. Susan Mozena, ext. 138

 To direct dial a staff member, call
 (313) 882-8770 and enter the exten-
 sion number.

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 (except July and August) by Grosse
 Pointe Memorial Church

   Publisher: Rev. Dr. Peter Henry
   Editor: Louise P. Thomas
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