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GROSSE POINTE MEMORIAL CHURCH Carillon PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) 16 Lakeshore Drive Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 313.882.5330 Fax: 313.882.7675 www.gpmchurch.org 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 Ministries 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. May 2011 - 3 outreach 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 Maryland. 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 will May Church 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… children. 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 ments. 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 tion: 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- schedules 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 church.org 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 eracy.org 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 email@example.com 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 summer. 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 guitar? 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: www.gpmchurch.org 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 gpmchurch.org 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 office. 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 www.gpmchurch.org Monday, May 30 - Building Closed Pastor/Head of Staff: for Memorial Day Carillon 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. 134 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. The Carillon is published monthly (except July and August) by Grosse Pointe Memorial Church Publisher: Rev. Dr. Peter Henry Editor: Louise P. Thomas (313) 824-3593 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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