May your New Year be healthy, happy, joyful, and full of God's blessings for all MCCD members, family and friends!
Please keep in your prayers:
Kim Bachman-Tooley and family
Believers Congregation of Novi
Rev. Deb's father, Bill Dysert, will be moving to Ohio soon. This is a positive move for him to be close to his son and grandchildren, and in the area where he grew up. He will miss his church family here at MCCD very much. If you would like to write to him, he would appreciate any cards or letters!
11698 Clairdon-Troy Rd.
Chardon, OH 44024
Our denomination's General Conference is coming up! 4 - 8 July, 2016 in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada! We will be hosted by the Fairmont Empress Hotel for our 26th General Conference. MCCers from around the world will gather to worship and celebrate God's all-inclusive love! Highlights of the Conference will include a celebration of Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson's retirement, the election of the next MCC Moderator, electing a Governing Board, learning, meeting fellow MCCers from all over, and excellent worship! Our senior pastor, Rev. Roland Stringfellow, will be coordinating the worship experiences. For more information and registration information, visit http://emerge.mccchurch.org!
Because of the success we had with this fundraiser, we will continue to collect the cans until the end of the year!!! You can turn them in during service offering, or hand them to any usher or Stewardship Team Member! The total collected as of 12/6/2015 is $3,916.07 and we will continue to collect cans until the end of the year--you have ONE more week to turn them in and receive credit on your 2015 giving statement. THANK YOU all for the tremendous success of our Stewardship Can Drive and we look forward to doing it again in 2016!!
MCC Detroit Stewardship Team - Mike Bolby, Jim Hartoon and Laurie Amalfitano
MCCD is looking for a few great women and men to enter the 2016 Deacon training program.
Qualified candidates should:
Once completed with training, called deacons will do these tasks among others:
Applications are available from our current Deacons for an application or for questions. Completed applications are due on January 10, 2016.
The group formerly known as "Walking Together" has decided to rename itself. The group's new name is "Survive2Thrive" and we're really excited about this evolution! When the group began, the idea was to provide people living with cancer and people caring for people with cancer a safe space to express themselves no matter where they were on their journey. The name suggested forward motion and that felt good to the group members! From the outside, though, it sounded like a walking club - mall walking? Speed walking? Power-walking? You get the idea. By refreshing the group's name, we hope that people who need what this dynamic group has to offer will find us. We meet the first Monday of the month (except for January 2016) at the church office. For January 2016, we will meet for dinner (at a restaurant to be named soon) on January 18.
The staff--Rev. Roland, Rev. Deb, Brian, and Martha--would like to thank everyone for their generosity to the Staff Christmas Bonus collection this year. It is a blessing to share God's ministry with each other and the congregation of MCC Detroit. Thank you again for your kindness and support!
Thank you to all who purchased poinsettias in memory or in honor of someone! Your gift will give our sanctuary beauty for our Christmas Eve service.
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