Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Friday, December 15, 2017
 7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138

This Week @ GIPC

General Announcements 

Wednesday Night Dinner Wednesday, December 13, is our final Wednesday Night Dinner of 2017. We will be serving  Meatloaf. $4/person, $15/family maximum. Sign up at the Crossroads or call the office to make your reservation. Wednesday Night Dinners will resume in January 2018.
2017 Christmas Flowers Envelopes are in the pews for Christmas flowers and Christmas worship enhancements. The office must receive your dedication by Wednesday, December 20, 2017.
2018 Chancel Flowers The schedule for 2018 Chancel Flowers is now posted outside the music room. Sign up today to make sure you get that special weekend that means so much to you and your family.

Advent Adult Class December 3, 10, 17, 9:30 am, Fireside Room. Theological questions in the film, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Join class leaders Mike Iglehart and Steff Cobb to discuss and review clips of this classic film.
Coney Boys are alive and well! GIPC men and friends meet for lunch Tuesdays at 1 pm at Lloyd's. No dues, no agenda, just fellowship. Why don't you join us?

Ladies: Join the Lunch Ladies who will meet at Lloyd's for lunch on Thursdays at noon for the summer months. No agenda, just lunch with new and old friends. Come on over and join the fun.

Finding Hope Once the York Connection is offering Finding Hope, our grief support group, beginning on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Most group sessions run about 90 minutes and the sessions will last 10-12 weeks, depending upon the needs of the members. For comfort and privacy Finding Hope meets in the home of Susan Hurst, group facilitator, located on Swan Island.

This group, using the writings of Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., from the Center for Loss and Life Transition, is focused on those who are grieving the death of a family member: spouse, sibling, parent, etc. The goal of the group is to help individuals move through grief into hope and healing, using the companioning model. Our resource books are Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart and The Understanding Your Grief Journal.  These books are available the first day of class for a cost of $26.00.

Please contact Susan Hurst, 734-671-1530 or with questions or to indicate interest in participating in such a group. Class membership is not limited to members of Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church but is open to residents of the Downriver communities.

Adult Ministries

Christianity in the Reformation Era will be taught on Wednesday evenings, 6:45 - 8:00 pm, by Rev. Dr. Loren Scribner. Class will run through May 2018. Book fee is $35. Please sign up at Crossroads so we can place a book order.
Be a Communion Server Did you know all ordained Deacons and Elders can serve Communion? Kathi Rito is currently scheduling communion servers for 2018. Anyone who is ordained and is interested in serving communion should contact Kathi. Also, any choir members who are ordained and interested in serving communion should understand that anthems will not be scheduled during communion, so it is possible to sing in the choir and serve communion, too! Email Kathi at

Mission: Express your faith in a tangible way  

Clean seasonal clothing is always needed at the Fort Street Open Door.  Please put items in the closet at the bottom of the stairs by the west entrance door. 
Pray for our Stephen Ministers and their care receivers. John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one Christian care that is confidential and skilled.
For more information, contact the pastor or call the church office.