Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
 7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
 
734-676-8811
 
 

This Week @ GIPC

General Announcements 

Wednesday Night Dinner on February 21 is chili, both meat and vegetarian. $4/person; $15/family max. Call the office to make your reservation, or sign up at the Crossroads.
 
Annual Meeting is at 6:00 pm on February 18, in Fellowship Hall, following the Souptacular dinner. Join us as we review 2017 and elect our new officers.

40acts
is a generosity challenge that invites you to do Lent a bit differently. During the 40 days of Lent (Sundays aren’t counted), 40acts asks that you take part in 40 simple acts of generosity that will challenge you to “do Lent generously.” Sign up at www.40acts.org.uk and join our Facebook group, GIPC 40acts, to share and support others while we go through Lent together. Contact Grace (giglehart@gipc.org) with questions.
 
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 them?
   
Ladies: Join the Lunch Ladies who meet at Lloyd's for lunch every Thursday at noon. No agenda, just lunch with new and old friends. Come on over and join the fun.
 

Adult Ministries

Adult Ed Let’s explore the multitude of names for Jesus found in the four Gospels and relevant passages of the Old Testament. This six week Lenten course, led by Bill Rito and Mike Reynolds, begins February 18 and runs through March 25. Join us in the Fireside Room at 9:30am.
 
Diaper Bundling Reminder Diaper bundling for the "Bottoms Up" Diaper Bank, scheduled for last Monday, February 12, has been rescheduled to Monday, February 19, at 9:00 am at GIPC. All volunteers are welcome.

Youth and Children's Ministriess

Souptacular! Join us at 5:00 on Sunday, February 18, for a delicious soup dinner. Donations will be accepted to support our youth mission trips.                              
 
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 them?
   
Ladies: Join the Lunch Ladies who meet at Lloyd's for lunch every Thursday at noon. No agenda, just lunch with new and old friends. Come on over and join the fun.
 
 
DOWNRIVER DEMENTIA SERIES
Hosted by Atria Kinghaven
14800 King Road, Riverview
Last Saturday of each month
FREE sessions include a complimentary Breakfast or Lunch
Presentation begins at 10:00am
Lunch begins at 11:00am

For your choice of meal reservations,
please call Karen Roberts at 734/479-5900
 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
SAFETY CONCERNS AND LIVING OPTIONS
When it comes to deciding whether someone can continue to live in their own home, there is much to consider. Can changes be made to the existing home to "elder-proof" it? Does the person have support and supervision available to maintain their safety and security? And when considering moving to a new living situation there are many options to explore. This session will cover all these questions and help you weigh your own situation.
 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (Note this is the fourth Saturday, not the last!)
QUALITY INTERACTION - CONTINUING TO CONNECT WITH THOSE WHO HAVE DEMENTIA
Often people don't know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoyable to all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
MUSIC THERAPY AND DEMENTIA
The area of the brain that deals with music is the last to be touched by dementia. Therefore, music can be used to reach people profoundly affected by dementia. This session will teach you how to use music to stimulate memories in your loved one. We will watch clips of dementia patients coming "alive" when presented with their favorite music. We will demonstrate personal music devices that are available for this purpose.
 
For more information, please contact 
HOPE Dementia Ministry LLC
Judy Petterle-Saylor and Michael Saylor
AFA and Alzheimer's Association 
Certified Dementia Educators
734-446-6584
hopedementiaministry@gmail.com
www.HopeDementiaMinistry.com                                                                 

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.  Matthew 10:8b   “Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.”
 
Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one Christian care that is confidential and skilled.
For more information, contact the pastor or call the church office.