Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Special Programs

 


We offer a broad range of educational opportunities for children, youth and adults, but it's not limited to Church School. Guest speakers and staff members teach a variety of topics throughout the year.

Special Worships

 

Ash Wednesday Worship:

Wednesday evening worship prior to Lent.

Lenten Worship:
 

Sunday evening worship services throughout the Lenten season with small group learning and sharing.

Maundy Thursday Worship:

Thursday evening worship during Holy Week.

Good Friday Worship:
 

Afternoon worship during Holy Week.

Lessons and Carols:

Scriptures and carols during the season, held prior to Christmas.

Christmas Eve Worship:
 

Four offerings in the morning, afternoon, evening and midnight.

 

 

Special Programs

Children and Youth Nurture Offerings

The Children and Youth Nurture Commissions are charged with providing programming and family support for our children in the areas of faith development, biblical knowledge, theological understanding and spiritual growth.

Vacation Bible School:
 

The three day 'day camp' is held in June.  The camp is open to children 4 years old through 5th grade.  Each day the children participate in science, music, craft and mission stations.  Our Senior High youth participate in teaching and leading the children.

Christmas Program:

An intergenerational Christmas program is offered during the season most years by Children's Nurture Commission.  The Christmas story is told and acted out in countless ways by people of all ages, all in celebration of the Birth.

Triennium:

A national youth program offered by the Presbyterian USA every 3 years.  Through presentations, studies, recreational events and mission experiences, youth and adults participate in activities that inspire them to be alert, active and seek ways to connect their lives with their growing faith.three day 'day camp' is held in June. 

Alma Youth Mix:

A district sponsored God-filled weekend of fun for senior highs and their leaders, offered in March.

 

Adult Nurture Offerings

The Adult Nurture offerings attempt to engage our adult church family in conversation, debate, prayer and understanding in the areas of Biblical study, theology, spiritual development, current events and social issues.
 

Men's Retreat:

The two day off-site program has been held at Weber's Inn in Ann Arbor in January.  Friday 5pm to noon on Saturday.  A special speaker is engaged for this event.

Women's Retreat:

The two day off-site program has been held at Weber's Inn in Ann Arbor in February.  Friday 5pm to noon on Saturday.  A special speaker is engaged for this event.

Men's Lenten Breakfasts:

Bible study, fellowship and breakfast on Saturdays at 8 a.m. during the Lenten season.

Theologian In Residence Weekend:

The four hour Saturday morning seminar, Sunday Worship Services and Education Hour by a noted national theologian is held in March.

 

Children and Youth Fellowship

We believe having a relationship with Jesus Christ means having fun. Throughout the school year activities like games, picnics, swimming parties, movies, concerts and lock-ins and retreats are scheduled.  For the current fellowship events, click on link, This Week @GIPC.
 
 

Adult Fellowship

We believe having a relationship with Jesus Christ means having fun. Throughout the school year activities like games, picnics, swimming parties, movies, concerts and lock-ins and retreats are scheduled.  For the current fellowship events, click on link, This Week @GIPC.

Winter Potluck:

A time for fellowship in the mist of the bleak winter months.  Potluck preceeds the annual meeting of the congregation, second Sunday of February.

Easter Breakfast:

A celebration of that wonderous day with egg casseroles, sausages, fruits and more.

Baseball Game:

Enjoy a traditional gathering of church family at the ballpark of the Detroit Tigers in April.

Adult Picnic:

An August celebration of the glorious season with food, games and fellowship.

Homecoming Potluck with Ice Cream Social:

A kick off celebration of our education year in September.

Women's Advent Tea:

A warm time of fellowship opens the Advent season.

Christmas Caroling:

Christmas caroling of the housebound church family followed by a light meal back at Fellowship Hall.

Christmas Dinner:

A church wide adult celebration of the Birth, held on the first Saturday of December in the Fellowship Hall.