Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Friday, December 15, 2017
 7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138
 
734-676-8811
 
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Welcome to Grosse Ile Presbyterian!  Many visitors have asked questions about the subjects below. If your question isn't answered, please contact our Church Office at 734-676-8811, or email gipc@gipc.org.

What time does worship begin?

Grosse Ile Presbyterian has worship services on Sunday at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. from September through May, summer services on Sunday at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m., and many special services throughout the year.  To learn more about weekly programs and special programs, click on links, Weekly Programs and Special Programs.

Do you offer Church School classes?

Yes, Sunday church school classes begin at 9:30 a.m., September through May.  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. Our youth gather in middle and senior high youth groups and participate in weekly Bible studies. Children can attend Vacation Bible School, the Christmas Program and a variety of other events throughout the year. To learn more, click on the the following links, Weekly Programs, Special Programs, Children's Nurture, Youth Nurture, and Adult Nurture.

How do I become a member of Grosse Ile Presbyterian?

If you have been visiting and want to know more, we would be happy to offer a complete picture of Grosse Ile Presbyterian.  Four Wednesdays a year from September to May, we offer information sessions.  The session includes information about the Church and also what it means to be a Presbyterian.  Prior to the session, we invite you to be our guest at the Wednesday Evening Church Family Dinner prepared by our congregation.  You will be hosted by the Outreach Commission member.  Please call the Church Office at 734-676-8811 for the next scheduled "Getting Started at GIPC" and to let us know you will be coming.  Or, you may come without reservation for the 6:00-7:30pm program.  Once you decide to become a church member, we would like to first introduce you to the Elders of the Church and then, the general Congregation.

What types of fellowship groups and programming are offered?

You'll find a robust variety of groups and programs to nurture your faith. Our music ministry offers opportunities for musicians of all abilities from children to adults. Our middle school and high school youth groups are very active. Adults can participate in hands-on mission opportunities in the community. Or, they may choose to participate in activities such as Game's Day, Men's Retreat, Women's Retreat, Jan's Thursday Bible Study, Martha's Circle, and small groups such as the Men's Coney Boys Group, Anna's Bible Study, Early Birds, which meet weekly to share fellowship with people with similar interests.  For a complete list of programs, click on links, Weekly Programs and Special Programs.

May I participate in mission programs?

Yes, besides the many mission programs that youth participate in, the adults currently are involved in the local missions of the Grace House, Gleaners Food Pantry, and Fort Street Open Door.  Grosse Ile Presbyterian is in process of becoming more missional as we reach out in love to our neighbors and serve our community.  Volunteers are welcomed.  Click on link, This Week @GIPC, for the current hands-on mission opportunities.

Can my child be baptized at Grosse Ile Presbyterian?

Yes, baptisms are scheduled by request.  Please call the church office at 734-676-8811 for our baptismal practices and information.

Can I get married at Grosse Ile Presbyterian?

Yes, we celebrate Christian marriage and offer wedding ceremonies for Church members.  Please call the Church Office at 734-676-8811 for our practices and information.

Where are the children during worship?

Children of all ages are welcome in worship. We believe children learn about Christ through church involvement.  At the 10:30 a.m. service of worship, children are invited to the front of the sanctuary for a special message during the 'Moment with the Children'.  Special children’s worship bags containing crayons, paper and quiet activity booklets are located outside the Sanctuary.  Children may be comforted in the family room located off the narthex.  Or if you prefer, drop-in childcare is available during all worship and education hours on Sundays.

What is the mission of the church?

Our purpose in this community of faith is to become the kind of church described in the Bible, with engaging teaching, authentic worship, sincere friendships, heartfelt prayers, compassionate mission work for those in need.  We strive to carry out Christ's plan to mobilize the entire congregation for ministry and mission work.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote, "The Church is the church only when it exists for others."  At Grosse Ile Presbyterian, we strive to be just that.  Since our beginning, we have reached out in ways through hands-on service and mission giving.  We realize, however, that times have changed and that we are called to participate in God's mission in the world in new ways.

In the Downriver community, there is homelessness, hunger, prejudice and economic injustice.  The needs of the city of Detroit are enormous.  As we are a church for others, we seek to demonstrate God's good news in word and action.

Who can take communion?

The celebration of the Lord's Supper, happens the first Sunday of each month at each of the two worship services.  All are welcome to join in the celebration!  For those who are homebound, Our Deacons will arrange Home Communion.  Call the Church Office at 734-676-8811 to schedule a Home Communion date.

What kind of attire is appropriate?

We are a 'come as you are' congregation.  You will notice people wearing a wide assortment of attire from casual to dressy.  You are welcome however you come.

How are prayer requests made?

Our prayer team of Stephen Ministers (lay caregivers) prays for any bringing burdens or joys.  Fill out a pew prayer request, insert it in a pew envelope and place it in the offering plate.  All requests are held in strict confidence.  Verbal prayer requests may be made at worship during Prayers for Concerns and Joys.  Verbal prayers are recorded by Stephen Ministers and prayed along with written requests.  No prayer request is too big or small.

I'm hurting, can you help?

Yes, if you bring burdens of body, mind or spirit this day, allow our pastoral caregivers to support you.  Contact our Pastors by calling the Church Office at 734-676-8811.  Our Pastors, Deacons and Stephen Ministers are here to walk with you in times of distress.  A Stephen Ministry brochure is available at each pew pocket, or click on link, Stephen Ministry, for more information.