Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weekly Programs

  

(September - May)
Educational opportunities abound, as we are committed to provide a strong education program for people of all ages.  If you haven't participated in Christian education before, don't worry.  We are all at different places on the journey and the only expectation is that you are open to learning! 

Worship Schedule

(September through May)
8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
 
Our summer service schedule (June through August)
includes outdoor worship amongst beautiful  blooms in the Memorial Garden at 8:15 a.m., and and 9:30 a.m. worship in the Sanctuary.
 
Coffee Hour takes place in the Fellowship Hall, immediately following each service.  Join us for coffee, tea and cookies as we greet one another and get to know one another better.
 
If you prefer some quiet time prior to or after worship, tables are available in the Fellowship Hall with the current New York Times.

Please visit the bulletin wall in the lobby to pick  up brochures of our programs and offerings. Copies of our monthly newsletter, Spire, are also available on the bulletin wall.  Feel free to collect them.  Free podcasts of weekly sermons by our pastor are available on our church website.
 
Children's worship bags are available in the narthex. These contain activities to do during worship and are appropriate for children age 2 through 10. Ask an Usher for a children’s worship bag.

Children ages birth through 5 are invited to attend as much of the worship service as families choose. During the 10:30 a.m. service a moment for children is offered between the scripture readings and prior to the sermon. Childcare is available to children up to age 5, if parents desire. At the end of the moments for children, parents walk their child to our childcare center on the north west side of the church building. Children in Kindergarten and older are encouraged to stay through the entire worship service.

Worship announcements and bulletins are available from the ushers.  Large print bulletins, Bibles and hearing assistance devices are also available from the ushers.

Friendship pads are located in each pew.  During the service you will be invited to sign the pad and pass it to your neighbors.  Please take note of those with whom you are worshiping and greet them by name!  This information is also used to acknowledge visitors.  Please share your email address with us.

 

 

 

Sundays

 

Adult Choir, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.:

Adult choir meets every Sunday for rehearsal.  The choir sings at both services and various special programs.  Additional rehearsal sessions are scheduled as required.  The adult choir welcomes anyone high school age and above.  Director:  Jim Parker.

Drop-In Child Care, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:

Birth-5 year-olds are cared for in the Nursery during both worship services and during the education hour.  Two paid nursery caregivers tend to the children from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  Bible stories and crafts are offered to 3-5 year olds along with games and activities. 

Kindergarten through fifth grade, 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.:

Kindergarten through fifth grade children experiences the multi-intelligence approach within the Workshop Rotation Model church school, a hands-on approach to education.  Each week, children 'rotate' to a different workshop where the Bible story is taught using music, art, cooking, drama, science, games, computers and videos.  Scripture comes alive through the variety of experiences and interests are kept high throughout the unit.  Each concept is reinforced again and again.  There is something for everyone.

6th - 8th Graders, 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.:

6th - 8th Graders meet in the Middler Hideaway to explore what it means to follow God and to live as a Christian in our world.  The Multiple Intelligence theory and the Rotational Workshop model is incorporated into lessons.

8th Grade Comfirmation and Commissioning Class, 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.:

8th Grade Confirmation and Commissioning class spends a year in study and service to explore what it means to have a real and relevant relationship with Jesus Christ.  CCC students also learn about GIPC, what it means to be a Presbyterian, and have opportunites for service and fellowship!

Senior High Youth, 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.:

Senior High youths meet in the Senior High Lounge.  They explore ways to grow in relationship with God, learn more about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and discuss how faith impacts the way in which each interact with the world.  The study is relevant and real.

Adult Education Class, 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.:

Adult education class meets in the Fireside Room.  The 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.  Check the church bulletin or newsletter for the latest lecture.

Mondays
 

Women's Bible Study, 7:30 p.m.:

Women's Bible Study at Kostaroff's.  Prayers, book and Bible study.  Leader:  Anna Kostaroff.

Tuesdays
 

Mary Martha's Circle, 12:00 p.m.:

A women's time for fellowship, good food, book, Bible study and prayers in Fireside Room.  A special speaker is engaged for each event.  Third Tuesday of the month.  Leader:  Lois Taylor, Judy Treadwell and Linda Washburn.

Coney Boys, 1:00 p.m.:
 

Coney Boys meet at Lloyd's Grille on Macomb.  Join the adult men of our church family for conversation, debate in areas of current events and social issues at the local grille. Leader:  Gene Swift.

Wednesdays

 

Early Birds, 7:30 a.m.:

A time of prayer, scripture and devotions, meets weekly year round in Fireside Room.  Leader:  Diane Ledbetter.

Game Day, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:
 

Game Day is offered in Fellowship Hall.  Play Canasta, Euchre, Mexican Train Dominos and Mahjong. Tables will also be available for other activities.  Come for games and stay for dinner. 

Wednesday Evening Church Family Dinners, 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.:
 

Join us for good nutrition and intergenerational fellowship. Only $4 per person or $15 maximum per family!  Lovingly prepared by our volunteers.  Check the bulletin for menu offerings.

Middlers' Wired!, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.:

A special opportunity for students in 6th-8th grades.  We meet most Wednesday nights during the school year in Middlers' Hideaway for a fun evening of faith exploration and friendship, unless otherwise noted dinner is included for $4 per person.  Leader:  Grace Iglehart.

Children's Choir, 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.:

Children's Choir for children K-Grade 5, meets in the Oasis Room.  All kids are welcome to make a joyful noise through ringing bells and singing.  Each session includes a warm up on pitch and tonal work, and rehearsal for monthly anthems; or rainbow bells are taught and musical games dealing with musical concepts are played.  Director:  Elaine McElwaney.

Adult Nurture Class, 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.:

 

Adult Nurture Class in Fireside Room.  The classes examine a life of faith from a variety of perspectives.  Check the church bulletin or newsletter for the latest lecture.

Thursdays

 
Thursday with Jan, 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.:
 

Thursday with Jan (Associate for Christian Nurture) meets in Fireside Room.  Prayer and Bible Study.  Bring your favorite Bible.  Leader:  Jan Holmes

Youth Band, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.:
 

All youth are welcome to join the Youth Band (Middlers and Senior Highs).  The band plays periodically in worship.  Director:  Mike Kurilko. 

Fridays

 
GIPC Bridge Group, 7:00 p.m.:
 

20 Games of Bridge fun on the second Friday of each month, locations vary.  Leaders:  Jim Parker, Kathy Rankin and Nancy Colina