Come on out to their HOUR OF POWER!
Every Thursday at 6:00 PM
Bring your prayer requests and your Bible!
There will be prayer by all and teaching by the Rev. T.B. Pettus, Pastor
Don't miss your blessing at Gratiot Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8549 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48213.
The inception of The Gratiot Community Children's Choir
This choir is open to all children & youth ages 4-15, under the direction of Pastor T.B. Pettus
There will be fellowship and games while learning Biblical Teaching and the young people will benefit from this positive life experience.
Rehearsals before every 2nd & 4th Sunday.
For more information please contact Gratiot Avenue Presbyterian Church, 8549 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48213
Bulletin inserts are available in both regular and large print editions on both the new documents server as well as the traditional server.
On the New Documents Server they are in the "GA 2014" folder.
On the Traditional Server they may be found at "Resource Materials/Presbytery of Detroit."
Season of Peace
Three of the more than 90 volunteers who came out for MLK Service Day at Westminster
Morning Psalm 12
1 Help, O LORD, for there is no longer anyone who is godly;
the faithful have disappeared from humankind. 2 They utter lies to each other;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts, 4 those who say, “With our tongues we will prevail;
our lips are our own — who is
September 30, 2014
The WCC Indigenous People's representatives in New York for the UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. —Courtesy of WCC
World Council of Churches
World Council of Churches News
For ecumenical representatives of indigenous faith communities who attended the U.N. conference, held in New York on Sept. 22 and 23, and other side
International peacemaker from Malawi says churches should work to hold governments accountable
Moses Makandawire. —Photo by Joseph Williams
Special to Presbyterian News Service
Twelve international peacemakers from around the world are visiting congregations, presbyteries and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Sept. 19-Oct. 12.
They are sharing their stories about church-based ministries in their countries that seek peace justice and pursue peace in the name of Jesus
‘Alternative giving’ resource now in second year
September 29, 2014
Presbyterian News Service
After a successful launch in the fall of 2013, the Presbyterian Giving Catalog has entered its second year with a new edition and with new tools to help congregations encourage alternative giving.
At the Hudson River Presbytery's "Changing the Conversation Conference", participants traced our hands to raise awareness and send the message that it's not okay to use children under the age of 18 for soldiers. In doing so, the participants joined other Presbyterians who support the Red Hand Campaign that calls for universal ratification and enforcement of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. Follow Presbyterian efforts to end the use of child soldiers. Like the Presbyterians
On September 27 and 28, Hudson River Presbytery hosted a weekend of theology, advocacy and worship called “Changing the Conversation: Claiming Our Voice.” The weekend included three events, a conference on Saturday at Stony Point Center from 9:00-‐3:30, a fundraising reception for the Office of Public Witness and Presbyterian Ministry at the UN that evening from 4:00-‐6:00, and a worship at Pleasantville Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning at 10:00am that will be simulcast to congregations throughout the presbytery.
The Rev. Mark Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, and
From our partners in World Mission:
Presbyterian World Mission Encourages Congregations to Host an Event and Discussion About the Movie “The Good Lie.” The movie, which opens in theaters October 3rd, focuses on the “Lost Boys,” who were orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, beginning in 1983. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America. Philippe Falardeau has written a moving screenplay which stars Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon alongside Sudanese
Presbyterian World Mission Encourages Congregations to Host an Event and Discussion About the Movie “The Good Lie.”
The movie, which opens in theaters October 3rd, focuses on the “Lost Boys,” who were orphaned by the brutal civil war in Sudan, beginning in 1983. Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys, as well as girls, to America.
Philippe Falardeau has written a moving screenplay which stars Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon alongside Sudanese
Religion News Service
Adelle M. Banks
The West Hunter Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, where the Rev. Ralph Abernathy Sr. and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. met, prayed and organized the civil rights movement, could be on its way to formal national recognition after a vote by the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday (Sept. 15).
New opportunities emerging for church, Egypt International Peacemaker says
Ibrahim Makram. —Photo by Joseph Williams
Twelve international peacemakers from around the world are visiting congregations, presbyteries and colleges of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Sept. 19-Oct.12.
They are sharing their stories and church-based ministries in their countries that seek peace, justice and pursue peace in the name of Jesus Christ. This year’s international peacemakers
September 26, 2014
Sarah Pulliam Bailey
When an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University seemed to suggest that Jews were culpable for Israel’s actions against Palestinians and a related rise in global anti-Semitism, his comments not only led to his resignation but rekindled a debate within mainline Protestant churches about how to respond to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A PC(USA) mission letter from Bangladesh (2014 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 221)
For his practical training in the ministry of healing, Suvojeet Mondal visits Dighi, who is crippled. —Photo by Cindy Morgan
Les and Cindy Morgan
PC(USA) mission co-workers
I’m enjoying a peaceful late evening sitting alone next to the side rail of the upper deck of the overnight