Good Friday Breakfast— Friday, April 3 at 9:00am Join us at The Monroe Family YMCA to celebrate the Good Will of our Lord as we celebrate and thank Him for the ultimate sacrifice. Light breakfast will be served, along with praise and worship time. Pastor Scott Salo from Monroe Church of the Nazarene will provide a sermon and lead prayer. This event is FREE to the community! A free will offering will be collected. Preregistration is not necessary.

Chair Team Breakfast— All hands on deck for chair setup for Easter! For all who are on a chair team, we will have breakfast Saturday, April 4th at 9:30 AM followed by chair meeting/setup at 10:00. If you are NOT able to be there, please let Vince Hittie or Pastor know.

Easter Sunday Schedule—

8:00 a.m. Worship Rehearsal

9:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service

9:30 a.m. No Discipleship Classes

9:45 a.m. Quilter Breakfast

10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Easter Worship Service

6:00 p.m. No Evening Activities

Christian Music  Challenge— For the next 30 days listen only to Christian music and wait and see how it transforms your moods, heart, and attitudes. Plus learn a variety of songs we already sing in our services. Below is a list of stations in this area:

Smile FM: 88.1 WSMF Monroe

Smile FM: 89.5 WDTP Downriver/Detroit

Family Life Radio: 99.7 WUGN

Proclaim FM: 102.3 WPOS Toledo

Yes FM: 89.3 WYSZ Toledo

The Light: 103.5 WMUZ Detroit

K-Love: 106.3 Detroit and 96.9 Toledo

Primetimer LuncheonSunday, April 12th at River’s Edge at Carrington. We will be meeting here at noon and enjoying fellowship and the pizza and pasta buffet. Please contact Linda McMullen at or 313-247-6873 by April 9th so reservations can be confirmed.

“Be the Church” Meeting— For information about “Be the Church”, there will be a brief meeting on Sunday, April 12th at 5:00 PM. Be The Church is a one day district community service project to be done on Saturday, April 25th. The day will include teams of 6-8 boarding houses, distributing food and infant clothing.

Elephant Room— We will not be meeting on April 1st or 8th. We will begin the small group discussion “The Elephant Room” by James MacDonald on April 15th.

Wedding Shower— Lets show our love to our new pastor and his soon to be wife. We will be hosting a wedding shower for our new student ministries pastor and his fiancé, Sunday, May 3rd at 3 p.m. The couple is registered at Target and Williams-Sonoma. If you would like to make something for the shower please contact Sam Poley in the church office.

Volleyball Tournament— Sign up for our volleyball tournament under the bulletin board in the foyer. We plan to make enough to put in a sand volleyball court behind the church. The tournament will take place Friday, May 15th at 6 p.m. Invite your friends to come play or just be a spectator.

A Whole New Way To Garden— Amber Garden is  our community garden that is open to the public. This year we will partner with the YMCA Togetherhood program to jump start the Amber Garden season and maintain it through the summer. With no previous connection to the garden participants, this year we will have a “Garden Party” with planting help, games and refreshments for their entire family and yours! We will be opening the garden Saturday, May 16th.  We would love to have your support that day as we serve in the garden and make some connection with some friends from our community who will be on site. Watch for details in the next few weeks.

YMCA Membership Offer— Active church members receive 20% off memberships! Applications must be picked up and returned to our church office for the discount to apply. See Jen Hay for details or questions.

Water’s Edge Summer Camp— Kids and teens are being impacted each day they spend in camp. Water’s Edge is planning a powerful atmosphere for God’s moving on their lives this summer. Make sure your students are a part of camp this summer! Registration is available at There is a $25 discount for registrations paid in full by June 1, 2015. Please see the bulletin board in the foyer for more information. Some scholarships for camp will be granted. Let Sam Poley know in the office if you’re interested.

Mayberry Bible Study for Primetimers— Coming Soon! Stay tuned for more details.

Come Early For Prayer— Do you arrive just in time to grab a cup of coffee before heading off to Sunday School? Come 15 minutes earlier and join the dedicated group that prays specifically for the morning service in room 4 at 9 a.m.

Giving Wall— Check out the board in the foyer for opportunities to give to those in need, such as: Oaks of Righteousness Warming House, Paula’s House, Heartbeat of Monroe, and Fairview.