Announcements

Quilting Parties— Whether you can “knot” or not, please join us for our quilting party April 16th at the church from 10-2ish. Come for part or all the time. We’ll laugh, lunch and “loop” together. See Sue Turner 734-529-5735 or Virginia Radcliffe 734-242-8728 for more information.

Home Plate— Home plate is Saturday, May 9th. It starts at 9:30 a.m. and then the game is at 1:05 p.m. Players from the Tigers and KC Royals (Rajai Davis, Donnie Kelly, Steven Moya, James McCann, Willie Horton, Frank Tanana, and others) will give their testimony. For $32 you get your ticket, program, food coupon, and souvenirs. Includes an on-the-field baseball clinic. Please sign up under the bulletin board in the foyer and pay Samantha Poley in the office.

Rag Quilt— Sue Turner will be having a rag quilt class here at the church on May 1st at 6 p.m. and then finishing up the quilt the morning of May 2nd. If you are interested in joining please Contact Sue Turner and she will supply you with a list of materials needed. If you have any questions please contact Sue at 734-529-5735 .

Wedding Shower— Lets show love to our new student ministries pastor and his soon to be wife. We will be hosting a wedding shower, Sunday, May 3rd at 3 p.m. They are 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 Players— Sign up in the foyer or on the FB page for the tournament on Friday evening, May 15th. Proceeds from the tournament will fund a sand volleyball court behind the church. Invite your friends to come play or just be a spectator.

A Whole New Way To Garden— 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. If you are interested in having a plot this year please contact Dave Morgan at 734-731-3429 or sign-up at the church this Sunday.

Water’s Edge Summer Camp— Make sure your students are a part of some amazing camps this summer! Registration is available at watersedgecamp.org. There is a $25 discount for registrations paid in full by June 1, 2015. Details are available on any of the bulletin boards. Some scholarships from our church will be available. Let Sam Poley know in the office if you’re interested.

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

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

Worship Prayer Group— 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.

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.

List of Discipleship Opportunities:

Soul Detox— As standards of conduct continue to erode in our shock-proof world, we must fight the soul pollution threatening our health, our faith, and our witness to others. Without even knowing it, people willingly inhale second-hand toxins poisoning their relationship with God and stunting their spiritual growth. Soul Detox examines the toxins that assault us daily including: toxic influences, toxic emotions, and toxic behaviors. By examining the toxins that assault us daily, this book offers the ultimate spiritual intervention with ways to remain clean, pure, and focused on the standard of God’s holiness. This group will meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in room 13.

Women of the Bible— Women of the Bible focuses on fifty-two remarkable women in Scripture—women whose struggles to live with faith and courage are not unlike your own. The women in this book encourage you through their failures as well as their successes. You’ll see how God acted in surprising and wonderful ways to draw them—and you—to himself. This study offers a unique method to help you slow down and savor the story of God’s unrelenting love for his people, offering a fresh perspective that will nourish and strengthen your personal communion with him. This group will meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in room 11.

Sermon on the Mount: How to be Salt & Light— In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus puts aside his usual parables and speaks plainly in language anyone can understand. We must choose to live out Jesus’ teachings by embracing their self- sacrificing demands. We are called to live for the Sermon’s ultimate goal: the overturning of the prevailing order of injustice. We must build up a just, peaceable society motivated by love. This group will meet Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in room 12.

The Mayberry Bible Study— The Mayberry Bible Study features four classic episodes from The Andy Griffith Show with relevant scripture, this study resource uses them as modern parables on the teaching of Jesus. This study contains important lessons about service, peace, mercy and commitment. This group will meet every other Sunday night in April and May at 6 p.m. starting April 19th in room 4.

Love & Respect— An in-depth study of why your communication styles are not wrong, just different. Finally, an answer for the number one problem in marriages. This revolutionary message cracks the communication code between husband and wife: that unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. Based on Ephesians 5:33 and extensive biblical and psychological research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reveals the power of unconditional love and unconditional respect and how husbands and wives can reap the benefits of marriage that God intended. This group will meet Sunday nights at 6 p.m. in rooms 11-13.

Elephant Room— This study features eight blunt conversations between seven pastors who share common love for the gospel but take different approaches to ministry. No keynotes. No canned messages. These are the conversations you never thought you’d hear. Until now. This group will meet Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. in rooms 11-13.