Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church
Saturday, February 24, 2018
 7925 Horsemill Road
Grosse Ile, MI 48138

This Week @ GIPC

General Announcements 

Wednesday Night Dinner on February 28 is spaghetti and meat balls. $4/person; $15/family max. Call the office to make your reservation, or sign up at the Crossroads.
is a generosity challenge that invites you to do Lent a bit differently. During the 40 days of Lent (Sundays aren’t counted), 40acts asks that you take part in 40 simple acts of generosity that will challenge you to “do Lent generously.” Sign up at and join our Facebook group, GIPC 40acts, to share and support others while we go through Lent together. Contact Grace ( with questions.   
Ladies: Join the Lunch Ladies who meet at Lloyd's for lunch every Thursday at noon. No agenda, just lunch with new and old friends. Come on over and join the fun.

Adult Ministries

Theologian In Residence What does the church of the future look like?  Come join us next weekend to explore this with our Theologian in Residence, Rev. Tom Are, head of staff at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie, KS. A founder of the Next Church Movement, Rev. Are will give us an informative and hopeful look at what lies ahead. Join us Friday evening 7-8:30 for dessert and conversation. Saturday’s presentation will be from 9am-12:30pm, following a continental breakfast beginning at 8:30. Sunday Rev. Are will preach at both services and host the Ed Hour at 9:30. Come join us!
Adult Ed Let’s explore the multitude of names for Jesus found in the four Gospels and relevant passages of the Old Testament. This six week Lenten course, led by Bill Rito and Mike Reynolds, begins February 18 and runs through March 25. Join us in the Fireside Room at 9:30am.
Diaper Bundling Reminder Diaper bundling for the "Bottoms Up" Diaper Bank, is scheduled for Monday, February 26, at 9:00 am at GIPC in the Fireside Room. All volunteers are welcome.

Youth and Children's Ministriess

Late Night or Lock In? Sr. Highs need to vote by Sunday, February 25, if they want their event on Sunday, March 16, to be a late night or a lock in. Either way, it will be a blast!

The Human Sexuality Retreat for youth is Saturday, March 24, right here at GIPC. Please sign up with a $20 deposit by Sunday, March 4. Contact Grace ( for more information.                                                                                                                                                                                       
Coney Boys are alive and well! GIPC men and friends meet for lunch Tuesdays at 1 pm at Lloyd's. No dues, no agenda, just fellowship. Why don't you join them?
Ladies: Join the Lunch Ladies who meet at Lloyd's for lunch every Thursday at noon. No agenda, just lunch with new and old friends. Come on over and join the fun.
Hosted by Atria Kinghaven
14800 King Road, Riverview
Last Saturday of each month
FREE sessions include a complimentary Breakfast or Lunch
Presentation begins at 10:00am
Lunch begins at 11:00am

For your choice of meal reservations,
please call Karen Roberts at 734/479-5900
Saturday, February 24, 2018
When it comes to deciding whether someone can continue to live in their own home, there is much to consider. Can changes be made to the existing home to "elder-proof" it? Does the person have support and supervision available to maintain their safety and security? And when considering moving to a new living situation there are many options to explore. This session will cover all these questions and help you weigh your own situation.
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (Note this is the fourth Saturday, not the last!)
Often people don't know how to interact with a person who has dementia. This session will help you become more comfortable with what is happening to the person and how to maintain connection with them. Socialization is very important and can be enjoyable to all involved. Learn how to connect and share quality time with specific activities for all stages of the disease.

Saturday, April 28, 2018
The area of the brain that deals with music is the last to be touched by dementia. Therefore, music can be used to reach people profoundly affected by dementia. This session will teach you how to use music to stimulate memories in your loved one. We will watch clips of dementia patients coming "alive" when presented with their favorite music. We will demonstrate personal music devices that are available for this purpose.
For more information, please contact 
HOPE Dementia Ministry LLC
Judy Petterle-Saylor and Michael Saylor
AFA and Alzheimer's Association 
Certified Dementia Educators

Mission: Express your faith in a tangible way  

Clean seasonal clothing is always needed at the Fort Street Open Door.  Please put items in the closet at the bottom of the stairs by the west entrance door. 
Pray for our Stephen Ministers and their care receivers.  1 Corinthians 4:1  “Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.”
Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one Christian care that is confidential and skilled.
For more information, contact the pastor or call the church office.