Good News & Announcements

October 27th Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy


8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship


10:00 Hand Bells Practice

7:30 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


2:00 Bible Study at Barnes and Noble


10:00 A. A. Group


1:00 AOK


8:30 Adult Sunday School

10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

Movie Morning
Join us in the Sanctuary for our next Movie Morning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13th to view “The Farewell”. It’s a comedy, drama about a Chinese family that discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and they decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. I loved this movie and thought it was funny and endearing. We will have popcorn and trivia as usual. Join us, won’t you?

November Mission Challenge – Theme: “Be Love”
Our church, along with the Kirk and 4 other churches, are again being challenged during the month of November to complete 7000 mission hours. There will be a service opportunity November 9th from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in Oak Park, Building Beds 4 Kids.
Building Beds 4 Kids is a non-profit organization started recently by Sam and Becky Misuraca to build twin platform beds and distribute them with mattresses and sheet sets to kids who don’t have beds. The need in the metro area is great. More information to follow but I’d gladly discuss the details with you anytime.
Thank you, Becky Misuraca

Forgotten Harvest volunteer opportunities in November
The Deacons have committed to providing 8 volunteers for the Forgotten Harvest Warehouse Re-pack on Monday, November 25th from 9 am – 12 noon. (Other dates are already filled – if more open up we will let you know.) If you are already a registered volunteer, you can sign up online; make sure to note you are a part of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy Team. Interested in joining us? Contact Louise Glazier at
Dress warmly! We will be in a cold room, on our feet, sorting or repacking food.

Other Volunteer Hours Opportunities
-English Conversation Workshop:
An opportunity to attain volunteer hours toward the November Service Challenge with the Kirk is available at the English Conversation Workshop, Saturday, November 2 and/or Saturday, November 9, from 10 am to 12 noon. There is a need for 2 to 4 people. See Karen Lake or Leanne Prescott if you’re interested.

-Sewing Guild:
American Sewing Guild, led by Joyce Jarnick, is open to volunteers joining their gathering on November 7 at 7pm. They will be making headbands and scarves for the homeless. You can bring your sewing machine to work, or show up and help cut the fabric. Contact Joyce if you plan on attending!

Study Group at UPC or Kirk in the Hills
Starting October 23, University Presbyterian will be hosting a four-week series every Wednesday from 5:45-7:30 p.m., called “Feeding Body, Mind and Spirit” and will be discussing the congregational read, “Inspired” by Rachel Held Evans. Pastor Jasmine will be preaching on this on Sunday, November 24, so this is a good way to read and have conversations in community as a way to deepen your discipleship and connection to the Bible. Or, if you’d like to read and discuss “A Year of Biblical Womanhood”, join the Kirk at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays.

TPC Pantry Requests Personal Grooming Products For Holidays.
Personal grooming products are a highly encouraged donation as the Holidays approach. Even dollar store sizes are useful. Any donation of non-perishable food, or paper and cleaning products is very much appreciated. Thank you!

5K Run/Walk at the Kirk!
Sign up to take part in a scenic 5K fall run/walk beginning at Kirk in the Hills. Proceeds benefit Accent Pontiac. To register, visit and look for this logo at the bottom of the home page.

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Bible Study, Thursday, October 31, 2:00 pm, Barnes and Noble in Rochester Hills
-English Conversation Workshop volunteer opportunity, November 2 and 9, 10:00am- 12:00pm
-American Sewing Guild volunteer opportunity, Thursday, November 7, 7:00 am,
-Building Beds 4 Kids volunteer opportunity, Saturday, November 9, 9:00 am, Oak Park
-Deacons’ Meeting, Tuesday, November 12, 7:00 pm
-Movie Morning, Wednesday, November 13, 10:00 am in the sanctuary
-Troy Interfaith Group Thanksgiving Service, Sunday, November 24, 7:00-8:30 pm, Big Beaver United Methodist Church
-Forgotten Harvest Warehouse Repack, Monday, November 25, 9:00am-12:00pm