September 2nd Newsletter

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Happening This Week at First Presbyterian Church of Troy


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship


2:00 Sermon Discussion Group

6:00 Session Meeting


3:00 Women’s A. A

7:30 Korean Worship


8:00 Narcotics Anonymous


10:00 A. A. Group


10:00 Worship

12:00 Korean Worship

News from Kirk in the Hills
-Kirk’s annual homecoming will be September 9th, with bouncy houses and a potluck. Wear your favorite sports team or school colors and come enjoy this community event! Sign up to bring a dish here:!/showRSVPSignUp/4090a4ca8aa2ba2fd0-homecoming1

-As part of our relationship with Kirk in the Hills, we would like to host a small group in the Troy area open to participants from both churches. We are looking for someone to host the group in your home, and a second person to agree to facilitate. This will be a five-week series starting October 7, but we are finalizing plans now as we gear up for the fall, so if you are interested or have any questions, please contact Jasmine. Thanks!

Coffee Hour September 16
Our coffee/fellowship hour on September 16th will be hosted by Megan Ray with the help of her mom Kelly and grandmother. All donations for that coffee hour will be given to Megan for her chosen charity. Megan is planning to donate to Hart Middle School in Rochester Hills for their butterfly garden.
As always, these coffee hour monies are used by the deacons for their mission work. The Deacons are excited to support Megan, one of our young church members, in her mission to help in the community.
We always appreciate our congregation and their generous hearts.
Your Deacons

Fall Mission Project: Ingathering 2018
Each fall our congregation donates items to help the Detroit Presbytery fulfill specific need requests made by 30-plus Detroit Area charitable organizations. You will find the requested items listed on tags on the Ingathering Board in the Narthex. If you would like to participate in this project, please take one or more tags from the board. Purchase the item(s) listed and return with the tag from the board attached to the specific item; please note the value of the item on the tag. The due date for returning the items is September 30th. If you would like to participate by donating cash and having the Deacons purchase items for you, please let Joyce Peterson or Louise Glazier know. Thank you, The Deacons

Life Line Screening on September 18th
Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event here on 9/18/2018. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979

Movie Morning
Yes, that’s right! It’s that time again for Movie Morning! Because Ruth and I are going to be out of town on our regular movie day (second Wednesday), we have made the “executive decision” to move Movie Morning from the 12th of September to the 19th.

We will meet in the Sanctuary on Wednesday, September 19th at 10:00 a.m. to view “Coco.” It’s an animated adventure comedy about aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, who enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. It is truly a delightful movie and won an Oscar last year for best animated film and also won an Oscar for best song, “Remember Me”!

Make plans to join us for the movie, popcorn and trivia!

This morning, we welcome Chris Hallam to the pulpit. She is a recent graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and the first Resident Minister at Kirk in the Hills. While Chris has lived all over the Midwest, she has claimed Michigan as her home after living and working in the city of Detroit. She is a studio trained artist who is committed to developing new forms of ministry and introducing interactive element to worship. Chris married her college sweetheart, Logan Woods, over the summer and has welcomed two rescue cats into their home.

Next week we will welcome Rev. Renee Roederer who ministers in Ann Arbor, and she will be launching us into a new sermon series reading deeply through the breadth of Scripture. We look forward to welcoming her.

Sunday School Resumes on September 16th
Sunday School will resume for the 2018-19 year on Sunday, September 16th and will meet two Sundays each month. As in the past, the September and October schedule is posted on the CE Bulletin Board in the back hallway. Again, the Presbyterian USA curriculum, Growing in Grace & Gratitude, has been selected by the CE Team. The lesson focus for fall will be “God is always with us.”

Book Group: Upcoming Titles and Meeting Dates 
Enjoy the summer with a good read! Here is a list of books the Book Group will be reading in the coming months, along with the meeting dates:
September 26th: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
October 24th: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Henry Fielding
All are welcome at the meetings at 7:00 p.m.!

Mark Your Calendar with these Upcoming Events:
-Sermon Discussion Group at Barnes and Noble, RH, August 28th, 2:00 p.m.

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