Church Phone: 313-271-8552
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Dearborn Congregational United Church of Christ provides opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, fellowship and service in a small congregation where all are valued and supported wherever they are on their individual faith journeys.
Sunday, November 22, 2020 Worship Service Video
Sunday, November 15, 2020 Worship Service Video
View the Sunday Bulletin Online!: The bulletin is available on our website every week BEFORE the Sunday service. It's posted on Friday. Just go
to www.dccdearborn.org and click on the 'DCC Home' tab at the top of the page, and
then go to the last link in the menu - 'Weekly Bulletin'. The top entry on the next
page is the current bulletin. You will see two separate columns side-by-side:
'Worship' and 'Announcements'. To view the Order of Worship, click the word
'Worship'. To see the announcements, prayer list, and flower dedication, click the
word 'Announcements'. Those who watch us live on Facebook or our website at 10
am on Sundays may like to view the bulletin.
Advent Season Begins Next Sunday!: Advent begins on November 29 this year,
so our Sunday services will feature special readings and our traditional weekly lightings
of Advent candles, culminating in the lighting of the Christ Candle on Christmas
Eve. Brian Sampson will present a series of Advent sermons, too.
Brian Sampson to Lead Us in Worship: The Rev. Dr. Eugene Blair has concluded his tenure as Interim Pastor. Replacing him will be Brian Sampson, who has filled the pulpit for us on many occasions, will lead our worship services and bring the Sunday morning message beginning Nov. 15 and continuing through the holidays and beyond, into 2021. May God bestow all of his grace and blessings upon you during this holiday season.
Catch the Sunday Service at dccdearborn.org: If you can't make it in person to Sunday service, you can watch the worship service video each and every week on our web-site, www.dccdearborn.org by clicking on the first link you see under "Recent and Up-coming Events". The Sunday bulletin, which is posted ahead of time, can be found on our website by looking under "DCC Home" at the top of the page and then going to "Weekly Bulletin".
Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Lennon Center: The Lennon Center in Dearborn Heights, which provides help to single, pregnant women who often have other young children, has reached out to us for donations of canned, boxed, or bagged food for Thanksgiving to help the MANY families they serve. No turkeys this year - just side dishes! We'll collect until Mon. Nov. 23. You can drop off your goods on Sunday morning in the box in the sanctuary behind the pews, or if you have a key, stop by at your convenience and let yourself in, or call ahead on Wed.-Fri. between 1-3 pm and let Liz know you're coming by. Please wear a mask at the door when Liz greets you. OR...Nancy Wolter will be glad to pick up items at your home and bring them to the church! Thank you!
Position Opening: Church Treasurer - After many years of faithful service, Matthew Haling is resigning as Treasurer, effective October 1. We need a replacement soon. The Treasurer is an Officer of the church and an important responsibility, however, the work is not particularly time consuming and doesn't require special training. Duties include mailing checks to reimburse members, monitoring the bank account, and doing work at month's end to record bills paid and generate financial reports for the Board of Trus-tees. Payroll checks are handled by another company, though, and monthly bills are paid by online banking thus reducing the time actually spent on the job. Matthew will be glad to coach his successor in using the online bank system and the accounting software used for reports. (QuickBooks spreadsheet and a program called "Gnucash"). To volunteer, or if you have questions, please contact Arnie Schilbe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (313) 318-5016.
Give Online at Your Convenience!: As another giving option, you can now go online to give to the church or pay your pledge. Go to www.dccdearborn.org and click on the yellow "Donate" button. You DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT. Just pay with a major credit card and enter the information asked for. Also, if you are a Facebook user and go to "Dearborn Congregational Church, UCC" you'll see a post on the right side of this page with a link to our web button, as well. We invite you all to take advantage of this feature!
Canned/Boxed Food Drive for the Lennon Center: The Lennon Pregnancy Center in Dearborn Heights, which provides services to pregnant women who are single and often have other young children, has reached out to us and asked if we would collect donations of canned and boxed foods for Thanksgiving to help out MANY families they serve this year. We are unofficially kicking off this drive on October 1. There will be a box for you to put your donations inside the church.
Fundraiser for the Mayflower Room Roof: The roof has been replaced and waterproofed, and the ceiling in the Mayflower Room is almost done. We are truly grateful
to God and to all those who helped make this possible! But we're still short of our
$25,000 fundraising goal. Can we count on you? Please prayerfully consider giving
as much as you are able to Dearborn Congregational Church with a special offering
made in person or by mail. Since the fundraiser began, we've raised nearly
$17,000. God bless each of you who have answered this call!
Downriver for Veterans & Pull Tabs Donations: We're still collecting non-perishable food and personal items for Downriver for Veterans in Wyandotte. Place non-perishables in a paper/plastic bag and leave it in the basket in the church behind the pews. We're still collecting pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House too! Thank you.
If You Have a Key or Key(s) to the Church... Please let our Secretary, Liz, know and give her your Key Number. The Key Number is the number which appears by itself on one side of the key. It's NOT the number "069" which is on all the church keys. You can contact Liz by email (email@example.com), leave a note on her desk, or tell her in person. Thank you.
Kroger Community Rewards: It’s been 22 years since our church became a recipient of 5% back on all purchases except gas, alcohol and prescription drugs made online or in the store. I hope to renew your interest in this free money that goes directly to our church each quarter. If you use a Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card (which we all do in order to get discounts) please register it online if you haven’t done so. ANYONE can register our church as a recipi-ent, don’t need to be a member. Invite your friends and family to register us. All your points for gas, coupons and everything else remains the same. Nothing special to punch in when checking out at the store. To be sure that our church is receiving the 5% back from your pur-chase, look at the bottom of your receipt and it will display Dearborn Congregational Church.
Go online to Kroger Community Rewards and follow the instructions to register. No codes are needed – just type in the name of our church and it will come up. When we first began the program we were receiving approximately $500 a year and other than registering once, there’s nothing more to do. Contact me if you have questions. – Diana Schilbe
Sleeping Mats for the Homeless Project: This is an ongoing project where any-one can make sleeping mats from plastic shopping bags. The group meets on Mondays from 6-8 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 600 Brady St. Dearborn, MI 48124. Bring your bags and your friends. For more information, call Charlie at (313) 506-0907, or see the orange flyer in the sanctuary.
Prayer List Update We've updated the prayer requests listed in our Sunday bulletin. If someone's name has been removed and they are still in need of our prayers, please contact the church office at 313-271-8552 to have their name added back on the list. To keep our list current, we will date when the prayer request is received and after a month, unless it is renewed, it will be removed.
Downriver for Veterans: We are collecting non-perishable food items for Downriver for Veter-ans located on Fort Street in Wyandotte. Only in its second year, this organization needs on-going support to assist local resource-limited veterans with food and other needs. Some veterans are on disability income and don’t have enough to pay their bills and buy gro-ceries. You can place your donations in the Totes of Love bin in the back of the Sanctu-ary. Please check the expiration date to make sure items have not expired. Thank You!
Attention Amazon Shoppers: If you currently have an Amazon account (regular or Prime) your purchases can now earn our church .5%. All you need do is sign into Amazon Smile and log in just as if you were on your regular Amazon account, designate our church as your charity and shop. Please share our Charity with friends and family – anyone who has an Amazon account can donate to us. See Diana Schilbe if you have questions.
Altar Flower Dedications: Please check the flower calendar in the back of the sanctuary. There are many Sundays available to reserve flowers in honor or memory of loved ones.
Photos courtesy of Teresa Curless.
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