There were 17 volunteers (10 from Northminster) who weeded and spread 16 yards of mulch at the Interfaith Labyrinth on June 5th. The planting areas around the Labyrinth and the path leading to it, look vastly different than they did a couple of weeks ago!
In August, we will have our annual summer potluck picnic at Boulan Park in Troy, on Monday, August 7, 6:30-8:00 pm. Traditionally, it’s been a great time to enjoy a casual evening of refreshments and fellowship. We provide cold beverages and paper products. Bring a lawn chair, a dish to share, and join us! We have balloons or signs to show you which picnic pavilion we will be at.
The InterFaith Leadership Council next adult immersive experience series “Exploring Religious Landscapes” will focus on “Comparative Christianity”. The series will feature Catholicism at St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Lyon on Wednesday, Aug. 30; Presbyterianism at Littlefield Pres. Church, Dearborn on Thursday, Sept. 14th; Non-denominational Evangelical at Kensington Church, Troy on Tuesday Oct. 17th and Unitarian Universalist at Birmingham Unitarian Church in Bloomfield Hills on Thursday Nov. 16th.
All workshops are from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Go to IFLC website www.detroitinterfaithcouncil.com to learn details and register.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Baby Basics of Troy Ministry! We had a wonderful picnic, with just about ½ of our families able to stay the whole time, and almost all of the volunteers joining us! We also welcome back Jenn Kondak to the Baby Basics Board (along with Mary Moore, Kathy Schwartz, Christy Cook and Ruth Turner) as sadly, Charlotte needed to drop out of our program upon her retirement.
Also, we are in strong need of people able to pick up and bundle diapers for our families!
This can be done on your own time (some restrictions for picking up diapers due to office admin hours at Troy First Presbyterian, where most of our diapers are now stored) and Ruth will give instruction and help your first time! See her if interested, please!
We met and congratulated our two Judith Borchardt Grant awardees on Sunday, June 18th after worship, along with supporters and family members. Tiffany Lynck (3rd from left) and Jada Laws (2nd from right) are wonderful young women with great potential to achieve their educational dreams, in part due to support of projects such as our Grant project.
Session approved the motion to provide a partial scholarship for camp fees to Camp Skyline for a child in foster care, using some funds donated specifically for mission this year, plus the Northminster portion of the Pentecost offering.
If you have not had an opportunity to send your donation to this special offering of the PCUSA, please send your check (or bring on Sunday June 25th) so we can send the maximum available to help a child attend camp – perhaps for the first time! You don’t need to send it in the special offering envelopes – a regular envelope is fine! Just make checks to Northminster, and please put your envelope # and “Pentecost” on the memo line. Thank you.
On June 5, 2017, the City of Troy elected to present Charlotte with a proclamation at a Troy City Council Meeting recognizing her service and leadership.
The full proclamation is posted on our bulletin board. An excerpt is here; as it followed acknowledgment of her history with Northminster and Troy Interfaith Group: