3901 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
January 2019 E-News
Book Club Continues to Have Healthy Discussions About Race and Racism
Our Wednesday night book club is averaging between 8 and 10 adults each week and the sessions have been especially good. Beverly Daniel Tatum's revised version of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" And Other Conversations About Race has invited members to share their personal stories as well as to define terms such as prejudice, discrimination and racism.

The class will continue to meet on Wednesday nights from 7 until 8 o'clock if you would like to join us for a night or more. It doesn't matter if you have read the book, the class takes the time to introduce the themes each night.
Last month's Shoe Sunday was a wild success thanks to two generous donors, Stephanie Donaldson who coordinated shoe sizes, Titus Duncan who managed extra pick-ups and several worshippers from the congregation who "washed" the feet of 22 Praise Class members before slipping on new pairs of socks and classic black leather shoes. It was definitely a morning to remember.
If the Shoe Fits!
Valentine's Dance will Raise Funds for the Liberia Mission Team
Get out your dancing shoes! Saturday, February 16, the Liberia Mission Team is sponsoring a dance at the church from 7 until 11 p.m. Tickets are available in advance for $10 a person and they are good for admission, refreshments and a rose for every woman who attends. Mark Heath will DJ the event and he has a full selection of musical choices. Come on out and support the team.
Lenten Devotional Needs Submissions
Ash Wednesday is March 6th this year. We would like to distribute a Lenten devotional made up of contributions from members and friends of the congregation. Speak with Rev. Jon if you have something you would like to include - a short story, poem, quote or artwork.
Member Milestones
DeAngelo Stewart has a new car.
Victor Kennerly's sister died.
Blair Tiseo announced her engagement in January as did Stephanie Stephens and Valerie Rahman !
Amanda Funk had successful surgery.
Lillis Cunningham is back at Boulevard Temple.
Denise Petersimes is still recovering at home.
Louise Travis is adjusting to limited eyesight.
Anthony Howard (the usher) is receiving treatment.
Anthony Johnson's (Cass Ambassador) mother died.
Zach Betthauser moved into the church's four-family flat. We call it the Redmond Apartments and it is next to the World Building.
Keith Hill's grandmother died.
Rick Royster is still in Guam.
Bill Wylie-Kellermann is standing trial for his involvement with the Poor People's Campaign.
Short-Term Mission Project Scheduled for Young Adults this July
We are working on organizing a team of 6-10 adults ages 18-30 to volunteer in Albion, Michigan. The team would spend Friday - Sunday, July 12 to 14, helping with a senior/family identified by the AME Church in Albion while taking advantage of some of the amenities on the college campus during the "off hours."

Let Rev. Sue know if you are interested in participating. It will be a great opportunity to serve God, make a difference in the world and get to know other members of the church.