Election Results Are In

Thank you for participating in our church elections. The results are as follows:
Congregation President: Steve Rooker
Congregation Vice President: Merlin Fields
Secretary: Linda Wilcoxson
Elders: Jackie Banks, George Barnes, Merlin Fields, Max Heise, Jim Kivimaki, Ernest McCall, Charles McCants, Roderick McClure, Ronald Smolka, Joe Soukup, Ellis Threadcraft, Edward Williams III
Trustees: Aaron Clark, Doug Eiben, Bruce Howard, Roderick McClure, Paul Schultz. (These are your elected officials; however, everyone is welcome to volunteer)
Parish Education: Ava Davis, Margo Dupre, Barbara Hatcher, Roderick McClure, Lauren Mosley, Barbara Profit, Lydia Ramesh, Heather Rooker, Mary Rooker, Lori Smith. (These are your elected officials; however, everyone is welcome to volunteer. This slate will be adjusted to 7 elected officials in 2020.)
The Finance committee remains intact with the addition of the following: Myita Davis, Lynette Robinson and Mary Rooker.
Many thanks to those who volunteered to tally and verify the ballots: Ava Davis, Dee Sexton, Ron Smolka and Dorothy Tankard.

Donate Items to Help Cass Corridor Residents

The Shadow of the Cross Outreach Ministry is collecting items for those who are helped by the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Service Organization.

Items needed include:

  • Gently used coats
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Scarves
  • Tooth paste and tooth brushes
  • Mouthwash
  • Wash cloths
  • Deodorant
  • Soap
  • Women’s hygiene items
  • Canned goods with pop tops
  • Vienna sausages
  • Crackers
  • Chips
  • Juice

Direct questions to Jackie Banks

Electric Wheelchair Available for Short-Term Use

Through a donation, the Board of Trustees now has an electric wheelchair that is in good shape.  Shadow of the Cross members can borrow it for a short time as needed.  If you are thinking of taking someone to a park or zoo or somewhere else, it will be a blessing to have.  Contact the church office to make arrangements.

Bible Studies Offer Variety

Join Bible study

Come fellowship with others seeking to learn more about God’s Word. You are welcome and encouraged to join any of our Bible classes at Shadow of the Cross.

The Sunday Morning Bible Study is led by Pastor Dupre following fellowship time after the service (around 11 a.m.). The current topic
is the book of Exodus.

The Wednesday Mid-Day Bible Class will resume in 2020.

The Thursday Bible Study, led by Joe Soukup, begins at 12:10 p.m. in
the Bible Study room. The current topic is the book of Acts. Please note that there will not be class on December 26 or January 2.

Beginning in January, there will be a small group study “Joining Jesus on His Mission,” facilitated by Mike Faith. This book, written by Greg Finke, connects people for seeking God’s Kingdom and joining His mission in the places they live, work and go to school. For more information, or to sign up to participate, see Mike Faith.


Come Along on Our Prayer Journey

Immense power of group prayer with shining light

A group of prayer warriors has been formed to pray for the needs of congregation members and friends. The group meets at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month in the church. The next opportunity is December 14.

IF YOU are not attending, YOU are missing a great opportunity that we all should take to receive a blessing and to be a blessing to others. Please don’t miss out!

Come learn and become more comfortable with praying aloud for others.

To submit prayer requests, write your request on one of the cards near the wooden box in the narthex and place it in the slot on top. You may sign your name or remain anonymous. Merlin Fields leads the prayer journey.

Shadow of the Cross Tee Shirts Still Available

Shadow of the Cross t shirt with picture of the church and a Bible verse

Body, Soul & Spirit Ministry continues to spearhead a tee shirt sale as part of Shadow of the Cross’s spirit wear – this is an ongoing endeavor.

The shirts are $15, with a discount for a family with 4 or more members, and for toddlers. Proceeds go to the church. Please see any member of the Body, Soul & Spirit Ministry for more information or call the church office (248-474-0675).

Order forms for the tee shirts are also located on the table in the Narthex.

Visually Impaired Outreach Ministry Continues to Grow

The Visually Impaired Outreach Ministry has now expanded into Oakland County. The Christmas Gathering event will take place on Thursday, December 19, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Every fourth Thursday of each month, the group comes together for Bible Study, lunch and fellowship, in the lunchroom, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed.
Share the Vision eye symbol with cross in the center
Share the Vision

Need a Card? Take a Card!

Assortment of greeting cards

A Greeting Card Station has been created!

The greeting cards are located in the Narthex on the table, for your convenience. They are free to members and visitors to use as needed.

You might have forgotten your greeting card, or left it at home, and it’s someone’s birthday! Or grab one to send a get-well wish.

Feel free to add cards, if you like.