Worship - 10 am
8 Sundays of Relational Discovery
“Who Are We Not to Cry Out”
“Listening with Two Ears”
Ecclesiastes 5:1-3 & James 4:13-5:6
“Getting Out of the Shade”
Micah 6:1-8 & Matthew 5:13-16
“Calculations for Humanity”
“Be My Valentine”
Psalm 119:33-40 & Proverbs 13:1
2-26 Youth Sunday
“How Is Jesus Changing Us”
Before the Flood
The science is clear. The future is not.
Before the Flood, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis.
Discussion following, led by Andrew Sarpolis of the Sierra Club.
January 31 - Tuesday - 7 PM
Green Screen Film Series
Brought to you by the Green Ministry of the Congregational Church of Birmingham, UCC
Telling the Stories of LGBTQ People of Faith…
Opening Reception Event
Saturday 7 pm
Sing Out Detroit Choir performance - Light Refreshments - Free Will Offering
February 19 Sunday 11:30 AM – 7 PM
February 20 Monday 2 – 8 PM
The Shower of Stoles Exhibition
The Shower of Stoles is a collection of hundreds of liturgical stoles representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. This extraordinary collection celebrates the gifts of GLBT persons who serve God in countless ways, while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies.
Comma Conversations: Where the conversation continues…
And our Annual Theme is….
A perfect fit with our commitment to be Open & Affirming and our generally progressive theology. And it can be extended with energy throughout the ministries of the church.
Worship and Comma Conversations – they Open Doors to enriched spiritual lives. The Mission Trip – it is Opening Doors to understanding other lives. The Green Ministry – it is Opening Doors to all God’s creation.
Opening Doors. It points forward, gives permission, in fact encourages us, to Open Doors and Open NEW Doors…
Thanks to all!
Academy of Early Music Concert Series
The Academy of Early Music annually presents some of the finest ensembles from around the globe to Ann Arbor and to Bloomfield Hills. This year the Academy has selected the CCB as its Bloomfield Hills venue due to the marvelous acoustics in our sanctuary.
All concert start times are 8:00 PM with a preconcert lecture at 7:00 PM, and the place to go for tickets or further info is: www.academyofearlymusic.org
2/3/17 - ACRONYM performs "Venice and Vienna"
2/17/17 - Zweikampf performs "Face Off: Dueling Harpsichords"
3/3/17 - Ensemble Caprice performs "I Love Baroque: Short Stories and Voices of Eternity"
Ferndale Pride 2015
What a day! As we demonstrated our support for marriage equality!
Ferndale Pride 2016
Taking a position supporting Gender Inclusive Toilets
(and having a little fun).
Plant Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies
Monarch Butterflies cannot survive without milkweed…
During and following worship on June 12 we learned from Debbie Jackson how to plant milkweed and do our part to help save the Monarch.
DRIVE is listening!
DRIVE – the Detroit Regional Interfaith Voice for Equity - is listening!
DRIVE has brought together 50+ congregations from the Detroit metro area to act and advocate for a just, equal and equitable community through congregation-based organizing. All with the intention that: When many speak with one strong voice not only are they heard but they are able to produce results.
But… before we speak with that one strong voice we want to listen, to hear what concerns you have, where you would seek change and greater equity in our metro Detroit community.
What can you do now? Speak with one of CCB’s Core Team at DRIVE….
CCB raised over $1,000 to contribute to the cause... helping Woodside UCC achieve the goal of filtering the water in their building and establishing filling stations. This will make fresh water available at no cost to the local community.
Into the Mystic
Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on UCC.org. The United Church of Christ General Minister and President is creating these weekly messages so that "the art and practice of spiritual reflection is modeled as a priority and not just a part time avocation."
Sun, Sun, Sun…
Here it comes!
Solar Power is coming to CCB!
On 11/12 we signed an agreement for the installation of a 15 kW array of solar panels to be located on the roof above the Sanctuary. Power from the panels will be fed back to the power grid, reducing our dependence on traditional coal fired power by 26%. In an innovative arrangement, a ‘social investor’ will pay for the panels and we will purchase the power generated from the panels in a PPA (Power Purchase Arrangement) over 20 years. Additionally a very generous gift from Richard Fowler pushed the program over the top.
The Net-Net: good for the planet – or as we say regularly – ‘On earth as it is in Heaven’.
Watch for the installation progress ‘countdown’ to Let the Sunshine In!
Let’s hum it all together now…
Here Comes the Sun!
A quiet time for reflection, prayer or meditation before the worship service.
Drop in Sunday mornings between 9:30 am and 9:55 am in the Arlund Room.
Miss a sermon? Or want a replay?
Click on the the head phones to access our Sermons/Media page with audio of recent sermons.
Our Capital Journey continues…
Projects complete: Sanctuary roof, parking lot and kitchen refurbishment with new stoves and ovens.
Our current contributions total over $450,000!
Next projects up: further replacement of roofs, necessary repairs to exterior brick walls, upgrades to the Arlund Room and more.
Thanks to all and also to our CapIT Committee for their dedication and perseverance!
Visit Capital Journey as we travel on.
Comma Conversations 11:00 am
Where the conversation continues...
Comma Conversations: gathering on Sundays after Worship the conversation continues…
An adult discussion group to stimulate thinking about faith in our lives. Topics may range from current headlines and happenings to social justice to the environment to the morning's sermon….
Thanksgiving Dinner Collection for Lighthouse of Oakland County
45 Thanksgiving dinners (valued at $2,700 in kind)
Monetary donations of $1,135.
Thanks to all!