Black History Month: A full slate of events at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s, Detroit

St. Matthew’s and St. Joseph’s Church, Detroit commemorates Black History Month with its annual three-week high mass service series which “tells the story-from Africa thru Slavery to Freedom.” It begins at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 with services infused with African drumming, song and dance. Service begins with “Funga,” a traditional African Welcome dance with live drumming.… Read More Black History Month: A full slate of events at St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s, Detroit

Magician to unlock topics of suicide, mental health in appearance at Christ Church Cranbrook

Christ Church Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills presents suicide prevention and mental health awareness speaker and magician Anthony Grupido on Sunday, January 15. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people age 10-34, fourth leading cause of death in people age 35-54 and seventh leading cause of death for people age 55-64 (according to the Center… Read More Magician to unlock topics of suicide, mental health in appearance at Christ Church Cranbrook

The Final Word: Doing what it takes to make Christmas feel a little less painful

I still remember my father writing a large number on the calendar every week or two. Maybe it would start around 782. Next time, 745 and so on, until he made it back to a single-digit number. What was he doing? He was calling the union office at his appointed time, maybe once every week or two.… Read More The Final Word: Doing what it takes to make Christmas feel a little less painful

‘The Power of Compassion:’ A sermon from the Rev. Ervin Brown III, who died Monday

The Rev. Ervin Brown III, 15th rector of Christ Church, Detroit, died in the early morning hours of Dec. 12. Christ Church shared a copy of a sermon he delivered in early June 2016, entitled ‘The Power of Compassion.’ Brown served as assisting priest at Memorial Episcopal Church, Baltimore since 2010. Thirteen years ago, in… Read More ‘The Power of Compassion:’ A sermon from the Rev. Ervin Brown III, who died Monday

World AIDS Day: Honoring those who died, raising awareness in Brighton

For World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, St. Paul’s, Brighton offered an intimate service in its chapel. Not only were those who lost their lives to HIV/AIDS remembered, but a call to be supportive with more than words was issued. The Rev. Deon Johnson, rector of St. Paul’s, Brighton, explained his church’s service and involvement.… Read More World AIDS Day: Honoring those who died, raising awareness in Brighton