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Grosse Pointe Congregational Church is seeking a part-time Music Director
Weekly duties: Direct adult and youth vocal and handbell choir, weekly rehearsal and Sunday morning. Assist the Contemporary Band(s) practice(s). Choose hymns for Sunday morning services in collaboration with Minister and our organist/pianist.
Monthly duties: Assist Contemporary Service music selection and Contemporary Worship band(s).
Quarterly duties: Lead a Taize service either during regular Sunday worship or lead an evening Taize service.
Christmas/Easter: Direct and lead pageants for these two holidays.
Beginning January 2011 this position may include Wednesday afternoon practices for youth learning bells and vocal music and will include pageant learning for presentation every quarter by Middle School youth.
Send applications to: Grosse Pointe Congregational Church, 240 Chalfonte, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. ATTN: Music Director Search
We follow the American Guild of Organists and Directors 2011 salary guidelines.
The annual Among Friends Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 11 from 6:30-11:30 pm at the St. Clair Shores Country Club, 22185 Masonic Blvd., St. Clair Shores. Enjoy an evening of fellowship, dining and dancing (and/or listening) to the music of "The Ramblers." The evening will begin at 6:30 pm with a cash bar, followed by a buffet dinner, dessert, soft drinks and "Other Surprises!" The cost is $32 per person, non-refundable. A signup sheet is located outside the church office; signup deadline is December 6. Make checks payable to "Among Friends" and send them to Pat M. and Chapman C. by December 7. Sponsors for this event are Skip and Martha S.
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Our next book will be The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart by Peter J. Gomes. We will discuss this book November 10 and December 8. We will not meet the fourth Wednesday in November because of the Thanksgiving Holiday nor will we meet the fourth Wednesday in December because of the Christmas holiday.
Gomes, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard and longtime pastor of Memorial Church there, has been cited by Time as one of the seven best preachers in America. He laments, however, that he and his fellow ministers across the nation "preach regularly from the Bible to congregations that know so little about it," despite the outpouring of biblical translations, exegetical books and other analytical aids. His mission in this cogent exercise in nonsectarian Christian apologetics is to help reverse the current decline in biblical literacy by reclaiming the Bible from theological stodginess and lay laziness. The book is divided into three parts called "Opening the Bible," "The Use and Abuse of the Bible" and "The True and Lively Word," which refer, respectively, to didactic, polemical and pastoral approaches. The unified result masterfully clarifies what the Bible really says about homosexuality (very little), women as full faith partners (much more), racial harmony (lots, both explicitly and implicitly) and anti-Semitism ("Christianity's Original Sin"). But, whatever the subject, Gomes wants Bible readers to think about intrinsic meanings in Old and New Testament scripture.
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Among Friends Christmas Party, Saturday, December 11 at St. Clair Shores Country Club
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Wed Nov 10 @ 7:30PM
The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart by Peter J. Gomes.