Miracle at Cherry Hill & Telegraph

       2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the first performance of The Boar’s Head Festival at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church. This treasured Christmas festival, which was immensely popular, was offered as a gift to the Dearborn community for decades by several hundred of the church’s members, young and old. 

       To observe this important milestone, two semi-staged performances of The Boar’s Head Festival will take place on Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 and 5:00 pm. Both performances will feature the Vanguard Voices and the Dearborn Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Steven Errante who composed the score for the festival 50 years ago!

        Come and revel in the majestic music, watch as the church is decorated from end to end as the music washes over you, hear the Christmas story told by the Herald, and admire the amazing parade of costumes, the procession of the Boar’s Head itself, and the stately appearance of the Three Kings.

        There will be open seating along with a suggested donation of $15.00. Our profound gratitude to Charles Miller for coordinating this special production and to Kevin Dewey and Rick Stanley for their invaluable support and assistance. And, most of all, our heart-felt thanks to all who will be taking part in this year’s production! We could not have done any of this with you!


Caput apri defero,

Reddens laude Domino!

The Boar's Head Festival

An Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2022

3:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Steven Errante, conducting

Vanguard Voices & Dearborn Chamber Orchestra

     Join us for an hour long walk down memory lane and hear the sublime and thrilling music of this beloved Christmas festival which was immensely popular-offered as a gift to the Dearborn community for decades by several hundred of the church's members, young and old. 

     We celebrate the 50th anniversary of this festival's creation and composition with a semi-staged performance with orchestra, soloists, and the Vanguard Voices. 

     Revel in the majestic music composed by Steven Errante, watch as the church is decorated end-to-end as the music washes over you, hear the Christmas story told by the Herald, and admire the amazing parade of costumes, the procession of the Boar's Head itself, and the stately appearance of the Three Kings. 

      Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Suggested donation is $15.00 per person.

                               Boar's Head Festival Flyer

How can I help?

Make a contribution

Cherry Hill offers a secure, on-line giving option to encourage faithful stewardship.  Please click on the link below to begin a one-time or recurring contribution.

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Contributions may always be mailed to the church, to the attention of:

Kim McDonald

24110 Cherry Hill Road

Dearborn, MI 48124

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Kim at the church office:

313 - 563 - 4800 or office@cherryhillchurch.org

Thank you for your continued support!

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December 2022


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November 2022

Sunday Worship Schedule

We Hear the Christmas Angels

December 4    Second Sunday in Advent

                           Worship in the Chapel

                           The Angel Gabriel & Mary

                           Mary’s Fiat – Luke 1:26-38

December 11   Third Sunday in Advent

                           The Angel & Joseph

                                Just When You Thought You Were

                               Ready for Christmas

                               Matthew 1:18-25

December 18   Fourth Sunday in Advent

                           The Angels & The Shepherds

                               Glory to God in the Lowest

                               Luke 2:8-14

December 24   Christmas Eve – 5:00 pm (Sanctuary)

                                                            11:00 pm (Chapel)

                            Peace on Earth, Good Will to All

                                 Luke 2:1-20

December 25   Christmas Day – 10:15 am (Chapel)

                       Let’s Keep Christmas – A Christmas Memory

January 1   New Year’s Day – 10:15 am (Sanctuary) – Communion



November 30   Christmas Without Decorations

                                 Isaiah 2:1-5

December 7     In the Wilderness, A Voice

                                Isaiah 40:1-11, Mark 1:1-8

December 14   Preparations for the Underprepared

                                Philippians 3:1-11

What can I do?

Helping Hand Food Pantry

We are helping people in our community

to fight hunger.


Helping Hand’s Mission Statement


Helping Hand is a program supported by the congregation of this church.  We supply food to people of our community on an emergency basis.  Other area churches and local organizations participate in this program by providing additional food and monetary donations that assist us in keeping the church pantry supplied.  These are our sole sources of assistance to aid those who come to us in need.


The Helping Hand Food Pantry is open on the first and third Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.* If it is your first time, please come before 11:30 a.m. To qualify to receive food from the pantry, a picture I.D. is required.  Only one person per household (per address) is eligible to apply for assistance for the family.  Eligible participants can receive food from the pantry once every other month**.


*may be closed due to bad weather, or a church event; it’s best to call ahead

**subject to change depending on food supply



Since 1989, the food pantry has served an increasing number of families every year and remains committed to addressing food insecurity in southeast Michigan where, as many as 1 in 7, households struggle to put food on the table.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have maintained our food distribution.

We developed a contact-less delivery system for the protection of our clients and our workers.


How can I donate food?


Generally, you can drop off non-perishable food items to the church Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., but please call ahead.



Can I make a monetary donation?


You may donate by using our secure online link:

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or by making a check payable to:

Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church

with “Helping Hand” on the memo line.

And Thank You!

Advent & Christmas 2022 at a Glance

Sunday, November 27- First Sunday in Advent - Communion

           10:15 am     Worship with Lighting of the First Advent Candle

Wednesday, November 30

           7:00 pm     Advent Service with Communion in the Chapel

Sunday, December 4- Second Sunday in Advent

           10:15 am     Worship with Lighting of the Second Advent Candle

--- PLEASE NOTE: Worship will be held in chapel! ---

           3:00 pm     Boar’s Head Celebration in the Sanctuary

             5:00 pm     Boar’s Head Celebration in the Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 7

           6:00 pm     Potluck Dinner in Memorial Parlor

            7:00 pm     Advent Service with Communion in the Chapel

Sunday, December 11 - Third Sunday in Advent

           10:15 am     Worship with Lighting of the Third Advent Candle

Christmas Boxes for First Step

& Warming Tree Gifts are due today!

Wednesday, December 14

           7:00 pm     Advent service with Communion in the Chapel

Sunday, December 18 - Fourth Sunday in Advent

           10:15 am     Worship with Lighting of the Fourth Advent Candle

            11:30 am     Presbyterian Women Cookie Sale after worship to

                                  Benefit Second Mile  Center.

Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve

           5:00 pm     Candlelight Service in Sanctuary

            11:00 pm     Candlelight service in the Chapel

Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day

           10:15 am     Christmas Day Worship in the Chapel


This holiday season, Cherry Hill members and friends will have the opportunity to share the Christmas spirit of sharing and giving in two very special ways with some very special friends.


         Since 1978, First Step has been working for peaceful families and safe communities in Wayne County, Michigan. First Step is a non-profit agency providing comprehensive services for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

         This Christmas, the Mission Committee is providing storage boxes for members and friends to take and fill with personal hygiene items. The boxes will then be collected and shared with the women and children who turn to First Step for help in times of crisis. Items to be placed in the boxes include the following full-size items:

               Hair care products (shampoo, conditioner)             Hand & Body Lotion

               Hair care products for women of color                     Body Wash               

               Toothbrushes & Toothpaste                                         Hand Sanitizer

               Wide-tooth combs                                                           Feminine Hygiene Items  

               Deodorant                                                                            Hair Brushes

    We request that all filled boxes be returned by Sunday, December 11.




    The Board of Deacons is sponsoring a warming tree for the children and youth at Bryant Middle School and who attend the Working on Reading Development (W.O.R.D.) Afterschool Literacy program at Calvin East Presbyterian Church in Detroit.  Simply bring your donations in and hang them on the Warming Tree in Weir Foyer.

    Needed items and sizes are as follows. Age range for all items is Kindergarten through High School. It is requested that ALL items be NEW!

                            Coats – children’s sizes 10-16 and adult small to medium

                            Boots – Children’s size 12 and adult sizes 5-7

                            Gloves – variety of children and adult sizes

                            Socks – variety of children and adult sizes

                            Scarves – variety of children and adult sizes

                            Hats – variety of children and adult sizes

    PLEASE NOTE: All donated items must be on the tree by Sunday, December 11. They will be boxed and delivered to both places on Monday, December 12.

Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church

2022-2023 Concert Season

This fall will mark the return of our “Music at Cherry Hill Concert Series” after a two and a half year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic.  

There is an exciting schedule of concerts featuring new artists as well as some past favorites. Included in this year’s offerings is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Cherry Hill’s Boar’s Head Festival.

“Music at Cherry Hill” had its beginning in 2016 as an outreach ministry of Cherry Hill Church presenting renowned local and national artists, choral groups, and ensembles in concert.

Please download and read the brochure to learn more about the upcoming season. Music at Cherry Hill 2022-23 Concert Series

Since its inception, the series has been fully funded by the generosity of sponsors and our audiences.  If you would consider being a sponsor for this year’s series, please contact the church office at 313-563-4800.

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THE BOAR’S HEAD FESTIVAL: An Anniversary Celebration

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 3pm & 5pm


Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 4pm

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: An Evening of Great Organ Works

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7:30pm


Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 4pm


Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:30pm


The Dearborn Historical Museum has created Christmas ornaments featuring our church building. The Board of Deacons is selling the ornaments, which are available in either a gold or pewter color, at $10 each. Ornaments may be purchased on Sunday mornings or through the church office during the week. For more information, please call 313-563-4800. Proceeds from the sale benefits the outreach ministries of the Board of Deacons.