7th Annual "Soup"er Bowl Challenge

Once again this year, our friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church have invited Good Shepherd United Methodist, First United Methodist, and Cherry Hill Presbyterian Churches to be part of the Souper Bowl challenge!  The challenge is who will collect the most canned vegetables and soups before Super Bowl Sunday, February 12, 2023.  In addition to canned goods, monetary donations are accepted as well: $1.00 = 1 can of food.  Donations will benefit our Helping Hand Food Pantry.  The winning congregation will get to keep the coveted Souper Bowl Trophy for the coming year!  Are we up to the challenge this year?  Donations may be placed in the wooden box underneath the showcase in Weir Foyer.  Please designate monetary donations as "Souper Bowl Challenge."

HELPING HAND STAFF IN JAIL!!!

BAIL SET AT 100 CANS FOR EACH “PRISONER”


Yes, it’s true! Our Helping Hand Food Pantry staff are in jail! How do we possibly get Becky, Don, Joy, Ray, and Shirley released? By raising bail for each of them! Bail has been set at 100 cans per “prisoner.” From January 29 through February 12, we will feature a “Prisoner” or “Prisoners” of the Week All donations {bail} received on those days will go towards releasing one or more of our friendly Helping Hand volunteers. The “Prisoner” or “Prisoners” of the Week will be seated in Weir Foyer. The schedule is as follows:

January 29 – Becky Jones

February 5 – Don Filiak & Joy Park

February 12 – Ray Scoboria & Shirley Mayland

 

and all donations may be left in the donation box.  If you would rather make a monetary donation, remember that $1.00 equals one can! Please mark you donation “Super Bowl Offering.”

 

All donations will go towards our “Souper Bowl Challenge” with St. Paul Lutheran, First United Methodist, and Good Sherd United Methodist Churches.  

With everyone’s help, our Helping Hand Staff won’t have to stay in jail for very long and will be set free!

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY LUNCHEON

& BIBLE TRIVIA BOWL

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Following Worship in Star Theater

After a three -year hiatus due to Covid, our popular Super Bowl Sunday luncheon and Bible Trivia Bowl is back this year!  The Church Growth and Fellowship Committee is hosting this event after worship on Super Bowl Sunday, February 12, 2023.  The Committee will provide salad, bread, and desserts. A signup sheet is on the table in Weir Foyer for those wishing to bring a crock pot of their favorite soup for all to enjoy. After lunch, everyone is invited to take part in the Trivia Bowl will take place! This was always a great event, and we are looking forward to another tasty, fun-filled afternoon. 

MUSIC AT CHERRY HILL PRESENTS

Tridib Chakraborty, Pianist

Sunday, February 12, 2023 – 4:00 pm

     Tridib Chakraborty is a senior at Troy High School in Troy, Michigan. He has been playing piano for 13 years and currently studies with Dr. Maria Meirelles. Tridib has performed at multiple services at Cherry Hill, including a solo concert in October 2019. Seven years ago, he started his own concert series at a Allegria Village in Dearborn to share music with those without loved ones with them at the holidays. Together with a non-profit enterprise he founded a few years ago dedicated towards providing instruments to underprivileged kids, Tridib is constantly finding new ways to share his love of music with those around him and very much enjoys the dimension making music has added to his life.

     Outside of music, Tridib is a passionate filmmaker. From micro shorts to features, he has directed films covering topics from mental health to teenage drama. His films have won awards at the Chicago Student International Short Festival, the American Public Health Association Film Festival, the New York International Film Awards, and Oslo International Film Festival, and have been shown in Paris France. He is also an accomplished author, having published works on his experiences in the film world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tridib is a firm believer that his passion for music and the arts stemmed from childhood but that his motivation to become better and strive for more comes from the people around him.

     Tridib plans to study Environmental and Earth sciences with a minor in music when he attends college next year.

     The program on February 12 will include works by Beethoven, Bach, and Rachmaninoff. A reception will follow the concert.

Study Groups Starting in January

  • Sunday Morning Bible Study – 9:00 am – Memorial Parlor

    Getting the Most Out of James


         Unlike most books of the New Testament, the letter of James is best known for the people who don’t like it! It’s viewed as a scalawag among the obviously Christ-centered letter of Paul and love-concerned writings of John. People like love. They like Christ. They don’t like James! James is harsh and dogmatic. We feel the sting of his words even today: “Don’t be deceived,” “You foolish person,” “You adulterous people,” Now listen!” James can be hard to take for good reason.

         Of all the people who do not like James, Martin Luther is probably the most famous. Compared to the other solid New Testament writings, James, he felt, was full of straw – empty, hollow. Because of Luther’s feelings and those of others like him, Protestant Christians have tended to ignore this book.

         Yet the early church saw James as a book bearing apostolic authority and, more importantly, as a book that bore God’s authority. James spoke a needed and empowering word to the churches. Thus it was included in the New Testament canon alongside Paul and John, carrying equal weight with their writings. Because it has been avoided and because it bears the full force of God’s Word, James deserves careful study.

         All are invited to be part of the Sunday Morning Bible Study group as the explore James this winter. The group gathers at 9:00 am on Sunday mornings in Memorial Parlor beginning Sunday, January 8. Bob Jones will lead the discussion. Copies of the book, Getting the Most Out of James” are available for $5.00 per copy.


  • Monday Afternoon Study Group – 1:00 pm – Memorial Parlor

    Signs & Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus


         Beginning Monday, January 9, the Monday Afternoon Study Group will embark upon a six week study of the miracles of Jesus as they are recorded in the gospels. The class will be using the book, Signs and Wonders: A Beginners Guide to the Miracles of Jesus  by Amy Jill Levine. Dr. Levine is professor of New Testament  and Jewish Studies at Hartford Seminary.  Until recently, Dr. Levine, who describes herself as an “unorthodox member of an Orthodox synagogue,” taught New Testament in a Christian divinity school in the buckle of the Bible belt.

         In Signs and Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine explores selected miracles of Jesus in historical and theological context. With brilliant insight and trademark wit, Dr. Levine reveals wondrous details of the most prominent miracles in the Gospels. For each miracle, she discusses not only how past witnesses would have understood the events, but also how today’s readers can draw meaning from Jesus’s words and actions.

    Chapter topics include:

    Giving sight to the blind: Metaphors of understanding (Mark 8, John 9)

    “Take up your pallet and walk” (the paralyzed man): On the role of caregivers

    A bleeding woman and a dead girl: The importance of women’s bodies

    Walking on water and stilling the storm: Ecological readings of the Gospels

    The feeding of the 5,000 (or more): The centrality of bread

    The raising of Lazarus: Taking death seriously

         All are invited to join the group on Monday afternoons beginning Monday, January 9. Copies of Dr. Levine’s book are available for $10.00 per copy. Rev. Mark Phillips will serve as group leader.

How can I help?


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Kim McDonald

24110 Cherry Hill Road

Dearborn, MI 48124


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Thank you for your continued support!


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January & February 2023

Worship Schedule


January 22    More Than Just Tagging Along

                        Genesis 12:1-4a, Matthew 4:12-23

January 29    Annual Meeting Sunday

                        Product or Project?

                        1 Corinthians 12:21-31.


February 5    Communion

                         Salty Christians – Matthew 5:13-20

February 12   Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood

                         Deuteronomy 30:15-30, Matthew 7:12-14 

February 19   Transfiguration of the Lord

                         Throw Away Your Veil!

                             2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2, Matthew 17:1-9

February 26   First Sunday in Lent

                          Cleaning House

                              Psalm 51, John 2:12-23

What can I do?


Helping Hand Food Pantry


We are helping people in our community

to fight hunger.


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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.


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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

     

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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.


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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.


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Can I make a monetary donation?


Absolutely!


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!

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES – February 22, 2023

12:00 Noon and 7:00 pm in the Chapel


     On Ash Wednesday, millions of Christians around the world engage in the ancient ritual known as "the imposition of ashes." This service marks the beginning of Lent, the forty-day period, not counting Sundays, between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The practice of using ashes as a sign of penitence goes back to the Hebrew people (Jon. 3:6; Mt. 11:21). Christian use of the ashes goes back to the 2nd century, and it was widely practiced by the 5th century. Ash Wednesday sets the believer on a sobering time of self-examination and repentance, to wait upon and prepare for the renewal given by God's Spirit in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

     We will observe Ash Wednesday with two identical worship services in the chapel on Wednesday, February 22nd at 12:00 Noon and 7:00 pm. Both services will include the imposition of ashes (for those who wish to receive) and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.

     This year, the Church Growth and Fellowship Committee will host a simple meal of soup and bread in Star Theater (located beneath the chapel) following the Noon service at 12:45 pm and prior to the evening service at 6:00 pm. Please join us. 


LENTEN DINNERS WILL RETURN IN MARCH


     We are pleased to announce that Cherry Hill’s very popular dinners will be back this year beginning Wednesday, March 1 and continuing each Wednesday through March 29. As in years past, the dinners will be held at 6:00 pm each week in Memorial Parlor. While the dinners will be hosted by our various committees, those attending are asked to bring a dish to share each week . More details on the dinners and other Lenten events will be in the March Messenger.

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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TRIDIB CHAKRABORTY, Pianist


Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 4pm

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: An Evening of Great Organ Works


Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7:30pm

VANGUARD VOICES & BRASS SPRING CONCERT


Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 4pm

SONGS OF THE HEART


Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 7:30pm

CHERRY  HILL CHURCH ORNAMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! 


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.