News And Updates

Monday Minute 10.4.21

October 04, 2021

Friday, October 1st the Kirk hosted the Pontiac Mission Collaborators Conference at the Strand Theatre in Pontiac. Two hundred people were in attendance to hear presentations by Dr. Samino Scott of the Pontiac Collective Impact Partnership and Becca Stevens, the President and Founder of Thistle Farms in Nashville. Working breakout sessions were held to address challenges facing the Pontiac community. Several local sponsors contributed $60,000 towards innovative and collaborative solutions that originated from the conference.  Thank you to all of the Kirk members who attended and volunteered to help make the conference a success!

A group of 13 Kirk volunteers worked to do the Kirk Adopt-A-Road Long Lake clean up this past Saturday led by Ann and George Manning. They collected 24 bags of garbage to make our local community beautiful. If you're interested in working on a Detroit beautification project next weekend, register for Life Remodeled Friday Oct 8 or Saturday Oct 9 from 1-5 pm here.

A group of 13 Kirk volunteers worked to do our Adopt-A-Road Long Lake clean up this past Saturday led by Ann and George Manning. 

This Sunday was World Communion Sunday, we heard Pastor Nate preach on Malachi the Messenger. If you missed it, click the button below.

We thank all the musicians who provided musical leadership for one or more of the three World Communion Sunday services:
Carol Beth Litkouhi, flute
Merideth Esteves, oboe
Dan Shiller, Ryan Thomas, and Denise Harris-Fiems, percussion
Anita Pinson, piano and director of Kirk Singers
Dennis Curry, organ and carillon
Todd Galloway, Julia Hoffert, Kurt Frank, and Nicole Joseph, soloists
Kirk Singers
Treble, Intermediate, and Senior Boys Choirs
Intermediate and Senior Girls Choirs
Chancel Choir
We also thank all those who assisted in a variety of ways, including ushers, parents, communion servers/preparers, arrangers for flowers and Table, custodial staff, administrative staff, and clergy. Finally, I thank the congregation for its flexibility and openness to try new expressions of worship and music.
 -Tom Granum, Interim Chancel Choir Director and Organist
Welcome to the the new Confirmation class of 2022! This week our class met for the first time and started to get to know one another and dug into the question, “what is Confirmation?” At the same time our parent class met and began their own journey together.

Parents of the children who were recently baptized at the Kirk were invited to participate in creating a Baptism Faith Chest last Sunday! They had a great time getting to know each other as well as making faith chests to store and celebrate everything related to their children’s faith milestones. If your children had been baptized in the last several years but didn’t get to participate this time around, please let Pastor Angela know at  .
This week we are focusing on highlighting the importance of Annual Giving. This year, our Annual Giving will look different as we are combining efforts with our 75th Anniversary Campaign. However, this does not diminish the importance of your annual gift. Annual pledges help to support all of the day-to-day operations of our church including supporting our staff, supporting our staff, ministries, and the ongoing formation of our Kirk Family. To learn more about the importance of Annual Giving watch the video include above. Additionally, take a moment to learn about how we hope to honor the families that give a gift to the 75th Anniversary Campaign.
Campaign Updates:
Number of Pledged Gifts: 94
Percent to Goal: 62%
Dollars Pledged to Date: $3.1 Million+

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