Ministering to Detroit’s Eastside Since 1864
The beginnings of our church trail back to 1862 when Karl and Emilie Bock migrated from Germany to Detroit. The Bocks, who were zealous witness for their Lord, established fellowship with other German immigrants who were Baptist. On June 23, 1864, the group of nine believers was formally organized as a church. The early members met in homes until 1870 when a chapel was built at St. Aubin and Mullett. The church was known as the First Regular German Baptist Church of Detroit. Significant activities during the early years included tract distribution as a regular Sunday afternoon pastime, missionary work of students on the west side during summer vacation and the formation of a Women's Missionary Society.
Bulletin: Week of October 19
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Dr. J. Robert Cosand
The End of The Age - Part 4
Verse for the Week
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God." Matthew 5:7-9
Missions Update: October 2014
Doug and Mayann Hammar
Child Evangelism Fellowship
The summer went by quickly. After CYIA and SMA ended in June, we had a week off and started right in with a summer filled with clubs and fair ministry. We do not have all the statistics from all of the chapters around the state yet but have heard that 5-Day Club attendance in many chapters was increased from last year.
Being like Babies: longing for the Word of God
It is getting to that time of the year when our conversation goes something like this: "Where did the summer go? It seems like yesterday when we were putting away our snow shovels and winter coats and now it's almost time to get them out again. The time goes by so fast!" And so it is true. The years do go by so quickly and we lament that it is all going by too fast. We tend to live our lives at breakneck speed and we often do not have the time to savor the joys of life. Not only do we contend with the swiftness of the passing of time, but the other thing is the changes that whirl around our days. Our bodies change, our culture changes, the world is changing. Everything changes quickly and on a regular basis.
What we desperate long for is something permanent in our lives because nothing stays the same. There is, in fact, something that stays the same, that does not change, that is permanent. Jesus said, "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away" (Mt 25:35).