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 February 22
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Dr. J. Robert Cosand
Verse for the Week
"And if you greet only your brother, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." Matthew 5:47-48
Missions Update: February 2015
Dave and Sue Michels and Family
Serving with Cru in the Universities
and Colleges of Michigan’s Wild UP
We are praising God for what He did on the campuses of the UP this past semester and for his transforming work in the lives of students!! The student’s tender and enthusiastic hearts bring us sleigh loads of Cheer!! Thank You for your partnership as you give and invest in these lives that matter for eternity!!
More cheer coming your way as we share our yearly snapshots of the family!!
How I Know God is Real
A Letter from My Mother
It is encouraging to hear the salvation testimonies of other believers. My mom recently put hers to paper and I thought I would share it with you this month. It was interesting to learn a few things I didn’t know, and a blessing to hear how the Lord drew her heart to Him. May the Lord use it for His glory.
Pastor Scott Beaman
The testimony of Dona Beaman:
I didn't turn out the way I should have. My dad was an alcoholic. He'd been married once before and my mom had been married before and my grandparents had each been married 3 times or more. So, if what's around you is what shapes you, I didn't turn out like my family history expected.
My father was a drunk, and when he was drinking he was mean. I have a knife scar on my back to prove it. He threatened us with his gun, tried to burn down the Christmas tree and our presents, and often threatened to hurt us more.
I remember being rushed to our car during the night as we raced away to another town. He'd lost our house by gambling and had been threatened.