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 July 8
Morning Worship Service
Sunday, July 8, 2018
The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ Jesus
Verse for the Week
You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life.
Missions Update: June 2018
Missionary to Japan
(Currently on Home Assignment)
Dear Family and Friends,
God is at work all around us. As the earth springs back to life around us here in South Dakota, I am reminded of the new life we have in Jesus and the way He nurtures our hearts as we walk with Him.
Home Assignment Travels
Oh, the adventures and excitement of home assignment travels! I have traveled thousands of miles, enjoyed the hospitality of many, many people, reconnected with friends, made new friends, and been encouraged by the questions about Japan and prayers of God’s people for Japan. Thank you! One of my new friends in Detroit is Japanese so she translated into English for me while I shared in Japanese.
Character Club and Catechism 2018
Every summer Wednesday evening, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., children from age three (potty trained) through sixth grade will learn godly character using Bible stories, observations of God’s creatures in nature, and personal application during craft time.
Each week's lesson will focus on a different character quality, for example, creativity, gratefulness, attentiveness, and so forth. In addition, older students will act out a Bible story and share a brief gym or outdoor time.
Teens are invited to the concurrent youth activity. There is no charge for Character Club.
Summer Catechism Classes
Parents of children 8-12 years old, who are interested in their child attending a one-hour weekly catechism class taught by Pastor Cosand, are asked to contact him.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, June 19 and ending August 21. Parents are welcome to attend. Catechism booklets and schedules are available on the usher’s table in the foyer.