Parish Happenings


Diaper Drive is ongoing!
Sponsored by the Interfaith Council
Want to help? Donations of diapers can be dropped off in the Gathering Space or Parish Office, and GIPC. Sizes 4, 5, and 6 are most requested. Checks may be written to Grosse Ile Presbyterian Church with “Bottoms Up Diaper Bank” notation. You can drop it in the collection basket or mail to GIPC or Sacred Heart Parish.

Sacred Heart Blood Drive

Sunday, July 22nd

8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Sign up at www.redcrossblood.org using

Sponsor Code “SacredHeart” or call

Donna & Tom at 734-692-4255

The need is constant.

The gratification is instant.

Give Blood.


Manna Meals Help

Every third and fifth Monday of each Month

Manna Meals is a very special soup kitchen. The clients are the poorest of the poor. We leave here at 6:45 a.m. and help make the sandwiches and then serve soup and sandwiches until 11:00 a.m. Fr. Tom Lumpkin has been running the soup kitchen for many years. Anne Zaragoza and several of our parishioners get there earlier and start making soup and coffee. We do carpool. Please call the parish to sign-up, this is a very gratifying experience.


 

ALPHA IS a HERE……….!  What is Alpha?

 An opportunity to explore life & the Christian faith in a friendly, open & informal atmosphere

No pressure.  No follow up.  No charge.

Alphas have three key parts: food, a talk and good conversation.  First there’s Food

Whether it’s a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table, or a quick catch-up over coffee and cake, food brings people together. It’s no different at Alpha. We start with food, because it’s a great way to encourage community and get to know each other.

Then a Talk

The talks (30 minute videos) are designed to engage and inspire conversation. They explore the big issues around faith, addressing questions such as: Who is Jesus? & How can we have faith? 

Followed by Discussion

The most important part of any Alpha is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything. There’s nothing you can’t say. It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly, open and non-judgmental environment.

Alpha is a powerful evangelization program:

  • 29 million people have experienced it.

  • There are 6,600 Alphas going on right now in 169 countries

  • It has been translated into 112 different languages.

  • It works.

Alpha will be the centerpiece of a long-term effort to revitalize our Parish using tools from Amazing Parish and Divine Renovation, two successful and well-structured processes.

The first Alpha program at Sacred Heart will kick off with the Parish Pastoral Council and Staff in mid-March. The first parish wide program will start in the fall followed by two to three 13 week sessions per year.    Come and see……….!


Ongoing Diaper Drive

Sponsored by the Interfaith Council and participating Grosse Ile Churches

While the Diaper Drive is ongoing, the weekend of the first Sunday of the month is targeted to encourage parishioners to bring in diapers for families in need.

Since the first Sunday in October, Sacred Heart has donated more than 5000 diapers. These contributions help ensure that babies are well cared-for and care-givers are enabled to better support their families. Donation boxes are located in the Gathering Space and in the hallway of the Parish Office building. Monetary donations accepted. Make check out to “GIPC Bottoms Up Diaper Bank”

For more information, contact

Elaine 734-285-5468 or Katie 734-991-5391