Mature Ministries

2017-2018 Programs

The Mature Ministries Program has many interesting lectures, trips, and conversations that you are invited to join! Our monthly gathering is a lunch and learn that we call “Hilltoppers.” If you are 60 and up and are not getting our email news update, email Lisa Haddrill at

First Thursday Writing Group

Join us for a Writing Group on the first Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Vance Room. Limited to 15 people. Sign up with Rev. Rogers at NO charge!

Upcoming Special Trips

Belle Isle’s Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Thursday, August 30, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m, join us for a morning on Belle Isle and lunch at the Grosse Point Yacht Club!

The morning outing will take us to the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Belle Isle, where a plunge into Detroit’s long maritime history (200 years before the invention of the automobile) will be enhanced by stunning views of the Detroit River, Belle Isle, and Canada. Take the experience in hand and climb into the William Clay Ford Pilot House and try your hand at steering a boat down the river (virtually, of course). Expand your knowledge of Detroit’s many cultural offerings by getting to know this little-known local gem. Your day on the river continues at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club where a menu of soup, salad, and drink will be accompanied by commanding views of the waterfront⎯a perfect conclusion to our day on Detroit’s water. Deck shoes and captain’s hats are optional!

Special Bonus: First Pres member Dr. Jennifer Day will speak about her work as a policy expert on Michigan’s Great Lakes on Sunday, August 26, at 11:00. A perfect way to prepare for the Belle Isle outing later in the week.

Cost: $35.00. Includes transportation, admission and tour at the Dossin Museum, and inclusive lunch at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. Payable in full no later than August 23.

*This trip is now sold out. You may contact the office or Rev. Rogers ( to be placed on a wait list.

Trip to Ford Piquette Avenue Plant

You're invited to our outing to the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit on October 4 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Long before cars were mass-produced using the assembly line, they were built one at a time in Henry Ford’s first purpose-built factory (1904-1910). A Detroit non-profit has been slowly restoring the plant to help tell the story of the creation of the Model T, the car that transformed American transportation. Join us to tour the plant over 100 years later and connect directly with the hundreds of men and thousands of cars that wore the plank floors smooth at the Piquette Plant.

Adjourn for lunch at Ford’s Garage in Dearborn, a 21st century celebration of all things Ford. After a morning of car making, you’ll be ready to enjoy a buffet style burger bar complete with sides, soft drinks⎯and a nice big piece of bumpy cake to reward your morning efforts! Our day together will be an unforgettable drive into the past, Henry’s way.

Cost: $40.00. Includes transportation, admission and tour at the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, and inclusive lunch at Ford’s Garage. Register by contacting the church office or Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers at Payable in full no later than September 27.


Our monthly gathering is a lunch and learn that we call "Hilltoppers." Check back in August for upcoming Hilltoppers dates and speakers!

Health and Wellness - Monthly Health Screening

For a Sunday blood pressure check, email or call the Parish Nurse, 662-4466, ext. 350, to schedule a visit. Our Parish Nurse, Sandy Talbott ( , also makes home visits.