Posts with the tag “family-of-god”

Family of God Podcast
by Miriam Rossow on July 15th, 2020
Coronavirus and social unrest have had Pastor Hill and I thinking about how we can better serve our community and better serve our volunteers. The pandemic and shutdown have given us a lot of time to explore other avenues of doing ministry. Obviously, there is the street ministry that many of you are up to date on and the continuing food ministry. We also took some time during the pandemic to explore technological ministry, as so many other churches have, and began putting services, discussions, devotions, and sermons on our Facebook page.  Read More
Bearing One Another's Burdens
by Miriam Rossow on May 7th, 2020
The pandemic for the under-resourced Family of God congregants means another ‘rung down the social and economic ladder’. Already in a place that nobody wants to be in, life just got harder. The ‘luxury’ of sitting down and eating their one decent meal a day inside the church building and being able to rest in the hearing of God’s Word has evaporated for the time being.  Read More
Family of God vs. Coronavirus
by Miriam Rossow on April 1st, 2020
By Rev. Tyler Cronkright As if Family of God wasn’t unique enough. As many churches are taking a break from regular gatherings, Family of God has followed suit and has had to get creative with the ways that we do ministry on a regular basis. Our fellowship hall, which regularly held close to 100 people on any given night, is empty. Our beautiful sanctuary, where many people gather every Wednesday ...  Read More
Leaving with a Stronger Faith
by Miriam Rossow on March 3rd, 2020
The relationships I have built and encounters I have had with so many members of our community have forever changed my life.  Read More
Mobile Compassion Ministry
by Miriam Rossow on February 6th, 2020
Saturday, January 18th, most of us woke up to 3"- 6” of snow. I know it took my son-in-law and I three hours to dig out at my house. I imagine you might have had similar experiences. As things happened, that same day was the inaugural run of the mobile compassion ministry at Family of God. Things did not go exactly as planned but the team adjusted and prevailed over the weather.  Read More
Thank you from Pastor Cronkright
by Miriam Rossow on January 24th, 2020
Seven years ago, I had big plans to go the Seminary and anxiously wait to see where God would call me with many other brothers in ministry who were also anticipating their first calls as pastors. I blame Pastor Jim for this not coming true. As many of you know, he had promised me the adventure of a lifetime if I stayed in Detroit and trusted him and God.   Read More
Family of God Street Ministry
by Miriam Rossow on January 10th, 2020
Almost three years have gone by since Family of God moved from the little store front church on Sharon and Vernor to our new church on Whittaker Street in Southwest Detroit. Much has changed: more people coming, a beautiful sanctuary to worship in, and more ministry opportunities. (kids summer programs, tutoring, Narcotics Anonymous group)   Read More
Blessed To Be A Blessing
by Miriam Rossow on December 13th, 2019
In my journey the past few years as a fellow traveler with the Family of God community, I have grown in compassion, respect, humility and gratitude; while allowing myself to be more vulnerable and transparent.  Read More
Conversation with Vicar Tyler Cronkright about Family of God
by Miriam Rossow on November 22nd, 2019
Vicar Tyler Cronkright sat down with the Michigan District this last summer and shared about the ministry at Family of God. "Why are you helping someone like me? In that moment everything stops and we share the love of Jesus in that moment." Vicar Tyler   Read More
The Faces of Family of God
by Miriam Rossow on October 15th, 2019
"Family of God is a beckoning light amidst the depressing bleakness…a place to encounter God, His love, His mercy, His Salvation. "  Read More

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