Posts with the category “family-of-god”
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.
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 ...
by Miriam Rossow on March 5th, 2020
Recently I have worn this hat more than any other in my regular rotation. I wear it to constantly remind me of the grace and mercy that God has shown me through His Son Jesus Christ. I have found that it holds me accountable to the things that I say and do, especially as I pastor in a very difficult place with Pastor Hill. We don’t talk much about the struggles about Family of God. You can read more about that in the book that I will write in a few years, assuming I can get Pastor Hill to write the forward. But these next few lines are a few of my confessions as an inner-city pastor.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Ordination of Tyler Cronkright into the Office of the Pastoral Ministry
by Miriam Rossow on January 6th, 2020
On Saturday, January 4, 2020 Christ Our Savior had the opportunity to participate in the Ordination service for Tyler Cronkright. It was a joyous celebration and the community at Christ Our Savior and Family of God rejoiced together in being able to celebrate and witness God's calling on His servant, Tyler.
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.
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
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. "
National Faith and Blue
October 20th, 2021
Fall Bible Classes
August 26th, 2021
Delicate Discussions | Adult Bible Class
May 28th, 2021
Forward in Faith
February 25th, 2021
Purpose Becoming Clearer
February 23rd, 2021
Reflections on the Imposition of Ashes
February 5th, 2021
How to Read the Bible | Adult Bible Class
January 7th, 2021
A Christmas Poem
January 5th, 2021
November 20th, 2020
COS Annual Food Drive
October 16th, 2020
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