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February 20, 2014
Christ Church

Christ Church Grosse Pointe’s Schola choir presents “Light Out of Darkness” at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23.

These professional singers and advanced treble choristers perform music surrounding the theme of light. Music is by Elgar, Harris, Lauridsen, Whitacre and Rutter.

A free will offering is accepted. The public can attend.

The church is at 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms.

Memorial Church

Clinical psychologist and best selling author Wendy Mogel lectures at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, at the Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, 16 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms.

She discusses raising children in a world where entitlement and competition are promoted, and how parents can avoid hyper parenting and the temptation to over indulge, over schedule and over protect their children.

Tickets cost $10 and are available at the church or by calling (313) 882-5330, ext. 123. The evening includes refreshments and a book signing.

Mogel has written “The Blessings of a Skinned Knee” and “The Blessings of a B Minus.”

She has served on the scientific advisory board of Parents Magazine and is a research and policy advisor for Challenge Success, a Stanford University School of Education program.

First English

First English Evangelical Lutheran Church’s family fun night and chili cook-off is 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the church, 800 Vernier, Grosse Pointe Woods.

To register for the cook-off call Jeff Gates at (586) 771-8482. Set-up begins at 3:30 p.m. Prizes for first place and runner-up. Beer and wine are available for purchase.

Activites and games for all ages will be available.

The public can attend to sample a variety of chilis.

A free will offering is taken and proceeds benefit parking lot improvements to be undertaken in the spring.

The subject of the Thursday Morning Bible Study at First English Evangelical Lutheran Church, beginning March 13, is based on the New York Times best seller history, “Killing Jesus” by Bill O’Reilly.

The session is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. with a refreshment break and led by Rev. Walter A. Schmidt.

The book is available for purchase.

The cost is $15.

The public can attend.

For more information, call the church office at (313) 884-5040.


Jill McKinney was misidentified in the Jan. 30 issue. She is the interim minister at St. James Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe Farms and presides as a layperson.

She was an assistant to the bishop in the Southeast Michigan Synod of the ELCA.

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