General Announcements

  • Sunday service: join us on Sunday morning @ 11am as we worship together virtually! Feel free to share the link to the service on your social media pages, or to personally invite someone to worship with us.
  • The Boiler Room: join us on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm for a virtual time of corporate prayer and worship. We’ll be using Zoom, an online meeting platform that allows for everyone to see and hear one another, so come pray with us! This link will allow you to join the prayer meeting each week, and the password is 720640. Feel free to invite others to join, but please do not share the link and password on your social media accounts.
  • Home Groups: Home Groups are meeting over Zoom! Again, this platform allows for groups to be very interactive, so it will be a great tool for connecting with one another during this time of physical separation. If you are not currently in a Home Group and would like to join one, let us know and we’ll get you connected!
  • Women’s study in James: ladies, there are 2 weeks left in the James study! Even if you haven’t joined before, we’d love for you to join us for these last couple of weeks. We meet on Fridays at 2pm or on Saturdays at 9am (pick whichever one works best for you!). Each week the link to the gathering, the passage to study, and the discussion questions will be posted on the Restore Women’s Facebook page, so you can come prepared. If you are not on Facebook, let us know and we’ll email you the information instead.
  • Zoom fitness class: now offered TWICE every week! Lissy Gangwer will be hosting a Cardio Flow class via Zoom on Thursdays at 7:30am, and a tabata style workout (high intensity interval training) on Tuesdays at 7:30am. No equipment needed! Just click on the link and enter the password (workout!).
  • Gleaners food distribution: Gleaners has scheduled drive-thru food distributions on May 30, June 13, and June 27 for families with children at Durfee Innovation Society (2470 Collingwood St.). They’ll be giving out 20-30 pounds of food, so anyone who comes on foot should come with a cart. Share this with your neighbors!
  • CDC Produce Boxes: looking for an opportunity to purchase local produce grown using organic methods, support our neighborhood community development corporation (Central Detroit Christian), AND make that same great produce available and affordable to local families? The CDC farm is selling subscriptions for weekly produce boxes that start the 1st week of June. For every 2 full boxes that they sell, they are able to provide a box of produce to a CDC family for only $5. Y’all, jump on this! Check out the CSA agreement for more details, and submit it to Evan Neubacher to sign up!
  • 2020 Census: if you haven’t already, take a few minutes to complete the 2020 census! It only takes like 5 minutes, y’all. There are also temporary jobs available with the Census Bureau, so share this with anyone you know who might be interested.

 

Return to Gathering Survey

We’d still love to hear from you! If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to respond to this survey. As the elders make plans for how to return to gathering on Sunday mornings in a safe way, we want to take into consideration how those in our church family are feeling about that transition. Please give us your honest feedback so we can make the best decisions for our whole body, and plan for all of the necessary logistics involved.

Resources for Parents

This is the last week of virtual kids class before we break for the summer! The video will be posted on our YouTube channel on Saturday, and your family can watch and interact with the video at whatever time is most convenient for you.

We also have printed copies of activity sheets available for you to pick up. These are the same materials that you you can access the LifeWay Kids app, but if you don’t have access to a printer you can contact Lissy Gangwer about picking the activity sheets up from her.

This letter and this parent resource guide give you information about the lessons that you can cover with your children.  If you have any questions about these resources, please contact Heather Reynolds.

 

Meeting Needs

If you have a physical need during this time, please let us know! We have a group of people who are on call to help with needs as they arise in our body.

If you are willing to help meet needs as they come up, let us know! As needs arise, we’ll send out a message to everyone who has offered to help to see who is available to meet these needs.

Car Donation

A family in our church is in need of a car! If you (or someone you know) have a car that you would like to donate, please contact Pastor Charles.

Masks

Thanks to the generosity of Hangil and Ping, we have 250 surgical masks that are available to the Restore body! If you are in need of masks, let us know and we’ll get some masks to you!

Volunteer

Midtown Church on Rosa Parks is looking for volunteers to help with their weekly food distribution on Wednesdays, 8am-2pm. If you can commit to this for a season, let us know and we’ll put you in touch with the coordinator.

Giving

During this time where we are not meeting in person, you can give your tithes and offerings electronically. Just text “resdetroit” to 77977, and you’ll receive a link to give securely online. If you would like to mail a check or money order, those can be sent to 2701 Joy Rd., Detroit, MI, 48206.

The elders announced that, for the time being, we will be putting 30% of all tithes and offerings toward a COVID-19 Response fund. This fund will be used to help meet some of the physical needs that arise from this crisis.

If you would like to give beyond the 30% of your tithes toward this COVID-19 Response fund, there is an option do that through our online giving platform. Choose “COVID-19 Response” from the dropdown box under “Fund.”

Sermon/Links

You can also download Restore’s sermons on iTunes! Search for Restore Church in the iTunes Store under “Podcasts.”

Text for Sunday

Revelation 2:1-7: “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name’s sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.'”

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