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  • Northbrook Notes August 2016 Northbrook Presbyterian Church Newsletter


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    The Northbrook PWN FUN group is sponsoring our annual trip to watch the Detroit Tigers play ball on Friday, August 26. The cost is $37 and includes a ticket to the 7:00 p.m. game, transportation and a pre-game tailgate snack. Seats are limited, and we will need a payment to secure your seat. Please arrive at 5:00 p.m. at the church on game day. For questions, contact Barb Stetson at (248)302 3033.

    The Northbrook Adult Education Committee has been working on new educational events for you to enjoy. Please mark your calendars for the following programs.

    Cranbrook Art Museum Tour Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 11 at 11:00 a.m. as Adult Education Focus Group invites you to join us at Cranbrook Art Museum. The featured art exhibits are: Pewabic Pottery: The Gerald McNeely Collection, one of the largest private collections, recently donated to Cranbrook. Next, John Glick: A Legacy in Clay, a former Cranbrook student and famous Michigan potter. Lastly, Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, a broad range of art forms and artifacts of the era. are clay displays by John Glick, pewabic pottery vases and others. We will break for lunch and anyone who wants to view the two special summer gardens at Cranbrook may return for a short tour. Invite your neighbors and friends. We will car pool from the church or you can meet us at Cranbrook. The cost is $10 ($8 seniors) plus lunch. You can sign up in Fellowship Hall or call the church office at (248)642-0200 to make a reservation.

    Emucare Program On Thursday, August 25, we have invited Dr. Jonathan Bruner from Emucare in Bloomfield to Northbrook church. Dr. Bruner is a Neuromusculoskeletal Osteopathic physician and will be speaking about how to maintain a healthy skeletal system. His specialties include spine and back pain, stenosis, herniated disc, headache and arthritis. The program will begin at noon followed with a salad bar luncheon.

    Save the date On October 13, from 10 a.m.2 p.m., we are planning a tour of St. John Armenian Church, the Manoogian art collection and lunch at the beautiful church in Southfield. There is a $20 charge for the tour and lunch. More details to follow.

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    Mission Trip Fun This year's team of youth had a life changing and faith building experience on their mission trip to Princeton, Illinois in June. The high schoolers of Northbrook worked on over 35 homes with 300 other youth from across the United States, not only making a difference on the homes, but in the lives of their residents too. Thank you so much to the Northbrook family of people that came out to support our fundraisers. Trips like these are not possible without you!

    Cereal for Summer Collection The PWN group and PYCT Committee are collecting cereal for low income chil-dren in the Metro Detroit Area. This is because children who rely on free or re-duced cost lunches often go without enough to eat during the summer. Now through August 14, please bring your cereal donations to the church and place them in the basket in the main hallway. Please see Ken or Barb Stetson for any questions. Thanks for your support.

    The Sundberg Family visited Northbrook in June, all the way from Nicaragua! We hope you were able to meet Autumn, Cassie and Rene when Pastor Rene Sundberg preached on Sunday, June 19. If you missed her sermon or would like to listen to it again, you can access it on the Northbrook website, under Celebrations/Sermons. While Rene and the girls were with us on Sunday morning, Justin, Jack and Ethan were attending service at The Kirk in the Hills, another congregation that also sponsors this mission co-workers service. It was delightful to meet this family of Presbyterians who really do live the love of Jesus Christ in the world. They really do appreciate the cards we send them for various holidays and celebrations, so keep your eyes and ears open for future card-signing opportunities.

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    Empty Bowls Collection Northbrooks Empty Bowls Collection for the month of August will support Baby Basics of Troy, an

    organization that supplies diapers and other baby essentials to low income families. Please contribute your

    loose change in the bowl on the nametag table in the main hallway or drop off larger amounts or checks

    (made out to Northbrook with notation for Empty Bowls/Baby Basics on the memo line) at the church office.

    Thank you!

    Freedom House Collection A big thank-you goes out to everyone who contributed items for the Freedom House collection in May and June. Thank you, Jennifer and Dominic Livernois for making the delivery for us.

    Fort Street Open Door Winnie Davies-Hancock, Janet Evans, Tricia LaSota and Marjorie Wilhelmi made the journey to Open Door at Fort Street Presbyterian Church on June 30 to serve the morning meal. The next time a group will go from Northbrook will be on Thursday, September 29. The group will depart at 8:00 a.m. from the Northbrook parking lot, and our time of service will be followed by lunch in Detroit at a surprise location. For more information or to sign up, contact Seglinda Kelle-Pritchard at (248)626-6514.

    Knit Wits Join us on Wednesdays, August 10 and August 24 at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

    Senior Souper Supper Senior Souper Supper will take a break in August and resume in September.

    Share Your Garden Bounty Are you a gardener or someone who appreciates delicious fruits and vegetables? If you wish to help fight hunger in our area this summer, then consider bringing some of your garden bounty or fresh produce from a market to help feed neighbors who are hungry or living on diets lacking enough fruits and vegetables. Bring the items to church and place them in the giant basket in the main hall or at outdoor worship. Please do not leave produce in a bag as it will speed spoilage. All produce will be delivered to The Baldwin Center in Pontiac. The food will either be used in their community meals program or made available to those served by the center.

    We still have some spots in our preschool for next year so

    please spread the word!!

    Please tell your friends and neighbors about our wonderful


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    Northbrook Book ClubMonday, August 22 The Northbrook Book Club will meet on Monday, August 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library to discuss The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. All are welcome to attend.

    Upcoming Dates and Book Selections:

    September 26: Grand River and Joy by Susan Messer November 7: Waking up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving December 19: Loving Frank by Nancy Horan January 30, 2017: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom March 13, 2017: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou April 24, 2017: The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin

    From the Deacons Corner:

    Please join the congregation as we rejoice in the glorious 90th birthday for Iva Voight. We will gather for a special coffee hour after indoor church service on August 21, 2016 to wish Iva well, with song, goodies and fellowship. Please plan on being there.

    Your Northbrook Deacons

    Thank you to the Childrens Ministry

    Committee for hosting Family Movie Night under

    the stars. The weather was warm and dry and

    fun for all who attended!

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    Come Out and Give Zumba a Try at Northbrook! Looking for some fun exercise? Come try out Zumba on Tuesdays at Northbrook! The Zumba program is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements, creating an exciting and effective fitness program. People with all levels of dance and workout experience are welcome to join. Abby Adair, certified Zumba instructor, will be teaching classes on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for $5 per session. Please bring a water bottle and gym shoes and wear comfortable active clothing. RSVP to Abby to let her know you're coming or if you have questions at [email protected]

    Did You Know? There are so many ways to stay informed and up-to-date about all the happenings at Northbrook. Of course, events are listed each week in the bulletin and in our monthly newsletter. In addition, Northbrook has a Facebook page that you can like and visit for event details. And finally, we have added a new way to stay informed. Northbrook has a Twitter handle! For those of you who tweet, you can find us at @NorthbrookPres.

    In Memoriam

    Ruth Thomas April 13, 1925June 15, 2016

    Celebrating our Graduates in June

    Celebrating the Baptism of Cora & June Sabo at outdoor worship on June 12, 2016

    The parking lot at Northbrook may look full during August 15th22nd. Northbrook has agreed to serve as an overflow parking lot for the 2016 U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at Oakland Hills. For more information about the upcoming tournament, visit

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    Summer Worship Schedule for August & September 8/7 Indoor (Camp Sunday) 8/14 Outdoor 8/21 Indoor 8/28 Outdoor

    9/4 Indoor 9/11 Outdoor 9/18 10:15 a.m. Indoor resume regular time & schedule

    The Northbrook Adult Education Committee encourages you to check out the fall schedule for the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit featuring their program: