Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Servant Saturday: Mansfield Project

Written by Peggy Dahlberg
I just want to say thank you so much and to everyone who showed up and to Christ Church Cranbrook. Everyone was amazing and so nice. You all did such a great job working so hard

A good day at Focus: Hope

Written by Felix Rogers


Dear  All


Late this afternoon, I stopped at the Parkman Branch of the Detroit Library, on the Western edge of the HOPE Village, my SUV loaded with the Item of the Month. My contact, the head librarian,

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Suicide

By Dr. Steven Huprich

About a month ago, the Center for Disease Control released some statistics indicating that suicide rates have risen in 49 of the 50 states.  In that same week, we learned of the suicides

Hurricane Harvey Mission: Relief Assistance Update

By Stephanie Caponigro

The Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.

Let the merry bells ring

By Jenny King

Carillons as we know them — tuned sets of bells played manually on a keyboard — were first developed in The Netherlands in the mid-17th century. Status symbols for northern European cities, their popularity as public instruments

Children are the future of our community

By Kate Bell

Kids in church? It’s totally OK! Granted, as the one who coordinates Sunday School at Christ Church Cranbrook, I LOVE having the sweet children in our classrooms. (This Sunday is an exception; no class today.) However, I

Who are we calling?

By Anthony Estes

On Saturday, June 9 at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, God willed and the People consented, and The Right Reverend Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr. by Divine Providence, Tenth Bishop of Michigan, ordained Kristin Elaine Bowen to

The Guild Hall Cabinet Committee presents: Misericords — Humor and satire at CCC

By the Guild Hall Cabinet Committee

When describing churches like Christ Church Cranbrook, we use the terms “beautiful, majestic, awe- inspiring.” We don’t often use terms like humorous. But our church, like many of the Gothic

Learning the language of healing: On the Holy Spirit and Pentecost

By The Reverend Canon Dr.  William J. Danaher, Jr

Scott Hocking creates massive, moving structures in unexpected places that invite meditation. Among his recent work, one of my favorites, is called Babel, which was displayed in

Why I will attend the “Lamentation for the Forsaken” opening, Rector’s Forum, Pentecost Project and In-house Retreat on Spirit and Creation (and maybe you will, too)

By The Rev. Manisha Dostert

Last weekend, I was at church all weekend long. From Friday night to Sunday night, I participated in at least seven different events including a 5th grade lock-in, three worship services and two