Parish Life – Our Weekly Blog

Visioning of Our Future in Worship

By the Reverend Imogen Rhodenhiser, Associate Rector

At Christ Church Cranbrook, there is always something new to discover. Whether it’s the misericord carvings in the choir stalls or the sculptures overlooking the columbarium, hidden gems abound

How Membership & Engagement will look in our Future Spaces

By Jill Bednas, Minister of Growth & Engagement

Upon entering Christ Church Cranbrook, you get a feeling of reverence.  The architecture and the materials that went into building this grand structure are significant.  No

From our Founding to our Future

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

I never tire telling the story of Christ Church Cranbrook’s founding. The incredible generosity of George and Ellen Booth, and the many people that have carried on their vision for

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