Calendar of Events

Events for 2018

January 1New Years Day Service at each Assembly
January 13Rotating Shelter at Mt Lebanon Strathmoor
January 15Ladies Auxiliary
January 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 261st Meeting for Prayer Breakfast
January 28United Sister of Detroit – Kick Off Meeting
February 3Friday at the Movies
February 5Semi–Annual Church Meeting
February 10Friday at the Movies
February 17Friday at the Movies
February 17Youth Winter Retreat
February 18Youth Winter Retreat
February 19Youth Winter Retreat
February 24Friday at the Movies
February 26Black History Program and Tastefest
March 5The Master’s Bible Chapel Anniversary
March 12Daylight Savings Time Begins at 2:00 am
April 9Palm Sunday
April 14Good Friday
April 16Sunday School Resurrection Program
April 22Annual Prayer Breakfast to Support Circle Y Ranch
May 7Annual Mother’s Day Dinner
May 13United Sister of Detroit – Mother & Daughter Tea
May 14Mother’s Day
May 20Circle Y Ranch Spring Clean up
May 26United Conference for Men – Calvin College
May 27United Conference for Men – Calvin College
May 28United Conference for Men – Calvin College
May 29Memorial Day
June 4Berean’s 81st Anniversary
June 17Annual Father’s Day Brunch
June 18Father’s Day
June 24Gently used clothing/household items giveaway
July 4Independence Day
July 10Vacation Bible School
July 11Vacation Bible School
July 12Vacation Bible School
July 13Vacation Bible School
July 14Vacation Bible School
July 15Sunday School/Church Picnic
July 16UAD Week at Circle Y Ranch
July 17UAD Week at Circle Y Ranch
July 18UAD Week at Circle Y Ranch
July 19UAD Week at Circle Y Ranch
July 20UAD Week at Circle Y Ranch
July 21UAD Week at Circle Y Ranch
August 5Back to School Rally
August 6Annual Graduates Dinner
August 27Bethany–Pembroke Chapel Anniversary
September 4Labor Day
September 17River Rouge Bible Assembly’s Anniversary
September 24Semi–Annual Church Meeting
September 27Annual UAD Bible Conference
September 28Annual UAD Bible Conference
September 29Annual UAD Bible Conference
September 30Annual UAD Bible Conference
October 1Annual UAD Bible Conference
October 13United Conference for Women
October 14United Conference for Women
October 15United Conference for Women
October 31Harvest Celebration
November 5Daylight Savings Time Ends at 2:00 am
November 12Metro. Community Tabernacle Anniversary
November 23Thanksgiving Day Service
December 2 or 23Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Celebration
December 17Sunday School Christmas Program & Dinner
December 25Christmas Day Service at Bethany-Pembroke

Opportunities for Spiritual Growth & Ministry

  • Elders/Deacon Meeting

    3rd Sunday
  • Ladies Auxiliary Meeting

    3rd Sunday
  • Fourth Sunday

    — Sunday School Teachers Meeting immediately after Morning Worship Service
    — S.A.L.T. Meeting immediately after Morning Worship Service
    (January – May and September – November)
  • Sunday School – 9:45 am

    Brother John G. Petty, Sr. Superintendent
    Brother D. G. Graham, Jr., Assistant Superintendent

    Taught by Elders and Deacons
    — Brother David Fitzhugh, Sr.
    — Brother D. G. Graham, Jr.
    — Brother Kevin L. Link, Sr.
    — Brother John G. Petty, Sr.

  • Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study

    Taught by Pastor Henry L. McClendon, Jr.
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday Prayer & Bible Study

    Taught by Brother Glenn Davis
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The Inspirational Choral, Tuesday 6:30 pm
    Children’s Choir, Tuesday 6:30 pm
    Praise Team Rehearsal, Thursday 7:00 pm

Focus for 2017

Bible Study

We begin with Bible study for two reasons: First, it’s foundational to the spiritual life, a prerequisite for growing and maturing in Christ. Second, it’s challenging for most Christians to study the Bible faithfully and consistently. At least you can pray while you’re driving or jogging. But Bible study requires time and discipline for most people.

When you consider the benefits of knowing God’s Word as described in Psalm 19:7-11, making time to study the Bible seems to be a wise plan.

Prayer Life

Ask any Christian how they would respond if given the opportunity to sit down and talk personally with God, and the answer would be an immediate YES! Through prayer, we have that opportunity - yet most Christians find it a challenge to set aside time to commune with the living God on a daily basis.

Since God invites us to come into His presence and talk to Him (Hebrews 4:16), why not plan to accept His invitation on a regular basis in 2012?

Church Involvement

The modern church, especially in the last decade, has witnessed a disturbing trend: Christians who feel that church membership (in-depth involvement) is optional in their Christian life. Contrary to the teachings and examples in the New Testament, they feel it’s acceptable to be part of the body of Christ, but to live apart from it; to be a Christian who lives on the periphery of corporate life.

Hebrews 10:34-35 encourages us to assemble together for a variety of reasons. Are you making plans to be an integral member of a local church in 2012?

Christian Service

One of Jesus Christ’s most telling statements about himself was that He came to serve, not to be served. If Christians have been called by God and filled with the Holy Spirit in order to be Jesus’ hands in this world in His absence, it only makes sense that we adopt the same lifestyle of service. Whether we are serving in the church, the community, or a foreign mission field, to serve is to be like Christ.


Ownership in the modern world has become a measure of status - we are tempted to define who we are by what we possess.

But the Bible says clearly that all we have - our time, talent, and treasure - belong to God. He made us and gifted us for himself. Therefore our role in life is to be a steward (a manager) of His possessions that He has entrusted to us.

First Corinthians 4:2 says that the defining characteristic of a steward is faithfulness, which means carrying out God’s will with His resources.


God established marriage as the foundational relationship in all human society, and the family as the means for expanding society from one generation to another. Yet marriage and family struggle to prosper in our modern world, even among professing Christians. When the institution that serves as a picture of God’s love fails, it becomes all the more difficult to show the world His love.

The Bible pictures happy marriages and families as the result of a healthy respect for God (Psalm 128). Plan now to make your marriage and family strong in 2012.


From Genesis comes the message that work is to define human existence on earth. From the Dark Ages came the error that worship is sacred and work is secular. But with the Reformation came the renewal that everything - including work - is sacred when accomplished for God. The Christian who receives from God the ability to work should return glory to Him through that work.

Paul wrote in I Corinthians 10:31 that, whatever we do in this life, we should do it all “to glorify God through your work in 2012.


Westerners spend more money per capita on healthcare than people in other parts of the world, but they have higher rates of major diseases. That suggests good health is not as much a function of medicine and technology as personal lifestyle. While genetics can play a small role in health, most of the main variables are under our control: nutritional food, pure air and water, exercise, rest, and peaceful hearts and minds.

Have we forgotten that our bodies are not our own, but God’s (I Corinthians 6:19-20)? Doesn’t that require our best efforts to live in good health?