Downriver Church Activities, Services and Other Activities – The News Herald

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Events added this week

Fall Charity Sale: St. Paul United Church of Christ, 24158 Goddard Road in Taylor (just west of the Telegraph) Thursday, October 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, October 8, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church Fall Fair and Car Show: 1709 Emmons Blvd., (between Dix Ave and Fort St. at the corner of Abbott) Saturday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (at the church). Auto Show Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (registration begins at 10:00 a.m.). The fall fair includes a bake sale, country store, jewelry, crafts, homemade jams and jellies, quilt and basket raffles, and lunch.

Resale shop: Parish of Our Lady of the Scapular, Site St. Stan – 266 Antoine, Wyandotte. New and popular treasures and a daily menu of savory dishes. Preview on Thursday, October 20, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., admission $5. Free entry on the following days: Friday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 22 Oct, 10am-5pm; Sunday 23 Oct, 10am-12.30pm; Friday 28 Oct, 10am-6pm; Saturday 29 October, 10am-5pm; Sunday, October 30, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (last day specials – $5 fill the bag). New this year, fill in the boxes, $10 and $20. For more information, call 734-284-9135.

October is the month of respect for life: Bishop Vigneron called for prayers and holy hours throughout the archdiocese to inspire a culture of life in the hearts and minds of all, for the sanctity of human life , from conception to natural death. Everyone is invited to the following Holy Hours with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and Blessing: Thursday, October 13, 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Scapular, 2609 Tenth St., Wyandotte. Friday, October 7, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and all First Fridays: All-day Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of the Scapular, 2609 Tenth Street, Wyandotte, 9 a.m. – Opening and Patriotic Rosary; noon – the Angelus is prayed; 3:00 p.m. – The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is recited; 6:30 p.m. – Closing with Blessing; 7 p.m. – Mass. Every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick’s Church, boul. Superior. at First Street in Wyandotte before noon mass.


Chain of Life: A prayerful testimony to the sanctity of life on the main roads, including Fort Street and Telegraph in Downriver and Michigan from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on October 2. Signs will be provided. More information at or email [email protected]

Christ The King Lutheran Church Donation Station Charity Sale: The sale will take place on October 7 and 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church located at 16700 Pennsylvania Road, Southgate. Furniture, clothing, household items, tools and appliances, homemade baked goods, concessions, hot dogs and a raffle every half hour.

Rosary Pilgrimage: Pray and walk to the 20 Rosary Shrines in Wyandotte on Friday, October 7. Meet at noon at the steps of Our Lady of the Scapular, 2609 Tenth Street, Wyandotte. The four-mile walk will take about two hours.

Downstream Life Focus: Thursday, October 13 at Faith Christian Assembly, 25201 W. Outer Drive, Melvindale. Doors open at 7 p.m. It features Right to Life of Michigan President Barb Listing, as well as Ed Rivet, Ingham County RTL President and former RTL of Michigan Legislative Director. Tickets available at Learn all the latest news about the fight to protect unborn children and their mothers in Michigan at

Devotions to Our Lady of Fatima: The Holy Hour with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Blessing includes the Rosary, Litanies and Readings from Sister Lucy. They take place on the 13th of each month from May to October, the anniversaries of the apparitions of Our Lady to the Children of Fatima: Saint Jacinta, Saint Francisco and the Servant of God Sister Lucia. All are invited to join us. Our Lady of the Scapular Parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2609 Tenth St., Wyandotte. Devotions will be held Thursday, October 13 at 6 p.m., followed by the 7 p.m. Mass. For more information, call Debbie at 734-934-2599.

Current events

Mentally Ill Support Group: For relatives and friends of the mentally ill in the Downriver area, meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Dearborn First Presbyterian Church, 600 N. Brady, Mitchell Hall. Another support group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Rehabilitation Building. 2nd Floor, Room 232. Wear a mask and enter the hospital through the main entrance for a COVID-19 check. Then you will follow the letter A on the wall signs and take the Allen elevators to the 2nd floor. From the elevator exit, turn left and immediately right to follow the hallway to room 232. For information, call 313-292-3324.

Salvation Army Weekly Events: Golden Agers Bingo, Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon, $1. Downriver Music, Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m., kindergarten and up. Downriver Youth, Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kindergarten and up. Downstream Bible Study, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., ages 16 and up. The Salvation Army Downstream Corps Community Center is located at 1258 Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte. For more information, call 734-282-0930.

Community Meals at Southpoint Church: Free hot meals for those in need on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Southpoint Church 5699 Fort Street, Trenton.

Sunday School: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Youth, 2803 1st Street, Wyandotte, holds Sunday School for children in kindergarten through fifth grade every Sunday at 10 a.m. The youth group meets once a month for a community service project and Bible lesson for classes. sixth to 12th. Face masks are mandatory until further notice in the St. Stephen’s building. For more information, call 734-284-8777 or email [email protected]

Rockwood Pantry: Rockwood First Congregational Church, 22600 Mather Street Rockwood, hosts a toilet pantry, which provides personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, lightly used clothing, and some food items. All items are free. The pantry will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the last Monday of each month. If this Monday is a public holiday, the pantry will be open the previous Monday. For more information, call 734-379-3711 or

Downriver Women’s Social Group: Join women at Rockwood First Congregational Church, 22600 Mather Street, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to approximately 1 p.m., for conversation and friendship. Some ring crafts for working or board games/playing cards. Some arrive late or leave early, others bring a lunch bag and eat together. No contribution; No religious affiliation required. We wear masks and enter through the side door. For more information, call Emily Dye at 248-478-3412.

Holy Hours with Rosary Display, Divine Mercy Rosary, and Blessing: Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. before the 7 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Scapular at Our Lady of the Mount Carmel, Tenth Street and Superior Blvd., Wyandotte. Everyone is invited, not just the Knights.

Food Pantry: Every Thursday, DownRiver Church hosts an Emergency Food Pantry for a day-long food supplement for individuals and families living in DownRiver communities. The pantry is open every Thursday between 10 a.m. and noon. Participants must bring their driver’s license or state-issued ID to participate. DownRiver Church is located at 14400 Beech Daly, Taylor. For more information, call the church office at 734-442-6100.

DownRiver Church Worship Service: Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Strict social distancing guidelines are in effect. A mask covering the mouth and nose is required to enter the building. If you don’t feel well, don’t come to worship; stay home and stay safe. Let us know if you feel unwell so we can pray for you Online worship is also available via Facebook Live every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. DownRiver Church is located at 14400 Beech Daly (between Northline and Eureka) in Taylor. For questions, email: [email protected] or call 734-442-6100.

Our Lady of the Scapular Parish: Masses are held Saturdays at 5 p.m. (streamed live on Facebook and available on YouTube), Sundays at 9 a.m. (Polish/English) and 11 a.m. (English). Masses on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday take place at 7 p.m. Friday mass is at 12 p.m. except the first Friday when it is at 7 p.m. The church is located at 976 Pope John Paul II Avenue, Wyandotte. For more information, visit or call 734-284-9135.

Celebrate Recovery: Celebrate Recovery is a biblically balanced 12-step recovery program that helps people overcome hurts, blockages, and habits; it is a Christ-centered program that uses the teachings of Jesus to help individuals break free from painful life issues and addictive behaviors in a safe, anonymous, and confidential environment; the program is offered at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at Kirby Church, 2773 Will Carleton Road, Flat Rock; for more information, call 734-789-1260.

Christian Business Men’s Connection: Luncheon meeting the third Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. at Ramsey’s, in Trenton, 2747 Jefferson, just north of West Road. Lunch, guest speakers, open discussions, non-denominational. Lunch is free for new participants. For more information, call John at 734-692-1421 or Milton at 734-675-8999.

Recharge: First United Methodist Church of Flat Rock, 28400 Evergreen, hosts Recharge at 6:30 p.m. on the first, second, and fourth Wednesdays and includes songs and a short uplifting message and time for prayer; the evening is meant to help kick-start the rest of the week. For more information, 734-782-2565.

Hours of Service: Spirit of Truth Family Church holds Sunday service at 11:30 a.m. at 3744 Carleton-Rockwood Road, South Rockwood, and at 6:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays at 22144 North Huron River Drive, Rockwood.

Charles K. Eckert