Big House Sundays

From September to May we continue to form our faith with Big House Sundays, large-group sessions that meet before worship a couple of times each month. Together we tackle interesting topics as we wonder together about how our faith connects to our everyday lives and are challenged to grow as Jesus-followers.
You are invited to these opportunities to grow together.

Upcoming Big House Sundays Winter/Spring 2023
Past Big House Sundays and Adult Education

March 12, 2023 – Social Justice Team: Calvin Prison Initiative, Speaker: Dale Cooper

February 19, 2023 – The Year In Culture John Bush will lead this time to discuss and discern notable movies, TV, and music from the past year, including those being talked about during a busy awards season. Plus, we’ll take time to share recommendations of what we’ve loved.

February 12, 2023 – Social Justice Team: Samaritas

November 13, 2022 – House Group Capstone
This fall our House Groups have been studying the Lord’s Prayer. We invite House Group participants to join for a capstone session to discuss themes and takeaways on Sunday at 9:15 in room 24. Even if you weren’t able to participate in House Groups, join us!

September 11, 2022 — Jim and Ruth Padilla DeBorst

June 12, 2022 – Joel Huyser – Resonate — Come out and help us wish Joel Huyser well as he moves into a new phase of ministry. The Ann Arbor CRC has long supported Joel & Jeannie Huyser from their time in Central America to their more recent move to the States. Now another change is afoot—Joel has been asked to be the Interim Director of Resonate while they look for a new director. On Sunday Joel will reflect on his family’s time in ministry and give us a glimpse of what God is calling him to next.

March 13, 2022 – Yari Cherney, Executive Director of Family Life Services — Big changes are underway at Family Life Services, a ministry partner of our church for many years.  The Mission Action Team has invited Yari Cherney, Executive Director, to join us for a Big House class on Sunday, March 13.  Come and hear about the many exciting things that Yari and her team are doing at this vital Christian organization.

February 20, 2022 – Faith & Justice — The AACRC Social Justice Team will feature a 25-minute video presentation by Dr. Lisa Kimball, Associate Dean for Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary, an Episcopal seminary. After viewing the video, there will be an opportunity to discuss and evaluate Dr. Kimball’s ideas on Christian formation. This video offers a unique opportunity for us to gain an insight into how a seminary in another faith tradition is teaching its church leaders to encourage their members to live into the intersection of faith and justice.

December 12, 2021 — Advent Concert of Prayer– Together, let us ask the Father to make us one in spirit and purpose and to show us what it will look like for the Church at 1717 Broadway to: set our hearts and minds on the Kingdom of God, seeking God’s Kingdom above all; dwell in Jesus’ love and love Jesus as he loves us; and to hold firmly to the faith we profess and run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

November 21, 2021 — Jim and Ruth Padilla DeBorst

October 31, 2021 — Social Justice Team– White Work 2.0: Talking about Whiteness and Rightness, Session II

October 24, 2021 — Social Justice Team– White Work 2.0: Talking about Whiteness and Rightness, Session I

October 17, 2021 — Doug Campbell, CEO for Hope Clinic

September 26, 2021 — Pastor Mark VanAndel from Hesed Community Church, Hesed Community Church is a developing Church in the neighborhoods of Detroit that focuses on discipling indigenous leaders with a holistic Christian Community Development philosophy. Pastor Mark Van Andel will share updates on the ministry and stories of grace in the lives of God’s beloved people in Detroit.

September 12, 2021 — Themes from the Council Retreat Pastor Kristen will reflect on themes from the Council Retreat from the day before and lead us in a time of prayer and anticipation as we step into this new season at AACRC