Regular Worship Services
The Abiding Presence family gathers every Sunday for worship at 9:30am. Each service includes hymns, liturgy, a sermon and open communion. A child-focused sermon is included within the service and a nursery attendant is available.
Following the service, a Coffee and Conversation time is held in the Narthex (front entrance foyer) at 10:30am prior to the Faith Formation classes for all ages at 11:00am.
Special Worship Services
In addition to the regular Sunday services there are several special services throughout the year. During Lent, alternate settings, such as Holden Evening Prayer, are used at midweek services of devotional time. During Holy Week, there are services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Christmas Eve, there is an early Children and Family Service and a late Candlelight Service.
On the weekend of the Brooksie Way Half Marthon, a Potluck Supper and the weekly service are held on Saturday evening, so that everyone can attend the service including runners from our congregation and our Brooksie Way Cheer Group.
Holy Communion is the sacrament that nurtures and sustains our faith. We believe that in Holy Communion Christ is fully present to us, and it is Christ who is the host at the meal. In the breaking of bread and consuming of wine Jesus is as close to us as we are able to humanly comprehend. Holy Communion is celebrated at Abiding Presence at each of the Sunday worship services year round, and on other holy days throughout the festival half of the church year.
Children who are not yet communing are invited to come forward to receive a blessing. First Communion is held annually on the first Sunday in November (All Saints Sunday), and preparation for First Communion takes place in September and October. Children in the third grade are invited to join the preparation for First Communion, and smaller children may receive in consultation with Pastor Sharon.
This Week's Events...
Thursday Morning Book Study
November 21, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Barnes & Noble, Village of, 200 N Adams Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
This study group that meets on Thursday mornings at 10 am at Barnes & Noble in the Village. We’ll gather at the book group table for our usual sharing of highs & lows, prayer and discussion.
November 21, 2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Good Gifts Fair Opens
November 24, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Good Gifts Fair opens on Sunday, November 24 and runs through Christmas Eve. Stop in the narthex and shop for family and friends.
November 24, 2019 9:30 am - 10:30 am
1550 Walton Blvd, Rochester Hills, MI 48309, USA
Listen God is Calling
November 24, 2019 10:50 am - 11:50 am
The Adult Discernment group has moved to Sunday mornings during the Faith Formation hour. Bring your coffee to the lounge this week for a prayer experience we will share together. Holding these sessions on Sunday morning gives more adults in our congregation an opportunity to take part in this important process as we listen for God’s call to ministry going forward. All adults are encouraged to attend these sessions so that our discernment can truly be done by a greater gathering of our members.
November 24, 2019 10:50 am - 12:00 pm
AP Board Meeting
November 25, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm