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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Pilgrim Church in Detroit

If you've read Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith or seen the movie, then you know all about Pilgrim Church on Brainard in Detroit. Their ministry, "I Am My Brother's Keeper" was founded by Pastor Henry Covington, who passed away a year ago this month. Donations from around the world poured in to help fix their "Hole in the Roof".  They continue to shelter people in their gymnasium at night after they've been provided with a hot meal. The Venetian gothic edifice dates back to 1881 when it was the Trumbell Avenue Presbyterian Church. They still use the 1889 Granville wood tracker organ with its 29 pipes which was constructed in Northville, Michigan. It was very busy here last week as community members were lining up for bags of food. Pilgrim Church genuinely helps people, letting everyone know that we all have different backgrounds but that we all share in the same incredible truth that "God has shown His grace to us through the birth of His son, Jesus."  Merry Christmas.

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