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Back Door Food Pantry News

Our annual Food Gatherers’ Carrot Credit award letter arrived, and it is hard news: we received $10,000 less than last year, bringing our 2019 award to $18,000. To put this in perspective, over the past 5 years, our grant has decreased by a total of $20,000.  The...

Backpack Drive

Through Thursday, August 22, we will collect backpacks, pencils, pens, paper, erasers, glue sticks, kid scissors, crayons, etc. to distribute to children in need. Drop your donations in the boxes outside the sanctuary on Sundays or in the church office during the...

Mitzvah Day 2019 Highlights

Check out the highlights and photos from our 2019 Mitzvah Day (Sunday of Service) with Temple Beth Emeth and Blue Ocean Faith.

St. Francis Chapel

Did you know that the first service of St. Clare of Assisi was held in the St. Francis Chapel? Read more about the chapel on our History page. From September through May, a noon Eucharist is held in the chapel. We'd love to see you there! On Thursdays from 10 a.m. to...

Blessing of new Mission Banners

On Sunday, June 9th Rev. Maryjane blessed our new Mission Banners during both Sunday services. Read more about this collaboration led by our master quilter Barb Kilbourn.

Who are you? an update about our name tags

This Sunday, please remember to bring your name tag to church and wear it. This will help our new Interim Rector get to know us. Name tags will be ordered in June. We just need a few more people to request one to get a better deal on our order price. Please sign up or...

Volunteer at Alpha House

June 3--9, 2019St. Clare's and Temple Beth Emeth Volunteer Week at Interfaith Hospitality Network's Alpha House, 4290 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor June 3-9 is our next week to volunteer with Temple Beth Emeth at Alpha House. Alpha House’s mission is to end...

Special Convention to Elect a Bishop

Saturday, June 1, 9:30amThe Cathedral Church of St. Paul/Diocesan Center, 4800 Woodward Ave, Detroit Registration:The registration area will open at 8:00am. Voting clergy and lay delegates will register on site and receive their voting credentials. Please...

Thank You Rev. Gene!

On May 26, we recognized the Rev. Gene Curry for his dedication and service to St. Clare’s as a long term supply priest. Read more about how he served us and how we are showing our gratitude to him.

Important Updates to St. Clare’s Website and St. Clarian Newsletter

We have made significant changes to our communications platform including the St. Clarian newsletter and our website. To keep up with our vibrant church, the monthly St. Clarian online newsletter has been incorporated into the weekly Parish email. Our website was updated with an improved layout and new offerings such as News, Events, and a Vestry Corner. You can also find the Preaching Rota under Resources (a top bar pull down menu). Other improvements are ongoing so check back often! Read more about these updates in this post.

Safe Church

Church leaders, staff and supervisors of children are required by the Diocese of Michigan to be trained in a program called Safe Church to recognize and prevent abuse of children and vulnerable adults. The latest version of Safe Church has three levels or tracks of...

Donations from Kroger

Kroger Community Rewards is a program that helps support St. Clare’s whenever you shop at Kroger, just by registering (and using) your KrogerPlus card. You no longer need to re-register each year in the spring. Follow the steps below to direct the donations to St....