Crown of Life News & Events
CHRISTIAN ART FOR KIDS WITH DON WEST ~ ONCE A MONTH

Mr. Don West started his art program “Christian Art for Kids” back in 1993. For 26 years, he has traveled Southeast Michigan teaching realistic drawing through Bible themes to students ages 7 and up - and some parents and even grandparents, as well. The classes meet once a month for about 3-1/2 hours with a snack break/recess in the middle. The cost of each class is $12 per student with a $36 cap per family. All supplies are included in the cost. Parents and grandparents can draw for free. For the last nine years, Crown of Life Lutheran Church and Preschool has hosted a Friday class from 1:00 p.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. See our church calendar at www.crownoflifechurch.org to know which Friday each month the class is held. While the class mostly consists of home-schooled children, there are students who come to class when they have a day off from school, or sometimes parents make arrangements to withdraw them from school for this once-a-month art class. Learn more information about Mr. West’s program and/or find other locations by calling 1-800-ART-0033, emailing christianartforkids@hotmail.com, or visiting www.christianartforkids.com.


 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ~ JULY 22-26, 2019

We welcome you to join us and discover a ferocious faith that powers us through this wild life. This is a FREE event! Register your child (potty-trained 4-year-old's to 5th graders) or sign up as volunteer (6th graders to adults) at https://vbspro.events/p/events/col-lw-vbs. See our Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/285605225721776/.


 

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT ~ FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019

See our Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/428813487894712/.


 

FREE PARKING FOR MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ~ Monday, May 27th

The cities of Rochester, Rochester Hills, the Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and the VTOT have teamed up to host a Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th. It will START at Van Hoosen Middle School on Adams Rd. at around 10:45 a.m. and END at the Veterans Tribute of Oakland Township site at around 12:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the parade, there will be a brief flag-raising ceremony at the Veterans Tribute. Crown of Life Lutheran Church and Preschool is offering FREE parking for this event, as well as popcorn, and restroom usage. Come see the wonderful festivities they have planned and show your support and honor for those who have served this country. PLEASE NOTE: Adams Road will be closed between 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. including all subdivision streets along the parade route. Northbound traffic detour is Tienken Rd. West of Adams Rd. to Squirrel Rd. North to Silver Bell Rd. Southbound detour is reverse; Silver Bell Rd. West of Adams Rd. to Squirrel Rd. South to Tienken Rd. See our Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/640678436359787/


 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WORSHIP: SHINING A LIGHT ON THE WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW ~ SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

WHERE: Crown of Life Lutheran Church 2975 Dutton Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306 WHEN: Saturday, May 4th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHO: Dr. Andrea Kozak and Mr. Terry L. Dibble WHAT: This interactive workshop will allow attendees to learn about well-being, mental health symptoms/signs, what puts people at risk for mental disorders and suicide, and most importantly, what you can do if someone you know is struggling with mental health issues. Learn more about the speakers on our Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2369847279746173/.


 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY "ROCK THE BLOCK" PROJECT ~ Saturday, May 16, 2019

PROJECT DATE: Friday, May 17th, 2019. LOCATION: Door of Faith 511 S. Sanford St., Pontiac, MI 48341. SCHEDULE: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., lunch break 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. SCOPE OF WORK: Minor landscaping, gutter repairs, exterior painting, porch repairs (trim carpentry skills), weatherization, concrete repairs, and other miscellaneous exterior maintenance. NOTES: Volunteers must be over the age of 18. Snacks, coffee, and lunch will be provided. They will provide all of the supplies and tools needed. No experience is needed! If interested, find more details on our Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/2295568960711302/ or contact the church office at 248-652-7720 or office@crownoflifechurch.org for instructions on how to register.


 

INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS PRESENTATION ~ Saturday, May 4, 2019

WHERE: Crown of Life Lutheran Church and Preschool , 2975 Dutton Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48306. WHEN: Saturday, May 4th from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHO: Mr. Leon Judd from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). TOPICS INCLUDE: Why health matters. How you can make a difference by getting educated and educating others. Broad overview of Mental Health conditions, and specifics for college students. Share causes, stressors and warning signs to be watchful for. The impact that drugs and alcohol use has on mental health conditions. Suicide warning signs and what people with mental health problems need. Leon Judd is the founder and President of NAMI Metro for Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb counties. Learn more about Leon on our Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/745950105802299/.


 

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER ~ Thursday, May 2, 2019

Crown of Life Lutheran Church and Preschool will be hosting a National Day of Prayer event on the evening of May 2nd, starting at 7:00 p.m., lasting approximately one hour. There will be worship, community speakers, and a concentrated time of prayer to lift up our nation in many different areas. This is an interdenominational event and we would love to have you, our brothers and sisters in Christ, come and join us for this important time of prayer.


 

ADVANCES IN CANNABIS FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT ~ Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Researchers are continuing to explore how medical marijuana may benefit certain health conditions, including the alleviation of pain. John Merideth, Jr., the president of CURE (Cannabis Used for Research and Education), will visit us to discuss options for patients using cannabis medicine to aid in pain management. Registration is required. Please call/text Joyce at 248-514-7200, visit http://eepurl.com/glNiSn and fill out the online registration form, or stop by the church office.


 

PALM SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE ~ Sunday, April 14th, 2019

We welcome everyone to join us in the celebration on April 14th as we commemorate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Our worship service is at 9:00 a.m. featuring a donkey procession with a petting zoo immediately following. Everything is free at this event, including the fun! So bring the kids, invite a friend, and join us this Palm Sunday.


 

ADOPT-A-ROAD & CHURCH GROUNDS CLEANUP ~ Saturday, April 13, 2019

Please consider helping on Saturday, April 13th, starting at 8:00 a.m. to maintain the stretch of Dutton Rd. between Adams Rd. and Brewster Rd. Then, we will move our focus on tidying up the church grounds. Bring your own gardening tools. Signup sheet is located in the church lobby. Even if you can't stay the whole time, we appreciate whatever help you can give! We are also looking for volunteers to provide snacks for our workers.


 

IDENTITY THEFT AND FRAUD AWARENESS ~ February 26, 2019

UPDATE:
Crown of Life Lutheran Church and Preschool recently hosted a consumer education presentation focusing on identity theft and fraud awareness. Special thanks to Deputy Mark Hickson who lead this presentation. If you could not attend, be sure to download this information packet provided by the Oakland County Sheriff's Office outlining some of the material from Deputy Hickson’s presentation. Inside, you will find great tips as well as resources if you suspect you have become a victim. A few simple preventative measures could save you a lot of hassle and money in the future!
>>> Click here to download the Fraud Awareness PDF

Crown of Life Lutheran Church and Preschool is hosting a consumer education presentation. On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11:30 a.m., Deputy Mark Hickson from the Oakland County Sheriff's office will be speaking on the topics of identity theft and fraud. Stop in and learn ways to protect yourself and your identity. Learn what to look for so you don’t become a victim. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Childcare is available upon request. Seating is limited; to reserve your seat, please contact the church at office@crownoflifechurch.org or 248-652-7720.


 

President's Volunteer Service Award

Crown of Life will host the President's Volunteer Service Award again this year. The event will recognize the volunteer work of many individuals accomplished during 2018 or over their lifetime. The presentation will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Crown of Life Lutheran Church is a Certifying Organization (CO) for this award. We have begun to collect nominations for the 2018 awards. Information on the award along with a nomination form can be obtained by contacting Bill Claussen wfclausse@aol.com or at 248-760-4234. Please take this opportunity to help us honor the volunteer works of individuals and families by nominating worthy people you may know. All nominations must be submitted by March 1st.


 

Blessing of the Pets ~ October 14, 2018

Join us during our 9am worship service for a blessing and to celebrate the special role pets have in our lives. Each pet will receive a St. Francis medal. Please make sure your pet is on a leash and/or you are in control of them at all times. Professional pet portrait photos provided by Gugel Photography, available before and after the service until 11am. 5x7 images can be downloaded with a free-will donation to the Michigan Humane Society.


 

Brooksie Way ~ September 23, 2018

This year, Oakland County's Brooksie Way Half Marathon and 5K takes place on Sunday, September 23rd. The course runs right past Crown of Life. We are the 10.5 mile marker so the runners will be thirsty when they arrive. We need volunteers to help fill cups of water and serve them to runners as they pass by. We also need to clean up afterwards. Arrive at Crown of Life at 7:00 a.m. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the narthex.