Worship Schedule

    5:30 p.m. - Casual Worship in our Parlor
    9:15 a.m. - Arise! Worship & Nursery Care,
                       Adult Sunday School
  11:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship & Sunday School

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Cardboard Testimonies Video Click Here

The Way


You don’t choose a life, you live a life –

Lent is a time of reflection – a pilgrimage on

 your way. Inspired by passages in the

scriptures that talk about the journeys, roads,

 and pathways of life, we will make our way

together through this poignant season.

9:15 Sunday Arise! Worship in the Parlor

11:00 Sunday Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

John Hice, Pastor



March 8  
  Sermon: The Wandering Way
  Scripture:  Luke 4:1-2

Jesus went on a pilgrimage in the wilderness, a common practice among spiritual leaders of his day. It was a time to dig deep into the humanity of his soul. Along the way he encounters temptations to stray. But all who wander are not lost – for it is in the wandering that we find our true selves.

March 15  
  Sermon: The Way Home
  Scripture: Luke 15:11b-32 

We yearn for a spiritual home within that offers serenity, acceptance, and belonging. No matter what we have done, who we are, or how far we are from what we want to become, we are welcomed home by the Loving Parent.

March 22  
  Sermon: Free Way
  Scripture: Philippians 3:13-14   

New paths are possible through freedom in Christ. We will strain against adversities – but new life is always possible.

March 29  
Sermon: The Other Way
  Scripture: Luke 19:28-40  

Palm Sunday: this moment on Jesus’ road feels both like the end and the beginning. A pilgrimage may reach its destination; but the hope, the wisdom, the lessons learned along the way may offer new starting points. Sometimes we can discover another way.



 Our New Wave Plan being made concrete

A plan has been in the works to renew our church building, to accommodate our New Wave plan for worship, outreach spiritual growth, and fellowship.

To see the New Wave plan click here

We’ve got an architect refining our plan and need to know how much we can successfully complete. So, we had a feasibility study.

The study was completed and formally presented to an all-church gathering on Wednesday, September 3. About 40 were in attendance.

In summary, our consultant conservatively estimated that the congregation is able to support a capital fund program of $650,000-850,000. Add to that, the proceeds of property sales estimated at $1.3 million; so he believes the congregation could sustain a project of $1.95 million to $2.15 million over three years. He believes that the congregation should undertake a renovation; but cautions that it should not start until the properties are sold.

Get the complete report click here
Watch the video part 1 click here
Watch the video part 2 click here
Read the meeting notes click here
Look at the Current building drawings, click here

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320 W. Seventh St., Royal Oak, MI 48067 USA
Telephone: (248) 541-4100
Fax: (248) 541-0192
E-mail: office@rofum.org

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