Shrines of the Black Madonna - Detroit
The Year of Restoration -  Redefining and Celebrating Who We Are
Join us for
Sunday Worship at 11:00 AM ET
View Shrine #1 Calendar HERE
Adult Best Self Theology is class every Sunday at 10:00 am.
Children's Sunday School is from 11:45 pm - 12:30 pm for children ages 3 - 13.


Celebrating 63 Years
Shrine #1 Anniversary Month - October 2016  

Preserving Our Rich Historical Legacy
by Pastor Mbiyu Chui

As we celebrate and reflect upon our 63 Church Anniversary, we give thanks and praise for the great ancestral foundation upon which our resilient faith is built.  Our beloved Founder, the honorable Rev. Albert B. Cleage Jr. (Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman) gave us a set of core values and spiritual principles upon which to maintain our balance as we walk the narrow path in the midst of a culture driven by greed, competition and materialism.  It is our collective role and responsibility as keepers of the Covenant faith, to ensure the next generation is able to internalize and practice the basic tenets of our faith, which have carried us thus far. 

Each one of us has a powerful testimony to share that will lend to the evolution of our shared faith, and empower those who come after us, to continue the heroic journey of our founders.  We must tell the story of how we built dozens of institutions, including churches, community service centers, schools, book stores and cultural centers, political and economic tools, raised funds through missionary outreach, and developed practical spiritual disciplines, to transform the lives of others.  We must tell the story of Beulah Land, our most precious resource for the restoration of a people.  We must tell the story of PAOCC Liberia.  We must tell of GOD’s presence, power, deliverance, goodness and mercy all along our spiritual walk.   We must tell how we have learned through our Standard Bearer, Jesus, to live in closer communion with divine will and purpose. 

Our Presiding Bishop, Jaramogi Menelik Kimathi has given us a spiritual blueprint through the Five Cardinal Resolutions and The Eternal BCN Principles.  Let us always remember our religious struggle is both ‘transformational’ and ‘trans-generational.’ Therefore, we must utilize the teachings of our Best Self Theology, to consciously engage our young people in processes that can nurture the kind of effective leadership essential to building a Kingdom of GOD on Earth.  Our program of self-determination through institution building must go far beyond what we have now, to address the wholistic needs of those living in the 21 century, and to expand our influence across the African Diaspora.  So as we celebrate all that the Most High has brought us through, let us fervently pray for the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit to carry us far, far into the future!


Anniversary Month Preaching Schedule
October 2, 2016
Pastor Mbiyu
Jaramogi Kimathi
Pastor Aswad
October 9, 2016
Jaramogi Kimathi
Mw. Bakeeba
Pastor Mwenda
October 16, 2016
Pastor Mwenda
Fd. Wamuiru
Pastor Mbiyu
October 23, 2016
Rev. Djenaba
Pastor Mbiyu
Mw. Abmidwile
October 30, 2016
Mw. Ambidwile
Pastor Judas
  Rev. Djenaba


October 2 -  Founders Day/ Homecoming Sunday Preaching: Bishop Mbiyu
October 5 - Wednesday, My Wonderful Life – Pt. #1 (Spec. Serv.) 
October 9 - Appreciation Sunday (Woodrow S. Service Awards)Guest Preacher: Jaramogi Menelik Kimathi Anniversary Month Dinner & Fellowship
October 12 - Wednesday, My Wonderful Life – Pt. #2 (Young Adults) 
October 16 - Young Adult/Friends & Family Sunday Preaching: Bishop Mwenda October 19: Wednesday, My Wonderful Life – Pt. #3 (Groups) 
October 23 - Women’s Day Preaching: Rev. Djenaba Akida
October 26 - Wednesday, My Wonderful Life – Pt. #4 (Ministers) 
October 30 - Beulah Land SundayPreaching: Rev. Ambidwile  

My Wonderful Lifeis a live video recording of members who have been in the church 25 years or more as they tell their stories!


Women of NIA

Women's Day/Weekend Activities for Girls

October 21 - 23, 2016

6:00 pm Quilting Project
8:00 pm Makeover/Sleep Over
Safe Dating roundtable (teens)
Stop That Bullying! (tweens and younger)

8:00 am Girl Trek & Meditation (NTC & Pingree Park)
9:00 am Breakfast
10:00  am Henry Ford Hospital Simulation Lab (RSVP)
12:30 pm Lunch

11:00 am Worship Service


Beginning Saturday, November 5th, Shrine #1 will become a host site for the Detroit Independent Freedom School Movement.

The mission of the DIFSM is to create free, African-centered, and loving educational experiences for Detroit children and families by mobilizing community volunteers and resources to cultivate community strength, self-determination, and to build movement based features.

The Detroit Independent Freedom School Movement was established in response to policies put in place by a series of emergency manager to systematically dismantle the Detroit Public Schools.  These policies have seriously underminded the education of our young people and the Detroit Independent Freedom School Movement (DIFSM) was created to fill that void.

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Shrine Bookstore and Cultural Center
13535 Livernois @ Davison
Detroit, MI 48238
Open Friday and Saturday 12 noon - 6 pm
There is a charge for tours and use of the cultural center space for events. 
Tours and events are scheduled by request.

Group Leaders' meeting is the first and third Tuesdays
at 6:30 pm in the NTC Dining Room.

WANTED: Our church Food Pantry is in need of a refrigerator (new or used) to keep our donated perishable food items from spoiling.  Please see Sister Tiombe Briggs to assist with this need.

FREE FOOD and CLOTHES on the third Saturday of each month from 11 am to 1 pm.  We are now asking for men's shoes, personal items and CLEAN, FRESH, PRESSED, in GOOD condition folded or on hangers.  Please bring bagged clothes as we offer your donations directly to the public.

2016 Board of Trustees
Bishop Mbiyu Chui, Pastor
Sis. Tene
Sis. Dara
Sis. Isoke Ifoma
Sis. Khuthala
Capt. Adisa
Mw. Ambidwile
Mw. Diallo
Rev. Kenyatta
Sis. Adesola, Executive Trustee
Mama Hanifa
Fundi Andou, alternate
Pastor's Ministry Team - Bishop Mbiyu Chui, Pastor
Mw. Ambidwile, Associate Pastor
Sister Adero, & Bro. Kaaria Pastor Aids
Fundi Andou, Shrine Administrator
Sis. Isoke Ifama, Youth Minister
Sis. Samiha, Minister of Music
Maj. Tacuma, Media Arts Coordinator
Cpl. Kweli Jomo, Adult /Bro. Koko, Jr.
Sis. Nireti, Sis. Hanifa & Mw. Diallo, Worship Leaders
Due to the number of people presently on our prayer list and recent requests, only recent requests for prayer and those who are hospitalized will be listed in our bulletin. The entire extensive prayer list (including those who have been on the list for a long period of time), will be posted on the board leading to the church fellowship hall, the service officiator will have a copy, and copies will be available at the Usher Table for those who would like to see the complete list for their prayers. Please continue to pray for our members with chronic illnesses, as well as our people throughout the world and all who are suffering.
The Pastoral Called to Care Ministry Office is Room 720 at the NTC. The telephone number is 313.915.2419 and the email address is Request cards are at the NTC.
Please be advised that to request a ministerial visit, to be placed on the church prayer list and to request assistance for other benevolent needs, please call the Church Office at 313-871-0510. Leave a message, contact Cardinal Muthamaki, Bishop Sele, or Sister .