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 


October is Anniversary Month

Theme: “Entering A New Era!”

Colors: Sky Blue, silver, black
October 10 – Conversations w/the Pastor ~ 7:00 p.m. (Shrine #1)
Anniversary Fellowship ~ Eat, Mix & Mingle
October 14 – Founder’s (Friends & Family) Sunday
October 17 - Conversations w/ the Pastor ~ 7:00 p.m. (Shrine #1)
Preaching: Jaramogi Kimathi
October 21Ancestors Tribute Sunday (Woodrow S. Service Awards)*
October 24 - Conversations w/ the Pastor ~ 7:00 p.m. (Shrine #1)
Preaching: Rev. Jawanza
October 28 Women’s Day
Preaching: Bishop Djenaba
*Jazz For Liberia Fundraiser ~ 6:00 p.m.
*Anniversary Round-Robin Schedule
October 7  ~ Mbiyu (Det.)/Mwenda  (Atl.) Jaramogi Houston)
October 14  ~ Jaramogi (Det.)/Djenaba(Atl.) Mbiyu (Houston)
October 21  ~ Jawanza (Det.)/Jaramogi (Atl.) Mwenda  (Houston)
October 28  ~ Djenaba  (Det.)/Bakeeba (Atl.) Ambidwile (Houston)

Coming to the Shrine of the Black Madonna PAOCC Church on Sunday October 28, 2018 morning with a powerful message from Rev. Djenaba Akida from our sister Shrine in Houston and featuring the finest in young jazz talent including saxophonist Jeffrey Trent in the morning and the Alexis Lombre trio in the evening. Check it out!! All are welcome. Morning is free, evening tickets are $20.



Shrine #1 is A Host Site
for the

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.

More Here:

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.


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.