Branching Out Events


Throughout our campaign, we will be having exciting events and opportunities for fellowship.  We hope you can make as many events as possible.  These events are a critical component to the success of our capital campaign.  This is an exciting time!  We hope you meet new people and make new friends! Please continue to check this page for updates to existing events and for postings of new events!

If you are interested in getting involved with our Event Sub-Committee and find joy in planning and creating events, setting up events, just being a "worker bee" at events, then please contact Denise Nader, Angela Hoehner, or any member of the Executive Committee! 

March 8, 2019 Silent & Live Auction! 




January 25, 2019 Chili Cook Off 



October 6, 2018 Bowling Blast

Please join us for this family fun event!   We are looking forward to a great turnout!

August 25, 2018 Road Rally

On August 25th we held our first Branching Out Road Rally. 99 racers on 21 teams solved clues, took crazy photos and raced all over the Macomb county area vying for the #1 spot and bragging rights for the next road rally. Thanks to Thrivent, we were able to collect supplies to make school kits to donate when the LWML has their school/health kit collection. The race concluded at Roger’s Roost. $930 was raised to help the building project. Thanks to all who planned and participated in this event!  It was a lot of fun and we cannot wait until next year!  For pictures and score results, visit our St. John Branching Out Facebook Page!

June 3, 2018 Ground Breaking

May 19, 2018 Golf Outing

There will be more news coming out about prizes and other exciting things taking place regarding this outing. This is our 2nd year and we are looking to fill all the golfer spots!  If you are a local business and would like to sponsor a hole or donate a prize basket, please contact Angela Hoehner at 586.215.8622 or

April 27, 2018 Euchre Tournament!

February 2, 2018 Chili Cookoff

2018 Upcoming Event Schedule!

  • February 2: Chili Cookoff

  • April 27:¬† Euchre Tournament

  • May 19: Golf Outing

  • August 25: Road Rally

  • October 6: Bowling

  • November 3:¬† Auction & Dinner

More details will be available for each event on this website, Facebook and on our bulletin board inside the church.


November 4, 2017


Tickets are still available until 10/30/2017!   Tickets are $50 per person and include a multicourse family style dinner and desserts at the beautiful new Infinity Hall in Fraser, MI (Formerly Hofbrau House).   You can purhcase your tickets on Sunday's between services, by calling or stopping by the church office, or contacting any member of the committee. 

We will have a live harpist playing beautiful music throughout the evening. There will be a Silent and a Tin Can Auction featuring over 110 exciting items. We have something for everyone: signed sports memorabillia, family getaway packages, a private tour of Michigan's State Capitol with a Senator, and so many amazing more items.  Each class in our school has donated a custom basket too!

This is sure to be a wonderful evening of fellowship and fun.   Please strongly consider attending this first time event for us and be a part of something special!

If you need child care so that you may attend, contact the church office.  We have sitters ready t o go for you and your family!


August 18, 2017

Our next event is sure to be a good one!  Our very own alumnus, Mike Sugg, will be returning to bring his high energy country  show to Fraser.  Mike performs across the US and on TV impersonating Country superstar Toby Keith.  We are excited to see Mike take the stage!  Visit Mike's site at   Opening for Mike is PBM, a horn-powered rock band from Warren, MI, featuring St. John member Jeremiah Hoehner. PBM toured throughout the US and Europe in the early to late 2000's and released 2 albums and 3 EPs.  Tickets go on sale to the General Public August 4th.  Tickets are available to St. John Members between services through the month of July and August.  There is limited seating and tickets have been moving fast. If you want to come to this show and experience a night of fun and fellowship, purchase your tickets soon.  If you buy your tickets before the show, in advance, its only $20.  If you wait until the night of the show, and there are still seats available, you would pay $25.  Due to the possibility of a sell-out, we recommend purchasing the tickets in advance.  For members of the public looking to purchase tickets on or after August 4th, please call our Ticket Representative Kim Hengry at 586-201-2897. Cash or Checks accepted.

November 4, 2017

We are hosting a fabulous formal dinner and silent auction In November. The theme is Glitz and Glamour, and will feature a Black & Gold color theme throughout.  This event is being caterred and will include dinner, salad and desserts.  There will be many great prizes to bid on!  This will be the must-attend event of the year!  More details to emerge as we get closer to the date, but for now, SAVE THE DATE! We will need volunteers and people to help with gathering prizes.  If you have connections to businesses that would be interested in donating a prize, we want to hear from you too! Please contact Michelle Corigan or Cody Wood via email at

MAY 13, 2017   

If you or your business would like to sponsor this event, please print the form below and return it to the church or call Angela Hoehner at 586-215-8622.

FEBRUARY 24, 2017

MAY 13, 2017

Save The Date! Calling all golfers or anyone who just wants to have a blast! This will be one fun event!