Connect With The Community

With the Community - Cana Lutheran Church - connectwcommunity1Loving God, Loving Others, and Serving Our Community

We seek to freely give of ourselves in service to others in ways that demonstrate God’s love. When we are able to put others before ourselves, we share by example the wonderful power of love and grace that God has given through Jesus Christ.


Cana has a long history of sharing its space with the Berkley community.

Berkley is a neighborhood overflowing with young children. “The Backyard Playroom” cultivates a safe space for children five and under to play, learn, and thrive. It is a place for parents, grandparents, and nannies,  to connect and relax. This space is our gift to the young families who reside in Berkley, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak.

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Backyard Playroom

Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am - Noon

First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak  529 Hendrie Blvd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Children under the age of 5 are most welcome to come and explore our tree house and many activities. There is a registration form for you to sign the first time you come and after that, just a sign in sheet.  Please clean up the BYPR and lounge before you leave. There is coffee/tea and snacks for you as well for a minimal charge. If you have any questions, please contact Paula at or Ashleigh at

Inclement weather and Berkley Schools closed, no BYPR

Please feel free to drop in!

Or go to,  and click the  'With the Community' tab.


  I have been working with World Medical Relief for 3 years rescuing adult incontinence products like Depends that were donated but opened, from being thrown out. I have all sizes and bed pads as well that are free to anyone who needs them.

   If you or someone you know needs these items, you may drop by Cana Lutheran Church, 2119 Catalpa, Berkley (next to Berkley High School) M-W  8:30-2pm and Friday 8:30-noon.

   Sally, Cana's Secretary, will direct you downstairs to the fellowship hall and you can take as much as you need or can share. Cana does have an elevator. Please bring your own bags. I generally pick up from World Medical Relief every 4-6 weeks. 

   If you are interested in setting up your own care space for some items, I can assist with that.

  If you have any questions, email me at

Paula Cardelli


Service Opportunities in Our Community

God has blessed everyone with gifts and passions for serving. When we share our gifts with those around us, we help develop a closer relationship with God and feel the rewards tenfold.

The Servant Ministry Team is dedicated to providing service both within Cana and out in the world such as:

  • World Hunger Appeal
  • CROP Walk
  • First Presbyterian, Royal Oak Food Closet
  • Lutheran World Relief Clothing
  • Advent Tree of Needs
  • Samaritas
  • Retired Cana Men’s Program (RCMP) A group of handymen who meet for fellowship & replace, fix, paint, refinish, and install items in the church.
  • South Oakland Warming Center is a two-week rotational multi-church ministry providing shelter and meals to the homeless in our area during the winter months each year.

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