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December 10, 2023

Advent:  The True Miracle of Hannukah

John 10:22-30

 

SAVE THE DATES

The holiday season is now upon us and life can get crazy.  Make sure you mark the following fellowship/service opportunities on your calendar and plan on joining together with the church family.


November 26-December 10 - Blessing Tree.  All gifts must be returned by TODAY.


December 17 - All Church Christmas Brunch - 11:00 am.  Once again we will be gathering as a church family to celebrate the Christmas season and fellowship with each other.  Watch for further details in the coming weeks.  There will be no Sunday School.

 

December 24 – Christmas Eve Morning Worship – 9:30 am.  Join us as Pastor Jeremy continues to share a message of hope.  There will be no Sunday School. 

 

“New to First” Class

Our next “New to First” Class is scheduled for Saturday, December 16 from 9 am to 12 noon.  This class is for those who are interested in learning more about First Baptist Church.  It is also a prerequisite for membership.  The class will be held in Room 201.

 

If you would like to be a part of this class, please write “New to First” on your “Check In” Card or contact the church office (office@fbczeeland.org, 616-772-4377).

                                          

Students and Young Adults

There are two winter camps coming up for these age groups.  Don’t miss the opportunity to have fun and fellowship this winter.

 

The Break - Young adults 18-29

January 5-7, 2024  $95 if registered by 11/30/23, $115 if after 12/1/23 

Additional $20 discount with the code FBZ20 and you put First Baptist Zeeland as your church attending with!

 

Freeze Out - Grades 6-12

February 9-11, 2024 … Spots are filling up FAST so register by ASAP.  (Registrations are refundable until February 1) 

149 if registered by February 1, $155 after.        

Additional $50 discount with the code FBZ50 and you put First Baptist Zeeland as your church

attending with! 

 

f you have any questions, contact Roxanne Kaynor at 616.560.2162.

 

Baptismal Service

A baptismal service is scheduled for Sunday, December 24.  If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ but have never followed Him in this step of obedience, please contact one of the pastors, call the church office (772-4377), or email the office at office@fbczeeland.org

 

LOST AND FOUND

Our lost and found is getting quite full.  It is located in the stairwell just off the Main Street entrance.  Check it out today.  Items still left will be donated to a local charity in January. 

 

PRAYER FOCUS

Ministry

      Gateway Mission   

Missionary Children

      Keagen, Jazlynn, & Juliet  

Elders, Deacons, & Staff

      Ryan Pusztai, Deacon     

Homebound Worshiper

      Jeanette Cogswell

 

Prayer

We would like to pray for your specific needs.  Please call the church office (616.772.4377) or

Email prayer@fbczeeland.org.  

Pastor on call number … 616.741.1399.

This week at FBCZ

Today                     Morning Worship

                                Sunday School

                               Real Life Christmas Party  

Monday                  Women’s Bible Study 9:30 am

                               Women’s Bible Study 7:00 pm

Wednesday            Children’s Ministries

                               Bible Study and Prayer

                               Worship Team Practice

Saturday                “New to First” Class  

LOOKING FORWARD

Dec 17           All Church Christmas Brunch

                      Real Life Service Project

Dec 22           Church Office Closed

Dec 25           Merry Christmas – Church Office Closed

Dec 29          Church Office Closed

 

Jan 1             Church Office Closed for New Year’s Day

Jan 2             Versiti Blood Drive

Jan 10           Wednesday Night Dinner begins

Jan 14           Mission Team Meeting

Jan 16           Elder Meeting

 

                                         

2023 Tithes & Gifts

General Fund:

Proposed Weekly Budget:  ......................... $11,841

Received Last Week:  .................................. $24,088

Budget Deficit Year to Date........................ $-41,851

Benevolent Giving:

Received Last Week:  ....................................... $757

Received Year to Date  .................................. $9,390

Faith Promise Missions Giving:

Received Last Week:  .................................... $2,775

Received since January 2023 ...................... $25,570

Tithes and Offerings can be placed in the

Worship through Giving boxes located

at the back of the auditorium and

at each door of the building.

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