November 28, 2021 – Pastor Tom
Encounters with Jesus:
Saying Thank You – The 10 Lepers
On December 5 at 11 am, we are providing Sunday School for all ages in the following locations:
Infants, in Room 204 (the Nursery) with the Nursery Team
2 year olds through K, in Room 101 and grades 1 through 4, in Room 110 with the Children’s Choir Team
Grades 5 through 8, in Room 105 with Erika Tjernlund
Grades 9 through 12 and Adults in Main Auditorium with Billy Tjernlund
The “Blessing Tree” is located in the Narthex and is decorated with “ornaments.” If you would like to participate in being a blessing to someone in our congregation or community …
Take as many ornaments at you wish
Purchase the gift listed on each ornament
Wrap the gift(s) – make sure you put each ornament on the gift as its tag
Bring the gift(s) back to the church and place under the tree by DECEMBER 12th.
If you have any questions, contact Pastor Tom at 616.772.4377 or email@example.com.
Mark your calendars -- Christmas brunch
On Sunday, December 5, we will be holding our annual Christmas Brunch.The time has changed to NOON this year, following Sunday School with the Tjernlunds. Sign-ups are available today at the Welcome Centers and on-line soon.
Missionary Christmas Cards
Would you like to send Christmas cards to our Missionaries? Just put them in the mailbox in the narthex. They will be packaged together with the cards from the rest of the church family, and sent out at the end of November.
Missionary Children’s Christmas Offering
We are taking a special offering to bless the children of our missionaries. This is one way we try to encourage these families who so faithfully represent our church in the task of world evangelism. There are currently a total of 24 children in the missionary families that we support. We would like to provide each child with a gift of at least $25.
If you would like to participate in this offering, please place your gift in a special offering envelope and write “Missionary Children” on the front.
“The Call of the Wild”
Missionaries Billy and Erika Tjernlund are coming from December 5 through 8 to tell us about their ministry in Alaska. Please save the following dates:
Sunday, December 5
9:30 am Morning Service
11:00 am Sunday School
12 Noon Christmas Potluck
5 pm Real Life 7-8 and Real Life 9-12
Monday, December 6
6:30 pm “Ladies Interview and Q&A with Erika Tjernlund
Tuesday, December 7
6:30 pm “Bush Plane Flying” at West Michigan Regional Airport , the hanger nearest the gate
Wednesday, December 8
5:30 pm “Wild Game” Dinner. Bring your favorite “wild game” dish like chicken with wild rice soup or a “wild turkey” relish tray. Sign up at Welcome Center
6:30 pm Big Life and Forged Life
Mission Conference Meals
If you would like to host the Tjernlund family for a meal while they are in town for our December 5 through 8 Mission Conference, please contact Pastor Tom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Safety and Security Team
The mission of the Safety and Security team is to create a safe and secure environment in which the gathered congregation of First Baptist Church of Zeeland can worship and grow spiritually.
If you would be interested in participating in this task, please contact Pastor Tom (email@example.com).
Real life - Save the Date
Who: Middle & High School Students
What: Winter Retreat 2022
Where: Lake Ann Camp
When: February 11-13, 2022
Cost: $99 with Promo Code FBZ40
Questions: Roxanne Kaynor, 616.560.2162
More information regarding registration to come.
Operation Christmas Child
Thanks to all who helped with Operation Christmas Child this year. As a church we filled 189 boxes in memory of Sandy Blanchard!
We would like to pray for your specific needs. Please call the church office (772.4377) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keith & Terri Rascher
John Martin & John Anthony Reyes
Elders, Deacons, Staff
Scott DeWitt, Deacon
December 5-8 Mission Conference with Tjernlunds
December 5 Communion
Christmas Brunch – Noon
December 6 “Ladies Interview & Q&A with Erika Tjernlund
December 7 “Bush Plane Flying”
December 8 “Wild Game” Dinner
December 12 Children Singing in Morning Worship
Mission Team Meeting
December 24 Church Office Closed
December 27 Church Office Closed
December 30 Church Office Closed
2021 TITHES & GIFTS
Proposed Weekly Budget: .............................. $11,161
Received Last Week: ...................................... $10,006
Budget Surplus Year to Date.............................. $7,616
Received Last Week: ........................................... $122
Received Year to Date ..................................... $9,500
Faith Promise Missions Giving:
Received Last Week: ......................................... $1545
Received since February 2021 ......................... $20,735
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.