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June 23, 2024

Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of Jesus

2 Peter 3:14–18      



The following classes are offered each Sunday:

  • Birth–3 years … Room #205 and #207 (main level)

  • 3–5 years … Room #103 (lower level)

  • Kindergarten–1st grade … Room #101 (lower level)

  • 2nd–4th grades … Room #105 (lower level)

  • 5th–8th grades … Room #122 (lower level)

  • 9th–12th grades … Room #113 (inside Student Ministry Center, lower level)

  • Post High School/Young Adult … Room #112 (inside Student Ministry Center, lower level)

  • Family Life … Room #110 (lower level)

  • Multigenerational … Room #201 (Parlor, main level)



Christopher Seay–Zeeland East High School

Today 2–5 p.m.



Attention Ladies!

Let's kick off our summer with a little heat! We’ll offer a salsa and chips bar in the gym at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 24.  Bring your own drink. Don’t like salsa? Bring your own snack. We will have Pastor Jeremy and Dawn as our guests for a segment called "Ask the Pastor". This is your opportunity to ask your burning theological question or one about daily life in the Cobb household.  You can submit your question(s) in the Foyer today and next Sunday, or come to the event with your question.  We will try to get to as many as possible during the event.


Summer Second Hour Snack Social

From June 30 to August 11 our regular Second Hour classes are cancelled. Instead, the church family is invited to gather in the foyer following the morning service for light refreshments and a time of informal fellowship. We look forward to resuming Second Hour classes on August 18.



There are a lot of new faces around FBCZ these days and it’s time to put together another pictorial directory.  How can you help?  During your family gatherings this summer, take a picture of your family and submit it to We’ll provide opportunities to have your picture taken here at church in the fall if you would prefer not to submit a picture. The goal is to have the directory ready for printing this fall. 



Who:             All men and boys (boys under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)   

What:            A fun day of canoeing followed by lunch

Where:          Indian Valley Livery, Thornapple River

When:           July 13, 2024  8:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cost:            $36 for a two man canoe, a child may sit in the middle seat for an extra $8

Sign up:        On line at


Summer Events–Save these dates!

June 24 … Women’s Event

June 30–July 7 … Montana mission trip

July 13 … Annual canoe trip

August 8–11 … Family camping                                                               




      Dr. Ken and Ruth VanKirk       

Missionary Children

      Micah, Anna, Julia, Isaiah, and Joshua Braun    

Elders, Deacons, and Staff

      Rick VanWort, Deacon       

Homebound Worshipper

      Norma DeJonge             



We want to pray for your specific needs.  Please call the church office at 616.772.4377 or email us at  

Pastor-on-call number … 616.741.1399.


This week at FBCZ

Today              Morning worship

                        Second Hour classes

                        “New to First” Group

                        Mission Team meeting

                        Student Ministries Cookout and Slip-n-slide

Monday          Women’s Event–Q & A with Pastor Jeremy

Tuesday          Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday     Bible study and prayer

                        Worship Team practice                       

                        Strategic Leadership Team meeting


LOOKING FORWARD                         

June 30–July 7    Montana mission trip


July 4–5                Church Office closed

July 13                  FBCZ Canoe trip

July 14                   Student Ministries Cookout and Slip-n-slide

July 17                  Student Ministries–Michigan Adventure

July 21                  Student Ministries–Worship and Prayer night

July 24                  Student Ministries–Michigan Adventure

2024 Tithes and Gifts

General Fund

Proposed weekly budget            $11,795

Received last week                       $14,072

Budget deficit year to date          $-7,884

Benevolent Giving

Received last week                            $120

Received year to date                    $5,743

Faith Promise Mission Giving

Received last week                            $270

Received year to date                  $11,180

​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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