September 19, 2021 – Pastor Jeremy
Today at 11 am
“Bagels and Tables”—the congregation is invited to gather in the gym to enjoy refreshments and fellowship, and to discuss a spiritual question at each table. The objectives of this gathering are to create a sense of belonging/oneness in the body of Christ, to create a welcoming environment for new attenders, and to demonstrate care through relationships and encouragement.
Adult Sunday School Class—we will also offer an Adult Sunday School class in the church parlor (Room 201). This class will be studying the book of 1 Thessalonians.
Engaging Questions—we will be providing discussion questions each week geared for families to go deeper in the morning teaching.
Real Life 7-8 and Real Life 9-12
On Sunday evenings from 5-7 pm, Real Life 7-8 & Real Life 9-12 gathers. Meet by the gym at 5 pm for dinner, followed by teaching and small groups.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Women’s Bible Study gathers each Monday at 9:30-11:30 am and 7-9 pm. The book, Jesus and Women, costs $16. Sign up in the narthex, or contact Richelle Schaffer on Facebook or at (616) 422-1093.
Big life and Forged life
On Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm, we have focused discipleship through Big Life (ages 2 years – 4th grade) and Forged Life (5th & 6th grades).
Bible Study and Prayer Gathering
Join us for Bible Study and Prayer each Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the church parlor (room 201). We will continue our study of Luke.
BLESSING TREE COORDINATOR NEEDED
For many years, our church family has sponsored a “Blessing Tree” each year before Christmas. This ministry has given the opportunity to bless people in our church and community who have experienced an especially challenging year.
In recent years, Sandy Blanchard has been our Blessing Tree Coordinator. Now that Sandy has gone home to be with the Lord, we are looking for someone else to step up and coordinate this ministry.
If you would like to serve our church family and community in this way, please contact Pastor Tom at (616) 772-4377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hottest days of summer are past, and winter will soon be upon us. When winter comes, we will need someone to keep the snow cleared from the sidewalks around the church.
If you are interested in this ministry opportunity, please contact Pastor Tom for details.
OFFICE VOLUNTEER(S) NEEDED
We are in need of one or two persons who would be available to cover vacations and illnesses in the church office. Duties would include: answering phones, light word processing, copying documents and providing support for the staff. If you have a couple of hours, a half day, or a day in which you could help or have questions, please contact the church office, 616.772.4344 or email@example.com.
Tired of that old, out of date Church Directory? Plans are being made to publish a new Church Directory before the New Year.
Today Lisa Eding is ready and willing to take your family's picture for the directory. You can find her in the ‘fish bowl’ in the Narthex. You may use the available backdrops or have your picture taken outdoors. We will also be offering times throughout September. Watch for the times that might work for you. Arrangements can also be made for the photographer to come to you if you are a shut-in or unable to make it into church on Sunday. Contact the church office if you would like someone to come to you. Photographs can also be submitted to the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Digital copies are preferred but we do have the ability to scan photographs. All members and regular attenders are encouraged to submit a photograph.
Check out the tables in the Narthex to verify that we have the most current and accurate information on your family. If it’s correct, write “OK” next to the entry. Not correct? Please make the necessary changes. Don’t see your name? Please fill out the Information Sheet available on the table and put it in the basket provided.
Sept 19 – Adult Sunday School
Bagels and Tables
Real Life 7-8 and Real Life 9-12
Sept 20 – Women’s Bible Studies
Sept 21 – Elders’ Meeting
Sept 22 – Big Life and Forged Life
We would like to pray for your specific needs. Please call the church office (772.4377) or email email@example.com.
Dr. Ken & Ruth Van Kirk
Andrew & Aaron “Howard”
Elders, Deacons, Staff
Joseph Schultz, Custodial
2021 TITHES & GIFTS
Proposed Weekly Budget: ................ $11,161
Received Last Week: ..................... $11,128
Budget Surplus Year to Date............... $12,958
Received Last Week: ......................... $187
Received Year to Date ..................... $7,664
Faith Promise Missions Giving:
Received Last Week: ......................... $170
Received since February 2021 ............ $15,910
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.