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November 28, 2021 – Pastor Tom

Encounters with Jesus:

Saying Thank You – The 10 Lepers


Sunday School

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


Blessing Tree

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 pastortom@fbczeeland.org.


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 (pastortom@fbczeeland.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 (pastortom@fbczeeland.org).


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 prayer@fbczeeland.org.


Prayer Focus


   Keith & Terri Rascher

Missionary Children

   John Martin & John Anthony Reyes

Elders, Deacons, Staff

    Scott DeWitt, Deacon

Homebound Worshiper

   Leone VandenBerg


Looking Ahead

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



General Fund:

Proposed Weekly Budget:  .............................. $11,161

Received Last Week:  ...................................... $10,006

Budget Surplus Year to Date.............................. $7,616

Benevolent Giving:

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.