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January 23, 2022 – Pastor Jeremy

Kings & Kingdoms

Godliness in an Ungodly World

Daniel 1

 

Leadership Update

Beginning this month, Matt Nichelson is now Chairman of the Elders.  Other Elders include Keith Day (on sabbatical), Ron McIntyre, Bill Nelson, Doug Papay, Jay Raymond and Marc Wolters.

Our Deacons include Scott DeWitt, Nathan Kunkle, Ryan Pusztai, Rob Tanis, Jason VanEvery, Rick VanWort, and Nate Weeber.

 

Our Staff include Jeremy Cobb, Senior Pastor; Tom VandenBerg, Executive Pastor; Paula Driscoll, Office Manager; the Gruppen Family, Custodians; Jeremy Iford, Financial Administrator and Children’s Ministry Associate; the Meaney Family, Custodians; Jay Raymond, Project Manager; Joseph Schultz, Custodian; Rob Tanis, Church Handyman; and Marcy VanEvery, Children’s Ministry Director.

If any of our Elders, Deacons or Staff can serve you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Sunday School

Graded Sunday School classes at 11:00 am for all ages including adults.  Please plan to join us at that time.

Rooms: 

  • Pre-school – K … #103

  • Grades 1 – 4 … #110

  • Grades 5 – 8 … #122

  • Grades 9 – 12 … Student Ministries Center

  • Adults … Main Auditorium

 

Kings & Kingdoms Sermon Series

Daniel and Revelation tell the story of a King and His Kingdom. Throughout 2022 we will be studying these books to learn God's message to His people as they sought to live for God and not the world's kingdoms. Together, we will learn these same lessons as we await the second coming of our King. 

 

Congradulations to

John & Judy DeJonge

celebrating 67 years

of marriage on January 28th

Baby Bottle Campaign

FBCZ will be participating in the Baby Bottle Campaign put on by Positive Options/Lakeshore Pregnancy Center.  Bottles can be picked up in the Narthex.  Bottles are to be filled with money and returned between next Sunday and February 20th to tables located in the Narthex.  Last year about $2,000 was given to Positive Options. 

 

Wednesday Night Dinners

Back by popular demand!  Yes, we are having Wednesday night dinners.  On Wednesday nights at 5:30p dinner is served in the gym.  Parents are responsible for their children during this time.  Check out our FBC Family FB Group for updates and details. (Dinners will be each week through March 23rd). Suggested donation:  $2 per person or $10 per family.

 

Journey through the Bible

One of the critical foundations of following Jesus is reading the Bible. We want to invite you to journey through the Bible with us in 2022. This isn't about "finishing in 1 year" (although that is our plan as we read 3-5 chapters each day). It is about growing in our relationship with God Himself together as a church.

We are going to be using a Bible reading plan hosted on the YouVersion app that incorporates devotionals from the Bible Project, for those wanting more background to the Text. We know that many prefer to not use technology for reading so we will also have paper copies of the reading schedule. 

Each month we will be having a Bible Journey Recap. This is a monthly gathering for us to remember what we have read, ask questions, and apply the Bible to our everyday lives. 

Join us in YouVersion by joining the plan under Jeremy Cobb (you’ll see my picture from Lebanon).  Or, pick up a Bible Journey Reading Plan at the Welcome Center this weekend. 

Baptismal Service

A baptismal service is scheduled for Sunday, January 30.  If you have put your faith in Jesus Christ but have never pictured your union with Him in His death, burial and resurrection in this way, you can indicate your interest by writing “baptism” on a Check In Card or by calling the church office at 616-772-4377.

 

Women’s Bible Study

Who:               All FBCZ Women and their friends

What:              An eight week study which traces Joseph’s life, utilizing the book Finding God Faithful by Kelly Minter

Where:            FBCZ Parlor

When:             Monday mornings 9:30-11:3 0 am,

                        Monday evenings 7:00-9:00 pm, Starting January 24, 2022

Cost:               $16 for the book

 

Real Life – WINTER RETREAT

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
Sign-up TODAY!  

 

Prayer

We would like to pray for your specific needs.  Please call the church office (772.4377) or email prayer@fbczeeland.org.

 

PRAYER FOCUS

Mission

   Kevin Viening/Zero Gravity

Missionary Children

    John Martin & John Anthony Reyes

Elders, Deacons, & Staff

    Rick Voetberg, Treasurer

Homebound Worshiper

   Jeanette Cogswell

 

Looking Ahead

Today                           Parent Child Dedication

January 24                   Evening Women’s Bible Study starts

January 30                   Baptism

 

February 6                   Communion

                                     Potluck

February 11-13            Real Life Winter Retreat at Lake Ann Bible Camp

February 15                  Elder Meeting

February 20                  Mission Team Meeting

                                     Journey Through the Bible Recap

 

March 13-16                 Mission Conference with Dale & Jill Stewart

2022 TITHES & GIFTS

General Fund:

Proposed Weekly Budget:  .............................. $11,482

Received Last Week:  ...................................... $10,905

Budget Surplus Year to Date............................. $-9,761

Benevolent Giving:

Received Last Week:  ............................................ $32

Received Year to Date  ........................................ $582

Faith Promise Missions Giving:

Received Last Week:  ........................................... $130

Received since February 2021 ......................... $27,760

 

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.