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 Announcements - October 13, 2019

       If this is your first time at Calvin, please take a moment to fill out the Connection Card located in the pew and place it in the offering plate or you may drop it off at the Information Desk and pick up a gift from us.  

       Also, if you are new to Calvin and/or would like more information on a ministry and/or have a prayer concern, please take a moment to fill out a Connection Card and place it in the offering plate.


Offerings of the Day… 

Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Today we will have a "reverse offering" to collect winter gloves, hats and scarves.  The collection plates will be passed a second time and you may take one (or more) slips of paper with the items we are collecting.  Please return the items to church within the next two weeks so they can be distributed at our November 2nd Feeding America Truck.                                                                                                                                                                          

 Next Sunday’s Scripture reading:  Luke 4:1-13.


Student Ministries Announcement                                                                                                                                High School Youth Group meets tonight at 6:00 PM.  Join us and bring a friend! 

Middle School Youth Group meets on Wednesday at 6:30 PM.

Middle School Fall Retreat is coming soon!  Pick up an information sheet at the Info Desk today.

Wednesday's at Calvin meets this week!  Please join us from 6:30 – 8:00 pm (Little Peeps, GEMS, Cadets, Middle School Youth Group).  Pizza is available at 6:00 PM for $2/person. 

MERGE – our college/young adult group meets from 6 - 8 pm in the Fireside Room tonight.  Join us and bring a friend along! 

The Midweek Bible Study meets from 1:00 - 2:00 PM on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  The study of Joshua will begin this week.  The time makes this good for retirees, but all are welcome.  Come for a time of fellowship around the Word.

The District Family Potluck Dinner for those members whose last names start with the letters G-H or I-L is on Sunday, October 20th in the Family Life Center following Coffee Fellowship.  If you are able to attend, please RSVP on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board above the drinking fountain.  

Hearts & Hands will meet in the Fireside Room tomorrow at 1:00 pm.  We invite all who would like to be a part of this ministry to join us for the meeting, dessert and fellowship.

Important!  If you are involved in Children’s Ministries and /or Friendship Ministry as a volunteer, please take a moment to fill out your background check information and get it to Courtney Kingshott or Jan Weiden ASAP.  Thank you! 

October is Pastor & Staff Appreciation Month…  Here is our opportunity to show our appreciation to our Pastor and Staff.  The Lord has provided us with a wonderful caring staff.  There are baskets set out for each of our members, please remember to give a card of thanks to each.

Do you want to take a bus trip to Michigan City “shopping” in November?  If you are interested, please be sure to sign-up on the bulletin board.  We are looking for at least 40 shoppers to participate.  If there is enough interest, a date and cost will be set.  See Kristi Rop for more information.  

There are many excellent books to borrow in our Church Library which you may like to take home and enjoy.  These books can be found in the Fireside Room. 

Please check the Lost & Found tub at the Information Desk in the narthex this week if you lost something and you feel it may have been lost in the church.  We will be sending the unclaimed articles to Hope’s Outlet on Thursday, October 24th


Opportunities to Serve

Calvin Church will be financially supporting Tony & Stacey Meyer in their new mission to Spain.  For those of you who do not know Tony, he is the youngest son of long time Calvin pastor, Norm Meyer.  Our Offering of the Day on October 20th will be for the Meyer family to help them offset their relocation costs.   Please prayerfully consider helping them through this offering. 

A request was made from former Calvin members, Mark & Robin Vriesman, to collect men's gently used clothing and personal hygiene items (nothing that has an alcohol base please) for KPEP, Muskegon  rehab organization.  They have a nephew who is the resident coordinator there.  Please look for the drop off shopping basket in the narthex during the month of October.   Also needed is someone to lead weekly Bible Study at their Barney St. location.  If you have further questions, please see Nancy Johnson or contact the Vriesmans:


Requested Announcements 

Safe Harbor Christian Communities (SHCC) is looking for persons to occupy their semi-independent apartment(s) in Muskegon.  SHCC provides housing and limited support to persons with developmental delays and cognitive impairments.  The candidates must be at least 18 years old, with a strong desire to live semi-independently and must have some mastery of cooking, laundry, and cleaning skills in order to maintain their own apartment, and self-hygiene.  Interested in knowing more about this living opportunity?  Contact Adonica Kunnen at 231-557-2334.

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