CALVIN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Growing in Christ, Sharing His Love

Calvin Church Announcements, November 18, 2018

Offerings of the Day
Today – Chaplaincy and Care Ministries: CRC bringing the presence of God into institutional settings, such as hospitals,prisons, Hospice.
Nov 25 – World Renew: CRC extending Christ’s compassion throughout the world.
Dec 2 – Back to God Ministries:  The electronic media ministry of the CRC.
Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 
            Next Sunday’s Scripture reading:  Mark 10:13-16
 
            Today is Pie Sunday!  If you brought a yummy pie or dessert to share, please make sure to take your it to the kitchen so we can cut and serve for Coffee Fellowship!   Then, everyone please join us after the service.
 
            The Church Office will be closed Thursday due to Thanks-giving.  The deadline for bulletin announcements for next Sunday will be Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Enjoy your holiday!
         
            Bell Choir Rehearsal:  Monday, November 26th at 6:00 pm.
 
            Family Faith Formation Tip:  Help kids become eager participants in your family’s giving by inviting them to identify a ministry for your family to support together,either financially or through volunteering.  For older children, suggest that they research the ministries that Calvin is involved in to find one that connects with their own gifts and passions.  For young children, give them a short list to choose from. 

            Student Ministries Announcement:  High School Youth Group meets tonight at 6:00 pm. Come, join us and invite your friends!
 
           
            Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study meets from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm downstairs in a classroom off the south hallway.  Get some refreshments in the Family Life Center and then join us for an in depth study.
 
            MERGE – our college/young adult group is meeting tonight from 6 - 8 pm.  Join us and bring a friend along!
 
            If you are a first time visitor we would like you to stop by the Welcome Center on your way out.  We have a gift for you. 
 Thanksgiving Offering  envelopes are available in your bulletin today and will also be available andcollected at the celebration service on "Thanksgiving Eve".       

      Please join us for pizza dinner and a service of expressing gratitude to God at our annual Thanksgiving Eve Celebration at 6:00 pm this, Wednesday, November 21st(Thanksgiving Eve).
            As part of our Thanksgiving Eve time together, we will be collecting PERSONAL CARE ITEMS for Love INC.  If you are not able to attend the Wednesday night service, there will be a shopping cart in the narthex for your donations this Sunday.  Thank you for helping out families in need. 
            Suggested list of personal care items:  shampoo, soap, toothpaste & tooth brushes,floss, deodorant, lotion, baby wipes, feminine hygiene products, shaving cream,Kleenex.            

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday there will be NO Wednesdays at Calvin, Middle School Youth Group this week, or Children In Worship, Adult Bible Study,High School Youth Group, MERGE next Sunday, November 25th .
 
            Koeze Nut Sales –your Calvin Cadet club will again be selling Koeze nuts and other wonderful Koeze products starting today and next Sunday only (11/18 & 11/25).  If you place an order during this time you will receive a 5% discount off your purchase. Delivery will take place December 2rd.  We will also have a few select items for immediate purchase.  If you would like to call in an order you can reach me at 231-855-4949. Thank you! Kevin Dethloff
 
            The December Caller News is due this Wednesday, November 21st by 2pm.  Your news helps to keep our church fellowship informed about the activities that are taking place.  Please place your article/news on Vickie’s desk, fax it to 737-3159, or email info@calvin-crc.org.  Don’t forget to include meeting dates/times. Thank you!
 
           Christmas Decorating!  Who enjoys decorating for Christmas, raiseyour hand!  Please join us next Sunday,November 25th at 4:00 pm as we decorate the church forChristmas.  The more the merrier.  All hands needed!
 
           Work is almost complete on the 2018 Sunday Morning Coffee Fellowship Schedule!  Taking two turns a year providing and serving after-worship treats is part of being a member of the Calvin family.  For those who are new, there are complete instructions on the bulletin board in the kitchen and you will be partnered with others who know the routine.  If you are unable to do this task (age,illness, etc.) or if you have dates you are not available, please let Vickie know this week by leaving her a note, calling the office 737-5207, or sending an email to info@calvin-crc.org. Thank you in advance for your service at Calvin Church.
 
           With the colder weather upon us, we would like to remind everyone that all CalvinMinistries cancellations will be posted to WZZM TV, WZZM13.com,WOOD TV, WOODTV.com and also on Facebook.
 
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           Double your Donation with the MCS Fall Match Drive...  The Muskegon Christian School Fall Match Drive has begun!  Thanks to a couple of generous donors, the first $30,000 we raise for tuition assistance will be matched up to a total of $60,000.  That means your gift can go twice as far!  To take advantage of these funds, make your check payable to MCS with "Match Drive" on the memo line and send it to Muskegon Christian School, 1220 Eastgate St, Muskegon, MI 49442 by December 31st .  Thank you for investing in our students!
 
           FAMILY FIRE is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families,and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com.  Subscribe for regular email updates and/or connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.
 
           Sign Up for Free Email Devotions for Advent 2018 - As people called to do justice in a world that belongs to God, we embody a "holy impatience" that both celebrates glimpses of the kingdom and eagerly yearns for what is to come. Join World Renew and the CRC Office of Social Justice this Advent season to explore "Holy Impatience" in a devotional series that features reflections from CRC ministries around the world.  A reflection will arrive in your email inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting December 3, 2018,through Christmas Day.  Go to crcna.org/advent to sign up today!                

    Be Still and Know That I Am God. Psalm 46:10
Women’s Retreat this week, November 8-10 in Holland, MI.
Join us for a time of retreat,rest, relaxation and renewal.  We will learn about being still, resting in God, experiencing His presence and reading Scripture with your hearts as well as your minds.  There will be time to be alone with God and time to be with other women who seek to know Him more intimately.  
Cost:  $85.  
Leaders:  Julie VanderMeulen & Pastor Jean LeMahieu.  
Make reservations by contacting Gail Kraft gkraft1946@gmail.com.  
Any questions, call Julie 231-740-8234. 

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          FAMILY FIRE is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting, in-laws, blended families,and intimacy. Find encouraging articles and devotions at familyfire.com.  Subscribe for regular email updates and/or connect with our Family Fire community on Facebook.
 
         Come to the Meeter Center's Statenbijbel Exhibit, thru November 12th, Hekman Library 4th floor,Calvin College.  See rare and unique Bibles in Dutch, English, and French, from the 16th to the 19th centuries.  Learn more about the Dutch translation authorized by the Synod of Dordt and first published in 1637.  The Center is open M-F from 8-noon and 1-5 PM. Phone 616-526-7041 for more information. Group tours by arrangement.
 
          Sign Up for Free Email Devotions for Advent 2018 - As people called to do justice in a world that belongs to God, we embody a "holy impatience" that both celebrates glimpses of the kingdom and eagerly yearns for what is to come. Join World Renew and the CRC Office of Social Justice this Advent season to explore "Holy Impatience" in a devotional series that features reflections from CRC ministries around the world.  A reflection will arrive in your email inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting December 3, 2018,through Christmas Day.  Go to crcna.org/advent to sign up today!                   

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