CALVIN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH

Growing in Christ, Sharing His Love

Calvin Church Announcements, October 7, 2018

Future Offerings of the Day
Oct 14 – Christian Education         Oct 28 –Resonate Global Mission  
Oct 21 – Disability Concerns          Nov 4 –World Renew-World Hunger
Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
 
            Next Sunday we will start a new series, "In the Dust of the Rabbi".  The scripture reading will be Mark 1:16-20
 
            October is Pastor Appreciation Month…We will celebrate Pastor Mark on October 21st with a cake after the worship service.  There is also a basket at the Welcome Center for cards for Pastor Mark, Brian & Joni.  Please consider dropping a note of appreciation to our amazing staff.
 
            Bell Choir Rehearsal – Thursday,October 11th at 5:45 pm.
 
          Family Faith Formation Tip:  Involve kids in the practice of hospitality as often as possible.  When you’re expecting a guest,invite them to help prepare and serve food, choose flowers for the table,create place cards, and brainstorm conversation ideas or sightseeing destinations.  Encourage them to help you create a home where all are welcome.
 
Student Ministries Announcements...                                                                                                                                                                        
           High School Youth Group meets tonight at 6:00pm.  Middle School Youth Group meets on Wednesday.   Come join us and invite your friends!
 
           MERGE – our college/young adult group is kicking-off another year tonight from 6 - 8 pm.  We meet in the Fireside Room.  Join us and bring a friend along!
           
          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.
 
          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 6:00pm for $2/person.
 
           Are you interested in what it means to be a member at Calvin, or Profession of Faith, or Baptism?  If so, Pastor Mark will be offering a New Member Class on October 14 & 21 after the worship service.  Please sign-up at the Welcome Center if you are interested. 
 
           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.
 
           Be Still and Know That I Am God. Psalm 46:10.  Women’s Retreat on 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
Send payment to Gail Kraft, 3036 Jamestown Lane, Fruitport, MI. 49415. 
Any questions, call Julie 231-740-8234.
 
            You are invited to a Camping Potluck at 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 6th at Hoffmaster, site #130 & 132.  Bring a dish to pass, your table service and beverage.  There will be a campfire if you want to roast a hotdog.  Hope to see you there!
 
Requested Announcements          
 
            Christian Care needs your help!  Residents need help playing games such as Bingo, Bunco, and Uno, due to vision and hearing challenges.    Help is also needed with setting bowling pins or helping residents to bowl. Residents also need assistance with Special Events and Parties, playing Cribbage, and Men’s Group and visits.  We also need Bingo prizes such as jewelry, knick-knacks, lotion, body wash, and other items.  Please contact Linda Ferguson,231-777-3494 x132 if you can help in any way. 

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