Growing in Christ, Sharing His Love

Calvin Church Announcements, May 20, 2018

Future Offerings of the Day
May27 – Missionary ~ Holtrop       June 10 –Office of Social Justice   
June3 – Missionary ~ Kuiper          June 17– Family Promise
Unspecifiedoffering donations will be placed in the General Fund.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
              Next Sunday’s scripture reading:  1 Timothy 6: 17-19, Malachi 3:10
             The following people will appear on the Ballot for Elders and Deacons on May 27, 2018. 
Elders:  Jim Bos, Linda Bos, Stan Heeres, Ted Hewitt,Bruce Hoffman, Tim Jansen, Phil Marcil, MaryAnn Mellema, Jim Meyers, BillSchneider, Cornie VanTol, Jerry VanWoerkom, Cheryl Veldman, Paul Wilson.
Deacons:  Meredith Best, Ruth Boomer, Woody Brown, BarbHoffman, Jeff Hopkins, Tim Jansen, MaryAnn Mellema, Henriet Meyers, Char Reed,Kristi Rop, Jan VanHouten, Cheryl Veldman, Fran Weaver, Kurt Wolffis.
      We will be voting for three Deacons and four Elders on Sunday, May 27th with the top six Deacons and eight Elders going into the drawing. On June 3rd, during the Congregational Meeting following the service, we will draw three Deacons and three Elders by lot who will serve on the Council for the next three years. Also, we will draw one more Elder for a two year term due to a resignation.
            As graduation time approaches, if you will need to borrow tables and chairs, please contact the church office 231-737-5207 to reserve.  Thank you!     

      This year’s Baby Bottle Blessing begins today!  By simply filling a bottle with change,bills, or checks you will be helping to change lives and save lives.  Please pick a bottle in the narthex and return it by next Sunday, May 27th.  Your support allows Muskegon Pregnancy Services to provide FREE services for the community.  “Your change…will help bring change!”  Thank you in advance!
Yourdonation helps with:
            $15= four babies with diapers
            $30 = pregnancy test and advocacy for one client
            $70 = STD test and treatment for one client
            $75 = youth prevention presentation
            $150 = an ultrasound for one client
            $200 = a new crib, mattress and car seat   

       High School Youth Group meets tonight at 6:00 pm. This will be our final regular meeting for the school year.
            Youth Group Summer Schedule begins on June 3rd! Schedules are available at the Welcome Center!
            MERGE – our college/young adult group meets from 6 - 8 pm in the Fireside Room tonight.  Join us and bring a friend along!
            Activity Tote Bags are now available for kids during the worship service and are located in the narthex.  Feel free to grab one as you head into worship.  Please return the totes after the service.
            Children’s Messages will begin next Sunday, May 27th and run throughout the summer during our morning worship.  Our little ones enjoy this special time during the service just for them.  If you are willing to share a story with our children, please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board by the drinking fountain.
            The 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.
            Hearts & Hands would like to restart the ministry of providing meals to members of Calvin Church who might need some help.  There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex today if you are willing to occasionally provide a meal for a church member.  Please make sure you include the best way to contact you. Thanks so much for participating. If you have questions, please contact Rosemary Datema at 231-519-2006.
            Don’t miss out!  If you have not gotten your photo taken for the pictorial directory, please make plans to do so on Sunday, June 3rd,before or after worship.  This will be your last opportunity this year to have your photos included in our directory.  If you haven’t downloaded the app yet, what are you waiting for?  Make sure you give it a try.  It’s pretty awesome!  Instructions are at the Welcome Center or call the church office if you are having difficulties.
Requested Announcements          
             A service project through Western Michigan Christian High School is being headed up by Cam Beisel.  He is asking for donations of Bibles, motivational books and cosmetic items (t-shirts, socks,toothbrushes, etc.) which will go to prisoners through Forgotten Man Ministries.  A shopping cart will be available in the narthex through May 29th if you feel you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause.  If you have questions, please see Cam.
            Muskegon Christian School SpringMatch Drive Update: Thank you to those who have already given to our Spring MatchDrive.  We are only $12,000 short of our goal!  To help us takeadvantage of the remaining match funds and raise $30,000 by June 1st,please send in your check marked "AFD" to Muskegon ChristianSchool.  Thank you for supporting Christian education in Muskegon.
            Synod 2018 - The CRC Synod and the RCAGeneral Synod will hold joint meetings on the campus of Calvin Collegebeginning on June 7.  All area CRCmembers are invited to join the delegates from the two synods for "All forthe Sake of the Gospel" — a Community-wide worship service on Sunday, June10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship, 2300 PlymouthAve. SE, Grand Rapids.  Dr. Ajoy KumarLama, the Words of Hope and Back to God Ministries International director forSouth Asia, will provide the message based on 1 Corinthians 9:22-23.
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            SHARE YOUR PHOTOS - Do you enjoy taking pictures and have an eye for a great photo?  Each Friday, we post a photo with Bible text on the CRCNA Facebook page.  We’d love to feature your photos!  Landscapes and nature close-ups are especially welcome. We can only use photos that you took,or to which you own the rights, and you need to have the permission of anyone who appears in the photo.  Send photos,along with your name and your church name, to!

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