Growing in Christ, Sharing His Love

Calvin Church Announcements, January 20, 2019

Offerings of the Day
Today– Family Promise:  Providing food and shelter to homeless families in the area.
Jan 27 – Cadet Corps
Feb 3 – MAD Ministries
Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.
                Next Sunday’s Scripture readings:  Joshua 3 & 4
                This morning, please give a warm welcome to the following new members:
Mary Forton, Marcia Hoekstra, Doug & Pam LaFayette, Dave & Robin Semelbauer, Justin Wilson. 

          Hearts & Hands has placed 17 Valentine gift bags in the Narthex.  GEMS girls have decorated the bags for us.   We are asking our church family to help us fill the bags to be given to our "Special Friends" for Valentine's Day.  You will find a short list of suggestions of small items in your mailbox, but any ideas you have will be perfect.  Thanks for helping us with this project.

               The February Caller News is due this Thursday 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  Don’t forget to include meeting dates/times. Thank you! 

         High School Youth Group meets tonight at 6:00 pm.  Middle School Youth Group meets this Wednesday at 6:30 pm.  See you there!
              Calvin Student Ministries Ski & Snowboard Night…  On Friday, February 1st, we’ll meet at church at 4pm.  We’ll return to church at 10:30 pm.  Cost:  $15 for lift ticket, $19 for rental, $8 for helmet.  We will be traveling to Cannonsburg in Grand Rapids for the evening.  Bring money for snacks or pack snacks and food for the evening.  If you have questions, see Brian!
              High School Retreat is February 22 - 24.  We will be staying in Cadillac and will have options to ski/snowboard or go to Traverse City on Saturday.  See Brian for more info!
              MERGE – our college/young adult group meets from 6 - 8 pm in the Fireside Room tonight.  Join us and bring a friend along!
              If you are interested in going on SERVE to Virginia this summer (July 27 – August 3), we will have a meeting for you and your parents on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10th at 5pm in the Fireside Room.  We have 12 spots available on a first come, first served basis.  See Brian if you have any questions.

       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.
            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.
            On Wednesday, January 30th we will host another Family Game Night!  We will provide hot dogs, chips, and soda. Bring a dish to pass.  There will be a variety of activities and games for the entire family!  We’ll meet at 6:30 – 8:00 pm in the Family Life Center.  Note: we will not have regular kids programs – only activities for the entire family.
            With the colder weather upon us, we would like to remind everyone that all Calvin Ministries cancellations will be posted to WZZM TV,, WOOD TV, WOODTV.comand also on Facebook.
            We are cleaning house… On Thursday,January 24th we will be going through and organizing the storage room downstairs.  If your ministry is storing items down there, please make a point to be here that day between 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.  If you are not able to make it that day, please set up a time to meet with Mike before this date.  Thank you for your help!
            Mark your calendar… Souper Bowl Sunday is February 3rd!  Join us for worship in the Family Life Center and make sure to bring your most wonderful soup to church that morning as we enjoy a festive day together.  Bread and crackers will be provided.  Coffee Fellowship cookies will be used as the finishing touch.
            We have so many new faces at Calvin that it is time we all start wearing  our name tags again.  If you have lost yours or are new to Calvin and need one, please sign the list in the office and Vickie will put it in your mailbox soon. 
            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.

            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.
            FYI Snowbirds!  If you are heading to warmer climates soon and you would like to stay in the loop here at Calvin (nominations, budget,etc.), let Vickie in the office know and she will add you to the email list to keep you informed over the winter.
            The 2019 Church Directory (not pictorial) will be published in February.  If you have changes for the new directory(address, phone, email, etc.), please let Vickie know by leaving a note in the office or giving her a call at 231-737-5207. All changes must be received by Wednesday, February 13th.
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             Right to Life of Muskegon County has placed 5 billboards throughout the county.  The theme this year is ‘adoption instead of abortion’.  A sample is on the bulletin board above the drinking fountain.  If you would like to contribute to this campaign, MaryAnn Mellema will be collecting donations today. 
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          Love INC is looking for volunteers who have simple home repairs skills to teach valuable everyday home repair skills to our Neighbors.  If you know of anyone please have them contact Melissa at Love INC 231-773-3448 ext. 230.

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