Growing in Christ, Sharing His Love

CALVIN CHURCH Announcements September 17, 2017

Future Offerings of the Day

Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.

Next Sunday’s scripture will be Jonah 1: 17-ch2.

Mark would love to get to know you over these next couple of months. Each Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 am he will be in the Fireside Room and would love to connect, fellowship, and get to know anyone from our church and community who would like to come. No agenda or formal meeting, just time to enjoy company and connect with each other. We will start this Wednesday. Coffee will be served, if any one would like to bring a light refreshment to share please feel free, but do not feel that you need to.

Hey bell ringers, we will be starting the season with our 1st Bell Choir rehearsal on Thursday, September 21st @ 6 pm.

Student Ministries Announcement

High School Youth Group meets tonight at 6:00 pm. See you there!

Middle School Youth Group meets this Wednesday at 6:30 pm. See you then!

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

Wednesday's at Calvin Church 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 11:30am to 12:15pm downstairs in a classroom off the south hallway. We are studying Paul’s letter to Titus. Get some refreshments in the Family Life Center and then join us for an in depth study of this short letter.

Your October Caller News is due Thursday, September 21st. Please place your article/news on Vickie’s desk, fax it to 737-3159, or email Thank you!

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.

Midweek Bible Study will begin Thursday, September 28th at 1:00 pm in the Fireside Room. We will begin a study of The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew chapters 5-7.

Attention Widows & Single Ladies: You are invited to a Luncheon at the Lake House on Friday, September 22nd at 12:00 noon. Please RSVP to Myrna Johnson 231-759-4315 on or before September 20th. Hope to see you there!

To everyone involved in the Prayer Partner Ministry, you are invited to a Luncheon to meet your prayer partner on Sunday, October 8. Sub sandwiches will be provided, please bring a salad or dessert to share. Your invitation is in your mailbox. Please RSVP by October 1st. Questions? Contact Henriet Meyers at 231-740-2578.

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

Church Council is looking for four to six more people to assist with monthly Communion set-up. Responsibilities include prepara-tion of the elements prior to Communion service and help with clean-up after the service. Communion is typically celebrated the first Sunday of every month. Please contact Mike Prince or Dave Mellema if you are interested.

Requested Announcements

The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Dr., Grand Haven, has a great fall camping opportunity. If you would like to come and camp/work we still have spots open for our Senior Serve Week, September 26-29. This is a work bee with a twist! While a lot of end of summer work gets accomplished this week we also have Bible Study, meals together, and evening programs. Give us a call at 616-842-4478 to make your reservation.

Muskegon Pregnancy Services invites you to our Annual Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday, October 3rd at Fricano’s Muskegon Lake. The Guest Speaker will be Star Parker, founder of Coalition on Urban Affairs. Visit or call 231-726-2677 to reserve a table! See MaryAnn Mellema if you have questions.


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 as we begin our 25th year.

Midweek Bible Study will begin on Thursday, September 21st. We are studying Matthew 5-7, The Sermon on the Mount. Paul Wilson leads the study/discussion. We invite you to participate, ask questions or listen and learn. We meet in the Fireside Room on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 1:00 pm. Everyone is welcome!

Continuing SERVE When he volunteered to help with the work of SERVE, Dick Kraft said he had one problem with SERVE: What about the other 51 weeks of the year? In response we are putting together a group of retirees to volunteer with Community enCompass’ program of house rehabilitation and other projects. You need not have any construction skills to join. The property manager for Community enCompass (CenC) says she can teach anyone the skills that they need for this job. We envision working 1 or 2 days (or part days, probably Monday and/or Wednesday) per week. If you are interested contact Ric Scott or Paul Wilson.

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If you have a ‘need’ or a ‘deed’ to post on our Needs & Deeds bulletin board, please fill out a form at the Welcome Center and leave in the basket or see Vickie in the office. We are asking that all requests be directed through the church office. Then we will be placing them onto the bulletin board. Your help may come in the way of volunteering, but we are not necessarily asking for free help if you feel you would like some monetary payment for your service (see $$$). Some examples of ‘needs’ or ‘deeds’ are babysitting, yardwork, light construction, dog walking, grocery shopping the list is endless All ages are encouraged to participate.


Activity Tote Bags are 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.

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