Growing in Christ, Sharing His Love

Announcements - August 20, 2017

Future Offerings of the Day

Aug 27 – Family Promise                    Sept 10 – Christian Education

Sept 3 – Crossroads Ministries          Sept. 17 – CRC World Missions

Unspecified offering donations will be placed in the General Fund.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Next Sunday we will be worshiping in the Family Life Center and the scripture will be Matthew 14:22-33.

Please take a moment to get/wear your name tag from your mailbox.  We are asking everyone that attends worship during the month of August (and possibly beyond) to wear your name tag.  This will help the Milkamps in getting to know us.  Please remember to return it to your mailbox before you leave, so it will be available to wear next Sunday.  Parents:  If you have children that you would like to have a nametag, please add their name to the list in the office. 

Mark would love to get to know you over these next few months.  Each Wednesday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. 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. 

Your Family Visiting Team letter is available in your mailbox.  Please put it in a safe place so it can be referred to throughout the year.

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.  J            

Your September Caller News is due this Thursday, August 24th by 2:00 pm.  Your news helps to keep our church fellowship informed about the activities that are taking place and they love to hear about it.  Please place your article/news on Vickie’s desk, fax it to 231-737-3159, or email  Thank you!

Student Ministries Announcement                                                                                                                                                                        

High School Youth Group fall schedule will beginon Sunday, September 10th.

Middle School Youth Group fall schedule will begin on Wednesday, September 13th.

We’re getting ready for another great year… Come join us and invite your friends!


Activity Tote Bags are available for kids during the summer worship services and are located in the narthex.  Feel free to grab one as you head into worship.  Please return the totes after the service.

We love our neighbors and our neighbors have lots to share with our community.  Join us September 5th and 7th at church at 6:30 pm where will be going out and loving our neighbors by hosting a food drive.   On Tuesday, September 5th we will be going door to door and handing out empty food bags along with some information about our church.  On Thursday, September 7th we will be returning to collect food that has been donated.  All food will be donated to Love INC.  Please join us in this creative way to connect with new neighbors and also serve our community.  


Requested Announcements

Did you know you can personally make an eternal difference in the life of someone in Africa?  You’ll have an opportunity to do so at the retreat hosted by Bible League International Volunteers on September 7 at the Friendship Christian Reformed Church in Byron Center.  This is truly a retreat with a reason…you are refreshed while providing Bibles for Africa through your offering.  Kendra Smiley hosts a daily radio show, Live Life Intentionally, heard on over 350 stations, and is our featured speaker for the day.  The day will close with a banquet and evening concert by Scott Griffin and Burt Kettinger, who both have used their musical talent with Moody bible Institute.  Invite friends and family to come along and experience this amazing day!  Men are encouraged to join us for the day as well.  See Cheryl Veldman for more information.

Tonight, Worship On the Waterfront 2017 welcomes Citizen Way to the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Citizen Way’s songs sport pop-rock influences, infectious lyrics and create ambitious new sound from the trio composed of Ben and Josh Calhoun and David Blascoe.  Some of their top hits are “Bulletproof”, and “I Will.”  There is no cost, nor any tickets needed to attend W.O.W.  A free will offering will be taken.  Check out our web site  Any questions?  Call: (616) 842-6600.

The Christian Reformed Conference Grounds, 12253 Lakeshore Dr., Grand Haven, is excited to welcome The Allen Family, in concert on Saturday, August 26.  We hope you will come on out and enjoy the music and message of this nationally known family who live on their bus 365 days a year as they go from place to place spreading the gospel message through song. The doors to the Worship Center will open at 6 pm, the concert will begin at 7 pm.  No tickets are needed for any of our summer concerts however a free-will offering will be taken to help offset our music ministry.  Be sure and come early and enjoy a delicious Baked Chicken dinner!  Your dinner will be complete with sides and a beverage served in the Sunshine Room from 5-6:30 pm. To find out more about our summer concerts go to and click on the summer activities tab.

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