Choir Practice. A reminder that the choir should gather this Saturday at 7:10 pm for a practice and again on Sunday at 10:10 am.
Cookie Walk Results. This years’ event generated net profit of $1111.47. A special thank you to the organizers of this event and the bakers for donating the delicious cookies.
Flower Chart and envelopes. The 2017 flower chart has be posted. The cost is still $20 to dedicate a memorial or celebrate an event by providing flowers for our sanctuary.
Children Sunday School. There will be no Sunday School during church for the children on 1/1/2017. Thanks to the teachers for your good work!
Field Trip Bible Scholar Opportunity. The Royal Revolution: Fresh Perspectives on the Cross. Jan 24th, the world renowned theologian N.T. Wright will be speaking at the January Series at Calvin College. The Tuesday Joy Bible Study is coordinating a field trip.
Free Devotion Books! The adult education team has purchased some Presbyterian daily devotional books, These Days, to assist you in your daily spiritual walk with Christ. Please take one from the lobby table or pass one on to someone who needs comfort!
A Sign, A Name Marketing team has determined that we do need a new Church sign out front this spring. But there is a serious question being asked about considering a name change for our church. If you have strong feelings FOR a name change, please tell Pastor Karen why you want to change it and what you think the new name should be. If you have strong feelings about KEEPING our name, please also email her about that also. The deadline for official suggestions and opinions is January 8th. This is your chance to definitively speak to this question once and for all, so please prayerfully consider it!
Pastor Karen' email is Pastor.firstname.lastname@example.org Cell phone is 616-644-5122. Her office hours are Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 3 pm. Contact her for lunch or coffee.
CHALLENGE FOR NEW HYMNALS! Our distinguished Music Director has issued a challenge to those who have not purchased one of the new hymnals. Between now and the end of the year, he will match up to 24 new purchases. This matches the number of faithful participants in the Hand Bell and Chancel Choirs.
Mission dates to remember:
Gently used clothing…………………........................due 1-9-17
Operation Christmas Child Boxes are on their way to Africa, Zambia and Madagascar! Our tracking code is EZ8571638.
Follow Your Box – Lookup
CE for Children committee is looking for another Sunday School teacher. The teachers rotate as leaders for children’s time during our Sunday Services using the ‘user friendly’ materials “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”. If you feel called to help with this program, please contact Karen Fitz La Barge.
The CE for Children committee is setting up a worship center in the classroom. We are looking for a small table, about the size of a bedside table. If you have one to donate, contact the church office or Sue Rabick.
2017 Envelopes are ready for pick up on a table in the Narthex. Thank you!
Greenwood Ministries Association Motion is Approved by Presbytery!
On Tuesday, December 6th, the Presbytery of Lake Michigan approved the motion to lease the Camp Greenwood property to the Greenwood Ministries Association for two years as this new nonprofit administers camp and creates exciting new ministries there. Over $106,000 has been pledged already to this new organization, and the summer camps for 2017 are now online and taking reservations! Just go to CampGreenwood.org to check it out!
This Week of December 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017
DAY TIME Event
Sunday 25 10:45 am Worship Service
Monday 26 10:30 am Moms and Munchkins
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday 27 7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday 28 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (Russ's 3966
Plainfield Ave. NE)
7:00 pm AA
Friday 30 9:00 am Morning AA
Sunday 01 10:45 am Worship Service
Pastor Karen will be on vacation from December 26th - January 1st. However she will be in Michigan and available for pastoral emergencies.