Annual Reports It is time to prepare for our annual congregational meeting. Please have your annual report into the church office by Tuesday, January 17. The reports should be emailed as an attachment using size 12 font and type face of Calibri. Please do not use special characters, bullet pointers, etc. just plain text and paragraphs as the individual reports will be combined with the others into a single document for printing.
If unable to email the report, place a typed copy of your report in the Office Managers box in the Communication room by Wednesday, January 11. The meeting date will be set by Session at its next meeting.
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.
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. Thanks for all your help, Cindy
Follow Your Box – Lookup
CE for Children committee is in need of 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 Rev. 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 January 1, 2017 through January 8, 2017
DAY TIME EVENT
Sunday 1 10:45 am Worship Service
Tuesday 3 7:30 am Men's Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.)
7:00 pm Women's AA
Wednesday 4 8:00 am Women's Breakfast (Russ's 3966 Plainfield, NE)
7:00 pm AA
Friday 6 9:00 am Morning AA
Next Sunday 8 9:30 am Discussion Group "Living the Questions"
10:45 am Worship Service