OUR FLOWERS this morning are in celebration of George and Susan's 52nd wedding anniversary. Congratulations!
NKPC FISHING CONTEST UPDATE:
Chet is currently in the lead in Adult Division with a huge pumpkinseed entry. Morgen is currently in the lead in Youth Division with an 18 inch largemouth bass. Check out the photos in Fellowship Hall. What can you enter to compete? Remember to take a photo of your fish next to a tape measure and send the photo to Pastor Karen to enter the contest.
2019 Summer Sermon Series “Questions from The Congregation”
Aug. 18th: Are there Modern Prophets?
Aug. 25th: Pastor Karen off. Taking Elisa to MTU. Brian Beecher leads worship.
Sept. 1: What is "Just War" Theology?
J.O.Y. Bicycle Ministry Summer 2019 Schedule
September 7th, Sunday. 1:00 pm Millennium Park
September 28th Saturday. 9:00 am Musketawa Trail
(Please see the flyer for details.)
SAFE HAVEN MINISTRIES: The Mission Committee is sponsoring a “reverse offering” for Safe Haven again this August. Wish List Items include: Bleach Pods, Sponges, Dishwasher Pods, Swiffer Mop Pads, Brooms and Dustpans, Pregnancy Tests, Hair Brushes, Twin XL Mattress Covers, Disinfecting Wipes, Black Pepper Spice, Potatoes/ Instant Mash Potatoes, AAA Batteries, Diapers Size 4, Baby Wash, Clorox Wipes. We will have a collection box out for the month of August and deliver donations at the end of August. Safe Haven Ministries provides shelter and support for abused women and children in our area. Safe Haven Ministries’ residential and non-residential services are available to women and their children who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic abuse. They serve all women equally regardless of age, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic status. Please support this worthy cause as you are able. Many thanks, The Mission Committee.
GRCC CAMPUS MINISTERY The Listening Post is beginning its fifth year of compassionate, non-judgmental listening on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College. Volunteers work as part of a team, with training and a flexible volunteer schedule and free parking. (you do not need to commit to every week!) The Listening Post needs volunteers on Tuesdays from 11 am- 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm- 2 pm beginning August 27 through Nov 26. For more information contact Nancy Janisch, 616-821-0351, firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR FAMILY PROMISE: Our congregational friends, Bostwick Lake Congregational UCC are hosting a benefit concert today, August 11th, 2019 from Noon until 3:30 p.m. The band is Lake Effect from Grand Rapids covering songs from many different genres of music. All donations and funds from the food sales (Hamburgers, hotdogs, brats, garden burgers, chips, drinks and desserts) go toward funding Family Promise in Northern Kent County. Bring your lawn chairs, and your appetites for good food and music for a good cause!
NORTH KENT CONNECT Note from NKC. “We are so thankful for your recent donation of food items to our pantry. Many families have been blessed by gift. Thank you so much!”
GIANT ANNUAL CHURCH SECOND BEST SALE: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is holding its giant annual Second Best Sale on Friday, August 16, from 9 am to 4 pm, and Saturday, August 17, from 9 am to 2 pm. Friday 8-9 am only: $5 "Early Bird Admission." Free admission after 9 am. We have something for everyone! +4 rooms of gently used treasures. Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont, MI 49306 (corner of Post and Pine Island drives, just west of US Route 131 exit in Belmont). More information can be found at www.holyspiritbelmont.org
WE HOST OUR FIRST FAMILY PROMISE GUESTS the WEEK of 11/24/19
--THIS IS THANKSGIVING WEEK---
Many of our guests may have plans for Thanksgiving weekend. Some perhaps will not. NKPC is planning a Thanksgiving dinner. Details soon.
This Week of August 11, 2019 through August 18, 2019
Sunday August 11
10:00 am: Traditional Sunday Service
Monday August 12
10:30 am: Free Play GroupFree Play Group
7:00 pm: Boy Scouts
7:00 pm: Facilities and Stewardship
Tuesday August 13
7:30 am: Men’s Breakfast Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.
7:00 pm: Women's AA
Wednesday August 14
8:00 am: Women’s Breakfast Russ’s 3966 Plainfield Ave.
7:00 pm: AA
Thursday August 15
7:00 pm: AA Step Workbook Group
Friday August 16
9:00 am: Morning AA
Saturday August 17
Next Sunday August 18
10:00 am: Traditional Sunday Service
FAMILY PROMISE VOLUNTEER TRAINING DATES
Hillcrest: 5994 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs
1st Congregational: 192 E. Bridge St Rockford
Mamrelund Lutheran: 4085 Lutheran Church Rd
Sparta Baptist: 28 S. State St. Sparta
Peace Lutheran: 1225 12 Mile rd. Sparta
Bella Vista: 5100 Belding Rd NE Rockford