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. 11th: What about Hell? Is God Vengeful like in the Old Testament?
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
August 10th, Saturday. 8:00 am Fred Meijer Trail.
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.
FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR FAMILY PROMISE: Our congregational friends, Bostwick Lake Congregational UCC are hosting a benefit concert on Sunday, 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!
FAMILY PROMISE: Mark your calendars! We are tentatively scheduled for our first Family Promise guests the week of November 10th, 2019. Opportunities for volunteer training will occur August, September, and October. Watch for more details coming soon to the NKPC yellow pages!
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
This Week of August 04, 2019 through August 11, 2019
Sunday August 4
10:00 am: Traditional Sunday Service
11:00 am: Deacons Meeting
Monday August 5
10:30 am: Free Play Group
7:00 pm: Boy Scouts
Tuesday August 6
7:30 am: Men’s Breakfast Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.
7:00 pm: Women's AA
Wednesday August 7
8:00 am: Women’s Breakfast Russ’s 3966 Plainfield Ave.
7:00 pm: AA
Thursday August 8
7:00 pm: AA Step Workbook Group
Friday August 9
9:00 am: Morning AA
Saturday August 10
Next Sunday August 11
10:00 am: Traditional Sunday Service
Pastor Karen will be on vacation and out of town, July 30th - August 5th. If you are in need of pastoral care, please call: Rev. Tom Lawton: 616-874-7045; Rev. Laurie Ten Have-Chapman: 616 866-2412; or Rev. Helen Havlik: 616 363-6864. Thank you for this time of rest and recuperation!