Next Sunday, July 1

Throughout Christian history martyrs have been revered - people who have embraced death rather than renounce their faith in Christ.  We sometimes wonder what we would do in that situation. Would we remain faithful to Jesus in the face of death? However the real question is far less dramatic: Will we remain faithful tomorrow in the normal course of life?  Next Sunday we will explore the many ways in which we can make a powerful statement of faith each day.

Summer Worship Service Time

During the summer our worship service will begin at 9:30AM and continue at that time through Labor Day Weekend.

This Week’s Offering is for Phil and Sarah

Phil and Sarah are living in Senegal, learning the language, and establishing relationships to help them share the good news.  Next week's offering is for Ministry Shares.

Bike and Ice Cream Event

ATTENTION BIKERS:  THIRD ANNUAL FCC BIKE AND ICE CREAM EVENT - Do you like to bike?  Do you like ice cream? If so, we would love to have you join us at Central Park in Spring Lake this afternoon, June 24, at 2PM with your bike for a ride to Norm’s ice cream shop in Fruitport (about 4 miles one way).  After our ice cream treat, some of us will head back to Central Park while others will continue on the bike path around Spring Lake (about 12 miles). For more info, contact Barb Mengebier at 520-403-4722.

Women’s Fellowship

Inviting all women and friends of FCC to beautiful North Shore beach pavilion Wednesday morning, June 27, at 9:00 until approximately 10:30 for coffee and fellowship.  Contact Jan Bross if you need a ride or for further information.

Serve Our Community on July 4

The Ferrysburg Beautification Committee has asked FCC to help with the games in Ferry Park after the parade on July 4.  This is a great opportunity to grow louder in God’s world by providing fun for kids. If you can help from about 11:30am-1:30pm, contact Pastor Nate or the church office.

Garden Flowers

We are blessed to have many different varieties of flowers blooming all summer long in our area.  If you have any cut flowers you’d like to share, please contact Robin Spicer and she will create bouquets for the sanctuary.

Men’s Softball Team

Your FCC men’s softball team plays next on Monday, June 25, at Mercury Park.  The game starts at 7:15PM. Come and cheer on the team!

Retired Men Coffee Hour

A group of men from FCC and the community meet for a cup of coffee every Wednesday morning at 9:00 in the church lobby.  Come and get to know some guys from your church family. Friends are welcome too!

Youth and Education

Happy Birthday

06/25  Emma Miller

06/25  Claudia Kingma

06/26  Jason Waldo

06/26  Lydia Roessing

S U M M I T  \\ B A S E C A M P

Our weekly meetings will resume in September, but we’ll still be getting together for fun and worship over the summer! Stay tuned for upcoming events!

Community Announcements

WMCS Job Opening

The West Michigan Christian School Collaborative is seeking applicants for the position of Chief Financial Officer.  The CFO would be responsible for working with each school in the collaborative, partnering with the principals to develop and achieve annual budgets, as well as help lay the groundwork for professionalization of the financial business responsibilities of each school. This is a part time (.6 FTE) position set to begin the fall of 2018.  Applicants should have a strong professional background in finance and a big heart for advancing Christian education. Interested parties should contact Dan DeKam, Collaborative Director, WMCS at or 231-773-3221.

From Calvin Theological Seminary

Join us July 30 - August 1 at Calvin Seminary for this year's Loving Your Neighbor Conference, where we will ask, from a variety of perspectives, “What Does ‘Loving Your Migrant, Immigrant and Refugee Neighbor’ Mean Today?” Hear from Dr. Paul Lin, professor at Vanderbilt Divinity School and this year's keynote, and a variety of other speakers whose ministries focus on migrants, immigrants, and refugees. We invite pastors, ministry leaders, and lay members to attend this conference. Registration is $100 if you sign up before July 1. Register at

Cook Stoves and Kitchens

Refugees are struggling to survive in the Rohingya refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. World Renew plans to provide community kitchens and cook stoves for hundreds of people and we need your help. Please donate $7 or more via our partner, One Day’s Wages, by July 3 to have your donation matched 1:1 for this critical emergency response. (You can opt out of all communications from One Day’s Wages.) Go to to give today.

Seeking Loving Host Families for YFU Exchange Students

Youth for Understanding (YFU) needs host families for high school exchange students for the 2018-19 school year.  Many students are excited to attend their host family’s religious services as often as they do. Sixteen-year-old Tina from Germany is very active in her school and community. To request more details or see more students visit  Many different kinds of families can host -- you don't need to have high school age kids -- just the ability to be a good parent for a high school student, and to open your heart to another child. Most students stay from August through June, though you can host for a shorter time.  The students bring their own spending money and health insurance and can share a room with a host sibling. Take a leap of faith! Host a YFU exchange student! For more information, contact Nicholas Paauwe at 616-808-1155 or npaauwe@yfu.orga. You can also visit to fill out an online application.

Summer Concerts:


Come early and eat dinner in our dining room for preferred seating.  Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are preferred. Concerts begin at 7 p.m.  For more information call 231-798-2161 or visit our website

  • Saturday, June 30 - Avalon   

Worship On the Waterfront

There is no cost, nor any tickets needed to attend W.O.W.  Check out our website Concerts begin at 7PM.  For more information call 616-842-6600.

  • June 24  Hawk Nelson - Their hits include Words, Drops in the Ocean, Diamonds, and Live Like You’re Loved

  • July 1 Jordan Feliz - Chart topping hits The River and Never too Far Gone

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds

  • Saturday, June 30 - Gary Matthews and the Christ Memorial Choir 7PM, chicken BBQ dinner available 4:30-6:30PM.


Door Greeters       

















June 24, 2018

Eric Christian and Chuck Gembis

Kevin & Tracey Knollinger

Mark & Sandy Benson,                      Greg DeWeerd

Steve Donselar


Kate Laughlin

Sharon Pell

Lori Houskamp and Ola Tornga


Phill Hallenbeck

Estella Kuiper


Ashley Knollinger

Elisabeth Bonnema


Sara Visker

Jenna Benson

July 1, 2018

Steve Olthoff and Mike Houskamp

Chris Holtrop and Cyndi McKinney

Al & Lynn DeYoung and             Rosemary VerHeul

Brian Meiste


Bethany Holtrop

Brenda Donselar

Bethany Holtrop and Sara Meiste


Lynn DeYoung

Sabin Tamang


Stacy Bonnema

Babita Tamang


Charla Proctor

Josie Aardema