This Week’s Church and Community News
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.
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.
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.calvinseminary.edu/neighbor.
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 onedayswages.com/worldrenew 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 atwww.yfuusa.org/meetstudents. 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 email@example.com. You can also visit www.yfu-usa.org to fill out an online application.
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 www.vacationwithpurpose.org.
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 www.worshiponthewaterfront.org. 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.
June 24, 2018
Eric Christian and Chuck Gembis
Kevin & Tracey Knollinger
Mark & Sandy Benson, Greg DeWeerd
Lori Houskamp and Ola Tornga
July 1, 2018
Steve Olthoff and Mike Houskamp
Chris Holtrop and Cyndi McKinney
Al & Lynn DeYoung and Rosemary VerHeul
Bethany Holtrop and Sara Meiste