Next Sunday, August 19

The power of Christian community is seen most clearly when we come together to serve.  There is something exponential about Spirit-filled people coming together to announce God’s kingdom in word and action.  Next Sunday we will explore this phenomenon. We will also celebrate communion.

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 World Renew

World Renew's Disaster Response Services shows God’s love and brings hope to disaster-affected communities in North America by restoring the homes and lives of those who are most vulnerable. Next week’s offering is for Ministry Shares.

Church Luncheon - August 12

Plan to stick around after the service this Sunday, August 12 to enjoy a brunch with your church family!

Congratulations, Gerrit and Ruth Koedoot!

Gerrit and Ruth Koedoot will celebrate 60 years of marriage on August 19.  In honor of their anniversary, they will provide cake for dessert today at our luncheon.  Way to go, Gerrit and Ruth!

September 9 Concert

Ferrysburg Community Church Youth Group is presenting a concert featuring John Mulder and the Down
East Boys from Reidsville, NC! Join us September 9 at 6PM at FCC.  Please come out and support our Youth Group! There will be product tables for both artists along with a baked goods table for the Youth Group. For further information, please call the church at 616-842-3880 or the Schaaf’s at 231-206-2964.

Online Giving

You can now give securely to God’s work at FCC online.  Go to our website - - and click on “GIVE.”  If you need help or have questions, contact the church office. A full church app for mobile devices will be available later this summer.

Service Opportunity - American House/Oak Crest Worship

For many years FCC has led a short worship service at American House senior center on 174th Avenue.  We are looking for people to help schedule or lead these services. They consist of a couple of songs and a devotional reading or meditation.  The service is on the second Sunday of each month. Contact the church office or Cyndi McKinney if you are interested.

Kayak Outing

If you are interested in kayaking on Spring Lake Lloyd’s bayou and/or Spring Lake, please contact Jan Bross, or call with home phone number 616/842-8201.  Please let me know if you need a kayak, have your own kayak, or have any extra kayaks. We will be kayaking in the morning on Tuesday, August 14.


LifeGroups meet 2-4 times each month to grow closer to God, grow deeper in God’s family, and grow louder in God’s world through studies, fun, and service.  We’ll be looking at LifeGroups this month. For more information, go to

Men’s 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

08/13  Ellis Roessing

08/15  Olivia Kuiper

08/17  Eric Geschiere

S U M M I T  \\ B A S E C A M P

  • Stay tuned for info on the back to school parties!

Community Announcements

Crop Hunger Walk Meeting

You’re invited to join us Monday, August 13, at 7PM at Hope Church on Mercury Drive.  We will be: reviewing the walk information, handling your questions, getting you the walk recruitment materials including the new walker envelopes.

Caregiver Needed

Grand Haven Christian School Caregiver needed. Pay is $10.00/hour from 2:30-5:30PM each weekday. Email for more information. Requirements: 19 years old+ and high school degree or GED.

 Cran-Hill Senior Fall Dinners

For senior adults looking for some Fall fun at Cran-Hill join us October 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 or 25!  We will serve a delicious family style four course meal, paired with live entertainment. Cost is $20 per person, and only $15 for groups of 20 or more. Tickets are non-refundable. Visit or call our office at 231.796.7669 today!

Operation Christmas Child

It’s that time of year to stock up on school supplies for your Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!
Take advantage of the back-to-school sales now and you’ll be all ready to pack your boxes in November. We are hoping to reach another 11 million children with the Good News of the Gospel this year.  Thanks for packing, praying and supporting Operation Christmas Child!

Calvin College Bible Study

This fall Calvin College will be using a book by CRC Pastor Sam Gutierrez titled “The Jesus Questions,” which looks at the questions Jesus asks in the gospels. The study is accessible, thought-provoking, and enables participants to hear from Jesus in a fresh way. The book is only available on Amazon.

Disability Concerns

Disability Ministry Training Day - Friday, September 28, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Prince Conference Center in  Grand Rapids. More than 50 percent of people over age 75 live with disabilities. Hear Bill Gaventa and a panel of church leaders share best practices for engaging older adults in worship. Register by September 12 at

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 7PM.  For more information call 231-798-2161 or visit our website

  • August 11 - Theater for the Thirsty

  • August 18 - Ernie Haase & Signature Sound  

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.

  • August 12 Hark Up - talented group of local musicians

  • August 19 - Tim Timmons - a worship leader, songwriter and artist

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds

  • Saturday, August 18 - The Hope Heralds, 7PM, swiss steak dinner available 5:00-6:30PM



Door Greeters       


















August 19, 2018

Steve Olthoff and Mike Houskamp

Chris Holtrop and Cyndi McKinney

Al & Lynn DeYoung,                                       Rosemary VerHeul

Brian Meiste


Judy Wierenga

McKayla Holtrop

Bethany Holtrop and Sara Meiste


Phill Hallenbeck

Emma Miller


Pam Billmeier

Jason Waldo


Lori Houskamp

Madi Miller

August 26, 2018

Jim & Grace DePrekel

Steve Baker and Barb Mengebier

Norm & Sandie Heerema,                               Jim & Maartje Niewenhuis

Dave Bennink


Bethany Holtrop

Jenna Houskamp

Kris Grek and Lauren Visser


Erica Ippel

Renee Geschiere


Stacy Bonnema

Eve Geschiere


Michelle Boersma

Eric Geschiere