This Week’s Church and Community News
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.
You can now give securely to God’s work at FCC online. Go to our website - ferrysburgchurch.com - 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.
If you are interested in kayaking on Spring Lake Lloyd’s bayou and/or Spring Lake, please contact Jan Bross, email@example.com 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 ferrysburgchurch.com/lifegroups.
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
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!
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.
Grand Haven Christian School Caregiver needed. Pay is $10.00/hour from 2:30-5:30PM each weekday. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.cranhillranch.com/fall-dinners 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 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 bit.ly/disabilityconference2018.
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 www.vacationwithpurpose.org.
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 www.worshiponthewaterfront.org. 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
August 19, 2018
Steve Olthoff and Mike Houskamp
Chris Holtrop and Cyndi McKinney
Al & Lynn DeYoung, Rosemary VerHeul
Bethany Holtrop and Sara Meiste
August 26, 2018
Jim & Grace DePrekel
Steve Baker and Barb Mengebier
Norm & Sandie Heerema, Jim & Maartje Niewenhuis
Kris Grek and Lauren Visser