This Week’s Church and Community News
Next Sunday, February 24
Our GEMS Girls Club has been learning that God blesses us so that we can be a blessing to others. Next Sunday we will explore this concept as the GEMS share their ministry with us. Our message will also look at the topic as Jesus describes it in Mark 4:21-25.
This Week’s Offering is for the Gideons
The Gideons International presents people with the gospel message, an indispensable element in winning them to Christ. Every dollar contributed makes it possible for others to have their own copy of God’s Word. Next week’s offering is for GEMS Girls Clubs.
New sanctuary Bibles are available on tables as you walk into the sanctuary. The old pew Bibles have been removed from the racks. We encourage you to bring your own Bible, use your mobile device, or pick up a sanctuary Bible on your way in. Bible passages will also be on the screen.
Potato Bar Luncheon
You are invited to stay after the worship service on Sunday, February 24, for a luncheon hosted by our GEMS Club. You can stuff a potato with lots of toppings, create a salad, warm up with some chili and enjoy some desserts provided by our GEMS. Your donations will support our local GEMS Club.
New Elders and Deacons
The Council is asking members to submit names for the offices of elder and deacon. Please pray about men and women who you feel can lead us in being a community of all kinds of people who are becoming like Jesus. Elders and deacons must be professing members of FCC and regularly attend worship services. They should also be committed to our vision and exhibit spiritual maturity. Please submit names by Sunday, February 24. Nominations can be placed in the designated box in the church office, or you may mail or email nominations to the church. Please pray that God will guide this process.
Save the Dates
We’ll be making a ROAR the mornings of June 10-14 with our VBS! Mark your calendars now and plan to be a part of this epic, engaging week where we’ll explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers us through this wild life.
The Ball Brothers in Concert
FCC is presenting a concert featuring The Ball Brothers! Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 7, at 7PM. Watch for more information, check out the Happenings board, or contact the church office or Cathy Schaaf at 231-206-2964 for additional details.
Grow Logo Stickers and Decals
We have decals that are specifically made for outdoor/auto use because of adhesive and UV protection against fading. We also have general-use stickers to be used for...everything else! Please email your decal/sticker request to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your decal/sticker in your member box. Stick to GROWING!
Each week you can you can listen to sermons, find contact information, and view the news page and prayer requests. You can also get a glimpse of what kids are doing in class, find take home pages and class schedules. Simply text FERRYSBURGCC APP to 77977 on your device. You will be sent a link to download the My Church app. Enter the keyword FERRYSBURGCC APP to connect it to our church. NOTE: The password for the directory is Fcc (case sensitive).
LifeGroups are the best way to get to know FCC and develop relationships in our church family. Please go to ferrysburgchurch.com/lifegroups and indicate a couple of LifeGroups you are interested in joining. We will help you find the group that’s right for you!
Open Gym Playgroup
The gym will be open, bounce house inflated and toys ready! Bring your child on Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11AM for playtime. We will meet every Tuesday morning. Invite your friends! Please contact Charla Proctor at email@example.com with any questions or to be added to an email list for updates/reminders.
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.
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
02/17 Kyle Knollinger
02/17 Sam Hwang
02/18 Callen Carrier
02/23 Babita Tamang
See you Monday, February 18 from 6:30-8:15!
S U M M I T
Mentor Sunday is TONIGHT! We’ll be here at FCC from 4-6! We’re having tacos, so come hungry!
Next week is our OUT! We’ll be meeting at Jumpin’ Java and prayer walking from 4-6!
B A S E C A M P
Friendships can be hard; at Base Camp this week, we’ll be talking about how to make good friends and be a good friend! Join us on February 20 from 6:30-8:00!
Winter Camp is coming up! If you’re registered, make sure to get your money in to Sam!
February 17: Reflections from Our Youth Director
We are all getting to know—and appreciate—our youth director, Samantha Francart. Today she’ll reflect on how things in her ministry here are going—and where she’d like them to go in the future.
February 24: Transforming Neighborhoods
Sarah Rinsema-Sybenga will acquaint us with Community enCompass, a Christian community development organization focused on "transforming neighborhoods from the inside out" in Muskegon's core city. With programs and services as disparate as urban farms, laundromats, homeless outreach, home rehab, youth employment, and cyber cafes, Community enCompass is building relationships with neighbors across the core city.
Love in Action QPR Training
Tuesday, February 26, 1:00 – 2:15PM in the Ministry Center at 1500 S. Despelder Street. The topic will be QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) suicide prevention. Jane Anderson from Tri-Cities Ministries counseling will discuss what warning signs to watch for and how to determine the best way to help as we reach out to people each day in our ministry. So that we can plan, please RSVP to Molly Braden by February 25 at Molly@loveinactiontricities.org or 616/846-2701.
Journey to the Cross: Musical Meditations of Lent & Easter
The Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys will once again offer its moving and reflective presentation of the Passion of the Christ on Thursday and Friday, March 28 and 29, at 7PM. You’re invited to the Cathedral of St. Andrew at 265 Sheldon Avenue in Grand Rapids.
Bethany Christian Services
The office for Transitional Foster care is seeking to partner with local churches to provide outstanding care and resources for the children we serve. The children our office serves are primarily from Central America. They have traveled thousands of miles to be reunited with a sponsoring family member in the United States. They come to us and are hungry, tired and frightened, they have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Our office is continually in need of suitcases, for example. We are currently running a luggage drive. We also have an Amazon wish list for our classroom. If you’re interested please contact Alicia Hager, Administrative Assistant, at 231/332-2309.
From Calvin College
Did you know you are at increased risk for falls if you have hearing loss? With our ability to bill insurance, our goal is to provide affordable hearing services that might be inaccessible elsewhere, complete with comprehensive treatment plans when necessary. Contact Calvin College Rehabilitation Services at 616-288-3732 for additional information!
Grand Haven Christian School Laughter on the Lakeshore
Enjoy a night of laughter by listening to the comedy of Grand Haven's very own, Bruce Bradford-Royle of BBR Comedy. Following his opening act, River City Improv will continue the laughs with their improve routine. After the laughter, enjoy hot drinks courtesy of Jumpin' Java as well as delicious treats from local bakeries! Friday, February 22, at 7:00 at Covenant Life Church. Tickets are available at the GHC office or Covenant Life on the night of the event.
70x7 Life Recovery
Volunteer women drivers needed on Thursday mornings to transport women to a life skills/support group run by 70x7 Life Recovery (formerly Criminal Justice Chaplaincy). Drivers bring the ladies to Calvin CR Church (700 Ethel SE) at 9:30 AM and out at 11:00 AM; opportunity to support and encourage women during the ride! Contact Sarah Rhein at 616-514-3718 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Are you looking for an incredible, Christ-centered experience for your kids this Summer? CranHill has Summer camp opportunities for kids ages 6-17, with plenty of specialty camp options. Sibling discounts are available! For more information and to register for camp, visit cranhillranch.com/summercamp.
Hospice Volunteer Training
Hospice Volunteers serve in a wide variety of capacities, ranging from respite for a family, providing massage therapy or beautician services, playing games with a patient, assisting in our office with administrative duties, to baking cookies and doing minor repairs. If you would like to find out more information on how you can make a difference, contact Kristyn Ireland for more information at 616/847-5215 or kireland@Noch.org. Training is to be offered March 12 and March 19.
CALL (Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning)
Fifty-six spring courses begin mid-February, including Nick Wolterstorff on Justice! Half-year membership is reduced to $30. February 28 is a lecture in the Chapel on Crossroads Ministry. Our Passport Travel film is Cuba’s Secret Side on February 27 at 7:00PM. Visit us at www.calvin.edu/call for more information.
Inspire 2019 - Windsor, Ontario
For people involved in ministry at any level! Discover new resources for your congregation. Connect with people involved in similar types of ministry. Share your stories. Learn from others. Reimagine with us what the future of our ministry can look like. Registration is open at crcna.org/Inspire.
February 17, 2019
Norm & Sandie Heerema, Larry & Diane VanderRoest
Kris Grek and Grace DePrekel
February 24, 2019
Eric Christian and Chuck Gembis
Mark & Sandy Benson, Greg DeWeerd
Kris Grek and Diane VanderRoest
Fern Emma Pruiksma