Next Sunday, March 31

The Story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a vivid tale of poetic justice.  Next Sunday we will take a closer look at this story to see what Jesus is saying - and what he’s not saying.

This Week’s Offering is for Resonate CRC Missions

Resonate is the mission agency of the Christian Reformed Church.  It is the merging of World Missions and Home Missions and leads our denomination in missions locally and globally.  Next week’s offering is also for Resonate Global Mission.

Save the New VBS Dates!

We’ll be making a ROAR with our VBS the mornings of June 24-27! Plan to be a part of this epic, engaging event.

Luncheon to Support Mission Trip to Africa

Please join us after church this Sunday, March 24, for a fundraising luncheon.  We are raising funds for Kyle Kempster and WMC students who will be going to Africa to work alongside missionaries Marc and Gretchen Driesenga.  If you wish to write a check, please make it out to FCC and indicate “Rwanda” on the memo line.

Clean Bags Needed

The Food Pantry is in need of clean plastic grocery bags.  Please leave them in the Pantry Cart in the foyer of the main entrance.


Mothers of Pre-Schoolers is a program of Christian fellowship coming to FCC in April.  We are excited to welcome moms and kids to our church two Thursday mornings a month. We are currently looking for a few people to provide childcare from 9:15AM to 11:15AM. We will give a $25 honorarium to those providing childcare. Please contact the office if you have questions or are interested. Also, pass the word on to anyone you know who might be interested in MOPS or helping with childcare.

The Ball Brothers in Concert

The Ball Brothers will be here in two weeks!  Invite your family and friends to enjoy this concert of “music that spans the generations.” Join us Sunday, April 7, at 7PM. No tickets are required but a free will offering will be taken. Check out the Happenings board, visit, or contact the church office or Cathy Schaaf at 231-206-2964 for additional details.

Easter Flowers

It's time to plan for Easter flowers! This year, we will again be taking pre-orders so that everyone will have the opportunity to get the type of flowers they prefer. A table will be set up in our gathering area this week and next week, March 24 and March 31, so you can place and pay for your order before or after the service. Then on Easter morning you can pick up your flowers after the service.

Thank You

Thank you for the care package! Getting a surprise package in the mail was such a joy.  I am feeling incredibly blessed to have such a caring and thoughtful church family. Having a support system as amazing as the community at FCC makes being away from home a bit easier. I am so thankful for the gifts, but I am even more thankful for the prayer.  Knowing that there are people thinking and praying for me on my good days and on my bad days brings me a sense of peace. Thank you again for being such a loving and caring church family. Love, Emily Kempster

Thank you all so much for sending me the thoughtful care package - it's been a lifesaver! It makes me so happy to know that so many people care about me and wish me well. A special shout-out to the FCC quilters - I am loving the new bowl potholder!  Thank you very much, Madison Terpstra

Sanctuary Bibles

New sanctuary Bibles are available on tables as you walk into the sanctuary.  If you don’t have your own Bible, feel free to take one home with you.

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 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 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 with any questions or to be added to an email list for updates/reminders.

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.

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

03/30  Josian Aardema


  • March 24 is our OUT! We’ll meet at Jumpin’ Java at 4  for some fellowship and prayer walking!

  • Next week: Summit is canceled! Have a safe and fun Spring Break! See you again on April 7!

B A S E  C A M P

  • Base Camp is meeting on March 27 from 6:30-8:00! Join us as we talk about how to deal with peer pressure!

  • Next week: Base Camp is canceled! Have a safe and fun Spring Break! See you again on April 10!

Adult Education

March 24: Passover: Then and Now

Where did it come from? What is the symbolism of the celebration? How does it relate to other festivals?  Is it just a Jewish festival and is there anything wrong with our celebrating Passover today? Led by Howard Vugteveen, pastor and FCC member. (Please note date change.)

March 31 and April 7 adult ed will not meet for spring break.

Community Announcements

Culver’s Cares and Positive Options

Tuesday, March 26, 5-8PM is our Share Night at the Grand Haven Culver's. Bring your friends, family, church groups to dine at there and the Positive Options office will receive 10% of the proceeds!

Step it Up! Walking Program

Group walks and adventure dates to encourage health and well-being!  Register today at Step it Up! is free, 8-week program is designed by Ottawa County Parks and the Department of Public Health to help participants get active and visit new parks. All levels of fitness welcome! Participants will be able to track their steps and activity online, as well as monitor their progress throughout the challenge. Each week, participants who track their activity are eligible for incentive prizes.

CM Cares - Religious Scholars Program

As part of our mission, Protecting the Greater Good, Church Mutual Insurance Company believes supporting today's vibrant and dedicated religious scholars will ensure strong faith-based communities tomorrow. Our foundation, CM CARES, is pleased to support the future of religious communities like yours through a scholarship program. For the third year in a row, up to $250,000 will be awarded in scholarships to deserving graduate-level religious scholars. Fifty scholarship winners will each receive a $5,000 award that may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books or other costs of attending school during the 2019-20 academic year. We encourage students of all faiths to apply.

Lenten Breakfast

The Women’s Fellowship of St. Paul U.C.C., 1401 S. Griffin in Grand Haven, extends a cordial invitation to all members and friends of your congregation to attend a Lenten Breakfast on Wednesday, April 17. This invitation is extended to both men and women.  Doors open at 9:00 and breakfast will begin at 9:30. Jolene DeHeer, one of the freshest motivational and inspirational speakers available today, will be our guest speaker on “The Hope of Lent.” A $5 donation is requested to help offset expenses. Reservations can be made by calling the church office at 842-6870, by April 15.  Contact Char Merz with questions at 842-3817.

Volunteer Year-Round with Samaritan’s Purse

God has uniquely gifted you—to further His Kingdom! By serving year-round with Samaritan’s Purse through Operation Christmas Child, you will be a part of proclaiming the Gospel in more than 100 countries around the world. Each shoebox gift can bring Good News and great joy to a child in need and their family.  Visit and click on Get Involved.


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March 24, 2019

Jim DePrekel

Steve Baker

Norm & Sandie Heerema, Larry & Diane VanderRoest

Don VerHeul


Michele Schipma

Rosemary VerHeul

Kris Grek and Grace DePrekel


Charla Proctor

Ettienne Wallis

Tina Teunis

Callen Carrier

Grace DePrekel

Lydia Miller

March 24, 2019

Jim DePrekel

Steve Baker

Norm & Sandie Heerema, Larry & Diane VanderRoest

Don VerHeul


Judy Wierenga

McKayla Holtrop

Kris Grek and Grace DePrekel


Jenn Kempster

Claire Doty

Tina Teunis

Isaiah Visker

Grace DePrekel

Ben Waldo