Next Sunday, November 18

Every story has a climax, a point where the action reaches fever pitch and demands resolution.  The story of the world is no exception. Next Sunday we will explore chapter three, feel the tension, and see how it resolves.  We will also celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

This Week’s Offering is for Love In Action

You may choose to make your checks payable to Love In Action and record these amounts in your income tax records.  The deacons will simply forward these checks to the organization and will only record checks written to Ferrysburg Community Church in your church giving record. Next week’s offering will be for Humanity for Prisoners.

2019 Proposed Ministry Budget

The proposed budget for 2019 is in your member mailbox. You can also view the budget at Please take some time to look over the budget. We will hold a congregational meeting immediately following the service next Sunday, November 18, to present the budget and answer your questions.  A vote is planned for November 25 during the service. Absentee ballots are available with the budget or in the church office.

GEMS Butter Braid Sale

Thank you to all who supported our fundraiser! Pastries will be available for pick up at FCC on Monday, November 19, from 6:00-6:30PM.

Cold & Flu Season

During this cold and flu season, please feel free to abstain from hand shaking. Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby. To cut down on the spread of germs, the elders will not shake hands as we leave the sanctuary.

Stickers and Decals Are In!

We have new decals that are specifically made for outdoor/auto use because of adhesive and UV protection against fading. There is a limited amount available in the church office. We also still have plenty of the 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!

Remember & Celebrate in Grow

Parents, we’ll be expecting you in Grow with your kids next Sunday morning, November 18! Join us for the game of Zonk!, stations sharing the stories we’ve talked about this fall, and then a time of feasting and fellowship.

Pie Baking

November 19 at 9:00AM there will be a group baking pies in the FCC kitchen.  Ingredients like flour, shortening, sugar, cinnamon, and pie tins will be provided with the cost to be divided by how many pies are made.  Bring a rolling pin if you can roll, a paring knife, and an apron. Apples have been donated. Contact the church office or Marilyn Derks (616/291-1038) as soon as possible if you are interested in baking pies on the 19th.  

Celebration of Music and Worship

Join us for this free concert featuring Christian recording artist Wayne Watson and singer/songwriter John Mulder on Saturday, November 10, at Evergreen Commons, 480 State Street in Holland.  The doors will open at 6:30 with music and worship starting at 7PM. Reserve your seats to this free event by visiting or calling 616/235-5118.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child offers shoe box gifts--including a Christian message and follow-up contact--to some eleven million children in need around the world.  FCC quilters will soon be packing about 150 shoe boxes. If you'd like to pack your own shoe boxes--it's a great family activity--please see the brochure in your mailbox at church. It tells you how to pack a shoe box. Then bring your finished shoe box (or boxes) to the church office by Sunday, November 11.  The quilters will be packing shoe boxes on November 13.  Thanks!


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 assign you to a group.

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

11/13  Ava Meiste

11/14  Corbyn Terpstra

S U M M I T  

  • Today from 4-6 is Summitsgiving (AKA we’re celebrating Thanksgiving together!), but instead of turkey, we’re having lasagna! Please bring a salad or a dessert to share! FCC is providing the lasagna, and we’re counting on you to bring in either salad or dessert!

  • NEXT WEEK: Mentor Sunday is November 18. We’ll be meeting here at FCC from 4-6 for a time of worship and connection!

B A S E  C A M P

  • November 14 is our Thanksgiving party! We’ll watch The Prince of Egypt and have walking tacos! Yum!!

  • Base Camp is canceled for November 21. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Adult Education

November 11:  My Father’s World (part 2)

This is a continuation of last week’s faith and science presentation by Nick Kroeze, recently retired as president of Kuyper College.  It focuses on the glory of God as shown through natural revelation; it uses current scientific discoveries that inform our faith, support the biblical record, and enhance our wonder of what God must be like.

November 18:  He Restores My Soul -- The Spiritual Power of Recreation

We tend to understand vacations and hobbies as a way to step out of life and rest.  These are often referred to as avocations, something outside of our calling. Yet recreation was designed by God to be a regular part of life.  He calls us to it. Pastor Nate Visker will share insights on how backpacking and other forms of recreation have added value to his life, family, and relationship with God.

Community Announcements

Hospice Training November 27 and December 4

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. The list goes on, which means your special talents can be utilized to help provide services to a patient or family facing an end of life issue. Volunteer services are needed days, evenings and weekends. We currently have patients in the Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Nunica, Muskegon and North Muskegon areas seeking volunteers.  If you would like to find out more information on how you can make a difference, consider attending our next training. To register or for more information place contact Kristyn Ireland at 616/847-5215 or

A Little Piece of Heaven

Have you ever lost anything that meant a great deal to you?  Something that if you could find it again would make a huge difference in your life?  If so, the small shop called, A Little Piece of Heaven--run by the mysterious owners known only as Elizabeth and Henry--is the shop for you.  Be sure to reserve November 16 and 17 to attend Western Michigan Christian's theatre production of A Little Piece of Heaven performed in the Big Room at 7:30 both nights. Tickets can be purchased in the office or at the door the night of the performance. Adults: $6 / Students: $4.  You won't want to miss retiring WMC Teacher and Director Al Schut's final swan song at WMC!

Festival of Trees

Muskegon Museum of Art is presenting its Festival of Trees November 21  through December 2. Senior Day is Tuesday, November 27, 10AM-5PM. Regular admission is $10, half priced admission on Senior Day for those 65 and older.  There will be holiday music, a blood pressure clinic, vendor displays and gifts, plus door prizes. Call ahead to make reservations for groups of six or more.  The Muskegon Museum of Art is located at 296 W. Webster.

Community Thanksgiving Feast

Come and enjoy a home-cooked, traditional “family style” Thanksgiving dinner served from 12-3PM on Thursday, November 22, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake.  For meal deliveries: call (616) 842-1702. Please call for delivery by 4PM Wednesday, November 21.


Door Greeters


















November 18, 2018

Jim DePrekel

Steve Baker

Norm & Sandie Heerema, Larry & Diane VanderRoest

Don VerHeul


Judy Wierenga

Josie Aardema

Kris Grek and Grace DePrekel


Jenn Kempster

Jack Laughlin

Pam Billmeier

Hadley France

Susan Geschiere

Ashley Knollinger

November 25, 2018

Jim DePrekel

Steve Baker

Norm & Sandie Heerema, Larry & Diane VanderRoest

Don VerHeul


Judy Wierenga

Ettienne Wallis

Kris Grek and Grace DePrekel


Jenn Kempster

Emma Miller

Tina Teunis

Brett Carrier

Susan Geschiere

Eric Geschiere