Next Sunday, July 29

Momentum is a powerful thing.  When it’s for you, it feels like everything is clicking.  When momentum is against you, it leaves a feeling of powerlessness.  Momentum is about to change in the story of Esther. Next Sunday we’ll see how God starts turning the tide.  We will also celebrate the baptism of Clara Holtrop, daughter of Chris and Bethany Holtrop.

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 Benevolence and Crib Ministry

Ferrysburg Community Church provides cribs and handmade quilts to new moms in the Tri-Cities. This ministry is a tangible way of showing God’s love to those who struggle financially at this critical time of life.  Next week’s offering is for World Renew.

Church Luncheon - August 12

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


Do you miss your church family between worship services?  LifeGroups are coming to FCC this fall!

Retirees - Parade of Ships Viewing

You are invited to watch the Coast Guard Parade of Ships on July 30 from our channel-front balcony at North Shore Pier.  Bring a sack lunch and beverage for 11:30 lunch. The parade begins at approximately 1:00. Please park in the Fisherman's Parking Lot. No reservations are required. If you have questions, contact Lynn DeYoung at 616-846-3865 or

New Directory

A new directory will be printed soon.  If you have had any changes to your contact information in the last year, please take a moment to check the table in the lobby and indicate corrections under your name.  You can also email the office with changes. Updates are requested by July 29, the directory will be printed the following week.

Hoksbergen Biography

Shirley Hoskbergen’s son, Roland, wrote her biography to share with family and friends.  If this is something you would be interested in reading, please sign up in the office on the orange sheet.  It will continue to be passed along to the next reader on the list.

Garden Flowers

We are blessed to have many different varieties of flowers blooming all summer long in our area.  If you have any cut flowers you’d like to share, please contact Robin Spicer and she will create bouquets for the sanctuary.

Men’s Softball Team

Your FCC men’s softball team plays next on Monday, July 23, at Coast Guard Park.  The game starts at 6:15PM. Come and cheer on the team!

Retired Men 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

07/23  Thomas Warren

07/26  Madi Miller

S U M M I T  \\ B A S E C A M P

August 1: Join us for Wednesday Night Worship!

August 3: Fun Friday!

Community Announcements

From World Renew

It's not too late--help refugees before July 31 - Imagine living in tents during weeks of rain, without access to a kitchen (with a latrine a hike away). This is the daily reality of thousands of Rohingya refugees living outside of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. You can help. Please donate $10 or more via our partner, One Day’s Wages, by the NEW deadline, July 31, to have your donation matched 1:1 for this critical emergency response. Go to to give today.

Volunteers In Service

Looking for an opportunity to serve? VIS can help! Friendly Visitor, Walking Companion, and Phone Friend are some of the positions we have need of. If you are able to serve, please contact Debbie Jones at or call 459-7500.

Momentum Center for Social Engagement

Just Goods is a critical part of the mission of the Momentum Center. By selling fair trade and social change products, it raises money to support Momentum. It also creates a space for social integration where stigma is defeated. Stop in for a cup of Aldea coffee and a Leppinks doughnut. Add another dollar to Pay It Forward and cover the cost of a hot beverage for someone who doesn't have an extra dollar to spend. M-F 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-2PM, Sun Noon-3PM. Spend time in a place where every dollar makes a difference!  The Just Goods Cafe is located in the Momentum Center at 714 Columbus in Grand Haven.

From Calvin College

Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning - is collaborating for another session of 65 dynamic classes for fall. The catalog is available mid-August. The Passport Travel films begin September 13 with Germany and Switzerland and the Noontime lecture series begins Thursday, September 13, with a return to Vietnam by war veterans. Visit us at A challenged, stimulated brain may well be the key to a vibrant later life.

Annual Kuyper International Golf Scramble

Kuyper College invites you for a day of fun, fellowship and great golf at Thousand Oaks Country
Club in Grand Rapids on Monday, August 27. Help raise funds for international student
scholarships and meet the students who are being equipped for ministry in their home countries.
The event is a four-person scramble and costs $200 per golfer. Fee includes lunch, use of driving
range and putting green, 18 holes of golf, dinner, and prizes for winners. Register online at or call the Kuyper College Advancement Office at 877-229-0940.

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

  • July 21 - The Martins

  • July 28 - JJ Heller  

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.

  • July 22 We Are Messengers - Loving God, loving others and making music with such songs as Point to You, Magnify, and Everything Comes Alive

  • July 29 Lineage - A local band that has opened for Matt Maher, Jars of Clay, Newworldson, and more

Christian Reformed Conference Grounds

  • Saturday, July 21 - Mark Trammell Quartet 7PM, roast beef dinner available 5:00-6:30PM

  • Saturday, July 28 - The Taylors 7PM, meatloaf dinner available 5-6:30PM



Door Greeters       


















July 22, 2018

Jim & Grace Deprekel

Steve Baker and Barb Mengebier 

Norm & Sandie Heerema                          Jim & Maartje Niewenhuis

Dave Bennink


Judy Wierenga

Julie Zuidema

Kris Grek and Lauren Visser


Lynn DeYoung

Sam/Charlie Kuiper


Carol Dykhouse

Olivia Kuiper


Lori Houskamp

Ben Waldo

July 29, 2018

Eric Christian and Chuck Gembis

Kevin & Tracey Knollinger 

Mark & Sandy Benson,                       Greg DeWeerd

Steve Donselar


Bethany Holtrop

Josie Aardema

Lori Houskamp and Ola Tornga


Kay Aardema

Jake Schipma


Ashley Knollinger

Babita Tamang


Nina France

Gabe Gauthier