UPDATES FOR CELEBRATION

COMMUNITY CARNIVAL-MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The date has been moved to Saturday, September 19th, from 1-4 PM.  Julie will be getting a sign-up sheet for donations and for volunteers soon.  This is one of our big community outreach events, so please find it in your heart to help with donations/helping out.

FOOD TRUCK
People are struggling now with the impact of Covid-19. I have the sign-up sheet from the information booth. We have about 10 people on it.  Please email Paul Pluger, or Mindy Gorter, to see if we can get more people to volunteer, and make this happen soon to help the people in need.

BOOK CLUB
The next book is “Watch Me Disappear,” by Janelle Brown.  During this time of Stay Safe, and Stay Home, this would be something to help fill the hours.  Sue and Brenda are looking to try and get it set up as a meeting on the computer.

COUNCIL
It is that time of year again when we have elders and deacons that have fulfilled their time of service.  We are in need of three people.  If you are willing to fulfill either position, or you know of someone that you thing would be an asset to one of them, please let Paul Pluger know.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Brenda is trying to continue the “Bad Girls of the Bible” series through a computer meeting.  She has sent out emails to the women who usually attend, but all are welcome!! Please contact Brenda Swanson, if you are interested.

DAILY DEVOTIONAL SITES
For those that were not able to get a copy of the daily devotionals before this all started, here are the links for their websites:
Our daily bread: https://odb.org/
The Today: https://today.reframemedia.com/

WEEKLY CHECK-IN MEETINGS VIA THE COMPUTER
We tried to do a meeting via Zoom today.  We did get a couple of people (we were doing a trial run.)  We would like to do it every week, and we would like to know what would be the best day/time for us to do it.  Get a hold of Pastor Matt or Mindy if there is a day/time that works best for you.  We are trying to check in.

UPCOMING EVENTS
April 5, Palm Sunday
April 12, Easter

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER  (6-12th Grade)

Devotional website:  https://studentdevos.com/

This is the website that Darla recommended in her email. There seems to be a new one every other day for you to read.  Keep up hope and stay strong in your Faith!

 

 

THIS WEEK AT CELEBRATION

UPDATES 
With all that is going on around us in the last week, We are working hard every day to make sure that the calendar of events on the main web site is up to date.  I have been in contact with most of the group leaders to see if their events are going to continue.  Pastor Matt is in communication with the council.  We are working hard to make sure that we keep everyone up on what is happening here and to make sure we are following what the CDC is recommending.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Matt or Mindy and we will try and answer them.

COMMUNITY CARNIVAL-MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The date has been set for Saturday, May 16th, from 1-4 PM.  Julie will be getting a sign-up sheet for donations and for volunteers soon.  This is one of our big community outreach events, so please find it in your heart to help with donations/helping out.

WORSHIP AND ARTS
Rehearsals have been canceled for this week and next.

FOOD TRUCK
We are looking for volunteers to help with a food truck.  The need is great in Muskegon County, and we are looking to fulfill one of our mission statements “Serving those we meet” (Matthew 25:17-30.)  Anyone that is interested, please contact Paul Pluger or there is a sign-up sheet at the information booth.

NEW SMALL GROUPS ARE FORMING
We are at the time of year where we are looking to form new small groups.  If you are interested, contact Brenda Swanson, or Pastor Matt know.  We are looking at one on  Tuesday nights and one on Wednesday nights.

BOOK CLUB
The next book club book is “Once Upon a River,” by Diane Setterfield. Their next meeting is at Brenda Swanson’s house on March 18th at 6:30 pm.  Contact her with any questions.

COUNCIL
It is that time of year again when we have elders and deacons that have fulfilled their time of service.  We are in need of three people.  If you are willing to fulfill either position, or you know of someone that you thing would be an asset to one of them, please let Paul Pluger know.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
The next meeting for Women’s Bible Study that was scheduled for March 18th has been canceled.

SUPPER CLUBS
There is going to be a sign-up sheet at the information booth in April for Supper clubs.  There is going to be a  Potluck group, Restaurant group, and a Let’s cook together group.  This is a great opportunity for singles and couples to get to know each other.

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 18, Women’s Bible Study
March 18, Book Club at Brenda Swanson’s house
March 22, Youth Ministries
April 5, Communion
April 5, Palm Sunday

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER  (6-12th Grade)
Memory Verse: Be humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.                         Ephesians 4:2-3March 22, Ephesians-Your Identity in Christ Lesson 5:
Pursuing Holiness in Christ. (Waiting to hear from Darla whether this is continuing)

 

MIDWEEK AT CELEBRATION

COMMUNITY CARNIVAL-MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The date has been set for Saturday, May 16th, from 1-4 PM.  Julie will be getting a sign-up sheet for donations and for volunteers soon.  This is one of our big community outreach events, so please find it in your heart to help with donations/helping out.

WORSHIP AND ARTS
There will be a rehearsal this Wednesday, March 11th from 6:30-7:30/8

FOOD TRUCK
We are looking for volunteers to help with a food truck.  The need is great in Muskegon County, and we are looking to fulfill one of our mission statements “Serving those we meet” (Matthew 25:17-30.)  Anyone that is interested, please contact Paul Pluger or there is a sign-up sheet at the information booth.

NEW SMALL GROUPS ARE FORMING
We are at the time of year where we are looking to form new small groups.  If you are interested, contact Brenda Swanson, or Pastor Matt know.  We are looking at one on  Tuesday nights and one on Wednesday nights.

SEEKERS SMALL GROUP
The seekers small group’s next meeting will be this Sunday, March 15th.  You will be continuing  Judges with chapters 8-16.  Linda sent out an email on menu.

BOOK CLUB
The next book club book is “Once Upon a River,” by Diane Setterfield. Their next meeting is at IHOP on March 18th at 6:30 pm.

COMMUNITY GAME NIGHT-THIS FRIDAY
Our next community game night is March 13th, from 6:30-9:00 pm. Please bring your favorite game if you would like to play it.  It is open to all ages, and please invite your friends.  Bring a snack to share and something to drink.  It is being led by the Youth Ministry.

NEW WELCOME TO CELEBRATION CLASS
We are holding a new Welcome to Celebration class for those interested in learning more about Celebration, and would like to become members.  It will be held on March 15th, after the service in the Fireside Room.  Anyone interested, please let Pastor Matt or Mindy know.

COUNCIL
It is that time of year again when we have elders and deacons that have fulfilled their time of service.  We are in need of three people.  If you are willing to fulfill either position, or you know of someone that you thing would be an asset to one of them, please let Paul Pluger know.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
The next meeting for Women’s Bible Study will be March 18th at 10 AM  in the Fireside Room.  They are continuing with “Bad Girls of the Bible-Lot’s Wife.”

NEW MUSIC
Katie is doing a new song this week.

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXQGTInPpZU

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 13, Community Game Night
March 15, Welcome to Celebration Class
March 18, Women’s Bible Study
March 18, Book Club at IHOP
March 22, Youth Ministries

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER  (6-12th Grade)
Memory Verse: Be humble and gentle, be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.                         Ephesians 4:2-3

 

March 13, 6:30-8:30 PM  Community Game Night (set up at 5:45)

March 22, Ephesians-Your Identity in Christ Lesson 5:
Pursuing Holiness in Christ.

3RD SUNDAY SCHEDULE
SECURITY MARC BAIRD
INFORMATION BOOTH LINDA BERGMAN
OASIS SHARON BERGMAN
OASIS HELPER LOVELY CURRY
NURSERY
COFFEE MARC AND DARLA
GREETERS STEVE AND BECKY
ANNOUNCEMENTS PASTOR MATT

 

CELEBRATION’S MIDWEEK

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Sunday is spring forward, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour.  You don’t want to be late for the last sermon in ” What is your Status?”

WORSHIP AND ARTS
There will be no rehearsal on Wednesday night.  They will be rehearsing again on Wednesday, March 11th.

FOOD TRUCK
We are looking for volunteers to help with a food truck.  The need is great in Muskegon County, and we are looking to fulfill one of our mission statements “Serving those we meet” (Matthew 25:17-30.)  Anyone that is interested, please contact Paul Pluger.  We need around 35 people willing to volunteer.

LOVE INC
Love Inc. is in need of some volunteers at their clearing house and with Play and Learn.   If anyone is interested, please contact Linda Bergman, our Love Inc liaison.

CARE PACKAGES FOR OUR  STUDENTS
There are three shoe boxes for letters, notes, and snacks, set up again for our college students. The boxes are so  Anika, Ivy, and River know we are here supporting them at college.  We also want to support Alex Gaskin, who is   joining the Army. His box is just for cards and letters, as that is the only thing he can get at basic training. The boxes will be out between 2/16-3/1, so Sunday is the last day.

NEW SMALL GROUPS ARE FORMING
We are at the time of year where we are looking to form new small groups.  If you are interested, contact Brenda Swanson, or Pastor Matt know.  We are looking at one on  Tuesday nights and one on Wednesday nights.

SEEKERS SMALL GROUP
The seekers small group’s next meeting will be March 15th.  You will be continuing  Judges with chapters 8-16.  Linda sent out an email on menu.

BOOK CLUB
The next book club book is “Once Upon a River,” by Diane Setterfield. Their next meeting is at IHOP on March 18th at 6:30 pm.

COUNCIL MEETING
The next council meeting is this Sunday, March 8th in the Fireside Room.

COMMUNITY GAME NIGHT
Our next community game night is March 13th, from 6:30-9:00 pm. Please bring your favorite game if you would like to play it.  It is open to all ages, and please invite your friends.  Bring a snack to share and something to drink.  It is being led by the Youth Ministry.

NEW WELCOME TO CELEBRATION CLASS
We are holding a new Welcome to Celebration class for those interested in learning more about Celebration, and would like to become members.  It will be held on March 15th, after the service in the Fireside Room.  Anyone interested, please let Pastor Matt or Mindy know.

COUNCIL
It is that time of year again when we have elders and deacons that have fulfilled their time of service.  We are in need of three people.  If you are willing to fulfill either position, or you know of someone that you thing would be an asset to one of them, please let Paul Pluger know.

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 8, Daylight Savings Time-Spring Forward
March 8, Council Meeting
March 8, Youth Ministries
March 13, Community Game Night
March 15, Welcome to Celebration Class

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER  (6-12th Grade)
Memory Verse: God is able to do far more than we could ever ask for or imagine.  He does everything by his power that is working in us.                         Ephesians 3:20
March 8, 6-7:30 PM in the Fireside Room
Ephesians-Your identity in Christ, Part 4

March 13, 6:30-8:30 PM  Community Game Night (set up at 5:45)

2ND SUNDAY SCHEDULE
SECURITY ROGER DOCTOR
INFORMATION BOOTH SHERI DOCTOR
OASIS
OASIS HELPER ETHAN DUDGEON
NURSERY
COFFEE BOB DUNNING
GREETERS GARY AND BETH
ANNOUNCEMENTS MIKE CERMINARO

 

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK

LOVE INC
Love Inc. is in need of some volunteers at their clearing house and with Play and Learn.   If anyone is interested, please contact Linda Bergman, our Love Inc liaison.

CARE PACKAGES FOR OUR  STUDENTS
There are three shoe boxes for letters, notes, and snacks, set up again for our college students. The boxes are so  Anika, Ivy, and River know we are here supporting them at college.  We also want to support Alex Gaskin, who is   joining the Army. His box is just for cards and letters, as that is the only thing he can get at basic training. The boxes will be out between 2/16-3/1.

NEW SMALL GROUPS ARE FORMING
We are at the time of year where we are looking to form new small groups.  If you are interested, contact Brenda Swanson, or Pastor Matt know.  There may be multiple groups formed on different days, so if you can only do certain days, that can be  taken into consideration.

SEEKERS SMALL GROUP
The seekers small group’s next meeting will be March 1st.  You will be starting your study of Judges with chapters 1-7.  Linda sent out an email on menu.

BOOK CLUB
The next book club book is “Once Upon a River,” by Diane Setterfield. Their next meeting is at IHOP on March 18th at 6:30 pm.

HAND 2 HAND
Hand 2 Hand is in need of used plastic bags (Meijer/Target/Walmart) for packing.  If you have any that you can spare, there   is a place for them on their table in entry area.

COUNCIL MEETING
The next council meeting is next Sunday, March 8th.  

COMMUNITY GAME NIGHT
Our next community game night is March 13th, from 6:30-9:00 pm. Please bring your favorite game if you would like to play it.  It is open to all ages, and please invite your friends.  Bring a snack to share and something to drink.  It is being led by the Youth Ministry.

UPCOMING EVENTS
March 1, Seekers Small Group
March 1, Youth Ministries Froyo at the Pump House (After the Service)
March 8, Daylight Savings Time-Spring Forward
March 8, Council Meeting
March 8, Youth Ministries
March 13, Community Game Night

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER  (6-12th Grade)
Memory Verse: God is able to do far more than we could ever ask for or imagine.  He does everything by his power that is working in us.                         Ephesians 3:20
March 1, 12:00-2:00 PM
Froyo Outing– The Pump House
March 8, 6-7:30 PM in the Fireside Room
Ephesians-Your identity in Christ, Part 4
1ST SUNDAY SCHEDULE
SECURITY
INFORMATION BOOTH SHARON BERGMAN
OASIS JULIE BERGMAN
OASIS HELPER LOVELY CURRY
NURSERY SUE VREDEVOOGD
COFFEE MIKE AND CONNIE
GREETERS SANDRA PRAUSE
ANNOUNCEMENTS DOUG BERGMAN