GEARING UP FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 

caroling2CHRISTMAS CAROLINGKatie is looking for a group of people to go Christmas caroling on Wednesday, December 15th. Meet at church at 5:15 pm and carpool to Roosevelt Park Nursing Home, and then to Christian Manor. No “good” singing required. Bring a buddy and let’s have a great night spreading some Christmas cheer! Please let Katie know if you are planning on coming and with how many people so she is able to get enough cars to transport everyone. 

the Vanishing Half (2)BOOK CLUBThe next book is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. It will be December 15th at 6:30pm at Bob Evens on Sternberg.

cm1 (2)CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGMark your calendars for our upcoming Congregational Meeting this Sunday, December 5th for our Budget approval for the upcoming 2022 year.  For those who are not able to attend, the proposed budget and explanation was sent via email to all members. 

giving treeGIVING TREEThis year the Fellowship team adopted a family through the United Way.   Mom is 26 and dad is 41.  They have three girls ages 9, 7 and 18 months.  The tree will be set up for Sunday,  November 28th with the tags and will run through December 19th or so.

hand to hand 2 (2)_LIHAND 2 HAND: Hand to hand  will be packing on Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm due to no school on Friday.  Anyone interested in helping pack, please contact Terri Albrecht or Sheri Doctor.

21 Advent promo (2)CONTINUING SERMON SERIESSongs of Advent: Christmas is a time for music!  Whatever your musical taste, songs are all around us for this short  season. In the weeks leading to Christmas, we will look at the first five Christmas carols in history. They are the most beautiful  Christmas songs ever written! Join us as we listen to the Songs of Christmas. First song from the Playlist is: Songs of the Scattered.

ce3CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: We will be hosting a Christmas Eve Service on Friday, December 24th at 6:30 pm.  Come and join us for a night of Christmas carols and to hear the story of the TRUE meaning of Christmas.

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 28-December 19  Giving Tree

December 5 Congregational Meeting

December 15 Christmas Caroling 

December 15 Book Club

December 24 Christmas Eve Service

 

THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR

downloadTHANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE: We are having a Thanksgiving Eve Service here at church this Thursday, November 24th at 6:00 pm.  Join us to celebrate all that God has given us.

food driveTHANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: The Food Drive for the Muskegon Rescue Mission was a huge success.  The table was overflowing.  Thank you all for making this event such a huge success and helping feed those who are food insecure.

the Vanishing Half (2)BOOK CLUBThe next book is “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett. It will be December 15th at 6:30pm at Bob Evens on Sternberg.

congregational2 (2)CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGMark your calendars for our upcoming Congregational Meeting on December 5th for our Budget approval for the upcoming 2022 year.

giving treeGIVING TREEThis year the Fellowship team adopted a family through the United Way.   Mom is 26 and dad is 41.  They have three girls ages 9, 7 and 18 months.  The tree will be set up for Sunday,  November 28th with the tags and will run through December 19th or so.

hand to hand 2 (2)_LIHAND 2 HAND: Hand to hand  will be packing on Thursday afternoon at 1 pm.  Anyone interested in helping pack, please contact Terri Albrecht or Sheri Doctor.

21 Advent promo (2)NEW SERMON SERIES STARTING THIS WEEKSongs of Advent: Christmas is a time for music!  Whatever your musical taste, songs are all around us for this short  season. In the weeks leading to Christmas, we will look at the first five Christmas carols in history. They are the most beautiful  Christmas songs ever written! Join us as we listen to the Songs of Christmas. First song from the Playlist is: Songs of Prophecy this Sunday.

caroling2CHRISTMAS CAROLINGKatie is looking for a group of people to go Christmas caroling on Wednesday, December 15th. Meet at church at 5:15 pm and carpool to Roosevelt Park Nursing Home, and then to Christian Manor. No “good” singing required. Bring a buddy and let’s have a great night spreading some Christmas cheer! Please let Katie know if you are planning on coming and with how many people so she is able to get enough cars to transport everyone. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 24 Thanksgiving Eve Service

November 28 Start of the Giving Tree

December 5 Congregational Meeting

December 15 Christmas Caroling 

 

A LOT GOING ON THROUGH OUT THE WEEK

hand to hand 2 (2)_LIHAND 2 HAND: Hand to hand  will be packing on Thursday afternoon at 1 pm.  Anyone interested in helping pack, please contact Terri Albrecht or Sheri Doctor.

downloadTHANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE: We are having a Thanksgiving Eve Service here at church on November 24th at 6:00 pm.  Matt and Katie are asking for 5-7 second clip recordings of what you are thankful for.  If you would like to do one, but are not able to do it by yourself, please let one of them know, and they will help you.

food driveTHANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: Sunday is the last day for the Thanksgiving Food Drive.  This year the deacons are doing a food drive for Thanksgiving dinners for needy families for the Muskegon Rescue Mission.  There is a table set up in the narthex for the drive.  Let’s see how many  families we can feed.  The list of needs has been pulled from the table, as they are going to use some of our stuff to help fill their pantry too!!

Educated (2)BOOK CLUBThe next book is “Educated” by Tara Westover. It will be  November 17th at the Russ’ Restaurant on Henry Street.

seekers2SEEKERS: The Seekers Group will be meeting  Sunday, 11/21/2021, after the morning service.  We will meet for lunch and discussion of the Book of Ruth, Chapters 1-4.  Please bring a dish to pass and share with your friends-your choice!

congregational2 (2)CONGREGATIONAL MEETINGMark your calendars for our upcoming Congregational Meeting on December 5th for our Budget approval for the upcoming 2022 year.

giving treeGIVING TREEThis year the Fellowship team adopted a family through the United Way.   Mom is 26 and dad is 41.  They have three girls ages 9, 7 and 18 months.  The tree will be set up for Sunday,  November 28th with the tags and will run through December 19th or so.

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 1-21 Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 17 Book Club

November 24 Thanksgiving Eve Service

November 28 Start of the Giving Tree

December 5 Congregational Meeting

 

 

CELEBRATING EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

downloadTHANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE: We are having a Thanksgiving Eve Service here at church on November 24th at 6:00 pm.  Matt and Katie are asking for 5-7 second clip recordings of what you are thankful for.  If you would like to do one, but are not able to do it by yourself, please let one of them know, and they will help you.

food driveTHANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: This year the deacons will be holding a Thanksgiving food drive for the Muskegon Rescue Mission. There is a table set up between the two classrooms for this event. It is starting this Sunday, and will continue for 2-3 weeks.  The things the Rescue mission are asking for are the following: Stuffing, Mac and Cheese, Corn Cans, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes Cans, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn Meal Muffin Mix.

hand to hand 2 (2)_LIHAND 2 HAND: Hand to hand  will be packing on Thursday afternoon at 1 pm.  Anyone interested in helping pack, please contact Terri Albrecht or Sheri Doctor.

Educated (2)BOOK CLUBThe next book is “Educated” by Tara Westover. It will be  November 17th at the Russ’ Restaurant on Henry Street.

oasisOASIS:  Oasis will continue this Sunday,  November 14th.

seekers2SEEKERS: The Seekers Group will be meeting  Sunday, 11/21/2021, after the morning service.  We will meet for lunch and discussion of the Book of Ruth, Chapters 1-4.  Please bring a dish to pass and share with your friends-your choice!

communionCOMMUNION: This Sunday week will be celebrating Holy Communion.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 1-21 Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 14 Next Oasis

November 14 Communion

November 17 Book Club

November 24 Thanksgiving Eve Service

 

UPDATES FOR THE WEEK

 

food driveTHANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: This year the deacons will be holding a Thanksgiving food drive for the Muskegon Rescue Mission. There is a table set up between the two classrooms for this event. It is starting this Sunday, and will continue for 2-3 weeks.  The things the Rescue mission are asking for are the following: Stuffing, Mac and Cheese, Corn Cans, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes Cans, Mashed Potatoes, and Corn Meal Muffin Mix.

tt2TRUNK OR TREAT:  We had  a wonderful turn out for our Trunk or Treat.  Thank you to all of those who helped out with this event!!  Great community event for our first one in two years.

guest 1GUEST PASTOR THIS WEEK:  We have a guest pastor this week.  Pastor Walter Jones.  

hand to hand 2 (2)_LIHAND 2 HAND: Hand to hand has finally been able to start.  They will be packing on Thursday afternoon at 1 pm.  Anyone interested in helping pack, please contact Terri Albrecht or Sheri Doctor.

Educated (2)BOOK CLUBThe next book is “Educated” by Tara Westover. It will be    November 17th at the Russ’ Restaurant on Henry Street.

fall backTIME CHANGE IS THIS SUNDAY:  Don’t forget to set your clocks back this Sunday, or you will be early to church.

oasisOASIS:  Oasis will continue  on Sunday,  November 14th.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 1-21 Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 7 Time Change

November 8 Council Meeting

November 14 Next Oasis

November 17 Book Club