Celebration News – Nov. 14

THANKSGIVING EVE MEAL AND SERVICE
WHAT food are you bringing to the Thanksgiving Meal at Celebration on THURSDAY, November 21?  Also, WHO are you bringing?  We have so much to thank God for this year!  Let’s celebrate with our friends from New Hope Baptist church.  The meal starts at 6:00PM followed at 7:00PM with a time of worship to our God! This will be an interactive, inter-generational event with active participation in thanking God.  See you there!

Image result for youtubeYOUTUBE CHANNEL
Did you know we had a Youtube channel?  We put the messages from each Sunday on Youtube for you and your friends in case you missed it.  We hope and pray they will be helpful for you.  Go to https://www.youtube.com/user/celebrationmuskegon and subscribe to see more from Sunday morning at Celebration!

BOOK CLUBImage result for black water lilies
The Book Club is reading “Black Waterlillies” by Michel Bussi.  Join the discussion on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 at Egg Roll House. Contact Brian or Sue Vredevoogd for more information: bvrede13@aol.com.

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
3rd Sunday — Nov 18, 12:00-2:30PM. Meet at church and we will go to the World Mission Thrift Store to help them.  The proceeds of the items they sell go towards placing Bibles across the world.  We will have lunch then go to the store to sort clothes and help them prepare the store for the next week.
Meeting at Church—Dec 9, 5:30-7:30PM.  LESSON: “What is Salvation All About?”

UPCOMING EVENTS
Nov 16, Play to Learn, 10:00AM in Fireside Room
Nov 18, 3rd Sunday – Youth Ministry to World Mission Thrift Store
Nov 19, Council Meeting, 6:30PM
Nov 21, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM in Fireside Room.
Nov 21, Thanksgiving Eve Meal & Service with New Hope Baptist, 6:000PM
Nov 24, Pray for Muskegon
Dec 1, Council Retreat at Cerminaro’s, 9:00AM
Dec 5, Baby Basics, 9:30AM in the Fireside Room
Dec 9, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30PM at church
Dec 12, Book Club Meeting at 6:30PM at the Egg Roll House.
Dec 16, Congregational Meeting

PRAYERS
“Pray for Tom & Ashley’s job struggle.”
“Pray for Tom’s father who has lung cancer.”
“Pray for my new business.”
“I am blessed.  My family is happy and at peace.  I have a good job, a nice home, and a wonderful church to call home.  It would not be a wonderful life without the prayers of those that love me that are around me.”
“I am so happy to be at Celebration today!”
Pray for exam week for many students.
Praise God for birthdays to celebrate!
Pray for those experiencing loads of stress.
Pray for Carmen’s grandma who has back issues.
Pray for our parents.
Pray for Mia who plans to meet her dad for the first time.
Pray for the “Anti Intestinal Worm” Campaign in Mozambique.
Praise God for the freedom to worship each Sunday!
Pray for those finding it difficult to be thankful this year.
Pray for Kelly, friend of Eve Zwolinski, whose husband died recently.
Praise God for Pastor Rick who is starting his 3rd year of ministry at Spirit of Life Church in Muskegon!
Pray for Pastor Jim as he will travel to Israel in February to visit the Holy Land!
Pray for the lonely and depressed.
Praise God for reuniting with old friends.
Pray for Lester Crumb as he battles cancer.
Pray for new Bible Studies which hopefully will be starting soon.
Praise God for those willing and able to praise God with their voices and every other part of their lives too.
Pray for babies who come into this world addicted to drugs.
Praise God for new beds!
Pray for “sanity” in dealing with family issues.
“Pray for our nation with the recent shooting in Pennsylvania at the Jewish synagogue and bombs being sent to people through the mail.”
Praise God for smooth elections in our country.

World Missions Prayers: NEPAL
Pray for Jesus to be made known among unreached peoples in hard-to-access locations.
Pray for biblical training and Christlikeness for a rising generation of church leaders.
Pray for the Living God to restore those devastated by the earthquakes.
Watch this Youtube video to pray specifically for this country: https://prayercast.com/nepal.html

4 Things to Know This Week at Celebration

THANKSGIVING EVE MEAL AND SERVICE
WHAT food are you bringing to the Thanksgiving Meal at Celebration on November 21?  Also, WHO are you bringing?  We have so much to thank God for this year!  Let’s celebrate with our friends from New Hope Baptist church.  The meal starts at 6:00PM followed at 7:00PM with a time of worship to our God! This will be an interactive, inter-generational event with active participation in thanking God.  See you there!

Image result for Lilac GirlsBOOK CLUB
The Book Club is reading “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly.  They will meet at the Russ’ on Henry street on Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:30PM.  Contact Brian or Sue Vredevoogd for more information: bvrede13@aol.com.

YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Did you know we had a Youtube channel?  We put the messages from each Sunday on Youtube for you and your friends in case you missed it.  We hope and pray they will be helpful for you.  Go to https://www.youtube.com/user/celebrationmuskegon to subscribe and see more from Sunday morning at Celebration!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Meeting at Church—Nov 11, 5:30-7:30PM.  LESSON: “Why are the Sacraments so Important?”
3rd Sunday — Nov 18, 5:30-7:30PM. Meet at church and we will go to the World Mission Thrift Store to help them.  The proceeds of the items they sell go towards placing Bibles across the world.  We will sort clothes and help them prepare the store for the next week.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Nov 9, Play to Learn, 10:00AM in Fireside Room
Nov 11, Communion Sunday
Nov 11, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30PM at church
Nov 12, Council Meeting, 6:30PM
Nov 13, Book Club Meeting at 6:30PM at the Russ’ on Henry.
Nov 21, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM in Fireside Room.
Nov 21, Thanksgiving Eve Meal & Service with New Hope Baptist, 6:000PM
Nov 24, Pray for Muskegon
Dec 5, Baby Basics, 9:30AM in the Fireside Room

PRAYERS
Pray for a good recovery for Sandy Ring after her cataract surgery on Wednesday.
Praise God for Pastor Fred whose leg is almost healed after his motorcycle accident 3 months ago in Mozambique.
Pray for Zito who faces a possible leg amputation due to the bone marrow which has died in his leg.
Pray for those preparing for marriage.  May God be the center of all their plans.
Pray for the lonely and depressed.
Praise God for reuniting with old friends.
Pray for Lester Crumb as he battles cancer.
Pray for good doctors visits.
Pray for Eve Zwolinski’s friend Kelly whose husband died last Thursday.
Pray for new Bible Studies which hopefully will be starting soon.
Praise God for those willing and able to praise God with their voices and every other part of their lives too.
Pray for babies who come into this world addicted to drugs.
Pray for those battling lung infections.
Pray for Reyes and relief of his shoulder pain.
Praise God for good employment.
Praise God for our children.  May God guide their steps as they grow up.
Praise God for new beds!
Pray for “sanity” in dealing with family issues.
“Pray for our nation with the recent shooting in Pennsylvania at the Jewish synagogue and bombs being sent to people through the mail.”
Praise God for smooth elections in our country.
Praise God for a clean PET scan for Lynn Pluger!  Still cancer-free!
“Pray for those who pray for everyone but themselves.”
Please pray for Natalie Simms-Harris. She attended Celebration 3-4 years ago before she got married and moved to Kalamazoo. Since then her husband died and she has Lupus.

World Missions Prayers: NAMIBIA
Pray for continued religious freedom.
Pray for reformation among Christians who cling to unbiblical beliefs.
Pray for life-sustaining jobs for the 35% who are unemployed.
Watch this Youtube video to pray specifically for this country: https://prayercast.com/namibia.html

Fun Times in November!

BIG THANKS!
We want to thank all who helped at the Work Bee on Monday and Tuesday!  It was a great turn out and a lot of fun!  Make sure you check out all the vacuuming, dusting, table wiping, organizing, carpet installing, light fixture hanging, and more which was accomplished!

Image result for Lilac GirlsBOOK CLUB
The Book Club is reading “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly.  They will meet at the Russ’ on Henry street on Tuesday, November 13 @ 6:30PM.  Contact Brian or Sue Vredevoogd for more information: bvrede13@aol.com.

THANKSGIVING EVE MEAL AND SERVICE
We have so much to thank God for this year!  Let’s celebrate with our friends from New Hope Baptist church on November 21.  The evening starts at 6:00PM with a meal followed at 7:00PM with a time of worship to our God! This will be an interactive, intergenerational event with active participation in thanking God.  See you there!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Yard Clean Up — Nov 3, 9:00AM-Noon. Meet at the Ring’s home (3455 Valley View, Muskegon)!  Bring some gloves, a rake, and your work clothes as we will help clean up their yard.  We will have some pizza at noon!
Meeting at Church—Nov 11, 5:30-7:30PM.  LESSON: “Why are the Sacraments so Important?”

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Calvin Christian Reformed Church on Nortan Ave. is looking for a maintenance/custodian. This person will be responsible for cleaning, maintenance and general set up of the church building and grounds. The job requires up to 32 hours per week. If you are interested, please contact Vickie Curtis by phone 231-737-5207 or by email vickie.curtis@calvin-crc.org. Job descriptions are available and a resume is required.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Nov 1, Classis Muskegon Meets at Covenant Life Church at 7PM
Nov 2, Play to Learn, 10:00AM in Fireside Room
Nov 3, Clocks Change Back 1-Hour
Nov 4, Fellowship Team Meeting
Nov 5, Couple’s Small Group Bible Study, 6:30PM
Nov 6, Election Day.  GO VOTE!
Nov 7, Baby Basics, 10AM in the Fireside Room
Nov 7, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM in Fireside Room.
Nov 11, Seeker Small Group meets, after the worship service.
Nov 11, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30PM at church
Nov 13, Book Club Meeting at 6:30PM at the Russ’ on Henry.
Nov 12, Council Meeting, 6:30PM
Nov 21, Thanksgiving Eve Meal & Service with New Hope Baptist, 5:30PM
Nov 24, Pray for Muskegon

PRAYERS
Praise God for a clean PET scan!  Still cancer-free!
Praise God for the work of Orphans Unlimited to use a soccer game with another village to tell teenagers about Jesus!  Praise God for those coming to know Jesus!
Pray for those who are “under the weather”.
“Pray for those who pray for everyone but themselves.”
Pray for Sandy Ring and her cataract surgery on Wednesday.
Pray for those affected by the killings at the Synagogue last week.
Pray for families with deep conflicts among parents and adult children.
Pray for families to be transformed into loving places to raise kids.
Pray for those struggling with addictions who are trying to break free from its grip.
Pray for those with undisclosed medical issues.  Their pain is real!
“Pray for our families and friends.”
Pray for the people hoping to be elected in November.  Pray for clean consciences for those who are voting.
Praise God for employment!  Pray for those in search of employment.
Praise God for family members who love you no matter what.
Pray for peaceful resolutions to conflict in families.
“I want to thank God our father for all our blessings, and everyone at Celebration.”
Please pray for Natalie Simms-Harris. She attended Celebration 3-4 years ago before she got married and moved to Kalamazoo. Since then her husband died and she has Lupus.

World Missions Prayers: MYANMAR
Pray for peace and justice to reign in an impoverished land whose ethnically diverse peoples have suffered greatly.
Pray for effective evangelism that would penetrate the hearts of a staunchly Buddhist majority.
Pray for those believers who face tremendous harassment and persecution for their Christian faith.
Watch this Youtube video to pray specifically for this country: https://prayercast.com/myanmar-(burma).html

Work Bee!

WORK BEE MONDAY & TUESDAY NIGHT
We are nearing the end of all construction!  YAY!  Now we need to clean up!  Join in on October 29 & 30 from 6-8PM to make the church look great again!  We need help with: vacuuming, dusting, wiping tables and chairs, installing carpet, and more.  There will be jobs for people of all ages.  See you there!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Meeting at Church—Oct 28, 5:30-7:30PM.  LESSON: “Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do?”
Yard Clean Up — Nov 3, 9:00AM-Noon. We want our students to focus on helping others.  This is why this event is so important.  Bring some gloves, a rake, and your work clothes as we will help clean up the yards of those who are not able to do this task anymore.  We will have some food at church at noon!

Image result for Lilac GirlsBOOK CLUB
The Book Club is reading “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly.  They will meet at the Russ’ on Henry street on Tuesday, Nov 13 @ 6:30PM.  Contact Brian or Sue Vredevoogd for more information: bvrede13@aol.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Oct 26, Play to Learn, 10:00AM in Fireside Room
Oct 28, Seeker Small Group meets, after the worship service.
Oct 28, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30PM at church
Nov 1, Classis Muskegon Meets at Covenant Life Church at 7PM
Nov 3, Clocks Change Back 1-Hour
Nov 5, Couple’s Small Group Bible Study, 6:30PM
Nov 6, Election Day.  GO VOTE!
Nov 7, Baby Basics, 10AM in the Fireside Room
Nov 7, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM in Fireside Room.
Nov 13, Book Club Meeting at 6:30PM at the Russ’ on Henry.
Nov 12, Council Meeting, 6:30PM
Nov 21, Thanksgiving Eve Meal & Service with New Hope Baptist, 5:30PM
Nov 24, Pray for Muskegon

PRAYERS
Pray for those with undisclosed medical issues.  Their pain is real!
“Pray for our families and friends.”
Pray for the people hoping to be elected in November.  Pray also for those who are voting.
Praise God for another good report for Lynn Pluger following her PET scan this week!
Praise God for employment!  Pray for those in search of employment.
Pray for those still in the grip of addictions.
Praise God for family members who love you no matter what.
Pray for peaceful resolutions to conflict in families.
“I want to thank God our father for all our blessings, and everyone at Celebration.”
Praise God for the work of Orphans Unlimited in Mozambique!
Praise God for a great trip to MN for Pastor Matt for a wedding last week!

World Missions Prayers: MOZAMBIQUE
Pray for lasting peace to overcome all threats to the nation’s fragile stability.
Pray for true freedom for those in bondage to poverty, disease, witchcraft, and animism.
Pray for the Church and its leaders to grow in spiritual maturity and Biblical understanding.
Watch this Youtube video to pray specifically for this country: https://prayercast.com/mozambique.html

Summer Returns?

Related imageAED AT CHURCH
Help us get a free AED at Celebration Community Church. Heartsmart.com has an AED Donation Program where a church can get an AED if they can get 1000 people to “like” their page.

SO, please help us by doing these 3 things:
1) go to Heartsmart.com‘s Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/HeartSmartAED/
2) Click “Like” for their page.
3) Paste a message on their page which says “Celebration Community Church Likes 4 Lives”. (Very Important!)
4) Invite your friends to help us reach 1000 Facebook likes!

That’s it!  Let’s see if we can accomplish this by November 1!

CHILI COOK-OFF
You will taste some of the best chili on the planet on October 14 after church! You will want to taste what is in every crock pot!  Bring a pot of your best red or white chili.  This is such a great event to invite a friend to join you!

LOVE INC OPPORTUNITIES –  We are so blessed with people who want to donate gently used furniture and/or appliances for Our Neighbors in Need.  Do you know anyone that, perhaps owns a truck and would be willing to donate some time and energy into helping us pick up donations?  Please call Kim at Love INC, her direct line is 231-332-2312.

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Meeting at Church—Oct 14, 5:30-7:30PM.  LESSON: “Who is the Holy Spirit and what does he do?”
3rd Sunday — Oct 21, 5:30-7:30. We will be carving pumpkins!  Bring a friend and a pumpkin and some clothes which may or may not get dirty.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Oct 12, Play to Learn, 10:00AM in Fireside Room
Oct 14, Annual Chili Cook-Off, 11:45AM
Oct 14, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30PM at church
Oct 15, Couple’s Small Group Bible Study, 6:30PM
Oct 17, Book Club Meeting at the Pita Place.
Oct 17, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM in Fireside Room.
Oct 21, Youth Group Pumpkin Carving, 5:30PM
Oct 22, Council Meeting, 6:30PM
Oct 24, Pray for Muskegon
Oct 28, Seeker Small Group meets, after the worship service.
Nov 7, Baby Basics, 10AM in the Fireside Room
Nov 21, Thanksgiving Eve Meal & Service with New Hope Baptist, 5:30PM

PRAYERS

Please remember, each of these prayer requests are a person, a family, a cry of a person’s heart.  Some requests do not have names attached because the situation calls for confidentiality.  God knows the names and their needs.  Thanks for keeping this in mind.

Please keep Rodger (Sheri) Doctor in your prayers with the passing of his brother-in-law.  There will be a visitation on Thursday evening and a funeral at 11AM on Friday.
Pray for Terri Albrecht’s brother as he deals with the issues in his life.
Pray for peaceful resolutions to conflict in families.
Pray for Amie Anderson in her job interviews.
“I want to thank God our father for all our blessings, and everyone at Celebration.”
Praise God for his “angels” in our lives to keep us safe and keep us focused on him.
Praise God for the work of Orphans Unlimited in Mozambique!
Pray for Greg and Ruth who are deciding God’s will for them and a new job opportunity.
Pray for Brenda Doctor who has a URI.
Pray for Amie Anderson’s husband, Ken, who broke his arm recently.
Pray for Junior Smith, Eve Zwolinski’s nephew who had a double lung transplant.
Praise God Patti Lacy is feeling better after viral bronchitis.
Praise God for Nancy from McD’s.
Pray for those affected by the recent hurricanes.
Pray for Pastor Matt and the 2 weddings he will do over the next 2 weekends.

World Missions Prayers: MOROCCO
Pray for widespread distribution of evangelistic materials among the many unreached people groups.
Pray for those troubled by increasing tensions between Islamists and moderates to be open to the Good News.
Pray for fellowship and freedom from fear for isolated believers.
Watch this Youtube video to pray specifically for this country: https://prayercast.com/morocco.html