O Spring Where Art Thou?

GAME NIGHT
We are hosting another Game Night on Friday, March 22 from 6:30-8:30PM!  Bring your favorite game, a snack to share, and a friend who needs some fun in their life!

BOOK CLUB
Next book club will meet 6:30, Tuesday, March 26 at Los Amigos. We’ll discuss “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett .   The book spans 5 decades and explores how a chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Get ready for a great discussion!  Contact  Brian or Sue V. for more info

EASTER MESSAGE SERIES
Sometimes the events of Passion Week become old and stale.  On March 31 we will begin “Windows on Easter” to provide a fresh perspective on Easter through the “windows” of people who were there.  Enter into the events which changed the world forever!

ANOTHER PRE-DIABETES CLASS!
The YMCA asked to hold another class for pre-diabetic adults.  The new class will start Tuesday, March 26 at 3:00PM.  Muskegon is one of the worst counties for diabetes.  Encourage people to contact the YMCA to join this class!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Meeting: Apr 7, 5:30-7:30PM – Lesson: “James 2”
Next Activity: Mar 22, 6:30PM – Game Night at Church

UPCOMING EVENTS
Mar 20, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
Mar 22, Church Game Night, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
Mar 25, Diabetes Prevention Class #1, 1:00PM in Room #1
Mar 25, Hope & Healing Support Group, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
Mar 26, Diabetes Prevention Class #2, 3:00PM in Room #1
Mar 26, Book Club Meeting at Los Amigos, 6:30PM
Mar 29, Play and Learn, 10AM
Mar 31, Seeker Small Group meets in Room #1 after church
Apr 7, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30 in the Fireside Room
Apr 14, Youth Group Meal and Bowling, Noon
Apr 19, Good Friday Meal & Service at New Hope Baptist Church
May 4, Annual Celebration Carnival, 1:00-3:00PM

Pi Day Announcements

GAME NIGHT
We are hosting another Game Night on Friday, March 22 from 6:30-8:30PM!  Bring your favorite game, a snack to share, and a friend who needs some fun in their life!  My friend Mike is bringing his pinball games again! YAY!

THE CARNIVAL IS COMING
Our annual Celebration Carnival is May 4 from 1:00-3:00PM!  Put this date on your calendar right now!  In the next few weeks we will have sign up sheets for volunteering and bringing items to make this the best carnival yet.    Get ready!  The Carnival is coming!

ANOTHER PRE-DIABETES CLASS!
The YMCA asked to hold another class for pre-diabetic adults.  The new class will start Tuesday, March 26 at 3:00PM.  Muskegon is one of the worst counties for diabetes.  Encourage people to contact the YMCA to join this class!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Meeting: Mar 17, 5:30-7:30PM – Lesson: Mark 1″
Next Activity: Mar 22, 6:30PM – Game Night at Church

UPCOMING EVENTS
Mar 15, Play and Learn, 10AM
Mar 16, Memorial Service for Gloria Jean Bishop, 1:00PM
Mar 17, Communion Sunday
Mar 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green or orange to church!
Mar 17, Council Meeting, noon at Cerminaro’s
Mar 17, Seeker Small Group meets in Room #1 after church
Mar 17, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30 in the Fireside Room
Mar 18, Diabetes Prevention Class, 1:00PM in Room #1
Mar 20, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
Mar 22, Church Game Night, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
Mar 26, Book Club Meeting at Los Amigos, 6:30PM
Apr 14, Youth Group Meal and Bowling, Noon
Apr 19, Good Friday Meal & Service at New Hope Baptist Church
May 4, Annual Celebration Carnival, 1:00-3:00PM

Important News For This Week – March 7

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS SUNDAY
Every year we “lose” an hour when we Spring Forward at the start of Daylight Savings Time.  Make sure you are prepared!  Possibly, set your clocks ahead in the afternoon THIS SATURDAY so you are ready when Sunday arrives, 1 hour earlier.

GAME NIGHT
We are hosting another Game Night on Friday, March 22 from 6:30-8:30PM!  Bring your favorite game, a snack to share, and a friend who needs some fun in their life!  My friend Mike is bringing his pinball games again! YAY!

THE CARNIVAL IS COMING
Our annual Celebration Carnival is May 4 from 1:00-3:00PM!  Put this date on your calendar right now!  In the next few weeks we will have sign up sheets for volunteering and bringing items to make this the best carnival yet.    Get ready!  The Carnival is coming!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Activity: Mar 8, 6:30PM – Movie Night at the Baird’s.
Next Meeting: Mar 17, 5:30-7:30PM – Lesson: Mark 1″

UPCOMING EVENTS
Mar 8, Play and Learn, 10AM
Mar 8, Youth Group Movie Night at Baird’s, 6:30PM
Mar 10, Daylight Savings Time begins
Mar 11, Diabetes Prevention Class, 1:00PM in Room #1
Mar 13, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
Mar 17, Communion Sunday
Mar 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green or orange to church!
Mar 17, Council Meeting, noon at Cerminaro’s
Mar 17, Seeker Small Group meets in Room #1 after church
Mar 17, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30 in the Fireside Room
Mar 22, Game Night, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
Mar 26, Book Club Meeting at Los Amigos, 6:30PM
Apr 19, Good Friday Meal & Service at New Hope Baptist Church
May 4, Annual Celebration Carnival, 1:00-3:00PM

Celebration Midweek – Feb. 28

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The next Book Club meeting will be on March 26 at Los Amigos at 6:30PM.  We will be discussing “Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett.  Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved.  Be ready for a great discussion!

SERMONS I ALWAYS WANTED TO HEAR
The new sermon series in March will focus around the deeper questions of the faith we all have but don’t hear addressed on Sunday.  “Can I lose my salvation?”  “When is Jesus coming back?”    “What is God’s will for my life?”   Get ready for it!

LEADERS WANTED
Celebration wouldn’t work without it’s leaders!  Help us find the next group of leaders.  Let Pastor Matt or the Elders know of people you think would be great servant leaders!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Meeting: Mar 3, 5:30-7:30PM – Lesson: Telling God’s Story”
Next Activity: Mar 8, 6:30PM – Movie Night at the Baird’s.  Get your requests in to Darla this weekend!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Mar 1, Play and Learn, 10AM
Mar 3, Seeker Small Group meets in Room #1 after church
Mar 3, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30 in the Fireside Room
Mar 4, Diabetes Prevention Class, 1:00PM in Room #1
Mar 6, Ash Wednesday
Mar 6, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
Mar 8, Youth Group Movie Night at Baird’s, 6:30PM
Mar 10, Daylight Savings Time begins
Mar 17, Communion Sunday
Mar 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green or orange to church!
Mar 17, Council Meeting, noon at Cerminaro’s
Mar 26, Book Club Meeting at Los Amigos, 6:30PM

Growing Healthy!

HEALTHY CHURCH MESSAGE SERIES
This Sunday we wrap up our series “Healthy Church”.  Have you done your homework for a more healthy you?  1) Create your “Intentional Growth Plan” and 2) Complete and turn in your “Offering of Talents” sheet.   Let me encourage you to do both so you personally will grow more spiritually healthy and help Celebration grow more healthy as a whole.  Below are the 4 areas for you “Intentional Growth Plan.”  Contact Pastor Matt for the “Offering of Talents” sheet.  Thanks!

  • My Sunday Worship
  • My Group: __________________________________
  • My Growing Partner(s): _______________________________________
  • My Alone Time: _____________________________________________

FACEBOOK LIVE CHANGE!Beginning this Sunday, February 24, we will use the Celebration Facebook page to broadcast live the Sunday Worship Service.  If you know people who watch regularly, point them to this Facebook page.

YOU NEED A GROUP!
Small groups are forming and set to begin in early March.  Groups are where people can be more genuine and encouraging to others in their journey with Jesus.  Sunday morning worship is too big to do this.  Contact Brenda Swanson or Pastor Matt about joining a small group.

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Meeting: Mar 3, 5:30-7:30PM – Lesson: Telling God’s Story”
Next Activity: Mar 8, 6:30PM – Movie Night at the Baird’s

UPCOMING EVENTS
Feb 22, Play and Learn, 10AM
Feb 23, Council Retreat
Feb 24, Pray For Muskegon
Feb 24, Fellowship Team Meeting, Noon
Feb 25, Diabetes Prevention Class, 1:00PM in Room #1
Feb 27, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
Mar 3, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30 in the Fireside Room
Mar 3, 17, Seeker Small Group meets in Room #1 after church
Mar 8, Youth Group Movie Night at Baird’s, 6:30PM
Mar 17, Council Meeting, noon at Cerminaro’s
Mar 17, Communion Sunday