Summer is Now Here!

Image result for open houseANIKA E-BURG’S OPEN HOUSE
You are invited to stay after church on Sunday June 2 as Anika’s guest!  Help her celebrate her high school graduation by eating at the nacho bar and visiting with friends.

Image result for what matters mostWOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY!
We will start up our study for the summer on Wednesday, June 5 at 10:30AM.   The women will go through the book “What Matters Most” by Karen Ehman.  Contact Sandy Hazelmyer if you have any questions.
Image result for graduates hatGRADUATES RECOGNITION SUNDAY
We will be recognizing our high school graduates on June 9.  Show your appreciation of their achievement by staying for cake after church and by asking them many questions about their future plans.  We are so proud of them!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Activity: June 9, 5:30PM-8:00PM — Disc Golf and Frosty Oasis – Meet at McGraft Park on Sherman Blvd on this Sunday Night for a great event!  Score cards will be provided but bring your own disc(s).   Contact Marc Baird if you don’t have any discs.  We’ll go to Frosty Oasis to finish the night right!  Bring a friend and money for ice cream.
SUMMER: Pick up your summer calendar Sunday so you can mark your calendar for a great summer to remember!

UPCOMING MESSAGE SERIES: FLAWED HEROES
Leaders are so important in every area of life.  Yet all too often we find out how flawed our leaders truly are.  Leaders in the Bible also had shortcomings and faults which make us shake our heads.  Even so, God used and still uses imperfect leaders to do his will and rescue his people.  Join us as we see our God in action as he works even through flawed leaders just like us.

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 24, Play and Learn, 10AM in the Fireside Room
May 27, Hope & Healing Support Group, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
May 29, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
June 2, Seekers Small Group Meets, Noon
June 2, Anika E-burg Open House, Noon in Fireside Room
June 2, Fellowship Team Meeting, 11:45AM
June 9, Youth Group Disc Golf & Frosty Oasis, 5:30PM
June 16, Strawberry Shortcake Celebration
Aug 7, Unity Fest

4 Important Things For This Week!

CELEBRATION CARNIVAL THANK YOU
What a great event!  More than 100 people came to the carnival, many from our neighborhood who had never been to Celebration before!  Thank you to all the people who donated items and volunteers who worked the various stations.  Thanks also for those who prayed for a great day!  We couldn’t have done it without you!  Thanks so much!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Activity: June 9, 5:30PM-8:00PM — Disc Golf and Frosty Oasis – Meet at McGraft Park on Sherman Blvd on this Sunday Night for a great event!  Score cards will be provided but bring your own disc(s).   Contact Marc Baird if you don’t have any discs.  We’ll go to Frosty Oasis to finish the night right!  Bring a friend and money for ice cream.
SUMMER: Pick up your summer calendar Sunday so you can mark your calendar for a great summer to remember!

BOOK CLUB
On May 22, 6:30PM at Olive Garden, we will be discussing   “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George. It’s the story of Perdu who travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.   But can he prescribe the perfect book to heal his own broken heart?

UPCOMING MESSAGE SERIES: FLAWED HEROES
Leaders are so important in every area of life.  Yet all too often we find out how flawed our leaders truly are.  Leaders in the Bible also had shortcomings and faults which make us shake our heads.  Even so, God used and still uses imperfect leaders to do his will and rescue his people.  Join us as we see our God in action as he works even through flawed leaders just like us.

UPCOMING EVENTS
May 10, Play and Learn, 10AM in the Fireside Room
May 12, Mothers Day
May 13, Hope & Healing Support Group, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
May 15, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
May 19, Seekers Small Group Meets, Noon
May 22, Book Club, 6:30PM at Olive Garden
June 2, Anika E-burg Open House, Noon in Fireside Room
June 2, Fellowship Team Meeting, 11:45AM
June 9, Council Meeting, Noon at Cerminaro’s
June 9, Youth Group Disc Golf & Frosty Oasis, 5:30PM
June 16, Strawberry Shortcake Celebration
Aug 7, Unity Fest

Pre-Carnival Push

ANNUAL CELEBRATION CARNIVAL – SATURDAY
We hope you are ready! This Saturday, May 4 is the carnival and it’ll be the best yet!  Please bring your donation items to church before Friday.  Contact Julie or the office if needed.  Also, workers should arrive at 12:30PM Saturday so we can get everything set up in time.  Finally, contact Pastor Matt if you need extra postcard invites for your friends and neighbors.  This is going to be great!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Activity: May 5, 5:30PM Movie Night – “Breakthrough”  Meet at Cinema Carousal at 5:30PM.  BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love after her son falls through the ice in Missouri.  “You don’t have to believe in divine intervention to be moved by this movie!”
SUMMER: Pick up your summer calendar Sunday so you can mark your calendar for a great summer to remember!

BOOK CLUB
On May 22, 6:30PM at Olive Garden, we will be discussing   “The Little Paris Bookshop” by Nina George. It’s the story of Perdu who travels along the country’s rivers, dispensing his wisdom and his books, showing that the literary world can take the human soul on a journey to heal itself.   But can he prescribe the perfect book to heal his own broken heart?

UPCOMING EVENTS
Wed, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
May 2, National Day of Prayer
May 3, Play and Learn, 10AM in the Fireside Room
May 4, Annual Celebration Carnival, 1:00-3:00PM
May 5, Council Meeting, Noon at Cerminaro’s
May 5, Youth Group Movie Night, 5:30PM at Cinema Carousal
May 6, Hope & Healing Support Group, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
May 12, Mothers Day
May 22, Book Club, 6:30PM at Olive Garden

 

Invites to Holy Week

Question: Who are you inviting to Easter Sunday morning?  Who are you inviting to our Good Friday meal and service at New Hope?  This is a great week to invite someone!  Here are some details to help you when you talk to family and friends about this weekend.

GOOD FRIDAY MEAL & SERVICE!
Celebrate Holy Week at New Hope Baptist Church April 19 with many other Muskegon area churches. We will have a meal at 5:00PM and the service begins at 6:30PM!  Bring your neighbor and the entire family.  It would be great to have a big crowd from Celebration present!

EASTER BREAKFAST
Our traditional Easter Breakfast is always a highlight of the year!  Invite a friend to join in on this great event!  Plan on bringing a dish to pass on Easter morning.   This breakfast begins at 9:00AM.

ANNUAL CELEBRATION CARNIVAL
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4 because the carnival this year will be the best yet!  All of the normal fun games plus an inflatable slide!  We will need your help too!  1. Sign up to help at a game table and/or drop off prize items listed on the sign up in the lobby.  2.  Give away the postcards for free entry to your neighbors and friends!

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Meeting: Apr 28, 5:30-7:30PM – Lesson: “James 2”
Next Activity: Mar 22, 6:30PM – Game Night at Church

UPCOMING EVENTS
Wed, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
Fri, Good Friday Meal & Service at New Hope Baptist Church, Meal at 5:00PM, Service at 6:30PM
Apr 21, Easter Breakfast, 9:00AM
Mon, Hope & Healing Support Group, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
Apr 23, Book Club Meeting, 6:30PM at Grand Traverse Pie Co
Apr 26, Play and Learn, 10AM in the Fireside Room
Apr 28, Seeker Small Group meets, Noon, Room 2
Apr 28, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30PM in the Fireside Room
May 2, National Day of Prayer
May 4, Annual Celebration Carnival, 1:00-3:00PM

 

Prayers:
Prayers for members of our church who have recently been hospitalized and hope they continue to feel better.
Prayers for our children with their school activities and the events that make this time of year busy and stressful.
Prayers for teachers in our schools.
Prayers for all our families with their tensions and joys.
Prayers for peaceful work environments.
Prayers and congratulations for Jessica Patterson who is at Hackley (at the writing of this email) having a baby.

Ready For Holy Week

This Sunday is so packed full and we are getting ready for Passion Week too!  Ready! Set! GO!

GOOD FRIDAY MEAL & SERVICE!
Celebrate Holy Week at New Hope Baptist Church April 19 with many other Muskegon area churches. We will have a meal begins at 5:00PM and the service begins at 6:30PM!  Invite your neighbor and bring the entire family.  It would be great to have a big crowd from Celebration there!

EASTER BREAKFAST
Our traditional Easter Breakfast is always a highlight of the year!  Invite a friend to join in on this great event!  Plan on bringing a dish to pass on Easter morning.   This breakfast begins at 9:00AM.

ANNUAL CELEBRATION CARNIVAL
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4 because the carnival this year will be the best yet!  All of the normal fun games plus an inflatable slide!  We will need your help too!  1. Sign up to help at a game table and/or drop off prize items listed on the sign up in the lobby.  2.  Give away the postcards for free entry to your neighbors and friends!

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
Sun, Council Meeting, Noon at Cerminaro’s
Sun, Seeker Small Group meets, Noon, Room 2
Sun, Youth Group Meal and Bowling, Noon
Mon, Hope & Healing Support Group, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
Wed, Wednesday Prayer Group Meeting, 6:45PM
Fri, Good Friday Meal & Service at New Hope Baptist Church, Meal at 5:00PM, Service at 6:30PM
Apr 21, Easter Breakfast, 9:00AM
Apr 23, Book Club Meeting, 6:30PM at Grand Traverse Pie Co
Apr 26, Play and Learn, 10AM in the Fireside Room
Apr 28, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30PM in the Fireside Room
May 2, National Day of Prayer
May 4, Annual Celebration Carnival, 1:00-3:00PM