News & Events for August 7-13

Youth Ministry Fall Kickoff:

Pointfest: Youth trip to Cedar Point. Cost $55 ($20 deposit due by August 18th) Dates are September 16-18. Talk to Joe Schmidt.

Women’s Retreat:

It’s time to sign up for the Women’s retreat! The retreat is October 7-9. The cost is $114 for overnighters, $89 for commuters. Spots are limited so sign up on the back bulletin board right away! Gina Sharpe has more information and can answer your questions. You don’t want to miss this!


We have another opportunity for bonding and spiritual growth. The SALT women’s conference is Saturday, November 5th from 8 am to 3 pm in Grand Haven. The speaker, Jodi Ware, will be talking about “Cultivating CONTENTMENT that Glorifies God!” It’s only $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. Talk to Gina Sharpe if you’re interested in attending!

Kitchen Remodel:

Kitchen Renovations have begun. We have just over $3,000 available to get the expansion started. We need approximately $7,000 in additional funds to complete the expansion. The “Kitchen Fund” will remain open if anyone is interested in contributing toward the project.

Forever Young Luncheon:

Are you over the age of 55? If so, please join us Thursday, August 11th, at noon for a meal, followed by a program. There is no charge; a freewill offering will be taken. Sign up on the Senior Moments bulletin board (across from the kitchen). Under age 55? Come midmorning to help with the prep, serving and/or cleanup!

RCC Open House:

Promotion Sunday/RCC Open House is Sunday, August 28th. Be thinking ahead to the potluck (hot and cold dish to pass and your own table service) and be praying about opportunities to invite, meet, and get to know visitors.

NECS Benefit Concert:

New Era Christian School is holding a benefit concert featuring Andrew Peterson. Tuesday, August 23rd, at The Barn at Town Corners. See the poster on the bulletin board for information and how to buy tickets.


We are having an AWANA training night Thursday, August 18th at 7pm. Our guest speakers will be talking about “Memorization techniques and tricks,” “What if the child I’m helping is not able to read,” and many more topics. There will be a discussion time as well. Whether you’re already involved or just thinking about helping, this will be a great night to better prepare us for the upcoming year! Attending is not a commitment to help with AWANA this year, but please consider doing so. We need more help!