News & Events for Oct 14-20

Awana Snack Donations were so helpful last year! If you are willing to help, we need Goldfish crackers and Capri Sun juice pouches (strawberry kiwi). Put donations on the table in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you!

Timeout Helpers Needed: We would love to have some more help for the Timeout ministry. It is 2 hours twice per month. If you can hold a baby or help a toddler color a picture, we could use your willing heart. The next meeting is Oct 23rd. Please see Erin O’Connell if you have questions or contact her at 231-578-7990 or

THRIVE Items: Kerri Wood will be serving with THRIVE ministries (a conference that serves missionary wives around the world) at the end of October. She will be serving in the Philippines and there are items that were specifically requested by different missionaries. There is a list on the bulletin board to sign up if you would like to send items. Please drop items off at the church office no later than October 21.

Answers in Genesis Conference: Oct 28-29. Check out the website for more information. Handouts and posters are available at the Welcome Center.

Student Ministries LockIn: Nov 9-10 at 3 Mile Project. Check out our website for more information. All kids in Jr and Sr High are invited to attend. Adult chaperones and drivers are needed!

Faith Promise Update: The Faith Promise budget year ends October 31st. The amount promised for 2017-18 $65,789. We are currently at $60,251 given. Please be sure to mark your gifts “2018 Faith Promise.” And continue to pray for God to provide and be in prayer for next year’s Faith Promise.  

New Core Classes beginning October 21st:
*How to Study the Bible: taught by Bryan Wolff and Mark Fullmer
*Your Work and Your Money  taught by Chad Carlson and Dave Rakosky
Please sign up on the bulletin board as we’d like an estimate of the number of people who will be attending each class.

The next Evening Service is Sunday, October 21st, at 6 PM. Chad Carlson will be speaking from Colossians 3. There will be a potluck before the service.

Open Funds: The following funds are open for your giving! If you choose to give, mark your gifts accordingly:
•Air Conditioning Fund   •Benevolence Fund   •Carpet Fund
•Food Pantry Fund   •Orphan Care (Adoption) Fund

The Hymn of the Month is “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name”. For more information on this hymn go to

Food Pantry Focus: The food pantry focus for October is canned goods and boxed rice/macaroni dishes. If you are able to donate, please put your donations in the “food pantry” totes.