Congregational Care or Service
Volunteers serve coffee in the narthex after the morning worship service, as well as other special occasions.
Deb Force or Linda VanKlompenberg
Volunteers honor families by serving refreshments after funerals held in our church.
Gladys Powney 662-1642 or Lee Yonker 662-0127
A table next to mailboxes in the narthex is the place to look for sign-up sheets, brochures from para-church organizations, envelopes for sending letters to missionaries, and more. Check it out.
The church library is located beside the south entrance to the sanctuary. Books of fiction by popular Christian authors; Christian devotional or reference books; jigsaw puzzles; DVDs and videos are all available for those who want to borrow them.
The Messenger newsletter is published about six times a year. It includes announcements, calendars, milestones, birthdays and anniversaries, and communications from our missionaries. Anyone may submit articles. It is distributed into the mailboxes.
Dedicated volunteers are always appreciated for this ministry. Opportunities include volunteering to help monitor the children of the congregation during a morning or evening service.
PRAYER LINE (616-457-4090)
The prayer line keeps the congregation aware of prayer needs and praises throughout the week. You can listen to the message on the phone or receive it by e-mail.
RENTAL OF FACILITIES
The basement fellowship room and the activity building may be rented by members for private gatherings. Call the church office, 457-9440, for rates and reservations.
TAKE THEM A MEAL
Meals are scheduled by the deacons.
Please contact your district deacon.
Transportation for Sunday church services or for appointments is available.
The deacons schedule rides and appreciate volunteer drivers.
WORSHIP SERVICE RECORDING
The worship services are recorded on CDs and sent or delivered to whomever requests them. The services can also be accessed online here.
Fellowship Groups (top of page)
A group for those who like to read a variety of books and discuss them with others. Books are chosen according to the tastes and interests of the members. Group discussions are Wednesday evenings every four to six weeks. People of all ages are invited.
A light meal, friendship, and Bible discussion after the evening service on the first Sunday of the month. The group includes couples and singles generally aged 65 and older.
FUN & FELLOWSHIP
Couples and singles (generally pre-retirement age) get together for outings or activities. Times and events are announced in the bulletin.
Senior SIngles who are living alone come together for a meal at Russ’ Restaurant in Grandville on the second Tuesday evening of each month.
Senior members and friends are invited to participate in a variety of daytime activities, programs or outings. All activities are announced in advance in the weekly bulletin and sign-ups are often required.
Men's Bible Study (top of page)
Bible Study for Men
Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.
Outreach Programs (top of page)
A boys club for 1st through 8th graders. Volunteer counselors model Christian life and manhood to the boys in discussions, badge work, handicraft projects, and outdoor activities.
Our congregation leads a Sunday afternoon devotional service in the Connector at Georgetown-Cambridge Manor. Volunteers provide instrumental or vocal music, and a brief meditation.
Church volunteers serve as mentors for students at Pinewood School. Each mentor meets with one student for one hour a week. The students are recommended by the teachers, and our Kids Hope coordinator matches them with a mentor. The day and time vary from student to student according to class schedules and the mentors’ availability. Prayer partners uphold the student and the mentor in prayer.
On the first Friday of the month from 6:30-9:00PM (October to April), our church offers free child care to anyone in the community who reserves a spot. Volunteers of the church help with singing, crafts, storytelling, nursery, set-up, snacks, and much more.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Begun in March, 2017, we meet the first and third Thursday of each month in the church basement. Eight to ten women gather there and some women knit in their own homes. Patterns and yarn are furnished. We have gifted over 100 shawls to church members, friends and relatives of church members, Emmanuel Hospice, and Lacks cancer treatment center.
Winky Meyer or Linda VanKlompenberg.
This person intentionally seeks out visitors who enter the church on Sunday to give them a warm welcome.
High school students meet for discussions and activities as scheduled by the leaders.
Paul and Kerri DeWindt
Women's Ministry (top of page)
A women’s ministry which organizes the physical caring of members for each other, and also plans all-church social events for women.
TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Tuesday morning women’s Bible study uses Discovery lessons prepared by Navigators. Includes daily devotional study.
A women’s group that meets twice monthly on Wednesday afternoon to sing, pray, talk and study the Bible together.
Jan Visser or Winky Meyer
Worship (top of page)
Volunteers decorate the worship and fellowship areas to make them attractive and pleasant places.
Accompanying a service on the piano or organ is a great way to serve. Playing or singing for special music during a service is also a great way to participate.
Contact the church secretary
Groups of 3 to 6 persons who lead the congregation in singing new or familiar songs during the worship service.
Emily Holt or Carl Wiersum
Volunteers are used to operate the sound system and the Power Point presentation during worship services. Help is needed on this committee.
Ushers offer a friendly greeting and escort those entering the sanctuary to a seat.
VOICES OF PRAISE
A high school & adult choir that sings regularly during worship services. They rehearse after the Sunday morning service.