Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party

The kids and adults packed 61 boxes that were sent to the distribution center and from there will go to children around the world.  Thanks to all who helped!

On Sunday, November 18 our Sunday School classes will work on filling shoe boxes  with toys, hygiene items, school supplies etc. to be sent to Operation Christmas Child through Samaritan’s Purse.

Treasure Hunt Event

This event has been rescheduled for February 2, 2019 2-4 pm. An event for the entire family. Free and Fun! Castaways will move through a variety of stations that reveal the amazing treasure we receive when we’re friends with JESUS. Each station helps kids and their families find all they need in Jesus – friendship, comfort, help, do-overs, and power!  Click Here for Tickets

Babylon Day 1

The Marketplace is abuzz. There is talk of someone named Daniel, who was taken captive and is in the charge of Ashpenaz, a very important man in Babylon – the king’s chief of staff. He is the one who changed Daniel’s name to Belteshazzar. He also changed the names of Daniel’s three friends to Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. What strange names!

Fall Retreats coming up…

FAN THE FLAME – Community women’s Conference at Lakewood United Methodist Church
September 15, 9 am to 3 pm
Lunch provided
Register through August 31 at https://tinyurl.com/LakewoodWomen or Call 269-367-4800
This is a free event, however donations would be appreciated.

WINSOME WOMEN on Mackinaw Island – Oct. 16/17; 17/18; 18/19 (3 identical retreats)
Cost is $226.00 (2-3 in a room) or $206.00 (4 in a room) and includes ferry ride, meals at the retreat, all sessions, room, taxes and fees (all inclusive)

HARVEST MEN’S RETREAT at Camp Barakel – October 19-21
Cost is $115 per person. Sign up at Harvest Church or call 616-374-8697

ALL NEW FULL CIRCLE TOUR for Women at Fair Haven Church in Hudsonville
November 2
Register by August 31 at Harvest Church or call 616-374-8697
Cost is $24 per person with group of 10 or more or $29 per person for less than 10 people

Church-wide Picnic

August 19 from 2:00 pm to ?
At DeJong’s lake
Supper at 5:00 pm (Burgers, hot dogs, lemonade and tableware furnished)
Bring a dish to share (side dish and dessert contest)
Bring swimming gear including life jackets, lawn chairs

Join us this Sunday

A glimpse into this Sunday’s sermon:

Peter tells his readers that the “end of all things is near.” That being true, how then shall we live?  If we believed that the return of Christ is right around the corner, how would our lives be different?  If we knew we had but a couple months left in this life, what changes would we make?  If  you’re one of those folks that answer that question with some variation of “Nothing!” I have two words for you: Egotistical and Liar.  Peter gives believers at least three suggestions as to what we ought change in view of “the end of all things is near.”