Click here for more information regarding baptism, Meet the Pastor Event, Real Life, and Women’s Ministry Smore’s and More.

Baptism:  If you are interested in learning more about baptism, please contact the office.  It is required that you meet with one of the pastors/elders and discuss what baptism means before you will be considered as a candidate.   

Meet the Pastor:  Meet our Senior Pastor, Gary deBock, and hear his story, the church’s history and where he sees us heading in the future.  There will be a Q and A time as well.  Meet the Pastor at the Big Rapids campus will be on Sunday, September 15, at 12:30 pm. Call the office to RSVP.

Real Life:  FSU Students, you are invited to the first group gathering for the year on Tuesday, August 27, at 7:00 pm, in UC 202.  Large group gatherings regularly meet on the first Tuesday of every month, at 7:00 pm, in UC 202.  For more information, call 231-287-5080 or email RealLifeFSU@gmail.com

Women’s Ministry Event: Smore’s and More: a fire-side chat September 6,  7:00-9:00 pm, at the OutBack fire pit.  Seating provided.  See the Facebook event on the @BigRapidsWomensMinistry for more details or contact the church office.

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

 Come join us for the 11th Annual Praise Him in the Park Christian Music Concert on Labor Day, September 2.  It will be held at the Hemlock Park Bandshell and music will start at 10:00 am. Lee and Melanie Johnson will be performing along with the DavidYonkerBand and Hadley Hope. This is a free event and is open to all the public. Parking is behind the Big Rapids Middle School. Bring your lawn chair. 

Give the Gift of Reading!  Volunteers Needed:   SLD Read’s Language Links Volunteer Program has been helping at-risk children in West Michigan since 1992.   As a volunteer tutor, you will be placed with an a student (enrolled in 1st-3rd grade) that is at-risk for reading failure and who is significantly below grade level in reading and spelling. These students do not qualify or receive Special Education services. There is no fee charged to either the parents or the school. All tutoring is done during the school day. Requirements: Tutors must complete SLD Read’s Phonics Fundamentals training (32 hours) offered in September 2019, complete an internship with a Master tutor, and be available two hours per week for one academic year in the Big Rapids area schools.  For more information and to schedule an interview, contact 231-592-9605 ext 2034 or sfinney@sldRead.org

Bible Study Fellowship is a great Tuesday night women’s Bible study available to our community. The fall’s first meeting is  September 10,  6:45-8:15 pm, at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church. A program for school-aged children runs during the same time. Check out their website for more information www.bsfinternational.org

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