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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.  The next baptismal service is planned for Sunday, January 6.

 Are you an engaging storyteller?  Our preschool team is looking for a couple of people who would like to try their hand at facilitating our large group for ages three to Kindergarden, which occurs during second service.  A script is provided which can be edited to fit your “style.”   Please contact Connie Lossing if interested.   ( or leave a message at the office 796-2600.)

A New Semester of Trinity Kids Starts in January:  This is a great time to join the team.  Let us know where you would like to serve:  Nursery, Preschool, Elementary, Greeting, Small Group or Large Group or Behind the Scenes.   Email or call the office.  You will need to go through the Caring for Kids screening process.

The Gathering: Ladies, come join us on January 16, at 6:30 pm, at the Big Rapids Campus, for The Gathering. We will share a meal, hear an encouraging message, and fellowship with women of multi-generations. Learn about the exciting things happening in our Women’s Ministry, and learn about and connect to small groups, women’s ministry volunteer opportunities, classes, discipleship mentoring and more! RSVP to the church office.

Missions Committee Need:  The Missions Committee is in need of a secretary. If you have secretarial skills and a heart for missions, we would love to chat with you about our open position.  Please contact the Big Rapids  Church office at 796-2600 for more information. 

Guyana Optometry Mission Team 2019 is being formed.  We are planning to work in Crabwood Creek, Guyana, this year from May 10-21 (dates are slightly flexible).  We are looking for optometrists, optometry or pre-optometry students, opticians, pharmacists, pharmacy students, medical doctors, medical students, nurses, nursing students or others involved in the health care  field.  We will also take several helpers (no medical background needed) to help with our trip.  Please contact Julie Hanson at if you would like more information.

The Church Around the WORLD:  Be sure to pick up your copy of The Church Around the WORLD in the foyer by the Daily Readings.

Community Announcements

 Award-winning lecture series comes to Big Rapids:  The award-winning January Series of Calvin College is coming to Big Rapids. From January 3-23, 2019, Fellowship Christian Reformed Church will be one of more than 50 remote webcast locations worldwide to broadcast one of the nation’s leading lecture and cultural arts series.  The 2019 January Series features an impressive lineup of experts, including a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, and a multiple Oscar and Emmy-nominated costume designer, to name a few.  For a full list of speakers and topics, visit .  (Brochures are available in the office and information can be found on the bulletin board by the south entrance.)