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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 people who would like to try their hand at facilitating our large group for ages 3 to Kindergarden which occurs during 2nd 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.)

Mexican Mission Informational Meeting:   Everyone is invited to attend an informal meeting to get to know Jonathan and Linnea, know how to pray for them, and ask questions.  Light snacks will be provided.  The meeting will start immediately after the second service TODAY, December 9, in Pier 17 (101/104).

 Cheers for Boomers:  If you are 55 years old or above, we invite you to “Cheers for Boomers,” a place where people can know your name, hear your story, and help you finish well in your walk of faith!  We will gather for a brief time of worship and prayer, and then have an information time of discussion around small tables where we talk about our lives, our joys and frustrations, and our hopes for the future!  We will meet Wednesday, December 12, from 10:00-11:30 am, at the church (BR Campus). 

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 Wednesday Morning Women’s Small Group will be starting Francis Chan’s “Amazing Grace” on the Right Now media app on December 12. This is a four-session study. Watch the first video before coming. We meet from 6:30-7:30 am at Trinity in room 111. Text Mary Davis 231-349-0431 or Debbie Thorne 231-598-7530 for more info.  If school is canceled, the group will not meet. 

Community Announcements

Christmas Concert:  The newly named River Country Community Christmas Choir totals over 50 singers and invites you to a wonderful evening of sacred Christmas music.  The concert will be at Grant Fine Arts Center (331 E. State Road, Grant), THIS EVENING, December 9, starting at 6:00 pm.  A freewill offering will be taken for Love in the Name of Christ.  Come and celebrate the birth of Jesus!  Following the concert, there will be a time of refreshments and fellowship.

Senior Social Luncheon:  Wednesday, December 12, at 12:00 noon at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 726 Fuller Ave., Big Rapids.  Bring your friends over age 60 and plan to mingle with others during a delightful luncheon and program.  They will be collecting donations for Manna Pantry (non-perishable food or cash.)  No charge but a RSVP is required.  For more information, see the bulletin board at the south entrance of the building or contact Shirley at Immanuel at 231-796-8273.