Click here for more information regarding S’mores and More, Meet the Pastor, and Newaygo Women’s Potluck.

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.    

Women’s Ministry Event—S’mores 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.

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.

Women’s Small Group: Try It Tuesdays are starting back up every third Tuesday of the month. Our first class will be September 17,  at 7:00 pm. Back by popular demand, our very own Janette Ross, with How Great Thou Art ministry, will be leading us in a step by step original painting. Please RSVP by September 10 by marking  “going” on the Facebook Event. Cost is suggested $7

Newaygo Campus:  There will be a Newaygo women’s potluck held at the church on Thursday, September 26, from 5:30-7:00 pm.  Contact Mary Beth with any questions.

Lost and Found (BR Campus):  Please check the lost and found to see if any of the items belong to you.  We have several  water bottles, clothing items, books and videos.  Items not claimed by September 15 will be discarded or donated.

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 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

GriefShare will be offered on Monday evenings, September 9 through December 9, 2019, at Resurrection Life Church (14734 215th Avenue, Big Rapids), from 6:00-7:30 pm.  GriefShare is a Christian support group offering support and encouragement to adults who have lost a loved one to death.  There is a registration fee of $15.  Please RSVP by phone at 231-796-4080 or the website griefshare.org.  Child care is available

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