LOGO BMessiahUPDATE     9.16.18

Bible Memory Verse
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2: 4, 5

Welcome Visitors!
We are glad to have you join us in worshiping Christ together today. We invite you to wear a name tag (found on the back ledge or in the Fellowship Registers) so we can better connect with you during our Fellowship/Coffee time following the service. Ready for a more permanent, printed name tag? Please contact the office.

Small Groups for Art of Parenting
We have begun the Special Sermon Series and Small Group study on “The Art of Parenting”. We are encouraging current small groups to use this as their curriculum. We have also set up some additional opportunities for you to participate:
1) There will be a group meeting following the morning service during the Sunday School hour (starting today).
2) There will be a couple temporary groups forming for this study.

Please sign up for a temporary group on the Coffee Counter. The series will be completed before Christmas.

Annual Child Safety Training
 This is required annually for all adults who work with children Nursery – High School. You only need to attend one of the dates listed below.
Sept 23 – 11:00 (Sanctuary)
Sept 30 – 4:30 (Blue Room)
The youth training will be on September 30 at 11am during the Sunday School hour, and is for any new youth volunteers. This will take place in the Yellow room next to the Men’s bathroom. They will be dismissed back to their SS classroom following the training.

We will be starting soon. The first meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6:00pm. M.O.M.S. is a support group for single moms who live in the area, and their children. If you would like to give a single mom information about this program, there are pamphlets and invitations on the Outreach Committee table in the narthex. Contact JaneDyk if you have any questions about this ministry.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesday ‘Women of the Word’ begins this coming Wednesday at 9:30am in the Church basement. We’ll be studying the book of Esther. Open to women of all ages; children are welcome, however childcare is not being provided. Questions? Contact Kate Thurkettle, 283-3743.

This Wednesday morning Women’s Bible Study invites you to meet with Cathie Brasser, the author and leader of our study at 9:30am this Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Signatures. Come and be informed about this Bible Study and how you can grow in the Word and fellowship with other sisters this coming year. (Our first regular meeting will be Sept. 26)

Messiah Circle
Are you ready? Thursday, September 20 will be our first meeting.  Study books on Hebrews are on the back ledge. Be sure to pick up your copy. Coffee is served at 9:30, study is from 10 – 11am. If you have any questions call Dena Baker at 896-9614.

Adult Fellowship
We will begin next week! We meet monthly after the evening service. We have a light dinner first and then discuss the evening’s message. We’d love to welcome new members, so come if you are able. Dismissal at 8:30.

Monday Night Ladies Bible Study
We will kick-off at Karen Lanning’s house on September 24 at 7pm. She is graciously hosting and will provide the goodies. If you’d like to carpool, meet at church at 6:45 and we’ll go from there. (Karen’s address: 2893 Greenly Ave., Hudsonville) Our regular meetings will start October 1.

Messiah Book Club
Our next meeting is October 10. Book selection: “Peace Be Still” by Dena Baker. Books available in the Library.

CROP Hunger 5k
Save the date for the Hudsonville CROP Hunger Walk 5k on Sunday, October 14 at 1:30. Messiah is hosting the event this year. Churches and groups from around the area are forming teams to raise financial support and awareness. Local food ministries that benefit: Jehovah Jireh of West MI and Pamoja Refugee Gardens. More info in your boxes or contact Fig VanderMolen @ 616-560-5607.

Directory Changes?
The new directory will be coming out soon! If you have any changes to your “listing” -address, phone numbers, etc., please call or email the office or put a note in Shelly Duggins’ secretary mailbox by September 19. Thanks!

Coming at Messiah
September 16 PM – Troy Bierma
September 30 PM – Dan Gritter

Upcoming Offerings
September 23 AM – General Fund; PM – OMF (Overseas Missionary Fellowship – Asia)
September 30 AM – General Fund; PM – Habitat for Humanity (Classis Georgetown)

Does the church office have your current email address? If we don’t have it or if it has recently changed, we would like to update things here in the office. You can send it to office.messiahcrc@gmail.com. You can also be added to our Friday email list to receive a weekly email which includes the coming Sunday’s bulletin, along with missionary newsletters, etc.

Office Hours
Year-round Office Hours:  Tuesday – Thursday,9am – 4pm, Friday, 9am – 1pm
Note: Pastor Nate’s day off is Monday.

From the Deacons
Can’t find last week’s offering amount? Check your inbox again! The Deacon’s Corner was attached to the weekly email sent out from the Office Staff. If you didn’t get it – make sure your current email is on file with the office or check your spam folder to make sure it didn’t get flagged. For those who do not wish to receive email update, a copy will be put in your individual mailbox.

NOTE: Don’t get the weekly church emails?  Send an email requesting them to office.messiahcrc@gmail.com

Bid 2 Benefit Youth
Do you shop at Bid 2 Benefit Youth? Please take advantage of a program they have where they donate 10% of your total purchase to our ministry. Ask the cashier to fill out the “Ministry Benefit Coupon” and designate “Messiah CRC Youth Group”.  Thanks for your support. See the flyer in your mailbox for more info or contact Fig with questions!

Paper Gator
Don’t forget about our Paper Gator, ready to receive your recyclable paper (newsprint, office paper, catalogs, magazines, phone books; NO cardboard of any kind, plastics or metal). The environment is happier and Messiah gets the profit!

The Fireside Room (located at the top of the stairs by the parking lot)
Available every Sunday during church services as a convenient place to quiet small children, feed a baby, etc. Audio from the services is played through a speaker in the room – a dial on the wall near the light switch controls the volume.