LOGO BMessiahUPDATE      12.17.17

Bible Memory Verse
“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1: 14

Spiritual Gifts Inventory
Click here to take the Spiritual Gifts Inventory

Welcome Visitors!
We are glad to have you joining 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.

Christmas Service
We will be having a Christmas Day Service at 9:30am

M.O.M.S. Christmas
The M.O.M.S. Ministry is again collecting gift cards to give to the moms as a Christmas gift from the congregation. Please consider showing love to these families by donating cards for gas, groceries, or other every day needs. Smaller denominations ($10-25) are most helpful. A collection box is on the coffee counter. Donations need to be received by Monday night, December 18. Contact Mary Soodsma to order gift cards through the church TRIP program.

Walk-Up Choir
Advance Notice: Christmas morning we are going to have another walk-up choir. We will be singing “The Hallelujah Chorus”. If you’d like a copy of the music ahead of time to refresh your memory, or plunk out your part let me know. I will assign a copy to you, and get it in your mailbox. Thanks! – Heather Collins

Volunteers Needed
We are again looking for Upward volunteers for January and February. Please sign up thru the link on the Friday email, on the church facebook group, or talk to Fig.

Mark your calendars for another HILLCLIMBERS event! We will be going to a Griffins Hockey game on Saturday, January 13 at 7:00pm.There will be a sign up on the coffee counter. Feel free to invite friends and have a good time! Have questions? Contact Andy & Hailey Brinks(616) 980-6216.

Messiah Book Club
Our next meeting is January 10. Book Selection: “Hotel on the
Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. You may pick up your copy in the library
this morning.

Faith Promise
They’re coming in!! The Faith Promise Pledge cards, that is. Our goal is to raise pledges for $80,000 this year – a mighty ambitious goal. Up to this point we have collected just over $56,000. If you have not yet returned your pledge card, please do so before the end of the year. Let’s go over the top!

Bid 2 Benefit
Are you doing some Christmas shopping at Benefit Twice (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. Contact Fig with

Name Tag Magnets
We now have magnetic backs for your name tags if you prefer to use them. There are lanyards available also. You can pick them up at the coffee counter.

Coming at Messiah
Dec 17 PM – Children’s Christmas Program
Dec 24 PM – Candlelight Service
Dec 25 AM – Christmas Service
Dec 31 AM/PM – Don Van Slyke

Upcoming Offerings
Dec 17 AM – General Fund; PM – Lakeshore Pregnancy Center
Dec 24 AM – General Fund; PM – Love INC
Dec 25 AM – Benevolence
Dec 31 AM – General Fund; PM – Resonate Global Mission

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: Monday & Friday, 9am – 1pm; Tuesday – Thursday,9am – 4pm.
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.