LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 9.27.20

COVID-19
Please see our most recent information here.

Email?
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
The Church Building is closed.  Please contact Fig with any office related questions.

Sunday Mornings
We will be meeting on the lawn at 9:30am for our worship service until further notice.   Please bring your own chair and be aware that social distancing will be in place.  Grab a song/liturgy sheet on your way in. There will be a place for your offering.  

Sunday Nights
We will have a time of prayer and worship Sunday night. This will be on Facebook Live.  Please feel free to leave prayer requests in the comments on the Facebook post or email them to church. 

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.

Save the date!
We are hoping to hold our first indoor Sunday services on Sunday, October 11th and could use your help cleaning up the church before the services. We are looking for 8-12 volunteers on the nights of Monday, October 5 & Tuesday, October 6. More information to follow.

From the Deacons
Messiah Family: the deacons wanted to take a moment to clarify a matter one thing related to your commitments to the elevator fund.  Although the Elevator is happening in conjunction with the building expansion, the pledge process was separate from that of Belong Grow Serve.  Because of that, please give you pledged donations for the elevator to the “Elevator fund” rather than the BGS campaign in general. We will be keeping you up to date on your giving progress toward your BGS commitments on an annual basis but the elevator pledges were anonymous (similar to that of Faith promise or CEF) and we will not be able to offer updates relative to those pledges.  Sorry for any confusion and please let a deacon know if you have any questions or need a prior gift adjusted into a different account as a result of this clarification.

Neighborhood Prayer Focus 
Hope St. & Nellie Ave

Re-Opening
Please keep the re-opening committee in your prayers.  

Offerings
Offerings during CV Shutdown: Please continue to send in your offerings through the mail or sign up for Breeze to give electronically. You may contact Fig for assistance with your Breeze account – fig.messiahcrc@gmail.com 

Counseling Needed?
Messiah CRC is part of the Church Assistance Program at Pine Rest. This offers our members many benefits, one of them being that you may see a counselor up to 3 times/year for free. To use this confidential service simply call 616-455-6210, say that you are from Messiah CRC and would like to schedule an appointment. Feel free to contact Pastor Nate with any ?’s.

TRIP
The TRIP program is here to raise money for families that struggle with the cost of Christian School. Order forms are on the back ledge. Talk to Mary Soodsma if you have any questions.

Coming Up
Online Services

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

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

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!