LOGO BMessiahUPDATE 2.28.21

Summary for Gatherings/Facility Use (Updated January 1, 2021):
CHURCH SERVICES:
– We have returned to full, 9:30AM and 5:30PM in-person Worship Services.
– We will continue to Live Stream both our services so that you can view from home (live or later).
– Please wear a mask from your car to your seat. After that, it is recommended that you keep your mask on.
– We will have two areas designated for Mask On Always – the Youth Room overflow and the back few rows of the Sanctuary. Masks will be required in these areas for the duration of the service.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING
-Nursery will be provided.  Children who normally go to God’s Garden (2 & 3year olds) may go to nursery as God’s Garden is not running at this time.  
-Children’s Worship (3year old-K) is not meeting.  Please feel free to grab an activity bag in the back of church.  We would love to have your kids worship with us!
-Sunday School, GEMS & Cadets are not running at this time
-Youth Group for High School and Middle School will be meeting. See events page for current meeting plans.

MINISTRIES, SMALL GROUPS, BIBLE STUDIES, COMMITTEES, ETC.
– Our building will again be available for your groups to meet in-person.
– We ask that, at a minimum, participants wear a mask from their car to their seat and that the seats are spaced out 6’. Other restrictions may depend on the specific group.
– Please schedule your meeting by emailing the office (office.messiahcrc@gmail.com) as your room may be temporarily changed to accommodate more spacing.

MISCELLANEOUS
– We have resumed building rentals.  Please contact the office.
– We will have limited Office Hours, but the church building will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-12:00 if you need to drop something off, check your mail, etc.

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.

Valet Parking
Valet is now available again! Would you like someone to park your car, clean off the snow and return it to you after the service? Just drive up to the main entrance under the overhang and someone will assist you

Voice of the Martyrs
We will be hosting a live event to raise awareness and promote the ministry of  Voice of the Martyrs on Friday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. Voice of the Martyrs draws attention to and supports Christians who live in countries where they are
persecuted for their faith. Contact Pastor Gale Tien for more information.

40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil
Messiah CRC has the opportunity once again to participate in the prayer vigil at the abortion clinic on Fulton Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan on March 15. Please consider committing one hour to pray for the various issues related to abortion in our country. Contact Pastor Gale Tien for more information.

Faith Promise
Please remember to turn in your Faith Promise Pledge Cards to support missions and mission projects both at home and abroad. You can find them in your mailbox and there are additional cards on the tables in the narthex. Please place your filled out cards in any of the Offering baskets.

Christian Education Support
Messiah CRC has a long history of strong support for Christian Education. Families who think they will need support for Christian Education during the 2021-2022 school year need to fill out financial information on the FACTS website by March 31. March 31 is the deadline for Messiah and the schools. Pledges toward supporting those in need will be taken in March.
Messiah Furniture Delivery Ministry
As we slowly get back to “normal”, we are happy to announce the furniture delivery ministry is kicking off again starting
March 2. Messiah has partnered with Love INC for many years in helping picking up and delivering furniture. This is a small way we can show God’s light to our community. Team members, please check your email for delivery schedules for
this year. If this is something that interests you and you want to be a part of this wonderful opportunity, please contact Eric Bolt via phone or text, 616-292-5788.

Coming Up
3.5 Voice of the Martyrs virtual/simulcast event, 7:30 PM
3.15 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil

Offerings
NOTE: There will be baskets in the narthex for your offerings; we will not be passing the basket during the services. You can bring your offerings for the General Fund, Faith Promise, CEF, Benevolence and BGS any time.

3.7-3.21 PM – Alpha Women’s Center

Neighborhood Prayer Focus 
Hope Street & Nellie Avenue

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
TRIP is alive and well! If you’d like to support the Christian Education Fund, please call Mary Soodsma at 616-915-8832 to order some TRIP. There are cards for groceries, gas, restaurants, and even garbage pickup…Tanger Outlets, Macys, Dicks Sporting Goods, Cabellas, TJMaxx and many, many more – just ask Mary. Looking forward to helping Messiah get caught up on our CEF!

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!