Bulletin - April 17


Betsy Bruins, Minister of Children and Families, 399-9280, ext.18, bbruins@fellowshipreformed.org
Emily Rosendahl, Children's Ministry Assistant, 399-9280, erosendahl@fellowshipreformed.org

  • Children & Worship and Sunday School Information – Please see the calendar on the back of the bulletin for C&W and Sunday School times and room assignments.
  • Sunday School 10am ONLY 4/24 – due to the change in service times for the Congregational meeting. During the meeting, children can either stay in nursery or go to the Youth Center (ages 4-5th grade) until the picnic meal and celebration.
  • Sunday School H2H Food-of-the-Month – We are collecting "The Great Eight" through the end of May for making breakfast and snack packs: 100% juice boxes, instant oatmeal packets, individual serving cereal boxes, fruit cups, granola bars, pudding cups, fruit snacks, and cheese & cracker packets. Thank you!
  • 2016 VBS – Cave Quest: Following Jesus, the Light of the World! VBS is June 20-24, 8:30 to 11:30am for ages 4 (Kinder 2017) through entering 5th grade. Registration for children and volunteers will be online starting mid-April.  


Bryce Vander Stelt, Minister of Youth & Young Adults, 399-9280, ext.23, bvanderstelt@fellowshipreformed.org
Stacey Duensing, Youth Ministry Associate, sduensing@fellowshipreformed.org

  • HSM – tonight you are invited to Bryce & Erin’s house for our first bonfire of the year. We will be hanging out from 6-8pm. All high school students are welcome!
  • Elevate – is still meeting through the month of April. We will meet this Wednesday from 6-7:30pm in the Youth Center. All middle schoolers welcome!
  • Summer Serve Dates to Know – training sessions will be held on May 1 at noon and June 12 at 5pm. Your next payment of $100 will also be due at the May 1 meeting.
  • THANK YOU! – HSM would like to thank everyone who donated items to our garage sale yesterday. Your support is what makes our summer serve trips possible.


Janelle Koolhaas, Interim Minister of Discipleship and Mission, 399-9280, ext.14, jkoolhaas@fellowshipreformed.org

  • Spring Devotionals – are available at the back of the Sanctuary, the Welcome Center, and the table in the Concourse. Join us as we dwell in the book of Acts!
  • New Bible Study on Acts – Join Pastor Brian and Dr. John Brogan for a 6 week study on the book of Acts. We will do an in-depth exploration of how the Holy Spirit was on the move in the early church and is still on the move in our lives today! Wednesdays in the Gathering Place from 6:30-7:45pm, April 13-May 18. Contact Pastor Brian for info.


Janelle Koolhaas, Interim Minister of Discipleship and Mission, 399-9280, ext. 14, jkoolhaas@fellowshipreformed.org
Karen Donker, Kids Hope USA Director and Hand2Hand Ministries Coordinator, 399-9280, ext. 13, kldonker@fellowshipreformed.org

  • Hand2Hand Needs – Tuna Helper, Chicken Helper, Fruit cups– all varieties, Vienna sausages, Instant oatmeal, Cereal, Pancake mix, Syrup, Squeezable jelly, Rice, Canned spaghetti sauce
  • Donations Needed – for the Community Summer Mission Project at Pine Acres Migrant Camp! There is a list of requested donation items in the concourse by the Hand2Hand grocery carts. Please consider taking one of the pink or yellow sticky notes off of the plastic bin with a suggested item written on it. The item can be returned to the plastic bin any time in April or May. Items needed include: beach towels, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, plastic jump ropes, wiffle ball and bat sets, and books of all kinds and levels. Thank you for your support!! 


Brian Keepers, Minister of Congregational Leadership, 399-9280, ext. 12, bkeepers@fellowshipreformed.org
Jordan Clegg, Minister of Creative Arts, 399-9280, ext. 15, jclegg@fellowshipreformed.org

  • April 24 Service Times – On Sunday, April 24, services will be at 8am and 10am. The Congregational Meeting will be held at 11am, with a celebration to follow.


Lisa Braunius, Interim Coordinator of Congregational Care, 399-9280, ext. 17, lbraunius@fellowshipreformed.org
Linda Hutchison, Parish Nurse, 399-9280, ext. 22, lhutchison@fellowshipreformed.org

  • Congregational Meeting Information:
    • 2016 Nominees – Below is the single slate which will be voted on at the April 24 meeting.
      • MLC Elder - Jason Grant
      • CLC Elder – Linda Dalman, Chuck Kulier, Anne Reilly-Clegg, Joan Stuttman
      • MLC Deacon - Barb Dobberteen
      • CLC Deacon – Heidi Plaggemars, Mike Slager, Mike Thorsby, Bev Vander Hill
    • Preview Sessions – the last session will be held today in MC34/35 at 9:15am. Come hear updates, ask questions and share feedback.  To keep the Congregational Meeting brief, please bring your questions to these sessions.
    • Absentee Ballots – are available at the Welcome Center and need to be turned in prior to the Congregational Meeting (these do not count toward quorum). 
    • Child Care – will be available during the Congregational Meeting. 
  • Baptism Class – Sunday, April 24, at 9am for parents desiring baptism for their children. Baptism will occur on Sunday, May 8, at the service of your choice. Register by contacting the church office or Hannah Clark (hclark35@gmail.com or 616.510.8966). Sign up by TOMORROW, Monday, April 18.
  • 2016 Crop Walk – April 23 & 24. Jim Baar will be walking in memory of Bryon Carter and Mary Reimink. To contribute, contact Jim or sign up in the office.
  • Meet Your Farmer – open house at Eighth Day Farm’s Holland Town Center (12330 James St) on April 26 (3:30-6pm) and April 30 (10am-noon). All are invited! Walk the land, learn about participating in our CSA, chat with Farmer Kyle. Get a coupon for a free plant at our upcoming May plant sale! Questions? Emailkyle@eighthdayfarm.org
  • PrimeTimers Tulip Time Luncheon & Show – Thursday, May 5 at 11am. Cost is $20. Sign up on the postcards in the pew or call the church office.
  • Cran Hill Ranch Hiring Summer Staff – See their website for information and an application. http://www.cranhillranch.com/#!employment/cflh


  • Second Reformed Church Spring Art Show – featuring works by Joel Schoon-Tanis will run March 20 through June 5. Everyone is invited to attend the show during Open Gallery Hours: Sunday—11:15am to 1pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:30am to 3:30pm; and Friday from 9:30am to 12pm. If you have questions, please contact Hope in the Second Church office at 616.772.2153.
  • Clothing Give Away – Saturday, April 30, 9am to 12pm. Men's, women's, and children's spring and summer clothing available to ALL at NO charge. Feeding America Food Truck will there at 10am (first come first serve basis; please bring your own containers). Harvest Bible Chapel, Corner of US 31 and Stanton St, West Olive, Michigan. 
  • Successful Aging - Let it grow, let it grow, let it grow! Thursday, April 21, 11:30am-1pm at Christ Memorial Church. Holland’s Award Winning flower gardens are known around the world. Join us as City of Holland Greenhouse Manager, Shelly DeVries, shares her gardening expertise. From beautiful Holland floral displays, to seasonal containers, come and enjoy the presentation and learn how to create your own floral masterpiece! Cost is $4.00 (includes lunch). Please pay at the door. Special thanks to our lunch sponsor: Vista Springs of Holland Register by calling 616.820.7482 by Friday, April 15.
  • LifeWalk 2016 - June 18, 2016 many will gather to celebrate LIFE!  Lakeshore Pregnancy Center and its services of Positive Options and Best Life is hosting LifeWalk 2016.  The event will provide for the work God is doing in walking alongside those faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

Of Special Concern April 17, 2016

Renee Krueger