Bulletin - June 19


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 Information – Please see the calendar on the back of the bulletin for C&W times and room assignments.
  • Cave Quest Starts Tomorrow – Bring your child at 8:35 into the gym (1st-5th) or the education wing (PreK/Kinders) for a great week of learning about following Jesus.  VBS lasts until 11:30. Please sign your child in and out every day with his or her crew leader. 
  • Looking for Assistants for PreK/K and Craft Help for 1st-5th grade – If you can assist a day or two in either of these areas, let Betsy know TODAY.  No prep, just show up and be an extra pair of hands!  This is a great opportunity to show our love to Vacation Bible School kids. 


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

  • Summer Serve Wish List – This summer our high school summer serve team will be putting on children's camps and doing some repairs to buildings in the community. If you would like to donate to the trip check out our wishlist board in the concourse. 
  • HSM Bonfire – this Tuesday (June 21) from 7-9pm at the Vander Stelts.
  • Elevate Lock-In – is this Friday, June 24 starting at 8pm and we will end on Saturday morning at 8am. All middle school students are invited to join. Cost is $10 a person which will cover mini golf, laser tag, and pizza. Email Bryce if you plan on attending.
  • Summer Serve Meeting – our final prep meeting will be on Sunday June 26 from 6-8pm at Fellowship.


Lindsay Small, Minister of Discipleship & Congregational Life, 399-9280, ext. 14, lsmall@fellowshipreformed.org

  • God’s Story, Our Story Devotional Reading Guide – guides through summer are now available at the Welcome Center.


Karen Donker, Kids Hope USA Director and Hand2Hand Ministries Coordinator, 399-9280, ext. 13, kldonker@fellowshipreformed.org

  • Hand2Hand Needs – Pancake Mix, Syrup, Cereal, Vienna Sausages, Granol Bars, Fruit & Cereal Bars, Saltine Crackers, Chunky Soup, Instant Oatmeal, and Peanut Butter. Your donations are greatly needed and appreciated!  Thank you!!

  • Community Summer Mission Project – Please continue to pray for everyone involved in the mission experience, also known as Meet Up & Eat Up, at Pine Acres Migrant Camp. Volunteers from Ridge Point, Department of Health and Human Services, Herrick Public Library, as well as Fellowship are all joining together June 20-22. Volunteers from Fellowship this week are: Bob & Jayne Philipps and Karen Donker. More volunteers are still needed for the weeks of August 15-19 and August 22-26. Contact Karen Donker for more information

  • Thank you – for your food donations for Hand2Hand Ministries. School is done for the summer, however hungry children in our community still need your help! There are 13 families signed up to continue receiving Hand2Hand assistance throughout the summer.  A list of suggested food items can be found on the back of this bulletin, in the concourse by the Hand2Hand bulletin board, or on Fellowship's website. Thank you!! 


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


Lindsay Small, Minister of Discipleship & Congregational Life, 399-9280, ext. 14, lsmall@fellowshipreformed.org
Linda Hutchison, Parish Nurse, 399-9280, ext. 22, lhutchison@fellowshipreformed.org

  • A special Thank you – To all who helped make the neighborhood block party a success.  We estimate that over 1000 people attended.  To God be the glory!
  • Prayers for Campers – Please pray for the staff of Camp Geneva and the children who are attending. Those attending this week are: Lizzie Holstege, Stella Swindells, and Alaina Tracy.
  • Postcards for Service Members – are available today, June 19, and next week, June 26, in the Gathering Place.  Stop by and write a note to Fellowship members that are currently serving in the military. The Fellowship Angels are asking for help from ALL ages in showing appreciation and encouragement to our active military members in time for the 4th of July. The cards will be collected after the 10am service on Sunday, June 26 service and mailed to each service member. If  you would like to write to a specific service member, please make sure the name is clearly noted on the card. If you would like to write a note on your own card/stationary, please bring it to the office by Sunday, June 26.
  • Good Samaritan Volunteer Opportunities – the Good Samaritan Crew addresses requests for assistance that come in to the church. This crew is looking for volunteers to periodically assist with a variety of activities. Please sign up on the yellow postcards provided in the pews or at the Welcome Center. 
  • Lasagna Dinner Fundraiser – for Brian Arendsen, who is battling lymphoma, on Saturday, June 25, 3-9pm @ Fraternal Order of Eagles (20 N. 2nd St. Grand Haven). Cost is $10/ person. Contact Michelle @ 231-288-6466.
  • Job Opening – we are seeking a flexible, reliable, detail-oriented person for a 30 hour per week office manager position starting July 18. Responsibilities will include front desk work, staff support, mailings, etc. Please go to www.fellowshipreformed.org/jobs for more information.
  • Prison Penpals Needed – the Prison Penpals Missional Community is looking for 3 more penpals. Contact Lugene VanderKooi at lugenev@yahoo.com.
  • Yarn Donations Requested – the Knitting/Sewing Missional Community is in need of yarn, any color and any brand. Gift cards are also happily accepted.


  • Holy Land Engagement Tour with the Vises! – November 5-18, 2016. Great itinerary and great price ($3750 all inclusive with flight out of Chicago)! Experienced leaders - Marlin and Sally have led 54 tours over 10 years. Dr. Joshua Vis has been involved in Israel-Palestine since 2001. Meet the locals - both Jewish and Palestinian. Brochures available at the Welcome Center. For more information call Sally Vis at 616.610.2425 or email marlinandsallyvis@gmail.com. 
  • Cran Hill Ranch Hiring Summer Staff – See their website for information and an application. http://www.cranhillranch.com/#!employment/cflh
  • My Brothers' and Sisters' Houses of the Holland Deacons' Conference – are presently looking for qualified and caring Christian individuals to become part of their ministry team. They presently have opening for part-time Residential Support Staff during the day, evenings, overnights, and weekends. Interested individuals should contact HDC by email at info@hdccrc.org for more information or to request an employment application and position description. Holland Deacons' Conference, 272 E 26th St., Holland, MI 49423
  • Good Samaritan Ministries is preparing for our 2nd Annual Wild Run, which will be held August 20th, 2016! – This is an obstacle run for kids ages 4-13 that will be held on the Macatawa Greenway System at Ridge Point Community Church. All of the obstacles will be provided and built by local companies. Registration is open now, and we will be accepting new runners until the day of the race.  All profits will go to our youth programming here at Good Samaritan Ministries.
  • Positive Options (a service of Lakeshore Pregnancy Center) – is in need of volunteers to DRIVE the Mobile Medical Center to different events, parades, and outings in the West Michigan area! Do you have experience driving large vehicles (no special license required), have a heart for this ministry, and a little time on your hands?  To find out about this unique opportunity please contact amy.aernouts@lpcenters.com.
  • City on a Hill Cafe Director – City on a Hill Cafe is in search of a new Director.  Qualified individuals will have a heart for ministry and the staff and volunteers and have strong leadership skills.  The individual will be organized and have a strong work ethic.  The new Director will have a good working knowledge of food service and be Serv-Safe certified.  30-35 hours per week.  Call 748-6061 for more info.

Of Special Concern June 19, 2016

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