Bulletin - July 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 Information – Please see the calendar on the back of the bulletin for C&W times and locations.
  • Red VBS Shirts – Please turn in clean shirts at the Children and Families table near the kitchen and put a check by your name. Thank you!
  • Looking for Sunday School Teachers – Please let Betsy know if you feel God calling you to teach Sunday School grades 2-5. We are also looking for new Children and Worship leaders. Training is coming up at the end of July for C&W. Contact Betsy.
  • Wednesday Night Leaders – We have openings for teachers and helpers for GEMS and Boys' Club for fall. This is a great opportunity for you to fulfill the vows that are spoken when children are baptized..."We promise to support, love, and pray for you and your children...We will tell them the good news of God's grace, we will teach them Christ's way..." Come and join us! Contact Betsy. 


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

  • HSM Summer Serve – The group is on its way home from Rosebud, South Dakota. Please pray for this team as they travel home.
  • Elevate – Mark your calendars for July 28 for a middle school bonfire!


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

  • Young Adults - You are invited to our midsummer gathering on Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30pm. Contact Bryce with questions.


Nate Schipper, Minister of Equipping & Missional Engagement, 399-9280, ext. 17, nschipper@fellowshipreformed.org
Karen Donker, Kids Hope USA Director and Hand2Hand Ministries Coordinator, 399-9280, ext. 13, kldonker@fellowshipreformed.org

  • Hand2Hand Needs – Chicken Helper, Vienna Sausages, Rice, Cereal, Instant Oatmeal, Popcorn, Saltine Crackers, and Fruit & Cereal Bars. Your donations are greatly needed and appreciated!  Thank you!!

  • Donation needed – We are making a special craft project at Pine Acres for Meet Up & Eat Up in August. One of the supplies that we need for this project are empty 20 oz. Gatorade bottles. We need 50 of them. Please put empty bottles in a plastic bag and place them in one of the grocery carts by the Hand2Hand donation bins. Thank you!! 

  • Back to School Box – Bethany Christian Services holds an annual Family Picnic/Back to School event for foster and adoptive children as well as their families. Each child receives a new backpack full of new school supplies, donated by local churches and a few local businesses. Please see the collection box in the Concourse for the most needed items this year. THANK YOU for helping us provide school supplies for these foster and adoptive kids!


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

  • Town Hall Meeting – at 9am & 11am in MC34/35. We are planning to move to two services for the fall and would like your feedback. 
  • Prayers for Campers – Please pray for the staff of Camp Geneva and the children who are attending. Attending this week: Gaige Lundy.
  • Young Life's Timberwolf Lake – Allison Jonker is attending as a mentor with the Holland Young Lives girls (10 teen moms and their babies)! She would love the prayers and support of the congregation!   
  • 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. 
  • Prison Penpals Needed – The Prison Penpals Missional Community is looking for 3 more penpals. Contact Lugene Vander Kooi at lugenev@yahoo.com.
  • Please pray for Fellowship members/friends traveling to Israel-Palestine to put on Fitness and Arts Camps in Bet-Sahour (Bethlehem) July 18-30 – Mitch, Payton and Kelby Bosma, Emily Christiansen, Jordan and Anne Clegg, Lauren Jansma, Brian and Tammy Keepers, Kendra Kulier, Diana Stephens, Nate and Bekah Schipper, Joel and Kathy Schoon-Tanis, and Marijke Strong. This group (along with about 12 others) will be led by Marlin, Sally and Josh Vis to explore the Holy Land and use fitness and creativity as vehicles of reconciliation (through the RCA Peace Project).  
  • Pastoral Care During the Israel/Palestine Trip – While Pastor Brian and Pastor Nate are away on the Israel-Palestine Trip, please contact Pastor Lindsay, Pastor Jim Baar, or Linda Hutchison for pastoral care needs.


  • 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. 
  • Worship on the Waterfront – Free concerts on Sunday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm this summer! Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium, 1 N Harbor, Grand Haven. July 17: I AM THEY. July 24: David & the Giants. Check out their web site at www.worshiponthewaterfront.org. Any questions? Call: (616) 842-6600.
  • 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.
  • Part-time Administrative Assistant – Families Victorious is seeking applicants for a two day per week Administrative Assistant position. If you are self motivated, detail oriented with at least 3 years of office experience, please contact Kelly. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Contat: kelly.familiesvictorious@gmail.com or 616.312.5025.

  • GENEVA Camp and Retreat Center – is looking for individuals to join their housekeeping team who is instrumental in providing a safe and clean environment for GENEVA's summer camp and retreat ministries. This part-time, year-round opportunity involves 12-15 hours Monday-Friday, with occasional weekend duties based on seasonal activities. Interested candidates may apply in person or send resume to 3995 Lakeshore Drive, N, Holland, MI 49424.

Of Special Concern July 17, 2016

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