Bulletin - July 24


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 1-4. We are also looking for new Children and Worship leaders. Training is coming up at the beginning of August 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 Beach Night – On August 10 from 7-9pm come and hang out at Holland State Park. It will be a great time to reconnect with each other during the summer.  
  • Elevate – This Thursday (July 28) all incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are invited to the middle school bonfire from 6:30-8:30pm at the Vander Stelt's home (21 Iroquois Ave).


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


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, Canned Spaghetti Sauce, Rice, Cereal, Instant Oatmeal, Popcorn, Saltine Crackers, Fruit & Cereal Bars, and Cream of Wheat Cereal. 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!! 
  • Shoe & Sock Drive – Please watch the bulletin next Sunday for information regarding a mission project to benefit the kids at Pine Acres Migrant Camp.
  • Volunteers Needed – Fellowship is partnering with several other community agencies through a project known as Meet Up & Eat Up at Pine Acres Migrant Camp. The project not only provides a free lunch for kids up to 18 years old, but also focuses on building positive relationships through reading, playing games, as well as doing arts & crafts. The time commitment is 11:30-1:30 Monday through Friday. Dates volunteers are still needed: August 15-22 or August 22-26. Contact Karen Donker.
  • 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. 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

  • Flowers in the Sanctuary – are in memory of Don Bohlsen who passed away 5 years ago on July 26.
  • This Morning – Pastor Lindsay is honoring a previous preaching commitment at Pillar Church. She is still the pastor on call and can be reached at 616.566.1312.
  • Memorial Service for Scott Bronson – son of Marcia Bronson on Saturday, July 30 at 11am. Visitation at 10:30am prior to the service in the Great Room.
  • Prayers for Campers – Please pray for the staff of Camp Geneva and the children who are attending. Attending this week: Blake Bosma, Thorin Brower, Koen Rutkauskas, Quentin Rutkauskas, Luke Saurbaugh, Katie Dykema, and Kenzie Solis. 
  • 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.
  • All Church Book Read – What does it look like to be Christians who work for justice and reconciliation? How might we bear witness to the good news of God's shalom in our homes, neighborhoods, workplaces and broader community? Join Pastor Brian in our summer book read, The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can Be Made Right by Lisa Sharon Harper. Copies of the book can be purchased at the Welcome Center for $12. Group discussions will happen Sundays in August at 9am (between services). Contact Pastor Brian with questions.
  • Join the Movement: Seeking Shalom in the wider Holland Community – Fellowship is partnering with Maple Avenue Ministries, Calvary Reformed Church and Pillar Church to bring Lisa Sharon Harper, author of The Very Good Gospel, to Holland on August 14-15.  Harper brings an evangelical faith-rooted approach to advocacy and engaging the local church in the work of justice and peace-making.  Harper was recognized in 2015 as one of "50 Powerful Women Religious Leaders" by the Huffington Post.  Pick up a brochure at the Welcome Center or visit our website to learn more about this incredible opportunity.


  • 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 24: David & the Giants. July 31: Blanca. 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.

Of Special Concern July 24, 2016

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