The holidays can be a difficult time when you are experiencing loss or grief. Sometimes this is a death, sometimes the loss of a job, the experience of aging, a broken relationship, or a family member's sickness. Fellowship's Blue Christmas service is for anyone experiencing sadness during the holidays. Join us for a quiet service of music and prayer as we journey through darkness and look to Christ for light.
Join us for a Discussion of When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka, this year's Holland Area Big Read book.
“When the Emperor Was Divine” follows one Japanese family uprooted from its Berkeley home after the start of World War II. After being delivered to a racetrack in Utah, they are forcibly relocated to an internment camp. They spend two harrowing years there before returning to a home far less welcoming than it was before the war. Using five distinct but intertwined perspectives, Otsuka's graceful prose evokes the family's range of responses to internment. Culminating in a final brief and bitter chapter, Otsuka's novel serves as a requiem for moral and civic decency in times of strife and fragmentation.
Join us for our (F)all Church Retreat!
Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places
Speaker: Dr. Chuck DeGroat, Author
Saturday, October 7, 8:30am-2:30pm
All ages welcome...special programming for children and youth. Sign-up here.
A freewill offering will be taken to cover the cost of the retreat.
A parish is a neighborhood of households within the larger congregation of FRC, shepherded by an Elder and a Deacon, with the purpose of caring for and connecting with one another.
August 27 will be a time of celebration (after both services) to meet your Elder and Deacon, as well as other members of your parish.
Kids and volunteers are in for a wildly creative, inventive, interactive adventure with God June 12-16 from 8:45-11:30am! Children will have a fun-filled time learning how they are created by God and built for a purpose. Kids will participate in hands-on activities, games, and bible stories. Click here to register now!
Farewell Celebration: Please join us for a meal and a time of remembrance and celebration on June 4 at 11:30am.
Memories & Letters for Pastor Brian: If you would like to contribute any cards, memories, or letters to a keepsake album for Pastor Brian, please submit them to the Welcome Center or office by Sunday, May 28. You can also submit a letter or memory at bit.ly/PastorBrian and we will print it to include.
Love Offering: If you would like to contribute to a love offering for the Keepers family, please turn it in to the office by June 4. Checks should be made out to Fellowship Church and designated “Keepers’ Love Offering.” You can also contribute online at bit.ly/frcgive and choose “Love Brian” as the designation.
Join us May 7!
After the 8:30am service for brunch in the concourse
After the 10am service for BBQ and games outside (weather permitting)
· Hog Wild
· a dunk tank
· bounce house
· and other fun games!
All funds raised will go towards transforming the former youth/adult wing into the new children’s wing.
On Sunday, April 30 at 11:15am, we will meet as a congregation to share what’s happening in the life and ministry of Fellowship Church. The Congregational Meeting is an important time of discussion and decision making, and your voice is needed! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, member or not. A quorum of 185 confirmed members is needed (individuals 18 and older who have become members through transfer or membership class). Childcare will be available during the meeting.
Meeting Agenda (begins at 11:15am)
- Opening prayer and devotions
- Declaration of a quorum (185 confirmed members needed)
- Approval of the minutes of our April 24, 2016 congregational meeting
- Celebrating where we’ve been and anticipating where we’re going (priorities for 2017-2018)
- Summary of congregational feedback on worship schedule
- Motion to receive absentee ballots
- Thank you to our outgoing Consistory members
- Election of the whole number (single slate) of Elders, Deacons, President-Elect
- Introduction of the nominees
- Motion to elect the single slate of candidates
- Proposed 2017/2018 ministry spending plan presentation and Motion to approve
- Closing prayer and adjournment