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18th Annual Cruise-in

September 6, from 5-9 pm.
Our church has been asked to fill a need. What a great way to serve our community to benefit someone who struggles in life. Trendway’s 18th Annual Cruise-in Benefit this year is for 16 year old Jersei Mills who has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.
Thrivent will assist our church towards this event with seed money and t-shirts. Your help is greatly needed to help serve at the food booth. Please read the flyer below and sign up for this fun and exciting night of fellowship as we show our love through Christ serving others in our community. If you have any question about the benefit please talk with Tom N. or Terry R.


VBS – LEGO STYLE

PARABLES TOLD BY USE

OF LEGOS

July 29 – August 1, 2019

10:00 – 11:30 AM  
 
FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 THROUGH 6TH GRADE
 

Register by calling 616-738-0100  or download the form below and return to the church.

Free Will Offering – please bring items such as small toys, school supplies or hygiene products for Operation Christmas Shoebox 
VBS Director Email: cosvbs1@gmail.com
 
 


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July 2019

June 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

 



Worship on the Waterfront

Father’s Day – Worship on the Waterfront Here’s the What, When, Why, Where and How in no particular order What? This event is less than a month away. Please plan now to join us in a special time of praise and worship to celebrate this Father’s Day with your family. We are headed up to Grand Haven’s gorgeous waterfront Stadium. When: Sunday, June 16 with service starting at 7:00 pm Where: Waterfront Stadium located at 1 N. Harbor Dr., Grand Haven, MI 49417 How: Easy, no tickets required; bring blankets and lawn chairs. Why? Family time, special moments, memories not  to be forgotten. You decide WHY.   Additional Details (from the WOW website) :

  • Venue: Worship on the Waterfront is held in the Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium. This stadium was newly renovated in 2018. Gone are the old wood bleacher seats and in is a new grassy amphitheater. Please bring a blanket or lawn chair and have a seat in the grass. Food and drink are allowed in the stadium, so stop on your way and get ice cream. Food and drink will not be sold at the stadium.
  • Time: Gates open at 6:15pm. Worship will start at 7pm and finish around 8:30pm. Feel free to stay after, as the stadium offers the best view of the musical fountain.
  • Cost: WOW is free to attend, thanks to our many sponsors. A free will offering is at your own discretion.
  • Parking: Arrive in town early as parking goes fast. A limited number of handicap and regular parking spaces are available in the lot next to the stadium. Several other lots are available within a block or two of the stadium. If you are unable to find a spot, feel free to park at First Reformed Church, 301 Washington Ave. It is an easy 3 block walk down Columbus St to the stadium. Weather: Please dress accordingly. The stadium is open to the elements, good or bad.
  • The stadium sits on the banks of the Grand River, just upstream from Lake Michigan. Plan on a breeze and temps a minimum of 5-10 degrees cooler then further inland.


Thrivent Disaster Relief

HURRICANE FLORENCE

As a membership organization of Christians, we know caring people want to support those who are recovering from the hurricane. And we’re making it easy to help.

Make a personal donation

You can make a personal donation through their online giving platform offered in partnership with InFaith Community Foundation to the below organizations helping those affected by the hurricane. Thrivent will match your donation dollar for dollar – up to $1 million. This matching opportunity will run until the match is met or until Dec. 31, 2018, whichever comes first. The organizations below have been selected to receive matching dollars. To donate, simply click on the name of the organization to which you wish to donate:

* Thrivent will pay the processing fees for personal donations made through InFaith Community Foundation, up to $100,000 or until Dec. 31, 2018, whichever comes first.



17th Annual Cruise-in

Friday, September 7, 2018 from 5-9 PM
 
COS had the honor of serving food again at this year’s annual event. Thrivent Financial assisted us with seed money and t-shirts and many volunteers and donations helped push this event to an all-time record in terms of donations raised ($35,000).  This year’s benefit helped the Appledoorn family with their many financial needs.  Their 13 year old daughter Chloe suffers from Anorexia Nervosa.  Your attendance and help was so appreciated!! Join us again next year for a fun and exciting night of fellowship as we show our love through Christ, serving others in our community.  Thank you to Terry Reimink and Tom Nunheimer for organizing our church’s participation. 
 


Summer Picnic

Friday, August 17 from 5 – 9 PM
 
Get ready for this year’s Annual Picnic by signing up on the back wall of the sanctuary or calling Whitney. Bring a dish to pass, table service and chairs. Bring family, neighbors or friends. Hot Dogs, chips and juice will be provided. Dinner from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Square Dancing will be from approximately 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 


Resisting Temptation

There was no Sermon recorded for Sunday, July 1. The topic was resisting temptations, which include, but are not limited to, being negative, criticizing others, cheating, complaining or gossiping. Change your thoughts to instead be thankful in all things. Bridle your sinful desires, and have confidence that, through His innocent sacrifice, by the grace in what He did for us, that you have the will and the power to lead good, pleasing lives. Amen. 


VBS Family Style

FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 THROUGH 6TH GRADE

PARABLES TOLD BY USE OF LEGOS

Thursday evenings July 12, 2018-August 2, 2018  5:30pm to 7:15pm (Meal included)  

Register by calling 616-738-0100  or download the form below and return to the church.

Free Will Offering – please bring items such as small toys, school supplies or hygiene products for Operation Christmas Shoebox 

VBS Director Email: cosvbs1@gmail.com