Sunday, January 31, 2021, Weekly Announcements

Is the Church Office Open? While there may be some staff in the office during the week, many are working at home to limit the amount of traffic in and out of the building (for Covid-19 cleaning purposes). So, technically, the office is not yet open. If you need to get into the building during the week, please call ahead to make sure someone is in the office. If you leave a message, someone will call you back as soon as possible.

Morning Kairos: "Morning Kairos" is a weekly video series put together by our seminary resident, Camden McKuras. There are three videos a week that get posted at 6:00 am on Facebook and Instagram on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The word "Kairos" is Greek for “time.” But unlike clock time, this means a time to decide, or the opportune time. These are five minute or less devotional videos that give you the opportune time to start your day with a Bible verse, prayer, and question to help you think about God. Give it a listen sometime! A bonus: Camden tries to follow along with the sermon series!

Do You Like To Cook?  If you enjoy cooking and would like to join the team to provide a meal to a family after a hospitalization, illness or birth of a child, please call the office.
Missing Any Jewelry?  Several jewelry items have been found and are in the office.   If you have misplaced a ring, bracelet, watch or earring, please call the office.  We may have found what you have lost! 
CranHill Winterfest:  Enjoy a day full of winter fun at CranHill Ranch on February 21, from 2:00-6:00 pm.  A free meal will be served from 2:30-4:30 pm.  Snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the Barn Store all day.  You can enjoy tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing, broomball, ice climbing, pony rides, bonfire, marshmallow roast, petting farm and more.  Tractor drawn wagon rides will be running continually during the whole event.  For more information, call the CranHill Ranch office at 231-796-7669.

Lost and Found:  Be sure to check the Lost and Found, located in the office hallway.  
Giving Statements: This year ALL giving statements were mailed. We will not be handing them out on Sunday mornings. Please contact Jane Landstra at or the church office if you do not receive your statement by the end of January.

Baby Bottle Boomerang:  Life Resources of Northern Michigan is a local, life-affirming ministry with locations in Cadillac and Big Rapids.  Their services include parenting classes, material support, abstinence education in local schools, abortion recovery, community referrals, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and much more!  All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.  By filling a bottle with your change, cash or check, you are taking a stand for LIFE and supporting the programs of Life Resources of Northern Michigan, Inc. – a local ministry that works with clients and parents that are in the valley of life decisions.  Bottles are located in the hall. Take a bottle, fill it up and return it by February 28.  For more information, contact Kathie at 231-796-3931.

Community Announcements

Mecosta/Osceola Right to Life, Inc. will once again be sponsoring an oratory contest for area high school students.  The contestants will be researching, writing and presenting a 5-7 minute speech on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, stem cell research or cloning.  Besides building confidence in their public speaking abilities and gaining experience with critical thinking, the top three presenters will be given monetary awards in the amounts of $50, $75, and $100.  The contest is April 13, and the application deadline is March 26.  For more information, contact 231-796-3931

40 Days for Life:  Would you be willing to pray for one hour to end abortion? 40 Days for Life is a pro-life effort that consists of 40 days of praying, fasting, and holding a peaceful vigil in front of an abortion clinic. The spring campaign will take place from February 17 through March 28, from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM, in front of Heritage Clinic for Women at 320 East Fulton Street in Grand Rapids. To register online to pray: 1. Visit 2. Click “Sign Up for Vigil Hours” box. 3. Log in to your account or … create an account. 4. Click on the day you want to pray at the peaceful vigil. 5. Click on the hour you want to pray. 6. Click “Submit Hours” box. All done! A reminder will be sent to you via e-mail before your prayer time.  Contact Kathie at 231-796-3931 for more information.          
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