Sunday, February 7, 2021, Weekly Announcements

Our Story:  Women, have you ever heard someone's story and walked away knowing your life would be impacted by what you heard? Stories can be so powerful, especially when a valuable lesson has been learned. On February 12, come hear women share their stories on how God has taught them important lessons on priorities. Starts at 7:00 pm in the Trinity Fellowship multipurpose room.

Try It Tuesday, February 16, at 7:00 pm:  How do you make string art? Hammer nails to wood, wind string around the nails back and forth. Voila! Ok, it sounds simple but there is a little bit more involved. Come give it a try!  Price still being calculated. Class is limited to 12 at this time. RSVP by February 9 to Katie (615) 540-5466.  Our website has been updated! Check out all the information on local women's ministry activities.

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.

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 (231-796-2600) or email

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.

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 did 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.

Prayer Chain:  If you would like to commit to praying for requests from individuals, then join the e-mail prayer chain. Call the office (231-796-2600) or send an email to   Please remember that all prayer chain requests are to remain confidential.

Prayer Requests:  If you have a prayer request that you would like to share, you can do so by sending it to or calling the office.  If you have an urgent prayer need and the office is not open, please call Kathie Richards at 231-250-2535.  Please remember that if the request is for someone other than yourself, you must have their permission to pass on the request.

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 Kathie at 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. There are still spots available.  Contact Kathie at 231-796-3931 for more information.          
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