Church Bulletin 1.28.2018


Scripture: Acts 9: 1-22
Message: “Fresh Start: Paul” – Rev. Troy Nanninga



Feel free to grab a cup of coffee from the Fellowship Hall/Kitchen serving ledge downstairs before the service!  You are also invited to stay for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall after the service!

The regular offering will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for our Missions & Benevolences Fund.

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages.  
(Parents:  please pick your child up in his/her classroom.)   

  • 3 yr. olds – 2nd grade meet in the Promiseland area to sing and have snack time then go to their classrooms.
  • 3rd & 4th Grade will meet in the Bible Drill Room #21.
  • 5th – 12th Grade will meet in their respective classrooms.
  • 3rd grade – 12th grade meet in respective classrooms.
  • An adult small group will meet in the Room 37.
  • An adult current events class will meet in the Consistory Room.
  • Nursery is available upon request.  

4:30 – 6:00 P.M.  JOURNEY will meet in the Fireside Room. Snacks – Ryder Hart

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.  IMPACT will meet in the Youth Room. Snacks – Luke & Hope Zylstra

6:00 P.M.  PRAYER MEETING/BIBLE STUDY in Consistory Room.



TUESDAY – January 30
6:00 & 7:15 P.M.  FAITHFIT YOGA will be in the Fellowship Hall.

WEDNESDAY – January 31
5:15 - 6:30 P.M.
FAMILY NIGHT FUNDRAISER - Proceeds benefit Impact high school youth group. We will be serving fried chicken, potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls, salad, and dessert! Please join us
(STUDENTS:  If able, please arrive at 4:30 P.M. and bring a dessert!)
6:00 P.M FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall
6:15 – 6:45 P.M. GOD’S ANGELS CHOIR (Kindergarten – 5th grade) practice in basement
6:30 P.M WORSHIP COMMITTEE will have a brief meeting in the Consistory Room

THURSDAY – February 1
7:00 P.M.  
HOPE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Lesson – Pennie Martin; Devotions/Spiritual Life Thought - Lucile Bozell; Hostesses – Lorri Owsley and JoAnn Abbring

NEXT LORD’S DAY – February 4
9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP - THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.
Time TBD - IMPACT SUPERBOWL PARTY – check back for more details!
6:00 P.M.  PRAYER MEETING/BIBLE STUDY Consistory Room.



CHURCH MEDIA COMMITTEE has had flying fingers this week on Facebook and Instagram.  Have you checked out the pages?  Give us a like or follow, maybe even share.  We are still looking for content writers.  We are looking for people who “do Facebook and Instagram” websites, write well for information, photography and so much more.  If you have a passion to connect community to Christ and his church than we will find a place for you on our team.  We are meeting today for more information in the Library after church. 
DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION about your group, meeting, or committee you would like help publicizing?  We would be glad to get the word out any way you wish. Please email any information or pictures to the Media Committee at

VBS 2018 is coming and we once again need your help to make it a success!  This year’s theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" and the dates are June 11-15.  We have 10 leadership positions to fill and we need 20 adults and 20 high school age teens to serve as crew leaders.  There is a sign-up table in the Fellowship Hall this morning where you can get more information and also sign up.  Sign up to help us make this year's VBS the best yet!!

IMPACT STUDENTS:  Mark your calendar!  There will be a SuperBowl Party on Sunday, February 4.  Weather-permitting, we will be skiing on Saturday, February 10.  More details to come!  

THE WORSHIP COMMITTEE will meet this Wednesday in the Consistory Room at 6:30 P.M.  We would like to invite not only regular members of the committee, but also members of the sub-committees including the Music, Children’s Church, Nursery, Usher, and Audio Visual Committees. The names we have for these committees are Teresa Evers, Joni Zylstra, Stacy Hoffman, Amber Hart, Marie Hilton, Heather Veld, Tim Sietsma, Jeff Fase, Dave Kampenga, and Bob Bakker.   If you belong to one of these sub-committees and don’t see your name listed, we invite you to come. Regular members of the Worship Committee are:  Ryan Kohlhagen, John Roorda, John Abbring, Jason Whitt, Mike Veld, Diane Ottinger, Kathy Bult, Donna Ooms, and Ron Evers.

BACKPACK MINISTRY BLANKETS were delivered to students this past Friday.  Thank you so much for your donations!  We currently need 70 MORE BLANKETS to ensure we have enough for our next Mobile Pantry on February 16.  We are in need of (new or homemade) full or queen size blankets or throw blankets that are large and warm.  Please set them on the Fellowship Hall stage by Wednesday, February 14.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER SIGN UP is posted by the kitchen for those that would like to volunteer for our next Mobile Food Pantry set for Friday, February 16.  There are a couple ways you can help with this important ministry.  We need volunteers to help that day with various jobs such as working in the kitchen, helping with registration, and helping clients carry food to their cars.  Also, we need baked goods to serve.  All help is so appreciated!

THANK YOU: “We would like to say thank you for the recent financial gift that was designated for us in the offering.  We appreciate your thoughtfulness.”  – Sam & Carol Sietsma

CHRISTIANS HELPING CHRISTIANS: If you know of someone who needs help from Christians Helping  Christians, please contact Bonnie Sanow (987-6252).

LAST WEEK’S OFFERING:  Regular Fund - $5,852.26; DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc. - $918.25; DeMotte Work Team - $50.00.

ARC UPDATES: Want to receive ARC updates and cancellation info via text message?  Just text @demottearc to 81010 to sign up.  

2018 CAMP MANITOQUA REGISTRATION will open on February 1.  This year’s theme is “Thrive” based on Colossians 3:17.  Church will again pay 2/3 for members and non-members.  You can register online beginning February 1 at  Informational brochures are available in the kitchen window.  Please call the church office for the coupon code.  Camp spaces fill up incredibly fast so registering ASAP is essential to get your first date selection.

OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS always remain in our thoughts.  We would like to send words of encouragement to them as they focus on their studies.  This week we ask Tim & Sue Steinke and Steve & Tammy Szostek to send a note to Allison Schultheis (10267 W. 1200 N. DeMotte, IN 46310) and Bri Vanderhere (1882 S. Fountain Drive, Apt. #104 Westville, IN 46391).



FATHERS & SONS, join Camp Manitoqua and Retreat Center for our Forge weekend retreat, February 9-10, 2018.  Designed to give fathers the opportunity to commission their sons to begin the process of becoming men through biblical teaching and hands-on learning.  Visit for information and to register or call the office at 815-469-2319.

CAMP COUNSELORS WANTED:  Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center is looking for Camp Counselors for the summer of 2018.  Visit for more information and to apply, or call our office at 815-469-2319.