Church Bulletin 5.6.2018

Youth Sunday

Scripture                                     Matthew 28:19; Matthew 4:19; Mark 16:15

Message                                                                               “Pray, Go, Tell”



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 Impact (our High School Youth Group).

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages. 

(Parents:  please pick your child up in his/her classroom.)   

w  3 yr. olds – 2nd grade meet in the Promiseland area to sing and have snack time then go to their classrooms.

w  3rd & 4th grade will meet in the Bible Drill Room #21.

w  5th – 12th grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

w  3rd grade – 12th grade meet in respective classrooms.

w  Starting Point adult class will meet in the Cry Room.

w  An adult small group will meet in the Library.

w  An adult current events class will meet in the Consistory Room.

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

                               Snacks – Kayla Bonicontro

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.  IMPACT will meet in the Youth Room.                                       

                               Snacks – Derek Kaluf

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



MONDAY – May 7

1:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Joyce Fase will lead devotions and Bonnie Cambe will host.

7:00 P.M.  CONSISTORY will meet in the Consistory Room.  Those who would like to request baptism or make profession of faith in Christ are invited to meet with the elders at 7:30 P.M.


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

7:00 P.M.  THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Keith Poole, Brian Hanewich, Amanda DeVries, Barb Hoffman, Janet Descho, Ron Owsley, and Shannon Scheurich.


1:30 – 3:00 P.M.  NIFTY NEEDLES will meet in the Fireside Room. 


§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  Everyone Welcome!  Invite Friends!                                Menu:  tacos (chicken, beef, and pork) with sides       

§  BACKPACKS for our Backpack Food Ministry distributed to the children of DeMotte Elementary will be stuffed at 6:00 P.M.  We invite you to come and help stuff a backpack!


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

6:00 – 7:30 P.M.  IMPACT will meet in the Youth Room. 

                               Snacks – Lindsay Zeldenrust

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



 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Donna Zandstra

♦ Jeff Mehan had bypass surgery this past Thursday. 

WE EXPRESS sympathy to the Andy & Sharon Nannenga family and Jerry & Diane Veld family as well and all family and friends on the passing of Sharon and Diane’s mother, Alice Kamminga.  Alice went home to be with her Lord this past Thursday night.  Arrangements were still pending as of Friday.  May God comfort all during this difficult time. 


  • 10:45 – 11:45  SUNDAY SCHOOL  May 20 will be our last day of Sunday School and Children’s Church.
  • 12:00 P.M.  THE ANNUAL SUNDAY SCHOOL PICNIC will be at Spencer Park!  Join us for food, fellowship, and fun!  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 
  • 2:30 – 4:00 P.M.  JOURNEY will meet in the Fireside Room.
  • 4:30 – 6:00 P.M.  SENIOR RECOGNITION for seniors and parents.
  • 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.  IMPACT will meet in the Youth Room.
  • 6:00 P.M.  PRAYER MEETING/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Consistory Room.

TO OFFICIALLY WELCOME Pastor Rob and celebrate our youth, please join us for cookies and ice cream in the Fellowship Hall after worship!

IMPACT STUDENTS:  May 13 is the final payment deadline for this summer's mission trip to Detroit!  No exceptions, as our site needs an exact student count.  There are still a couple of spots left; if interested in attending, please contact Amanda DeVries (863-7844).

SAVE THE DATE:  The Baccalaureate Service for the graduating class of 2018 will be on Wednesday, May 23 at Kankakee Valley High School.

IF YOU HAVE someone graduating this year from college, high school or eighth grade, please call the church office with his or her name and school.

TO ALL OUR VETERANS, if you have not in previous years submitted pictures for our Memorial weekend presentation, please turn in one military picture and one more contemporary picture to Tim Sietsma’s mailbox or email them to  When emailing Tim, please put “Memorial Day Presentation” in the subject field.  Also, please be sure to include the correct name spelling of the service person.  The deadline to turn pictures/info in is May 20.  We also ask that you check the list posted by the church office for accuracy in listing all our veterans and those currently serving our nation. 


  • This year’s theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" and the dates are June 11-15.  We look forward to having you join the fun!  Online registration at as well as paper registration forms on your way downstairs to the Fellowship Hall are available for both kids and volunteers.  Crew Leaders and Assistants are still needed and welcome to register!  If you are 16 years or older, we want you! 
  • Stop and check out the donation tags on the bulletin board on your way to the Fellowship Hall.  Many items are needed!  So, please take a tag!  Another item needed is paper towel and toilet paper rolls.  Please save them up for us!  Donation instructions are posted on the donation bulletin board.  Thanks!  J

SIGN UP TO HELP AT ARC BUILDING & GROUNDS WORK DAY!  On Saturday, May 19,   we will hold a work day including light work, clean up, and fix up for both indoors and out.  Volunteers are welcome to sign up on the sheet by the kitchen.  All ages are welcome to help.  More details to come.  We plan to begin in the morning and get as much done as time allows.  A possible light lunch will be served depending on interest.  Please see Eric Veldman or Jonathan Hart with questions.

ARC TOGETHER:  Have you been considering being a get-together host?  Now is a great time to fill out a host volunteer form and put it in the TOGETHER box.  Get-togethers have just begun.  Additional hosts would be appreciated in order to be able to include more people in a timely manner.  Let’s be deliberate about getting together, strengthening relationships, welcoming newcomers and engaging in fellowship and fun with one another.  If you have questions, or if it would be easier to volunteer via text, feel free to contact Kristi (219-964-9957 or 987-5195) or Donna (219-730-9824 or 987-4289). 

 “THANK YOU to the Nifty Needles for the scarf given to Duane Gluth.  It was such a blessing and from the time he received it, he started to feel better.  Thank you to all for your prayers and your continued prayers would be appreciated.” – Jane Hoffman


GOLF OUTING:  The 27th Annual DeMotte Christian Schools Foundation golf outing will take place on Wednesday, July 11, at 1:00pm at Sandy Pines Golf Course. Save the date and start practicing! The DMC Foundation provides an annual contribution to the school to reduce tuition costs.

YOU’RE INVITED to celebrate Clarence Oudman's 43 years of teaching and administration work at DMCS at an open house on Friday, June 8. Join us for food, fellowship and fun as we thank Clarence for his time at the schools and send him off to continue to do God's work however He leads. The open house will be at Covenant Christian High School from 5:30-8:00pm.