Bulletin for February 5th, 2017

Bulletin for February 5th, 2017

Welcome to Community Church! We are continuing our series on 1 Peter with the theme: Following In His Steps as we look at Chapter 2. We will also be witnessing the professions of faith at our 9 AM service of Cara B., Carol D. and Joseph R. May God bless our worship and study of His Word today!

Prayer Time Tonight: At this evening’s service we will focus on spending time in prayer, seeking to help us as a church grow in prayer. Come tonight and join together with God’s people in prayer!

Reading through 1 Peter: On Sunday, February 19 we will be reading through 1 Peter at our morning worship services. Twenty five volunteers are needed to read at each service. If you are willing to serve in this way, please sign up on the appropriate sheet in the lobby.

Church Family Picture Board Update: We will be updating the Church Family Picture Boards n the coming weeks. We consider church family to include professing and baptized members as well as those that attend Community Church on a regular basis. If you do not currently have a picture posted on the board or would like to have your family’s picture updated, please submit a printed picture to the church office (Secretary’s mailbox is located in the Copy Room) or email a digital picture to [email protected]

Church Family
Please remember our sister in Christ, Julia V., with cards, visits and prayer as she is now residing at Heartland Health Care Center, Room 116, 625 36th St SW, Wyoming MI 49509.

Community’s Food Pantry Has Expanded! The church’s food pantry has expanded so we can help the church and community with more of their food needs. We’re now located upstairs in Dawn’s old office. The pantry will be open on Tuesday nights from 7-8 PM and on Wednesday afternoons from 1-2 PM. We ask that if you need emergency food assistance you call the church office and make an appointment during those times, or just come by the new food pantry during those times. At this point we have no plans on opening it at other times, so we ask you to use the pantry during the staffed hours listed above if at all possible.

Got Questions About Life? Everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view. ALPHA is a small group that meets weekly for 10 weeks, Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 PM. Each session includes food, conversation and brief study. If you are interested in attending or have questions about this small group, please speak with Pastor Ezra or Nicole Harris. (Please note this small group is for those who have not taken the class before.)

Prayer Room, located across from the Godwin Room, is a great place to meditate, pray or read a Bible! The Prayer Room is open any time the church is open for those who desire a quiet time with God; or join others for prayer Wednesdays at 7 PM or Sundays at 10:15 AM. If you have a need or thanksgiving that you would like our prayer groups to pray for, you may write it down and leave it on the table in the prayer room or in the bottom row of the Prayer Apron.

BoxTop$ For North Godwin Ministry: Clip & save BoxTop$ for Education labels; bring them to church and leave them in the box on the table in the lobby.

Dare To Be: is a single evening event designed for women of all ages. Natalie Grant and Charlotte Gambill prayerfully sculpt the night around worship, and two full Bible teaching sessions. At “Dare to Be” you’re able to experience the fullness of a multi-day women’s conference, but wonderfully jam-packed into an affordable, three hour, one-night event at Kentwood Community Church on Thursday, March 2 @ 7 PM. Tickets are $20/general admission ($17/general admission for groups of 10 or more). To get the discount we must purchase tickets at the same time. A sign-up in lobby; speak to Janice Plowman if you have questions or to pay your admission if you plan to attend

Please Pray For The Persecuted: Christians are imprisoned in Eritrea and they have committed no crimes. They exist in prison with much uncertainty. On any day guards come and take five or six or 20 people and they are executed. Dr. Berhume spent eleven months in prison. A quote from him, “You become family in prison. You eat together and laugh together. Suddenly the prison guard comes with a list of names and you wait, you might be one of them. You are not but your friends are part of that group. You feel bad but always Scripture encouraged me.”

Christopher Swanson

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