Bulletin for June 18th, 2017

Bulletin for June 18th, 2017

Welcome to Community Church! We continue our celebration of Pentecost 2017 as we focus on Prayer and the Holy Spirit! There will be times of praying together as the early church did during our morning service. Join us this evening as Pastor Ezra helps us May God bless this time of worship with His Spirit as worship together today!

Pastor Dave Out Of Office: Pastor Dave and Sandi will be gone later today through Wednesday for a quick trip to Washington DC. If you have a special need while Pastor Dave is gone, please contact Pastor Ezra, Bonnie Thomas or one of the Elders.

Mobile Food Truck will be Saturday June 24, at 10 AM. Registration is from 8 AM to 10 AM. Please share info about our MFT ministry to those you know!

Church Family Picnic: June 24th from 12PM3PM at Ideal Park @ Shelter Area. Fellowship, Food & Fun! Games for all ages. Prizes.
Arrive: Noon
Potluck Meal*: 12:15 PM
Followed by:
Games for All Ages: including a Cake Walk**
Kids Games with prizes
Balloon Toss for adults with prize
And more!
Lots of time to chat & enjoy fellowship!!
* Everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass & your own place settings (plates & utensils). Hotdogs, hamburgers, water and juice will be provided-if you prefer a different beverage please bring your own
** Everyone is asked to bring a cake or baked good for the Cake Walk; please use a disposable container/dish

New Adult Bible Study: From June 25 thru August 27 Arnie Snoeyink will lead a class called “Basic Concepts in Christian Growth.” The class will meet in the Godwin Room from 11:15 AM to noon each Sunday.

Want to Listen To A Sermon Again!? Copies of the service can be located on the refreshment table prior to the service or online at communitycrc.org/services. If you would like to keep a copy of the service or sign up to receive copies in your mailbox please email christopher@communitycrc.org or call/text 318-0056.

Vacation Bible School: July 10-13 6:30-8:30 PM
This year, our theme is CAVE QUEST: Following Jesus Light of the World. We have a few needs for VBS, please bless our ministry as the Lord leads and you are able. Most of all, we continue to ask for prayer that many children can be reached in our neighborhood. Thank you very much!
Need List for 2017 VBS:
▪One cardboard refrigerator box (unflattened)-may be able to get at Lowe’s or Home Depot. Please speak with Deb D. to let her know if you are able to help with this need.
▪ Four packs of 100 water balloons
▪ Craft Preparation: Each Thursday between now and VBS a craft is prepared. Help would be much appreciated; the group meets Thursdays from 10 AM to noon. If you have any questions, please speak with Kay V.
▪ Canvassers: Teachers, helpers, parents, students and anyone who knows somebody involved in VBS are invited to help pass flyers to neighborhood homes on Wednesday, July 5 at 6:30 PM. Mark your calendar and plan to share the exciting news of VBS!
▪ Frozen Treats: donations of frozen treats are sought for the evening of VBS. Please speak with Becky Lee if you are able to help fill this need.

Please Pray For The Persecuted: Pastor Kashkumbuev had faith in God, and for that he was imprisoned in a psychiatric ward. He knew he would probably receive drugs which would alter his personality. He fretted. One day a good friend from his church visited him. The friend encouraged his pastor to trust God. The pastor received the challenge and became brave in his faith knowing God was taking care of him. The drugs he received did not change him. He led many prisoners to Christ before he was released after a year in prison. Give thanks to God for watching over all the persecuted.

Community Church Flea Market and Neigborhood Block Sale:
SATURDAY, JULY 15 from 9 AM – 3 PM
The church will be having a flea market and neighborhood residents will be holding sales at their homes. The event will be well publicized and we anticipate bringing in lots of traffic, so sales should do well!
To Sell: Spaces are $15 each or $20 including one table. Please speak with Tamra Poll to reserve your space.
Community Church Bake Sale Table: Donations of baked goods will be accepted to be sold during the flea market. If you would like to donate, please sign up on the sheet in the lobby.
Sale Items Not Being Accepted by the Church: Please note we will NOT have a Community Gold table so we will NOT be accepting donations of items to be sold. If you have items to sell you may reserve a space to sell, offer items to others who are planning to sell, or donate them to a local resale store.

Community Resource Coordinator: Elizabeth K.:
▪Summer Food Programs For Kids: If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text FOOD to 877877 and receive a message back to the closest place where they can get free summer meals. Or call the Hunger Hotline at 1.866.348.6479 for immediate assistance.

▪GR Section 8 Assistance: The Grand Rapids Housing Commission (GRHC) will accept new applicants to our Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program June 19 through June 30, 2017. You must apply during the June 19-30 open enrollment period to be included in the random lottery that will add 5,000 households to the GRHC’s Section 8 waiting list. Elizabeth Kephart with be able to help register families (Tuesdays June 20th 5-7 PM & 27th 5-6 PM). A sign-up sheet is provided in the lobby for those that would like assistance registering.

Christopher Swanson

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