December 30-January 6

December 30 - January 6


December 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019 


Sunday, December 30

10:00 a.m. Worship


Tuesday, January 1 



Sunday, January 6

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship

11:30 a.m. Fellowship Meal




December Birthdays & Anniversaries

For details, please see Pastor Tims email of Thursday, December 27th.


January Birthdays & Anniversaries

For details, please see Pastor Tims email of Thursday, December 27th.


Budget Needs November 2018

Needed for Budget $101,321

Received $86,140.41

Difference -$15,180.59



Our Annual Meeting will be Sunday, January 20, 2019. Please make plans to attend. You will be receiving the Annual Report on Sunday, January 13 in order to allow you to prepare for this significant meeting in the life of our church. 


Our Daily Bread

The December, January, February issue of “Our Daily Bread” is now available for free in the foyer. This handy guide to the Bible allows the reader to pause each day and think upon the things of God. It is a simple devotional that will bring you blessings. 


The Season of Christmas

Christmas worship is not confined to a single day but extends for twelve days. The origin for these twelve days of festivity lies in the early church.

The early Christians of the East celebrated the birth of Christ on January 6 [they converted the pagan celebration of the birth of a god on this date into the birth of Jesus since the birth date of Jesus is not known]. In the West, Christians began to celebrate Christmas on December 25 [they converted the pagan festival of the Invincible Sun into the birth of Jesus]. Eventually these two dates became the boundaries of the Christmas Season with the celebration of the birth of Jesus on December 25 representing the beginning of the festival and the celebration of the manifestation of Christ to the world through the visit of the magi on January 6 [Epiphany] representing the end of the Christmas Festival.     


Weekly Scripture Meditation:

We are inviting the Church as a whole to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, January 6, 2019 are as follows: Matthew 2:1-12; Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12. The verse in bold will be the sermon text for that Sunday.


January Movie

The January movie will be “Unbroken: Path to Redemption” The movie will start at 6:30 on Friday, January 11. More information to come. 


Martin Luther King, Birthday Celebration [1.21.2019]

Join in the celebration by coming to the breakfast on January 21, 2019 at the Grand River Center. The breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. and the celebration begins at 7:30 a.m. Our speaker will be Vincent Bacote, Ph.D. He is a theology professor at Wheaton College, Ethics Center Director, ordained minister, speaker, author and bass player. His talk is “An Antidote for America’s Agitation. $25 for adults, $10 for youth 12 and under. Register by January 14, 2019 at