Saturday Morning!


Stop by church from 8:30 – 10:30 AM  on Saturday November 3rd to pick up your cookie orders!

It’s important that people not wait until Sunday,

since there is not enough freezer space at church.



World Renew Prepares to Help as Hurricane Michael Hits the Florida

Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle as a growing Category 4 hurricane today, with 140 mph winds, a foot of rain, and up to 13-foot storm surge, affecting people from Tampa to the Alabama state line.

Over 100,000 Florida residents have received evacuation orders and nearly four million are in the storm’s path. Michael is the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Gulf Coast and Big Bend in decades.

World Renew is accepting donations to respond to Michael. 

Regional Managers for the southeastern U.S. from World Renew’s Disaster Response Services (DRS) have begun preparations for a response to the storm. They and World Renew DRS staff are collaborating with government and other non-profit organizations to plan for the possible launch of early assessment and rapid response teams into the damage areas as soon as they are accessible.

World Renew DRS provides volunteer labor and free recovery services in communities that are effected by natural disaster in the U.S. and Canada. World Renew prioritizes assisting disaster survivors who may “fall through the cracks” in these communities, such as the elderly, people who live below the poverty line, people with disabilities, and homeowners without insurance or in other circumstances that prevent them from recovering on their own.

World Renew DRS manages approximately 3,000 trained volunteers and is currently active in responding to Hurricane Florence last month, hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, as well as wildfires on the West Coast and damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in Tarboro, North Carolina, in 2016.

This week, World Renew DRS is beginning a response in the Carolinas to September’s catastrophic rain and flood damage from Hurricane Florence. The first volunteer team to begin providing clean up and mucking out services to homeowners affected by Florence arrives in New Bern, North Carolina, on Saturday, October 13, 2018. More rain is expected from Michael the Carolinas this week, where the already saturated ground may put clean up efforts there on hold.

To support World Renew DRS in responding to the needs of people affected by Hurricane Michael, donate online.

Checks marked “Hurricane Michael” can be mailed to:

World Renew Canada
3475 Mainway
Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8
or call (800) 730-3490

World Renew US
1700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
or call (800) 552-7972

For more information or to arrange an interview, Members of the Press can contact: Kellie Scholma, World Renew DRS Communications Manager, at; or Beth DeGraff, U.S. Media Contact at

PHOTO TOP: National Hurricane Center ‏ @NHC_Atlantic A Facebook Live broadcast will take place at 2:20 p.m. EDT (1:20 CDT) with NHC director Ken Graham, providing an update on Hurricane #Michael 

Who doesn’t like home-made cookies??


The very popular YP (youth group) Fall fundraiser will be taking orders from Sept. 17 thru Oct. 21.

It will be the sale of cookie dough, muffin batter, and brownies from Rechecks. The cookie dough and muffin batter will cost $12 each. The brownies will be $6.

Cookies dough types are chocolate chip, M&M chip, oatmeal cranberry pecan, oatmeal chocolate chip, peanut butter, and sugar (cutout).

Muffin batter types are blueberry supreme, chocolate chocolate chip, cranberry nut, and lemon poppyseed.

Brownie types are chocolate fudge and chocolate cream cheese.

Pick up date Nov.3rd.  Great for Holiday baking!

Plan for your holiday baking!


This month our Youth Group is selling cookie dough, muffin batter and baked brownies as a fundraiser. Orders are due Sunday October 21. The product can be picked up on Saturday November 3 at church from 8:30-11:30 AM. Or they can be picked up at church on Sunday November 4th.  Each year this is a great way to do your holiday baking!

3# Bulk Cookie Dough for $12 each
Chocolate Chip
M&M Chip
Oatmeal Cranberry Pecan
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter
Sugar Cookies (cutout)

3# Bulk Muffin Batter for $12 each
Blueberry Supreme
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Cranberry Nut
Lemon Poppyseed

8 X 8 Baked Brownies for $6 each
Chocolate Fudge
Chocolate Cream Cheese

SUB SALE – Order by April 8

YP-logoThe Young People are having the sub sandwich sale on April 14. 

The cost is $4 per sub. Both ham and turkey subs are available. 

Orders have to be made by April 8. 

People can pick up their subs at church between 9:30 and 10:30 am on Saturday April 14.

People can call Don Slager 885-3813 for a sub order, but the young people will be contacting people.