Bulletin Announcements | 5.8.22
PRAYER & PRAISE
Please remember the following church family members in your prayers:
- Glenn A
- Terry B
- Paul & Christopher G
- Sierra & Skylar G
- Julie K
- Jose & Kathy F
- Carol P
- Bill S
- Linda VDH
- Lois VW
- Ken VL
- Jay & Jan V
- Service members Josh P, Brian S, Steph W
Please remember to pray for, call & visit our church family members who cannot be with us for in-person worship. They are Pat C, Jan R, Fannie T, Lois VH & Thelma W.
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.” (Ephesians 1:7-8)
In the morning we will hear & celebrate the professions of faith of Matthew C, Austin DV, Madelyn DV, Danyl N & Bella S. We will also celebrate our Father’s gift of salvation through the work of his Son Jesus Christ at the Lord’s Supper. We will continue a series of messages called “You Matter!” & will look at the story of Ruth.
As it is Mother’s Day, we will have no Sunday evening activity.
In the morning we will give God thanks for all of the ministry that took place this past year through Providence. We will also continue a series of messages called “You Matter!” & will look at the story of Mary Magdalene.
In the evening we will gather as a church family to watch & discuss The Chosen. Episode 7 of season 2, “Reckoning,” reminds us that following Jesus results in conflict as God’s purposes are often so different from our purposes.
It’s time to schedule our volunteers for the 2nd half of 2022! If you’d like to be added to a fantastic team of helpers, you’d be offering a great service to the young parents of our church. Some things to know: You’d be caring for kids ages 0-2.
- Youths as young as 10 can help out!
- Adults need to sign Providence’s abuse prevention policy (if not done yet).
- You can still participate in worship! Services are livestreamed to each nursery room.
- It’s a great way to make meaningful connections & get to know other members.
The Reverse Garage Sale is coming up on May 21! For information on what a Reverse Garage Sale is, check out our Facebook event!
We’d love some input from the congregation before finalizing Refuel details for next fall! Here’s a quick survey!
CARE & FELLOWSHIP
Pam DeWitt is on out of the office through May 12. Keri will check emails & voicemails from home periodically on Monday & Wednesday (May 9 & 11). Pam will return to the office May 13. Please plan ahead if you will need to gain access into the church building on a day we won’t be at the front desk. We appreciate your patience during these truncated office hours.
Pat C has a new mailing address. Contact the office for more info.
The men of Providence meet for breakfast at Russ’ (on Division) on the second Thursday of each month. No notice needed, just come to Russ’ this Thursday, May 12, at 8:30 am! All men – members & friends – are welcome! Contact the office for more info! Call 616-698-7930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADULT FELLOWSHIP | FOWLING EVENT
We have a fun evening planned at the Fowling Warehouse on May 21 from 6-8pm. Check out our sign up link for more information & let us know that you are coming asap! No experience necessary, just come have fun!! Contact the office for more info!
It’s time to start putting together our annual graduation slideshow. If you are graduating this year from 8th grade, high school or college, please complete this Google Form by May 19. (If you’d like a hard copy form, call or email Keri in the office & we’ll get you squared away). Thanks!
Bulletin announcements are due by noon on Thursdays. You may call them into the office (616-698-7930), email them to email@example.com, or drop a note in Keri Penning’s mailbox in the copy room or the outdoor office dropbox.
If you have a church expense that needs reimbursing, please use the forms located on the left side of the church mailboxes. Before turning them into accountant Carol DeVries, all reimbursement requests need to first be approved by the Director responsible for the budget line being expensed. If you have any questions, contact Carol DeVries.
Open AA meetings are held at 7 pm in the loft on Mondays & Wednesdays. Enter via door B by the gym & contact Steve Huizinga with any questions (616-299-8809).
SPRING WEATHER EMERGENCIES
As we approach the spring season, we will follow these recommendations when severe weather occurs:
🗸 Severe Thunderstorm Watch/Warning in effect prior to a meeting: The person who convenes the gathering will use his/her own discretion in deciding whether to cancel. Church services will not be canceled.
🗸 Tornado Watch/Warning in effect one hour prior to a meeting: The church service or meeting will be canceled.
🗸 Tornado Watch issued during the church service or meeting: The Elders have arranged for a member of the congregation to monitor a weather channel for news of a tornado watch, who will inform any Elder. The Elder will interrupt the service & notify the Pastor, who will dismiss the people immediately.
🗸 Tornado Warning issued during the church service or meeting: An Elder will interrupt the service & notify the Pastor, who will dismiss the service immediately. Worshipers have the option to go home if they choose, or sit along one of the inside walls of the fellowship hall.
CHURCH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP)
MAY IS PMAD AWARENESS MONTH IN MICHIGAN
Nearly 1 out of every 5 women experience postpartum depression or another Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorder during pregnancy or within two years after having a baby. If anxiety, guilt, sadness, scary or disturbing thoughts are making it difficult for you or a loved one to cope with motherhood, there is help! Members of Providence have access to free & appointments with a licensed clinician. Call the office for more info (616-698-7930).