Fun on the Farm at Tuesink's Farm in Holland! Join us on Saturday, October 21, at 4:00pm. Activities at the farm will include a pony ring ride, a hayride, feeding the sheep and goats, petting the barn animals, and a trip through the hay maze. Following the fun activities, we will gather for an outdoor picnic; each family is asked to pack their own picnic. The cost is $5.00 per person, payable in advance by placing payment (checks payable to Fellowship) in the mailbox of Linda Folkert.
Join us for a fantastic concert with Building 429, Josh Wilson, and Chris August on Sunday, October 29, at 7:00pm. Tickets are only $10.00; General Admission Seating. The concert begins at 6:00pm; doors open at 5:15pm. Bus transportation is available from FRC at 4:45pm. Sign up on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board or call the church office at 669-1213.
Lace up your skates and join in the fun on Monday, February 19, from 6:00-8:00pm at Tarry Hall Skating Rink in Grandville. Cost is $4.00 admission. Roller Skate Rental and Roller Blade Rental is $1.00. Don't skate? Come anyway and socialize with other non-skaters.
The Fishing Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 23, at Fisherman’s Landing on Muskegon Lake from 7:00-11:00am. Transportation to the lake is your responsibility.
Fish categories are Bass, Walleye, Pan Fish, Game Fish (which includes Salmon, Trout, Catfish, Pike, and Musky), and Sport Fish (which includes Sheep Head, White Perch, Gar, and Carp). Prizes will be awarded! Everyone participating needs a fishing license (except children under 17 years of age). Fishing equipment will not be provided; please bring your own. Lunch will be provided at the park immediately following the tournament.
Sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board or call the church office at 669-1213. Cost is $5.00 per person (payment should be placed in the mailbox of Linda Folkert). There is a limited number of spots available. If you have a boat that you’d like to use in the tournament (offering more spots for non-boat owners to participate), contact Linda Folkert at 669-1213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Mill and Grill" with the Red Hatters (Redoration). Their next outing will be to the city of Holland to tour the Holland Bowl Mill on Thursday, September 21. The bus will leave church at 9:45am. After the tour of the Holland Bowl Mill, they will have lunch at the 8th St. Grill. Following lunch, you can shop or rest a while. There is no cost for the tour; everyone will pay for their own lunch. Sign up at church or call the office at 669-1213.
Join your tour guides, Pastor Shawn Hulst and Linda Folkert, for a day in Frankenmuth on Wednesday, September 20. The day will begin at 7:30am as we board a deluxe motor coach bus. Our stops for the day will include:
-Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland (the world’s largest Christmas store)
-St. Lorenz Lutheran Church
-Plated Chicken Lunch at Bavarian Inn
-Ride on the Bavarian Belle Riverboat (narrated tour on the Cass River aboard a paddlewheel riverboat)
-Shopping at the Riverplace Shops, Downtown Shops, Bavarian Inn Castle Shops, etc. (optional)
-Michigan’s Military Heroes Museum (optional—additional $6.00 cost)
-Fast Food Supper on the way home (pay on your own)
We plan to be back at church around 8:30pm. The cost for the day is $50 per person (plus $6.00 if you plan to go to the Military Museum). Sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board or call the church office at 669-1213. Place payment (checks payable to Fellowship) in the mailbox of Linda Folkert.
This group had such a great time last month at Luton Park in Rockford that they are going to do it all over again. Join them on Saturday, August 26, at 9:00am. Meet in the SW corner of the parking lot. If you’re planning to ride, sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board or call the church office at 669-1213.
We will begin the night in the Sanctuary at 6:45pm with a showing of the movie, "The Case for Christ." Following the movie, we will have an ice cream social in the Fellowship Hall. Sign-ups will begin mid-July.
Overview of "The Case for Christ" Rated PG
Lee is an ardent investigative journalist who loves sinking his teeth into a good story. He considers himself to be an atheist and has no time for religion, but his wife is deeply religious, and she challenges him to pursue the truth about Jesus Christ's life from an objective point of view. At first, the idea seems absurd, but he decides to run with it. The more deeply he delves into the life of Christ, the more surprised he is by what he discovers. Perhaps this journalistic assignment will be the start of a new way of seeing the world.
Have you ever heard of Harbor Duck Adventures? They have transformed a World War II Army amphibious vessel into one big water taxi. The Redoration group will have a chance to ride this vessel on land and on sea! Join us onTuesday, August 15. The bus will leave from church at 10:00am. We will first have lunch at The Butler (cost for the lunch is the responsibility of the participants). Following lunch, we will have our adventure on the Harbor Duck! The cost for the boat ride is $19; payment is due by August 13 (check payable to Ednarae Huttenga and placed in her mailbox). Sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board. Do not delay in signing up—this trip is limited to 28 people. Contact Ednarae Huttenga at 371-7280 or Louise VanLente at 669-1816 with any questions.
The Young Families Group will be holding a Parent's Night Out at the Hendriksen's on Friday, August 11, starting at 7:00pm (55777 Mile Rd NE, Belmont, MI 49306). Leave the kids at home and come out for a night of lawn games, a bonfire, and of course, great food. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and your own beverage. Please sign up on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board or RSVP on our Facebook event page.
All young families of FRC are invited to join for a fun night at Rosewood Park in Jenison on Thursday, August 10, from 6:00-8:00pm. This is a very casual outing where new friendships can be formed, and kids can have a great time playing together. Sign up at church or call 669-1213.
All young families of FRC are invited to join for a fun night at Maplewood Park in Jenison on Wednesday, July 12, from 6:00-8:00pm. This is a very casual outing where new friendships can be formed, and kids can have a great time playing together. Sign up at church or call 669-1213.
Join us on Saturday, June 17, on our annual bus trip to see the Tigers in action! The cost is $60 per person; this includes a ticket in section #331 (rows 8-10), coach bus transportation (including driver’s tip), and snacks. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 11:15am. Sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board. Place payment (checks payable to FRC) in the mailbox of Linda Folkert. The sign-up and payment deadline is May 7.
Do you enjoy riding your mountain bike over flowy single track, wooden bridges, and berms? How about maneuvering your mountain bike up long climbs to be rewarded by fast rolling downhills? Then come join us for Mountain Biking at Merrell Trail on Saturday, June 3! The trail is approximately 8 miles long and is designated as an “intermediate level” trail. Merrell Trail is located at 8320 Belmont Ave NE, Belmont, MI 49306. Plan on meeting at the south end of the parking lot at 9:00am. Sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board. Contact Matt Van Ek at 616-644-3815 or email@example.com for more info.
Can "the Pastors" beat anyone this year? At last year's "Beat the Pastors Clay Sporting Event," Pastor Jeremy and Pastor Mike didn't do very well! The are on a "Quest for Redemption!"
This event will occur on Saturday, May 13, at 9:00am at Blendon Pines. Cost is $20 for 50 clays (this does not include shells). The sign-up and payment deadline is Sunday, April 30. Place payment in the mailbox of Linda Folkert.
Comedian Chonda Pierce is set to bring her “Happily Laughter After” tour to Grand Rapids First Church in Wyoming on Friday, May 5, at 7:00pm. Chonda is a hilarious female comedian who will deliver an uplifting night of joy and laughter. Everyone who signed up and desires bus transportation should meet in the church parking lot at 5:45pm on May 5.
Everyone, especially our seniors, are invited to a program in our Sanctuary on Wednesday, May 3, at 1:30pm. Our guest will be Phil Stagg. Phil is based in Cadillac, and he photographs nature with an emphasis on Michigan’s waterfalls. He has created a beautiful presentation of these waterfalls. He also will entertain us by singing some Christian songs with his guitar. Following the program, everyone is invited to join in the Fellowship Hall for coffee and snacks.
Reserve Tuesday, April 25, for a day trip to Rockford. We will have lunch at Arnie’s Restaurant and then have time to visit some of the nice little shops that are just a short walk away. The bus will leave from church at 10:45am. Invite a friend if you want. New members are always welcome. Sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board by April 23. Call Mary Lubben at 538-2128 or June Packer at 403-0242 with any questions.
Families with small children are invited to a fun outing at Catch Air (2978 28th St SE, Grand Rapids) on Saturday, April 15, from 4:00-7:00pm. Catch Air is an awesome indoor play place for kids. Cost: Adults are free; Kids under 3 years are $7.00; and kids 3-10 years are $10.00. Food and drink will be available for purchase if desired. Sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board.
Who'll start the bidding? Join us on Saturday, March 11, for our Church Auction. Proceeds will support our Youth Ministries trips. Many different items will be available for auction including autographed sports memorabilia, gift certificates, a week in Hawaii, and MORE! A complete listing of available items will be available on March 5.
Join us on Saturday, February 25, from 7:00-9:00pm for a Euchre Tournament in the Youth Room. No cost! Please bring some sort of a snack to share; pop will be provided. Sign up either with or without a partner on the sheet posted on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board. Contact Linda Folkert at 669-1213 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Do you know how to play Euchre? Do you wish you knew how to play Euchre? We are holding a Euchre Training Night on Friday, February 10, at 7:00pm in the Youth Room. If you would either be willing to teach someone else or if you would like to learn, please sign up on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board. Contact Linda Folkert at 669-1213 or email@example.com with any questions.
Lace up your skates and join in the fun on Wednesday, February 8, from 6:00-8:00pm at Tarry Hall Skating Rink in Grandville. Cost is $4.00 admission. Roller Skate Rental is FREE! Roller Blade Rental is $1.00. Don't skate? Come anyway and socialize with other non-skaters.
FRC is renting a theater at Rivertown Celebration Cinema on Saturday, January 28, for a showing of the movie, "The Resurrection of Gavin Stone." The movie will begin at 5:55pm; the cost is only $5.00 per person.
“The Resurrection of Gavin Stone tells the story of a former child star turned washed-up and troubled actor. After receiving a 200-hour community service sentence, Gavin Stone (Brett Dalton), pretends to be a Christian so he can play Jesus in a mega-church Easter production in order to fulfill his hours of service. Along the way, he reconnects with his past and builds upon his faith to discover that his most important role is far away from the shining lights of Hollywood.”
Everyone is invited to view the movie “The Secret Life of Pets” (rated PG) on Friday, January 20, on the LED screen in the Sanctuary. The night will begin in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00pm with pizza--followed by the movie. Donations will be accepted to cover the cost of the pizza. Sign up at church on the bulletin board or call the Church Office at 669-1213 and we will sign you up! Hope to see you there!
TRIVIA NIGHT! You don’t want to miss this! Join us on Saturday, January 14, for Trivia Night! Gather a team of eight—or sign up alone and we will place you on a team—to compete in ten rounds of trivia that covers a wide range of generations and interests. The night includes babysitting (included in the cost), dinner, dessert and three hours of fun competition. The cost is $120 per team or $15 per person. All proceeds will benefit the FRC Youth Ministries. Sign up at church on the sheet located on the Adult Activities Bulletin Board or call the church office at 669-1213 and we will sign you up.