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6th Annual Electronic & Metal Recycle Event Planned for May 1 & 2!

recycle-logoFirst CRC announces its 6th Annual Metal & Electronics Recycling Event!  Mark your calendar for Friday, May 1 (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM) and Saturday, May 2, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon) in the parking lot of the church, 516 S. Ferry in Grand Haven. (Corner of Ferry & Waverly). Special arrangements may be made for businesses or organizations with  large quantities We cannot accept TVs or CRT monitors this year.  Contact us for recycling options on these two items.   .

Begin stocking up on your unwanted metal and  electronics now! Unsure what can be recycled? Check out our “laundry list” of example items by clicking here. For questions or more information please call the church at 616-842-6370.

Worship at First Church

This is the Season of Eastertide.  Each Sunday of this season is treated as a Sunday of Easter, and, they are named Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Easter, etc. up to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, the Sunday of the Resurrection.  The whole fifty-day period concludes with Pentecost Sunday.
For the next two weeks (April 19 and 26) we pursue two components of faith, Faith as Trust and Faith as Belief. Faith as trust is deepened by our experience and evidence we can perceive; Faith as belief is rooted in the Person whom we learn about through the testimony of others.  This should prove to be a fruitful dialogue.

On May 3 we focus on Colossians 4 with the theme, Praying for Open Doors.  And on May 10 we focus on Deuteronomy 5,  Giving Honor to Whom Honor is Due.  This is Mother’s Day and the text selected focuses on giving honor to parents; it contains both a command and mentions benefits for those who give honor rightly.

We hope you will join us for these conversations.

Adult Education

Join us Sunday mornings after morning worship for Adult Education sessions designed to inform and inspire us about many topics.  Adult education sessions meet in the sanctuary and begin approximately 11:30 a.m. Join us for Learning with a Purpose!

Multi Church Youth Service Project Planned for April 25

First CRC and four additional local churches have planned a spring Service Project for their middle and high school youth and families.  The date is Sat. morning April 25.  The morning starts with a breakfast and  a time of worship followed by helping Love INC with several projects.   Service with them might include some yard work, help in moving the LOVE INC offices to their new location, perhaps some cleaning, and more.  The morning concludes with a lunch at Hope RCA and is finished by early afternoon.   This is a great occasion for youth to work alongside others and to spend a morning in service.  Adults that are interested in helping are also welcome.  To sign up or for more information call Pastor Hamstra at 616-842-6370.