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12.31.20 Highlights 12.23.20-12.31.20


Just a reminder to fill out the short, online questionnaire by clicking HERE. If you prefer a hard copy, you can print from the attachment or email the church office and one will be sent to you. This questionnaire is a time to assist Pastor Len in the transition to a new First Church pastor.

Prayer Request/Update

Pastor Len Troast for the unexpected passing of his brother-in-law this past Friday, December 26th.

Praise that Wendy Lonergan’s sister-in-law Rox Taylor is miraculously cancer-free. The lymph node biopsy showed cancer but when they removed it, the testing showed no cancer. The lumps on her back ended up being cancer of the sweat gland and they were able to remove it all!

Thank You

Dear 1st Church Members, Thank you for remembering me throughout the year.

Thank you for the many Christmas cards with many good wishes. Wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a healthy New Year. May the Lord be with us all in these troubled times. With Love, Jane Katerberg

Thank you to my First Church family for my care package during finals. I appreciated the thoughtful words of encouragement and verses that helped support me through finals. I am also thankful for all the time and effort put into the care packages to get through the end of the semester. Thank you for thinking of me and praying for me during exams and throughout my college education. Onika Langeland

Thank you for the prayers, cards, and phone calls. We appreciate our church family. Hank and Mary Crum

Help Needed

WOULD YOU BE A MARKETPLACE AND/OR EBAY SELLER FOR ONLINE GARAGE SALES? We receive so many items for Online Garage Sales through Metal Recycle and donations and would love 1-2 more sellers to help us! You can bring items home to list and have outdoor porch pick up or ship for eBay. You can do your listings at the Colfax garage and arrange for outdoor pick up there. You'll need to be familiar with using a computer and we can show you the rest. If you're interested or have questions contact Joan Groenhout at 616-402-4238. Thanks! Weekly Giving for December 27th

Weekly giving: $13,360 Weekly budget: $7,612 Percent met: 175.5 %

YTD giving: $320,858.65 2020 budget: $395,797 Percent met: 81%

Sunday, January 10th We are planning to allow in-person worship on January 10th. An email will be going out next week regarding the safety protocols we intend to use. The service will continue to be live-streamed for those who are not prepared to return to in-person worship at this time.

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