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8.18.20 Heartfelts Thanks, Prayer Request, Weekly Giving, Tuls Support

Heartfelt Thank You #1

Hi everyone,

To say I was overwhelmed yesterday morning would be the understatement of the year. Your kind words and heartfelt thanks moves me beyond words. It truly has been a privilege and honor to be used by God in this unique ministry and to have the pleasure of working with the best volunteers ever! The camaraderie and "we can do this" attitude is amazing in and of itself. But even more amazing is the way everyone finds their place and gift of how to serve our neighbors, take care of God's good earth and make sure to treat those we serve with dignity and respect. You bless so many by being God's light in what is often a very dark world.


I'm having the best time working in the Online Garage Sales and Bike Ministry and following God's leading of how to grow these ministries. And I'm looking forward to having more time for Children's Worship...whenever we're able to start that up again.


So from the bottom of my heart thank you for your appreciation and generosity. And here's looking forward to how God will continue to use us all in the Recycle Ministry!

Joan Groenhout


Heartfelt Thank You #2

Thank you to everyone who sent cards, prayed for us, and gave us comforting words. It is so good to know that so many have cared about us during this difficult time.

Bill & Karen VanDyke


Prayer Request

Shevaun Bacholl is asking for prayers for her niece Kallie Haase who was admitted into Devos Pediatric ICU and they don't know what is wrong.


Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16


The Weekly Giving numbers for 8/16/20 with Venmo and mailed-in checks:

Weekly giving: $$5,802.59 Weekly budget: $7612 Percent met: 76.2%

YTD giving: $217,416.95 YTD budget: $251,196 Percent met: 86.5%

In addition to this, $100 was given toward the basement flood expense.


Tuls Pledge Drive Update

Thank you to those who have donated to the Tuls Pledge Drive. Our goal is $10,000 and we have $3,320 pledged as of today. We have $6,680 more to go.


You can pledge until the end of the month by clicking HERE. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email of your pledge. If you would like hard copies please contact the church office (616-842-6370 or firstcrcofgrandhaven@gmail.com) and they will be mailed to you.


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