Welcome to the Family!  Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!

August 8, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS

All-Church Baptism Save the date of Sunday, August 22nd at 4pm for our annual All-Church Baptism. It will be held outside at Third Coast at the pond. For questions, contact Ami

Baptism Class Thinking of getting Baptized? Join us for a Baptism class on Sunday, August 15th from 10:15am-11:15am in the Conference Room. This is a great opportunity to learn what we believe about baptism & ask any questions you may have. Coming to the class does not mean you are committing to getting baptized. However, if you want to get baptized, we ask that you go through this class. For questions, or to sign up contact Ami

Hawkeye Hometown Tailgate! Aug 27 – 5-7pm. As a church, we have been praying for opportunities to get involved in the community.  We are so excited to be co-hosting the Hawkeye Hometown Tailgate along with the Hamilton schools, but we cannot do it without each one of you!!  We need over 100 VOLUNTEERS to make this night a success!!  This is a huge opportunity for our church to begin to bridge the gap between ourselves and the community.  Now is the time!!  Sign up today to help us make the event a success!!  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Draisma.  Click on THIS LINK to see ways to volunteer!

Cultivate Kids–Join the Team!  Fall is almost here, and we are ready to kick off our first full ministry year in this new building!! In Cultivate Kids we have the opportunity and blessing to impact a whole new generation of fearless followers!! Join us as we partner with families and be prepared to see lives transformed–both kids and your own–as you build relationships with kids and show them the love of Jesus! If you’d like to sign up to serve or have questions, stop by the sign-up board in the lobby to connect with Kari and other current volunteers or email Kari.

Cultivate Kids Training Start the ministry year off feeling equipped and informed! All volunteers should plan to attend the Cultivate Kids training on August 29. Youth volunteers at 10:30am (during the second service) in the Quad. We will bring the donuts!! Adult volunteers from 5-7pm. Dinner will be provided. We will also provide childcare for those who need it. Contact Kari with any questions.

New Meal Ministry – Do you like to cook? Would you like to make a meal for a family in need occasionally?  Whether in a time of celebration or hardship we would like to get a group of people together who would be willing to make a few freezer meals as needed.  This group would get an email when meals are needed and can decide if it works for you.  Is this something you would be interested in doing?  Please contact Stefanie for more information to sign up to be a part of this group.

Child Dedication The next child dedication will be on October 3. If you are interested in dedicating your child or have questions about what that means, please contact Kari. Also mark your calendar for the short child dedication class on September 19 at 10:00am in the conference room.

Cultivate 101 If you’ve never come to the Cultivate 101 class, this is your chance! Our hope is that EVERYONE who attends Cultivate will go through this class. Whether you’re new, or you’ve been coming for years, we invite you to come have lunch with us and hear about the passion and vision God has laid on our hearts for Cultivate and our community, and how you can be a part of it! Join us on August 29th @ 11:45am after the 2nd service. Lunch & Childcare are provided! For more info, and to let us know you’re coming, email Ami.

Prayer Team Join us at the church building on Sunday, August 15, at 4pm to simply pray and see God’s hand at work in our church and community! Contact Jami for more information.

Ladies’ Night Let’s stay connected! Once a month we’re having a Ladies’ Night with fellowship, food & fun! Bring a friend and join us on August 16th from 7-9pm. More details to come. We hope to see you there! For questions contact Ami.

Sign Up to Serve in Cultivate Kids This Summer! If you’ve ever thought about serving in Cultivate Kids, now is your chance! We need lots of help to keep ministry going for kids this summer! Use this LINK below to access the sign up genius where you can choose the dates and age groups you prefer. If you have questions, contact Kari.

Sewing with a Purpose Sewing with a Purpose meets the 1st and 3rd Monday nights from 6:30-8:30pm at Cultivate. We are a group of ladies that get together to sew pillowcases to donate to the Women and Family Shelter in Holland. If you don’t know how to sew, this is the best place to learn or if you know how to sew, come join us for fun and fellowship. Call Mary Folkert with any questions – 616-298-4305

Campus Service Volunteers  Do you like to clean?  We are looking to get some volunteers to be on call after special events, rentals etc to help come in and clean the building.  We are also looking for some volunteers to help keep the building clean during the services on Sunday.  Is this something that interests you?  Please contact Sarah for more information.

Want Prayer? Text (269) 280-2522 or go to the prayer table in the back of the Gathering Room during the Sunday morning services and one of our prayer team members will be there to pray with you and for you.