Welcome to the Family!  Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known! July 25, 2021 This Week:

Thursday, July 29 – The Gate Youth Center Open House – 5-7pm

HIGHLIGHTS Summer Celebration August 28, 5-7pm!  We need your help!  Whether you can volunteer for an hour or help donate some supplies that are needed, please sign up today!  To see how you can help, click HERE or contact Sarah. 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 Middle School – MI Adventure Day – August 2. Don’t forget to sign up for the best day of the Summer at Michigan Adventures. Coasters and waterpark, lunch, dinner and transportation covered. It’s going to be AWESOME!! This is for incoming 5th graders – exiting 8th graders.  For more information contact Jason. 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 Harvesters Bake Sale – August 7, 10am-1pm. Harvesters is having a bake & craft sale on Saturday, August 7 from 10am-1pm at Cultivate. Proceeds will go to help pay for the Love Inc Christmas Dinner for adults in the Life Skills Program.  Contact Mary Folkert for more information 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. Day of Hope | Aug 5 & 6 Calling all Teachers! We are offering a Day of Hope on August 5 and 6 for school workers! Join us for this two-day event at Ridge Point (co-sponsored by Hamilton Community Schools) with Dr. Stephanie Grant and the Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Health team for a conversation of healing and a way forward beyond the pandemic. This event costs $10 and includes breakfast, snacks and event materials! Learn More and Register: https://fearlessfollower.org/dayofhope/ The Gate’s Community Open House & Barbecue – July 29th 5-7pm at The Gate/Cultivate Church Parking Lot.  Come join us for some good food, good company, and games! Free of charge. We will be running tours of our facility and introducing our new Program Coordinator, Lauren! All families and community members are welcome, you won’t want to miss it!  Contact Lauren with any questions! Prayer Team Join us at the church building on Sunday, July 18th, at 4pm to simply pray and see God’s hand at work in our church and community! Contact Jami for more information. 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.