August 13 Weekly Announcements

This Sunday

  • 8.13 – Message from Pastor Steve, John 10:7-16
  • Prepare your heart for worship by listening to the worship set.
  • ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING… Please make a point to stay after worship on Sunday to take up important matters in the life of our church. Pastor Steve will be sharing about our vision for ministry and direction for the future. We’ll also seek the congregation’s approval of the proposed budget for the next fiscal year, as well as elect elders and deacons to new terms of service. Although only members can vote on the business, we encourage all regular attenders to join us! If you didn’t receive the letter, budget, bios and Bridges Church summary via email or postal mail this week, please email or pick-up a copy from the welcome center on Sunday.


BRING YOUR FILLED FAMILY MISSION BACKPACKS INTO CHURCH BY WEDNESDAY… Bring all the supplies you have been collecting throughout summer in a new backpack by this Wednesday, August 16 at 3 PM so we can donate them to 5point7 church in Detroit. Your backpack should include 1 pack of no. 2 pencils, a pink eraser, a pencil sharpener, ballpoint pens, a box of crayons or markers, a pair of scissors, spiral bound or composition notebooks, colored pencils, and pocket folders. Check the office hours on the back of the bulletin for drop-off hours.

SERVE THE CHILDREN OF FAITH CHURCH THIS FALL AND WINTER… Looking to add a little fun and energy to your Sunday mornings? Consider teaching Sunday school when it starts back up for fall. All materials are provided. There are some opportunities available to teach on a rotating basis. Please contact Ann Strombeck ( or 248.690.9659) if you have questions or would like to sign-up.

HOLY SMOKE BBQ!… August 26th. Guys, it’s time to register to attend the Holy Smoke BBQ.  The format is a backyard BBQ competition with everyone in attendance casting a vote for their favorite baby back ribs! You can just show up and eat and vote on who has the best ribs, or you can be one of our competitors and cook up your best recipe for everyone to sample. Come anytime between 9:00 AM and Noon; we’ll eat/judge at 1 PM. $15, but competitors are free. Register at  See Pastor Steve for more information.

MICHIGAN ADVENTURE TRIP, AUGUST 17TH… Join us at Michigan’s Adventure on Thursday, August 17th at 11:00 AM at the front gate. Discounted tickets are available for $15 if you register by email to by August 13th. Michigan’s Adventure is a great amusement park for families! Half of it is a water park and the other half is filled with rides and activities. We’d encourage you to consider making it an overnight trip and mix in some camping or other northern Michigan adventures.

LEARN MORE ABOUT FAITH IN ACTION… Who: All members and attenders young and old. What: Join us on a church-wide summer initiative to be a blessing in our community. How: Look around your communities and look for ways you can show people in that community love. Read More on the Blog…

Save the Date

Aug 20: Message from Jason Sewell on Philippians 2:12-18
Aug 27: Message from Jason Sewell on Galatians 4:1-7
Sep 3: Message from Pastor Steve on 2 Corinthians 4:1-12
Full calendar:

Military Avenue

Each week we collect food for Military Avenue’s Food Bank in the baskets by the front doors. Click here to see their current stock levels/needs. You can help by donating any of the items on the chart, but their most immediate needs are those with less than 30%.

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