Category Archives: Youth Program

First Annual Children’s Led Worship was Awesome!

Special thanks to all of the children that participated in our first annual children’s led worship service.

News and Announcements

Children’s Led Worship

Join us on Sunday, October 28th for our First annual children’s led worship service.  Please come and support our youth.

 

Inklings

An “inkling” is a hunch or hint of something.  Many of us have a notion that God exists, a suspicion that there is more out there than we can see. But, it’s hard to be confident in anything more than an inkling.  Brandon Perry-Hudson and Pastor Peter are wondering how many other guys would be interested in joining them for a monthly, multi-faith discussion around questions that are hard to answer.  Please contact Pastor Peter or leave your name and contact information on the sign-up sheet if you are interested.

 

What is Reformed?

We’ve had a number of new people express interest in joining the congregation.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Reformed tradition and what it means to be a member is invited to remain after worship on November 4th and 11th for a not-too-long conversation about where the Reformed Church came from and what it believes.

 

Yoga for the People

Don’t forget that SCRC hosts yoga twice a week.  You can join other members of the community and congregation on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm and Friday mornings at 9:00 am.  Yoga is led by Claudia Collins and is free for everyone (but we are taking donations).

 

BBQ on the Hill

Saturday, September 8th at 5:30 pm

Join us for a potluck BBQ the the 2nd Saturday of every month.  The grill will be hot and ready to go.  Please bring anything you would like to grill for yourself and a dish to share.

We will conclude our time with a “Fireside Chat”.  A conversation about the following quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

August Announcements

Preaching to the choir: 

Choir practice will begin on Sunday, August 26th, at 8:30am.  Everyone is invited to participate.

 

Let the People Lead:

On Sunday, August 26th, we will be having a lay lead worship service while Pastor Peter is off island.  If you are willing and able to help with the liturgy, please speck with Pastor Peter.

 

Blessing of the Backpacks:

On Sunday, August 26th, we will have our annual Blessing of the Backpacks (or Briefcases) during our worship service.

September Reminders:

The 1st Saturday of every month (9/1/2018), we volunteer at the St Croix Animal & Welfare Center.  We meet at the new Pet Place (next to FoodTown) around 8:00am and help walk the dogs.  

The 2nd Saturday of every month (9/8/2018), we have a Fellowship BBQ.  The grill is ready to go at 5:30pm.  Bring the items you would like to grill and a dish to share. 

Upcoming Events in August

Join us Saturday, August 11th @ 5:30pm for our monthly BBQ.  The grill be hot and ready.  Please bring the items that you would like to grill for yourself and a dish to share.

 

 

Join us Sunday, August 12th @ 11:00 am for a Jazz Vespers Planning Meeting.  We would like to restart our monthly Jazz Vespers Program and need volunteers to help plan and coordinate.

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Join us Sunday, August 26th for the Annual Blessing of the Backpacks during our worship service. All children (and adults) are invited to bring their backpacks.

Feel The Rhythm

One of the desires expressed in our congregational conversations was to be “more than a Sunday morning congregation.”  With that in mind, we are going to start moving in that direction by hosting two monthly gatherings.

The first is Jazz Vespers which will happen on the first Sunday of each month.  If you would like to be on the planning team to resurrect Jazz Vespers, please speak with Pastor Peter.

The second event, is a monthly BBQ Potluck which will happen on the second Saturday of the month.  The next BBQ will be Saturday, August 11th at 5:30pm.  The BBQ grill will be hot and ready for you.  The campfire will be lit and ready.  Please bring what ever meat you would like to grill for yourself and a dish to share.  BYOB.

 

Office hours:  Pastor Peter will be in the Church office on Monday-Thursday from  12:00 pm to 4:00 pm this week.  Feel free to call him if you’d like to set up an appointment.  He is also available outside of office hours if there is a more convenient time and place for you.  He can be reached at (616) 450-9774.

Fellowship, fun, and of course food!

In case you missed our 4th of July potluck BBQ at the Church, don’t worry.  We had so much fun that we are planning to do this on a regular basis.  Stay tuned for more details….

Join us for a 4th of July BBQ

Join us on Wednesday, July 4th for a BBQ.  The gate will be open at 5:30pm and the grill will be hot at 6:00pm.  Please bring what you plan to grill for yourself and a dish to share.

Smore’s will be provided.

Celebration of the Sacrament of Baptism

For you Jesus Christ came into the world;

For you he died and for you conquered death;

All this he did for you, little one,

Though you know little of it as yet.

We love because God first loved us.

Water cleanses, purifies, refreshes, and sustains.  Jesus Christ is living water.  Today we celebrated God’s promise to Lena and Nora Kammerzelt.

Baptism

Water cleanses, purifies, refreshes, and sustains.  Jesus Christ is living water.  On Sunday, June 17th, we will celebrate God’s promises to Lena and Nora.  Please join together and share in this sacrament with their parents, Steve and Lindsay.