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 Adult Sunday School class at 9am  in the Fellowship Hall
Come join us!!
  WORSHIP SERVICE- 10 AM– Spread the word to those you know…..Please come join us for a time of prayer, praise and worship!
 (Live feed also available at 10:00 am on The Woods Facebook page)
6:00-7:30 pm – Men’s Bible Study Group 
                           – Ladies Bible Study Group 
                  – Ladies Prayer Group
-6:00-7:30 pm  – Roots Youth group (6th thru 12th)
                           – CLC Kingdom Kids (K thru 5th)
-Calendar of Events-
WEDNESDAY Evenings – 6:00-7:30 pm  –  Men’s Bible Study Group, Women’s Bible Study Group and Prayer Group
   and Roots Youth teen groups & Kingdom Kids group.    Come join us!
THURSDAYS  – 9 am – 1 pmOPEN PRAYER TIME –  Every week the sanctuary will be open at this time for an open time of prayer.  We encourage you to stop in whenever you’d like during this time on Thursdays to pray for your family, our nation, the church or whatever is on you heart.
 -Sept. 21 (Tuesday) – Ministry Board Meeting  6:30 pm   
-Sept. 22 (Wednesday)–  6:00-7:30 pm  Wednesday Night Groups:  Men’s Bible Study, Ladies Bible Study, Prayer Group,  Roots Youth (6th-12th grades, and Kingdom Kids (K thru 5th grades)!  
-Sept. 23 (Thursday) – Y.A.B.S.(Young Adult Bible Study) – 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  (YABS will reconvene on this date and will meet every two weeks at this time/place.)
-Oct. 18 (Monday) – Twelve Baskets Food Pantry Distribution Day –  9 am11 am
Our Brothers Keeper Open House – As a supporter of this ministry, our church has been invited to attend an open house/tour/update of facility improvements.  The Open House is Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 4-6 pm located at 405 S. Third Ave., Big Rapids.  The doors for the shelter are on the back side of The Care Center Building.  Anyone interested may attend.
Life Chain – Sunday, Oct. 3, 1:30-2:30 pm  (Meet across from Burger King)
Bring your whole family!  Rain or shine!  A peaceful, prayerful public witness.  A visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children, and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.
MEDIA TEAM NEEDS:  Are you interested in learning/doing media for the Sunday services?  
Ivan and Karen are planning to go south this winter, leaving Kay as the only media person.  We would love to have a “team” of people to back each other up and rotate in the schedule.  If you are interested in learning/helping out, please see Kay Anderson!
We have a free Gift for You! – Our church now has access to an extensive new video library called RightNow Media!  It’s like the “Netflix of Video Bible Studies” and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos you can access whenever and wherever you want–on your phone, tablet, computer, or on your TV at home.  You will have FREE access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship and more.  It includes content for all ages and stages of life, and all of your family members are invited to set up their own accounts as well.  If you would like access, please share your email address with Pastor Jim!
Garage Project – The church is planning a project to have a garage built to house the white van and the riding lawnmower.  Plans for the garage are available for viewing on the bulletin board in the foyer.  If you would like to donate to this special project, please just earmark your funds “garage project”.  Due to materials prices increasing the price has now doubled to $14,000 that is needed.  If you have questions, please see Jim Bittner for more details.  So far we have received $5014.80 towards the project!  Thank you for giving!
Open Prayer Time – Every Thursday, the church will be open from 9 AM to 1 PM for an open time of prayer.  We encourage you to stop in whenever you’d like during this time on Thursdays to pray for your family, our nation, the church or whatever is on your heart.
Offerings – Even though we are not passing the offering plates, they are available in the foyer for you to drop in your offerings before or after the service each Sunday morning.  You may also give online through the Tithe.ly app (see link here on Give page or downloadable app for your phone) or by mailing your tithe/offerings to the church.  Thank you for continuing to give to support our ministries here at The Woods.
Giving Opportunity!
ICCM- International Child Care Ministries – Our church sponsors two children through ICCM.  If you would like to donate funds for this purpose, please earmark funds on your check or envelope in the offering.  We need to cover the next few months of sponsorship, which is $38/month for each child.  Any amount you can give is appreciated and will bless these children.  (See their pictures on the bulletin board!)
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