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Church News & Events

Church News & Events

Monthly Calendar…

August 2017

Mom2Mom Sale on August 19…

Divine Grace will host a Mom2Mom sale on Saturday, August 19, from 9:00-1:00.  If you are interested in having a table, please fill out the Table Contract and return it with payment by August 12.  Early Bird Pre-Sale 8:30 am – $2 entry;  Sale hours 9 am to 1 pm – $1 entry; 12 and under – FREE!

MOM2MOM Sale Contract

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May 2017 Malawi CAMM Letter

Parish News…

NO Adult Bible Class on Sunday, August 6:  There will not be Adult Bible Class on August 6th because Pastor Voss will be out of town.  Class will resume August 13th.

School Families:  All registration paperwork needs to be turned in to the school office by Sunday, August 6th.  Thank you!

Sign Up for Extra Curricular Activities:  Sign-Up Sheets are located outside the school office.  Students may sign up at any time.  Adults, if you are interested in coaching a sport for the upcoming school year, please sign up also.  Thank you!

Volunteers for K-8 School:  Included in your mailbox this week is a “Volunteer Opportunities” form.  This is the form that parents of our school students filled out at school registration.  With this form we are also inviting all of you to come and help out with the school too.  If you are interested, return the form to the school office.  Thank you!

Church Remodel Update: We have received an initial set of plans for the church remodel project, and our Building Committee will be going over those plans together with our architect in the coming weeks.  As soon as things have been discussed and addressed, we will share the plans with you.  We will plan to have a session or two in September to get feedback from our members regarding the plans.  Gifts designated for the project are needed, and continue to come in.  If you would like to give a gift, please use the Future Expansion Envelope in your envelope packet.  Those gifts will be directed toward our church remodel.  As always, continue to keep this exciting plan in your prayers!

Back-To-School Breakfast:  All parents and grandparents are invited to join us for light refreshments after chapel service the first day of school.  School starts Wednesday, August 23rd.  Parents are invited to stay for the 9:00 am chapel service and then for fellowship and breakfast afterwards.  Join us and reconnect with fellow school families!

 “Clean-for-Hire” Needed:  Our school families are required to take turns in the task of cleaning, which includes vacuuming classrooms and hallways, taking out trash, and cleaning the school and fellowship hall restrooms.  Cleaning days are Tuesday and Friday/Saturday.  Families who cannot do their cleaning on their scheduled dates have the option of calling a sub to do the work for them at a mutually agreed upon fee, about a 2-hour job.   If you would like to make some extra cash cleaning the school this year, please leave your name and phone number in the school office, and your name will be put on the “clean-for-hire” list.

Thank You:  Thank you to everyone who has been donating pop cans to the Youth Group for recycling!  The proceeds have been used to provide refreshments at their meetings, and will continue to support future Youth Group activities.  If you would like to donate your cans, please place them in the blue recycling can located in the closet near the school entrance doors.

Sunday School:  Eric Nordlie, our Board of Parish Services Chairman, is currently looking for individuals who would be interested in serving as Sunday School teachers starting on September 10.  He will be contacting our staff from last year to see who would like to continue to serve. Those who didn’t teach last year but would like an opportunity to teach (or team-teach on a rotating basis) or to be a classroom helper, please sign up and speak with Eric or with Pastor Voss for more details.

Camp-Out Worship Service:  All are invited to join us for the 4:00 pm worship service at the Campout on Saturday, August 12th.  This year we will be having a Taco Bar.  Please sign up in the Fellowship Hall and indicate what items you will be bringing.  (Remember to bring your place settings.) Pay the day-use fee (Oakland County resident discount rate $5 per car per day OR regular rate $10 per car per day) and find us in group area #1 at Groveland Oaks County Park, 14555 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI 48442.  Hope to see you there!  By the way, there is still room to sign up to camp Friday, August 11th through Sunday the 13th! Please sign up by the display boards if you plan to attend!  Any questions contact Michelle White.  Thanks!

Mom2Mom Sale – Saturday, August 19:  Please sign up to help with setting up, taking down, manning the ticket table, etc.  This is an excellent opportunity to open our facility to the community. The Mom2Mom sale will be held on Saturday, August 19, from 9:00-1:00.  If you are interested in having a table, please pick up a contract from the credenza or the WSC bulletin board and return it with payment by August 12.  Early Bird Pre-Sale 8:30 am – $2 entry;  Sale hours 9 am to 1 pm – $1 entry; 12 and under – FREE!  There are advertising flyers in the church entryway for you to share.  For more information, please contact Kirsten Ostermann at or 989-928-0857.

Adult Fellowship- Save the Date:  On Sunday, October 15th, the Packers vs. Vikings game will be shown at Mr. Nofftz’ house (next door to church).  Watch for more details to come!

Opportunities to Serve:  Volunteers are needed for Altar Guild setup and cleanup for communion Sundays and Thursdays during the summer, church cleaning, and snacks for Sunday fellowship time between services.  Please go to the Fellowship Hall bulletin board and see where you can help out.  Thanks!

Property and Maintenance:  Financing has been secured to complete the school roof replacement and the patching of the asphalt. The roof is currently scheduled to be replaced when school is not in session next summer. If you would like to help offset the cost, please use the Debt Reduction envelopes or designate your gifts to the Debt Reduction fund.   Courtyard Landscape will be working on the drain repair during the month of August 2017. Please beware that the parking lots, driveway between the front and rear lots, and the sidewalks will be removed and replaced or repaired. Bowen Asphalt will be repairing the parking lots shortly after the drain work is complete. Please exercise caution in and around the facility during this period of time. If you are in need of landscaping work, please contact our member and brother in Christ, Ben Reinhold at Courtyard Stone & Landscaping (; (248) 309-3136). If you are in need of asphalt repair or service, please contact our member and brother in Christ, Dustin Pyscher at Bowen Paving (; (248) 332-4956).

Gas-Powered Edger Needed:  The properties committee is looking for someone who owns a gas-powered edger that would be able to edge the church parking lot prior to August 14.  Please speak with Kevin Krueger if you are able to help.  Thank you!

Creation Museum and Ark Encounter Group Trip:  Anyone interested in planning a group trip from Divine Grace?  This would be a two day and two night trip and I thought it may be possible to plan this for October 5-7 when there is a brief school break.  The cost for tickets to go to both attractions is $60/adult, $34/child 5-12 and children under 5 are free.  If we plan the trip as a group we may purchase the tickets in advance at a reduced rate.  Please sign up on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall if you are interested and your preference to the options provided.  Thank you, Deb Sak