Do you need to get rid of some of your gently used items? Please consider donating them to the Antiques & Treasures Sale held in the downstairs of the First Congregational Church in St. Johns. The sale will be held May 19th-20th from 8:00am-4:00pm. All proceeds will go to the First Congregational Church for general use.
Drop off your unwanted items (SORRY, NO CLOTHES) at the church Monday-Friday between 9:00am-1:00pm. You may also call Barb at 517-242-1234 or Betsy at 517-331-2956 to schedule an appointment for a drop off.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017 dates have been set. This year, VBS is July 24-28 from 9:00 am-11:30 am.
Purpose: To share the Gospel with children in St. Johns and beyond; to build relationships inside and outside First Congregational Church.
Theme: Rome: Paul and the Underground Church.
Please consider volunteering to help us out with VBS. There are still many open positions that need to be filled in order for it to run smoothly. Positions available include Director (to coordinate and organize remaining details), Assistant Director (to support the Director), Snacks, Games, Group Leaders (up to 8 open positions – in charge of 4-8 VBS children) and a Miscellaneous Volunteer (available to help 1 day or as needed). IF POSITIONS REMAIN UNFILLED AFTER APRIL 9, WE WILL NOT PROCEED WITH THIS OUTREACH MISSION PROJECT.
If you are able to help in any way, please let us know at the church office and we will get you signed up. Sandy is here Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Lisa is here Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The office number for the church is 989-224-2636. Thank you so much for your consideration.
MICHIGAN CONGREGATIONAL SUMMER CAMP will be July 9-14. MCSC is moving to a new camp this summer…Camp Ohiyesa in Holly. We will have some of the same activities along with some fun new ones! There will be zip lines, a giant swing and gaga ball along with a giant water slide, a voyageur canoe and the option of going horseback riding. MCSC is open to any child who will have completed grade 3-8 by the summer of 2017. The cost is $315 for early registration (by June 1); scholarship applications are available in the church office. If you would like to learn more about camp, please see Melanie Lounds or the website at www.michigancongregationalsummercamp.org.
Easter Flowers – If you would like to honor or remember someone special, this is a perfect way to do so. Lilies, Tulips and Mums (6 inch pots, foil wrapped with bows) are being offered for purchase. Please get the order form and payment to the church office NO LATER THAN SUNDAY MARCH 26. You may pick up your plant(s) following the Easter Sunday Service. A list of the names of the donors and their dedications will be included in the Easter Bulletin. Please make your check payable to FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.
Lilies are $9.50 each.
Tulips (Red, Pink or Yellow) are $9.50 each.
Mums (White, Yellow or Lavender) are $12.50 each.
If you have any questions, please contact us at 224-2636. Thank you.
Easter Sunday, also known as Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion.
Easter Sunday is April 16th. The service starts at 11 am.