Welcome to worship – we’re so glad you’ve joined us, and we invite you to join us again tomorrow for a Christmas morning worship celebration!

If you have children ages 0-2, then let us serve them through our babysitting service (nursery), available in the lobby. Children in Worship and Little Lambs will not meet today.

Noise reducing headphones are now available to borrow during the morning service at the nursery counter. If your child struggles with sensory input concerns, please feel free to use them.


This Week's worship

January 21, 2018

10:00 AM Service                                                                 5:00 PM Service (NOTE TIME!)         

Preacher: Pastor Dave                                                        Combined service at Cottonwood CRC

Text: Ephesians 3:14-19                                                      Text: Romans 14:1-8
Offering: General/Building Fund
                                     Offering: Lakeshore Pregnancy Center

After the Sunday morning worship service, there will be someone in the Prayer Room to pray with you, talk with you, and walk with you to God. The Prayer Room is at the east end of the church’s main hallway.

The morning service today is Pastor Dave’s final service here at Fairway. During this special service of celebration we will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper.

After the morning service, a catered lunch will be served in the Great Room. Please plan to stay for lunch as we celebrate together the 18 years of partnership in ministry that God has given to Fairway and Pastor Dave.


Children's Ministry Volunteers This Week - Sunday January 21

Nursery Check-in         Erika Wykstra                              

Nursery                            Amy Potter, Erin Rotman, Kathy Schaaf, Alex Potter

Little Lambs                      Karen DeVries, Erin & Josh Rotman, Abigail Reinhart

Children in Worship (Pre-K)     Melissa Bebej, Alex Potter, Jacob Buit

Children in Worship (K)             Julie Baker, Melanie Helder, Alyssa Morales




Next SUNDAY's Worship - January 28

10:00 AM Service                                                                 5:30 PM Service      

Preacher: Rev. Allen Petroelje                                           Preacher: Rev. Jerome Burton

Offering: General/Building Fund                                       Offering: Family Life Center – Allendale

Our guest pastor next Sunday morning is Allen Petroelje, a retired CRC pastor who last served at 1st Fremont CRC. In the evening we welcome Rev. Jerome Burton, pastor of Coit Community CRC.  


Children's Ministry Volunteers Next Week - Sunday, January 28

Nursery Check-in         Erika Wykstra                              

Nursery                            Cherie Smith, Jamie & Jodi Glass, Katie Seinen

Little Lambs                      Karen DeVries, Erin & Josh Rotman, Abigail Reinhart

Children in Worship (Pre-K)       Jana Vugteveen, Vanessa Krombeen, Nichole DeBruin

Children in Worship (K)               Jenn Quist, Paige Lenters, Josh VandenHeuvel




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Prayer Requests for January 14-20

·        COLLIN RIDDERING (FG #10) was scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday to repair the tear in his lung. Pray for good results and a quick recovery.

·        THANK YOU for all of the prayers and support given Sandy following her fall last March, resulting in the broken and frozen shoulder. We are thrilled to say that Sandy was told by her orthopedic doctor that no rotator cuff surgery is needed. Something happened to her shoulder during the varicose vein surgery, and now the shoulder is almost completely unfrozen. She will be going back to PT to strengthen the muscles in the shoulder. Thanks to God for this miraculous healing. – Gary and Sandy Plantinga

·        We would like to say a big THANK YOU to our Fairway family for supporting our family. We so appreciate the cards, visits, calls, meals, coffee dates and most of all the prayers. We love you all. – The Timmermans family

·        THANK YOU Pastor Dave, Pastor Ed and Muriel, and the others who came to visit me. The prayers, cards and food were very much appreciated. My hip surgery went well. God has been so good. Thank you, Fairway Family! – Gen Meekhof


News & Notes

Opportunities to Connect with Others

Zumba will meet this Monday and Thursday from 7-8 PM. Cost is $3 per class, and all are welcome to join us!  

Depression Support Group: Need a listening ear or suggestions for ways to cope? We meet the third Monday of the month from 7:00-8:00 PM. The group is open to anyone who is experiencing depression or bi-polar depression or to family members who are dealing with someone in their family who is depressed. The group stresses confidentiality. Members may participate as they wish. Just drop in. Our next meeting will be Monday, January 15. Contact Ruth Veenstra (748-8380) or Jim VanderMay (662-0962) for more information.                  

FRIENDSHIP MINISTRY – meet at Harbor House this Thursday at 6:45!

The COUNCIL will meet this Tuesday, January 16 at 7 PM.


Learning Opportunities for Adults

ADULT ENRICHMENT meets Sunday morning at 9AM in the GEMS Room. Topic for this session: “MIDDLE EASTERN PERSPECTIVE ON THE PARABLES". You're welcome to join us!

On January 21 and 28 Barb Newman, author of "Autism and Your Church" comes to Fairway to talk about how we as a church can and should be radically inclusive for those on the spectrum and their families. This will be during the Adult Enrichment time from 9:00 am - 9:45 am in the 318 room. Everyone is encouraged to attend to hear from this nationally-recognized speaker!

BETH MOORE STUDY: Beth Moore Bible study has begun but it’s not too late to join us! We are meeting on Monday nights from 7-9 and we would love for you to come! See Linda Miedema or Cherie Smith if you have questions or want to join us! Hope to see you tomorrow night!

COFFEE BREAK/STORY HOUR will meet again this Thursday from 9:45-11 AM. We’ll study lesson #2.

7AM MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY will meet again this Wednesday, January 17, 7-8 AM. All men are welcome to join us!

Office Notes

The REQUESTED ANNOUNCEMENTS and the CRC WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS sheets are now being distributed electronically. A few printed copies are available in a rack on the bulletin counter. If you would like to begin receiving these pages via email, please send a request to office@fairwaycrc.org.

 If you are the last person here for an evening activity, please be sure and check that all lights and other devices are turned off! There have been several cases in the last couple of months that lights, the TV/DVD cart, and other electronic devices have been left on overnight. Needless to say, this could significantly impact our electric bill, so please do your part in helping to keep those costs down. Thank you!


Opportunities to Serve

Outreach is LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO HEAD UP THE STORY HOUR program for preschool children ages 3-5 years of age.  The position requires organizing the lesson, craft, snack and helpers each week of Coffee Break. Much of this can be done ahead of time at your convenience. Former leaders of Story Hour have done the fall semester in the summer prior to the start of Coffee Break. Your presence on Thursday mornings is desired but not needed every week. A love for preschoolers and the ability to coordinate and organize are the only skills required. If God is nudging you to become more involved, please consider this important and immediate need. If you are willing to consider giving of your time in this way for the fall of 2018 please contact Kim DeBruin, Sandy Plantinga, or Gay Scholma for more details. Thanks for considering!

DO YOU ENJOY THE COFFEE FELLOWSHIP ON SUNDAY MORNINGS? We need more help! It would be nice to have a few more couples/families on board so we can spread the volunteers out a little more. You can sign up to help as often or as little as you like. Questions can be directed to Terri DeBoode at 797-4180 or tjdeboo@yahoo.com or Bonnie DeBoode, 669-0504, abdeboode@hotmail.com. Thank you!

MORE USHERS ARE NEEDED for morning and/or evening worship services. You would typically be scheduled to usher two weeks in a row, about every other month. If you are willing to be added to the list please contact Diane in the church office at office@fairwaycrc.org or 662-0368.



Upcoming Events

January 21, 10 AM,
followed by lunch in the 3:18 Room

Wednesday, April 25, 5-7 PM


July 12-14, 2018 at Camp Michawana

Check the church website Events page for the most up-to-date calendar of all activities.



Children’s Ministry

CADETS (for boys in 3rd-8th grades) and GEMS (for girls in 3rd-8th grades) will meet again this Wednesday.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CATECHISM CLASSES meet each Sunday morning at 9AM.



Order of Worship

January 14, 2018 - 10 AM

Gathering Song                                            “Here I Am to Worship”

Welcome & Announcements

* God Greets Us

* Songs of Praise                                               “God of Wonders”

                                                                       “Your Grace is Enough”

* Responsive Reading

* Sung Prayer                                                  “Blessed Assurance”

Passing the Peace

Prayer with the Children

Morning Prayer

Offering:                                   Fairway’s General/Building Fund & Compassion Fund


Prayer for Illumination (Howard DeJong)

Message (Pastor Dave)


Text: Matthew 28:16-20

Prayer of Application

* Parting Songs of Praise                                 “For the Cause”

* Parting Blessing

    Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.