Welcome to worship – we’re so glad you’ve joined us! If you have children then let us serve them through our babysitting service (nursery), Children in Worship (CIW) and Little Lambs (LL). Nursery is available in the lobby for ages 0-2. Directions regarding CIW & LL kids for children ages 3 (as of March 2018) through Kindergarten will be provided during morning worship.

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 - November 19, 2017

10:00 AM Morning Service                                               5:00 PM Evening Service

Preacher: Pastor Dave                                                        Combined Service with other Jenison CRCs

Text: Exodus 2:11-25                                                           Hosted by 12th Avenue CRC

Offering: General/Building Fund                                      Offering: CRC Chaplaincy and Care Ministry

Today is the last chance to add your thanksgiving items to the banners! Please go to the front of either the sanctuary or the 3:18 Room during the offering this morning and add your expressions of thanks.

After the 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.

This evening The Sacred Harmonies Quartet will share a ministry of music during the 5PM combined service at 12th Avenue CRC. Pastor Mark Bennink will bring the meditation. 


Children's Ministry Volunteers This Week - November 19

Nursery Check-in          Liz Wiersema

Nursery             Joe & Rachel Landstra, Linda Elliott, Britta DeLong

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

Children in Worship - PreK        Erika Wykstra, Vanessa Krombeen, Nichole DeBruin

Children in Worship - K             Sandy Plantinga



A SERVICE OF PRAISE & THANKSGIVING will be held on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, at 10 AM. Invite family and friends to join us!

Our Thanksgiving offerings will support Love INC and World Renew Hurricane Relief. Envelopes are your mailbox today and are also on the info counter by the bulletin boards. Any loose offerings will be divided between the two ministries.


Next Week's Worship - November 26

10:00 AM Morning Service                                    5:30 PM Evening Service

Preacher: Pastor Ed                                                Preacher: Seminarian Steve Hull

Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-18a; Matthew 1:17                   Text: Romans 6:1-14

Offering: General/Building Fund                                      Offering: Christian Reformed Mission to
Nairobi, Kenya (Rev. Peterson Wang’ombe)



Next Week's Children's Ministry Volunteers - November 26

Nursery Check-in          Liz Wiersema

Nursery             Jen Quist, Shaun & Tracy VanderLugt

Little Lambs        LaDawn Venema, Rachel & Katie Seinen, Paige Glass t

Children in Worship - PreK        Erika Wykstra, Vanessa Krombeen, Nichole DeBruin

Children in Worship - K             Sandy Plantinga



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Prayer Requests for November 12-18

  • Diane Timmermans (fg #5) had surgery on Tuesday. Surgery went very well and Diane was able to return home the same evening. Tests on the lymph nodes showed no evidence of cancer there. Additional cells will be sent to the lab for genetic testing, which will help determine if any chemotherapy treatments are needed

  •   CONGRATULATIONS to LEAH REINHART (FG #7), who is turning ten years old on Monday, November 20. Like all 10-year-olds at Fairway she will read the letter that reminds her of God’s promises to her at baptism and encourages her to think about devoting her life to God.

  • FROM THE DEACONS: We have $50 Meijer gift cards available to our congregation and their friends and family to anyone in need this holiday season. Please contact a deacon to receive them. 

  • FAIRWAY MINISTRY of the WEEK: Pray a prayer of thanks for the graphic design work of Jeff Casemier, who has given countless volunteer hours to creating beautiful visual representations of sermon series themes and any other graphics that are needed. Praise God for skilled hands and a creative mind.  


News & Notes

Christmas Gift Project

The outreach team is collecting items to make Christmas baskets for the Kid's Hope students and their families again this year. The baskets are a wonderful way for our church to reach these families and a way for mentors to communicate with parents. Examples of ideas to donate include holiday foods, candy, fruit, hot cocoa, games, lotion, and gloves. Please bring items to church by December 3 and place them in the silver bin in the lobby by the mailboxes. Thank you for your generosity.

Hostess Dinner

Join us for the Hostess Dinner on Saturday, December 9! 
Sign up in the narthex by December 3. The event takes place here at church. If you sign up to host, you are in charge of decorating the table and contacting your group to let them know what to bring. If you don't want to host, sign up anyway, and your host will let you know what to bring. We will all enjoy after-dinner entertainment and dessert together! We are looking forward to a fun evening of fellowship!

If you have questions, contact Rebeka Mesbergen, Sara Soudek, or Jackie Brill.

Opportunities to Reach Out and Help Others

Are you interested in going to a warmer climate this winter and do something meaningful? Check out the OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO HAITI in early 2018 with a team that you put together to help build a new campus in collaboration with Resonate Global Mission. See more info and contact info on the Missionary Bulletin Board.

FAIRWAY'S CADET CLUB has an urgent need for two counselors for the second semester this year (January through March). This is a wonderful opportunity to show Christ to the young boys of our church. Please contact Dan Kamstra, Chris Plantinga or Joe Westdorp with interest. 

Our PRAYER GARDEN needs a little TLC. We are looking for a group of individuals who would be interested in taking care of the prayer garden. If you are interested, contact Jan Machiela.

DISPLAY BOARDS: If you would still like to honor a veteran or someone currently serving in the military, please bring in a picture and hang it on the board by the GEMS Room. Hooks are on the board for your use.


Opportunities to Connect with Others

Ongoing Ministry for Depression: The Depression Support Group meets on the third Monday of each month from 7-8 PM in the educational wing. This group is open to anyone in our community who struggles with depression or has a loved one who is depressed. You are invited to attend this safe and confidential group experience. No registration is necessary. The group will meet on Monday, November 20. Contact Ruth Veenstra or Jim VanderMay for more information.            

LADIES’ CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: The Wednesday Afternoon Ladies Bible Study invites all women of Fairway to join them for their Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 6 at 12:00 noon. A delicious lunch is being planned. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. Please sign-up if you plan on attending. Cost is $10.

CHURCH CAMPOUT: Plans are in the works for next year's Fairway Church campout. We will be returning to Camp Michawana in Hastings. The dates are JULY 12-14, 2018. The sign-up sheet is on the information desk. Any questions, please contact Gary or Sandy Plantinga.

Zumba will meet this week Monday at 7 PM in the Great Room. (No class on Thanksgiving.) Cost is just $3 per class.


·   NEXT BREAKFAST: Friday, December 1 at 8:30 at Rainbow Grill

·   TUESDAY, December 5 we will leave church at 10:15 for Evergreen Commons for the luncheon and concert.

THE GEMS NEED YOUR OLD T-SHIRTS! Rips, holes, any size, any color, we don't care. Put in your husband's ugliest t-shirt and we promise you'll never have to see it again. Put them in the box in the GEMS room no later than December 3. Thank you!


Learning Opportunities for Adults

ADULT ENRICHMENT will not meet next Sunday morning, on November 26. We will resume our study of the Sermon on the Mount on December 3.

BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY on the Fruit of the Spirit will meet tomorrow night at 7 PM.

COFFEE BREAK will not meet this Thursday.

7AM MEN’S MORNING BIBLE STUDY will not meet this Wednesday. See you next week!


About Fairway

Our staff would love to hear from you!

  • Call 662-0368 for a menu of staff extensions.
  • Go to the contact page on our website (www.fairwaycrc.org) for email links.

Hearing Loop Headsets are available for those who are hard of hearing. Please stop by the sound booth at the back of the sanctuary to receive a headset.

Bulletin announcement requests should be submitted to the office by 8 AM on Thursdays.

Office Hours for Diane Reed, Administrative Assistant: Tuesday – Friday, 8AM-4PM.

The Wi-Fi password in our building is 2Peter318.


Upcoming Events

November 23, 10AM

December 9

December 14

10AM Sunday morning service

10 AM Christmas Celebration Service

Sunday 10 AM Worship
PM Combined Worship at Ridgewood CRC


July 12-25, 2018 at Camp Michawana

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


Children’s Ministry

CADETS & GEMS –No meeting this Wednesday or on November 29. See you on December 6!

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CATECHISM CLASSES meet each Sunday morning at 9AM. NO CLASSES next Sunday, November 26.



FYM – Fairway Youth Ministry

MSYG – TONIGHT – Join us tonight at 5:30 PM in the Great Room for “Friendsgiving”!

HSYG will meet next Sunday night.


Order of Worship

November 19, 2017 - 10 AM


Gathering Song                                    “He Shall Reign Forevermore”

Welcome & Announcements

* God Greets Us

* Songs of Praise                                   “Oh, Love That Will Not Let Me Go”

                                                                          “Be Unto Your Name”

Sung Prayer                                                         “God With Us”

Passing the Peace

Prayer with the Children

Morning Prayer

Offering:                                                  Fairway’s General/Building Fund


Prayer for Illumination (Tom DeGraaf)

Video: “The Fall”

Message (Pastor Dave)

“The Whole Story, Part 2: FALL

Text: Exodus 2:11-25

Prayer of Application

* Song of Thanksgiving                           “He Shall Reign Forevermore”

* Parting Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.