Sisters and brothers in Christ, welcome to this time and space apart, where we can turn our focus from self to God and from fear to faith. May you sense God’s gentle touch.

If you have children then let us serve them through our babysitting service (nursery). PLEASE NOTE that Little Lambs and Children in Worship are taking a break this week and next week. We will resume for the summer on Sunday, June 16.

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

We also offer a sensory-friendly worship area for morning services, available in the Music Room.

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.

CRC Weekly and Requested Community Announcements pages are available in the rack on the bulletin kiosk.


This Week's worship - May 26

10:00 AM Worship                                                       5:00 PM Combined Service @ Baldwin St. CRC  

Preacher: Pastor Stan Sturing                                   Preacher: Rev. John Witvliet Sr.

Text: Matthew 26:6-13                                                Text: Joshua 4:20-24

Offering: General/Building Fund                              Offering: Kids Hope USA

After morning worship 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 we will gather for worship with our friends from other Jenison CRCs, hosted by Baldwin Street CRC (2101 Baldwin).

Children's Ministry Volunteers This Week Sunday - May 26

Nursery Check-in                        Tracy VanderLugt

Nursery                                        Shaun & Tracy VanderLugt, Megan Baker

Little Lambs          Little Lambs will not meet

Children in Worship (Pre-K) Children in Worship will not meet

Children in Worship (K) Children in Worship will not meet

Sensory Room                           Kathy Boeve

Next SUNDAY's Worship - June 2

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

Preacher: Pastor Ed                                                       Preacher: Pastor Stan

Text: Zechariah 3                                                           Text: 1 John 4:7-21

Offering: General/Building Fund                                Offering: Mission French Africa

Next Sunday morning we will recognize Fairway’s graduates with a time of celebration during the worship service and a special dessert to be served following morning worship.

Children's Ministry Volunteers Next Week - Sunday, June 2

Nursery Check-in                        Kelli Mulder

Nursery                                        LaDawn Venema, Ashley Smolinski, Riley Landers

Little Lambs          Little Lambs will not meet

Children in Worship (Pre-K) Children in Worship will not meet

Children in Worship (K) Children in Worship will not meet

Sensory Room                           Rachelle Koetje

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Prayer Requests for May 26-June 1

  • Congratulations to JACKSON BUSH (FG #5), who will celebrate his 18th birthday next Sunday, June 2. Give thanks for the seeds of faith that God has planted in Jackson’s heart, and pray that he will continue to grow as a disciple of Christ.

  • At the last elders’ meeting the membership of KAYLEIGH (PLANTINGA) BONZELAAR was transferred to Cornerstone United Reformed Church. We pray that Kayleigh and her husband Kevin will be blessed in their new church home and will continue to grow in their faith and love for the Lord.

  • JULIANNA MORALES (FG #6) fell from a horse last weekend and broke a bone in her arm. She was awaiting results of the MRI she had last weekend. Pray for good healing.

  • Please continue to pray for LINDA MIEDEMA (FG #1) as she deals with back pain and sciatica. Pray for relief from pain, and that she will be able to cut through the red tape and get surgery scheduled.

 News & Notes

Reaching Out Challenge

A couple of weeks ago you received a flyer telling you about a matching gift for our Reaching Out Campaign.

Please help us raise $20,000 so that we can maximize the generous dollar-for-dollar matching gift of up to $20,000!

We only have 76 days left to do this!

Food/Hygiene Items Collection

Throughout the month of June we are collecting items
for the Georgetown Senior Center Commodities Program.

Canned fruits & vegetables

Dry goods (pasta, rice, etc.)

Canned soup/stew/pasta dishes/chili

Peanut butter and jelly/jam

Canned meats (tuna, Spam, etc.)

Toilet paper / paper towel / napkins / Kleenex

Toothpaste / toothbrushes

Hand soap / bath soap / shampoo

 Items may be placed in the silver tub in the hallway anytime in June. Thanks for your support!

Church Newsletter Submissions Needed!

The next issue of “In the Fairway” will be published on June 16. We’re looking for articles and information from all of YOU!

Share with your Fairway family:

• A story about your faith journey

• A way that a Fairway ministry has impacted your life and faith journey

• Something that happened in a ministry you’re involved with here at Fairway that really impacted someone’s life

Items to share should be sent to Jim VanderMay (jvdmay@att.net) and/or Diane Reed (office@fairwaycrc.org) by June 5.

Opportunities to Connect with Others

WHITECAPS GAME: Join your Fairway friends at the ballpark on July 25! Tickets cost $12.50 per person and payment should be given to Tracy VanderLugt by July 11. 

AUTISM & SENSORY SUPPORT GROUP: Did you know about Fairway's ministry for those with a child on the autism spectrum or with a sensory disorder? We are the Autism and Sensory Family Support Group, and we meet on the 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00pm in the Youth Room. Everyone is welcome! Our next meeting is June 6. Contact Kathy Boeve at autism-sensory@fairwaycrc.org with questions.

NO Zumba this week due to the Memorial Day holiday. See you next Monday!

YAH Group:

  • Sunday, June 2, 6:00 PM: Meeting with speaker Bill VanTol from World Renew and former missionary to Nigeria and Mexico.

  • Friday, June 7, 8:30 AM: Breakfast at Rainbow Grill, Hudsonville

  • Saturday, June 15, 2:00 PM: Master Arts Play "Around the World in 80 Days" and dinner at Byron Family Restaurant. There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex. The cost of the play is $15 to be paid no later than May 26 to Mel Elliott. 

 Opportunities to Learn & Grow

WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet this Wednesday. Join us for a great time of learning and discussion! 

Women's Conference – West Michigan

November 15-16, 2019
Friday, 7:00 - 9:30pm / Saturday, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Community Reformed Church
10376 Felch Street, Zeeland, MI 49464

Look Who's Coming!
Jennifer Rothschild, Laura Story and Karen Abercrombie (Miss Clara from War Room)
More Info: www.freshgroundedfaith.com

Group Tickets are $44 for both Friday and Saturday Sessions.

If you are interested in going as a Fairway Group, please sign up in the narthex.

This is a great way to grow as a group and share the experience.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beth Koop (292-1291)


VBS is Coming! June 24-27

We need YOU to Get In the Game!

 There are still many volunteer opportunities to help with our Vacation Bible School in June. Stop by the counter by the bulletin board to see how you can help!

OTHER Upcoming Events at Fairway

CHURCH CAMPOUT 2019 – July 18-21 at Camp Michawana


Faith Formation Tip

Ascension Day Faith Formation Tip: On Ascension Day (this coming Thursday), wonder with kids about what it was like to be one of the disciples watching Jesus rising into the clouds. Wonder about what they felt, and what it would be like if Jesus returned tomorrow.

More About Fairway

At Fairway we are learning to seek and grow disciples of Jesus. A disciple is not someone who has it all together, but follows the One who has it all together. That One is Jesus.

Jesus has made a way for imperfect people to meet the perfect God and gather with others who are also meeting Him. Disciples of Jesus experience grace and find community.

  • To learn more about being a disciple of Jesus, feel free to contact one of our pastors this week: Pastor Stan – 662-0828 or Pastor Ed – 662-8979.

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

  • Bulletin announcement requests should be submitted to the office by the end of the day on Wednesday.

Not able to join us in person on Sunday? Tune in to our YouTube channel to watch our live streamed worship services. Search Fairway CRC.


Order of Worship - May 26

Welcome & Greeting

* Songs of Praise                                         “Shout to the North”

                                                                           “Reckless Love”

Responsive Reading

Song                                                             “Who You Say I Am”

Passing the Peace

Prayer with the Children

Morning Prayer                                                                                                                                          

Offering:                                            Fairway’s General/Building Fund

Offertory:                                                        “Good, Good Father”                                          Eric Scholtens

Prayer for Illumination                                                                                                             Howard DeJong

Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:6-13

Message:                                                       “What’s in a Name?”                                    Pastor Stan Sturing

Prayer of Application

* Song of Response                                       “Come As You Are”

* Parting Blessing

Go in peace to love and serve the Lor