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June 25, 2017, 9:30 AM

Celebration Worship Service

Matthew 10:26-31

"If Sparrows Fall...What does that mean for me?"

Rev. Jim Pollard

Worship is both personal and communal, formal and informal, intimate and casual. Here at Forest Hills Church, we recognize that people come to worship God in both joy and pain, faith and doubt, with laughter and with tears. Our worship tries to reflect a desire both for meditation and celebration. Please know you are invited to participate in any and all ways you feel led. Our songs, prayers, words and actions are the works of imperfect people trying to worship a perfect God.


Mission Trip 2018—Give Kids the World: We are planning another trip to Give Kids the World in Florida at the end of January or beginning of February and would love to have you serve with us. Please contact Pastor Jim at if you have an interest in attending, as we need to secure housing soon. We will have an informational meeting in September.

ACCESS 6 Food Collection Sunday, July 2nd: Please remember to bring in non-perishable food items for our local food pantry.


Preschool Teacher needed: Forest Hills Presbyterian Preschool located at 7495 Cascade Road is looking for a part-time preschool teacher beginning August 28. A minimum of an Associate’s degree in early childhood, degree in elementary education, or a degree in a compatible field such as children’s / family ministries is required. We are an NAEYC accredited, Christian based program that prepares children for school as well as sharing God's love with them. Please contact the preschool for more information. 957-3239 / Blessings!


Bethany Christian Services is a strong believer that without your support we can’t continue to change the lives of our youth. To follow, is a list of real cases in need of immediate assistance. Please feel free to share this information with your co-workers, and other members of the community to see if anyone will open their loving hearts to help transform the future of a youth. Right now we have 7 children who are in desperate need of a loving home.

There is a mom and baby who are Rohingya from Myanmar.

There are four boys from Myanmar, two of which are Rohingya.

There is a girl from Somalia and also a boy from Guatemala.

Please contact us if you are willing to open your hearts and homes to one of these children in need: Ethan Potter, AmeriCorps VISTA Refugee Foster Care Recruitment, Bethany Christian, Grand Rapids, at or call 616-965-8030.


All Church Cedar Point Trip: Miss Ash is inviting all ages to go to Cedar Point on June 28! Click here for details and sign up.


Summer Golf Scrambles: The second 9-hole golf outing of the season will be on July 16th, at 3:30 PM at Quail Ridge Golf Course, 8375 36th St., Ada. The cost is $25 per person (payable at the course) which includes range balls before your round and a power cart. Also mark your calendars for the third and fourth Sunday outings which will be on August 13 and September 17. See Jim Owens or Tom Cathey to sign up.

The Employment and Resource Network—St. Robert Roundtable will meets on Wednesdays,9:30-11:30 a.m.on July 5, and July 19, at St. Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr., SE, Ada, MI, in the Parish Adult Lounge. Our ministry is open to all people in employment transition. Most of our members are in the 35-55 yrs age group although we have folks older and younger.For more information see their site or call them: (616) 676-9111, or contact their EaRN

Ministry Coordinator, Bill Weitzel, LMSW, (616) 446-1873 (c),

weitzelwj@ .

Men’s Breakfast meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:45 AM at The Gathering Place for a time of fellowship and conversation. A great way to start the day! The next date is July 5th.

The Mizpah’s & Hunky Dories are going to the John Ball Zoo on Saturday, July 1st, at 2:00 PM. Meet at the green & white information kiosk at the front entrance. There will be a guided tour of part of the zoo and will end at the main snack bar by the aquarium. You are welcome to explore more on your own after the tour. Cost is $7.00 per person. Handicap parking is available. RSVP to Sue and Roger Mumbrue at 616-214-7718.

Name Tags—We encourage you to wear them if you have them! If you don't have one and would like to order a name tag, the order forms are on the magnetic boards just outside the main sanctuary doors.

Check the Slat Walls in the church lobby for more events and information. Members and visitors alike are always welcome at all events.


Recovering at Home:

Bev Ayres

Julie Caris

Hugh Barnard, recovering from surgery

In Retirement/Rehab Facilities:

Dan Caris (Clark at Keller Lake)

Rene TerAvest (Heartland Health Care)

Eleanor Vollwiler (Maple Creek)


Nicole, neighbor of the Metternick family, in the hospital following a bad fall from her horse.

Roger, that he will find the Lord before he passes.

Mona Livingston, recovering from eye surgery

Terry Metternick’s mother, recovering from surgery on 06-10-17, expected to come home on 06-21-17.

Sam Vriesema (son in law of Carol Hordyk) just diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. Sam and his wife, Kathy, have 4 teenage daughters.

Wayne Hock (friend of Judy Herrick) under hospice care.

Rhea Murray (sister of Anita Brocker) in hospice care in Petosky

Dick Ardrey (brother of Anita Brocker) suffers from COPD

Our Missionaries in India

Prayers for a son, for continued sobriety

Members of our Armed Forces

Prayers for a nephew to stay clean from drugs

Gabbi, Granddaughter of Larry and Renee Donovan. (Gabbi suffers from Congenital Ullrich Muscular Dystrophy.)

Prayer concerns are also listed on the Current Events slat wall in the Narthex.

If you have a prayer request, please call the church office.



Greg Chamberlain

Barb Hoogenboom

Judy Herrick

Jennifer Wolbers


Jerry Anderson

Kathy Cullens

Jim Cunningham

Reggie Harris


Colleen Carkeet

Larry Chesner

Don Drury

Dave Mazur



Carol Bailey

Mimi Cole

Cheryl Metternick

Barb Vos

Barb Weaver


Don Brown

Marrilee Chamberlain

Cathy Drury

Joan Tilstra

Cheryl Raguse


Kathy Cunningham

Patty Moyer

Tim Neason

Jill Tarpinian

Jessica VanSolkema

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