First CRC Weekly
February 21 - February 27
Our Mission: To Glorify God by making More and Better Disciples
From the Administrator
Welcome to this week's CRC newsletter! Here you will find time-sensitive announcements, events, service schedules, offering schedules, and prayer list. I will send these out at the end of each week. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!
Please continue to lift all those in our church family in prayer as we continue to navigate the COVID pandemic both together and apart. We pray that each of you finds peace in the midst of turmoil, hope in the midst of fear and doubt, and love for one another in the midst of this unprecedented time of uncertainty. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
"...for the Lord did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and self-control." 2 Timothy 1:7
Nancy - Church Office Administrator
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INDOOR WORSHIP SUNDAY, February 21 - 9:30am
This Sunday text: - B.A.S.I.C. TRAINING #6 - Do Not Worry - Matthew 6:25-34
"In church services" this Sunday with the following plans in place:
- Worship Service 9:30 am
- Windows and Doors will be open to allow for proper air circulation as per COVID guidelines
- No child-care or Children's Worship
- Seating in every other pew to maintain social distancing guidelines
- No offering bags going down the rows, boxes available to drop your offering into
- No mutual greetings
- No refreshments offered after the service
- We urge the wearing of masks - If you need one we can provide one for you
- Bring your own Bibles
- No Library
- Children's Bulletins on the table in the foyer
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Hanford CRC Podcast!
Why Podcast? Podcasts give you the ability to listen anywhere without having to worry about your internet connection, or using too much data. Listen in the car, at the gym, or while you're out working on the farm, ranch, or dairy. Simply put, podcasts are easily accessible and portable so you have the freedom to tune in anytime from anywhere. Pretty cool, huh?
Common Ground is made of co-ed youth in grades nine through twelve. Please contact Shonie Holt at (559-936-3360) for more information.
Middle School Ministry is made of co-ed youth in grades seven and eight.
Cadets is a program for boys in third through sixth grade. Please contact Dave Danielson at (559-582-6504) for more information
GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior) is a program for girls in third through sixth grade. Please contact Martha Valdez at (619-471-4014) for more information.
EVENTS THIS WEEK
- New City Catechism of the Week: What is sin?
- Common Ground Taco Dinner in the loft at 6pm
UPCOMING FIRST CRC SPECIAL EVENTS
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Today: Theo deHaan, Richard & Eneke Vandersteen (45th)
Monday: Christine deJong
Tuesday: Daniella Dunn, Janice Hofmans, Charlise Mendes, Johnathan Thomas
Wednesday: Bert Duyst
Friday: EJ deJong
Saturday: Susie Martin
Next Sunday: Stewart deJong, Colin Mackey, Corey & Kristen Reenders
This week: Christian Education
Next week: Faith Promise
General Fund Report of Offerings and gifts:
Approved budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 - $881,400
($73,450 needed per month to make budget)
General fund offerings through January 31, 2021 - $405,539.09 (we reached 46% of our 2020/21 budget)
General Fund expenses through January 31, 2020 - $238,199.99 (we spent 27% of our 2020/21 budget)
- Feel free to mail your donations to the church office (2175 Leoni Drive, Hanford, CA 93230)
- Cash donations will be accepted during normal office hours only (M-TH 7:30 AM–3:00 PM)
If you are writing a check to the church, the bank has requested that all checks be made payable to the First Christian Reformed Church of Hanford. If the checks are made payable to another name they may be rejected.
Want to save time and hassle? Check out our Online Giving program at http://hanfordcrc.org/give-online or ask a Deacon for assistance. Thank you for your continued support.
Our Church Family
Fabric face masks: Facemasks are available in both children and adults sizes in the church office Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm. A minimum $5 donation is asked to benefit Crossroads Pregnancy Center.
"In House" New City Catechism - All parents with at least one child between the ages of 3 and 6th grade are invited to take part in New City Catechism! Download the app (search "New City Catechism APP") on your phone, tablet, or other electronic devices. The lesson this week will be: What is sin? (week 16) Join the ‘City Catechism Discussion with First CRC’ Group on Facebook!
Did you know that you can access our congregation's Business Meeting minutes directly from our website? That's right! All approved meeting minutes from the past year for Governing Council, Ministering Elders, Ministering Deacons, and our Annual Congregational Meeting Minutes are available online. Want access? Inquire with Nancy at the office. 559-582-4423 or email@example.com
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Richard Lemos - bone cancer; hospice care
Romans 12:10 says, "Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves." It can be easy to forget about those that we don't see each week. We hope that you take some time to visit, send cards, and pray for these members of our family:
Joan Audrain, Bob Carvalho, Norm Galloway, Richard Lemos, Richard & Marilyn Maccagno, Helen Schilder, Dan & Janet Slootweg (living in their own home)
Martha Chandler (Alice Manor in Fowler)
Janet Henshaw (Lemoore Elderly Apts)
John & Marge Duyst, Helen Noland (The Remington)
Jeanette Stout, Corrie Vennema (Valley Christian Home)
Linda Reenders (Palm Village in Reedley)
RELATIVES OF FAMILY
Verda Bruxvoort (Tony Bekedam's Grandmother) hospice care.
Jim Stryd (brother of Bert & Janette Duyst) remains hospitalized with COVID in critical condition but is off the respirator.
Jill Smith (Janice Hofmans sister) undergoing hormone chemotherapy
Cal & Jamie Hofland and Roger & Sue Scheenstra
Stewart & Christine deJong
Jason Vryhof, Matt Morgan
Want to get in touch with our staff?
Vince Godfrey, Pastor of Worship and Liturgy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Sisneroz, Pastor of Assimilation and Discipleship - email@example.com
Heather Thomas, Director of Communications and Life Groups - firstname.lastname@example.org
Shonie Holt, High School Youth Director - email@example.com
Tim Thomas, Director of Technical Services - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Azevedo, Church office administrator - email@example.com