First CRC Weekly
January 10 - January 16
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, JANUARY 10
This Sunday text: Matthew 4:23-5:1 - B.A.S.I.C. TRAINING - "Introduction to Sermon on the Mount" - Martin Sisneroz
"In church services" this Sunday with the following plans in place:
- Worship Service 8:30 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
- You can find Children's Bulletins on the table in the foyer. Locked boxes will be available for your tithes and offerings.
Thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
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EVENTS THIS WEEK
- New City Catechism of the Week: What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments?
Common Ground Sunday at 6 PM
Ministering Elders Monday at 7pm in the church office
Middle School Ministry (7th & 8th Grade) will meet on Zoom Wednesday at 6:30pm
GEMS will meet on Wednesday at 6:30pm
Cadets (in person with Zoom option) 5th & 6th grade will meet Wednesday at 6pm
Cadets (in person with Zoom option) 3rd & 4th grade will meet Thursday at 6pm
UPCOMING FIRST CRC SPECIAL EVENTS
- Hymn Sing - January 31
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Today: Brian Bergman, Wilha Dunn
Tuesday: Fred & Shoni Holt
Saturday: Kaylee Hicke, Dorene Vryhof
This week: Kings Gospel Mission
Next week: Christian Education
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 December 31, 2020 - $357,336.763 (we reached 40.5% of our 2020/21 budget)
General Fund expenses through December 31, 2020 - $199,414.86 (we spent 22.6% of our 2020/21 budget)
The Deacons would like to thank you all for your generous giving to close out the year 2020. May God bless each of you in the New Year!
- 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.
2020 Year End Donation Statement
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 does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments? (week 10) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYERS AND PRAISES
Claudine VanGroningen - hospitalized
Richard Lemos - bone cancer; hospice care
Fred Koelewyn - chemotherapy completed
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, Claudine Van Groningen (living in their own home)
Martha Chandler (Alice Manor in Fowler)
Janet Henshaw (Lemoore Elderly Apts)
John & Marge Duyst, Helen Noland (The Remington)
Bram Stout (Alzheimer Care Home in Fresno)
Jeanette Stout, Corrie Vennema (Valley Christian Home)
Linda Reenders (Palm Village in Reedley)
RELATIVES OF FAMILY
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 - email@example.com
Martin Sisneroz, Pastor of Assimilation and Discipleship - firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Thomas, Director of Communications and Life Groups - email@example.com
Shonie Holt, High School Youth Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Thomas, Director of Technical Services - email@example.com
Nancy Azevedo, Church office administrator - firstname.lastname@example.org
2020/2021 OFFICE BEARERS
- Chairman: Bill Tos
- Vice Chairman: Robert Butts
- Clerk: Scott Schmidt
- Treasurer: Leland Kootstra
Ministering Deacons -
- Chairman: Johnny Zonneveld
- Comptroller: Piet Zonneveld