First CRC Weekly
January 24 - January 30
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 24
This Sunday text: - B.A.S.I.C. TRAINING #2 - Salt and Light - Matthew 5:13-16
"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.
THANK YOU SARAH ZONNEVELD
I wanted to take this opportunity to inform you folks of a change in our ministry staff. Sarah Zonneveld, our Children's Ministry Director has decided to step back from her role at this time. She has been a tremendous resource for our children's ministry and she will be sorely missed. Her dedication, imagination, creativity and hard work has had a significant impact on the spiritual development and faith formation of our covenant children as well as the families in our community. We wish Sarah well in her future endeavors. She has promised to make her considerable gifts and talents available to us in a volunteer capacity when called upon. In the meantime, I"m in the process of securing her replacement. Please take the opportunity to thank Sarah in person when you see her next. Please pray for the Lord's leading in our search for the next director. Thank you Sarah. God bless you and your family.
Theme: Whether athletes, musicians, businessperson, or a slew of many other professions, skills, and talents, it is often beneficial to “go back to the basics” to continue to grow. The same applies to Christians. All Brothers And Sisters In Christ (“B.A.S.I.C.”) need to be reminded of the basics of our spiritual life, teachings, and practices. The sermons for this Life Group series are based on Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” which focuses on the foundational truths of our spiritual lives. Whether you have heard these passages many times or this is one of your first encounters, we hope you will look and listen to all that God wants to reveal to you through these incredible, poignant, and meaningful lessons. This B.A.S.I.C. Training has the potential to be a life-changing time for you individually, the Life Group, the church, the community, and the world!
Online registration for Spring Life Groups is still open on our website hanfordcrc.org. Have questions or need help signing up? Contact Heather Thomas at (559) 816-1924 or email@example.com to answer questions or provide assistance.
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 does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments?
- Common Ground will be going to Urban Air Adventure Park at 1pm this Sunday, January 24
UPCOMING FIRST CRC SPECIAL EVENTS
- Hymn Sing - January 31
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Today: Walt Zonneveld
Monday: Richard Vandersteen, Nick & Nanci Groenenberg
Tuesday: Robby & Denise Tarlton (50th)
Wednesday: LJ Zonneveld
Thursday: Dick Hofmans, Andrew Zonneveld, Teri Zonneveld
Friday: Ian Kohr
Next Sunday: Hudson Bergman, Reagan Zonneveld
This week: Faith Promise
Next week: Gideons
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
Bruce and Christine Pickering will be moving to Vancouver, Washington within the month. We thank them for all their service at First CRC. We wish them God's blessings in their new home and 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 ninth and tenth Commandments? (week 12) 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 - Kings Nursing Home on hospice care
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 (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)
Claudine Van Groningen (Kings Nursing Home)
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