Sundays at 9 am, September – May
Classes for all ages
Youth Group is Back in Swing in September!
This year we’re trying something different in the youth group! High School and Middle School Youth Groups will be combining their meet times to create opportunities for both groups to have fun and serve in the community/world.
Your Youth Group leadership teams this year are:
Middle School High School
Wade Gugino Glenn Schripsema
Meredith James Wade Gugino
Nathan James Help from Merle Throop
Some ringers waiting in the wings
The normal meet time for Middle School Youth after the Growth in Grace dinner on Wednesday nights will be dedicated to both Middle and High School youth working on public service and gospel sharing/inviting oppor-tunities in the community (High Schoolers—many of these nights will be great opportunities to get some of your service hours for other organizations accounted for (ie. NHS, etc.). The Woman’s Bible Study also needs paid babysitting. We will invite senior members of our congregation to come fel-lowship and work beside us at these events.
The normal meet time for High School Youth after the evening service on Sundays will be dedicated to more relationship building, fun and learning activities. We will start together as a big group, have time for separated High School and Middle School break out groups, and then come together for an activity. There will still be food … so parents, we’ll still need your help. We may switch up venue on occasion.
We will have two overnight retreats this year. One will take place at Beechpoint Christian Camp in Allegan. The dates for that are Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29. The theme will be “What sets Christianity apart from other religions?” This is the same weekend the Women’s Retreat will be at Beechpoint and we are planning a couple of crossover activities with them Friday evening. You’ll receive a sheet on this in your mailbox shortly if you haven’t already. The other retreat will be our Winter Camp-In here in the Education Building in February. That date and theme are still being ironed out. Friends are welcome to both retreats.
Our September Schedule is:
19 GIG Service Night #1 – We will be doing some simple roadside clean-up and letting people know Covenant Presbyterian Church cares for the Holland community.
23 Activity Night #1 – Frisbee Golf (Disc Golf … pardon). Bring your own Frisbee/Disc if you’ve got one. We’ll have extras along. We’re going to get outside and make the best of our good weather while we’ve got it … the winter is long.
28-29 Retreat at Beechpoint Camp – You should have a sheet on this shortly if not already. This is going to be a lot of fun.
The new CPC Christian Education year begins September 19. We are excited to offer women’s Bible studies again this year and hope that women of all ages will join us weekly to study God’s Word. This is a great opportunity to study the Word, pray together, fellowship and encourage one another as sisters in Christ.
Here are a few reminders:
We will meet weekly with a new Bible study each quarter.
Babysitting will be provided for the evening Bible study.
We will meet Wednesdays in the library unless a larger room is required.
Please note: The fall Bible study will meet only in the evening from 6:15 to 7:45 pm.
There will be NO morning study for the fall quarter.
The quarterly dates are as follows:
Fall: September 19, 26; October 3, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14; December 5 *
Winter: January 9-February 27
Spring: March 6-April 24
Summer: Exact dates to be determined
*We will not have Bible Study on Oct. 10 (Mission Conference) or Nov. 21 (Eve of Thanksgiving)
The course content for the fall and spring studies will be an actual Bible study, whereas the winter and summer courses will cover a topic related to Scripture.
For our nine-week study this fall, which will begin on Wednesday, September 19, we will be working through an inductive Bible Study of Chapters 1-11 of Genesis. The study will be led by Emily Phelps.
Part One – “The Creation explores the Biblical account of Creation found in chapters one and two, how the world was created, and how man came into being. ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.’ Do I be-lieve this statement that God has revealed in His Book? What does this really mean, and how does it affect my dai-ly life? When you immerse yourself in the Biblical account of Creation, you will be led to know your Creator in deeper ways, increasing your awe of Him. You will also gain insight into who you are in relationship to your Mak-er and will gain a more complete understanding of your own purpose and how to live.”
Part Two – “The Fall, the Flood and the Nations explores the truths found in chapters three through eleven of Genesis and lays a solid foundation for the rest of the story. Adam and Eve, the serpent and an apple? Noah’s Ark and a worldwide flood? The Tower of Babel? Are these real or imagined? Stories or fact? What difference does it make anyway? Genesis holds the keys to understanding the origin of sin and evil, the justice of God’s judgment, and the mercy of God’s plan for the redemption of mankind and hope for a lost and dying world.”
Ladies, prayerfully consider joining us this fall as we open God’s Word together.