March 18, 2018
Spotify :: To listen to Sunday’s playlist, click here.
Easter Drama Tickets :: Please make this part of your REACH initiative. Reach out to friends and neighbors and invite them to experience the Gospel. You can purchase REACH tickets for your unchurched friends for half-price at church (we cannot sell discounted tickets online.)
Men’s Breakfast :: Sat, March 17, 9-11a at the Rockford Campus :: Men of BHBC are invited to join the men of Brown Hutchinson Ministries for good breakfast, good fellowship, good worship and good teaching from pastors Matt Zainea and Nate Moody. No cost and no need to register.
Passover Family Experience :: Mar 18, 5:30-7; at the Rockford Campus, a church wide event to remember God’s rescue of his people from slavery through the plagues and ceremony of the Passover meal. A light dinner will be provided for all who attend. Blythefield Kids will be open at 5:40p for birth to age 3.
Donate :: Our Facilities Department is in need of a late model 4 wheel drive truck in good working order to help with maintenance needs at multiple campuses. If you or someone you know would like to donate a vehicle to the church please contact Robert.
Baby Dedication :: April 19, 7-8p at the Rockford Campus Commons. We want to both celebrate and help parents on their journey. We believe you are the greatest influenced in your child’s life and in the best position to help them know God. Register online and complete the requirements for participation. Qs Kristin.
Empower to Connect :: April 13 & 14, 10a-6p, Rockford Campus Landing. A live simulcast equipping families, churches and professionals to better serve children impacted by adoption and foster care. Featuring Trust-Based Relational Interventional methods developed by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross. Bringing hope and healing to families. Cost is $15, Qs Aaron Van Manen.
Make a Difference Together :: For current serving opportunities for your small group or family click on the SERVE Blog button located on our missions page.
Short Term Mission Trip Opportunity: Retirees, join our Nov 10-15, 2018 “Rewired” mission team going to an impoverished area of Cancun, Mexico. We’ll serve along side Back2Back Ministries reaching out to bless orphans, widows and young impoverished families. The projects we’ll do will be “age-appropriate”, i.e. painting, cleaning, organizing, etc. We’ll stay in B2B’s secure team house in bunk beds (bottom bunks), guys in one room, gals in another. The cost for the trip will be an estimated $1,500 (covers airfare and B2B’s team fees). Qs Mark Holdsworth.
Short Term Mission Trip :: Matt, Tracy, Aaron, Jaden and Ryan Deja will be in Nepal, Mar 29-April 12. They will be serving with Love Justice International Children’s Home in Nepal, encouraging and helping the staff and children.
Update from Kevin Cochrane in Japan
Greetings from Japan. It is hard to believe I will be back in the US at the end of April! I look forward to reconnecting with many of you and meeting many new faces. As you can imagine, it is a bitter-sweet time of my life, as I grieve the reality of leaving my second home (Japan) for a year while at the same time, eagerly anticipate coming “home” and reconnecting with many dear friends. As you are able, I would appreciate prayer for me, specifically in the following ways: That the final wrap-up details would go smoothly in Japan. For good closure as I say goodbye to people and for opportunities to share the Gospel one last time. Pray for my heart, soul and body as I adjust to life back in the States for a season and for reverse culture shock. I am finalizing my summer schedule, but I know I will be traveling in June and July. When I am not traveling, I will be based out of Grand Rapids and plan to attend both the Rockford and Northview Campuses on a regular basis. Whether you know me well or we have never met, feel free to introduce yourself to me when you see me at church, I look forward to sharing with people about the past 4.5 years in Japan, but I equally look forward to hearing stories from your life and about what God has been doing at BHBC. I deeply appreciate your continued encouragement, prayers and support. May we all continue living for the glory of our King, wherever God may place us.
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