ATTENTION SINGLE MOMS AND DADS
You and your kids are invited to attend our third annual Single Parent Family Community Christmas Party on Friday, December 15 from 6-9pm! EverGreen is partnering with Single Parent Missions to host this free event to bless single parent families​ in our church and surrounding community ​during a season that can often be very lonely and difficult.  ​Attendees will be treated to a Christmas dinner, special gifts and door prizes, inspirational stories, and a family Christmas photo. Watch the announcements for registration info coming soon.
Volunteers are also needed to help coordinate the dinner, gifts, kids’ activities, and to be greeters and table hosts.  This is a great opportunity for your whole family to serve together! ​To volunteer or make a donation toward this event, p​lease contact Dawn DeVries at dawndevries67@gmail.com.

ITS ALMOST TIME FOR PIE
Once again, 3rd-6th Youth will be making and selling delicious Dutch Apple Pies to support Abenezer through Children’s HopeChest in Aware, Ethiopia!  We have a new Brown Sugar Streusel topping recipe and it is just $10/pie for a great dessert for the upcoming holidays or as a family treat!  They will be packaged and frozen for storage and convenience.

Pies will be made on Wednesday, November 1st and available for pick-up on Sunday, November 12th and Sunday, November 19th between worship services in the Courtyard. Pre-order forms went home with 3rd-6th Youth students this past week or contact chris@egm.org.

VOTING FOR COUNCIL
Next week on Sunday the 22nd between services, there will be a congregational meeting to vote on council members. If you are unable to participate during this meeting, please fill out an absentee ballot at the welcome desk. The welcome desk will also have a short write up on each person.

FALL CAMP REGISTRATION
Fall camp is coming up for your 3rd – 12th graders! Fall camp is from November 3 – 5. Registration is open!
Register for Fall Camp

MISSION TRIP OPPORTUNITY
Hogar de Amor orphanage in Colima, Mexico. January 30th – Feb. 9th or 12th. Cost: to be determined yet but somewhere between $ 1,000 to $ 1,500.  If interested or have questions, please call or text Lyn Brill 616-581-8812. This is a wonderful opportunity to help an orphanage provide for many, many children. The jobs differ from year to year but may include painting, concrete work, cleaning, building, etc.

ART FOR THIS SERIES: Perspective
Artists: Jodi Cole Meyer, David Kremers, Stacey Post, Ella VanderLaan, & Alivia Wilbraham

ARTIST STATEMENT –  We grow up with solid ideas about our world, based on the stories we hear and the pictures we see. “Facts” like maps help shape our understanding of who/what is important, how we relate to other people/countries, and where the center is. Finding out that what we perceive to be simple fact is often a distortion can be distressing, but it can also be a chance to look at the world through God’s eyes rather than our own.
 

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Current 4 Corners offering
Four Corners offering for this series will be for Habitat for Humanity

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MEMORY VERSE

Luke 4:18-19 (NIV)

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
  to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

THURSDAY 7:00 &
SUNDAY MORNING 9:15 & 11 WORSHIP

Pastor: Larry Doorbos
Without Jesus: Setting the Captives Free

Jesus comes to his hometown of Nazareth. It is the Sabbath and as is his custom, he goes to the synagogue. He is handed the scroll of Isaiah and he begins to read one of the most popular Messianic passages of his day. Other groups that are longing for the coming of the Messiah read these words of Isaiah and it brings them a rush of hope. But will it be the hope they are longing for? Is it the hope we are longing for?

12-STEP
FAITH & SPIRITUALITY
October 15

Brad Landrum  Community = Recovery

5:30pm