TRUNK N TREAT IS COMING • OCtOBER 28 • 4-6pm
You're invited! Bring the whole family and let us treat you to a fun, FREE fall family event right here at Wellspring Church! We'll be cooking up great food, bringing in the ever-popular Post Family Farms donuts, showcasing incredibly creative trunks and, did we mention, the candy! We're planning sweet fun and games for all ages, so don't miss out.
What's Trunk N Treat like at Wellspring? Check out the video below!
It's amazing what you can find on clearance once a holiday has passed, especially the clothing.
Well, UNITED is having a party and you and your friends are invited! We're getting all dressed up in whatever we can find left over from the post-halloween clearance section at your local store. Sound weird? It is and we are going to embrace it, hang out, play some games, have a chance to win some prizes and maybe even partake in the inaugural clearance costume party dance off!
Get clever, get creative, accessorize and start perfecting your individual dance skills and keep your eyes out for those one of a kind costume items!
No cost to attend just get dressed up, and bring a friend!
FOOD: Snacks and drinks will be provided.
BRING: Your craziest costume and your closest friends!
WHERE: Location details coming soon!
MORE INFO: Email Jake!
Have you ever wondered, "If a historical, Christian sexual ethic is true, how do we care well for our church, clients, children, spouses, and friends?"
This fall, Hole in my Heart Ministries is sponsoring a one-day conference for people seeking the answer. Listen, dialogue, and leave equipped with winsome, gospel-centered ways to journey alongside LGBT+ and same-sex attracted people for a lifetime. Anyone willing to considerately engage grace and truth is welcome.
5th through 8th graders, this is an awesome time to see your leaders dressed in some pretty crazy outfits, as well as enjoy a new movie in a theater.
It's harder than it sounds...except Klumpp, who dressed as Klumpp.
We will rent out our own theater to enjoy the movie, called "The Star."
Cost: Bring $5 for the cost of the movie, plus any additional money for concessions.
Parents: Drop Off and Pick up will be underneath Celebration Cinema, at the "Main Entrance" to the Mall. Please have your student eat lunch before arriving.
Gotta find 'em all!
We are so blessed to welcome the Key of Hope Children's Choir from South Africa to lead us in worship today for both services!
We need your help hosting some of the kids for a few days if you've got the space. For more information, visit wellspringcc.org/missions to see how you can help!
BASE CAMP is an overnight event for all 5th and 6th graders. We want to start the year off right by taking time to really get to know one another. This time will be spent building community through games, snacks, movies, and late night laughs. The event starts at 8pm on Friday, February 16 and ends the following morning at 11:00am. This event is completely free!
Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Extra Clothes, Friends
CONTACT: John Klumpp
Please REGISTER for FREE by Febraury 14 so that we can prepare space for you, feed you, and provide enough leaders to help keep you safe!
It's incredibly invigorating and encouraging for a church body when a fellow believer testifies to the incredible saving power of God through being baptized! Your next chance to partake in this amazing statement of faith in Jesus Christ is Sunday, October 15. Please sign up for baptism today!
For more information on baptism, visit wellspringcc.org/baptism.
Parents, if you have a student in youth group this fall, please plan to attend a brief informational meeting on Sunday, October 1. This will be a chance to meet our youth directors Jake, John and Moses, get an overview of the year and have a chance for Q and A.
This meeting will be in the North Youth Room near the offices immediately following each of our morning services.
Please come and see what God has laid on our hearts and how we can work together in Christ's name to grow our kids closer to Him!
Freedom is a word with many connotations, but what does God mean in Galatians 5:1 when He says "it is for freedom that Christ has set us free?" If you are a child of God, you have been given life-changing freedom through Jesus Christ from the chains of guilt, anxiety, hurt, depression, rejection and more. However, the day-to-day trials and difficulties of life seem to creep in, distract us from God's truth and bind us to carry those burdens for the rest of our life. All of us desperately need the freedom Christ gives! After all, He came that we may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10)!
If you need to walk away from something and become completely free, please join us at Wellspring Church as Set Free Ministries presents "Women Walking Free: Unwrapping the Beauty of Your Identity in Christ." We will enjoy a special day of incredible testimony and precious conversations sharing Christ's love and encouragement with each other. Rediscover your true identity in Jesus: That you are His beloved child. Walk in His freedom.
For more informations, please contact Julie at email@example.com or call Set Free Ministries at 616.726.5400.
You. Are. Loved.
We exist to know God and to make Him known!
Register today and join your friends for Dare 2 Share live 2017. VERTICAL (7th/8th) and UNITED (High School), We will be gathering together with other students from around the city to be equipped and unleashed to make God known by sharing the gospel of Jesus to the lost in our city. The event will be from Noon to 7:30 at Calvary Baptist in GR and will consist of 3 parts.
- Morning (12:00-3:30pm) – Inspiration and Training
- Afternoon (3:30-6:00pm) – Outreach (Sharing and Service)
- Evening (6:00-7:30pm) – Praise and Prayer Celebration
WHAT DO I DO?
Students need to register online first, then be to Wellspring at 11:00am on Saturday, September 23rd with $10 for dinner and Bible, pen, and notebook. We will then ride together as a group to the event. We plan to arrive back to Wellspring around 8:15 pm.
Don't miss out on this amazing one day opportunity to join other students in our community and around the country as we all join together to make Jesus known!
Featuring Greg Stier, Zane Black, Tenth Avenue North, Propaganda and Skit Guys
Missions is a very important part of the ministry of Wellspring Church. From our own homes and neighborhoods, to our cities and regions, and to the ends of the Earth, we are called to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ. This calling is for everyone, and everyone is welcome to come to GO: WELLSPRING MISSIONS NIGHT.
We will hear an impassioned presentation on how God is leading and working through Wellspring Church from Pastor Aaron. You will hear compelling presentations from some of the missionaries we support as a church, including Steve Carlson and Richard Weston, with an opportunity for a Q and A.
Additionally, we will be blessed to hear from a member of the Honduras team who will share how God worked in VBS, women's ministry and community projects this past summer.
God may be moving in your heart to see how you can get involved with sharing the love and gospel of Jesus Christ right here in our area. We will have information about ministry opportunities such as Neighbors International, Bethany's refugee program, Positive Options and more.
This is the night AWANA and Youth Group begin, so you can drop off kids and join us for this incredible evening celebrating what God is doing in and through Wellspring Church!
7th and 8th Graders of VERTICAL, what would you do for a ________ ?
We would do just about anything to gather back together with you guys, build up our friendships and dig into God's Word!
We'll do that on Sunday, September 10 as Wellspring Youth gets going again with VERTICAL TAKEOFF, a night of ridiculous fun, awesome prizes, incredible "risks", and the ultimate game of What Would You Do For A _____? Be prepared to push the limits to win the prize!
Can't wait to see you!
UNITED is back for an exciting new season on Sunday, September 10 at 5:30 pm. DINNER? Oh yeah, we're firing it up your way with some flame-broiled burgers on the grill! 🍔🍔🍔
Bring a friend with you to hang out with us, and get ready to run a crazy relay race outside with your friends for fun and laughs.
We just can't wait to see you guys there and get back together as God's people on Sunday Nights.
United is looking to add some student leaders to the worship team. If you play or are interested in learning how to play: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano/keys, drums or you sing we would love for you to hear about how to join our team.
Worshiping through music is an important thing we do at Wellspring and we would like to get YOU involved in leading.
Dan and Carrie Kavanaugh will be hosting an informational meeting (with some yummy desserts) at their house on Sunday, August 27 at 6:30 for anyone who is interested. Plan on staying at least an hour. We will cast vision and share why we do what we do.
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation
Sunday, August 27
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (or until we kick you out)
Kavanaugh's House: 7475 Coconut Dr. Jenison Mi
Desserts will be provided
RSVP to Dan: firstname.lastname@example.org or just show up!
Either way, we want you there!
Can you show God's grace and kindness to a college student?
Friendship Families/Partners are needed to befriend our local international college students! Neighbors International, an international college student ministry of Calvary Church is partnering with Wellspring to help fill the demand for Friendship Families/ Partners for the upcoming school year.
As a Friendship Family/Partner you will be expected to meet at least once a month with your student(s) and talk with them at least once a week.
We will be offering our new volunteer training class on Sunday, September 24. To sign up or to get more information on how you can care for and support our international students, please email Sonja at email@example.com or call/text 616-340-2568. We will have an information table at the Wellspring South Hall Entrance (by the children's rooms) at the end of each morning service on Sunday, August 27.
UNITED Senior Highers, please join us for a great time of swimming, kayaking, yard games and a bonfire at the home of Ben and Beth Curtis at 6176 Kingsbury Ct in Allendale. Dinner will be provided. Drop off and pickup will be at the Curtis's.
What to bring? Swimwear, towel and any friends you can gather up! See you there on August 19th!
7th and 8th Graders, we're looking forward to another great year growing together in youth group! Here's a chance for us to get to know each other better before the start of the year! We're going camping in Fremont! Be here at Wellspring at 3:30 pm on Friday, August 18 because we are hitting the road at 4pm sharp! We will return to Wellspring at 12 Noon on Saturday, August 19.
Cost: $10 per person
Sign up online no later than August 14th: Click Here to Register!
Questions: Moses VanKoevering by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Modest Swimwear
- Extra clothes
- Sleeping Bag
- Disc golf stuff (optional)
- Fishing gear (optional)
- Camp chair
UNITED SENIOR CAMPING TRIP
What is it? Incoming senior high school students are invited to attend a two-day camping trip with Pastor Steve and Jake Boerman. This will be a time of great fun in the outdoors, and a chance for you to connect with each other, with Pastor Steve and Jake, and to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus Christ. Do you have a question you've always wanted to ask about the Bible, about God, about church or about life? We will discuss any of those big life questions you may be seeking answers to.
Got a question? Email it ahead of time to Pastor Steve at email@example.com and he will do his best to answer it on Monday night.
Who’s it for? Open to all students who will be seniors this fall.
When is it? Monday, August 7 through Tuesday, August 8. Please arrive at Wellspring at 7:30 am on Monday, as we will hit the road at 8:00am sharp. We will plan to return that Tuesday around 8:00 pm.
What do I bring? Download the packing list here!
What else do I need to know? All meals will be provided. Available activities will include boating, tubing, kayaking, fishing and swimming.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the Senior Camping Trip.
On Family Sundays, which are the fifth Sundays of each month, we are so pleased to welcome kids third grade and up! This is a special time for them to see what it's like in big church. Parents, you can use this as an opportunity to teach kids about the various parts of the service, from the worship singing, to the offering, the prayer and the message from God's word!
Hey, United Senior Highers (including incoming freshmen), you are welcome at he Boerman's house on Saturday, July 22 from 2 to 6 pm. It's a pool party, so be ready to swim... bring your modest swimwear, a towel, a friend, sunscreen and swimmies (if needed).
Snacks will be provided.
Cannonball contest, synchronized swimming, sticks n cups, basketball...and potentially, "watermelon polo."
Drop off and pick up will be at Boermans. Hope to see you there to party with us!
No one can make it alone. Not even Batman.
The message from this movie is that no one can make it alone, we need each other, and as we grow together in youth group, we will find the truth that a cord of three strands is not easily broken.
5th and 6th graders, you are invited to movie night in the AC on Thursday, July 13 from 8 to 10 pm. We will pop the popcorn, you just bring a beverage and a comfy chair. There is no cost to attend.
Parents: The LEGO Batman movie is rated PG. For a review from Focus on the Family's Plugged In movie review service, click here: The LEGO Batman Movie
WELLSPRING FAMILY PICNIC • SUNDAY, JUNE 25 • 6-8PM
Friends and family, we are looking forward to this opportunity to celebrate with you with one big summer bash! Here's a bunch of information and specifics about what's going on!
• Remember that it's from 6-8 pm on Sunday, June 25!
• Park in the south lot.
• We're providing hamburgers on the grill
• Families with the last name A-L: bring a side dish to share
• Families with the last name M-Z: bring a dessert to share
• Setup your dishes (5:30 to 5:45) pm in the north hall
• We're providing the drinks and the flatware, please bring a lawn chair for each person who would like to sit. Some table seating will be available, but its good to plan with your own chairs.
• Dunk Tank fundraiser for missions...bring a few bucks, show off your fastball and soak a leader for a great cause!
• Lots of fun casual yard games: (Yahtzee, Jenga, Corn Hole, Kan Jam, etc)
• Inflatables, playground, sidewalk chalk, etc
• 4 person scramble (Sign up your foursome at the Welcome Center on Sunday!)
• Sign up your recipe at the Welcome Center on Sunday! Prizes for the winners!
WHAT DO I BRING?
• A dish corresponding to your last name
• A lawn chair for those who want to sit
• A couple bucks for the dunk tank fundraiser
• An appetite!
• It's a great time helping with a fun team to put this event together, and we'll need a bunch of you. If you can help, please consider signing up. If you are free Sunday afternoon/evening, come have a great time helping your church family out!
KEEPING IT ALL TOGETHER | WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
Ladies, are you ready for a day out with your friends with great teaching and worship? Join us on Wednesday, June 7 for a one day retreat at Gull Lake Ministries in Kalamazoo. Cost is $25 per person or less if we qualify for the group rate. You can write your check out to Wellspring Church, with the note for Women's Retreat in the memo line. Bring your payments to the event. The cost includes pastries and coffee in the morning, a box lunch and the session time. We will carpool from the Wellspring parking lot, leaving at 7:00 am and arrive back at 4:30 pm. Please sign up prior to May 31.
Contact Tara Kerkstra if you'd like more info.
If you would like to dedicate your child to the Lord in front of the congregation, you will have the opportunity to do so on Sunday, May 21. Simply send the following information for each child to email@example.com:
- Full name
- Date of Birth
If you'd like more information on what a child dedication service looks like, or what Wellspring Church believes about child dedication, visit wellspringcc.org/childdedication.