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!
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!
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.
Be part of a national teen movement of gospel conversations on September 23, 2017
Dare 2 Share Live is a national, live, multi-site training and outreach event that will inspire and unleash teens to spark a movement of Gospel conversations throughout the nation.
In addition to the live video stream with high energy, dynamic training from Greg Stier, Zane Black, Tenth Avenue North, Propaganda and Skit Guys, attendees will experience a live local worship band and a live emcee.
- 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
Click here for more information on Dare 2 Share Live, or call 1-866-448-0272
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.
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!
All kids and youth will move up this day into the classrooms corresponding to their grade level for the 2017-2018 school year.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16 • 6:30pm
Prime Timers and empty nesters, join us at the Visser barn for "build your own" pizzas! There will be a $5.00 per person charge. Please RSVP to Joy Visser or Marti Oosterbroek. Info online: wellspringcc.org/primetimers
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.
Join us at our next meeting on FRIDAY May 12 for a potluck dinner at 6:30 at Visser's Barn. Bring a dish to pass. Dessert will be provided.
After dinner we will have Pastor Steve and his nephew Michael bless us with music and a message. Please let Joy Visser or Marti Oosterbroek if you will be coming.
Joy Visser cell # 240-4376
ALL-YOUTH LATE-NIGHTER @ WELLSPRING
FRIDAY, MAY 12 • 6 pm to MIDNIGHT
Big fun is coming up, so get ready for a whole bunch of fun and games, late-night eats (aka "fourthmeal"), kick-it time with each other and some stuff we are keeping under our hats until go-time. Bring a friend with you!
COST: $5 per person, bring it with you on the 12th
WAIVER: YES. Each person will need to fill one out, including friends. Click the button:
Parents, please have your student eat dinner before coming. Drop off at and pick up from Wellspring Church.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need some parents willing to give a few hours of their Friday night to help facilitate a portion of the evening. If that's you, please email Jake! If you are willing to help, we need a screening form filled out.
Gather up your friends and family, put on your comfy clothes and join us for dinner and a movie. We will be watching Cinderella and will have fun activities and discussion on how this movie relates to scripture. This is a free event for girls of all ages. Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be provided, but if you are able, please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. You will also want to bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.
Sign up by May 1st to let us know you're attending and if you can bring a snack. You can do this at the Welcome Center or by completing the form below.
Kids who are in 3rd grade and older will be joining us in the sanctuary for the morning worship service. We are so excited for this opportunity for the young ones to join with us!
Pastor Steve takes a look at some of the Charismatic gifts from a Biblical view. We'll see what God's word has to say about the origin, intent and use of some of what are known as the spiritual "sign gifts," such as tongues, prophecy, healing, and more. We'll see what is meant by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and look at whether or not these gifts are active today.