Women’s Advent Gathering

A time for preparing our hearts for the coming Savior through song, prayer, and listening to our guest speaker, Rev. Sarah Albers.

Women of all ages are welcome. December 3, 2022 9:30-11 AM. Community Rooms 2 & 3.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to betsyajonker@yahoo.com

Christmas Carnival: A Family Advent Event

Christmas time can be very confusing for children as they try to sort out the truth of all the messages thrown at them. What is Christmas all about? Is it about the gifts? Is Santa real? WHAT IS THE REAL STORY OF CHRISTMAS?

Come and find out at the Fifth Kids Christmas Carnival! Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:20-7:45 PM. Wander like the Wise Men through the booths in Bethlehem and experience the story of Christmas. Families will make their way through a series of booths (games, crafts, and snacks) and discover the true Christmas story a little bit at a time. To RSVP or if you have any questions, please email Linsey Lugo.

Mom’s Time Out

Tuesday, November 15, 9:30 AM. We are excited to welcome authors Eric and Meredith Schrotenboer as they share an artistic and meaningful advent devotional book set. The Wandering Wisemen search for the true Jesus on their adventure. We are all in search of something to satisfy us. Come see with new eyes and help kids and adults fall deeper in love with Him. Parents, grandparents, and anyone wanting to see Jesus more are welcome! See Lindsey Lugo or Becky Telzerow if you have any questions.

Help Make Greeting Cards

You are invited to a fun evening of fellowship and teamwork. Women’s Ministry is hosting a card-making event on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6pm in Community Room 2.  We will begin with a salad potluck, then clear the tables and let the creativity begin! Volunteers will make a variety of hand-made greeting cards to celebrate birthdays, welcome new babies, share encouraging words, and offer sympathy. These cards are sent out throughout the year to the church’s friends and family. No experience is necessary! Everyone is welcome.

Ending Homelessness Together

“Ending homelessness one family at a time.” That’s the motto of Family Promise, one of Fifth’s primary ministry partners in the city.

About ten years ago, our church made a strategic decision about local mission. Rather than having a nominal impact in many areas of need, we wanted to have a significant impact in a few areas of need. To do this we chose to focus on several key partnerships. Our relationship with Family Promise is one of those.

Three to four times each year, we host families experiencing homelessness. Those families spend a week at the church, sleeping upstairs on beds provided by Family Promise and dining on meals we provide.

Our next host week is November 13-20, and there are many ways for you to be involved. If you’ve done this before and would like to sign up, click HERE for the Sign-Up Genius. If haven’t volunteered previously and would like to discuss the opportunities, click HERE, and a member of our Family Promise Ministry Team will reach out to you.

Due to COVID, Family Promise requires all volunteers who have direct contact with guest families to be vaccinated. Wearing masks is now optional, not mandatory. You have many ways to volunteer even if you are not vaccinated. Our team would be happy to discuss these options with you.

Trunk or Treat

11th Annual Trunk or Treat @ Fifth Church

Everyone is welcome to participate!
Wear a costume if you’d like!
Stop by to Trick or Treat in the parking lot OR
Bring your car and hand out candy from your trunk.

Date: Monday, October 31, 2022

Time: Set-up: 5:30 PM; Trick-or-treating: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Fifth Reformed Church Parking Lot

2012 Griggs St. SE; 49506

*Cider and Donuts for All

(If it is too cold or raining we will meet inside)
Sponsored by the Eastgate Neighborhood Association and Fifth Church

Get Your Flu Shot Here

On Sunday, October 2, the Visiting Nurse Association will be at Fifth to offer flu vaccinations after worship from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Community Room 3. People 5 years and older are eligible. All types of Medicare and most other insurances can be accepted. Please call Ann Mesler with any questions at 957-5038. Forms will be available that morning, or you can click on 2022 Flu Vaccine Form.

Welcome to Fifth’s Fall Ministries

The life and work of Fifth Reformed Church is centered on this essential claim:
We live in a world where a resurrection has happened.

We are also guided by this overarching goal:
Growing disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ.

To that end, Fifth Church is proud to invite you to engage in some or all of our fall ministries. From Bible studies to prayer gatherings, from programs for kids to seminars for adults, from sharing our talents with others to sharing meals to together, we have something for everyone. Come and learn how we can all deepen our relationships with God, as well as how to share the gifts which God has entrusted to us to demonstrate God’s love for our families, our neighbors, our city, and our world.

To learn more, click on Fifth’s Fall Ministries brochure.

You’re Invited To A Picnic

Everyone is invited to Fifth’s annual All Church Picnic this Sunday at 11:20am following morning worship. We will kick off the fall season with good food and fun fellowship on the lawn, community rooms and lobby. (In the event of rain, we’ll remain indoors.)

The catered lunch will feature BBQ chicken, pulled pork, corn casserole, green beans and more picnic fare.  The meal is free, but donated desserts are welcome.

The kids will also enjoy all the church’s lawn games, weather permitting. You won’t want to miss this fall tradition!

Fall Sermon Series

Christians are called to be in the world but not of the world (John 17:14). Since the time of Jesus, Christians have wrestled with how to do that – how to remain faithful to God in a broader culture that is resistant to, and sometimes hostile toward, the claims of Jesus. In writing 1 Peter, the Apostle Peter addresses this concern and coaches the congregations of the early church on how to live against the tide of the prevailing culture while not retreating from it. The series will run from September 4 through November 6.