The Harvest Edition

e Edition February 2

"I've got goosebumps....and a few tears. Sending to my pastor to share at church." C.W.H.

Relevant Docs "Harvest"

harvestJim and Elisabeth Elliot, well known 20th century missionaries, were bold and courageous in answering the call to bring the the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. But, their daughter, Valerie Elliot Shepard, reminds us that God will give us the same boldness and courage when we answer the call to walk across the street and bring the Gospel to our neighbor.

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January Series Speaker Urges Biblical View of Immigration



By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

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Some ministers understandably prefer not to mix together in their messages current-events and politics. Rev. Gabriel Salguero is not one of them.

Speaking recently at Calvin College's January Series, Salguero shared the stage with his wife, Jeanette, who translated his message from English to Spanish.

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January Series Speaker Exhorts Christians to Bravely Pursue Justice


by Paul R. Kopenkoskey

Kurt VerBeek235There are 1,379 references in the Bible related to justice, according to Kurt VerBeek, who accomplished his personal Google search of the word to gird himself for a difficult future he knew he would encounter when he and his staff decided to walk a tightrope for change in a Central American country rife with corruption.

By standing up for victims of violence, labor and land-rights abuse and government corruption in Honduras, organizations around the world, including Transparency International and the United Nations, are increasingly recognizing VerBeek, Association for a More Just Society (AJS) as a pioneer in achieving justice for the poor, said VerBeek.

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Terry's Picks: February 2016


by Terry DeBoer

EVENTS2WMCN writer Terry DeBoer surveys the landscape for the area's faith-based arts and entertainment events over the coming month. Here are three highlights for February.

*"You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"

*Calvin College Gospel Choir

*"Dare To Be"

Finance: Dave Says....


Dear Dave,

My husband was laid off a month ago from a job making $80,000 a year. We have no debt except our house payment. We owe about $82,000 on it, but it's valued at approximately $300,000. We've also got an emergency fund of $30,000, and I work part-time making about $2,000 a month while he collects unemployment and looks for another job. Do you think we should sell our home? We've also got a boat that's worth about $18,000 we could sell.


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Etcetera: Ministry Rebrands


Happy birthday to SowHope!- 10 Years old with a new look.

SowHope's Rebranding Story:  We Sow Hope... and Hope is Growing!  Read the full story....

Read our previous story regarding SowHope

Final Words:


"The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God's plan to save His children. It asserts that man is lost and needs to be saved. And it communicates the message that Jesus is the God in the flesh sent to save His children."

Max Lucado

Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all."

Mark 9:35


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The Gospel in Four Minutes

Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Relevant Docs "Imagination"

January Series speaker explains why an inclusive church still needs to be realized

Spangler writes of the Bible's 'Wicked' women in 15th book

Michael Card to perform in Hudsonville

Relevant Docs




Century-old Michigan church to hold its final service

Todd VanEk now assumes the full responsibilities of President and CEO of Mission India

Wake Up! Coming to Holland May 18- 21

Hope College students threatened with gun

Grand Rapids abortionist arrested for being disorderly person, third arrest in less than 5 years

West Side Christian School launching nature-based preschool program



Farther Away:

Franklin Graham helping both Saeed and Naghmeh Abedini with marital struggles



Local Commentary:

A very big hug - Dan Seaborn

Using movies to teach a Biblical worldview - Clare De Graaf

Something smells rotten in Texas - American Decency

What is Truth? The Resurrection of Pontius Pilate - Jeff Carlson 





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Upcoming Events

January 26, 
Postpartum Depression Prevention Group In Order To Reduce Risk

January 29, 30,
Ultimate Date Night" – Speakers (and married couple) Jay and Laura Laffoon

January 31,
BET artist Jon Plair live in concert!

February 2,   West Michigan Prayer for Revival and Spiritual Awakening

February 7, 
Hempy Keyboard Series: Christopher Harding

February 9, 
Sealed with a Kiss! Valentine Dinner + Wine Tasting

February 10, 
Community Job Fair

February 15, 
Creativity Revealed with Sarvin Haghighi

February 17, 
Networking Sparks Conference

February 18, 
Presenting: Professor William Wagner "GOD, CHRISTMAS AND THE CONSTITUTION"

February 18,  
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

February 18,  
Preview of the Encore Living Program for seniors

February 20, 
Real to Reel: The Russian Woodpecker

February 21,  
Hempy Keyboard Series: John Mortensen

February 26, 
Corridor Series: Repeat That Again - Megan Hildebrandt

March 4,
Booth Brothers In Concert

March 5, Beauty for Ashes

March 5, 
2 to 1

March 6, 
Hempy Keyboard Series: Conley Johnson

March 10, 
Real to Reel: JANIS: Little Girl Blue

March 15,  
"Deeply Rooted, Equipped to Serve"

July 18, SCA Summer Benefit

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