Still on for tomorrow?
Sunday, November 27th
What is your favorite activity this time of year? Whether it is gift shopping, Christmas decorating or deer hunting, there needs to be a plan. We make a plan, create a list, gather the needed supplies and go about the task at hand. We stop doing other things and focus on the thing that we need to accomplish. Otherwise, it will not get done. Gifts will go unpurchased, decorations will remain in the boxes, and the deer will stay in the woods.
Advent is the time before Christmas where we focus on the arrival of Jesus. We think about His birth as well as His return one day. The Bible reminds us in many places that we need to be always ready. Being ready means that we are making a plan. We expect that Jesus will come and so we want to be prepared. We want to be living faithfully. We want to be involved in growing as a disciple. We want to be investing in Kingdom things and helping other be ready too. We have to be intentional and actively “being ready” for the coming of Jesus Christ.
“The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”
Are you searching for ways to be the church throughout the week? Join our Helping Hands group for opportunities!
NDI - To make Christlike Disciples in the Nations
See what the kids are up to!
See what the teens are up to!
Life is better when we do it together - when we are able to come alongside and support and encourage each other.
Life Groups have begun! They meet at various locations/times/dates every other week.
Use the link below to sign up or see John Harris:
Grief Share Support Group
This support group meets from 6:30 - 8:30pm in the side classroom off the sanctuary.
Here are the scheduled meeting dates:
Tuesday, November 22
Tuesday, November 29
Tuesday, December 6
Thursday, December 15
Tuesday, December 20
There is no cost to participate but you may purchase the work book for $15. If cost presents a problem for you, the church can help with that so you can attend this healing process.
See Richelle Martzke for more information on this group.
Financial Peace University
Would you like to take control of your money? See John or Darlene Harris for a one-on-one FPU class or sign up for a group class with others.
Friday, December 2nd is the Grand Ledge Night Lights Christmas Parade. We will have two groups loving our city that night:
We need at least 3 more helpers to walk at the end of the parade route and pick up trash
At least 3 more helpers to help make and pass out hot chocolate
If you are interested in helping out, please let Corinne know!
Shared Pregnancy Women's Center Partnership
We are excited for our new partnership with Shared Pregnancy Women's Center. There are many ways we can give, donate, volunteer and pray for this ministry.
See the list below of items they can use. You can bring them in and drop them in the toy box in the kids hallway.
If you wish to donate money, you can drop change or bills in the baby bottle outside the kids room or give online at https://faithlife.com/glnaz/give and choosing the "Shared Pregnancy Women's Center" Fund
If you have any questions, see Kara Purves
Crisis Care Kits are a way we can help others in emergency situations. Receiving simple items like toothpaste, a comb, or band-aids become very helpful in a natural disaster, war or other crisis. Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) are designed to provide people with some of the essentials they may not have due to those scenarios.
Our NMI Council has set a goal for Grand Ledge to collect 12 boxes (72 CCK's) by July 2023. Each month or so, we will feature an item to collect. (Although you can always give any of the items at any time!)
See below for this month's featured item and the details on the specifics. Thank you for helping us work toward reaching our goal!
November Featured Item:
November - Bar Soap (Bath size or larger)
We will be collecting these at the Missions corner in the foyer. Here is an idea of how many we will need by July 2023:
2 per CCK
12 per box
144 for all 12 boxes
Other ways to help:
- Pick up banana boxes (can get free from most grocery stores) we will need at least 12 before July 2023
- Pray for those who will be receiving these kits
2023 Camp Dates:
Hey ILMC Crew! We are excited to help out at the Christmas Parade by walking at the end and picking up trash and passing out hot chocolate to our neighbors. We still need quite a few more people to help with the hot chocolate and a few more walkers in the parade. Please let us know if you would like to help out!