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CITY LIFE CHURCH

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SUMMER LIFE GROUPS

Shared-Life-summer-2024-QRIt’s not too late to join a life group! God intended for us to do life and spiritual work together – which is exactly why our summer Life Group focus this year is “Shared Life”. You’ll find groups like ‘shared life in the park’, and ‘shared life around the campfire’, and more this summer. Check out all the Life Group options in the lobby! Sign up in person at church or by filling out the online form at this link or via this QR code. Click here to view, print, or download the Summer Shared Life flier. There are also links and descriptions of the groups offered on the Life Groups page.

SHARED LIFE EVENTS

In addition to life groups this summer, we are coordinating several Shared Life Events. These are posted in the lobby for you to check out and get signed up for. Shared life doesn’t only mean weekly groups, it means sharing in all forms of community. These events are a great way to involve the whole family in Shared Life this summer! There are also links and descriptions of the Shared Life Events on the Life Groups page.

ICE CREAM IN THE PARK
June 23

Join us for our annual Ice Cream in the Park at Garfield Park on Sunday, June 23, at 7:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to connect with fellow City Lifers and enjoy a sweet treat this summer. We hope to see everyone there.

VBS: "I WONDER"
SAVE THE DATE: August 5-9 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Vacation Bible School is an all-church event we host each year for our Kid City and neighborhood kids. This year’s theme is “I Wonder”, a STEM based week of learning and fun focusing on the God who created it all! We will talk about the gifts God gave us and wonder about how they might be used to serve in life! We are looking for volunteers, donations, and kids to join us on this adventure!

INTERESTED IN BAPTISM?

On Sunday, June 23 we will be hosting a baptism interest mini-class in between our services. Join us in the Gathering Room at 10:30 a.m. to learn more about baptism and ask any questions you may have.

SUMMER SHOWER OUTREACH 2024
MTM's Mobile Shower Unit in Our Parking Lot

SUMMER-SHOWER-OUTREACH-2024

We are partnering with Mel Trotter Outreach Ministries this summer as we host their mobile shower unit in our parking lot. We will also be serving breakfast to our unsheltered neighbors and friends who come to shower during this time.

DATES: Monday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. through August 26. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up in the lobby, scan the QR code, or contact Emily Struckmeyer at [email protected] or Jordan Satterthwaite at [email protected].

PARTY PLANNING COMMITTEE

We are looking to form a committee to plan our last shared life event of the summer “Shared Life at the Party”. This party will be held the evening of August 25. Do you like to throw a good party? Is organizing one of your special skills? Sign up by writing “Party” on a communication card at church!

LANDSCAPING HELP WANTED

The church is seeking an individual or small group of individuals to provide landscaping help regularly throughout the summer. This would include trimming bushes, weeding, and trash pickup around the property about once a month. Please reach out to Sue or Pastor Phil if interested!

JULY NEWSLETTER

In July we will not be sending out a paper copy of the newsletter. We will have paper copies available at the Welcome Table and electronic copies will still be sent via email. Not currently receiving the monthly news? Fill out a communication card at church with your email and check the box on the back… or check the box(es) on the Online Communication Card Form to receive monthly newsletters!

CHURCH VAN SCHEDULE

The Sunday pick-up schedule for the van is:

  • 9:00 a.m. Mel Trotter Ministries
  • 9:45 a.m. 44th and Byron Center (Ramblewood Apartments)
  • 10:00 a.m. 32nd and Eastern
  • 10:10 a.m. Logan and Eastern
  • City Life Church
  • 10:30 a.m. Lake Michigan Dr. And Gold St.
  • 10:40 a.m. Ferguson
  • City Life Church

Rides home will be given after the service as well.

If you’re new to needing a ride to church, please call the church office so we can make accommodation.
Looking for a good way to meet City Lifers? The transportation team is looking for on-call, small group, and Sunday morning drivers. If interested, please write “Drive” on your Communication Card at church or use our online Contact Form and we will get in touch with you!

DOWN THE ROAD
Heads up! Upcoming stuff to get on the calendar...

  • May 10 – Aug. 17: Pastor Christy’s Sabbatical
  • June 23: Ice Cream in the Park at Garfield Park at 7 p.m.
  • July 7: Super Simple Hot Dog Cookout after the 11:00 a.m. service
  • Aug. 5 – 8: VBS
  • Aug. 25: Whole Church Party in the evening, details TBA!
Pine Rest CAP Program

PINE REST CAP PROGRAM

City Life has a partnership with Pine Rest CAP program to provide a variety of counseling and resources to assist those who need them! If talk therapy is something you’re feeling inclined to try – your first three sessions are free! Give them a call at: 800.442.0809

RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE!

Pine Rest offers a full continuum of addiction services that include residential detoxification, inpatient, intensive outpatient, opioid maintenance, medication management, individual and group therapy and family services at the treatment center in Grand Rapids. For help, please call 866.852.4001.

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