All women, middle-school age and up, are welcome to join for an evening of fellowship and domestic skill sharing. Our first gathering will be on February 25 from 7-9pm at URC. Vanessa Chesebro will demonstrate bread baking basics and Marcy Hall, Carissa Minnaar, and Kristin Fassee will discuss all manner of gardening topics. We’ll have the opportunity to learn hands-on, ask questions, and encourage each other to be Proverbs 31 women. Contact Danielle Spencer with any questions. Hope to see you there!
Join us February 9 from 12:45-2:00 pm, Pastor Jason will join us to teach about the church’s role in sending missionaries. Additionally, Nick will share some short term ministry plans during the spring of 2020 which have the goal of supporting and encouraging some of URC’s long term missionaries. All interested in missions are welcome! As always, lunch and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP by Friday, February 7 at https://urchur.ch/gosend. Questions? please email Nick Setterington or Kim Dickinson.
Women’s Retreat — January 31-February 1
A Multi-generational Retreat for Women ages 15 and older
One night retreat at the cottages of the CRC Conference Grounds in Grand Haven, MI. Rachel Craddock will be speaking on how our identity in Christ grounds our relationships in the gospel. More information and registration here. Contact Margie Yang or Katie Young with questions.
Our Spring semester begins January 29! We are thrilled to be studying The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. Widely regarded as the most significant work of religious, theological fiction in English literature, it has been translated into more than 200 languages and has never been out of print! URC women meet every other Wednesday from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Join us for book discussion, testimony panels, guest speakers, wonderful fellowship and great food! Childcare and home-school classes offered. New sign-ups, sign up here (Fall attendees do not need to re-enroll) Contact Jen Lane for more information.
Some people are well-versed in theology but struggle with sharing the gospel with their neighbor or studying the Bible one-on-one with a co-worker. The Practical Ministry Training Course is designed to prepare Christians to live out their faith and serve others through various skills such as prayer, Bible study, discipleship, Biblical counseling, and evangelism. Any one of these topics could have its own ten-week course, yet this class seeks to provide a brief introduction to each in order to build Christians up to engage in ministry in their day-to-day lives. The main goal and guiding objective is to equip Christians to confidently establish a discipleship relationship with someone by the end of the class.
The class meets 6:30-7:45am Thursday mornings for 10 weeks beginning January 16. If you would like to participate in this class, please fill out the form below. If you have any questions, please email Chip Cogan.
Thank you for your interest in this class, registration has closed.
This year, the Christmas Offering will go towards the Malawi Reformation Network and The Lansing City Rescue Mission.
Malawi Reformation Network:
MRN is grateful for the continued support from URC. Confex and Mwai are meeting weekly on Sundays to study God’s word and fellowship with a few dozen people in Blantyre. MRN recently hired three interns who study with Confex, do door to door evangelism, and reach out to students at the various colleges in town. URC’s financial gifts will be used to support the internship program and develop reformed libraries for the pastors and interns to better equip them for the ministry. To learn more about MRN, visit www.reformationmalawi.org.
The City Rescue Mission of Lansing:
CRML was founded in 1911. It is the largest shelter in Michigan’s capital area and provides shelter to 140 women, children, and men every night and serves about 100,000 meals every year. City Rescue Mission is a Christian ministry which exists for the sole purpose of meeting physical and spiritual needs in our community. To learn more about the CRML and its current project called “The Outreach,” visit www.bearescuer.org.
We hope you will prayerfully consider giving to the Christmas offering to support these ministries. Please mark your envelopes as “Christmas Offering” and it will get to the right place.
For all who are new to URC, you are invited to stick around after the 10:00 am service on December 15 to get to know our pastors over a light meal. Fill out the form below to RSVP.
New Member & Visitors Luncheon RSVP
Women, ages 12 and up, are invited to this year’s Christmas Tea on Monday, December 9th at 7 p.m. Guest speaker and singer Deb Mantel will be speaking on “Prepare the Way.” Come enjoy dessert and fellowship with other women as we reflect on making Christ central in our hearts and homes this Christmas. Space is limited, register HERE!
URC’s Family Halloween party is Monday, October 28 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Fellowhsip Hall. Bring your kids for carnival games and trick or treating around the church. Costumes are encouraged, and bring a bag of candy to share. Volunteers to help can email Steph Atchison.
Come and join us for a hearty breakfast on Saturday, October 26 from 8:00-9:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet and get to know other guys from URC in a real easy going atmosphere. We ask that you bring a dish to pass, if you can. We always have extras, so bring a big appetite! If you would be willing to arrive at 7:00 and help cook, please contact Justin Kaake. No registration required.