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This is a low-key playgroup for kids located in the nurseryfor moms of all ages and their little ones (if it applies) to share and prayover a mom’s important role in the Christ-centered home and her incredible influenceon the spiritual well-being of her children no matter their age. While ourlittle ones play together and Sunday School is in session,  we’ll visit around conversation cards to receive a word of encouragement,another mom’s listening ear, and a shared laugh over mutual understanding andsimply enjoy this life-giving life group each week.

Meeting schedule: Weekly  in the Nursery (start date TBD)
Facilitator: Angela Ring & Jennifer Hahn

This life group is for ALL woman ages 19-99 as each brings a unique perspective to our daily walk with Christ to the group.  We will gather in homes to enjoy festive foods, a short devotional and then focus on a time of sharing, connecting and growing together. This is a very relaxed and casual group that allows each person to participate at their comfort level. We take turns hosting, bringing food and leading in the devotional on a volunteer basis. The meeting dates are to be determined but the first meeting will likely be around the second week of February.

Meets: Wednesday evenings 5:45-7:15 (dates TBD)
Facilitator: Cindy Hoitink

Come dine together for a time of delicious food and fellowship for three or four evenings between February and May.  Participants will be asked to bring a dish to pass.  This will be a casual relaxing event with the purpose of getting to know others better. The group will be limited to the first 10 people to sign up.

Meets: Once a month (dates and times to be determined)
Facilitator: TBD

This group is designed to give men a space just to hang out during the Sunday School hour. Grab a cookie and something to drink and head over to The Conference Room (formerly the Infant Nursery) for a time to talk sports,the weather, or anything that is happening in your world. There will not be a facilitator for this group. We just want to create space for you to hang outwith other men. No sign-up is required

Meeting schedule:  Weekly in The Conference Room

Have you ever had questions or ideas about something that was said during the sermon on any given Sunday? This group is designed to give you a place to ask questions, share insights and learn from others as the group unpacks the sermon and scripture lesson each Sunday. The group will meet in the north side of the Fellowship Room every Sunday from now through May 17. Come when you can. You’ll be glad you did. No sign-up required.

Meeting schedule: Weekly January through May 17
Facilitators: Pastor Bob and Pastor Brian

Are you lookingfor some people to enjoy an evening out with? Perhaps you've wanted to try anew restaurant or go to a show, but would like a few friends to go with (or getto know a few new friends). Maybe you have an idea of something new to try(like our curling group or a cooking class) and want to share it and haveothers join you. This group is for young, young at heart or any age in between,single or married.  We would probably meet about once a month. Our firstouting would possibly be going out to dinner and discussing other possibleactivities/schedule. We hope to start in early to mid-February, possibly a Satevening. Please list best day/evening for you. Hope to see you OUT ON THE TOWN!

This group for men will meet every other week on Sunday mornings from 7:30-8:30 to discuss issues that are pertinent to everyday life. At the first meeting the group will discuss topics to cover.  

Facilitator: Jason Stewart
Meets: every other week on Sunday mornings from 7:30-8:30 starting on February 9.

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January 31 – February 5

Message - “Are You The One We’ve Been Waiting For?”
Scripture text -  I Samuel 3:1-10 and John 1:43-51

9:00 AM – Prayer Circle meets in the Fellowship Room.  Leader – Althea Ver Velde; Hostess – Charlene Schreurs

1:30 – 3:30 PM – Stitching For a Cause in the Fellowship Room.

6:00 PM – Bell Choir Practice.

6:15 – 7:45 PM – Youth Group. Middle School – starts in Small Groups. High School starts in Large Group in the Shed.

6:30 – 7:30 PM – Bible Class for 1st – 5th Grades.

7:30 PM – Choir Practice. Devotions/Prayer – Arvin Meerdink

1:00 PM – Mission Circle meets in the Fellowship Hall.  Bible Study Leader: Mary Roerdink; Hostess: Gloria Opgenorth.  Please do Lesson #1. New members are always welcome!  Our Bible Study book this year is “Names of God”.  For more information call Gloria at 920-564-3063.

6:00 AM – Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Judi’s. See announcements for details!

Sunday, February 6th
Message -  “Do You Have the Right Message?” 
Scripture - 1 Kings 19:19-21 and Mark 1:14-20.
We will also be celebrating Communion


February 25-27 – High School Winter Retreat @ Silver Birch.  Digital sign-up was emailed out! $75.00 deposit due February 16th.

July 9-17– Summer Mission Trip.  $50.00 deposit due February 1st.

What’s Happening at FRC

Masked Section. Starting TODAY a few pews in the back on the North end or organ side of the lower level of the sanctuary will be reserved for people wearing a mask that would prefer to sit there.

FRC Oostburg is seeking a part-time Executive Assistant to work approximately 24 hours per week to provide administrative support to the church staff.  We are looking for a well-organized self-starter with excellent computer skills, along with excellent people skills and attention to detail. Responsibilities include general administrative duties, greeting guests, and handling phone responsibilities.  The successful candidate must be proficient with computer software, including Microsoft Office, and possess the ability to learn church software, including Planning Center.  If you are interested, please send your resume to Kris DeBruine at If you would like the full job description or if you have any questions, contact Kris at 920-564-6127.

We extend our Christian Sympathy to Mark & Ruth TeLindert and their family in the passing of Mark’s mother, Loraine TeLindert, on January 23rd, and to Tom & Sherry Buehler and their family in the death of Tom’s mother, Lois Buehler, who passed away on Thursday. We pray for God to comfort these families in their time of bereavement.

NOTE:  The next food pick-up is Tuesday, February 8th.
If you or someone you know could use a little extra help, we hope to see you there.

For this Sunday and throughout the week we will be praying for Kyle and Jayne Wenig and their family with their ministry with Athletes in Action on the campus of UW Madison.  They submitted the following requests:  1) Pray for them as they wait to hear about how their car will be replaced. Kyle was hit by a guy who ran a red light—fortunately Kyle is fine but they are waiting to hear about the replacement of their car. Pray for them to trust is God’s sovereignty and care. 2) Students start classes this week and we are excited to dive back in with them! Please pray for opportunities to connect with new athletes and coaches!  3) Pray that the students would be open to investing their summer in “summer mission opportunities”… Spring semester is when we make more of a recruiting push for those because they have exponential impact on student’s faith growth!

Fifth Graders – The next High Five is the afternoon of Sunday, February 20th.  Be sure to mark your calendars.  You won’t want to miss this one!

The offering received on 1/23/2022 totaled $12,616.00 (Budget Amount Needed $19,904.00).

Mark your calendars now for Camp Manitoqua.  We will be there June 26-July 1.  Watch for more information next week regarding our Early Registration timeline (It's a short window this year), and our Registration Guide with our church group code.

The Bible Class kids (Grades 1-5) will be playing bells during worship on Sunday, February 6.  It would be great if kids could be in the Fellowship Hall by 8:45 AM.

Parents of 4th and 5th grade students: There are several upcoming dates when we will need a substitute Sunday School teacher.  It would be great if parents could help.  Please see Lori if you are able to serve.

6th – 8th Graders save the Date:  Sunday, February 6th, from 6:15 – 7:45 PM we are planning a game night at church, with pizza, worship and potentially a service project!  Stay tuned for more info on that☺

Stay trendy FRC, the Toronto Mission Trip Team will be doing an FRC Oostburg Apparel Fundraiser in the month of February!  Polo’s, Hoodies & new T’s coming soon ☺

The next Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held this Saturday, February 5th, at 6:00 AM at Judi’s Place in Oostburg.  All men are welcome to join us. Sign up is encouraged but not necessary. There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Booth.

All men are invited to attend the No Regrets Men’s Conference entitled “Press On” at Cross Roads Community Church (321 County Road A, Sheboygan) on Saturday, February 5th.  Tickets are $20.00.  See poster by the Information Booth in back of church for more information.

The Mission of the Month offering for January is designated for Living Hope Uganda. The amount received to date is: $359.69.  The offerings received in February have been designated for Love Inc. in Sheboygan County.  See today’s pink bulletin insert to check out what’s happening with Love INC including opportunities to volunteer. Tandra Sbrocco the Executive Director of Love INC will be with us in worship this morning to give an update on Love INC.

Attention Church Family and Visitors!! We would appreciate it if you would sign the Friendship register prior to worship or during the service.  Visitors, we would appreciate it if you would fill out your preferred contact information so we can recognize your presence with us--we promise not to bother you.  FRCers, by signing the register and by passing it to those near you as necessary, it helps us to keep our records up to date and it helps us to get to know each other better.  Thanks for taking the time to register your attendance with us. 

This is a great opportunity to greet FRC members and FRC guests!  Join the after church Coffee Server Team! The new schedule for March through June is coming out soon.  You can contact Joan Dykstra (920-564-3591) or sign up in the Fellowship Hall to serve.  Maybe you are not comfortable being a Coffee Server; we can always use more homemade or store-bought cookies.  There is a sign-up sheet for that too!

Did you miss the fun at Family Church Camping Weekend? The good news is the date is set for next year.  We will again camp at Breezy Hill Campground.  The dates are August 5-7, 2022!  Watch for more information.  But if you want to secure a site, please talk to Toby or Lori.

For the near future we are featuring Faces SERVING FRC during the pre-service slides. We hope that seeing the faces of those serving FRC will help connect us to those who are in positions of service and leadership. We will be starting with members of Consistory but we anticipate expanding this to other individuals and groups that are serving our church family. We will also continue to post Faces of FRC as new submissions come in. To make a submission all you need to do is answer a few simple questions and submit a picture.  If you want we can use your picture from our pictorial directory. You can submit your information by going to the FRC website ( and click on the Faces of FRC tab or pick up a form at the Information Booth.  Completed paper forms can be mailed with a photo to the church or put in the Faces of FRC box at the Information Booth. We look forward to seeing your smiling face on Faces of FRC.

Faith Reformed Church in Cedar Grove will be hosting a Women’s Conference on Saturday, Feb. 12th from 8:00-12:00 pm.  The theme will be ‘Flourishing’ in God’s Word with speaker and author Courtney Reissig teaching on the Psalms.  The cost is FREE and includes brunch, teaching, crafts, giveaways and more! Please register at or contact the church office at 920.668.6725 or Please register by TODAY, January 31st, to ensure supplies.

A sincere thank you for the beautiful poinsettia and all the Christmas & Birthday cards, phone calls & visits I received for the holiday and my birthday.  It is wonderful to be a part of such a caring church family. - Muriel Ledeboer

Please be in prayer for the following people this week:

Pray for Kami Van Ginkel who is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday.

Pray for Wayne Tripp for his blood to come into good range and that his hemoglobin levels come up.

Pray for Kay DePagter as she recuperates from surgery at home.

Pray for Dave Stemper as he recovers from knee replacement surgery which includes physical therapy twice a week.

Pray for Gary Feldmann as he continues his recovery from Covid – he is still on a low level of oxygen. Also, he is receiving weekly treatments for cancer.  Pray that his treatments are effective with minimal side effects and pray that he is able to sleep better at night as the treatments are affecting his sleep.

Pray for Marian Hopeman as she recuperates at home after having had ankle replacement surgery.  Pray for continued healing and patience as she goes through the healing process and give thanks for a good report from her most recent appointment.

Pray for Eileen Ver Duin as she receives daily IV antibiotic treatments for an infection.  She anticipates receiving the treatments for two more weeks.

Pray for Leann Hilbelink as she recovers at home after having had surgery.

Pray for Ellery Dykstra at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.  Pray for a miracle of healing for her lungs so she can avoid needing a tracheostomy. Pray for Adam and Kari in their travels back and forth to Madison. 

Pray for Randy Prinsen as he receives his biweekly chemotherapy this week.  Pray for the effectiveness of his treatment and for minimal side effects.

Pray for Anita Daane who is receiving Hospice Care in her room at the Covenant Home at Pine Haven.

Pray for Henry DeBlaey to continue to keep eating on his own and to eat enough to gain weight.  Pray for patience and strength for Aaron & Morgan as they care for him.

Pray for Lee LeMahieu as he receives treatments and care for cancer.  Pray for the effectiveness of his treatment plan and pray that side effects are minimal.