Weekly Update:

Weekly Update 06.22.17

1.  We have a number of summer activities planned for the middle school youth group during the upcoming summer months.   A printed flyer was put in each students church mailbox two weeks ago. Take a look for it.  Don’t have a mailbox?  Need another copy?  Stop by Pastor Henry’s office for one.  Or, look on the middle school student ministry webpage for all this information.

2.  Are you following msmcovcrc on Instagram?  If not, start following today.  This is one of the primary ways we will communicate pictures, videos, announcements, and posts related to our group.

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4. Bike trip is coming on July 20-22 and we want you, students going into the 7th and 8th grade,. to join us.  Grab a registration form on the table in back of church or off the webpage and turn it in today

5.  Art Contest – Classis Grand Rapids South is looking for student artists to submit a logo/brand design for the upcoming 500th Reformation Day celebration this fall.  Details can be found on the student ministries webpage.

6. Upcoming Dates:

Monday July 17 – Covenant Youth Ministry Blood Drive Fundraiser at Covenant Church; 3:00 – 8:00 PM. Save a life! Support the Youth Ministry! We receive $10 for every person who attempts to donates blood at this drive.  Please recruit your family, friends, and neighbors to donate.

July 20-22 – Save the Date:  Bike / Serve Trip to Holland MI; Cost $40.00.  Check the student ministry website for more details.  Registration forms and liability waivers are on a table in the back of church and the student ministries webpages.  Pick one up and fill it out by July 2.  We would love for you to join us on the trip.  This trip open to students who will be going into 7th grade this fall and older.

Wednesday July 26 – Dinner and pool party at the Lubber’s house.  6:00 – 8:30 PM.  Open to all incoming 6th – 8th grade students.  Come enjoy a fun night out and meet some new friends.

Tuesday August 1 – Join us for an all day trip to Michigan’s Adventure on Tuesday August 1.  Cost is $30.00 / person.  Incoming 6th students please join us too!!!  Sign up on the webpage and turn in your payment by July 23.


 Upcoming Events:


We have an opportunity for the
artists in your youth group!                       
As a Classis, we are intentionally celebrating 500 years of reforming by creating a 30 day devotional. Currently, we are looking to have artists from your youth grouops submit
logo/brand designs using the following:

Title: Always Reforming
Tagline: Celebrating 500 Years of Being Made New

Once created, each artist needs to submit their design on either Facebook or Instagram (including the hashtag #onefaithmanyfaces in the post
– that will help us track your design).

The design with the most “likes” will be chosen.
The winner will be rewarded with $100 and recognition on all the devotional material.

Daniel Maat
Classis Grand Rapids South
Communications Coordinator



Monday July 17 – Youth Group Blood Drive Fundraiser at Covenant Church; 1:30 – 7:30 PM. Save a life! Support the Youth Ministry!  We receive $10 for every person who donates blood at this drive.


Join us for a Bike / Serve trip to Holland MI on July 20-22. We will bike from Covenant Church to Holland MI on July 20. We have a serve project lined up for us to work at on July 21, with some fun activities planned as well. Then we will bike back to Covenant on July 22.  To sign up, please click on the links, print, and fill out both the registration form and liability waiver at the links below.  Then, start getting in shape today 😉 This trip is only open incoming 7th and 8th grade students.


Registration Form


Liability Waiver



Wednesday July 26 – Join us for dinner and pool party at the Lubber’s house from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Incoming 6th grade students are welcome to join us. Come meet some new friends and enjoy a fun night together.



Join us on Tuesday August 1 for day long youth ministry trip to Michigan Adventure’s. Cost: $27.50 / person Incoming 6th grade students, please join us!  If you want, invite a friend to join you as well.

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This year during the teaching time of our large group gatherings on Sunday nights, both the middle school and high school groups are working their way through the gospel of Matthew. Matthew is the first book in the New Testament of the Bible.  As we journey through Matthew’s account of Jesus’s life and ministry, we are discovering what is means to be a disciple of Jesus.  A disciple is someone who learns from and patterns their life based on their teacher, in this case Jesus the Christ.  Because we are limited in what we can discover during our large gatherings on Sunday evenings, Pastor Henry has created a daily devotional plan that will allow you to explore more deeply Matthew’s account of Jesus’s life and ministry.  Each day a text will be sent that will include a brief reading, a reflection question, a key verse, and/or a prayer focus for us to use to help shape and form us spiritually.

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