October 2018 Newsletter

This Months Events-

Neighborhood Groups-
Friday, October 12th
This month neighborhood groups will be on Friday, October 12th. Meeting times and locations vary by group. Please be sure to contact your group leader to get the details for your meeting. If you don’t know which group you are a part of, please contact the church office.

Special Speaker-
Sunday, October 14th @ 10am & 7pm
Dr. David Nichols and his wife Sherry will be with us on Sunday, October 14th sharing at the regular Sunday Morning service, and then again at a special 7pm service. Dr. Nichols is the founder of the Heart of the Father Ministries out of Rush City, MN. To learn more about his ministry visit the website at heartofthefather.net.

Mark Your Calendar!

Women’s Gala-
Saturday, November 10th 12pm-2pm
Save the date for the Women’s Gala coming up on Saturday, November 10th. Please register for this event by signing up on the signup sheet in the back of the church or by contacting the church office by the end of October. This year’s theme is Re-Purposed-

Isaiah 61:3 “A crown of beauty for ashes the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”

Nonie Witherspoon will be speaking. Nonie Witherspoon, born in the Philippines, was raised in a very broken home and grew up as an agnostic until the day she received Jesus as her Lord and Savior on February 21, 1991. During her mid-teen years, she was blessed to live with her Pastor and their family, whom she now calls her Dad and Mom (Michael & Denise Vrooman). She has been married a little over 13 years and currently resides in Port Huron Michigan with her husband, Dave Witherspoon, whom she met at church in Olongapo City, Philippines where she grew up. Together they are raising their two young boys, David (6y/o) and Jonathan (4y/0). She is a stay at home wife, a homeschooler, and entrepreneur. She recently founded Mabuhay Global to employ local filipinos and help break the cycle of poverty in that country.
Nonie is an advocate for providing spiritual guidance for the women in the jail, and was a clergy inside the St. Clair County Federal Prison for 11 and half years. She is a mentor and counselor for women of all ages, leads bible studies, and speaks at women’s conferences
Her desire is to see God move in two main things: 1) For women to see their worth and Identity in Christ. To help them grow in their faith and win their families for Christ . 2) to help break the cycle of poverty around the Globe, one country at a time. . She strongly believes in this quote “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.” … In God all things are possible.

If you are interested in volunteering to help put together centerpieces and decorate for the gala on the Thursday or Friday before please see Char Tuttle.

September Newsletter

This Months Events-

Opportunity to Serve!
As the semester kicks off there are a lot of opportunities to serve in various ways at Water’s Edge. Serving is a great way to get involved in what is happening, meet people, and really tie in to the congregation.

– Sunday Meal Prep & Clean up- Char is looking for people willing to help with the Sunday meal. Please be on the look out for a sign up sheet for these opportunities or see Char Tuttle if you are interested
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– Children’s Church volunteers- We are always looking for cheerful volunteers who want to help love on all the wonderful children at Water’s Edge. If this is an area you are interested in serving please contact Randi Brinkman, Alison Huber or Kathryn Madison. There will be a new volunteer training on Sunday, September 23rd at 9:15am.

– Worship team & sound- If you are musically talented and are interested in serving on the worship team contact Trevor Flynn or Josh Brinkman. If you are interested in learning to run sound and helping in that way, contact Trevor Flynn.

Connections-
Tuesdays @ 7pm, Starting September, 4th
Connections will take place on Tuesdays at 7pm at the church. There will be a meal served each week along with teaching and opportunity for prayer. This time is focused primarily on college students and young adults, providing a time of connection and fellowship to help grow faith and community.

New! Women’s Bible Study-
Thursdays 7:30-9, Starting September 13th
Starting on September 13th, on Thursday Nights, Heather Flynn will be leading a bible study at Michele Napier’s house, 712 N. 7th St. from 7:30-9pm. No Childcare will be provided so it is asked that unless you are a nursing mother, you find alternative care. The study will start in the book of Genesis.

Neighborhood Groups-
Friday, September 14th
This month neighborhood groups will be on Friday, September 14th. Meeting times and locations vary by group. Please be sure to contact your group leader to get the details for your meeting. If you don’t know which group you are a part of, please contact the church office.

Sunday Shoot & Family Picnic-
Sunday, September 16th @ 3:00pm
September 16th will be the last gathering for the year! Come out and spend an afternoon at the Kasten’s hobby farm! We will share in a potluck style meal and have fun outdoor games for all ages. Bring a dish to pass and come enjoy a great time of fellowship!!

Barbeque & Bouncy House-
Sunday, September 23rd
Stay after service on Sunday, September 23rd for a church-wide barbeque in the parking lot! Hot dogs & hamburgers will be hot off the grill. Bring a side or a dessert to share. We’ll have a bouncy house for the kids (of all ages :)) to enjoy. In case of rain, we’ll move the party indoors!

Awaken the Dawn-
September 27-29
Please make note of this cool opportunity to join others in prayer for our State government.

Mark Your Calendar!

Women’s Gala-
Saturday, November 10th
Save the date for the Women’s Gala coming up on Saturday, November 10th. This year’s theme is Re-Purposed-

Isaiah 61:3 “A crown of beauty for ashes the oil of gladness instead of mourning and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.”

Nonie Witherspoon will be traveling from Port Huron to be with us and teach.

August 2018 Newsletter

This Months Events-

New School Year!
August marks the start of another school year for many of the college students in our congregation. Please join us in praying for the students and for our part in ministering to them. Watch for the next newsletter to get the latest on what we having going on here at Water’s Edge to help welcome back the college students and to kick of another semester.

Men’s Breakfast-
There will be no Men’s breakfast this month. Check next months newsletter for September dates!

Neighborhood Groups-
Sunday, August 12th
This month neighborhood groups will be on Sunday, August 12th in place of the regularly scheduled Sunday service. Times and locations vary by group. Please be sure to contact your group leader to get the details for your meeting. If you don’t know which group you are a part of, please contact the church office.

Water’s Edge Kids Club!
Continuing- Every Thursday 2-3:30pm
The Water’s Edge Kids Club will go through August 16th. That means there will be three more meeting before we end for the summer. This is a great opportunity for kids, ages 4-10 to come learn about the bible in a safe, fun, outdoor environment. Please feel free to invite friends and neighbors!! Parents are welcome to stay and help out.

Who? Water’s Edge Children plus any friends and neighbors they want to invite ages 4-10
What? Fun outdoor bible teaching, games, and activities
Where? The Brinkman’s backyard, 921 N. 4th St. Marquette
When? Every Thursday afternoon from 2 -3:30pm, June 14th- August 16th (with break for 4th of July)

Sunday Shoot & Family Picnic-
Sunday, August 19th @ 3:00pm
Come out and spend an afternoon at the Kasten’s hobby farm! We will share in a potluck style meal and have fun outdoor games for all ages. Bring a dish to pass and come enjoy a great time of fellowship!! Only two more Sundays shoots are planned for this year so be sure and get out for one to experience a Sunday afternoon with the Water’s Edge crew!

Shoot Dates for 2018-
August 19th
September 16th

July 2018 Newsletter

This Months Events-

Men’s Breakfast-
Friday, July 13th @ 6:30am
The men will meet on Friday, July 13th at 6:30am for breakfast, teaching, prayer and fellowship.  If you are interested in joining or want more information on this meeting contact Scott Huber.

Neighborhood Groups-
Friday, July 13th 
Neighborhood groups will be on Friday, July 13th.  Times and locations vary by group so please contact your group leader for your meeting times.  If you don’t know what group you are a part of please contact the church office.

NEW! Water’s Edge Kids Club!

Continuing- Every Thursday 2-3:30pm
The Water’s Edge Kids Club will not meet on Thursday, July 5th but will pick back up again on the 12th and go through August 16th.  This is a great opportunity for kids, ages 4-10 to come learn about the bible in a safe, fun, outdoor environment.  Please feel free to invite friends and neighbors!! Parents are welcome to stay and help out.

Who? Water’s Edge Children plus any friends and neighbors they want to invite ages 4-10
What? Fun outdoor bible teaching, games, and activities
Where? The Brinkman’s backyard, 921 N. 4th St. Marquette
When? Every Thursday afternoon from 2 -3:30pm, June 14th- August 16th (with break for 4th of July)

Sunday Shoot & Family Picnic-

Sunday, July 15th @ 3:00pm
Come out and spend an afternoon at the Kasten’s hobby farm!  We will share in a potluck style meal and have fun outdoor games for all ages.  Bring a dish to pass and come enjoy a great time of fellowship!!

Shoot Dates for 2018-
July 15th
August 19th
September 16th

June 2018 Newsletter

This Months Events-

Men’s Breakfast-
Friday, June 8th and 22nd @ 6:30am
The men will meet on Friday June 8th and 22nd at 6:30am for breakfast, teaching, prayer and fellowship.  If you are interested in joining or want more information on this meeting contact Scott Huber.

Neighborhood Groups-
Friday, June 8th
Neighborhood groups will be on Friday, June 8th.  Times and locations vary by group so please contact your group leader for your meeting times.  If you don’t know what group you are a part of please contact the church office.

NEW! Water’s Edge Kids Club!

Starting Thursday, June 14th 2:20-3pm
The Water’s Edge Kids Club will start on Thursday June 14th and will continue throughout the summer every Thursday from 2-3:30pm, with a break for 4th of July.  This is a great opportunity for kids, ages 4-10 to come learn about the bible in a safe, fun, outdoor environment.  Please feel free to invite friends and neighbors!! Parents are welcome to stay and help out.  Pre- registration for Water’s Edge kids will be available on June 3rd and June 10th at the Sunday morning service.  Extra registrations form will also be available for you to take to invite friends and neighbors.

Who? Water’s Edge Children plus any friends and neighbors they want to invite ages 4-10
What? Fun outdoor bible teaching, games, and activities
Where? The Brinkman’s backyard, 921 N. 4th St. Marquette
When? Every Thursday afternoon from 2 -3:30pm, June 14th- August 16th (with break for 4th of July)

Sunday Shoot & Family Picnic-

Sunday, June 17th @ 3:00pm
Come out and spend an afternoon at the Kasten’s hobby farm!  We will share in a potluck style meal and have fun outdoor games for all ages.  Bring a dish to pass and come enjoy a great time of fellowship!!

Shoot Dates for 2018-
June 17th
July 15th
August 19th
September 16th

A Note from the Mission Field: Lindsay Schramm

Hello Waters Edge,
This first year in full time missions has been quiet the adventure. My ministry of coming alongside people who are stuck or worn-out and walking with them into truth and moving towards fullness with God has taken me all the way to refugee camps in Greece to the killing fields of Cambodia. It has been a true honor serving with Youth With a Mission and working with people in all different places, facing all sorts of different things.

My heart is to see people walking in fullness and health, discovering who they really are and the future God has for them. Our community raised me and created a safe place for me to grow and now I have the opportunity to teach, train and develop people to be the church to each other on the mission field. Everything I am working towards I learned being a member of Waters Edge.

Right now I am in Salem OR on my training base developing Christian councilors and equipping missionaries with tools to walk alongside of people thru hard things. If you would like to follow my ministry or get involved in what God is doing in the nations please e-mail me lindsayywam@gmail.com

I miss Marquette and all of you,

Please keep me in your prayers,
Lindsay
https://madeformissions09.com

May 2018 Newsletter

This Months Events-

Men’s Breakfast-
Friday, May 4th & May 18th @ 6:30am
The men will meet on Friday, May 4th and Friday May 18th at 6:30am for breakfast, teaching, prayer and fellowship.  If you are interested in joining or want more information on this meeting contact Scott Huber.

Neighborhood Groups-
Sunday, May 13th- 
Neighborhood groups will meet on Sunday, April 13th in place of the regular Sunday worship service.  Please contact your group leader for meeting times and locations.  If you are not sure what group you are a part of, please contact the church office.

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage-
Friday, May 18th and Saturday, May 19th
All married couples, please consider joining us at Lake Superior Christian Church for the Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage Seminar with Mark Gungor. Mark Gungor is the Lead Pastor at Celebration Church in Green Bay and is passionate about sharing biblical truth to challenge couples and inspire them to celebrate and work to improve their marriage.
The event schedule is:
Friday, May 18th- Doors open at 6:15, Event runs from 7pm-10pm
Saturday, May 19th- Doors open at 8:15, Event runs from 9am-12pm

Tickets can be purchased at an early bird rate between now and May 4th for $29 per individual and $59 per couple. After May 4th prices will go up to $35/individual and $70/couple.

Tickets can be purchased here:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marquette-mi-tickets-40158915397?aff=efbeventtix

Water’s Edge will be coordinating to help provide child care for couples who are interested in attending.  If you will be needing child care please contact Alison Huber, no later that May 6th.

Sunday Shoot & Family Picnic-
Sunday, May 20th @ 3:00pm
Come out and spend an afternoon at the Kasten’s hobby farm!  We will share in a potluck style meal and have fun outdoor games for all ages.  Bring a dish to pass and come enjoy a great time of fellowship!!

Shoot Dates for 2018-
May 20th
June 17th
July 15th
August 19th
September 16th

Mark Your Calendars –

NEW! Water’s Edge Kids Club!
Who? Water’s Edge Children plus any friends and neighbors they want to invite ages 4-10
What? Fun outdoor bible teaching, games, and activities
Where? The Brinkman’s backyard, 921 N. 4th St. Marquette
When? Every Thursday afternoon from 2 -3:30pm, June 14th- August 16th (with break for 4th of July)

Pre-registeration for Water’s Edge kids will be available on June 3rd and June 10th.  Stay tuned for more details to come!!

April 2018 Newsletter

This Months Events-

Easter Services- 
Good Friday- Friday, March 30th at 1pm at the Marquette Missionary Church
Easter Sunday- Sunday, April 1st regular 10am worship service at Water’s Edge

Men’s Breakfast-
Friday, April 6th and 20th @ 6:30am
The men will meet on Friday, April 6th and Friday, April 20th at 6:30am for breakfast, teaching, prayer and fellowship.  If you are interested in joining or want more information on this meeting contact Scott Huber.

Neighborhood Groups-
Friday, April 13th- 
Neighborhood groups will meet on Friday, April 13th.  Please contact your group leader for meeting times and locations.  If you are not sure what group you are a part of, please contact the church office.

Children’s Church Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon-
Sunday, April 15th-
Everyone is invited to join us for a special Luncheon after the service on Sunday, April 15th to honor all the volunteers that help to make the Children’s Church program happen each week.

Mark Your Calendars –

NEW! Water’s Edge Kids Club!
Who? Water’s Edge Children plus any friends and neighbors they want to invite ages 4-10
What? Fun outdoor bible teaching, games, and activities
Where? The Brinkman’s backyard, 921 N. 4th St. Marquette
When? Every Thursday afternoon from 2 -3:30pm, June 14th- August 16th (with break for 4th of July)

Stay tuned for more details to come!!

Sharings from Chuck Tooman
By Chuck Tooman

Augustine of Hippo (born about 354 AD), who would later become known as St. Augustine, was not always a believer in Christ. But no matter where he was living or traveling his mother, Monica, prayed intensely for him to accept Jesus. And he did. At age 33.

 Many years later, writing his Confessions and reflecting on a time of serious illness while living in Rome, Augustine said to God, “[My mother], who knew nothing of this, persevered in praying for me; she was far away, but you are present everywhere, so you heard her in that land where she was, and took pity on me where I was.” Precious.

 Parents, take heart.

March Newsletter

This Months Events-

Worship Night- 
Sunday, March 4th @ 8:00pm
Come join us for a night of worship.  This night is a great opportunity to come and sit before the Lord with no agenda or distractions.  If you want to know more about this event contact Brent Madison to hear a little about his vision for it.

Men’s Breakfast-
Friday, March 9th and 23rd @ 6:30am
The men will meet on Friday, March 9th and Friday, March 23rd at 6:30am for breakfast, teaching, prayer and fellowship.  If you are interested in joining or want more information on this meeting contact Scott Huber.

Neighborhood Groups-
Friday, March 9th- 
Neighborhood groups will meet on Friday, March  9th.  Please contact your group leader for meeting times and locations.  If you are not sure what group you are a part of, please contact the church office.

Water’s Edge Open Skate- 
Monday, March 12th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Join us on Monday, March 12th from 6:30pm- 7:30pm at the Lakeview Arena for a church sponsored open skate night.  All ages are welcome!  Feel free to invite friends and neighbors!  Skates will be available for rent for $4.

Upcoming Events-  Mark your Calendar

Easter Services- 
Good Friday- Friday, March 30th at 1pm at the Marquette Missionary Church
Easter Sunday- Sunday, April 1st regular 10am worship service at Water’s Edge

Sharings from Chuck Tooman
By Chuck Tooman

Augustine of Hippo (born about 354 AD), who would later become known as St. Augustine, was not always a believer in Christ. But no matter where he was living or traveling his mother, Monica, prayed intensely for him to accept Jesus. And he did. At age 33.

 Many years later, writing his Confessions and reflecting on a time of serious illness while living in Rome, Augustine said to God, “[My mother], who knew nothing of this, persevered in praying for me; she was far away, but you are present everywhere, so you heard her in that land where she was, and took pity on me where I was.” Precious.

 Parents, take heart.

February Newsletter

This Months Events-

Annual Meeting 
Sunday, February 4th
On Sunday February 4th after the meal Pastor John will be hosting the Annual meeting.  He will be reviewing the financial status of the church from the previous year and where we’re headed for 2018.

Men’s Breakfast-
Friday, February 9th and 23rd @ 6:30am
The men will meet on Friday, February 9th and Friday, February 23rd at 6:30am for breakfast, teaching, prayer and fellowship.  If you are interested in joining or want more information on this meeting contact Scott Huber.

Neighborhood Groups-
Sunday, February 11th
Neighborhood group meeting will be on Friday, January 12th.  Meeting times and locations vary based on groups.  If you don’t know which group you are a part of, please contact the church office.

Special Speaker- David Nichols
Sunday, February 25th 10am & 7pmDavid Nichols was a Bible college professor and academic dean when he had an encounter with God. He realized that, although successful, he had been leading a hypocritical life and had seen his family fall away from God. He then committed himself to change.

The next step for Dr. Nichols was to leave his secure position and begin ministering in churches on a faith basis for his finances. God blessed him and within the year brought his four sons back to Christ and continues to provide for him financially. Since then, he has traveled around the world preaching and has been particularly used in the gift of healing.
Dr. David Nichols and his with Sherry will be here to share with us on Sunday, February 25th at the 10am worship service and at a special Sunday evening service at 7pm.


Upcoming Events- Mark Your Calendar

Water’s Edge Open Skate
Monday, March 12th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Join us on Monday, March 12th from 6:30pm- 7:30pm at the Lakeview Arena for a church sponsored open skate night.  All ages are welcome!  Skates will be available for rent for $4.

Sharings from Chuck Tooman
By Chuck Tooman

Science tells us that our universe is continually expanding. How can that be? Well, an Infinite God creates infinitely. To do anything other than that would be contrary to His nature, and one thing God cannot be is contrary to His nature. It is all a part of the mystery and the awesomeness of The Infinite One—our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.

Psalm 8:1 says it well: O Lord, our Lord! How majestic Your Name through out all the earth [and every where else, for that matter].

January 2018 Newsletter

This Months Events-

Men’s Breakfast-
Friday, January 12th and 26th @ 6:30am
The men will meet on Friday, January 12th and Friday, January 26th at 6:30am for breakfast, teaching, prayer and fellowship.  If you are interested in joining or want more information on this meeting contact Scott Huber.

Neighborhood Groups-
Friday, January 12th
Neighborhood group meeting will be on Friday, January 12th.  Meeting times and locations vary based on groups.  If you don’t know which group you are a part of, please contact the church office.

Children’s Church Meeting- 
Sunday, January 21st
On Sunday, January 21st after the Sunday meal there will be a meeting for ALL PARENTS and ALL VOLUNTEERS involved in the Children’s Church Ministry.  Child care will be provided.  Randi does a great job keeping the meetings short and to the point so be sure and come to stay up to date on what is going on with Children’s Church!

Tubing at Al Quaal-
Tuesday, January 30th 5:30pm-8:30pm
Come out to the Al Quaal Tubing Hill in Ishpeming for an evening of winter fun!  We will have the tubing hill rented from 5:30pm- 8:30pm.  There will be a potluck style meal so please bring a dish to share. This event is a ton of fun for all ages!!

Upcoming Events- Mark your Calendars!

Annual Meeting
Sunday, February 4th
On Sunday February 4th after the meal Pastor John will be hosting the Annual meeting.  He will be reviewing the financial status of the church from the previous year and where we’re headed for 2018.

Special Speaker- David Nichols
Sunday, February 25th 10am & 7pmDavid Nichols was a Bible college professor and academic dean when he had an encounter with God. He realized that, although successful, he had been leading a hypocritical life and had seen his family fall away from God. He then committed himself to change.

The next step for Dr. Nichols was to leave his secure position and begin ministering in churches on a faith basis for his finances. God blessed him and within the year brought his four sons back to Christ and continues to provide for him financially. Since then, he has traveled around the world preaching and has been particularly used in the gift of healing.

He will be sharing with us on Sunday, February 25th at the 10am worship service and at a 7pm service as well.
Sharings from Chuck Tooman
By Chuck Tooman

Going into the new year we customarily think about things (perhaps even some people?) we’d like to change. Another lesson from Christmas scripture: Mary and Joseph changed the world not by changing other people but by changing themselves. God took it from there.