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February 11, 2022

This Sunday

Loving this Church:
Encountering the Holy in a Very Loud Place

Join us this Sunday at Fountain Street Church, either in person at our Sanctuary or virtually through our YouTube channel.
This Sunday Timothy Chester will take us on a meditative tour of our church's tower bells, focusing on their capabilities and characteristics, and their personal and spiritual power. He comes to the subject from his perspective as a volunteer on the church's ad-hoc committee advising the Governing Board on the repair and preservation of the church's bell tower. 

Children & Youth Programming

 Our youngest FSC friends are back upstairs in the Nursery, Room 206 on the 2nd Floor. Come and join us for some fun games and lots of toys. 

At 10 am the Character School (3 years old through 8th Grade) will meet in the social hall. The focus will be that we can help in our community. The group will work together to assemble food bags for Kids Food Basket, an organization that helps with children's hunger right here in Grand Rapids. 

Our Fountain Club youth (high school) will meet at 11:15 am also in the social hall. Rev. Christopher will join the group to explore what a spiritual life might look like; if you are a curious youth, join us, we love to see you! 
Any questions, please contact the Director of Children and Youth Programs:
 Lydia Stubbs  

From Your Ministers & Staff

Me + White Supremacy Journal Learning Group

Starting in February, Rev. Greta Jo will be hosting a learning group guided by the Me + White Supremacy Journal by Layla F. Saad - All are welcome to join and encouraged to register as soon as possible. 

  • We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month from 6:30pm-8:00pm via Zoom.
  • All are welcome to participate, regardless of previous reading/participation.
  • The journal is available at a discounted group rate at Books & Mortar on Cherry Street no later than the first week of February.
  • FSC will cover the cost of the book for anyone who needs it - simply tell Books & Mortar that you're part of the FSC group when you pick up your copy!
  • You do not need to have read the original book in order to participate in this group.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please reach out to Rev. Greta Jo -

Senior Minister Search

The Nominating Group for the Senior Minister Search Committee is looking for candidates.
If you think you might be interested, see the Search Committee-Job Description.  If you feel this is something you may want to be involved with, please fill out the Candidate Form and return it to the FSC office by March 18th.

 If you have any questions you can talk to any of the Nominating Group members- Sue Chapla, Monica Stegeman, Geoff Kempter, Katie Mitchell, Tim Creamer.  You can also email Tim Creamer at

The links to the Search Committee-Job Description and Candidate Form are attached.
Search Committee-Job Description
Candidate Form

Important News & Reminders

Souper Bowl Sunday

Souper Bowl Sunday will be occurring this Sunday, February 13th, so please bring cans and boxes of non-perishable foods to assist the Westminster Food Pantry in carrying out its mission to feed the hungry and assist our neighbors. Jim Higgins' van will be in front of the church on Sunday Feb 13 at 9:30 a.m. to collect your donations prior to the 10 a.m. service. Checks are welcome as well (Please make out to Westminster Food Pantry).  Also paper products such as Kleenex, toilet paper, and paper towels, as well as soaps and hygiene products are very much needed and gratefully received. 

Citizen Climate Lobby Book Discussion

For the past five years FSC's Climate Justice Team has been partnering with Grand Rapids Citizen Climate Lobby and we would like to invite you to a book discussion that the CCL Environmental Justice Committee is hosting via Zoom. We encourage you to register for this informative discussion. See you there! 

Climate Change Is Racist: Race, Privilege and the Struggle for Climate Justice
By Jeremy Williams
February 9th & 23rd @7:00 PM

Fountain Street’s Goods & Services Auction is Back!

Think about what you can donate that can help support the church. 

It can be a service: pet sitting, cottage usage, teach a skill, gardening, serve a dinner, plan an adventure, consulting, etc. OR It can be a valuable object: art, jewelry or antiques. 

Key Dates:
Donations of Goods & Services -  Feb. 20 to April 10 (on-line form to come) 
Online Bidding - March 27 to April 17 at 1:15 PM

Women's Service Memorial Listing

The committee for the Women's Service on March 06th would like to request the names of deceased women who were connected to Fountain Street Church in some way. We plan to post the names of the women during the service as part of a memorial listing.
Please send the names of those you'd like included to Heather Palmer by calling or texting (616) 366-3342 by February 27th.

Women's Intergenerational Book Group

The Women's Intergenerational Book Group invites fellow women of all ages to join a Zoom discussion of The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan on Monday, February 28, at 1pm. Please contact Carole at for more information.


Our next Church Tour will be March 13 when Jonathan Tuuk will give us a 30 minute presentation, in “laymen’s terms” on the organ!  

 For further information contact Penny Barstow (

Office hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Worship service: Sunday at 10:00am in person and on YouTube

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