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January 07, 2022

This Sunday

Too Broken to Fix

Join us this Sunday at Fountain Street Church, either in person at our Sanctuary or virtually through our YouTube channel, as we explore the ways in which some things in life are simply too broken to fix. As we celebrate the Epiphany story as the final act of the Christmas season, we will ponder what guiding stars in our world call us to walk away from the broken places and towards something new. 

Rev. Christopher will be speaking, with musical gifts provided by organist Jonathan Tuuk, vocalist Dale Schriemer, and accompanist Margi Peterson. 

Children & Youth Programming

 Character School and Tower Club, our 3 year to 8th grade group, will meet at 10 am in the social hall to explore what a welcoming church can look like and TC is continuing with their painting projects. The nursery will open at 9:30 am on the 2nd floor, room 206. 

Fountain Club meets at 11:15 am for their annual White Elephant Gift exchange, a fun-filled meeting, where youth bring a wrapped fun/useful/inexpensive gift to the group. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2022!
Any questions, please contact the Director of Children and Youth Programs:
 Lydia Stubbs  

From Your Ministers & Staff

Practicing the Possible

Practicing the Possible, originally scheduled for December 27th, will resume on January 10th, 2022.  We look forward to seeing you then!  

Important News & Reminders


THIS SUNDAY, JAN. 9, immediately following the service, join Heather Palmer and others at the front of the sanctuary for the first presentation and slide show of FSC, with each successive week focusing on a different area of the church and its history. Interesting and educational, Heather was one of the principal presenters years ago when these tours were so popular, and this week will be a general introduction for the ones to follow. Lasting approximately half an hour, questions afterward are encouraged.
These tours are brought to you courtesy of the Education and Art Committees.

 For further information contact Penny Barstow (

Upcoming Climate Justice Events

Clothing Drive (In coordination with In the Image): Sunday, Jan. 9th - Sunday, Jan. 16th

We will be accepting clothing before and after the Sunday service for In The Image. They can use:

  • Baby Basics
  • Basic Attire
  • Career Clothes 
  • Dental Care
  • Feminine Care
  • Halloween 
  • New Boots
  • Personal Care
  • Socks and Underwear
  • Used Shoes
  • Toys and Games
  • Winter Wear

If you cannot attend on Sunday, please bring donations to the church office the week of January 7th-16th during their hours of operation: 9:00am-4:30pm

Polystyrene Recycling (In coordination with Michigan Foam): Sunday, Jan. 9th - Sunday, Jan.16th 

For more details from our partner see: Michigan Foam Products


Citizen Climate Lobby Book Discussions

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 attend two book discussions that the CCL Environmental Justice Committee is hosting via Zoom. We encourage you to register for one or both of the book talks. See you there! 

Book One:
Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
By Mary Robinson
January 12th & 26th @7:00 PM

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

Women's Intergenerational Book Group

The Women's Intergenerational Book Group invites fellow women of all ages to join a Zoom discussion of Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline on Monday, January 24th, at 1pm. Please contact Carole at for more information.

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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