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January 21, 2022

This Sunday

Sacred Body, Sacred Choice

Join us this Sunday at Fountain Street Church, either in person at our Sanctuary or virtually through our YouTube channel, as we honor the 49th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade with a service centered on Reproductive Justice as an act of Faith. Half of our offering plate will support the Choice Fund. 

Children & Youth Programming

 Character School is continuing their exploration of what a welcoming church and welcoming home for all might look like. Tower Club started a new alphabet paint project and will continue with this fun activity. 

Our high schoolers will meet at 11:15 am and proceed to watch the end of their movie plus engage in a fun discussion afterwards. Never a dull moment with this wonderful group. 

The nursery will be temporarily in the social hall, equipped with lots of toys and books. Please check in at 10 am at the registration table
Any questions, please contact the Director of Children and Youth Programs:
 Lydia Stubbs  

From Your Ministers & Staff

Stewardship Update- Thank You!

Because of your generous acts of love we have received pledges of $539,843.97 toward our $650,000 goal! This generosity is a symbol of your deep faith and hope in a brighter future and your love for this beloved community. Thank you!

If you haven't yet been able to, please take the time to express your own gratitude by making your pledge. You can do so by clicking this link: or by sending in the pledge form that was mailed to you in early October. Thank you to all of those who have already pledged and thanks in advance to those who are planning to do so. We couldn't do this without you! 

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 -

Important News & Reminders

Church Tours Continue this Sunday! 

CHURCH TOURS CONTINUE THIS SUNDAY after the service with Merrily Holladay sharing her 150 Challenge Project on the beautiful stained glass windows. Using photos taken by Bill Thompson, she has created a presentation of close-up views of all the figures that occupy our sanctuary space. Lasting approximately half an hour, questions and comments are encouraged.

These tours are provided by the Education and Art Committees and will continue in the coming weeks, focusing on a different area of the church and its history.

 For further information contact Penny Barstow (

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.

Did You Know?

According to an Audubon Society Monitoring site, a colony of 40 chimney swifts was sighted at Fountain Street Church in September of 2019. These insect-eating, city dweller have suffered steep declines in recent years. If you know more about this sighting, please contact the church office.
 Chimney Swift Monitoring Site

Seeking: Reclining Chair

One of our members recently suffered an injury that has resulted in a long-term recovery process. As part of that recovery it would be beneficial for them to have a reclining chair that also raises electronically. If you have a chair like this or think you have a chair that might work and would be willing to lend the chair, please contact the church office to let us know. Thank you!

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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