MAMily Email Blast - September 2nd, 2022
Homecoming Sunday

Our next MAMILY meal is our Homecoming Sunday, September 18th. We need help with set up/tear down, serving and of course food! The church will provide fried chicken and we are asking for salads and sides. If you'd like to sign up to do any or all of the above please sign up in the narthex or click here.


Drawing on her lifelong journey to know her family’s history, leading Christian activist Lisa Sharon Harper recovers the beauty of her heritage, exposes the brokenness that race has wrought in America, and casts a vision for collective repair. This is a book you don't want to miss. Scan the QR Code.


Women's Bible Study Returns

Women's Bible Study will be returning September 14th 7:00pm -8:00pm. If you have any questions please see Ms. Maggie or Kathy Gustafson. 


Youth Group
Wednesday  9/7: 6:30pm is the official start of the youth group (where the youth will pick a name for the youth group). Over the year, we will meet every Wednesday night at 6:30
Sunday 9/11: Parent Meeting to explain the youth group and answer any questions. 


The Colossian Forum 10-Week Bible Study
The Colossian Forum has developed a 10-week Bible Study that we would like to offer at Maple Ave. In a time of deep division between Christians, the Colossian Way is a small group series built on hope. The name comes from the hope-filled proclamation of Colossians 1:17: In Christ, all things hold together. Participants in the Colossian way take up the practice of gathering together and loving God and one another while engaging in challenging issues. There is a book we will order for those interested in participating. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex or email if you'd like to participate. We will be purchasing the book on September 5. This Bible study will begin Sunday, September 11th following the worship service. There will be refreshments and childcare provided. 


Association for a More Just Society (ASJ) is an organization pursuing social justice in Honduras that is near and dear to Sam and Emily Baker. Join them for a festive night of Honduran food, music, drinks and story sharing as we reflect on the work of ASJ and collectively vision the growth ahead in Honduras, the United States, and beyond. Sam and Emily would love to cover the cost if you can attend. Just reach out to Emily ( by Sunday, August 28th to ensure registration.

Date/Time: Thursday September 8 from 6:00-8:30 pm 
Food and drinks 6-7pm, program starts at 7

Event Location:
Grant Pavilion at Millennium Park (1400 Maynard Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534)

Contact information for MAM's Consistory/Council
Winfred Burns II


Laura Blystra-

Debra Lappenga-

Jon Myers-

Anna Slenk-

Kristin Travers-


David Brander-

Viola Jackson Cleveland-

Kathy Gustafson-

AJ Westendorp-

Dawn Williams-

September Birthdays

Willa Dozeman                Sept   13
Arika Theule-VanDam    Sept   13
Hope Lappenga               Sept   16
Oliver Castro Slenk         Sept   19
Steve Gibson                   Sept   22
Alice Holliman                Sept   22
Emily Baker                     Sept   27
Nebiyat Ludwig               Sept   28

Online Giving Options

Tithley is our preferred method of online giving.
It is easy to set up,
and its fees are less than PayPal and other options
so more of your offering/donation ends up right here at MAM.

Access the easy-to-use site here: 

(To maximize your giving to MAM,
choose to give through "Bank" instead of "Credit Card".)



Our mailing address is:
427 Maple Avenue
Holland, MI 49423

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