Wear your FSC proudly doing service, (or just out and about), in our community! Order your FSC t-shirt today and be dressed with the best. Shirts are only $10 each and can be ordered in almost any size. Choose from all six of our District colors,(red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple). Pre-ordered shirts will be available and may be paid for when picked up, beginning September 12th. To place your t-shirt order, please contact Jennifer Kinne at either (616) 459-8386 ext. 225 or
with your name, size, and color preference. Supplies are limited, but we will do our best to accommodate you!
What is Beyond Sunday Shared Ministry?
Meet and get to know some folks in a supportive community of friendship! Our Church community is organized into six DISTRICTS, according to where we live, and identified by different colors. You belong to a District the moment you step in the Church doors, and once we have you added to our mailing list, we will connect you with your District so you can begin participating and getting to know your nearest Fountain Street neighbors as you are interested. On Sundays, these same neighbors can be easily identified by their nametag color, a great conversation opener for the newcomer to get to know folks too! District Leader volunteers help coordinate social and service activities, as well as facilitate Care Ministry needs within and for District members. We are always open to new ideas and participation, and welcome yours! Some examples of District activities include:
- District-wide Potlucks
- Church Work Days
- Gatherings that create small group relationships
- Group work in food pantries, soup lunches, and Memorial Service assistance
- Care support to fellow District members with cards, meals, and rides
- Group outings to restaraunts, cottages, fish boils, concerts, and more
- Assisting fellow District members in becoming involved according to their skills, availability, interest, and passion
Lives of service are more than just about our duties to the world, they are also evidence of continued, deepening spiritual work. Beyond Sunday Shared Ministry can provide guidance on your spiritual path by matching your passion, wisdom, skill, interest, and availability with a Ministry opportunity to guide you on your path. Check out our Volunter Opportunities Section to find out how you can connect your talents to a real need.
Volunteer applications, handbooks, and opportunity listings are available at the Volunteer Ministry Station at the Church or by clicking below:
How Do I "Connect" with Beyond Sunday?
To read the latest for your District, just click on your District's link on the upper right corner of this screen.
Our Church Building:
Though most of our recent improvements were for fire safety, many help to decrease our environmental impact. For instance, our newer exterior doors are more efficient in their R value rating, and also in their ability to seal out the weather with improved fit and weatherstripping. We have also had a significant decrease in our heating costs this year primarily due to the sale of the steam plant and preventative HVAC maintenance. We have replaced a number of less efficient heating components with newer more efficient ones and now contract routine quarterly maintenance which has improved our heating efficiency. As part of the life safety product, we upgrade a lot of our less efficient electrical services boxes and components which will hopefully yield savings in the future. We will continue to work with both efficiency and environmental sustainability in our upcoming improvements to the building facilities and use.