Church News (Page 5)

Church News (Page 5)

News from the KCC family.

Elders Ordained

The Kalkaska Church of Christ approved and ordained two new men as Elders of the church. Kevin Davis and Andy Bratton were both voted into the Eldership by the congregation for 3-year terms. Kevin Davis has been a member of KCC for 12 years; Andy Bratton serves the congregation as lead minister. This brings the total number of Elders to eight. Current Elders serving at KCC are: Dean Farrier Dave Israel Dr. Richard Hodgman Darin Cummings Mike Babcock Tim Severance Kevin Davis…

Family

by Sara Blasko, Children’s Minister I do not love winter in Northern Michigan. I blame my parents…as missionaries in Haiti while I was growing up, I got to miss out on most of the Northern Michigan winters, and spent most of my winters in the sun. I know a lot of people struggle with depression in the winter simply because of the lack of sun. This year, has been extremely tough on me. We moved to Kalkaska from Traverse City,…

Made Fresh Every Morning

by Tim Severance Every morning I like to begin the day with a pot of freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. We buy the whole beans by the bag at Sams Club and grind them ourselves – a habit taught me by a special someone 16 years ago when we first wed. Call me a coffee snob, but nothing compares to the freshly ground smell and taste of grinding your own Starbucks! That steaming, caffeinated, tasty beverage is just what I need to clear…

A Necessary Removal

My wife bought a new Samsung smart phone recently. We set it up by transferring all her contacts and most of her apps from her old phone. However, when she started using it, we noticed that the volume didn’t seem to work. I checked the volume in settings thinking maybe there was a limit set on it or something, but everything seemed fine there. We turned the volume all the way up and all the way down, but it made…
2:14 Service Projects

KCC Reaches out with 2:14 Program

Sunday at exactly 2:14 pm Senior Minister, Andy Bratton led a prayer prior to mobilizing over 20 volunteers into the community for the first month of the new 2:14 program The name “2:14” comes from James 2:14 “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? “The concept with 2:14 is to encourage our members to get involved in structured service projects in our surrounding community,…

Waking Up

by Tim Severance Associate Minister As I woke Sunday morning, my life played out in my mind. It was surreal. All the pivotal points in my lifetime came to mind. My choice of college. My marriage. Various jobs. Career choices. Every major turning point in my life materialized in my head.  What was strange about each turning point was that there was someone who simply asked me to move in that direction. I found this fascinating and frightening at the…

Thank you from Cummings!

Dear Kalkaska Church of Christ Family ~ To the place that has blessed me & molded me into the man I am today, and now the place that God has used to bless my wife & I on our mission trip to the Dominican Republic….THANK YOU!  I was absolutely taken back by the amount raised by the fellow believers in this Church family! We are fully funded and can’t wait to see what God has for us in the Dominican!…

CIY

CIY Believe by Jody Terrell Two weeks ago a group of Middle School students and adults from KCC traveled down to Hope College in Holland, MI for the CIY Believe conference. This is a 24 hour conference jam-packed with singing praises to God led by a high energy worship band, sermons by Kurt Johnston, the youth minister at Saddleback Church, and author of many books on youth ministry, and illusions mixed with Biblical truths performed by Brock Gill. These people…

Love Offering Exceeds Expectations!

An unannounced love offering taken up Sunday morning at KCC exceeded the amount needed to send Nathan & Cassie Cummings to the Dominican Republic with Casas Por Cristo (Houses for Christ)! $2,2683.10 was given towards the couples mission costs. Cassie writes on her Facebook page: “Thanks to the generous support from the members at Kalkaska Church of Christ we are now [un]officially fully funded for our missions trip to the DR with Casas Por Cristo! (Unofficially because the checks are…

Skeet Shoot sees over 70 Men & Boys in Attendance

The annual Men & Boys Breakfast and Skeet shoot saw record attendance with over 70 coming to the event. The event, which is in it’s 15th year, was hosted by Dean Farrier, Men’s Ministry Leader. Breakfast was made at the church building by Brett Gallagher and his crew. Training for the shoot was conducted by Kevin Davis.