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August 3, 2019

Sermons & Services

Upcoming sermon on August 4 
based on Mark 6:30-44:

Upcoming sermon on July 28 
based on Romans 8:12-17:

Our current sermon series is based in the Gospel of Mark.  Join us every Sunday morning this summer at 10:00 am as we learn more about the incredible miracles and teachings of Jesus.


Youth Impact Trip REPORT BACK
Sunday, August 25  //  8:45 AM
Rooms 305/307/309

Everyone invited! Light refreshments provided. Come hear how the Lord worked in and through our JAM and X-treeme students this summer in Baltimore, Butler, and Discipleship Adventure. Join us! 

Backpack Bash
Thursday, August 15 • 5:30-8:00 pm
North Midland Family Center
2601 East Shearer Road • Midland

Pick up a tag in the lobby this week! Our goal is to provide over 100 filled backpacks for children in need in North Midland.

School Supply Collection
For Central Park Elementary 

Pick up a tag in the lobby and bring supplies to GoLocal Display at Midland Free by Sunday, August 25. THANK YOU!

Potluck Meals Needed!
Outdoor Picnic - August 18
Please register to bring a potluck dish to the picnic on Sunday, August 18th. Dishes needed include:
  • Salads:  coleslaw, fruit salad, pasta salad, etc.
  • Side Dishes:  baked beans, cheesey potatoes, veggie casserole, etc.
  • Desserts, precut (2 1/2 doz):  cookies/bars, cupcakes, Rice Krispies, brownies, etc.
Volunteers also needed for the following roles:
  • Set up & Clean Up
  • Beverage Servers
  • Food Servers

Back by popular demand!

Tami Johnson will discuss her three months as a teacher and khawaja (foreigner) among the Dinka of South Sudan at 11:30 AM on Sunday, August 11th in Room 307. Everyone invited!

BLAST Children's Ministry Fall Orientation
Choose a date: Monday, August 19 • 5:30-8:00 pm or Wednesday, August 21 • 9:30 am-12:00 pm 
Register HERE

New Volunteer Display
Visit our new HELP WANTED Volunteer Display Wall in the Lobby! Some serving opportunities are urgent, while many are ongoing. Each month we will also highlight a special volunteer serving in our church. How will God use you?! 

JAM Youth Activities Week
for 6th - 8th Graders
August 19-22, 2019


for the Malay

August 20  7:00 pm  South Atrium
Join the Malay Focus Team (MFT) for an evening of prayer for the Malay. Meets from 7:00-9:00 pm in the South Atrium on August 20. Click here for more details and prayer prompts. 

Church Library Summer Hours
Sundays, 9:30-10:00 am and 11:15-11:45 am

Every Sunday through August 18 please check-in your elementary aged kids (finished K-5th grade) as usual and bring them to the 10:00 AM service to worship with you. They will be dismissed after the singing ends like they normally do during the second service.  After the service concludes, you may pick them up in the Kids Worship room (109/116).  Infants to 4's/young 5's kids will check in and go directly to their classrooms as normal.

Summer Events

Baptism Class

Would you like to be baptized during the Outdoor Baptism & Picnic event on August 18th? Please attend this Baptism Class. Meets in Gathering Room A (near the Church Library). REGISTER HERE



All families with children are invited  this summer for play dates at Central Park Elementary on Tuesdays at 11:00 am from June 11 - August 20. In conjunction with the Meet Up and Eat Up program, lunch is served in  the school building from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm for all kids under 18!

Parents & caregivers, please bring your own lunches. You can also bring blankets and chairs as picnic tables are unavailable. Come and go as you please. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Guys, you're invited to the Wednesday Morning Bible Study at 6:00 AM. We meet at Big E’s Grill located inside the Holiday Inn.  More details here.

Summer Gatherings
All young adults (ages 22-35) are invited to Plymouth Park every Wednesday this summer at 7:00 pm from June 19 - August 28. Meet at the picnic tables just south of the FUN ZONE play area. We have a fun summer planned and will alternate between Bible study, prayer, and social activities. Questions? Call/text Parker Hoye at 989-948-0461.



X-Treeme Beach Party
Thursday, August 15 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Sanford Beach Park


All women invited! The greatest privilege we have as Christians is the privilege of a growing, dynamic relationship with God through prayer. Come join us for a special evening as we hear from Kim Goodnight on “Praying Through the Seasons of Life.”

This event is free and light snacks will be served.
Please register by August 25.

Ministry Highlights

Open Door Soup Kitchen 
Fall 2019 Volunteers Needed:
Join the Midland Free team serving on Tuesdays OR every first & fourth Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm this fall.  You can choose how often you would like to serve: monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly. Please contact Christy Ferguson who is organizing the team:

Uganda Report Back

Save the date! Anthony & Sara Sytsma will share about their work with World Renew in Uganda on Sunday, September 15th at 9:00 am in Room 308. Everyone invited!

Men's Purity Group

 A new Men’s Purity Group will be meeting for the summer on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM  in Room 300. 
Click here for more information.
Contact our confidential email

Visit our new Stephen Ministry web page . This training would benefit anyone who cares for others including parents, teachers, community agencies, or other professionals who work one-on-one with others. This training is also required for those interested in becoming Stephen's Ministers. CLICK HERE for more details about the training.

We need you!
Please prayerfully consider serving in our BLAST Children's Ministry this summer! You could serve as a Classroom Assistant, Craft Coordinator, Guest/Child Check-in, or a Safety4Kids Team Member or Supervisor.  Help be the hands and feet of Jesus and show His love to children!

Please contact Chelsea if you can serve in BLAST Children's Ministry:
989.430.7762 or

Join the MEAL TEAM!
If you enjoy cooking meals for others, please prayerfully consider joining the Meal Team! You will prepare and deliver a meal to a Midland Free family during a time of illness, family loss, recovery from surgery or other special circumstances. Please email if you can serve in this way. Thank you!

Vehicle Donations at Midland Free
Two families at Midland Free need a donated vehicle that works and is dependable. If the Lord is leading you to donate a vehicle please contact pastor Gib at or 989-631-4411, ext 1016. Thank you!


Praying for Tatarstan
 Praise God that the weekly prayer distribution list for Tatarstan is growing. Do you want to be part of what God is doing in Tatarstan?
You can sign up here.

Praying for our Elders, Pastors, and Congregation

Please join us in praying for our pastors, elders and congregation as we seek God for his direction, wisdom and unity over the next few months. To sign up for this prayer movement at Midland Free, VISIT THIS LINK.

You have two opportunities to pray during this movement:

1. Corporately once a month - these prayer “meetings” will be via online video conferencing on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

2. Privately once a week - we will send you an email with prayer prompts to assist your prayer time throughout the week.

We encourage you to participate in both corporate and private intercession. Either can be accessed from any device as long as you have an Internet connection and a working email address.

It is our hope that using this kind of technology and time frame will allow us to pray "together" by removing some of the obstacles for our younger families (from home and after bedtime), and for all of us who struggle with full schedules where extra driving time can make or break our ability to participate.

Please join us in asking God to shape our hearts, minds and future ministry at Midland Free. To sign up,
click here. 
Baby Announcements

Congratulations to Joe & Erin Rivard on
the birth of their son, Wade Austin
on December 2, 2018.
Welcome to Midland Free, Wade! 


Congratulations to Jason & Jasween Webb on
the birth of their daughter, Aliyah Rae
on January 4, 2019.
Welcome to Midland Free, Aliyah! 

Congratulations to Jacob & Cyndi Bartuszevige on
the birth of their daughter, Sophie Grace
on February 9, 2019.
Welcome to Midland Free, Sophie! 

Congratulations to Alan & Christy Drummond on
the birth of their son, Elijah Lucas Rafael
on April 7, 2019.
Welcome to Midland Free, Elijah! 

Congratulations to Eric & Carrie Smith on
the birth of their daughter, Hannah Grace
on April 18, 2019.
Welcome to Midland Free, Hannah! 

Congratulations to Dan & Angie Dickinson on
the birth of their daughter, Rosalie Cait
on May 22, 2019.
Welcome to Midland Free, Rosalie! 

Congratulations to Brad & Marcy Phillips on
the birth of their son, Maxwell Joseph
on June 12, 2019.
Welcome to Midland Free, Maxwell! 

Congratulations to Peter & MiKayla Miller on
the birth of their son, Milo Henry
on June 20, 2019.
Welcome to Midland Free, Milo! 


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