February 2024

The Invitation - What it Means to Follow Jesus

We are completing our study of the “Sermon on the Mount” this month. The end of this message is challenging and gives us both the hope of salvation and assurance of God’s love. We encourage you to take the time to hear and make this message the foundation for how you live life from this day forward. This is the Invitation of Jesus!
THE INVITATION
Be Gracious – February 4
Be Focused – February 11
Be True – February 18

The Death-Defying Life

Before Adam and Eve listened to the serpents lies there was no death. There was no struggling to get food from the earth. There was no knowledge of shame. There was no pain and struggling. There wasn’t even a rainy day. There was only a perfect world with warmth and intimate fellowship between man and God. That all changed when Adam and Eve listened to the deceptions of Satan.   

Today, death is the common denominator for all of humanity. Some die at birth. Some die due to childhood disease or accident. Some die because of the carnage of war, either directly by sword or bullet, or indirectly through hunger and sickness. Some die because of cancer or heart attack. Some die because their body ages and is worn out. However, it comes… it comes… all of us die. Death is the great equalizer and makes us all the same. Rich or poor, Asian or Hispanic, European or African, it does not matter… we all die. Yet, death is not part of God’s plan for his creation.  

In this series of messages, we will spend six weeks looking at how death got a grip on us, what it does to us, and the extreme measures that the God who created us went to rescue us from it. What we will learn is that death is not normal. It is not what we were created for, and it will not stand. Jesus has made a way for us to overcome death and find our destiny… life with God where there is no death.
 

Phase II Building News

The engineering is completed on the storm water. We are working with BWL for our water line and with the city of DeWitt on getting the permits we need. Please continue to pray for these things. We are working toward breaking ground this spring!
 

Friday Night Game Night

Upper Room Student Ministries is hosting a monthly Friday Night Game Night the first Friday of the month for the remainder of the school year. This is for students in 6th-12th grade. There will be video games, classic games, four square and more! Snacks will also be provided.
 

Let's Jump! Feb. 22nd @ 11am

Get ready for an afternoon of fun! Unlimited jumping and unlimited laser tag at Launch Trampoline Park in Lansing. For students in 6th-12th grade. Cost is $22 per person. RSVP HERE by February 6th to secure your spot! Parent or guardian MUST be the one to RSVP and sign the waiver for Launch. We will meet at the church at 11am. Return around 2:45pm.
 

All Leaders Vision Meeting - Feb. 10th @ 5pm

The Ministry staff, Elders, Ministry Leaders and Home Group leaders will be meeting at 5pm, Saturday, February 10th. We will celebrate the what God has been doing through DCC since last fall, training to become better leaders in God’s Kingdom, and laying out the vision for ministry for this winter and spring. DCC is on the move! This is a year for us to keep going and growing!
 

Pie (and Plaid) Night - Feb. 4th @ 6pm

Our Winter Gathering is being planned for Sunday Evening, February 4th at 6pm. Pie Night at DCC will be an incredible evening of fun, fellowship, party, and PIE for the ENTIRE CHURCH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite pie to share! And at the end of the evening you might even be able to take some home!
 

Give Online

Give your offering by mailing a check, texting the word "give" to 517-252-8453 (follow the prompts) or online at the DCC Giving Page.

Miss a Sunday?

All of our worship services can be found on our YouTube channel! Videos are uploaded each Sunday (there is currently a 1 week delay).

 

Birthdays

Ashley VanAlstine
February 2nd

Evie Austin
February 2nd

Lori Willett
February 5th

Tammy Keller
February 6th

Joan Dicker
February 7th

Doug Hoek
February 8th

Patty Adams
February 9th

Scott Austin
February 13th

Eric Fox
February 14th

Randy Willett
February 26th
 

Anniversaries

Eric and Ellie Fox
February 18th
Celebrating 19 years!

Jesse and Rhonda Andriessen
February 23rd
Celebrating 43 years!

Phil and Vicky Branstetter
February 25th
Celebrating 58 years!

Steve and Carol Erwin
February 27th
Celebrating 42 years!