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  • Giving | ORC

    How you can give and help our church and our community Giving page top In Person Attend one of our services on Sunday and you can have an opportunity to give when the offering plate is passed through your seating. You may place cash, checks, or giving envelopes in the offering plate. BY MAIL Mail your check to: Ottawa Reformed Church 11390 Stanton Street West Olive, MI 49460 Attn: Treasurer ONLINE We have partnered with Tithe.ly as a safe and easy method of online giving. You can give to Ottawa Reformed Church online through Credit, Debit and ACH bank transactions as well as choose the frequency of your giving. Whether you forgot your checkbook, you're sick, or you embrace the digital world, online giving is a great tool to give to ORC at any time. ​ Go to Tithe.ly ways to give: In Person Attend one of our services on Sunday and you can have an opportunity to give when the offering plate is passed through your seating. You may place cash, checks, or giving envelopes in the offering plate. BY MAIL Mail your check to: Ottawa Reformed Church 11390 Stanton Street West Olive, MI 49460 Attn: Treasurer ONLINE We have partnered with Tithe.ly as a safe and easy method of online giving. You can give to Ottawa Reformed Church online through credit, debit and ACH bank transactions and choose the frequency of your giving. Online giving is a convenient way to give to ORC at any time. Or...take out a specified amount from your bank account based on an established schedule using an E-tithing Authorization Form thru ACH bank transactions. Go to Tithe.ly Ways to Give more ways to get involved kids hope Kids Hope USA is a one-on-one mentoring opportunity where mentors spend one hour a week with their student who is considered an 'at-risk' elementary school child. We follow the "One Child, One Hour, One Church, One School at a time" of Kids Hope USA. Ottawa is partnered with Roosevelt Elementary School in the Zeeland community. More about Kids Hope at ORC. Hand2hand Hand2Hand Ministries is a resource for children at Roosevelt School facing hunger over the weekend. Healthy food is provided for these children so they have a greater opportunity to succeed academically, emotionally, and physically. More about Hand2Hand at ORC . More Ways to Get Involved community and Global GATEWAY mission Ottawa Reformed Church works with the Gateway Mission, along with other area churches, to help meet the needs of our community, individuals and families. There are various ways to receive assistance or get involved and volunteer through Biblically based programs and services. Opportunities through the Holland Rescue Mission include: Emergency Shelter Assistant, Facilities Assistant, Mentoring, Thrift Store Assistant, Kitchen Assistant, Barber/Beautician, and more. Love inc Ottawa Reformed Church works with Love INC , along with other area churches, to help meet the needs of our community, individuals and families. There are various ways to receive assistance or get involved and volunteer. Opportunities through Love INC. include: prayer, Life Skill Program, bike repair, food pantry, furniture, work search, New to You store, transportation, medical equipment, car repair, new closet, Christmas assistance, Love N Stitches, ESL and SKILL (Showing Kindness in Labors of Love) small home repair projects. ​ Our local Love INC GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT Missions - The people of Ottawa are committed to serving with their skills to meet needs both locally and around the globe. Supported Missionaries & Missions - Larry Barber (Church of Grace) Austin & Tate Bonnema , (Overland Missions) Campus Ministries (Grand Valley State Univ. ) CranHill Ranch Mission India Multiplication Network Ministries Daniel (GlobalGrace Fellowship ) Right to Life of Holland Brian & Sheryl Roby (Mission to the World ) Jacob Tornga (Int'l Assoc. for Refugees ) Chad & Dara Vanden Bosh - Mozambique ( Audio Scripture Ministries ) Western Theological Seminary Words of Hope, Grand Rapids, MI Barbara Yandell (Horizons International ) Community & Global

  • Church | Ottawa Reformed Church | West Olive

    A Real Church of Real People Ottawa Reformed Church Welcome We believe that “church” is not a building. It is people in relationship with God because people matter. We seek to be a real church of real people living in a real world searching for real answers. Join us to discover more. July Preaching Schedule 7/7. AM - Dr Jim. PM - Pastor Mike 7/14. AM - Pastor Mike. PM - Dr Jim 7/21. AM - Dr Jim. PM - Pastor Mike 7/28. AM - Dr Jim. PM - Dr Jim ​ ​ Morning Sermon Series: PROVIDENCE ​ Student Registration Upcoming Events Calendar Sunday Worship Services: 9:30 AM & 5:00 PM Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Sermons Location Our Ministries Young Children NURSERY CHILDREN & WORSHIP SUNDAY SCHOOL CREW (Wednesday) VBS Youth JR. HIGH YOUTH SR. HIGH YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL GEMS/CADETS ( Wed.) PRAISE TEAM BIBLES & BOWS KIDS' ARCHERY ORC PLAYERS ORC DANCE Young Adults YAP PRAISE TEAM ORC PLAYERS ORC DANCE Adults MEN'S RECHARGE PRAISE TEAM BIBLE STUDIES HOME BIBLE STUDIES LAMB LYNNELLE PIERCE SINGLE WOMEN'S More... HAND2HAND HEALTH MINISTRIES KIDS HOPE LIBRARY MEN'S BASKETBALL ORC OUTDOORS BIBLES & BOWS TOOL TIME MINISTRIES WIT & WISDOM WOW KNITTING ​ Giving

  • Young Children | Ottawa Reformed Church | West Olive

    Young Children We offer a nursery for both of our Sunday services staffed by two adults and one youth age ten or older. The nursery is located in room 6 in the lower level of the church (All volunteers have passed a background check). ​ Nursery Children & Worship Children & Worship is an exciting way that young children, ages 3 years through Kindergarten , experience God while learning about God. We worship in a special place apart from the congregation so that the children learn a joyful way to worship God. The children are dismissed to "Children and Worship" following the Children's message. We use a sensorimotor style of storytelling where God is experienced. The children respond to the stories of God through working with the story figures and art materials. The intent of worship is to experience and praise God. We learn that God is one of mystery, awe and wonder. We worship God using a greeting, praise song, Biblical stories and parables, prayer and blessing. This remarkably provides a way for young children to tell stories about God to others! Sunday School Sunday School classes are offered for all ages following the morning service from 11:00 -11:45 AM. Regular classes begin September 15, 2024, and will conclude on May 18, 2025. CREW - Children Really Exploring the Word CREW is for children ages 3 years through 1st grade . Children have the opportunity to participate with their peers while learning Biblical truths in story and song. The goal of this ministry is to enjoy God together as we learn and grow in Him. We meet in classrooms in the lower level of the church building from 6:30-8:00 PM on Wednesday nights from September 18, 2024 through March 26, 2025.

  • Our Team | Ottawa Reformed Church | West Olive

    Our Team Dr. Jim Poit ​ Pastor of Preaching, Teaching & Outreach jpoit@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 101 Rev. Michael Van Buren Pastor of Administration & Congregational Care mvanburen@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 102 Our Team Kristin Bredeweg Worship Coordinator kbredeweg@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 103 ​ Michelle Bekius Children's Education Director mbekius@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 104 Lori Geerts Kids Hope USA Director lgeerts@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 105 Danielle Thomas Junior High Youth Director dthomas@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 115 Barb Prince Administrative Assistant office@ottawareformed.org or bprince@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 108 Dan Hughes Facility Custodian dhughes@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 106 Lexi Kleinjans CREW Coordinator akleinjans@ottawareformed.org (616) 209-2126 Kristi Geertman Lead Administrative Assistant office@ottawareformed.org or kgeertman@ottawareformed.org (616) 512-9251 ext. 108 Lesa Nienhuis Sunday School Coordinator lnienhuis@ottawareformed.org (616) 808-6601 OTTAWA REFORMED CHURCH 2024/2025 CONSISTORY ELDERS DEACONS Mark Boersema Terry Geertman Craig Bekius Brent Nyenhuis Tim Emmert Tom Hill Ken Prince Jon Nienhuis Zach Wabeke Ryan Bekius Jake Visser Andrew Geertman Andrew Prince Roger Whitman EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Pastor of Preaching, Teaching & Outreach Dr. Jim Poit 512.9251 ext.101 President Pastor Michael Van Buren 512.9251 ext.102 Vice President Terry Geertman Clerk Craig Bekius Treasurer Jake Visser Chairman of Deacons Roger Whitman Members at Large Glenn Emmert & Bernie Schipper Financial Administrator Kevin Bekius 2024/2025 COUNCIL CHAIRPERSONS Business Administration Pastor Michael Van Buren 512.9251 ext.102 Congregational Care Pastor Michael Van Buren 512.9251 ext.102 Outreach Dr. Jim Poit 512.9521 ext.101 Spiritual Formation Dr. Jim Poit 512.9521 ext.101 Worship Dr. Jim Poit 512.9251 ext.101 CHURCH DIRECTORY Administrative Assistants Kristi Geertman, Barb Prince 512.9251 ext.108 Children’s Education Director Michelle Bekius 512.9251 ext.104 Worship Coordinator Kristin Bredeweg 512.9251 ext.103 Kids Hope Director Lori Geerts 512.9251 ext.105 Jr. High Youth Director Danielle Thomas S r. High Youth Dir ector Emily DeGlopper Facility Administrator Tim Emmert Facility Custodian Dan Hughes 512.9251 ext.106 Sunday School Coordinator Lesa Nienhuis Sunday School Superintendent Jeremy Bekius Cadets Ed Schrotenboer GEMS Girls’ Club Denise Miedema Children & Worship Michelle Bekius Nursery Coordinators Rachel Hughes & Kathleen Wabeke CREW Coordinator Lexi Kleinjans Coffee & Juice Coordinator Marie Grassmid Flowers & Decorations Coordinator Elaine Briar Greeter Coordinator Barb Vander Zwaag Hand2Hand Ministry Kim Dunn Librarian Sandy DeGlopper Meal Ministry Coordinator Barb Prince Medical Assistance Ministry Elisabeth VanderZwaag ORC Outdoors Roger Whitman ORC Players Jeff Coffey Safety Team Coordinator Ed Schrotenboer Small Groups Coordinator Nancy Haveman Social Committee Tim & Amy Emmert Sound & Screen Coordinator Kristin Bredeweg 512.9251 ext.103 Wit & Wisdom Richard Dawki ns & Nancy Haveman WOW Knitting Sandy De Glopper YAP Michelle Bekius & Kim Geertman Christian Education Assistance Fund Board Members Jeremy Bekius, Brent Miedema, Ken Prince, Angela Soulliere & Zach Wabeke

  • Consistory Notes | ORC

    consistory notes July 2024 June 2024 Annual Congregational Meeting Minutes May 5, 2024 May 2024

  • Events/Engage | ORC

    Events/Engage See many more ways to get involved on "Our Ministries " page. Upcoming Events Calendar Giving Member Login Upcoming Events Upcoming Events Multiple Dates Kids' Softball League Wed, Jul 10 Ottawa Reformed Church Jul 10, 2024, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton St, West Olive, MI 49460, USA Jul 10, 2024, 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton St, West Olive, MI 49460, USA Learn more Multiple Dates Co-Ed Softball League Thu, Jul 11 Edgar Field (at South Olive CRC) Jul 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Edgar Field (at South Olive CRC), 6425 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424, USA Jul 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Edgar Field (at South Olive CRC), 6425 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424, USA Learn more HUNTER SAFETY COURSE Thu, Aug 01 Ottawa Reformed Church Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton St, West Olive, MI 49460, USA Aug 01, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton St, West Olive, MI 49460, USA REGISTRATION OPENS ON JULY 1st on the Michigan DNR website Register/Details Multiple Dates Lynnelle Pierce Bible Study Mon, Aug 05 Ottawa Reformed Church Aug 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton St, West Olive, MI 49460, USA Aug 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton St, West Olive, MI 49460, USA Learn more future events:

  • Young Adults | Ottawa Reformed Church | West Olive

    Young Adults Young Adult People (YAP) YAP is dinner, Bible Study, and discussion for all Young Adult People age 18-30. Join us as we grow spiritually and have awesome fellowship with lots of fun! We meet the first and third Sunday of every month from 6:30-8:00 PM from September through April. #growingspiritually #awesomefellowship #lotsoffun Praise Team ORC Players The Ottawa Reformed Church Players is a collection of youth and young adults that express their love for Christ through acting, dance and song. The group consists of up to 30 people between the ages of 5 through early twenties. The make-up is not only members and friends of ORC but, also represents kids from surrounding communities. The group puts on a number of different types of quality performances throughout the year. Shows range from full scale plays with singing and dancing at local theaters, to smaller performances during church worship services. ORC Players is open to any youth with or without experience. The group consists of a nice combination of experienced actors and actresses, and people with little to no experience. No auditions needed - just the desire to have fun & entertain! ORC Dance Dance class is on Monday evenings in February, March and April. Boys and girls, ages 5 and up, of all skill level are welcome to join. Class will be from 6:30-7:30 PM and is located in the Grace Center Gym. This is a fun class that helps kids learn gymnastics skills, dance technique, social skills - all while worshiping Jesus Christ! Praise Team generally meets on Wednesday evenings to practice for Sunday morning service. ​ This is not a team for professionals. In fact, it's a team for "all in" Jesus lovin' people who wanna use their gift of music to praise the One who gave His gift to us and help prepare the hearts of people to receive the spoken word of God. ​ Age is just a number ... so if you love Jesus, you're the perfect age for this team! ​ Contact Kristin to join! kbredeweg@ottawareformed.org

  • Kristi | ORC

    Kristi serves as our Lead Administrative Assistant. She loves her job as she gets to use her gifts and abilities to serve the Lord daily. As a lifelong member and second-generation Administrative Assistant, Kristi has a great love for the church members and the surrounding community. She has been married to her husband, Terry, (also a lifelong member of Ottawa Reformed Church) since 1991. They have two sons and two wonderful daughters-in-law. In addition to her staff position, Kristi serves voluntarily in the Wednesday Night CREW program, and she actively participates in Outreach and Congregational Care Events.

  • Media | Ottawa Reformed Church | West Olive

    sermons Watch our video sermons here . We have links to both our morning and evening worship services as well as special services. ​ ​ bulletins View and/or print our weekly bulletin here to stay informed of what's happening at Ottawa even when you're not able to join us physically. ​ We keep bulletins on our website for 3 months. online bible Online reading with Bible Gateway. Read or listen to, "Verse of the Day", search by topic, book, chapter and many other ways.

  • Youth | Ottawa Reformed Church | West Olive

    Youth Jr. High Youth Sunday School is a place for middle school students to deepen their understanding of who God is, the Bible, and the church's beliefs. We meet in the Junior High Room in the GRACE Center (GC 104) from 11:00-11:45 AM. Junior High Youth Group is for students in 7th & 8th grade. Join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00 PM in the Youth Room of the church's lower level. We meet September 20, 2023 - March 27, 2024. ​ Our time together consists of games, teaching, and small groups. We play a variety of games to build friendships. During our teaching time, we focus on the Great Commandment: How to love God, love others, and love ourselves. Small groups are when the night's teachings are discussed and applied to help students grow in relationships with other believers. ​ Other opportunities include fun events, local service projects, and a winter retreat. Join us as we learn about God together! Friends are always welcome! Sr. High Youth Sunday School is a place for high school students to deepen their understanding of who God is, the Bible, and the church's beliefs. We meet in the Youth Room in the church's lower level from 11:00-11:45 AM. Senior High Youth Group is for students in 9th-12th grade. Join us on Sunday nights from 6:15-8:00 PM in the Youth Room in the church's lower level September 17, 2023 - May 5, 2024. Please see our current schedule here . ​ Our time together consists of games, teaching, and small groups. We play a variety of games to build friendships. During our teaching time, we focus on the Great Commandment: How to love God, love others, and love ourselves. Small groups are when the night's teachings are discussed and applied to help students grow in relationships with other believers. ​ Other opportunities include fun events, local service projects, a winter retreat, and a summer mission trip. Join us as we learn about God together! Friends are always welcome! GEMS - Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior Ottawa Reformed GEMS welcomes girls in 2nd-6th grades. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in the GRACE Center from September 20, 2023 through March 27, 2024. Each week we explore God's Word and learn through Bible lesson, singing, and prayer. We also enjoy time together earning badges and working on craft projects. Our 2023-24 theme is "RISE UP: LESSONS FROM QUEEN ESTHER." We will learn who God is, discover who God made us to be, and be equipped to read God's Word at club and at home so we can stand strong & courageous no matter our circumstances. Our 2023-24 theme verse is Isaiah 40:31 "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint". Our club verse is Micah 6:8b... "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Special activities include a fall pumpkin walk, the Pinewood Derby, a mother & daughter event, and more! Cadets The Ottawa Reformed Cadets is for boys in 2nd-6th grades. Our Cadet ministry is led by a committed group of men who maintain a goal of leading boys to walk in the light of Jesus Christ. We meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM in the GRACE Center from September 20, 2023 thru March 27, 2024. Activities include a lesson from our Quest Bible Lesson and time used to earn badges, build crafts or explore God's creation. Special events include camping trips, Fall Fun Fest, Snow Derby, and the Pinewood Derby. The official sport of our Cadet group is Dodge Ball! Kids' Archery League meets in January and February. It is not meeting at this time. ​ Bring your own compound or traditional bow, or use one of ours! ​ Kids Archery League Bibles & Bows involves archery & Bible study! All adults and children 10 years old and older accompanied by an adult are welcome to come shoot. Following the “bows”, any or all persons that came to shoot are encouraged to join us in studying God’s Word. ​ Join us for six weeks on Tuesday evenings in the GRACE Center gym. Bibles & Bows meet in February and March. ​ This offering is supported by ORC Outdoors. For more information, email "orcoutdoors@gmail.com ". Bibles & Bows Praise Team Hallelujiah! Praise the Lord! Praise God in His Sanctuary! ​ Are you someone who is sitting in your church seat, when all of a sudden, the Praise Team starts heading up the stairs and you're already excited and start to tap your feet a bit, or maybe it's your hands against your legs, starting to pound a beat, wondering what song will they lead off or what instruments will be used?? If that sounds like YOU... it's time to get our of your seat 'cuz we have a place for you and a team to join, praises to lift high and a JESUS to love by worshipping Him in spirit and song, giving Him all glory due Him!! This is not a team for professionals. As a matter of fact, it's a team for "all in" Jesus lovin' people who wanna use their gift of music to praise the One who gave their gift to them and to help prepare the hearts of people to receive the spoken word of God. We laugh alot, we help each other out, we gain new friendships, we encourage each other and we give of our BEST in our singing and playing to lift His name up! Any further questions about this ministry, please contact Kristin at kbredeweg@ottawareformed.org ORC Dance Dance class is on Monday evenings in February through April. Boys and girls, ages 5 and up, of all skill level are welcome to join. Class are from 6:30-7:30 PM and is located in the Grace Center Gym. This is a fun class that helps kids learn gymnastics skills, dance technique, social skills - all while worshiping Jesus Christ! ORC Players The Ottawa Reformed Church Players is a collection of youth and young adults that express their love for Christ through acting, dance and song. The group consists of up to 30 people between the ages of 5 through early twenties. The make-up is not only members and friends of ORC but, also represents kids from surrounding communities. The group puts on a number of different types of quality performances throughout the year. Shows range from full scale plays with singing and dancing at local theaters, to smaller performances during church worship services. ORC Players is open to any youth with or without experience. The group consists of a nice combination of experienced actors and actresses, and people with little to no experience. No auditions needed - just the desire to have fun & entertain!

  • Location | Ottawa Reformed Church | West Olive

    Ottawa Reformed Church is located at 11390 Stanton Street in West Olive, MI 49460. We are between 112th Avenue and 120th Avenue. You can contact us at (616) 512-9251.

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