February 2020

We certainly can't complain about the weather given the mild winter we've had so far.  But with temperatures reaching 50 degrees here in West Michigan in the last couple of days and the groundhog predicting an early Spring, we can certainly be excused for feeling a bit of excitement over the promise of the coming season!

The excitement of impending Spring in no way overshadows the energy in our building this time of year.  In addition to our twice-weekly open-to-the-public events and our 3rd Saturday Family Fun Day, we have 22 rental events and other activities on our schedule for the month of February.  All told, we'll open our doors 30 times in 29 days this month (yup, it's leap year)!

With more than 5,000 people walking through our doors over the next few weeks, our prayer remains the same:  that each and every one of our guests will experience a safe, fun, and encouraging sense of community and that we'll be faithful in sharing God's love with everyone who visits us!

Our new skatechurch ministry kicked off this past September and has been a rousing success.  Every Monday evening from 5pm to 7pm we invite area middle and high schoolers to join us for a free skate session and a time of sharing the Good News.

Attendance has been encouraging and we've had several professional skateboarders attend and share their testimonies.  This ministry is a partnership with Berkley Hills Church and is led by pastor Kirk Bierens.  Check out skatechurchGR on Instagram @skatechurchgr or contact pastor Kirk at kirk@berkleyhills.org for additional information.


We held our first-ever Spring break family event last year and nearly 600 people attended.  This year's event will be held on TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 7, FROM 6PM-9PM.

Join us for an evening of family fun that will include carnival games, inflatables, door prizes, and all the regular activities we offer.  Our cafe will also be open for cash sales.  If you can't make it to Florida for Spring break, join us for the next best thing!

In this month's regular feature we're introducing you to Andy Wawrzyniak and Kali Wynsma.  Yes, that's an engagement picture to the left, so we thought we'd highlight them together!  In addition to their service at 3MP, Kali is a nursing student at Davenport University and Andy is studying to be a paramedic while working for Life EMS.

We asked the Andy & Kali the following questions:

* How long have you been staff members at 3MP? 
Since just after we graduated from high school - almost 4 years.
* What is your favorite memory of your time at 3MP?
The very first school supply giveaway event at 3MP in 2017.  We had no idea what attendance might be.  Our executive director guessed maybe 200-300 people would show up.  By the end of the evening more than 950 people had walked through our doors.  The crowd was crazy big and it was a super-cool experience!
* What do you like to do when you're not serving at 3MP?
Go to our cottage and fish, walk our dog (Remy), and have game nights with friends.
* What is one thing on your bucket list?  Visit Alaska to see the northern lights.
* Give us 3 words that describe 3MP to you: Laughter, faith, and fun,

Thank you to Andy & Kali for being a vital part of Team3MP and for their love and concern for every person who walks through our doors!
Issue: 31



To provide a safe, exciting and encouraging environment where young people can be part of a positive community and where they can be encouraged in their emotional, physical, and spiritual development.




7th - 9th grades
Friday 7pm-10pm

5th & 6th grades
Saturday 6pm-9pm

3rd Saturday 
Family Fun Day
3rd Saturday of each month

Our next 3rd Saturday 
Family Fun Day
takes place on Saturday, February 15.  Join us as we offer a free Valentines Day craft, a Basketball 'Lightning' Competition, and some great door prize giveaways!


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