Weekly News


Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome with us. 
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Ensley Weekly News

Magnify Cares – Kids Giving Project – This Sunday – December 11. Donate a collection of spare change to help pregnancy resource centers in our area. Northview and Rockford donations will go to Alpha of Grand Rapids and Ensley donations will go to Alpha of Cedar Springs.

Magnify Family Advent Conversation Cards – This Sunday! Looking for a resource to celebrate Advent with your family? Magnify’s Advent Conversation Cards will be available at each location this Sunday, November 27. Northview and Ensley will have the cards at the Kids Welcome check-in areas. Rockford will have the cards at the entrances to the auditorium.

Advent Sundays – November 27, December 4 and December 11, kids will join their parents in the auditorium for worship and lighting of the Advent candle and be dismissed to go to the foyer and check in with their small group leaders. There will be no Kid’s Programming on December 18 or December 25.

Engaged Couples – Begins December 4, 9am in Portable 3 at the Rockford location. Join us for a 7 week engaged couples class. It’s a time to learn and build your relationship as a couple with the Lord at the center of your lives, and it comes with a bonus of meeting others in your stage of life. Email Sandy or Steve Welch with questions or to sign up.

Blood Drive – Every day, Versiti Blood Center of Michigan needs more than 560 blood donations to meet hospital demand. Our winter blood drive is a great way to meet the needs of people directly in our community and connect with our neighbors who join us in donating. Please consider donating. Walk-ins welcome but registration is preferred.
Who: Anyone ages 16 and up
When and where:
December 5, 2-7pm at Magnify Northview Atrium
December 12, 1-7pm at Magnify Rockford Gym
Contact or Questions: Carol Gates, [email protected]

Year End Giving – When you give you reflect the heart of God in a unique and powerful way. Reflecting God’s generosity shapes you individually and changes the world around you. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing how partnering financially with Magnify personally transforms you and directly impacts kingdom work here and around the world. Our year-end giving goal is 1.6 million to meet our budget. Thank you for prayerfully considering how you might help us meet this goal.

Giving Update as of November 21, 2022

November 2022

Typical November 

To Date

Budgeted Income 500,400 411,291 2,886,923
Actual Income 262,015 262,015 2,329,317
Surplus (shortfall) -238,385 -149,276 -557,606


Ensley – 9am service only Birth – Grade 4
Northview – 9am service only Birth – Grade 4
Rockford – 9 & 10:50am Birth – Grade 4

For Sundays, Wednesdays and other days, visit our Students page for meeting times and places at each location.

1829 is designed for young adults. Join us at Rockford or Ensley, Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm


Our Christmas at Magnify page has all our Christmas service information for all 3 campuses. 

Visit for more information.
December 4 – Kids Christmas
December 5 – Preschool Christmas
December 5 – Northview Blood Drive
December 12 – Rockford Blood Drive


Interested in Serving at Magnify? You can use your gifts and have fun in the process. Visit this page and start the process. 



The Yoshimura family finally received their visas and arrived back, so that is a huge answer to prayer. Thank you to all of you who prayed for that. Our third graduation happens on December 3 with 18 students. We will be holding the graduation ceremony in our new chapel building.  We plan to be back in the states in December for a short 2 months to drop off Traeger. He will be attending GVSU in September 2023. Please pray for him as he transitions to life in the states after having spent 15 of his 18 years overseas. He will be living with Mike and Nancy High after we leave in February. He looks forward to getting involved at Magnify and in the 1829 ministry. Please also pray for us as we can’t yet imagine leaving him behind and how different it will be here in Mozambique without him. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers.


Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome here. If this is your first time with us or if you have been here for years, we want to connect with you.

Updated November 25, 2022