Weekly News


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We are grateful to maintain our ability to gather together. In order for this to be possible, each member of our church family must do their part by being considerate of the health and safety of themselves and others. This means that if you show symptoms of any sickness or are exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, we ask you to worship with us online until it’s safe to return to an in-person gathering. 

Magnify at Northview, Ensley & Rockford Locations – We ask that you wear a mask as you move through our buildings, once you are seated you may remove your mask. For additional information check out our Sunday Experience page.

Annual Business Meeting – May 23 at 6pm. Q and A times are at the Rockford Location, room 304 on May 16, 10:15-10:45am and May 23, 10:15-10:45am or 4:45-5:45pm. You may also contact Tim Hoyt or Andrew Bauer. More info here.

Summer 2021 for Kids & Students – We are excited for our kids and students at Magnify to have the opportunities to learn, serve and have fun this summer. Check out what is happening this summer at all of our locations. Note: when registrations are available links will be provided.

Giving Update as of April 26, 2021

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The 1829 Alaska Mission Team is once again doing work projects for fundraising for their mission trip this July. Do you have mulching, spring clean-up or some projects you have been wanting to get done around the house/yard? We likely can help with that. For more information email Anna, [email protected].

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Kevin Cochrane – Japan
Greetings from Michigan!

As some of you know, I am actually home in the States for a short visit. I’m happy to share that I will be in Grand Rapids from May 9-28. I am looking forward to reconnecting with many of you while I am home. I’m planning to be at the Northview Campus on May 9 and the Rockford Campus on May 16. If you see me walking around, please don’t be shy. I would love to meet you or reconnect with you. God is continuing to work in different Japanese hearts in Sendai, Japan. My teammates and I wrapped up a 20 week Discovery Bible Study with 3 non-Christians a few months ago. I am continuing to do a Japanese Bible study with 2 other Japanese young men. I also have finally launched my evangelistic YouTube channel and have begun posting videos. If you are interested, you can check it out at My church planting team is still prayerfully searching for the right place to gather on Sunday mornings. Covid-19 and other factors have made it difficult to find a place to rent. We are confident God will provide the right place at the right time. In the meantime, we are continuing to build relationships and share Jesus with contacts who are showing spiritual interest. 

As for prayer, these are my biggest requests:
-A restful and fruitful visit in the States
-For God to bless and use my YouTube Channel to point many Japanese to Christ
-For our church to see many salvations in 2021

Thank you for your continued partnership! I hope to see many of you while I am home this month. 

Updated May 6, 2021