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You Heard It Hear First

By FirstCutlervilleCRC
Welcome to the First Cutlerville Christian Reformed Podcast!
Host and Student Ministries Coordinator Sami DeYoung connects with guests to discuss the people, community and ministries of First Cutlerville CRC.
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Seth, Hillary, Faith and Eden Meyer!
Tune in for a fun interview with Seth and Hillary Meyer, and we get a special visit from their two girls who wanted to say hello!  We take some time to get to know them, chat about joining a new church and so much more!  Enjoy! 
38:17
September 23, 2022
You Heard it Here First turns ONE!
A whole year of podcasting is in the books!  We hope you enjoy this fun conversation between Sami and Pastor Josh.  Pre-warning we laugh a lot and talk about buffalo chicken wings for way too long.   We discuss what we have coming up for this ministry year as well as take a look back at some of the interviews from this past year. 
25:40
September 01, 2022
Josie Meengs and Kate Niewiek: Listen to us laugh a lot
Enjoy this fun conversation with Josie Meengs and Kate Niewiek!  We chat all things youth group, mission trips and tennis.  We also discuss going in to their junior year of high school and what Sami named their cars.  
33:03
August 26, 2022
Mission Trip Recap with Drew Quakkelaar
Want to hear about what a high school mission trip is really like?  Tune in for this great conversation with South Christian 2022 Graduate Drew Quakkelaar and he and Sami chat all things summer mission trips.  They discuss past mission trips, high lights, lesson learned, impacts mission trips have and so much more! 
37:41
July 22, 2022
Ministry Year Recap
Tune in for our last podcast episode for this ministry year!  Pastor Josh, Sami and Heidi chat about some of their highlights from this past ministry year before going on a little "summer break".  Enjoy! 
21:57
June 10, 2022
This one's for the gals!
The beginning of this episode is a little chaotic, so sorry for that!  Tune in for a great conversation about the book "Enough".  Olivia Baar and Sami discuss some of their big take aways from the book and how they try to implement them in their daily lives.   The episode was recorded in April, so ignore the part about the weather! :)  Today's conversation is also aimed more towards young women.  Enjoy! 
29:32
June 03, 2022
The DOCK Director Craig VanHill
Tune in for a great conversation about what the DOCK has to offer and how you can get involved.  
34:29
May 27, 2022
Carly Meulenberg talks Amiina Ministries
Tune in for a fun conversation with Carly Meulenberg about her experience with Amiina Ministries and the way mission trips have impacted her life.  
29:43
May 20, 2022
An inside look at Byron Center Christian School
On today's episode Sami chats with the Director of Operations and Family Relationships, Andrew Reidsma.  We talk about what that role is and why it's important, as well as what is going on at Byron Christian currently and how the church and Christian schools can connect.  Tune in for a great interview!  
28:43
May 13, 2022
Let's learn about Kid's Hope
On today's episode we get to learn a bit more about the Kid's Hope program and our new Kid's Hope Director, Stephanie VanDrunen!  Tune in for a great interview :) 
32:40
May 06, 2022
Let's talk about GEMS
Get to know our GEMS Coordinators, Julie Fennema and Joscelyn Dekker a little bit today as well as learn some of the behind-the-scenes things that go into planning and coordinating GEMS meetings and events. 
37:25
April 29, 2022
Ruth DeYoung (aka Sami's mom!)
Tune in for a great conversation between a mother and daughter!  Sami's mom, Ruth DeYoung, is in studio today to talk about First Cutlerville's meal ministry as well as Ruth's live long love of evangelism.  
28:53
April 22, 2022
Leader Evan Heemstra
Tune in for a fun episode to get to know one of our high school youth group leaders, Evan Heemstra!  We chat life, youth group, mission trips, retreats and so much more!
36:28
April 15, 2022
Spring break Announcement
Taking a little break for Spring Break! 
01:11
March 31, 2022
Catch up with the Bronsinks!
Tune in for a great conversation with one of our missionary families, Brian and Erin Bronsink.  We chat about their life in Lithuania and other mission trips they have been on and so much more! 
47:06
March 25, 2022
Worship 1: Heidi Wassink
Tune in to learn a bit about our Worship Coordinator, Mrs. Heidi Wassink
33:35
March 18, 2022
Justin Van Zee!
On today's episode Sami chatted with one of the missionaries we support, Justin Van Zee.  He is serving in Cambodia currently, so tune in for a great conversation about all the ways he serves there. 
42:12
March 11, 2022
Grace Adventures Ranch Manager
Tune in for a bit of a longer episode today to hear from Grace Adventures Ranch Manager Tim Younglove.  We talk ranch ministry, how he got his role, horses, injuries and so much more! 
43:33
March 04, 2022
Let's talk about Gen Z
On today's episode we switch things up a bit from our regular interviews.  Sami brings in Pastor Josh to chat about Generation Z and how to best minister to them. Here is a link to the book discussed in today's episode! Engaging Generation Z: Raising the Bar for Youth Ministry: McKnight, Tim: 9780825445934: Amazon.com: Books
39:13
February 23, 2022
Ellie Mulder: Worship 3
Tune in for a great interview with one of our Worship Coordinators, Ellie Mulder.  We chat about youth group, college, her musical talents, other hobbies and her role here at First Cutlerville as a Worship Coordinator.   Enjoy! 
31:54
February 17, 2022
Mr. Glen Walstra!
On today's episode we get to hear about one of First Cutlerville's long time members, Glen Walstra.  He talks about some jobs he has had, some fun facts about himself, and more!  
30:14
February 09, 2022
Winter Retreat Recap with Kyra Syswerda!
This was a fun one!! Tune in for a fun conversation between Sami and one of the high school students, Miss Kyra Syswerda. They discuss the high school retreat weekend and give us an inside look on what the winter retreats typically look like.  
27:34
February 02, 2022
Joel Huyser
On today's episode we get to hear from one of First Cutlerville's missionaries, Joel Huyser.  He lived in Nicaragua for quite some time and is now living in Texas continuing to work with Resonate Global Missions.   Tune in for a great conversation between Sami and Joel.  
31:34
January 26, 2022
ANNOUNCEMENT
We are changing up the podcast a little bit, so listen to this quick announcement episode to hear about the changes. 
02:31
January 19, 2022
Sid Norman! aka Sing along with Sid
Tune in for a great interview with Mr. Sid Norman.  We get to learn a lot about Sid on this episode and all the places he has lived and careers he has had and his involvement here at First Cutlerville and so much more!!
34:42
January 19, 2022
Miss Olivia Baar Everybody!
Tune in for a fun interview with a lifelong First Cutlerville Christian Reformed Church member, miss Olivia Baar! We chat about life, church, ministry, middle school youth group and of course "Sami's Six"!!
29:50
January 12, 2022
SERMON Present Faithful Committed Bless 15
Main text: Luke 2 What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
20:17
December 28, 2021
SERMON Present Faithful Committed Bless 14
Main text: Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 1:46-55 What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
18:21
December 26, 2021
INTERVIEW: Meet Helen Scholten
Tune in for a wonderful interview with one of First Cutlerville's long time members, Mrs. Helen Scholten!   We get to learn a bit about her life, her involvement at First Cutlerville and what Christmas has looked like in her life.  
33:40
December 22, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 13
Main text: Genesis 17:7 What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
12:45
December 20, 2021
INTERVIEW: Meet Erin Fennema
On today's episode, Sami interviews First Cutlerville's Chrildren's Ministry Coordinator, Erin Fennema.  Tune in to learn more about her and her role here at First Cutlerville.  
30:05
December 15, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 12
Main text: Ezekiel 36:22-38 What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
23:23
December 13, 2021
INTERVIEW: Hannah from Grace Adventures
Grace Adventures is a summer camp (and so much more), and on today's episode Sami interviews their Program Manager, Hannah Rolff to learn more about the organization.  It is a fun interview talking about life and ministry.  
29:33
December 08, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 11
Main text: Judges 21:25 and 1 Kings 8:54-61 What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
21:54
December 06, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 12
Main text: 2 Kings 17:7-23 Amidst the flurry of the season, God invites us this Advent season to rest in a greater story which has been unfolding since creation. The story of God and His people - how God has been Present with His people, how He has been Faithful to His promises, and how He has Committed to Bless the world and save it. And, how all of these stories have been pointing to the fulfillment of every promise, the Faithful One born to Save the world - Jesus Christ .
19:41
December 06, 2021
ANOTHER LOOK - Rejected Rule
In looking at the differences between the books of 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles, we see that how we tell our stories matters. Some sound the warning bells...others give hope. How we tell our stories has the same effect!
14:09
December 06, 2021
INTERVIEW: Meet the Meulenbergs
On this episode, Sami interviews a couple from First Cutlerville who have been members for quite some time, and involved in quite a few different ministries.  Tune in to hear from Brad and Stacy Meulenberg!
29:41
December 01, 2021
BONUS EPISODE! Let's talk about Thanksgiving
On today's episode Sami calls in Sue to talk about Thanksgiving!  They discuss food, who they spend Thanksgiving with, and any other Thanksgiving traditions they have.  They do get off topic a few times, but it is still a fun listen!  Tune in to hear about their Thanksgivings!  
21:58
November 24, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 10
Main text: Judges 21:25 and 1 Kings 8:54-61 What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
23:11
November 22, 2021
ANOTHER LOOK: A King To Save Us
Taking another look at the texts, themes and truths from each week's sermon. This week, we look at Judges 21:25 and 1 Kings 8:54-61. 
09:12
November 22, 2021
INTERVIEW: Becky from Disability Concerns
Today's guest is in Ontario, Canada and chats with Sami over Zoom about the organization "CRC office of Disability Concerns".  Tune in for a great conversation between Sami and Becky to learn about what Disability Concerns is and what it does.  
24:04
November 17, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 9
Main text: Deuteronomy 6 and Judges 2:10 What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
22:19
November 16, 2021
INTERVIEW: Ellie from Every Heart Movement
On today's episode, Sami interviews a friend of hers to talk a little bit about a ministry called "Every Heart Movement".  Her friend, Ellie Glass, gives us a little bit of an idea of what Every Heart is and how people can get involved.  Ellie has a fun bubbly personality that is fun to listen to, but also a clear passion for serving the Lord.   We hope you enjoy this interview!  To learn more about Every Heart Movement check out their website Home | Mysite (everyheartmovement.com)
29:35
November 10, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 8
What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
28:36
November 09, 2021
INTERVIEW: Andrew from World Renew
On today's episode we get to learn about the organization World Renew, and who it serves and how you can get involved!
29:60
November 03, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 7
What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
25:14
November 01, 2021
BONUS EPISODE! Frozen Hot Chocolate Debate
Today's episode is a little bit different and just for fun!  We asked Sue Warsen to come in and guest Host this episode so Pastor Josh and Sami could debate their thoughts on Frozen Hot Chocolate!  What do you think?  Frozen Hot Chocolate, Real or Fraud???
15:32
October 29, 2021
INTERVIEW: Meet Jason Gort
Get to know one of the First Cutlerville High School Youth Group volunteers on today's episode!  Sami has a great time interviewing Jason and hearing about his involvement in youth group over the last 4+ years.  
30:02
October 27, 2021
INTERVIEW: Meet Sami
Sami calls in a guest host today to interview her so we are able to learn a bit more about her!  
29:56
October 20, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 6
What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
18:28
October 19, 2021
INTERVIEW: George DeVuyst
Get to know one of our missionaries on todays episode! He tells us about his life as a missionary and how he got into it.   The podcast does cut off a little bit short, so sorry about that!  
29:56
October 13, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 5
What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
26:19
October 11, 2021
INTERVIEW: Streams of Hope
Get to know a little bit about Streams of Hope from their Executive director Kurtis! 
28:00
October 06, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 4
What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
21:17
October 04, 2021
INTERVIEW: Trivia with Todd
We hope you enjoy a little bit of a different interview today.  Sami and our custodian Todd Smith enjoy doing random trivia together in the office.  So, on today's episode we learn a bit about Todd, but have some fun asking each other trivia questions as well!  Enjoy! 
30:07
September 29, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 3
What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
24:37
September 28, 2021
INTERVIEW: Meet Sue Warsen
Get to know Sue with me! Sue has been a member of First Cutlerville for quite some time, so Sami takes some time to get to know her and her involvement at First Cutlerville.  Sue is a very fun personality who loves God and loves people well so we spend a lot of time talking about that!
30:03
September 22, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 2
What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to. Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
28:26
September 20, 2021
INTERVIEW: Meet Pastor Josh
On today's episode, we get to learn a little bit about Pastor Josh and what it looks like to be a full time Pastor.  We also learn many fun facts about him as well!  Hope you enjoy this episode!
29:58
September 15, 2021
SERMON: Present Faithful Committed Bless 1
What are we supposed to do? Everything seems such a mess! In order to be a blessing, we must believe there is a greater story unfolding. A story worth hoping in, worth being a part of, and worth committing our lives to.  Beginning with creation, we will reflect on the story of God’s people - their successes and failures. And how, all along, God is Present with His people, Faithful to His promises, Committed not just to Bless the world, but Save it.
24:44
September 13, 2021
INTERVIEW: Hand2Hand
On today's episode, Sami interviews the Director of Growth from Hand2Hand ministries.  It was such a fun conversation learning about what Hand2Hand is, how it operates, some of the behind the scenes of the organization and so much more!  Huge shout out to Jodi for taking time out of her day to come talk with us!  
29:25
September 08, 2021
SERMON: James Lesson 6
Few of us like being tested. Even fewer of us like going through trials. Yet, Jesus' brother, James, writes we should consider it pure joy when we go through trials because it develops perseverance. James highlights that we face multiple kinds of trials - taming our tongues, not playing favorites, even how to practice our faith. As we consider our trials, let's listen to James.
21:32
September 06, 2021
INTERVIEW: Meet Monica
Get to know our Church Administrator Monica a bit better on this episode of You Heard It Hear First! 
27:19
September 01, 2021
SERMON: James Lesson 5
Few of us like being tested. Even fewer of us like going through trials. Yet, Jesus' brother, James, writes we should consider it pure joy when we go through trials because it develops perseverance. James highlights that we face multiple kinds of trials - taming our tongues, not playing favorites, even how to practice our faith. As we consider our trials, let's listen to James.
15:43
August 30, 2021
SERMON: James Lesson 4
Few of us like being tested. Even fewer of us like going through trials. Yet, Jesus' brother, James, writes we should consider it pure joy when we go through trials because it develops perseverance. James highlights that we face multiple kinds of trials - taming our tongues, not playing favorites, even how to practice our faith. As we consider our trials, let's listen to James.
23:16
August 23, 2021
SERMON: James Lesson 3
Few of us like being tested. Even fewer of us like going through trials. Yet, Jesus' brother, James, writes we should consider it pure joy when we go through trials because it develops perseverance. James highlights that we face multiple kinds of trials - taming our tongues, not playing favorites, even how to practice our faith. As we consider our trials, let's listen to James.
23:54
August 16, 2021
SERMON: James Lesson 2
Few of us like being tested. Even fewer of us like going through trials. Yet, Jesus' brother, James, writes we should consider it pure joy when we go through trials because it develops perseverance. James highlights that we face multiple kinds of trials - taming our tongues, not playing favorites, even how to practice our faith. As we consider our trials, let's listen to James.
20:55
August 09, 2021
SERMON: James Lesson 1
Sunday, July 25, 2021, Pastor Josh starts a series on the book of James.  Few of us like being tested. Even fewer of us like going through trials. Yet, Jesus' brother, James, writes we should consider it pure joy when we go through trials because it develops perseverance. James highlights that we face multiple kinds of trials - taming our tongues, not playing favorites, even how to practice our faith. As we consider our trials, let's listen to James.
22:35
August 02, 2021