Family Updates



This Week's Prayer Meeting

Please note: Prayer Meeting for this week, June 8th is canceled due to camp meeting. Please join the livestream to enjoy the evening meetings by Elder Lee Venden. -Posted June 6, 2021


Thrive Lifestyle Support Group

We will meet on Monday, June 7, at 6:00 p.m. We’ll learn, share, and taste together. Come for a piece of “Not to Be Confused With” Fudge. -Posted June 2, 2021


Next Mobile Food Pantry

Monday, June 14, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in Meridian. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Diana Wyland at 208-954-0049. Please also continue to bring your empty egg cartons to the church. You can leave them on the table just inside the fellowship hall. -Posted June 2, 2021


Stay in Touch with Gem State Academy

If you missed the spring concert, worship leadership teams concert, or graduation, you can still view these programs by going to and clicking on the "Streaming" button on the home page.

Volunteers are a vital part of the GSAA team! Read more about how volunteers serve and see upcoming projects: Volunteer sign up:, click the “Make a Difference, Volunteer” button. Donate:, click the “Donate” button. Questions: contact Harold Becker, GSAA Volunteer Coordinator at 208-615-1427. Posted June 2, 2021


Courageous Ride for Courageous Moms

A crazy opportunity to stand in the gap with Jesus on Father's Day (June 20th). It's a grueling 34 mile bike ride from Lowman to Idaho City with the goal of raising funds to help Stanton Healthcare. Stanton has strategically located itself next to Planned Parenthood, encouraging Mothers to make the rerwarding, but uphill decision to keep their baby, walking side by side with them through the process (

WHAT IS NEEDED: Riders and Sponsors

Riders: There is no fee to ride, but riders do need to provide for themselves everything needed for the ride. Riders will find their own sponsors to support the cause. (The ride takes approximately 4 hours and the first daunting climb is about 11 miles long.)

Sponsors: Please consider generously sponsoring a rider. You can play a life changing role for a young mom that is terrified of the uphill climb of parenthood. Not to mention standing side by side with Jesus, helping to bring a new life into the world! We can't change all the circumstances, but together we can strengthen and encourage moms that aren't seeing much hope. To sign up to ride or sponsor a rider, please contact: Oren Hansen 208-880-6736. -Posted June 2, 2021



Previous Announcements

Church Website is our church website. Use it to catch up on announcements in Family Updates, submit Prayer Requests, and find the Bulletin. Every Monday, the pastors post an encouraging blog for you. You can also watch past sermons, return tithe and give your offerings online. Help us get the word out about Meridian’s best-kept-secret:



New Life Talk Radio Show

LifeTalk Radio ANNOUNCES NEW PROGRAM “AUTHENTIC” beginning May 1, at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Sabbaths and Sundays. LifeTalk Radio (LTR) is pleased to partner with Voice of Prophecy to broadcast this weekend show featuring Pastor Shawn Boonstra, speaker/director of VOP.  Hear it on the free mobile app, ROKU, satellite, Amazon Echo, Google Home, or online at


Prayer Ministries 

Prayer Ministries will now send out all requests from Please check your junk/spam folder and mark this new address as safe to ensure you receive all future emails. -Posted April 7, 2021