Bible Studies – Tuesdays

Tuesdays • 9:30-11:00am

Nehemiah: The Courage to Face Opposition (begins Sept. 10, 2019)
Led by Marcia Coleman & Carol Knox, Room 212
 
Nehemiah was a leader who faced opposition and difficulty from every side – even from his own people. Yet he stood against the enemy and trusted God. Although we may never confront our enemies in war, we can learn from Nehemiah’s courage and faith as we struggle with the world and its values.
 



SeptemberFest

Sunday, September 8, 2018

Sunday, September 8 is our annual SeptemberFest! We will be having our worship service outdoors followed by an all-church picnic. Details will be posted soon!


Men’s Skeet Shoot

Saturday, August 24, 2019 • 9am

Men (and boys accompanied by an adult): Darryl DeGood is hosting a skeet shoot at his house on Saturday, August 24, beginning at 9am. BYOG and skeet and shotgun shells. Darryl will provide burgers and hot dogs for lunch along with punch and water. Please bring a snack or a dish to pass. If you have questions, you can call Darryl at 616-340-3369.


Monday Night Golf

Monday Night Golf – Summer 2019

Monday night golfing has started! For $15, you get 9 holes and a cart on one of Michigan’s top courses. Tee times start at 5pm. No reservations are needed – just show up and be prepared to have a great time golfing! The kitchen is open if you want to get a bite to eat when you are done. Tee times are reserved throughout the summer, so come when you can! Please contact Jerry Coon with any questions (616-204-3858, gerald.l.coon@gmail.com).
 
Cedar Chase Golf Club: 7551 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 (map), 616-696-2308.
 



Haiti Mission Trip

Donations due Sunday, July 21, 2019

As you know, RRC has been serving in Haiti for nearly a decade. We have been blessed to work alongside the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (HFAP) and are still extremely invested in this organization’s ministries. This year however, we have been called to serve in a different capacity and are excited about this new opportunity.
 
On July 29, a team from Rockford will be traveling to Haiti to serve with Greg Yoder and Christian World Outreach (CWO). We will still spend a day serving with HFAP in Port-au-Prince, but then will head to the countryside to serve with CWO. We are extremely excited to see another side of Haiti and share the gospel with some of the world’s most unreached people. While there, we will be sharing His love with 500+ children in the community of Monbin.
 
With any new opportunity, there are also new challenges. One of our challenges has to do with fundraising. We are traveling to La Victoire in northern Haiti and therefore have additional travel expenses to consider. We also would LOVE to share a meal with the 500 children that we work with each day. We want to feed their souls and their bodies, but know that we can only do so with the support of our friends and family.
 
With that said, we are sincerely asking for your prayers. Pray that God will prepare us for our visit and bless our efforts as we minister to the people of Haiti. We also need prayers that our financial needs will be met. At this time, we need to raise $4,500 for the feeding program we hope to provide in the countryside. Donations can be made directly to CWO online at cwomissions.org. Please designate in the comments section that your donation is for the Rockford team. You can also donate by writing a check to RRC Missions. Please include in the memo line that your donation is for Haiti.
 
Please know that whether you feel led to contribute financially, through prayer, or both, all of your support is greatly appreciated. We look forward to doing God’s work in Haiti and letting you know all about how God has worked through this team when we return later in August.
 
Supplies needed for Haiti:
Canned Chicken
Canned Tuna
Baby Formula
Size 4 Diapers
Size 5 Diapers
Diaper Wipes
Baby Shampoo
Baby Soap
Protein Bars
Powdered Gatorade
Granola Bars
Peanut Butter
Kids Snacks (individually wrapped…crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, etc.)
 
*Donations can be dropped off in the bins at church anytime between now and July 21.
 
**Donations can also be dropped off at Espwa Boutique between 11 am and 4 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and between 11 am and 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Make a donation AND receive 10% off your total Espwa purchase that day!
 
***Monetary donations are also being accepted for this year’s trip and are greatly appreciated. You can make a check out to RRC Missions and place in the Missions Mailbox at church OR you can donate online at cwomissions.org. Simply click “Donate”, “Haiti”, and type “Rockford” in the comments section. Your prayers and donations are greatly appreciated.
 
Thank you for supporting this summer’s mission trip to Haiti!
 


Adult Singles

Last Saturday of the month, 1pm

Each month we meet at a restaurant, then head back to church for games and dessert in the Fireside Room. Please RSVP with Carol Knox.
Summer 2019: we are taking the months of June-August off and will meet again in September.


Praise in the Park

Sundays • June 2-August 25, 2019 • 6pm

6:00-7:30pm at the Garden Park Stage (by the dam)
 
Come out and enjoy some Christian music along the banks of the Rogue River in downtown Rockford. Everyone is Welcome!
 
The community is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of Christian music every Sunday evening. Christian praise music will be provided by music teams from area churches and Christian bands. Join your neighbors & friends every Sunday evening at the Rockford Garden Park stage next to the dam for an evening of fellowship and praise, and maybe a family picnic! Learn more about Praise in the Park and find coupons for local restaurants on their website.
 

RRC will be playing on August 25

2019 Schedule:
June 2: Rockford United Methodist Church
June 9: River Rock Church
June 16: Father’s Day – no event scheduled
June 23: Resurrection Life Church
June 30: Grace Fellowship Church
July 7: Greenville Community Church
July 14: Crossfire Ministries Church
July 21: The Tribes Church
July 28: Rockford Baptist Church
August 4: Bridgeway Community Church
August 11: Trinity Baptist Church
August 18: Blythefield Hills Baptist Church
August 25:  Rockford Reformed Church


After-Service Socials

June 16 – September 1, 2019

After-Service Socials will begin on Sunday, June 16.  Join us in the gym after each service this summer for an opportunity to connect with people in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss this chance to meet, greet, and eat! Snacks may be simple, such as cookies and milk, but each week is a surprise! If your family, small group, or ministry is willing to host a week, please let Laura Jolliffe know.
 

Hosts

  • June 16 – Staff
  • June 23 – Adult Ministry Team
  • June 30 – Care Group 1
  • July 7 – Tuesday Women’s Bible Study
  • July 14 – Care Group 6
  • July 21 – Care Group 2
  • July 28 – Care Group 4
  • August 4 – Care Group 5
  • August 11 – Care Group 3
  • August 18 – Kids Hope
  • August 25 – Deacons
  • September 1 – Labor Day Ladies


Lifewalk

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Morley Park, Cedar Springs (map)
 
Come out and support the Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs by participating in the 24th annual LifeWalk / 5K LifeRun through the heart of Cedar Springs. This year’s theme is “Precious in His sight!”. They will be celebrating how everyone is made in the image of our God in spite of our differences as individuals because every human no matter how BIG or how small are…Precious in His sight! Great for the whole family as well as friends, kids, youth, serving, small, and church groups! Participants are encouraged to collect a minimum of $50 in pledges in lieu of the registration fee. Visit Alpha’s Event Page for all the details.
 

Walk for Life

There is another walk taking place the same day in Grand Rapids. If you are interested in joining Lori VerMerris, you can view her page here.


Dinner Mixer

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 6pm in the gym

You are invited! We are hosting a dinner & game night open to all adults and high schoolers (no childcare provided). Why? To have fun and get to know each other! We are hoping to get a wide mix of people. We know it is short notice, but please RSVP by Tuesday if you would like to attend! You can sign up at church Sunday or notify the church office any time before Tuesday night.
 
The game we will be playing during dinner is The Great Dalmuti:
 
Life isn’t fair. And neither is The Great Dalmuti. In one round you’re at the top of the heap, and in the next you could be peasant scum. In this fast-paced game of medieval one-upmanship, players take their places in the pecking order, from Greater Peon to Greater Dalmuti. But the roles change in every round, so get rid of the cards in your hand fast. The quicker you rid yourself of your cards, the higher you’ll go. But don’t get comfortable in the cushy Greater Dalmuti chair because even the lowliest peon can unseat you and boot you out the door. Sounds unfair, sure it is. But the sweet taste of victory could make it all worthwhile. This short, fast-paced, fun card game is easy to learn and play.