Parents’ Night Out

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 • 5:30-8:00pm

Parents’ Night Out! Drop off your kids (ages infant through 5th grade) in the gym and enjoy a few hours of freedom! Our youth group will be providing care (overseen by Beth and Brian). Dinner and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to Beth Jennings (beth@rockfordrc.org). Donations will be accepted to go towards the youth accounts.


SeptemberFest

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday, September 9 is our annual SeptemberFest! We will be having our worship service outdoors followed by an all-church picnic, complete with music, games, activities, prizes, and delicious food. There will still be KidLife Worship available for the kids. We will also have a giant slip-and-slide for the kids (and brave adults), so be sure to pack bathing suits and towels! For lunch, we will provide hotdogs, hamburgers, water, lemonade, and sno-kones. Please bring a dish to pass (sides, salads, desserts).


Graduation Sunday

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Congregation: Join us as we celebrate our high school and college graduates!
 
Parents of High School and College Graduates: It’s that time of year again – the time when open houses and the anticipation of graduation takes hold. In celebration of our graduates, RRCYM likes to do something extra special by creating a booklet containing pictures of your graduate, a letter or prayer request from you to your son or daughter, and open house information. Each graduate will be allotted one page. Please take this opportunity to celebrate your graduate with us as a church!
 
Letters MUST be emailed to Laura Jolliffe by Sunday, May 13.
 
Please indicate in the letter your graduate’s full name, your names, where they are planning to go to school (or their future plans), what they are planning on majoring in, a message/prayer, and open house information (if open house info is something you want published). You may either format your page yourself (please send as a pdf file) or you can send the info and photos to Laura for layout. Please contact Laura Jolliffe with any questions.
 



Garage Sale

Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 9 am – 2 pm in the gym

The annual church garage sale to support Rockford Reformed Church Youth Ministries is coming up! Money raised at the garage sale will go towards supporting the youth summer mission trips. Bag sale from 1-2pm.

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Donations

To make this year another great success we need your stuff! So clean out those closets and bring your “junk” to church!
 
Items can be dropped off March 6-15 during office hours (M-Th 9am-2:30pm). Signs in the gym will show you where to place your items. Donation receipt forms will be available. Please note that we cannot take large appliances, TV’s, child car seats, or mattresses (crib mattresses are ok).
 

Setup

Thursday, March 14 starting at noon, and Friday, March 15 all day.
 

For more information

Cash and checks will be accepted at the sale. If you have any questions, please contact Deb Coon (204-3860).
 
 



HS Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday, February 24, 2019

12:30pm In the gym • Family and friends are invited to join us for a delicious dinner and to support our High School Youth Group as they raise funds for their mission trips and retreats!
 
Menu
  • TBA


Camp Voucher Codes

RCA Camps (Geneva & Cran-Hill) & other Christian Camps (Camp Roger, Pine Ridge, Spring Hill, etc.)

Camp Registration Policy: RRC will pay $150 per child/youth one time each calendar year for those not already receiving financial support from another church or organization.

Who is eligible?

  • Any child/youth who is a member of Rockford Reformed Church.
  • Any child/youth (non-member) who attends church or other programs at RRC such as Sunday School, KidLife Club, Youth Groups, etc.
  • One guest (non-member) may be invited by persons from the above two categories.
  • Other Christian camps subject to approval on an individual basis.

The church’s share of the fee is paid by using:

  • A sponsorship code for CRAN-HILL (2019: 1023882-150D2019)
  • A promo code for CAMP GENEVA (2019: 9415-150D)
  • Other Christian Camps: Copy of paid registration is submitted to the church and church portion is paid directly to the camp.
 
Camp Geneva & Cran-Hill Ranch will bill the church directly. The individual’s portion of the fee is payable at the time the registration form is mailed. Covered camps include: RCA Camps (Geneva & Cran-Hill), other Christian Camps (Camp Roger, Pine Ridge, Spring Hill, etc.).
 
If your child invites a guest, please be sure to let the church office know the child’s name. This helps us know if the camp billing is correct when it comes. Thank you!


Operation Christmas Child

Due Sunday, November 12, 2017

Operation Christmas Child boxes are now available for pick-up! There is a table located in the lobby with boxes and a flyer with information. Please remember to mark if the box is for a girl or boy and add the shipping money ($9). Boxes need to be turned back into church in the lobby by November 12, 2017 to ensure proper delivery.
 
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
 

Packing your shoebox:

1. Use the box we have provided (or any empty shoebox of average size). Pray for the child who will receive your gift.
 
2. Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Use the appropriate boy/girl label from the brochure we provided. Mark the correct age category on the label and tape it to the top of your box.
 
3. Fill with gifts! See below for suggestions.
 
4. Please include $9 for shipping in the envelope provided.
 
5. Bring back to church and place it in the lobby.
 

Gift Suggestions:

 
“WOW” ITEMS
Outfit, shoes, musical instrument, soccer ball with pump, stuffed animal, doll, etc.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
 
TOYS
Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch,® toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky,® etc.
 
NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS
Toothbrush (toothpaste is no longer allowed), mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
 
OTHER
T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
 
A PERSONAL NOTE
You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)
 
DO NOT INCLUDE
Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.


Family Camp

August 24-26, 2018

Cran-Hill Ranch: 14444 17 Mile Road, Rodney, MI 49342 (map)
 
Join us next August for two nights at Cran-Hill Ranch! Camp together with your church family and enjoy a variety of activities, including an open beach with boat rentals, rock walls and ropes courses, horseback and pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides, tie dye sessions, gaga park, giant slip n’ slide, bonfires, and more! If you can’t stay for the weekend, you are welcome to come out just for the day and join us for a potluck on Saturday night! RSVP with Sharon Dulyea: 616-696–0577. Signup deadline is November 5!


Profession of Faith Retreat

Profession of Faith Retreat

Friday-Saturday, April 1-2, 2016

Middle and High School students: If you have ever been interested in making a Profession of Faith, or if you have any questions regarding what that entails, we invite you to join us for our Profession of Faith Retreat! Contact Brian with any questions. No cost!



Christmas Music Celebration

Christmas Music Celebration

Sunday, December 13, 2015

8:45 & 11:00 a.m. Worship Services
 
Invite your family and friends! We are planning on a special musical Sunday celebration featuring the Celebration Choir, women’s trio, children’s choir, kids’ bell choir, praise team, RPM puppets, videos, scripture readings, and meditations.
 
Everyone is invited to join our Celebration Choir! We will meet in the sanctuary for rehearsals from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays, December 1 and December 8. The choir will learn two songs to sing in the services on December 13. Anyone interested in participating in the Celebration Choir should contact Marcia Shanken in the church office (866-2308).