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.


MS Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday, October 28, 2018

In the gym at 12:15pm (after Sunday School)
 
The RRC Middle School Youth Group is hosting a Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, October 28 in the gym following the Sunday School hour. Everyone is welcome! All proceeds of the dinner go towards middle school mission trips. Menu: ham, twice baked potatoes, corn, green beans, salad, rolls, apple crisp.


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).


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).
 
 



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!


Griffins Game

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Friday, Nov 11, 2016 • 6-9:45pm

  • Who: 6-8 grade students
  • What: Grand Rapids Griffins Game
  • Cost: Free!
  • How to sign up: Turn in an event form by Sunday, November 6. This event is ticket-based, so please make sure your slip is turned in on time.


MS Mission Trip

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July 31 – August 6, 2016

Milwaukee is a wonderful city that unfortunately struggles with poverty. The city’s 29% poverty rate is around double the national average. The Middle School Youth Group will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to try and bring God’s love to this community through prayer and service.
 
No matter what type of work project we have, we will partner with a local ministry. This allows us to know we are serving organizations that will continue to help the community long after we leave. Each worksite will have Next Step Ministry staff on hand to help students safely learn skills and accomplish projects.
 
Cost:
$325. This cost includes meals Sunday night through Saturday morning. Students are responsible for two meals – we will stop once on the way to Milwaukee and once on the way home for food (Subway, Wendy’s, etc). There are plenty of ways students can fundraise towards their trip. Ask Brian Ellis about grow packets to learn more.
 
How to Sign up:
To reserve a spot, turn in a $50 deposit by April 13. The full balance for the trip will be due May 11th. Spots are limited and students will be signed up on a first come, first serve basis. Please do not hesitate to contact Brian Ellis with any questions.


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!