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Haiti Mission Trip

Donations due Sunday, June 10, 2018

We are in a time of prayer and preparation as we get ready to send another team to Haiti. In addition to prayer, we are also asking for some donations. Below is a list of items that will be utilized in Haiti while the team does teacher training, provides Bible studies, holds Vacation Bible Schools, and walks alongside our Haitian neighbors.
 
Monetary Donations are tax-deductible. We are anticipating about $1000 in baggage fees in addition to the costs of our in-country projects (Bible Studies, Day Camps, Teacher Bed Deliveries, etc.). Checks can be made out to RRC Missions Team.
 
We just received a call from Haiti about starting up a Sunday School program at a church in Port-au-Prince. The church currently has 80-100 children attending each Sunday and has hired a Director of Children’s Ministries, BUT they need our help. They are lacking the curriculum, furniture, and resources necessary to help this program, J.A.M. (Jesus and Me, or in Creole, Jezi Ak Mwen), thrive. Our team will be responsible for training the volunteers for this program AND for making the children’s space a place where they can experience the love of Jesus each and every Sunday. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with this effort, please consider doing so! Checks can be made out to RRC Missions and are tax-deductible. Thanks! Mesi Anpil!
 
Supplies needed for Haiti:
Powdered Gatorade Mix
Peanut Butter
Jelly/Jam
Kids/Baby Shampoo
Soap/Body Wash
Kids/Baby Lotion
Vaseline
Baby Powder
Coconut Oil (for hair)
Cans of Cooked/Diced Chicken
Cans of Tuna
Dry Milk
Brownie Mix
Cake Mix
Cake Frosting
Pancake Mix
Pancake Syrup
Pizza Mix
Pepperoni
Toddler Snacks
Kids Snacks
Toilet Paper
Wet Wipes for Babies
 
Thanks RRC for your continued support of our partnership with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. To learn more about the organization we work alongside, go to haitipoverty.org.


After-Service Socials

June 10 – August 26, 2018

After-Service Socials will begin on Sunday, June 10.  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 10 – Staff
  • June 17 – Triezenberg / Vergouwe
  • June 24
  • July 1 – Tuesday Women’s Bible Study
  • July 8 – Hospitality
  • July 15 – Missions
  • July 22 – Deacons
  • July 29 – Tuesday Men’s Prayer Group
  • August 5 – Adult Ministries
  • August 12 – Elders
  • August 19 – Bennett Small Group
  • August 26 – Kids Hope


Fireworks

Saturday, June 9, 2018

You are invited to enjoy the Start of Summer Celebration fireworks from the hill at Rockford Reformed Church. Starting at 8pm, come enjoy free popcorn, refreshments, and children’s activities. Please bring a chair or a blanket, your family and friends, and enjoy the beauty of the fireworks from the top of the hill at Rockford Reformed Church. Hope to see you there! The fireworks will be high in the sky this year!


Discovery Class

Next class: dates announced soon

If you are thinking about membership with Rockford Reformed Church, or if you just want to learn more about us, this class is for you! Attending class in no way obligates you to join. We will explain the basic beliefs and background of the Reformed Church in America and answer any questions regarding our worship, ministry, or doctrine. Childcare available if needed. Registration required. Please contact the office (connect@rockfordrc.org, 616-866-2308) if you would like to participate.


Table Talks

Beginning June 10, Pastor Tim will meet with one care group at a time after the worship service to share a bit of what we are up to during the transition and for you to ask questions. If you are away on the day assigned to your care group, you are welcome to join us on another day. Schedule will be posted as we finalize the dates. Meet in the Fireside Room (253).
 
 
June 10 – Care Group 1
June 17 – Care Group 3
June 24 – Care Group 6
July 8 – Care Group 5


Shipshewana

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 • 7:30am – 8:00pm

We are planning a Ladies’ Day Out with a trip to Shipshewana, Indiana. We will meet at church at 7:30am to carpool (or possibly take the church van). Bring a sack lunch, or lunch can be purchased at the flea market. We will have dinner out on the way home. Cost is $10 per person to help cover gas and parking. Please contact Deb Coon with any questions (616-204-3860).
 
 


Lifewalk

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Morley Park, Cedar Springs (map)

  • 5K LifeRun (8:30am, registration at 7:30)
  • Kids’ FunRun (9:15am, ages 5-11)
  • LifeWalk (10:00am, registration at 9:00)
  • LifeCrawl (11:30am, parents and infants)
  • LifeRide (7:30am, registration at 7:00)
Come out and support the Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs by participating in the 23rd annual LifeWalk / 5K LifeRun through the heart of Cedar Springs. 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, or call 616-696-2616.
 


Hillview Learning Center

Hillview Learning Center 2018

Our friends at Hillview invite you to help out with their summer program for students. Hillview Learning Center meets M-Th from 10-11am. Can you spare an hour to help kids work on reading or math? You don’t need to do any planning, just show up! Adults, high school students, and middle school students accompanied by an adult can volunteer. The Learning Center is in the yellow building in the middle of the parking lot (click photo to enlarge). Sign up here.
 
 


Monday Night Golf

Monday Night Golf – Summer 2018

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.
 


Praise in the Park

Sundays • June 3-August 26, 2018 • 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 on their website.
 

RRC will be playing on July 8

2018 Schedule:
June 3: The Tribes Church
June 10: River Rock Church
June 17: Bella Vista Church
June 24: Crossfire Ministries Church
July 1: Resurrection Life Church
July 8: Rockford Reformed Church
July 15: Grace Fellowship Church
July 22: Bridgeway Community Church
July 29: Rockford Baptist Church
August 5: Rockford United Methodist Church
August 12: The Point Church
August 19: Blythefield Baptist Church
August 26:  Trinity Baptist Church