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Sock Drive

Donations due by December 17, 2017

Children’s Ministry is hosting a sock drive! Did you know socks are the least donated and most needed item for homeless shelters? The donation crate is located in the fellowship hall. We would love to overflow the bin and bless our community with new socks this season. Thank you for your support!

Financial Peace University

January 10 – March 7, 2018

  • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm in the Fireside Room (253)
  • Registration: $109 per couple – includes a workbook and online support for a year
  • Led by Dianne Bennett and Dan Triezenberg
Financial Peace University is coming to Rockford Reformed Church! Learn Dave Ramsey’s seven steps to financial peace, budgeting, how to make wise spending decisions, how to save for the future, and more. Whether younger or older, single or married, you’ll gain sound financial advice to last you a lifetime. Experienced, trained teachers will lead you over the course of 9 weeks. Childcare is provided. Take the first step of your financial future by enrolling online. Be sure to place a checkmark in the box saying you are signing up for a Financial Peace group at a church. If you are interested, but not sure you can afford it, please contact Karen Bazen. For questions about the class itself, please contact Dianne Bennett.

Christmas Eve Services

Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 • 6pm

Because Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, the schedule is a little different. There will be one Sunday morning service at 9:30am (normal service), and one Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6pm.

KidLife Club Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  • 6:00: Christmas dinner in the gym
  • 6:45: Christmas program in the Sanctuary

Everyone is invited to our annual KidLife Club Christmas Celebration! Be sure to tell your family, friends, and neighbors to join us for this fun event!

Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5pm in the Sanctuary
On the agenda:
  • Election of Elders & Deacons
  • 2018 Budget
Absentee ballots will be available on Sunday, November 26 and December 3, in the back of the Sanctuary. Nursery will be available.

Rockford Christmas Celebration

Friday, Dec 15, 2017 • 7-9pm

  • Christmas caroling gathers at Rockford Baptist Church from 6:30–6:45 p.m. Caroling begins at 6:45 p.m.
  • Nativity scene located at Speed Merchants Bicycle Shop. Foretelling of Jesus’ birth presented at 7:00, 7:45, & 8:30 p.m.
  • Free refreshments available for all at Rockford United Methodist Church.
RRC members are invited to join local residents and guests in celebrating our Savior’s birth at the “Rockford Christmas Celebration & Live Nativity” to be held in downtown Rockford. The event takes place on Friday, December 15th from 7:00-9:00pm at Speed Merchants Bicycle Shop. Those wishing to be a part of the caroling event are asked to meet at Rockford Baptist Church at 6:45pm to walk down E. Bridge Street to the nativity. Please bring a battery operated candle, flashlight, or your cell phone to carry as you walk. Additional information can be found here.

Tree of Hope

Items due December 10, 2017

North Kent Connect needs your help to provide items for families in northern Kent County this Christmas season. They are looking for:
Infant to Adult XXL:
socks, underwear, pajamas, sweatpants, sweatshirts, yoga pants, winter coats, winter boots, snow pants
Household Items:
crib set, twin/double/queen sheets & blanket, pillows (standard), kitchen towels & dish rags, bath & hand towels, small appliances
In order to give the gift of dignity to their clients, they will be able to purchase these items at a low cost at the NKC Christmas Store. Please drop off donations in the lobby by December 10.

Orphan Sunday

Sunday, November 12, 2017

one day. one voice. one purpose.
On Orphan Sunday, we seek to reveal God’s heart for adoption, foster care, and global orphan care.
“A father to the fatherless…is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families.” Psalm 68:5-6
We also remember how God first loved us.
“In the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’” Romans 9:26
And so we desire to mirror this love in tangible ways.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” James 1:27
Christians worldwide are rising for the orphan. Join us. Our goal is that God’s great love for orphans finds echo in our lives.

Parents’ Night Out

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 • 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 (, 866-2308). Donations will be accepted to go towards the youth accounts.

NKC Food Drive

Items due December 10, 2017

This year, North Kent Connect has a very specific wish list for Rockford Reformed’s annual food drive. The following items are needed for both Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. Glass containers are also accepted.
  • Canned Beets
  • Canned Spinach
  • Canned Peas/Carrots Mix
  • Canned Cream Corn
  • Canned Mushrooms
There will be a drop-off table in the lobby through December 10. Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need!