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Men’s Skeet Shoot

Saturday, April 21 • 12 noon – 4pm

Men (and boys accompanied by an adult) – we hope you can come out for an afternoon of fun! Darryl DeGood is hosting a skeet shoot at his house on Saturday, April 21 (13150 White Creek Ave, Cedar Springs). BYOG & ammo. Also bring if you can: clay targets, snacks, drinks. If you have questions, you can call Darryl at 616-340-3369.


Organic Outreach

Thursday, April 4, 2019 • 9am-3pm

Contact the front office if you would like to attend, and we can sign everyone up as a group. 866-2308, connect@rockfordrc.org.
 
From Pastor Tim’s update:
 
Thank you for your prayers for the God Dreams leadership retreat. It was a very encouraging time as God’s Spirit worked through us to discern a 7-year vision and strategies that will lead us to make real progress toward that vision. We are still working to flesh out this vision so that we can unveil the details. But in the near-term, one of the goals that leads to our vision of taking the gospel into our community involves 150 of us being trained with Organic Outreach over the next year. And, there will be various options for some kind of training in the months ahead, but there happens to be one of the best opportunities through an “Organic Outreach for Ordinary People” conference on Thursday, April 4, 9am-3pm, at Peace Church in Middleville. You may remember that 15 of us attended the event last spring and it was excellent.
 
We can carpool or take the vans and it will be a great time together of becoming equipped for the work God gives us to make disciples and share the gospel. You can register by signing up at this link. As part of our commitment to this vital effort toward our vision, the church is glad to cover at least $50 of the $75 fee (includes the book and lunch). Kevin and Sherry Harney provide delightful, biblical, and practical teaching to propel and equip us with a natural approach for developing meaningful relationships and conversations.
 
From Organic Outreach International:
 

Organic Outreach for Churches Conference

Organic Outreach for Churches Training provides direction for congregations to weave the gospel-focused passion and practice into the very DNA of church life. Outreach is not simply about sending money and prayers to missionaries or having a committee that plans occasional events to reach out – although these things are good. Organic outreach happens when evangelistic vision and action become the domain of every ministry in a church and the commitment of every person in a congregation.
 
Come join other leaders from local churches at the Organic Outreach Training. Together, we’ll join hearts and minds for a day of inspiration, fun, collaboration and practical insights.
 
Registration includes a copy of the Organic Outreach for Churches book and lunch.
 
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the training begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
 

Speakers

Kevin Harney
 
Rev. Dr. Kevin G. Harney (B.A., Azusa Pacific University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Doctorate of Ministry, Western Theological Seminary) is the Lead Pastor of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA. Kevin is also the Founder and the Visionary Leader of Organic Outreach International.
 
He is the author of many books including: the Organic Outreach trilogy of books, Reckless Faith, Empowered by His Presence, and other books and curriculum. He and his wife Sherry have written over seventy small group study guides (in partnership with Bill Hybels, John Ortberg, Dallas Willard, Randy Frazee, Gary Thomas, Mark Batterson, Max Lucado, and others).
 
Kevin does speaking and training (both nationally and internationally) in the areas of outreach and leadership.  He is also the founder and leader of the Organic Outreach Conference.
 
Walt Bennett
 
Walt Bennett (B.S. – Math, Engineering, Physics and Psychology, Regents College; M.A. -Teaching, Seattle Pacific University) is the Executive Pastor for Organic Outreach International. He also serves as a pastor at Shoreline Community Church.
 
Walt has held significant leadership and teaching roles in the US Navy, Public Schools and the Corporate World. He has designed and led training in subjects from Nuclear Engineering and Risk Management to Leadership and Coaching. He finds this realm of teaching culture change within the church to be both the most challenging and satisfying work he has ever engaged in.
 
Walt trains and coaches leaders throughout the world on how to infuse the DNA of their ministries and congregations with a passion for natural evangelism.
 
Sherry Harney
 
Sherry Harney (B.A. – Education, Calvin College; M.A. – Theology; Fuller Theological Seminary) is the Leadership Development Director at Shorline Community Church in Monterey, CA. Sherry is the Co-Founder of Organic Outreach International.
 
She is an international speaker, author, editor and has served the local church in the areas of staff leadership, women’s ministry and children’s ministry for over three decades.
 
Sherry has written or co-written several small group study guides with an assortment of pastors and authors. She also co-authored Finding a Church You Can Love and Organic Outreach for Families with Kevin. Her new book Praying With Eyes Wide Open was recently released by Baker Books.
 

Event Date

Thursday, April 4, 2019
 

Registration Fee

$75 per person
RRC can cover $50 of this fee. Registration fee includes lunch and a copy of the book, “Organic Outreach for Churches” by Kevin G. Harney.
 

Registration Link

 

Venue

Peace Church, 6950 Cherry Valley Road, Middleville, MI 49333
 

About Organic Outreach International

Organic Outreach is about living the kind of life that naturally draws people to Jesus. It involves speaking the kinds of words that you use in ordinary conversations and that reveal the presence of a loving God. It means loving people in a way that is genuine. Organic Outreach is all about sharing our faith in a way that is authentic, real, and feels natural to the people around us. Organic Outreach International is a ministry of Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California. We are committed to providing training and coaching to churches around the world in reaching out to the lost through building relationships and having natural conversations.
 


Cleanup Day

Monday-Tuesday, June 3 & 4, 2019 • 9-12 noon

We have another landscaping project that we could use some help with! The landscaping beds at the entrance of our parking lot are being removed due to an invasive weed that keeps returning. Come when you can, bring shovels, rakes, etc. Contact Roger Hoogewind if you have any questions.
 


Derby Car Race

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 • 6:30pm

RRC gym • hot dogs and chips available for dinner

Everyone is invited to join us for an evening of races, prizes, food, and fun!  Cars are created by our 1-5 graders in class and they will race against their own age group. Cars do not go home with kids until the race is over. Trophies for 1st-3rd place in each age group!
 
And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1b-2a).
 



Holy Week

Holy Week 2019

Palm Sunday – April 14
Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
 
Maundy Thursday – April 18
Communion Service: 7:00 p.m.
 
Good Friday – April 19
Community Good Friday Service: 7:00 p.m.
Bella Vista Church (5100 Belding Rd)
Sponsored by the Rockford Area Ministerial Association
 
Easter Sunday – April 21
Worship Service: 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
 


Haiti Inquiry Meeting

Info Meeting – Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 •  12:00pm at Espwa Boutique

We are in the process of assembling a team to send to Haiti again this year. We will once again be partnering with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (haitipoverty.org) and look forward to serving alongside this amazing organization. We will meet at Espwa Boutique (120 Courtland, right across from Cinco de Mayo). Please bring something to sit on.
 
Here is what we know so far:
  • Who: Team of 21 or less (Mallery and Frentz Neptune will not be in Haiti when we are)
  • What: Mission Trip to Haiti; Focus = Education
  • Where: Hope House in Port-au-Prince and Jeremie
  • When: June 18 -25 or June 19-26 (depends on costs of flight)
  • Why: Because there are a lot of unreached people in Haiti and we have the opportunity and means to help. We work alongside the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty and embrace their vision to Educate, Equip, and Empower the Haitian people.
  • How: Fundraising for projects and in-country costs (this includes room/board, food, drivers, translators, security and is $650/person, etc) & about $1,000 cost per person (this includes airfare, application fee, passport, meds, spending money, etc.)
 
Please contact Rachel DeKuiper with any questions – rmdekuiper@rockfordschools.org.


Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 20, 2019 • 9:30am

Join us for a morning of family fun! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 20. The egg hunt will begin at 9:30am on the front lawn. All kids infant through 5th grade are invited to participate! Bring your friends!
 
Immediately following the egg hunt, there will be a family pancake breakfast in the gym. Suggested donation for breakfast: $3 for adults, $2 for children, $10 family max. 


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
  • chicken alfredo, Italian sausage, pasta marinara, green beans, salad, breadsticks, applesauce.


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!