Meals & Care
Do you know of any individuals or families in need of care, comfort, and prayers? They may be experiencing illness, surgery, recovery, loss, or other challenging occasions.
Rockford Reformed Church has many ways of helping out, including:
- providing meals (learn more)
- assembling care item kits
- collecting and donating gift cards
- sewing quilts or knitting shawls that are prayed over by a group then given to individuals
To request any of these for someone in need, please call the church office or contact Sue Kalee (email@example.com).
Deacon Service Network
Do you need help? Do you know someone else who needs help?
If you are a church member in need of help from the church, this is the place to start. The Deacon Servant Network is a rapid-response system that can arrange assistance for a variety of needs, such as a ride to church, finding someone to rake an elderly person’s yard, or helping someone make a rent payment to avoid eviction.
Coordinator (May 2013): Wally Glaza
If you need to report urgent news to the church, such as an illness, hospitalization, death, or other emergency in your family, call the church office and the information will be passed on to the appropriate Elder/Deacon Team.
There are many ways to submit your prayer requests, and many opportunities to join in prayer for others. Below are some options.
This prayer ministry is for immediate prayer requests. Call Carol Knox (daytime: 616-866-4845), Doris DeGood (evening: 616-696-9019), the church office, or the church office prayer line.
Prayer Phone Line
To be added to the prayer phone line, leave a message at the church office (616-866-2308 x1). You can listen to current prayer requests by calling the office and dialing x2.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
This group meets every Tuesday from 7-8 am in the Old Fellowship Hall. Share a continental breakfast, fellowship, and prayer.
Hedge Prayer Ministry
This group meets on Sunday morning at 8:30 to pray for Pastor Rick, Pastor Bryan, and the worship services. This prayer time is open to all and meets in Room 1.
Sunday Morning Prayer Meeting
Come pray for our church, its members, and its leaders! Meet in Pastor Rick’s office every Sunday from 10-10:45 and spend some time in prayer.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Shawls are knitted (or crocheted) and prayers are made by women of the church to give to people that are having surgery, recovering from an illness, or going through some challenging times in their life. These prayer shawls are a way of sharing God’s love in a touchable way. Coordinator: Jean Boyd (616-874-9655).
Meet With an Elder
On the last Sunday of each month, elders will be available to meet confidentially after services with anyone desiring spiritual, physical, emotional, or relational healing.
Daily inspirations for prayer: 2013