Rockford Christmas Celebration

Friday, Dec 20, 2019 • 7:00-9:00pm

  • Christmas caroling gathers at Rockford Baptist Church from 6:30–6:45pm Caroling begins at 6:50pm.
  • Nativity scene located at Speed Merchants Bicycle Shop. Foretelling of Jesus’ birth begins at 7pm.
  • Free refreshments available for all at Rockford United Methodist Church, 7-8pm.
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 20th 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 by 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.


Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 • 4 & 6 pm

Join us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 4pm or 6pm in the Sanctuary. Childcare available for kids Kindergarten and under (in the nursery). Special offering TBA. Hot Chocolate Bar in between services!


MS Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday, November 10, 2019

In the gym at 12:15pm (after Sunday School)
 
The RRC Middle School Youth Group is hosting a Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, November 10 in the gym following the Sunday School hour. Everyone is welcome! All proceeds of the dinner go towards middle school mission trips. Menu: chicken alfredo, lasagna, seasoned green beans, salad, garlic bread, apple cake, brownies


Discovery Class

Next class: Sunday, Oct 20 & 27, 2019, 5-7pm

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. Dinner will be provided. Childcare available if needed. Registration required. Please contact the office (connect@rockfordrc.org, 616-866-2308) if you would like to participate.


Hymn Sing

Sunday, October 27, 2019 • 4-5pm

Join us on Sunday, October 27 at 4pm in the Sanctuary for a Hymn Sing! This event is for anyone who loves to sing praises to God!


Harvest Hoedown

Saturday, October 19, 2019 • 4-8pm

You are invited to join us for a fun, free event in the RRC gym! We are having a Harvest Hoedown, complete with food, games, music, and dancing!
  • Square / line dancing DJ is coming in from 5-7pm. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to dance – the DJ will be teaching everyone the moves.
  • For those who come in western gear, we will be awarding trophies for best dressed – one adult and one child.
  • There will be lots of food – hot dogs, chips, salad, cupcakes, apple cider, and more.
Bring your friends and neighbors! We hope to see you there!


Flu Clinic

Wed, October 9, 2019 • 5-6:30pm

In Room 141 (next to the gym)
 
Offered by the Spectrum Health Continuing Care Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). For your health and the safety of others, the best way to prevent the spreading of flu is to get your flu shot. This is especially true if you spend time with the young or elderly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone older than six months be vaccinated for the flu. Spectrum Health provides a number of convenient ways for you and your family to get vaccinated, including this clinic at Rockford Reformed Church.
 
Questions?


Bible Studies – Wednesdays

Wednesdays • 6:45-8:00pm

How People Change: How Christ Changes Us by His Grace
Fireside Room 253
Begins October 2, 2019
Led by Pastor Tim
 
Change doesn’t happen overnight for the Christian. Growth is a lifelong journey. In the How People Change DVD Seminar, Paul Tripp and Tim Lane masterfully guide participants toward biblical truths that lead to a life of repentance and faith by inviting them to consider their circumstances, as well as their responses to them, and examining their heart’s desire and turning toward Christ. Featuring twelve teaching sessions, this class guides people in understanding how Christ’s life, death, and resurrection bring lasting change.
 
 
Women’s Bible Study
Room 250
Begins October 2, 2019
Led by Polly Johnson
 
Throughout the fall session, we’ll work our way through three series:
 
Enough: Laugh. Cry. Love.
Laugh your way to a more fulfilling life! Continuing the relatable journey she began in the best-selling DVD Laughing in the Dark, Chonda Pierce employs her quick wit and incomparable storytelling skills to help you reach out to others and connect with God in new ways. Her encouraging message of hope will propel discussion, outreach, and healing.
 
Me & My Big Mouth
Open mouth. Insert foot. Ever said anything you wish you could take back? Of course you have. We all have. Even if what you said was true, those words may have cost you your job, your reputation, or even a relationship. Conversations don’t come with backspace buttons, so how do we prevent our big mouths from getting us in big trouble next time? Andy Stanley shares the secret to keeping our mouths shut in this 4-part DVD study.
 
You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times
God will deliver you and use your mess for good. In this six-session, video-based study, Max Lucado offers refreshing assurance for anyone facing trials. Consider the story of Joseph – tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned. God weaved what was meant for evil into good. He is in the business of redeeming the broken. He was then. He is still. Do you crave some hope for these tough times? Then this is the message you need.


Adult Sunday School

Sundays, 11:15am

Digging Deeper
Fireside Room #253
September 15, 2019 – May 3, 2020
 
Our Digging Deeper Sunday School is a series of discussions based on each Sunday’s sermon. Each week’s leader will guide you in conversation that will let you learn from each other, discuss what you can learn from the sermon on a deeper level, and help you grow in your understanding in how to carry out God’s purpose for your lives. Types of questions you might discuss are…
  • What were the main points or take-aways of the sermon?
  • What are some questions you have?
  • Did you have any “Aha!” moments during the sermon?
  • How has the sermon challenged you, affirmed what you have been thinking, comforted you, or changed you?
  • What will you plan to do to apply your take-aways into this week and beyond?
 
Several times throughout the year we will be inviting the High School group to join us as we work toward more cross-generational interaction in our programming.  Adults are also invited to join the High School Youth Group (Sundays, 6:30-8pm) on the following dates: Oct 6, Dec 8, Feb 23, and April 19.
 
Leader Schedule:
  • 9/15 – Karen Bazen
  • 9/22 – Eric Pilko
  • 9/29 – Jim Scholten
  • 10/6 – Ryan DeKuiper
  • 10/13 – Kevin Johnson – meet in Room 250
  • 10/20 – Scott Jacobs – meet in Room 250
  • 10/27 – Eric Pilko – meet in Room 250
  • 11/3 – Jim Scholten (HS youth invited)
  • 11/10 – Kevin Johnson
  • 11/17 – Ryan DeKuiper
  • 11/24 – Scott Jacobs
  • 12/1 – no class
  • 12/8 –
  • 12/15 – Meg DeVries
  • 12/22 – no class
  • 12/29 – no class
  • 1/5 – Eric Pilko
  • 1/12 – Jim Scholten (HS youth invited)
  • 1/19 – Kevin Johnson
  • 1/26 – Scott Jacobs
  • 2/2 – Ryan DeKuiper
  • 2/9 – Eric Pilko
  • 2/16 – Jim Scholten
  • 2/23 – Kevin Johnson
  • 3/1 – Ryan DeKuiper
  • 3/8 – Scott Jacobs
  • 3/15 – Eric Pilko (HS youth invited)
  • 3/22 – Jim Scholten
  • 3/29 – Kevin Johnson
  • 4/5 – no class
  • 4/12 – no class
  • 4/19 – Ryan DeKuiper
  • 4/26 – Scott Jacobs
  • 5/3 –



Bible Studies – Tuesdays

Tuesdays • 9:30-11:00am

Nehemiah: The Courage to Face Opposition (begins Sept. 10, 2019)
Led by Marcia Coleman & Carol Knox, Room 212
 
Nehemiah was a leader who faced opposition and difficulty from every side – even from his own people. Yet he stood against the enemy and trusted God. Although we may never confront our enemies in war, we can learn from Nehemiah’s courage and faith as we struggle with the world and its values.