Men’s Trap Shoot

Saturday, August 8, 2020 • 5pm

Men (and boys accompanied by an adult): Darryl DeGood is hosting a trap shoot at his house on Saturday, August 8, beginning at 5pm. BYOG and traps and shotgun shells. Please bring money to help cover food (we’ll order it). If you have questions, you can call Darryl at 616-340-3369.


Derby Car Race

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 • 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).
 


Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11, 2020 • 9:30am

Join us for a morning of family fun! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 11. 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. 


Holy Week

Holy Week 2020

Palm Sunday – April 5
  • Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
 
Maundy Thursday – April 9
  • No Maundy Thursday service this year, we encourage you to attend the Good Friday service
 
Good Friday – April 10
  • Community Good Friday Service: 7:00 p.m.
  • Crossfire Church, 330 Rockford Park Dr. (the old American Legion building right up the street)
  • Sponsored by the Rockford Area Ministerial Association
  • Pastor Tim will be one of the pastors leading this year, with the theme “This is Love” (1 John 4:9-10)
 
Easter Sunday – April 12
  • Worship Service: 8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
  • Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
 


Garage Sale

Saturday, March 21, 2020 • 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 11-19 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 19 starting at noon, and Friday, March 20 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, March 1, 2020

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
  • ham
  • mashed potatoes
  • vegetables
  • rolls


Hoops for Haiti

Friday, January 24, 2020 •  6pm

Rockford High School Gymnasium (4100 Kroes St. • map)

Rockford vs. Hudsonville

Rockford Basketball presents the 11th Annual Hoops for Haiti. Please join us for a family-friendly event supporting the work a team from Rockford will be doing in Haiti this summer.

Activities include:

  • Hoops for Haiti T-shirt Sale
  • Espwa Boutique Sale
  • Silent Auction
  • Face Painting
  • Hula Hoop Competition
  • Halftime Shooting for Haiti
  • Paper Airplane Contest
  • 50/50 Drawing
  • Bake Sale
  • AND So Much More!
 


Chili Cookoff

Sunday, February 16, 2020

in the gym following Sunday School (12:15)
 
Missions Chili Cook-off! Join us in the gym after Sunday School on February 16 as we enjoy some award-winning chili! Claire Guisfredi from North Kent Connect will be our guest speaker, and Rachel DeKuiper will give a brief update on all missions. Cost: donations toward missions! This year you will vote with your donations. Each chili entry will have a donation jar, and the one that raises the most money wins! Cash and checks accepted (no coins, please).
 
Season up those chili pots! We are looking for 20 people to enter our chili cook-off on February 16. If you want to offer cheese or sour cream as well, go ahead and bring it. We will provide hot dogs, tortilla chips, oyster crackers, and dessert. To enter, please RSVP with your name and the type of chili to connect@rockfordrc.org.
 


Bible Studies – Wednesdays

Wednesdays • 6:45-8:00pm

Learning from the Word and Loving Jesus
Fireside Room 253
Begins January 29, 2020
Led by Pastor Tim
 
Many of us have struggled to consistently read, study, and benefit from the Bible because we don’t know how to get to the meaning and personal application. This class is about becoming equipped to read, study, and apply the Bible so that it comes alive for us and changes us. We will learn a lot about the Bible itself and practice using some key questions and techniques for the interpretation and personal application of various kinds of texts. Take your Bibles along to the class. But a book entitled, “A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible” will also serve as a resource for us. Please sign up and let us know if you plan to participate so that we know how many books to order. Note that it is OK if you sometimes travel or for other reasons are unable to make it to the class. Come when you can and you will benefit from our learning and practice together.
 
 
Go Fish – Women’s Bible Study
Room 250
Begins January 29, 2020
Led by Polly Johnson
 
This new study by Andy Stanley will take the struggle out of sharing your faith. Go Fish offers a new perception of the word “evangelism” by showing how believers can make it natural, easy part of everyday life. Divided into a six-session study, participants will enjoy the DVD lessons and thought-provoking study guide that help change the way they view sharing their faith.


REAL Men

Every other Friday, 7am, Arnie’s Restaurant

REAL exists to strengthen our relationship with Christ and with each other by authentically sharing our faith journey so we all can be encouraged and grow in our faith.
 
REAL is a group that strives to create authentic and meaningful relationships among men and that desires a deeper relationship with Christ. It is a group that believes God is actively working in our lives, and that we all have a story that He wants us to tell. It is not a Bible study or an accountability group, and it is not exclusive to RRC, so invite others! Each meeting will feature a speaker. See below for the current schedule.
 
Note: Starting in January, we will be meeting at Arnie’s Restaurant, 34 S Squires St, downtown Rockford. The restaurant isn’t open at that time, so we have the place to ourselves. Coffee and refreshments provided.
 

Goals

  • Relationship – God created to us to be in fellowship, and when we share in life, we experience the fullness of the life he created for us.
  • Encouragement – God has enriched our lives with experiences that are not just for us. The blessings and tribulations of our lives are also intended to enrich the lives of others.
  • Authenticity – We are perfectly loved by God and our need for acceptance is found in Him alone. This frees us to express ourselves as who we are, not as who we wish we were.
  • Love – With humility and grace towards others as God does with each of us.
 

Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

  • Jan 10 & 24
  • Feb 7 & 21
  • Mar 6 & 20
  • Apr 3 & 17
  • May 1 & 15


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