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?


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

Relying on the Holy Spirit:
Discover Who He Is and How He Works (begins March 3, 2020)
Led by Marcia Coleman & Carol Knox, Room 212
 
It’s not a bad thing for Christians to respond to the Holy Spirit with wide-eyed wonder. Certainly, the Holy Spirit should inspire our awe and admiration. Unfortunately, for many believers these feelings of wonder come about as a result of puzzlement instead of adoration. But the truth of the matter is that the role of the Holy Spirit does not have to be a mystery in our lives and we will miss out greatly on God’s power if we choose to ignore Him. In Relying on the Holy Spirit, Charles F. Stanley cuts through the confusion and introduces us to a living Person as real and active as God the Father and Christ the Son. We can know what God’s Word says about who the Spirit is–and how to develop a relationship with Him.
 



SeptemberFest

Sunday, September 8, 2018

Sunday, September 8 is our annual SeptemberFest! We will once again have our worship service outdoors, so dress for the weather. It’s forecasted to be a bit chilly, so wear something warm! Please bring chairs if you can – maybe even extras to share with those who don’t bring their own. We will have folding chairs available for those who need them. KidLife Worship and nursery will be available.
 
After service, it’s time to eat! Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided, along with buns, toppings, tableware, and water. Please bring a dish to share (salads, sides, chips, desserts, etc.). You can drop it off in the gym / kitchen before service. This year, we plan to have the food tables set up in the gym so we don’t have to worry about the wind blowing everything away. Once you get your food, please head back outside to eat. We will have some tables set up, or just circle up the chairs you brought! Please don’t bring chairs into the gym.
 
We will also be handing out information on all of our various ministries, fall programming, and volunteer opportunities, so this is a good time to learn how to plug into the RRC community and have any questions answered.
 
Also be on the lookout for:
  • cornhole tournament – signups will be available Sunday
  • bounce houses – we will have one outdoors for the older kids, and one in the gym for kids 5 and under
  • 9 square
  • ice cream table
  • guessing jars for prizes
  • other games and activities – also feel free to bring games of your own!
  • lost and found table in the gym
 


Men’s Skeet Shoot

Saturday, August 24, 2019 • 9am

Men (and boys accompanied by an adult): Darryl DeGood is hosting a skeet shoot at his house on Saturday, August 24, beginning at 9am. BYOG and skeet and shotgun shells. Darryl will provide burgers and hot dogs for lunch along with punch and water. Please bring a snack or a dish to pass. If you have questions, you can call Darryl at 616-340-3369.


North Kent Pastor’s Feud

Thursday, October 10, 2019

An evening of fun and games to benefit North Kent Connect
Strolling dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
 
Teams of Pastors, Rotarians, Lions and community leaders battle against each other by naming the most popular answers to various survey questions. We have two participants this year – Pastor Tim and Amanda Gerhardt (Cedar Springs Rotary). Please contact Dianne Bennett if you are interested in free tickets.
 
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
 


Monday Night Golf

Monday Night Golf – Summer 2020

Hi All Golfers! Monday night golfing at Cedar Chase Golf Course is back on the schedule starting Monday, June 8. Tee times start at 5:30. No special reservation is needed. They keep a few time slots open for us. Cost is $17 for nine holes; includes 2 carts per 4-some. Carts do not have dividers but they have extra carts available for $5.
 
The $17 for golfing Cedar Chase, a top 25 rated course in Michigan, is courtesy of Michael, the owner/manager up there and is a superb deal. They appreciate our business! If anyone has a neighbor or friend to invite, Cedar is ok with that and it’s an opportunity for some fellowship time.
 
Hope to see you guys and gals up there on Mondays thru-out the summer and into the fall. If you have any questions, give me a call. Cell: 616-204-3858.
 
Jerry Coon
 
Cedar Chase Golf Club: 7551 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 (map), 616-696-2308.
 



Adult Singles

Last Saturday of the month, 1pm

Each month we meet at a restaurant, then head back to church for games and dessert in the Fireside Room. Please RSVP with Carol Knox.


Praise in the Park

Sundays • June 2-August 25, 2019 • 6pm

6:00-7:30pm at the Garden Park Stage (by the dam)
 
Come out and enjoy some Christian music along the banks of the Rogue River in downtown Rockford. Everyone is Welcome!
 
The community is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of Christian music every Sunday evening. Christian praise music will be provided by music teams from area churches and Christian bands. Join your neighbors & friends every Sunday evening at the Rockford Garden Park stage next to the dam for an evening of fellowship and praise, and maybe a family picnic! Learn more about Praise in the Park and find coupons for local restaurants on their website.
 

RRC will be playing on August 25

2019 Schedule:
June 2: Rockford United Methodist Church
June 9: River Rock Church
June 16: Father’s Day – no event scheduled
June 23: Resurrection Life Church
June 30: Grace Fellowship Church
July 7: Greenville Community Church
July 14: Crossfire Ministries Church
July 21: The Tribes Church
July 28: Rockford Baptist Church
August 4: Bridgeway Community Church
August 11: Trinity Baptist Church
August 18: Blythefield Hills Baptist Church
August 25:  Rockford Reformed Church