KidLife Club Christmas Program

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

  • 6:00: Christmas dinner in the gym
  • 6:45: Christmas program in the Sanctuary
Everyone is invited to our annual KidLife Club Christmas Celebration! Be sure to tell your family, friends, and neighbors to join us for this fun event!
 


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
 


Spark in the Dark

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

6-8pm in the gym
 
Join us for our 5th annual Spark in the Dark party the day before Halloween! There will be games, food, prizes, candy, and more! Invite your friends and family! Costumes welcome.
 
Note: This is not a “normal” KidLife Club night – we are not meeting in separate groups and leaders are not responsible for watching the children. We want this to be a family event, so come join your kids for a night of fun! It’s also a great time to invite friends and neighbors to RRC. Hot dogs will be available along with other snacks. If you have any questions, please call 866-2308 or email connect@rockfordrc.org.
 



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).
 



Winter Mixer

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

6:00 simple supper • 6:30-8:00 mixer
 
Pioneer Clubs and Middle School Youth Group – Invite your friends and join us for a night of mixed-up fun! Wear your craziest, mixed-up outfit and get ready for group games and other fun activities! Prizes (including gift cards) for who brings the most friends, craziest outfit, and more!
 
Our Skippers and Scooters (Kindergarten and under) will be having their own Snow Night! We won’t be outdoors sledding this year, but we will bring the fun indoors for some snow games, activities, and a fun snack (including chocolate milk!)


Pando

Pando 2014

Wed, Feb 4, 2015 • 6-8pm

Pioneer Clubs (grades 1-5) and MS (grades 6-8)

  • Who: 1st through 5th grade Pioneer Club Members, RRCYM Middle Schoolers, and their families
  • When: Wednesday, February 4
  • Where: Pando Winter Sports Park, 8076 Belding Rd. (map)
  • Time: Meet at Pando at 6pm and tube until 8pm
  • Cost: $12 for 11 and older, $10 for 10 and below. Pre-buy tickets at church January 14, 21, or 28.

Sign up by the Pioneer Club office if you plan on attending! A Pando waiver must be signed by a parent for each person attending at time of purchase (download and print).

There will be NO regular Pioneer Clubs or MS Youth Group meeting this night. Skippers and Scooters will have a sledding night here at church!

You MUST check in with Laura Jolliffe when you arrive at Pando. Parents are responsible for dropping off and picking up children, and are encouraged to stay and participate in the fun!

Hot chocolate and cookies will be available for all tubers throughout the night. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Jolliffe at 350-3351 or email connections.rrc@gmail.com.

Skippers & Scooters (ages 2-Kindergarten)

  • When: Wednesday, February 4
  • Where: Here at church! Outside, weather permitting.
  • Time: Dinner at 6 in the Family Life Center, sledding and activities to follow!
  • What to bring: Snow pants, winter jacket, boots, hat, mittens, scarf, sled

Parents: at 6 we will have dinner in the Family Life Center. At 6:30 we will go sledding on the hill behind the Family Life Center. Please bring a sled. We may have a few extras, but there are no guarantees. Please stay to help your children while sledding and dressing/undressing. Thank you!

Come for a night of wintery fun!

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Jolliffe at 350-3351 or email connections.rrc@gmail.com.



Mystery Party

Mystery Party
 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 

Kids – invite your friends to our Pioneer Clubs Special Event – a Mystery Party! We hope you have been working on your detective skills, because you are going to need them for a fun night of following clues and finding surprises! Dinner at 6:00, party from 6:30-8:00. No costumes please. See you there!


Pioneer Clubs Registration

Pioneer Clubs Registration 2014
Pioneer Clubs 2014-2015 kicks off on Wednesday, September 17 with a pizza party! Join us in the gym at 6pm for pizza, followed by our kick-off meeting at 6:30 in the Sanctuary. Parents are encouraged to stay the whole evening.


Rag Ball Ornaments

Rag Ball Ornaments

Rag ball ornaments made by our Pioneer Clubs children are available on the lower level near the Pioneer Clubs office for you to take. Donations benefit our 2014 Haiti Mission Team.

About the ornaments

In Haiti, children make soccer balls out of rags. These “rag ball” ornaments were made to remind us of our blessings and to support the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty.

Jwaye Nowel! Merry Christmas!



Pioneer Clubs Update

The Beacon - September/October 2012

By Brenda VanderHeide • From our September/October 2012 newsletter

Pioneer Clubs are for children ages 2 years through 5th grade. We meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m. starting in the Sanctuary. Parents of 2-year-olds through Kindergarten must stay in the building during Clubs. It’s a perfect chance to check out the Adult Bible Studies going on at the same time!

Come early the first night for a family pizza party – 6:00 p.m., September 19 in the Family Life Center.

Our theme this year is based on Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Volunteers are needed! Parents and church members, please prayerfully consider leading a Bible Exploration (4 weeks), or being a club leader or helper. We have many areas that need extra hands and hearts, even outside of the club classrooms.

Please check out our club information table at the Fall Festival on Sunday, September 9. Club registration will be available there.