Hillview Learning Center

Hillview Learning Center 2019

Our friends at Hillview invite you to help out with their summer program for students. Hillview Learning Center meets M-Th from 9:45-11am. Can you spare an hour to help kids work on reading or math? You don’t need to do any planning, just show up! Adults, high school students, and middle school students accompanied by an adult can volunteer. The Learning Center is in the yellow building in the middle of the parking lot (click photo to enlarge). Sign up here.
 
 


Lifewalk

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Morley Park, Cedar Springs (map)
 
Come out and support the Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs by participating in the 24th annual LifeWalk / 5K LifeRun through the heart of Cedar Springs. This year’s theme is “Precious in His sight!”. They will be celebrating how everyone is made in the image of our God in spite of our differences as individuals because every human no matter how BIG or how small are…Precious in His sight! Great for the whole family as well as friends, kids, youth, serving, small, and church groups! Participants are encouraged to collect a minimum of $50 in pledges in lieu of the registration fee. Visit Alpha’s Event Page for all the details.
 

Walk for Life

There is another walk taking place the same day in Grand Rapids. If you are interested in joining Lori VerMerris, you can view her page here.


One Sunday

Sunday, June 9, 2019

For the past several years we have participated in the RCA “One Sunday” Pentecost Offering. This offering provides an opportunity to live out the call of Pentecost: spreading the gospel to unreached places. This year, the offering will support Doug McClintic as he prepares to move to Europe as a missionary (learn more here). To participate, please use your “special offering” envelope from your packet (or a pew envelope), mark it “Pentecost Offering,” and place it in the offering plate. Make checks payable to Rockford Reformed Church, and be sure your name and/or offering envelope number is on the envelope. You may also give online – just choose the One Sunday option.
 
 
To learn more about One Sunday, visit rca.org/onesunday. To find out more about RCA Church Multiplication, visit multiply.rca.org.


VBS

June 23-26, 2019 • 6-8pm

Calling all kids ages 3 years through those who are in (or have just completed) 5th grade! Join us for four nights at ROAR VBS, where kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. At ROAR, kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.
 
Rockford Reformed Church – 4890 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford (map) • 866-2308
 
Online registration is closed. You can still register when you get here, though – we have a registration table set up in the lobby.


Fireworks

Saturday, June 15, 2019

You are invited to enjoy the Start of Summer Celebration fireworks from the hill at Rockford Reformed Church. Starting at 8pm, come enjoy free popcorn, refreshments, and children’s activities. Please bring a chair or a blanket, your family and friends, and enjoy the beauty of the fireworks from the top of the hill at Rockford Reformed Church. Hope to see you there!
 



Trivia Night

Friday, March 13, 2020

6:15-9:00pm in the gym
Appetizers and refreshments begin at 6:15
Trivia begins promptly at 7:00!
 
Registration deadline: March 8
 
Does your brain hold a lot of useless information? Then invite your friends, neighbors, or family members (ages 18+) to join us for a fun night of trivia, led by MI Team Trivia. Enter as a team of 5-8 and work together to answer the questions. No team? No problem! We will place you with an existing team or form a team with others who come solo.
 
Cost is free! Snacks and refreshments provided! Prizes for the winning team!
 
Childcare will be provided by our youth ministry to raise funds for mission trips and retreats – nursery for ages 3 and under, activities and snacks for ages 4 and up. 


Missions Donation Bin

Spring 2019

We are currently collecting the following items. They can be placed in the giant wooden crate in the lobby:
  • North Kent Connect: cereal & oatmeal
  • The Other Way: crackers & juice boxes
 
Throughout the year, we collect donation items for various community ministries such as North Kent Connect and Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. Signs in the lobby will tell you what items we are currently looking for.


NKC Toilet Paper Drive

August 2018

RRC is collecting toilet paper during the month of August for North Kent Connect. It is one of the items they are in need of right now. Please bring donations to the church lobby – we have a large wooden crate you can place them in. Thank you for helping your neighbors in need!


Baby Bottle Blessings

May 13 – June 17, 2018

RRC is once again partnering with Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs to raise money for their organization. Alpha Family Center is a Christ-centered ministry that serves women and families who face an unwanted, unplanned, or at-risk pregnancy. By educating women who face a crisis pregnancy, women and their families are able to make informed decisions.
 
To participate in the Baby Bottle Blessings fundraiser, please pray for the center, take home an empty baby bottle, and fill it with your spare change, dollar bills, or checks (made out to Alpha Family Center). Bottles will be available at RRC on Mother’s Day, May 13. Please return them by Father’s Day, June 17. We will return them to Alpha Family Center for you. This is a great opportunity to teach our children about sharing God’s love while making a difference in the community!
 


Haiti Inquiry Meeting

Info Meeting – Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 •  12:00pm at Espwa Boutique

We are in the process of assembling a team to send to Haiti again this year. We will once again be partnering with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (haitipoverty.org) and look forward to serving alongside this amazing organization. We will meet at Espwa Boutique (120 Courtland, right across from Cinco de Mayo). Please bring something to sit on.
 
Here is what we know so far:
  • Who: Team of 21 or less (Mallery and Frentz Neptune will not be in Haiti when we are)
  • What: Mission Trip to Haiti; Focus = Education
  • Where: Hope House in Port-au-Prince and Jeremie
  • When: June 18 -25 or June 19-26 (depends on costs of flight)
  • Why: Because there are a lot of unreached people in Haiti and we have the opportunity and means to help. We work alongside the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty and embrace their vision to Educate, Equip, and Empower the Haitian people.
  • How: Fundraising for projects and in-country costs (this includes room/board, food, drivers, translators, security and is $650/person, etc) & about $1,000 cost per person (this includes airfare, application fee, passport, meds, spending money, etc.)
 
Please contact Rachel DeKuiper with any questions – rmdekuiper@rockfordschools.org.