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).
 
 



Parents’ Night Out

Saturday, Dec 14, 2019 • 5:30-8:00pm

Parents’ Night Out – Pajama Party! Drop off your kids (ages infant through 5th grade) in the gym (entrance D) and enjoy a few hours of freedom! We will enjoy dinner, games, crafts, and a movie with popcorn! This is a fundraiser for our Youth students so donations are much appreciated. Please RSVP to Beth Jennings (beth@rockfordrc.org) by December 13.


NKC Food Drive

Items due November 20, 2019

This year, North Kent Connect has a very specific wish list for Rockford Reformed’s annual food drive. The following items are needed for Thanksgiving baskets.
  • Checks for the purchase of turkey and ham. Make checks out to Rockford Reformed Church and put North Kent Connect in the memo line. We will send one check to NKC after the 20th. OR donate directly to NKC during their “10 Days of $10 Turkeys” by clicking here.
  • Pasta (all varieties)
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned vegetables
  • Quinoa
  • Low sugar cereal/oatmeal


Life Group Leader Training

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019 • 7pm

Fireside Room 253, led by Pastor Tim
 
This training is open to anyone who at some point might consider starting another Life Group group or serving as a leader of a small group. Our aim is to connect all people in real gospel community. Come to learn, encourage, and challenge one another to know Jesus and share his love in deeper and more personal ways.


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
 


Haiti Mission Trip

Donations due Sunday, July 21, 2019

As you know, RRC has been serving in Haiti for nearly a decade. We have been blessed to work alongside the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (HFAP) and are still extremely invested in this organization’s ministries. This year however, we have been called to serve in a different capacity and are excited about this new opportunity.
 
On July 29, a team from Rockford will be traveling to Haiti to serve with Greg Yoder and Christian World Outreach (CWO). We will still spend a day serving with HFAP in Port-au-Prince, but then will head to the countryside to serve with CWO. We are extremely excited to see another side of Haiti and share the gospel with some of the world’s most unreached people. While there, we will be sharing His love with 500+ children in the community of Monbin.
 
With any new opportunity, there are also new challenges. One of our challenges has to do with fundraising. We are traveling to La Victoire in northern Haiti and therefore have additional travel expenses to consider. We also would LOVE to share a meal with the 500 children that we work with each day. We want to feed their souls and their bodies, but know that we can only do so with the support of our friends and family.
 
With that said, we are sincerely asking for your prayers. Pray that God will prepare us for our visit and bless our efforts as we minister to the people of Haiti. We also need prayers that our financial needs will be met. At this time, we need to raise $4,500 for the feeding program we hope to provide in the countryside. Donations can be made directly to CWO online at cwomissions.org. Please designate in the comments section that your donation is for the Rockford team. You can also donate by writing a check to RRC Missions. Please include in the memo line that your donation is for Haiti.
 
Please know that whether you feel led to contribute financially, through prayer, or both, all of your support is greatly appreciated. We look forward to doing God’s work in Haiti and letting you know all about how God has worked through this team when we return later in August.
 
Supplies needed for Haiti:
Canned Chicken
Canned Tuna
Baby Formula
Size 4 Diapers
Size 5 Diapers
Diaper Wipes
Baby Shampoo
Baby Soap
Protein Bars
Powdered Gatorade
Granola Bars
Peanut Butter
Kids Snacks (individually wrapped…crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, etc.)
 
*Donations can be dropped off in the bins at church anytime between now and July 21.
 
**Donations can also be dropped off at Espwa Boutique between 11 am and 4 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and between 11 am and 5 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Make a donation AND receive 10% off your total Espwa purchase that day!
 
***Monetary donations are also being accepted for this year’s trip and are greatly appreciated. You can make a check out to RRC Missions and place in the Missions Mailbox at church OR you can donate online at cwomissions.org. Simply click “Donate”, “Haiti”, and type “Rockford” in the comments section. Your prayers and donations are greatly appreciated.
 
Thank you for supporting this summer’s mission trip to Haiti!
 


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.
 
 


After-Service Socials

June 16 – September 1, 2019

After-Service Socials will begin on Sunday, June 16.  Join us in the gym after each service this summer for an opportunity to connect with people in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss this chance to meet, greet, and eat! Snacks may be simple, such as cookies and milk, but each week is a surprise! If your family, small group, or ministry is willing to host a week, please let Laura Jolliffe know.
 

Hosts

  • June 16 – Staff
  • June 23 – Adult Ministry Team
  • June 30 – Care Group 1
  • July 7 – Tuesday Women’s Bible Study
  • July 14 – Care Group 6
  • July 21 – Care Group 2
  • July 28 – Care Group 4
  • August 4 – Care Group 5
  • August 11 – Care Group 3
  • August 18 – Kids Hope
  • August 25 – Deacons
  • September 1 – Labor Day Ladies


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.


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!