SeptemberFest

Sunday, September 8, 2018

Sunday, September 8 is our annual SeptemberFest! We will be having our worship service outdoors followed by an all-church picnic. Details will be posted soon!


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.


Parents’ Night Out

Friday, Dec 7, 2018 • 5:30-8:00pm

Parents’ Night Out! Drop off your kids (ages infant through 5th grade) in the gym and enjoy a few hours of freedom! Our youth group will be providing care (overseen by Beth and Brian). Dinner and snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to Beth Jennings (beth@rockfordrc.org). Donations will be accepted to go towards the youth accounts.


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!
 


Cleanup Day

Monday-Tuesday, June 3 & 4, 2019 • 9-12 noon

We have another landscaping project that we could use some help with! The landscaping beds at the entrance of our parking lot are being removed due to an invasive weed that keeps returning. Come when you can, bring shovels, rakes, etc. Contact Roger Hoogewind if you have any questions.
 


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.


Garage Sale

Saturday, March 16, 2019 • 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 6-15 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 14 starting at noon, and Friday, March 15 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).