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Seniors Exercise Class

Tuesdays, 9-10am
 
The Seniors Exercise Class meets every Tuesday in the gym from 9-10am. These one-hour sessions are designed to meet the needs of active older participants, focusing on strength, balance, flexibility, and cognitive function. $5 drop-in fee. Please bring an exercise mat, water, and facial mask. Weights are provided, please bring something to carry them home in (such as a reusable grocery bag). Class is run by Kathie Gebben, CPT, Senior Fitness Specialist, NASM. New participants welcome!

november

tue03nov9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

tue10nov9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

tue17nov9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

tue24nov9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

december

tue01dec9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

tue08dec9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

tue15dec9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

tue22dec9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

tue29dec9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym

january

tue05jan9:00 amSeniors' Exercise Class9:00 am RRC Gym



Men’s Trap Shoot

Saturday, August 8, 2020 • 5pm

Men (and boys accompanied by an adult): Darryl DeGood is hosting a trap shoot at his house on Saturday, August 8, beginning at 5pm. BYOG and traps and shotgun shells. Please bring money to help cover food (we’ll order it). If you have questions, you can call Darryl at 616-340-3369.


Indoor Service

September 13: This week we will be outdoors at 10am for SeptemberFest
Because of the limited capacity at this time, we ask that you please let us know if you are coming. The first 75 people to sign up will get a confirmation that they are on the list. If you don’t make it one week, you will go to the top of the list for the next week. You can RSVP by calling the church office and leaving a message (866-2308), texting Laura, or sending an email to connect@rockfordrc.org.
There are some who may wish to consider worshipping from home:
  • If you are part of the vulnerable population (over the age of 65, or if you have a medical condition or are on medications that compromise your immune system).
  • If you are at higher risk of having exposure to coronavirus (you work in a setting with definite or likely contact with people who have Covid-19, or if you have traveled to an area with a high prevalence or Covid-19 in the past 2 weeks).
  • If you aren’t comfortable wearing a mask.
  • We know some of you are excited to be back together, but please be wise in assessing your own health. Church is one of those places we often show up to no matter how we feel, but at this time, that doesn’t work. Staying home while sick is a way we love our neighbor, so please help us out with that.

Overview

Here’s what to expect for our indoor service:

Details

  • Masks are required for those 2 and over. We have individually wrapped cloth masks available for adults and older kids (that you may keep). A $5 donation to North Kent Connect is appreciated. We also have individually wrapped disposable child-size masks.
  • Bring your Bible (pew Bibles have been removed)
  • Please use Entrance A, which will be propped open. The elevator will be available if necessary, but we are trying to keep the majority of the building closed at this time.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines: keep a minimum of 6 feet from all non-household members. We know you will want to handshake, hug, and greet each other warmly because you haven’t seen people in a while, but we need to save those greetings for the future.
  • Singing will take place only at the end of the service and masks will still be required. This allows those who don’t wish to be in the room during singing a chance to leave early (since singing can be as bad as coughing when spreading droplets).
  • No printed bulletins – everything will be on the screens
  • We will not be passing an offering plate. Drop boxes are available in the sanctuary and in the lobby.
  • The lobby bathrooms are available for urgent needs. Only one person/family is permitted at a time, and please use the provided disinfectant wipes and spray to clean all surfaces touched when done.
  • There will be no childcare or nursery available at this time. So just be prepared for kids who are restless and noisy. This is ok!


Outdoor Service

July 19: No outdoor service. Live service online @ 9am.
While the building is still closed, we will be having service outdoors at 9am as long as weather permits it. An email will be sent out each week with more information.
Our goal is to worship God with consideration for the safety of others and ourselves. The service will take place in the back parking lot. Here are a few guidelines that we ask you to please abide by.
 
There are some who may wish to consider worshipping from home or in their car:
  • If you are part of the vulnerable population (over the age of 65, or if you have a medical condition or are on medications that compromise your immune system).
  • If you are at higher risk of having exposure to coronavirus (you work in a setting with definite or likely contact with people who have Covid-19, or if you have traveled to an area with a high prevalence or Covid-19 in the past 2 weeks).
  • We know some of you are excited to be back together, but please be wise in assessing your own health. Church is one of those places we often show up to no matter how we feel, but at this time, that doesn’t work. Staying home while sick is a way we love our neighbor, so please help us out with that.

What to Bring

  • Chairs if you won’t be sitting in your car.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for those 2 and over. We have individually wrapped cloth masks available for adults and older kids (that you may keep). A $5 donation to North Kent Connect is appreciated. We also have individually wrapped disposable child-size masks. We are encouraging masks not out of fear, but out of love for others, because any one of us could be a carrier of Covid-19 and not know it. Wearing a mask helps prevent us from spreading it to those around us.
  • Water or drinks if you think you might need them.
  • Sunglasses. Because of the parking lot acoustics and so that Tim doesn’t have to stare into the sun, he will be preaching from the southeast corner of the back lot, which means that some of us will be facing the sun.
  • Your Bible.
  • A gracious attitude! We are all doing our best and figuring things out as we go.
  • Also, until we are able to get a tent or canopy, you may want to bring an umbrella for shade.

Arriving

  • Ushers will be in the parking lot to direct you.
  • Those who plan to stay in their car will be directed to the north side of the back lot. We ask that those staying in their cars turn their engines off. If you have difficulty hearing, the sermon will be transmitted via radio – tune in to 97.5 FM.
  • Those with chairs will park and walk to the south side of the back lot. If mobility is not a problem for you, please leave the closer spaces (nearer the prayer garden) available for those who need them. We have marked off socially distant seating areas and ushers will be there to guide you. We ask that only those who live in the same household sit together at this time.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines: keep a minimum of 6 feet from all non-household members. We know you will want to handshake, hug, and greet each other warmly because you haven’t seen people in a while, but we need to save those greetings for the future.

During & After Service

  • The order of service, song lyrics, and scripture will be emailed each week. You can print them off, or bring your phone with you. We will also have a paper printout available if you need it.
  • We will not be passing an offering plate. We will have drop boxes available. Online giving and mail-in giving are both still an option.
  • The bathrooms will be available for urgent needs. Please use Entrance D (the gym entrance). Only one person/family is permitted at a time, and please use the provided disinfectant wipes and spray to clean all surfaces touched when done. We also ask that you don’t go throughout the building at this time.
  • There will be no childcare or nursery available at this time. So just be prepared for kids who are restless and noisy. This is ok!
  • After service: Although an organized fellowship time will have to wait, you are free to safely connect with people after worship elsewhere. The ushers will help direct everyone to leave in an orderly fashion. Those in cars will be the first to leave.


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Prayer Request Privacy Level

Prayer Requests

You can use the form above to submit prayer requests. A few notes:
 
Submitting your own prayer request
 
Though you may submit anonymously, it helps those praying to know who they are praying for, and to have a way to contact you if they need more information or want to check back in.
 
There are several levels of privacy that you can choose from, each one offering a wider circle of people praying.
 
1 – Pastor only
2 – Plus elders
3 – Plus prayer groups, prayer chain
4 – Entire congregation
 
Weekly Email
 
Any congregation-wide request will be included in a weekly email that gets sent out. If you would like to receive this weekly email, let us know. This helps us maintain a little more privacy than publishing them on the website.
 
Submitting on behalf of others
 
If you hear of a prayer need for someone, you can submit it here and we will keep it private as we direct it to the proper people. If you have a prayer request for another congregation member, we will need to confirm with them that they are ok with sharing their information before we include it in the weekly email.


Derby Car Race

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 • 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).
 


Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 11, 2020 • 9:30am

Join us for a morning of family fun! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 11. The egg hunt will begin at 9:30am on the front lawn. All kids infant through 5th grade are invited to participate! Bring your friends!
 
Immediately following the egg hunt, there will be a family pancake breakfast in the gym. Suggested donation for breakfast: $3 for adults, $2 for children, $10 family max. 


Holy Week

Holy Week 2020

Palm Sunday – April 5
  • Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
 
Maundy Thursday – April 9
  • No Maundy Thursday service this year, we encourage you to attend the Good Friday service
 
Good Friday – April 10
  • Community Good Friday Service: 7:00 p.m.
  • Crossfire Church, 330 Rockford Park Dr. (the old American Legion building right up the street)
  • Sponsored by the Rockford Area Ministerial Association
  • Pastor Tim will be one of the pastors leading this year, with the theme “This is Love” (1 John 4:9-10)
 
Easter Sunday – April 12
  • Worship Service: 8:00 a.m.
  • Breakfast: 9:00 a.m.
  • Worship Service: 10:00 a.m.
 


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).
 
 



HS Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday, March 1, 2020

12:30pm In the gym • Family and friends are invited to join us for a delicious dinner and to support our High School Youth Group as they raise funds for their mission trips and retreats!
 
Menu
  • ham
  • mashed potatoes
  • vegetables
  • rolls