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Bible Studies – Tuesdays

Tuesdays • 9:30-11:00am

Nehemiah: The Courage to Face Opposition (begins Sept. 10, 2019)
Led by Marcia Coleman & Carol Knox, Room 212
 
Nehemiah was a leader who faced opposition and difficulty from every side – even from his own people. Yet he stood against the enemy and trusted God. Although we may never confront our enemies in war, we can learn from Nehemiah’s courage and faith as we struggle with the world and its values.
 



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!


Men’s Skeet Shoot

Saturday, August 24, 2019 • 9am

Men (and boys accompanied by an adult): Darryl DeGood is hosting a skeet shoot at his house on Saturday, August 24, beginning at 9am. BYOG and skeet and shotgun shells. Darryl will provide burgers and hot dogs for lunch along with punch and water. Please bring a snack or a dish to pass. If you have questions, you can call Darryl at 616-340-3369.


Backpack Drive

Items due August 18, 2019

Our goal: 120 backpacks
 
We are currently collecting new and gently used backpacks for the kids at the Hillview Learning Center. They will be handed out at their end-of-summer party. You can place them in the missions collection bin in the lobby any time through August 18. Thank you!
 


North Kent Pastor’s Feud

Thursday, October 10, 2019

An evening of fun and games to benefit North Kent Connect
Strolling dinner begins at 6:00 p.m.
 
Teams of Pastors, Rotarians, Lions and community leaders battle against each other by naming the most popular answers to various survey questions. We have two participants this year – Pastor Tim and Amanda Gerhardt (Cedar Springs Rotary). Please contact Dianne Bennett if you are interested in free tickets.
 
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
 


Monday Night Golf

Monday Night Golf – Summer 2019

Monday night golfing has started! For $15, you get 9 holes and a cart on one of Michigan’s top courses. Tee times start at 5pm. No reservations are needed – just show up and be prepared to have a great time golfing! The kitchen is open if you want to get a bite to eat when you are done. Tee times are reserved throughout the summer, so come when you can! Please contact Jerry Coon with any questions (616-204-3858, gerald.l.coon@gmail.com).
 
Cedar Chase Golf Club: 7551 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 (map), 616-696-2308.
 



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.
 
 


Adult Singles

Last Saturday of the month, 1pm

Each month we meet at a restaurant, then head back to church for games and dessert in the Fireside Room. Please RSVP with Carol Knox.
Summer 2019: we are taking the months of June-August off and will meet again in September.


Praise in the Park

Sundays • June 2-August 25, 2019 • 6pm

6:00-7:30pm at the Garden Park Stage (by the dam)
 
Come out and enjoy some Christian music along the banks of the Rogue River in downtown Rockford. Everyone is Welcome!
 
The community is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of Christian music every Sunday evening. Christian praise music will be provided by music teams from area churches and Christian bands. Join your neighbors & friends every Sunday evening at the Rockford Garden Park stage next to the dam for an evening of fellowship and praise, and maybe a family picnic! Learn more about Praise in the Park and find coupons for local restaurants on their website.
 

RRC will be playing on August 25

2019 Schedule:
June 2: Rockford United Methodist Church
June 9: River Rock Church
June 16: Father’s Day – no event scheduled
June 23: Resurrection Life Church
June 30: Grace Fellowship Church
July 7: Greenville Community Church
July 14: Crossfire Ministries Church
July 21: The Tribes Church
July 28: Rockford Baptist Church
August 4: Bridgeway Community Church
August 11: Trinity Baptist Church
August 18: Blythefield Hills Baptist Church
August 25:  Rockford Reformed Church