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Beacon – February 2016

The Fred Team Relay


August 5-6, 2016

Please register with Dan Triezenberg by February 29

Are you a runner? Are you interested in joining a church team for a 200 mile running relay race? The Fred Running Relay Race travels from Comstock Park to Cadillac and back. A team is made up of 6-12 runners taking legs for the duration of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail and back. The race is August 5-6. If you are interested or want to know more, please call or email Dan Triezenberg before February 29 – or 616-915-3574.

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Profession of Faith Retreat

Profession of Faith Retreat

Friday-Saturday, April 1-2, 2016

Middle and High School students: If you have ever been interested in making a Profession of Faith, or if you have any questions regarding what that entails, we invite you to join us for our Profession of Faith Retreat! Contact Brian with any questions. No cost!

Guest Pastor – Tony Campbell

TonyCampbellOn Sunday, February 14, RRC welcomes Tony Campbell as our guest pastor, teaching on the topic Prayer That Heals. Tony Campbell is the Coordinator for African American/Black Ministries for the Reformed Church in America. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and Yale Divinity School. He pastored churches in South Carolina and Texas and has worked extensively with community development: as executive director for community mobilization for America’s Promise while Colin Powell was chairman, as president of the Institute for Educational Partners, and since 2004 as vice president for community investments for Heart of West Michigan United Way. Campbell is married to Molly, and they have five children: Ben, Sarah, Paul, Emma, and Madison.

Worship Ways

Worship Ways

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The Elementary KidLife kids (K-5th grade) are taking part in a 5-week curriculum called “Worship Ways”. The objective is to understand the importance of worship in our relationship with God and to explore various ways children can worship, with the goal of leading the congregation during a morning worship service. 
The Elementary KidLife kids will be leading worship on Sunday, March 6, 2016 (both services)!
Our goal is 100% participation both during the next several weeks of preparation but also during both services on March 6. We understand this is not possible for everyone and we will work with the kids who are not with us every week so they don’t feel like they missed anything. Please let us know if your child will not be present on March 6 so that we can plan accordingly.

Adoption Fundraiser – Shantz

Hearts for Orphans Special Event

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

7-9pm Open House Style • Fellowship Hall
Our Hearts for Orphans Jewelry Fundraiser this year will be to help Bren and Audrey Shantz. In case you haven’t heard, they are very soon going to be fostering/adopting and need to get a couple of rooms ready for 2-3 kids. Our generous jewelry lady at Premier Designs donates ALL of her profits to our orphan ministry – that 50% of total sales! Our goal is to have a $2,000 show and raise $1,000!!!
Can’t come but would like to order? There will be catalogs at the information desk on Sunday, February 14 & 21. Place orders and catalogs in Rebecca Cruttenden’s mailbox.
Our theme this year is THE POWER OF ONE! Ladies, would you…
  • purchase 1 piece of jewelry
  • take 1 jewelry catalog on Sunday, Feb. 14
  • ask 1 friend to also purchase 1 piece of jewelry
  • pray for Bren and Audrey’s kids for 1 minute every time you wear your jewelry?

Winter Mixer


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

6:00 simple supper • 6:30-8:00 mixer
Pioneer Clubs and Middle School Youth Group – Invite your friends and join us for a night of mixed-up fun! Wear your craziest, mixed-up outfit and get ready for group games and other fun activities! Prizes (including gift cards) for who brings the most friends, craziest outfit, and more!
Our Skippers and Scooters (Kindergarten and under) will be having their own Snow Night! We won’t be outdoors sledding this year, but we will bring the fun indoors for some snow games, activities, and a fun snack (including chocolate milk!)

Beacon – January 2016

Hoops for Haiti

Hoops for Haiti

Friday, January 15, 2016 •  6pm

Rockford High School Gymnasium (4100 Kroes St. • map)

Rockford vs. Hudsonville

Rockford Basketball in conjunction with the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty presents the 7th Annual Hoops for Haiti. Come watch Rockford take on Hudsonville while enjoying activities that raise funds for the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty, as well as help fund Rockford teams that will be going to Haiti this summer. To donate an item to the silent auction or to make a monetary donation, please contact Rachel DeKuiper at or 616-874-3399. Thank you! 

Other activities:

  • Hoops for Haiti T-shirt Sale (in advance at The Ram Shack and at the door)
  • Gift of Hope Sale (items made in Haiti)
  • Silent Auction
  • Face Painting
  • Halftime Shooting for Haiti
  • 50/50 Drawing
  • Bake Sale
  • Almond Leaf Chiropractic Chair Massages

Sermon Series: Prayer That Will Change Your World


Prayer That Will Change Your World

Nearly everyone believes that prayer makes a difference. But do you believe that your prayers make a difference? How can you pray effectively and authentically? In this sermon series we hope to answer those questions and more!
January 3 – Hebrews 4:14-16
Gaining an Audience with God
January 10 – Psalm 145:1-21
True Prayer
January 17 – Matthew 6:9-10
The Lord’s Prayer – Release of God’s Kingdom
January 24 – Matthew 6:11-15
The Lord’s Prayer – Release of God’s Provision
January 31 – John 14:12-14
Praying in Jesus’ Name
February 7 – Mark 10:46-51
Practical Prayers