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Beacon – December 2015



Online Giving

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RRC now has online giving – you can give directly from your phone or computer! There’s a link to the form on the front page of our website, or you can just go there directly by clicking here.

The process is easy and secure! Make one time donations, or set up a recurring donation. You don’t have to create an account, but if you do, you won’t have to re-enter your information each time.

Screen 1: Enter the amount you wish to give, and choose which fund it goes toward. Most of you will choose “General Fund”, otherwise known as M&M / Ministry and Missions. You can donate to more than one fund at once by clicking on the “add gift” button.

Screen 2: Here you enter your information. It is helpful to our accounting staff if you include your envelope number in the provided spot. We need your email address so we can send you a receipt.

Screen 3: Here you enter your payment type. You can draw directly from your checking account (the preferred method), or you can use your debit/credit card. If you use your debit/credit card, you will notice the option to help cover the 3% transaction fees associated with processing the card. For example, if you donate $100, the church actually receives only $97 once credit card processing fees are deducted. You can elect to cover that so that the church nets the full $100 (you would pay $103).

That’s all there is to it! If you have any questions, please contact the front office or email connections.rrc@gmail.com.



Gift of Hope Boutique

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Stop in any time 5-8pm (open house style), enjoy some refreshments, and shop!
 
Purchase with a Purpose! Please join us for a special opportunity to purchase unique handmade goods…and change lives at the same time. Spread the word, bring your friends, and let’s get into the spirit of gifting. Featuring handmade jewelry, linens, clothing, clutches/purses/bags, totes, jam, and more. All items are on hand – cash and carry!
 
6970 Vista de Oro, Rockford, MI 49341, 616-826-2015
 
Gift of Hope is a ministry of Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. Enterprising Haitian women use their own handiwork so they can afford to keep their children by creating and selling beautiful, high-quality items to people like you, who give others the gift of hope.
 
Time after time mothers come to our gate and our clinics bringing their children in desperation – in need of food, medications, or other necessities. We ask, “If you could provide for your child, would you keep him?” A resounding “YES” is always the reply. Gift of Hope provides struggling mothers with the skills and income they need to better care for their children. (Mallery Neptune, Founder and Director of HFAP)
 
To lean more about Gift of Hope, please visit their website (giftofhopehaiti.org).


Christmas Music Celebration

Christmas Music Celebration

Sunday, December 13, 2015

8:45 & 11:00 a.m. Worship Services
 
Invite your family and friends! We are planning on a special musical Sunday celebration featuring the Celebration Choir, women’s trio, children’s choir, kids’ bell choir, praise team, RPM puppets, videos, scripture readings, and meditations.
 
Everyone is invited to join our Celebration Choir! We will meet in the sanctuary for rehearsals from 6:30-7:30pm on Tuesdays, December 1 and December 8. The choir will learn two songs to sing in the services on December 13. Anyone interested in participating in the Celebration Choir should contact Marcia Shanken in the church office (866-2308).


Newcomers Lunch

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Second Sunday of select months in the Fellowship Hall following the 11am worship service

 
If you are new to Rockford Reformed Church, you are invited to join Pastor Paul for a casual lunch in the Fellowship Hall! It’s a great opportunity to meet others, have your questions answered, and learn more about what RRC has to offer! Children are welcome! To RSVP to our next lunch, please call the front office at 866-2308, or email connect@rockfordrc.org.
 
Next lunch: February 12, 2017


Beacon – November 2015



Sermon Series – The Christmas Miracle

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The Christmas Miracle

How to welcome God’s work in your life
 

“Your holy Father is ready to bring wonders to you, to work them in you, that through you He might change the world around you!” – Jack Hayford

The Christmas Miracle is this: God came to Mary, an ordinary, imperfect maiden, and by the Holy Spirit miraculously conceived in her Jesus – God’s own son and the Savior of the world. This miracle contains a promise for you! God wants to come to you, an ordinary, imperfect person, and work miraculously in you to change your life, and then work through you to bring his salvation and life to others.

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” – The Apostle Paul (2 Corinthians 4:7)
 
November 29, 2015 – 1st Sunday in Advent
Faith to Receive God’s Miracle
 
December 6, 2015: 2nd Sunday in Advent
The Way Miracles Happen
 
December 13, 2015: 3rd Sunday in Advent
Christmas Music Celebration
 
December 20, 2015: 4th Sunday in Advent
Learning to Grow with a Miracle
 
December 24, 2015: Christmas Eve (services at 4&6pm)
Giving Birth to God’s Miracle
 
December 27, 2015: The Wise Men
Taking Hold of God’s Miracle


Men’s Game Night

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Friday, November 20, 2015

7:30pm in the Fireside Room
Join us for a Men’s Game Night! Games and snacks will be provided, but you are welcome to bring more! Please use Entrance B (west door). Contact Bren Shantz with any questions.


Beacon – October 2015



Men’s Friday Morning Breakfast

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January-May, 2016

Beginning January 15, the Men at Rockford Reformed will resume meeting every other Friday morning in the Fireside Room from 6:30 to 7:30 to begin to discover God’s real plan for men. We’ll be learning what it really means to be a man and capture an inspiring vision of authentic manhood.
 
We’ll be watching “33” – a series of video talks that look at the 33 years of Jesus’ life on earth to give us a model of true manhood. See the trailer here. Though we’ve gone through this series before, we are doing it again, this time at a slower pace. So, if you missed it the first time around, now’s your chance to dive in!
 
Here’s the schedule:
  • 6:30am Breakfast – eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, granola bars, and coffee
  • 6:45am Video & Discussion – while we’re finishing breakfast we’ll watch an inspiring video together, then talk about what we just learned and how it impacts our lives
 
The ten sessions will include:
  • Create and Cultivate (Jan 15, 2016)
  • Create and Cultivate (Jan 29)
  • Manhood Definition (Feb 12)
  • Manhood Definition (Feb 26)
  • King/Warrior (Mar 11)
  • King/Warrior (Mar 25)
  • Lover/Friend (Apr 8)
  • Lover/Friend (Apr 22)
  • Seasons (May 6)
  • Seasons (May 20)
 
If you have any questions, you can contact Kevin Johnson, Seth Clayton, or Bren Shantz.