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Lake Day


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Middle and High School Lake Day at the VanderHeide’s cottage. We will be leaving from church at 9am and will return at 9pm. Please bring sandals, a towel, sunscreen, bathing suit (modest), and a life jacket if you have one. Please sign up at the Youth Ministry bulletin board if you plan on coming so we have an idea of how many to expect. Thank you!

HS Bonfire

High School Bonfire

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 • 7-9pm

High schoolers are invited to a bonfire at the Marsman’s house (9210 13 Mile Road, Rockford)! Smores will be provided. Please bring camp chairs if you have them!

Beacon – June 2015

Noise Night

Noise Night

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • 6:30 – 8:00pm

Boys and girls just leaving 3rd-5th grade, come and make the loudest noise you can! Invite your friends! There will be prizes in categories such as: loudest noise made by a student, boys vs. girls, and bringing the most friends.
Rules: You can bring and use many different items to make a loud noise during the competitions, but there is one rule. The noise must be powered by you, so no batteries, electricity, or gas powered noise makers. For example, you can yell, blow a trumpet, clang pots and pans, or pound on drums. Be creative and work hard to make a loud noise!
The Bible lesson for the night will be “What kind of noise does your life make?” with readings from Matthew 5:13-16 and John 13:35.

Summer 2015 Sermon Series

Summer 2015 Sermon Series – “The Messiah’s Community”
As I prayed for direction concerning my first sermon series at Rockford Reformed Church, the book of Ephesians came to my mind and heart. Ephesians is a powerful and beautiful discussion of both what Christ has done for us, and the nature and purpose of Christ’s Church. Deepening our understanding of who we are in Christ is essential for growing as disciples. Deepening our understanding of the Church is essential for us at RRC as we seek to become all the Lord has called us to be as a loving, missional community. This summer we’ll cover the first three chapters – and that’s going fast for a book so jam-packed full of practical truth and theological depth! I’m excited as we begin this journey into God’s Word together!  – Pastor Paul
  • June 7: Chosen (Eph 1:1-10)
  • June 14: Holy (Eph 1:1-10)
  • June 21: The Seal (Eph 1:11-14)
  • June 28: The Deposit – the Already & Not Yet (Eph 1:11-14)
  • July 5: Revelation (Eph 1:15-23)
  • July 12: Power, Riches and Glory! (Eph 1:15-23)
  • July 19: Alive (Eph 2:1-7)
  • July 26: Grace Alone (Eph 2:8-10)
  • August 2: The Nation (Eph 2:11-22)
  • August 9: The Temple (Eph 2:11-22)
  • August 16: [Paul Vacation]
  • August 23: The Mystery (Eph 3:1-13)
  • August 30: Loved and Empowered (Eph 3:14-21)
  • September 6: [Paul Vacation]

MS Bonfire

MS Bonfire

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 • 7-9pm

Middle schoolers are invited to a bonfire at the Marsman’s house (9210 13 Mile Road, Rockford). Smores will be provided. Please bring camp chairs if you have them!

Installation Service

Installation Service

Sunday, May 31, 4pm

Installation service for Dr. Paul Bradford: worship service in the sanctuary, followed by a reception in the FLC. All are invited!

Disaster Relief – Nepal

The death toll from the two recent earthquakes in Nepal continues to rise, estimated at over 8,000 people so far. RCA Global Mission is responding with its partner in international disaster response, World Vision, which has national offices in Nepal. You can learn more about their efforts here.

How can you help?

  • Pray for the people in Nepal, India, and Tibet who have been injured or displaced or lost loved ones, or whose loved ones are still missing. Pray for safety as aftershocks rock the area. Pray for healing for injured people, and pray for medical workers as they continue to care for injured people. Pray for aid workers who are responding to needs on the ground. Pray for the quick arrival of basic supplies, like food and water.
  • You can give online via the RCA website here.
  • You can donate by mail (make checks out to Reformed Church in America): 
Reformed Church in America
Attn: Finance Office
4500 60th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Please note on the check “Nepal Earthquake.”
  • You may also donate during regular offering time at any Sunday morning service through the end of June – use your “special offering” envelope from your packet (or a pew envelope), mark it Nepal, and place it in the offering plate. Make checks payable to Rockford Reformed Church and be sure your name and/or offering envelope number is on the envelope.