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Adoption Fundraiser Dinner – Morgan

Hearts for Orphans Special Event

Sunday, January 25, 2015 • 5pm

Adoption Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction
for Luke & Amanda Morgan
You are invited to attend an elegant plated dinner by Chef Al Valk that includes a silent auction to benefit Luke and Amanda’s adoption! Punch Bowl begins at 5:00 with dinner following at 5:30. Dinner will include a salad, your choice of entrée, two side dishes, and dessert. Tickets are $12 per person or $80 per table, with tables seating 8 people. Registration deadline: January 11. Click here to reserve your spot!
There is also an inspirational time of singing and worship following the dinner and you are welcome to join us! Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there! Find more information on the dinner here.
Silent Auction
Please prayerfully consider donating a silent auction item even though you may not be attending. Auction item donations may be dropped off to the church office during office hours Monday, January 12 – Tuesday, January 20. Click here to donate silent auction items.


Library Additions December 2014

Library Books

We have just added a new book to the children’s section of the library: Book 15 of the Imagination Station Series – Surprise at Yorktown by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders. Come on in and check it out!
Update – we also now have:

HS Progressive Dinner

HS Progressive Dinner 2014

Sunday, Dec 14, 2014 • 3:30-9:00pm

Enjoy 5 delicious courses (appetizers, salads, main course, dessert, and hot chocolate bar) and a white elephant gift exchange! The secret dinner locations will be revealed the day of the party!

Sign up via email ( or Facebook by December 7!

Youth Winter Retreats

Winter Retreat 2015

High School: Jan 23-25, 2015

Middle School: Feb 13-15, 2015

Join us this winter as we head to Cran-Hill Ranch for an exciting retreat featuring 3 sledding hills, broom ball, snow shoeing, x-country skiing, a game room, ice climbing wall, a guest speaker, and live bands! This promises to be a great time of growing closer to each other and closer to Christ. Sign up today!
To sign up, please make checks out to RRCYM (see below for costs) and place in the RRCYM mailbox located on the Youth Room door, or hand in to Rob or Jessica Matthews. Additional information, including packing lists and Cran-Hill consent forms, will be sent out at a later date.
High School
Early bird cost: $80 (due December 14)
After December 14 cost: $95 (due January 11)
Middle School
Early bird cost: $80 (due December 10)
After December 10 cost: $95 (due January 28)

Thanksgiving Help Needed

We need your help to make our Thanksgiving Community Dinner another success! We need both volunteers and donations. Please look below and let us know if you can help out in any way! Just email us or else sign up in person at the back of the sanctuary.

Thanksgiving Community Dinner
Thursday, November 27, 2014 • 12pm



  • Desserts (we need lots!)
  • Turkeys (we have limited freezer space this year – once we figure out how many we need, we’ll let the congregation know)


  • Setup Crew (Wednesday night, 6pm-?)
  • Servers (Thursday, 10am-1pm)
  • Cleanup Crew (Thursday, 1pm-?)

Adoption Fundraiser – Morgan

Hearts for Orphans Special Event

Monday, November 24, 2014

6-8pm Open House Style • Fellowship Hall
Premier Designs Jewelry Fundraiser for Luke and Amanda’s Adoption
SHOP WITH A PURPOSE! Come by and pick out some beautiful jewelry for yourself and for Christmas presents. When you purchase jewelry, 50% goes toward Luke and Amanda’s adoption fundraising and 50% goes to Premier Designs, a company that supports over 80 missionaries around the world. 
Can’t come but would like to order? There will be catalogs at the information desk on Sunday, Nov. 9 and 16. Place orders and catalogs in Rebecca Cruttenden’s mailbox.
premier designs

MS Guys/Girls Night

MS Guys / Girls Night

Friday, November 14, 2014 • 6-8 pm

Guys: Join us in the church gym for a night of games, pizza, and open gym! BRING A FRIEND and see you there!

Girls: Join us at Collette’s house (6736 Kies, Rockford) for a night of crafts, games, and movies! Dinner will be provided. BRING A FRIEND and see you there!

Contact Trisha at with any questions.

Pictorial Directory

Pictorial Directory

December 8, 9, & 10, 2014

It’s time for a new church directory! Photos will be taken on December 8, 9, & 10. Sign-ups will be posted soon!

Mystery Party

Mystery Party

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 

Kids – invite your friends to our Pioneer Clubs Special Event – a Mystery Party! We hope you have been working on your detective skills, because you are going to need them for a fun night of following clues and finding surprises! Dinner at 6:00, party from 6:30-8:00. No costumes please. See you there!

Apple Pie Bake Sale

Apple Pie Bake Sale

Orders due November 17, 2014

It’s time to order your holiday apple pie! Look for order forms in your mailbox or at the info desk. Sugar-free pies are available!
All orders must be received by Monday, November 17, and can be picked up in the new kitchen Friday, November 21 from noon-4pm or on Sunday, November 23.
All proceeds support local and international mission projects.
Volunteers are needed to help make pies on Friday, November 21 from 9am until finished. Sign up in the back of the sanctuary if you would like to help!