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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.
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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!

Kids Food Basket

Kids Food Basket

Saturday, Nov 8, 2014 • 12-1pm

Caravan families are invited to volunteer at Kids’ Food Basket on Saturday, November 8 from noon-1pm. This is limited to 15 people, so please sign up on the sheet located on the counter in the Caravan hallway. If you have any questions, please see Beth or email her at

Kids Food Basket

2055 Oak Industrial Drive, Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (map)

Kids Food Basket is a non-profit organization based in Grand Rapids. Their mission is to ensure that children in our community do not go to bed hungry. They currently serve nearly 5,000 kids each day.
We are also collecting food items to take with us:
  • 100% juice boxes
  • granola bars
  • cracker packs
  • bulk pretzels
  • individual fruit cups, pudding cups, gelatin cups
  • individual serving size cereal
  • peanut butter (any size jar)
  • Cheerios (plain)
  • 100% fruit packs
  • veggis straws (snack)
  • snack and sandwich size ziploc bags
  • brown/white paper lunch sacks, 8lb. or extra large

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MS HS Tailgater

Friday, October 24, 2014

5:30pm in the Rockford High School parking lot
Join us as we tailgate before the football game! Food will be provided. The game (Rockford vs. West Ottawa) begins at 7:00pm. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Jody’s After the Game!

Hang out with friends and REVERB leaders after the game! Octoball in the parking lot, music, games, and more! Cheap food – $1 for 2 slices of pizza and free pop/candy!
Ride the bus to Jody’s or have your family drop you off! 503 E Division St NE, Rockford (map). Parents must pick you up at Jody’s by 11:30pm.
If you are riding the bus:
  • Load the bus near the gate to the football field
  • Bus #1 leaves the field at 9:00pm
  • Bus #2 leaves right after the game
  • Fill out the travel form BEFORE boarding the bus – you MUST have a parent signature!