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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!

Caravan Offering

Each week we encourage children to get in the habit of giving back to God. Maybe they can earn some money at home and work on a give, spend, save plan. It’s a great way to show that kids can give back!
Here is what our offering will look like this year (2014-2015). We have chosen some organizations and activities for the kids in Caravan to be a part of, both locally and worldwide.
  • Through the end of October, we will be collecting food items and monetary donations (used to buy more food) to take along with us to Kids Food Basket. More info to come.
  • In mid-September, Operation Christmas Child boxes will be handed out to families who are interested in being a part of filling a shoe box. Boxes will be due November 16.
  • October through March, any monetary donations that are given will go towards gifts (through Samaritans Purse) around Easter time. We will have a fun voting activity to go along with this.
If you have any questions, please contact Beth Jennings!

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Thanksgiving Community Dinner

Thursday, November 27, 2014 • 12 noon

Our annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner is open to everyone in the community. If you don’t have a place to spend Thanksgiving, spend it with us! We will serve a traditional hot meal, and there will be fun for the whole family. Thursday, November 27, 2014, in the Family Life Center (gym). Arrival, Thanksgiving Blessing, and meal service begin at 12pm. If you have any questions or would like to let us know you are coming, please call the church at 616-866-2308.

Church Workday

Church Workday

Saturday, October 4 • 8am

If you consider yourself at all handy, come use your gifts to fix up and maintain our beautiful church! The building and grounds are in need of miscellaneous improvements, fix-ups, and touchups.
Some of the tasks include:
  • fall cleanup outside
  • drywall patching
  • trim baseboard completion – need a saw and some trim fastening
  • possible roofing project – in the attic – caulking?
  • ceiling tile replacement
  • possible outdoor painting or caulking project
  • misc repairs – walkthrough
If you have any questions, please contact Tom Cruttenden ( Thank you!

Also needed:

  • A refrigerator for the youth room. The only requirement is that it works!
  • Do you have the gift of geek? We could use some more IT help – making policy, setup/config of computers/network, and anything else tech. Please contact Tom Cruttenden.