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These posts are listed in order of publishing date, with the newest posts at the top. For a list of events in calendar order, please visit our calendar page.

Sermon PowerPoint: Psalm 1

Psalm 1Click on the image to download a pdf file of Pastor Tim Meendering’s sermon slides on Psalm 1: Substance, Meerkats, and Meditation.

Library Additions June 2014

Library Books

We have two new videos in the family section of the library:

1. The Jesus Film (F-626) – donated by Mike Knox. It is the latest video put out by Campus Crusade showing the life of Jesus in dramatic form. It has been shown worldwide – viewed by more than 6 billion people.

2. Mercy Rule (F-628) – a family video starring Kirk Cameron (Fireproof and Courageous) and comedian Tim Hawkins. It is a movie about baseball and family – or, maybe – family and baseball.

Check it out!

Cran-Hill Golf

Cran HIll Golf Fundraiser

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Make sure that you mark Wednesday, August 13th as the date for this year’s Cran-Hill Ranch Golf Fundraiser. Their annual golf fundraiser is one way for you to partner with their ministry and help them reach more kids with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

This event will again take place at Pilgram’s Run Golf Club in Peirson, MI. For all the info for this year’s Golf Fundraiser, visit Help make this another successful event for the ministry of Cran-Hill Ranch!

Pilgrim’s Run Golf Club
11401 Newcosta Avenue, Pierson, MI 49339 (map)

HS Hangout

HS Hangout

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 • 3:30-10pm

We will meet at church at 3:30pm and will be heading over to the Bielema house for a day at the pool followed by a bonfire. Dinner will be provided. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, footballs, etc. We will return to church around 10pm. Contact Ben or Trisha if you have any questions: 866-2308.

Pastor David Dethmers

David DethmersI’ve been serving as a Specialized Transition Minister since April of 2012, after serving congregations in New Jersey, New York, and Colorado and serving the Reformed Church in America in International Ministries for a dozen years. It gives me great joy to share God’s word with people who are hungry for it and to help congregations hear and pursue God’s calling on their lives.

My wife, Anna, and I live in Canadian Lakes and love living in the midst of God’s magnificent creation. I enjoy hiking, biking, reading, and just hanging out by our river.

My favorite Bible verse: Micah 6:8 – “God has shown you what is good. And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God!!” If that isn’t the key to a fulfilled life, I don’t know what is!

Haiti Euchre Night

Haiti Euchre Night

Saturday, June 14, 2014 • 6pm

At the Anderson Household (email for address)

Cost to play: $20/person
Includes a full taco bar, but please bring your own beverage!

Cash prizes & 50/50 raffles!

Please RSVP by June 7 (walk-ins welcome).
Questions? Please contact Bre Bowen,

* You do not need a partner *

Proceeds support a team of 14 people traveling to Haiti this summer from the Rockford area. Thanks in advance for your support and prayers.

Planting Day

Planting Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014 • 9am

We need people to help plant 19 flats of summer flowers! Please bring garden tools or whatever you need to plant annuals. If you have any questions, please contact Sue Kalee.

One Sunday Pentecost Offering

One Sunday Pentecost Offering

June 8, 2014

The Pentecost offering, to be received on June 8, 2014, provides an opportunity for you, your church, and your classis to partner in the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit by starting new RCA congregations in the United States and Canada. It is 1,100 congregations coming together in prayer, in commitment, and with expectancy in the weeks leading up to the Pentecost offering on One Sunday.

Your gifts will be multiplied and shared to support local church planting efforts by your church or in your classes.

Please join us in this celebration of Pentecost, recognizing this one sunday, Pentecost, Sunday, can change a life, can change a city, can change the world.

Please use the special offering envelope from your packet, or a pew envelope, and mark it “Pentecost” to have it posted to your givings. Make sure your name and/or offering envelope number are on the envelope. Make checks out to Rockford Reformed Church.

Adult Fellowship

First Wednesday of every month

Even months: potluck at noon • Odd months: coffee at 10am
Join us the first Wednesday of every month for a time of fellowship and fun! Meet in the Fellowship Hall (Room 100). Coffee provided! See our calendar page (or the ebeacon or bulletin) for information on upcoming meetings.

MS Whitecaps

MS Whitecaps

Friday, June 27, 2014 • 6pm

Join us on Friday, June 27 for our summer Whitecaps event! Tickets are only $6 a person, but you need to pay on or before Sunday, June 22.

We will be leaving church at 6pm. Please eat dinner before you arrive (or bring money for concessions). We will return to church around 10:30-11:00pm.

If you have any questions please contact Trisha Van Stensel.