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Lifewalk

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Morley Park, Cedar Springs (map)
 
Come out and support the Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs by participating in the 24th annual LifeWalk / 5K LifeRun through the heart of Cedar Springs. This year’s theme is “Precious in His sight!”. They will be celebrating how everyone is made in the image of our God in spite of our differences as individuals because every human no matter how BIG or how small are…Precious in His sight! Great for the whole family as well as friends, kids, youth, serving, small, and church groups! Participants are encouraged to collect a minimum of $50 in pledges in lieu of the registration fee. Visit Alpha’s Event Page for all the details.
 

Walk for Life

There is another walk taking place the same day in Grand Rapids. If you are interested in joining Lori VerMerris, you can view her page here.


Dinner Mixer

Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 6pm in the gym

You are invited! We are hosting a dinner & game night open to all adults and high schoolers (no childcare provided). Why? To have fun and get to know each other! We are hoping to get a wide mix of people. We know it is short notice, but please RSVP by Tuesday if you would like to attend! You can sign up at church Sunday or notify the church office any time before Tuesday night.
 
The game we will be playing during dinner is The Great Dalmuti:
 
Life isn’t fair. And neither is The Great Dalmuti. In one round you’re at the top of the heap, and in the next you could be peasant scum. In this fast-paced game of medieval one-upmanship, players take their places in the pecking order, from Greater Peon to Greater Dalmuti. But the roles change in every round, so get rid of the cards in your hand fast. The quicker you rid yourself of your cards, the higher you’ll go. But don’t get comfortable in the cushy Greater Dalmuti chair because even the lowliest peon can unseat you and boot you out the door. Sounds unfair, sure it is. But the sweet taste of victory could make it all worthwhile. This short, fast-paced, fun card game is easy to learn and play.


One Sunday

Sunday, June 9, 2019

For the past several years we have participated in the RCA “One Sunday” Pentecost Offering. This offering provides an opportunity to live out the call of Pentecost: spreading the gospel to unreached places. This year, the offering will support Doug McClintic as he prepares to move to Europe as a missionary (learn more here). To participate, please use your “special offering” envelope from your packet (or a pew envelope), mark it “Pentecost Offering,” 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. You may also give online – just choose the One Sunday option.
 
 
To learn more about One Sunday, visit rca.org/onesunday. To find out more about RCA Church Multiplication, visit multiply.rca.org.


Softball

Tuesdays, May 7 – Aug 6, 2019 • 6:30pm

Come out and cheer on our team Tuesday nights! Here is our 2019 schedule:
 
May 7 – vs Our Lady of Consolation @ Our Lady of Consolation 
May 14 – vs North Kent Bible @ North Kent Bible
May 21 – vs Blythefield Hills 1 @ Art Van Field 6
May 28 – vs West Cannon @ Art Van Field 5
June 4 – vs Blythefield Hills 2 @ Our Lady of Consolation
June 11 – vs Sparta Baptist @ Art Van Field 5
June 18 – vs First Congregational @ Art Van Field 7
June 25 – vs New Hope Community @ Art Van Field 5
July 2 – vs Rockford Baptist @ Our Lady of Consolation
July 9 – vs Our Lady of Consolation @ Our Lady of Consolation
July 16 – vs North Kent Bible @ North Kent Bible
July 23 – vs Blythefield Hills 1 @ Art Van Field 7
July 30 – vs West Cannon @ Art Van Field 6
Aug 6 – vs Blythefield Hills 2 @ Art Van Field 5
 
Tournament: August 17
 
Art Van Fields (click to enlarge):
 
 



VBS

June 23-26, 2019 • 6-8pm

Calling all kids ages 3 years through those who are in (or have just completed) 5th grade! Join us for four nights at ROAR VBS, where kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. At ROAR, kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long.
 
Rockford Reformed Church – 4890 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford (map) • 866-2308
 
Online registration is closed. You can still register when you get here, though – we have a registration table set up in the lobby.


Buy A Brick

Orders due June 2, 2019

Within our Memorial Prayer Garden is a heart-shaped patio containing bricks inscribed with the names of loved ones that are no longer with us. You may contribute to the garden by buying an inscribed brick for $40 that can be personalized with the name of your loved one. Order forms are available at church (or download below) and should be turned in to the front office. Bricks are ordered once a year. Buy A Brick Order Form (pdf)



Graduation Sunday

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Congregation: Join us as we celebrate our high school and college graduates!
 
Parents of High School and College Graduates: It’s that time of year again – the time when open houses and the anticipation of graduation takes hold. In celebration of our graduates, RRCYM likes to do something extra special by creating a booklet containing pictures of your graduate, a letter or prayer request from you to your son or daughter, and open house information. Each graduate will be allotted one page. Please take this opportunity to celebrate your graduate with us as a church!
 
Letters MUST be emailed to Laura Jolliffe by Sunday, May 26.
 
Please indicate in the letter your graduate’s full name, your names, where they are planning to go to school (or their future plans), what they are planning on majoring in, a message/prayer, and open house information (if open house info is something you want published). Don’t worry about designing the page, just send the photos and information to Laura for layout. Thank you!


Fireworks

Saturday, June 15, 2019

You are invited to enjoy the Start of Summer Celebration fireworks from the hill at Rockford Reformed Church. Starting at 8pm, come enjoy free popcorn, refreshments, and children’s activities. Please bring a chair or a blanket, your family and friends, and enjoy the beauty of the fireworks from the top of the hill at Rockford Reformed Church. Hope to see you there!
 



Trivia Night

Friday, March 8, 2019

6:15-9:00pm in the gym
Appetizers and refreshments begin at 6:15
Trivia begins promptly at 7:00!
 
Registration deadline: March 3
Or, registration forms may be placed in the basket in the back of the sanctuary.
 
Does your brain hold a lot of useless information? Then invite your friends, neighbors, or family members to join us for a fun night of trivia, led by MI Team Trivia. Enter as a team of 5-8 and work together to answer the questions. No team? No problem! We will place you with an existing team or form a team with others who come solo.
 
Cost is free! Snacks and refreshments provided! Prizes for the winning team!
 
Childcare will be provided by our youth ministry to raise funds for mission trips and retreats – nursery for ages 3 and under, activities and snacks for ages 4 and up. 


Tree of Hope

Items due December 9, 2018

North Kent Connect needs your help to provide items for families in northern Kent County this Christmas season. To participate, please take a tag form the tree in our lobby. On each tag is a suggested gift item (things such as blankets, sheets, toys, clothes, etc.). Purchase the item and bring it back to the lobby by Sunday, December 9. Our goal this year is 100 tags!