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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.

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.

3P Night

Praise, Prayer & Pizza Night

Tuesdays beginning May 27, 2014 • 6-7:30pm

All HS and MS Youth Group members (and friends) are welcome! We will meet either in the youth room or the prayer garden, depending on the weather. Meet every Tuesday during the summer except during mission trip weeks.

Spring Gardening

Gardening Day

May 2 & 3, 2014 rain or shine!

Spring Gardening This Weekend!

Sorry for the short notice, but spring is here and we don’t want to waste any time! Let’s all help get the church grounds looking fresh for Pastor Rick’s open house on May 10. Wood chips are being delivered and will be ready to spread this Friday and Saturday morning, May 2 & 3, rain or shine.

Any help we can get would be greatly appreciated! Even if just for an hour – it all adds up! We will be here on Friday at 9am and Saturday at 8am. If enough people show up we should have no problem getting it all done by noon on Saturday.

If you have them, don’t forget to bring your rakes, shovels, pitchforks, brooms, blowers, wheelbarrows, etc.

Thank you in advance! If you have any questions, please call Scott Jacobs, 866-6318, or Scott Brownell, 866-6570.

Urgent Need in Haiti

Hope House Wall

The wall around the Hope House compound MUST be moved by orders of the mayor’s office. There is an URGENT need to raise between $100,000 and $150,000 to complete this project in a safe and timely manner. If HFAP doesn’t move the wall by the deadline, the mayor’s office will knock it down themselves.

Haiti is very busy expanding and improving roads which is why the wall must be moved. This is an extremely large undertaking for the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty because their kitchen, supply depot, and residence are next to this wall. The security of the compound and the safety of the children and adults that live and work there are at risk.

Please consider donating at Every dollar donated will be doubled by an anonymous donor! To follow the developing situation, please go to Thank you and God bless you!

Kids Hope Mentor Training

Kids Hope USA Love

Sunday, April 27, 2014 • 8-10am

Fireside Room

If you are thinking about becoming a Kids Hope mentor, please join us for mentor training  Sunday morning, April 27, from 8-10am. Breakfast and coffee will be provided! We would like to have a handful of new mentors ready and waiting for next fall. Please contact Audrey Shantz for more information.

Missionary Visits Spring 2014

Missionary Visits Spring 2014

There are two opportunities coming up for you to meet and learn about the mission work being done by missionaries we support.

Mark Wilson

On Sunday, April 27, Mark Wilson will be here to share about his work in Cambodia. This will take place in the Fellowship Hall at 10am (between first and second services). Coffee and pastries available!

Tim and Angie Sliedrecht

On Sunday, May 4, Tim and Angie Sliedrecht will be here to share about their work in Uganda. This will take place at a luncheon (pasta bar) in the Family Life Center following second service.

Jewelry Fashion Show April 2014

Jewelry Fashion Show 2014
Friday, April 25, 7:00-8:30pm

Meet at our church at 6:30 pm to carpool.

Trinity Baptist Church

2050 Aberdeen St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (map)

This is our only Team Orphans event with no guys and no exercise! Ladies and girls only! 100% of the profit will go toward Team Orphans adoption grants through Bethany Christian Services. Trisha Van Stensel, Sienna, Rebecca Cruttenden, and Rosa will be modeling the jewelry with other mothers and adopted daughters. Emily Davis, the Premier Designs jeweler who did the fundraiser show for the Einfelds, is the generous jeweler who is donating everything!