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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.

Library Additions July 2013

Library BooksThe following items have been added to our church library and are available to check out! We have included a link to each title on christianbook.com in case you would like to learn more about them.

For children, we have Jesus Lives! The Easter Story by Laura Ring. We also have The One-Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter by Mary Hollingsworth. In fiction, we just got Rosemary Cottage, book 2 of the Hope Beach Series by Colleen Coble. Happy Summer Reading!



Casnovia Summer Alive 2013

A ministry opportunity to serve at Casnovia Reformed

Our sisters and brothers in the Lord at Casnovia are about to launch a number of children’s activities in hopes of connecting with their community and proclaiming the love of Christ. You are invited to join them in their efforts. Click the link below to see the various service opportunities, the dates and times of the scheduled activities, and to sign up.

Signup page:
volunteersignup.org/AAQRY

CasKids page (more info on the events):
casnoviareformed.org/kids

Casnovia Reformed Church facebook page (brand new!):
facebook.com/CasnoviaReformedChurch



Moms Morning at the Track

Moms Morning at the Track

Hey moms! Do you find it hard to get running or walking time – or even social time – with other ladies while your kids are home for the summer? Come to the Moms Morning at the Track! Every Wednesday morning all summer 9:00 a.m. at North Rockford Middle School track starting June 19, 2013. Bring your kids with soccer balls, footballs, anything to play on the field while we run and walk circles around them. Great way to keep an eye on your kids while you get a workout and connect with other moms.

North Rockford Middle School: 397 E Division St NE, Rockford, MI 49341 (map)



Library Additions June 2013

Library BooksThe following items have been added to our church library and are available to check out! We have included a link to each title on christianbook.com in case you would like to learn more about them. Click below to continue…


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Adoption Fundraiser – Einfeld

Hearts for Orphans Special Event

Monday, July 15 • 7pm

Family Life Center

NolanLadies! You are invited to a Ladies Night fundraiser for the Einfeld’s adoption. Help bring this sweet little guy, Nolan XiaoJohn Einfeld, home to his forever family! This is a wonderful opportunity to help the Einfelds raise money for their adoption, have a fun social night, and purchase beautiful Premier Designs Jewelry! 100% of ALL profit will go towards the adoption expenses!

Premier Designs Jewelry is fun, affordable, high-fashion jewelry! Emily Davis, a local Premier Designs jeweler, is willing to do this fundraiser show for Jen Einfeld and donate all her profit (50% of sales) to their adoption!

Come and bring a friend outside of our church! It’s a great cause and what better way to update your wardrobe and have some fun with fashion? Consider purchasing ahead for birthdays or Christmas!

If you are unable to come, but would like to place an order to help out Jen, email her at jeneinfeld@yahoo.com and she will get you a catalog and order form.

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Oklahoma Tornado Relief

Taylor Tennyson sits in the front yard of her family home, which was left devastated by a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. REUTERS

Special Offering

Help victims of the Oklahoma Tornado. Use the Special Offering envelope from your packet or use a pew envelope, mark it “Tornado Relief” and place it in the offering plate. Make checks payable to Rockford Reformed Church. Deadline is Sunday, June 16.

A two-mile wide tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20. Twenty-four people were killed (including nine children), and 240 were injured. As many as 13,000 homes were destroyed.

Reformed Church World Service immediately launched disaster response efforts with partner World Renew. Your help is needed.

Early response coordinators Rich and Pat Grasman are already in Moore, helping with spiritual care and needs assessment. In time, volunteers will be needed for rebuilding and repair work. In the meantime, financial donations are urgently needed.

Please pray for the people whose lives have been torn apart by this tornado – for people who have lost loved ones, suffered injury, or sustained damage to their homes or businesses. Pray too for the rescue workers, first responders, and early response coordinators.



Hearts for Orphans Survey

Hearts for Orphans

After hearing Rebecca talk and seeing the Stuck movie last week, do you feel called to do something more?

Click here to fill out a checklist of things you may be interested in.

Trisha Van Stensel will contact you when an opportunity to use your gifts arises. There is no need to fill this out if you already did the paper version.

You may also want to consider signing this petition to make a child’s right to a family a priority.

The Stuck movie will be available in our church library shortly! You can also download it ($12.99) and watch it on your own time.

Thank you for making a difference in the life of an orphan!



RRC Quilting

Quilting

Mondays • 10am-12pm

Ladies! Do you like to quilt, or would you like to learn how? Join our quilting group! We meet every Monday in the Fellowship Hall from 10-12. Please call Karen Buckley (616-696-4944) with any questions.



Stuck

Stuck

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 • 6:30pm

Join us in the Sanctuary for a showing of Stuck. Childcare available!

Stuck CoverStuck is a new award-winning documentary film that uncovers the personal, real-life stories of children and parents navigating a roller coaster of bureaucracy on their journeys through the international adoption system, each filled with hope, elation – and sometimes heartbreak. Stuck steps into the complex human experience of adoption, exploring the challenges faced by birth parents, prospective adoptive parents – and children. Stuck is a testament to the power of human love and the inexplicable connection between parent and child – even when separated by thousands of miles and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. It is a love story of a different kind that celebrates the indefatigable human spirit, the loyalty and the devotion that bonds these parents and kids together as families.

www.stuckdocumentary.com



Library Additions April 2013

Library BooksThe following items have been added to our church library and are available to check out! We have included a link to each title on christianbook.com in case you would like to learn more about them. Click below to continue…


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