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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


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.



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.

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 in case you would like to learn more about them. Click below to continue…


Hygiene Kits

Hygiene Kits for Haiti

Hygiene Kits for Haiti 2013

Rockford Reformed Church will once again be collecting hygiene items for Haiti. These items are distributed to families in the tent cities of Les Bours and Jeremie. These hygiene items are a blessing to the people we minister to. Please consider donating items by putting them in the basket at the back of the sanctuary. All donations are needed by Sunday, June 16. Our mission team leaves on Tuesday, June 25. Prayers are greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Items needed:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Bar soap
  • Travel-sized shampoo
  • Travel-sized lotion
  • Deodorant (men’s and women’s)
  • Wash cloths
  • Small baby powder
  • Gallon-sized ziplock bags

Online Banking

Did you know that if you do online banking, you can set up Rockford Reformed Church as a payee? You can have tithes and offerings paid automatically, just like you do with other bills. This might come in handy if you have any extended vacations coming up! You can even choose how often payments are made – weekly, monthly, or even just for specific dates. If you are unsure how to set it up, talk with your bank!

Missionary Letter 03/07/13

Think our postal system is bad?

An email from Mark Wilson, our missionary in Cambodia:

Imagine our surprise when Debra went to the Post Office today after getting a package slip and something amazing happened … we received a wonderful gift from you all at Rockford Reformed … *a Christmas gift box*!

What a wonderful surprise and so delicious too … some great treats from home including dried cherries and trail mix that included dried blueberries … I can’t begin to tell you how sweet they are in so many ways.

So, please let folks know that we did (at last) receive the package (and in good shape and unopened), and how thankful we are for your thoughtfulness … it is so encouraging (and tasty), especially these days when the temperature has gone up into the upper 90s and even breaking 100 (and it’s not even hot season yet), and, due to power shortages our electricity cuts out each day. So, this treat at this time is truly special – Thank you!

Yours in Christ,
-Mark, Deb & Zachary


Constant Contact All Star 2012

2012 All StarRockford Reformed Church has been named a Constant Contact All Star for 2012! Only 10% of the email service’s clients receive this distinction.

Cell Phone Drive

cell phone drive

Needed: old cell phones

For: Safe Haven Ministries

Safe Haven Ministries offers comprehensive domestic abuse services to women and their children as well as community education and prevention programs.

Please put in the Victoria’s Secret bags in the back of the Sanctuary by Sunday, March 17, 2013. Thank you!

Running For Hope

Running For Hope

Saturday, March 23, 2013 • 8:30am

Running For Hope 5K Run/Walk
2350 Belmont Center Dr NE, Belmont (map)

Click here for online registration

$25 Pre-registration till March 16th
$30 Late registration March 16th till Day of Race