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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

Member Story: Steve Majerle

Steve MajerleWood TV8 recently ran a story on one of our members, Steve Majerle:

Coach with Parkinson’s gets 2nd chance.

It’s amazing and inspirational. Check it out!


Library Additions March 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…


Rockford Expo

Rockford Expo

Saturday, March 16, 2013 • 9am-3pm

Stop by and see our booth at this year’s Expo!
Rockford High School (4100 Kroes St)

Looking for volunteers! Here’s what we need: 

Someone to go set up our table on Friday night between 5-9pm, and 2 people per shift on Saturday to be friendly and answer questions about our church.


1st shift- 8:30am – 11:00am
2nd shift- 11:00am – 1:30pm
3rd shift- 1:30pm- 3:00pm (plus tear down)

Please contact Audrey Shantz if you can help man the booth!

Men’s Euchre Nite

Men's Euchre Nite

Friday, March 1, 2013 • 6-10pm

Family Life Center (gym)

Pizza and pop provided. $5 suggested donation to cover the food, beverages, and prizes for the evening. For guys ages high school and above. Please sign up in the back of the sanctuary, online by logging in to the Table, or by emailing

Questions: please contact Kevin Johnson (874-8695).

Jesus Storybook Bible

New In the Church Library:

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

This is the Bible recommended by Pastor Rick at a recent baptism. The Jesus Storybook Bible is designed to be read to children. It is short stories from the Old Testament that all point to Jesus.

If you find this special Bible a “keeper,” stop by Kregel Parable Christian stores for a copy for yourself. It is currently 50% off!

Love from your librarians.