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Library Additions September 2012

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…


Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Tuesdays • 7-8am

Join us in the Fellowship Hall (Room 100) any time. Fellowship, prayer, coffee, and maybe donuts!

NKCS Backpack Project

New Backpacks and School Supplies Needed! 2012

North Kent Community Services is preparing for the new school year and hopes to distribute 500 new backpacks with school supplies to children in grades K-12 whose families cannot afford to purchase them. They are asking that we help by donating new backpacks and school supplies before August 15, 2012.

Backpacks are their greatest need. A donation of just $5 will enable them to purchase a nice backpack wholesale. Imagine how happy and successful you can make a child when they start the school year with a brand-new backpack and school supplies like everyone else.

Please consider donating the following new items:

  • pens – black, blue, red
  • two-pocket report folders
  • crayons – 24 packs
  • glue sticks
  • scissors (blunt edge)
  • colored pencils
  • erasers
  • rulers
  • pencil boxes
  • pencils – wood, mechanical
  • washable markers
  • college-ruled notebooks
  • wide-ruled notebooks
  • three-ring binders
  • filler paper

Please bring donated supplies to church and place them in the white chest in the back of the sanctuary by August 12, 2012.

Make monetary donations directly to North Kent Community Services.

Into All The World

By Sue Yurick • From our July/August 2012 newsletter

Reflections on short-term mission trips

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. (Matthew 28:19-20)

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

One of the very last things Jesus said while physically on earth was to “go out into all the world.” For first century believers, WE in the as-yet-undiscovered western hemisphere were “the ends of the earth.” The mission field is vast and still includes parts of the world where the gospel, though preached for centuries, appears to have lost its grip on the people. We are never to give up preaching the gospel, “using words when necessary,” as the saying attributed to St. Francis of Assisi goes.


Family Mealtime Devotionals

From our July/August 2012 newsletter

Busy, busy, busy! Many families today are on the go so much that it’s hard to get everyone around the dinner table long enough to share a meal, let alone hold a meaningful conversation. If this describes your family, make the most of the times when you are together. Use these brief readings to grab everyone’s interest and get them interacting in lively, often hilarious, conversation! Click here to download the printable page (pdf).

If you enjoy these, there are more on Focus on the Family’s website – one for each week of the year!

Testimonies: Nate Jennings & Bren Shantz

From our July/August 2012 newsletter

No matter what your past, God will never give up on you!


Family Spotlight: The Pilkos

From our July/August 2012 newsletter

Attending since Fall of 2008 • Eric and Becki Pilko began attending Rockford Reformed Church in the fall of 2008 when they moved to the north side of Grand Rapids. They were drawn to the Well because of its warm, welcoming community and the engaging messages being shared. In the fall of 2009 they started helping out with the high school youth ministry and have enjoyed getting to know the students at Rockford Reformed. The Pilkos feel blessed to have found a church home at RRC. They have found the congregation and its leadership to have a deep faith and to be extremely supportive of one another. They love and enjoy that the RRC community welcomes asking and exploring tough questions and engaging in discussion.


Meal Train

What is a meal train? When a friend is in need, everyone asks, “What can I do to help out?” The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends give a meal, this is a meal train. RRC uses to help organize the schedule. If you love to cook or are interested in participating in future meal trains, please let us know (call the front office or email us). Being put on the general meal train mailing list does not obligate you to participate. If you receive an individual meal train request, it is your decision whether or not to sign up for that particular one.

Additionally, if you know of anyone in need who might benefit from this ministry, please let us know!