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Annual Congregational Meeting

Sunday, December 2, 2018 • 5pm

Meet in the gym at 5 for the meeting followed by a potluck dinner to celebrate paying off our debt!
 
On the agenda:
  • Vote of affirmation for elder and deacon candidates
  • Vote of affirmation for Pastor Tim serving as our next pastor
  • 2019 Budget (details will be provided prior to the meeting)
 
Absentee ballots will be available starting Sunday, November 18, in the back of the Sanctuary. You may also call the office with your vote and we will record it on your behalf.
 
Nursery will be available for the meeting portion of the evening.
 
Potluck:
  • Main course will be provided
  • Care Groups 1/2: salads
  • Care Groups 3/4: sides
  • Care Groups 5/6: desserts
 


LVL

Leadership / Vision / Life

From Pastor Tim: I do a lot of study/reading/listening through scripture, books, articles, blogs, and lectures with our church, you, and your family in mind. As I do so, I come across gems that I REALLY WISH you all could read/absorb. I often send the best of these to consistory and staff but I don’t want to flood everybody’s inbox. LVL stands for Leadership, Vision, Life. And so many of the articles and my own reflections, etc. would revolve around developing leaders, understanding God’s vision for us, and how we can make progress in the Christian life — with topics such as Bible study, parenting, and how the gospel changes us. The frequency of these emails would vary but there would likely be several each month. You can always opt out at any time. Let Laura know if you want to be a part of this list and she will get you set up.
 


Hymn Sing

Sunday, May 5, 2019 • 4pm

Join us on Sunday, May 5 at 4pm in the Sanctuary for a Hymn Sing! This event is for anyone who loves to sing praises to God!


MS Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday, October 28, 2018

In the gym at 12:15pm (after Sunday School)
 
The RRC Middle School Youth Group is hosting a Fundraiser Dinner on Sunday, October 28 in the gym following the Sunday School hour. Everyone is welcome! All proceeds of the dinner go towards middle school mission trips. Menu: ham, twice baked potatoes, corn, green beans, salad, rolls, apple crisp.


Rockford Christmas Celebration

Friday, Dec 14, 2018 • 7:00-9:00pm

  • Christmas caroling gathers at Rockford Baptist Church from 6:30–6:45pm Caroling begins at 6:50pm.
  • Nativity scene located at Speed Merchants Bicycle Shop. Foretelling of Jesus’ birth begins at 7pm.
  • Free refreshments available for all at Rockford United Methodist Church, 7-8pm.
RRC members are invited to join local residents and guests in celebrating our Savior’s birth at the “Rockford Christmas Celebration & Live Nativity” to be held in downtown Rockford. The event takes place on Friday, December 14th from 7:00-9:00pm at Speed Merchants Bicycle Shop. Those wishing to be a part of the caroling event are asked to meet at Rockford Baptist Church by 6:45pm to walk down E. Bridge Street to the nativity. Please bring a battery operated candle, flashlight, or your cell phone to carry as you walk. Additional information can be found here.


Spark in the Dark

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

6-8pm in the gym
 
Join us for our 5th annual Spark in the Dark party the day before Halloween! There will be games, food, prizes, candy, and more! Invite your friends and family! Costumes welcome.
 
Note: This is not a “normal” KidLife Club night – we are not meeting in separate groups and leaders are not responsible for watching the children. We want this to be a family event, so come join your kids for a night of fun! It’s also a great time to invite friends and neighbors to RRC. Hot dogs will be available along with other snacks. If you have any questions, please call 866-2308 or email connect@rockfordrc.org.
 



Missions Donation Bin

Spring 2019

We are currently collecting the following items. They can be placed in the giant wooden crate in the lobby:
  • North Kent Connect: cereal & oatmeal
  • The Other Way: crackers & juice boxes
 
Throughout the year, we collect donation items for various community ministries such as North Kent Connect and Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. Signs in the lobby will tell you what items we are currently looking for.


REAL Men

Every other Friday, 7am, Arnie’s Restaurant

REAL exists to strengthen our relationship with Christ and with each other by authentically sharing our faith journey so we all can be encouraged and grow in our faith.
 
REAL is a group that strives to create authentic and meaningful relationships among men and that desires a deeper relationship with Christ. It is a group that believes God is actively working in our lives, and that we all have a story that He wants us to tell. It is not a Bible study or an accountability group, and it is not exclusive to RRC, so invite others! Each meeting will feature a speaker. See below for the current schedule.
 
Note: Starting in January, we will be meeting at Arnie’s Restaurant, 34 S Squires St, downtown Rockford. The restaurant isn’t open at that time, so we have the place to ourselves. Coffee and refreshments provided.
 

Goals

  • Relationship – God created to us to be in fellowship, and when we share in life, we experience the fullness of the life he created for us.
  • Encouragement – God has enriched our lives with experiences that are not just for us. The blessings and tribulations of our lives are also intended to enrich the lives of others.
  • Authenticity – We are perfectly loved by God and our need for acceptance is found in Him alone. This frees us to express ourselves as who we are, not as who we wish we were.
  • Love – With humility and grace towards others as God does with each of us.
 

Summer 2019 Schedule

  • June 14
  • July 12
  • August 9


Ladies Book Club

Last Thursday of every month

7:00-8:30pm, Fireside Room (253)

The Ladies Book Club is always open to new faces! We meet the last Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Fireside Room. This is not a Bible study or religious book study – books from a wide variety of genres are picked. Past selections include A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes, A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis Majors, and Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny. Coming up:
  • 9/26/19: Code Name: Lise by Larry Loftis
  • No July or August meetings
  • 6/27/19: Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens
  • 5/30/19: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
  • 4/25/19: The Forgotten by David Baldacci
  • 3/28/19: Educated by Tara Westover
  • 2/28/19: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. We will meet early (6:30pm) and watch the movie before we discuss. Popcorn, candy, soda, water, and coffee provided!
  • 1/31/19: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • No December meeting
  • 11/29/18: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
 


NKC Toilet Paper Drive

August 2018

RRC is collecting toilet paper during the month of August for North Kent Connect. It is one of the items they are in need of right now. Please bring donations to the church lobby – we have a large wooden crate you can place them in. Thank you for helping your neighbors in need!