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HS Fundraiser Dinner

Sunday, February 24, 2019

12:30pm In the gym • Family and friends are invited to join us for a delicious dinner and to support our High School Youth Group as they raise funds for their mission trips and retreats!
 
Menu
  • chicken alfredo, Italian sausage, pasta marinara, green beans, salad, breadsticks, applesauce.


Camp Voucher Codes

RCA Camps (Geneva & Cran-Hill) & other Christian Camps (Camp Roger, Pine Ridge, Spring Hill, etc.)

Camp Registration Policy: RRC will pay $150 per child/youth one time each calendar year for those not already receiving financial support from another church or organization.

Who is eligible?

  • Any child/youth who is a member of Rockford Reformed Church.
  • Any child/youth (non-member) who attends church or other programs at RRC such as Sunday School, KidLife Club, Youth Groups, etc.
  • One guest (non-member) may be invited by persons from the above two categories.
  • Other Christian camps subject to approval on an individual basis.

The church’s share of the fee is paid by using:

  • A sponsorship code for CRAN-HILL (2019: 1023882-150D2019)
  • A promo code for CAMP GENEVA (2019: 9415-150D)
  • Other Christian Camps: Copy of paid registration is submitted to the church and church portion is paid directly to the camp.
 
Camp Geneva & Cran-Hill Ranch will bill the church directly. The individual’s portion of the fee is payable at the time the registration form is mailed. Covered camps include: RCA Camps (Geneva & Cran-Hill), other Christian Camps (Camp Roger, Pine Ridge, Spring Hill, etc.).
 
If your child invites a guest, please be sure to let the church office know the child’s name. This helps us know if the camp billing is correct when it comes. Thank you!


Chili Cookoff

Sunday, January 28, 2018

in the gym following the 11am service
 
Missions Chili Cook-off! Join us in the gym after the 11am service on January 28 as we enjoy some award-winning chili and corn bread! Darryl DeGood will share about his recent Guatemala trip, Rachel DeKuiper will present a Jorvens update, and there will be info about the missions we support! Cost: donations toward missions!
 
Season up those chili pots! We are looking for 10 people to bring their AWARD-WINNING CHILI to church on Sunday, January 28 to be judged by members of the missions team! Awards will be presented to the top three. Let us know you’ll be bringing your famous chili! RSVP with your name and the type of chili to connect@rockfordrc.org.
 
* there will be hot dogs available for children or those who do not like chili


Sock Drive

Donations due by December 17, 2017

Children’s Ministry is hosting a sock drive! Did you know socks are the least donated and most needed item for homeless shelters? The donation crate is located in the fellowship hall. We would love to overflow the bin and bless our community with new socks this season. Thank you for your support!
 


Financial Peace University

January 10 – March 7, 2018

 
  • Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm in the Fireside Room (253)
  • Registration: $109 per couple – includes a workbook and online support for a year
  • Led by Dianne Bennett and Dan Triezenberg
Financial Peace University is coming to Rockford Reformed Church! Learn Dave Ramsey’s seven steps to financial peace, budgeting, how to make wise spending decisions, how to save for the future, and more. Whether younger or older, single or married, you’ll gain sound financial advice to last you a lifetime. Experienced, trained teachers will lead you over the course of 9 weeks. Childcare is provided. Take the first step of your financial future by enrolling online. Be sure to place a checkmark in the box saying you are signing up for a Financial Peace group at a church. If you are interested, but not sure you can afford it, please contact Karen Bazen. For questions about the class itself, please contact Dianne Bennett.
 


Orphan Sunday

Sunday, November 12, 2017

one day. one voice. one purpose. orphansunday.org
 
On Orphan Sunday, we seek to reveal God’s heart for adoption, foster care, and global orphan care.
“A father to the fatherless…is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families.” Psalm 68:5-6
 
We also remember how God first loved us.
“In the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘children of the living God.’” Romans 9:26
 
And so we desire to mirror this love in tangible ways.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress.” James 1:27
 
Christians worldwide are rising for the orphan. Join us. Our goal is that God’s great love for orphans finds echo in our lives.


NKC Food Drive

Items due December 10, 2017

This year, North Kent Connect has a very specific wish list for Rockford Reformed’s annual food drive. The following items are needed for both Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. Glass containers are also accepted.
  • Canned Beets
  • Canned Spinach
  • Canned Peas/Carrots Mix
  • Canned Cream Corn
  • Canned Mushrooms
There will be a drop-off table in the lobby through December 10. Thank you for supporting our neighbors in need!


Operation Christmas Child

Due Sunday, November 12, 2017

Operation Christmas Child boxes are now available for pick-up! There is a table located in the lobby with boxes and a flyer with information. Please remember to mark if the box is for a girl or boy and add the shipping money ($9). Boxes need to be turned back into church in the lobby by November 12, 2017 to ensure proper delivery.
 
Since 1993, more than 100 million boys and girls in over 130 countries have experienced God’s love through the power of simple shoebox gifts from Operation Christmas Child. Samaritan’s Purse works with local churches and ministry partners to deliver the gifts and share the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ.
 

Packing your shoebox:

1. Use the box we have provided (or any empty shoebox of average size). Pray for the child who will receive your gift.
 
2. Determine whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the child’s age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Use the appropriate boy/girl label from the brochure we provided. Mark the correct age category on the label and tape it to the top of your box.
 
3. Fill with gifts! See below for suggestions.
 
4. Please include $9 for shipping in the envelope provided.
 
5. Bring back to church and place it in the lobby.
 

Gift Suggestions:

 
“WOW” ITEMS
Outfit, shoes, musical instrument, soccer ball with pump, stuffed animal, doll, etc.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
 
TOYS
Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch,® toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky,® etc.
 
NON-LIQUID HYGIENE ITEMS
Toothbrush (toothpaste is no longer allowed), mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
 
OTHER
T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
 
A PERSONAL NOTE
You may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)
 
DO NOT INCLUDE
Candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food; fruit rolls or other fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.


Family Camp

August 24-26, 2018

Cran-Hill Ranch: 14444 17 Mile Road, Rodney, MI 49342 (map)
 
Join us next August for two nights at Cran-Hill Ranch! Camp together with your church family and enjoy a variety of activities, including an open beach with boat rentals, rock walls and ropes courses, horseback and pony rides, horse-drawn hayrides, tie dye sessions, gaga park, giant slip n’ slide, bonfires, and more! If you can’t stay for the weekend, you are welcome to come out just for the day and join us for a potluck on Saturday night! RSVP with Sharon Dulyea: 616-696–0577. Signup deadline is November 5!


Men’s Study Breakfast

Will resume in the new year

Saturdays, 7:15-8:30am

The Men’s Study Breakfast meets every other Saturday morning from 7:15-8:30am in the Fireside Room. Coffee/juice and a continental breakfast will be served (donuts, bagels).
 
This fall, we will take a look at Accepting the Call to Personal Transformation. It will be based on the book The Leader’s Journey – Accepting the Call to Personal and Congregational Transformation by Jim Herrington. Though written for leaders, the principles are applicable to everyone.
 
Meeting dates:  Postponed until the new year
 
Please contact Kevin Johnson with any questions.