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These posts are listed in order of publishing date, with the newest posts at the top. For a list of events in calendar order, please visit our calendar page.

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.
 


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.


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:
  • 3/26/20: Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher
  • 2/27/20: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane
  • 1/30/20: The Reckoning by John Grisham
  • No December meeting
  • 11/21/19: The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
  • 10/24/19: Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts
  • 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!


Table Talks

Beginning June 10, 2018, Pastor Tim will meet with one care group at a time after the worship service to share a bit of what we are up to during the transition and for you to ask questions. If you are away on the day assigned to your care group, you are welcome to join us on another day. Schedule will be posted as we finalize the dates. Meet in the Fireside Room (253).
 
June 10 – Care Group 1
June 17 – Care Group 3
June 24 – Care Group 6
July 8 – Care Group 5
 



Shipshewana

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 • 7:30am – 8:00pm

We are planning a Ladies’ Day Out with a trip to Shipshewana, Indiana. We will meet at church at 7:30am to carpool (or possibly take the church van). Bring a sack lunch, or lunch can be purchased at the flea market. We will have dinner out on the way home. Cost is $10 per person to help cover gas and parking. Please contact Deb Coon with any questions (616-204-3860).
 
 


Baby Bottle Blessings

May 13 – June 17, 2018

RRC is once again partnering with Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs to raise money for their organization. Alpha Family Center is a Christ-centered ministry that serves women and families who face an unwanted, unplanned, or at-risk pregnancy. By educating women who face a crisis pregnancy, women and their families are able to make informed decisions.
 
To participate in the Baby Bottle Blessings fundraiser, please pray for the center, take home an empty baby bottle, and fill it with your spare change, dollar bills, or checks (made out to Alpha Family Center). Bottles will be available at RRC on Mother’s Day, May 13. Please return them by Father’s Day, June 17. We will return them to Alpha Family Center for you. This is a great opportunity to teach our children about sharing God’s love while making a difference in the community!
 


Kids Hope Fundraiser

Monday, April 30, 2018 • 6:30-8:00pm

Fireside Room
 
At the end of the year party we would love to present each student with a new book for their summer reading. We could also use some new books to stock the Kids Hope room. By purchasing books for the kids you know (or donating a book on my wishlist), you are supporting and providing books for some children in a program that loves and supports children in the Rockford Community.
 
Think birthday parties, travel activities, educational materials, Christmas and birthday presents. This party will also be a good opportunity for food and fellowship. Are you unfamiliar with Kids Hope USA? Please join us and learn more about it. Please Come and Bring Your Friends!!!
 
If you can’t make it to the party, you can order online here.
 



Cleanup Day

Monday-Tuesday, June 3 & 4, 2019 • 9-12 noon

We have another landscaping project that we could use some help with! The landscaping beds at the entrance of our parking lot are being removed due to an invasive weed that keeps returning. Come when you can, bring shovels, rakes, etc. Contact Roger Hoogewind if you have any questions.