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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.

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, October 1, 2017 • 5pm

Postponed – watch for new date

Consistory will be holding a congregational update meeting on Sunday, October 1 at 5pm in the sanctuary. Childcare will be available.

Refugee Program Presentation

Sunday, May 21, 2017 • 10am

Fireside Room • Join us for a presentation from Bethany Christian Services on the status of their Refugee Program and the needs associated with it. They will share information on how our church can be of help, especially concerning local refugee children. Adults and high school youth are invited to join us at 10:00am (between services) in the Fireside Room #253. Light refreshments will be served. (Childcare will be available)

Ladies Movie Night

Friday, May 5, 2017 • 7pm

Fireside Room • 
Ladies and Teenage Girls (13 and older) – come and enjoy a double-feature movie night at church on May 5! “Love’s Long Journey” and “Love’s Abiding Joy” will be presented. The movies are based on Janette Oke’s popular book series. Stay for one or both movies. Drinks provided. Please bring a snack to share.

CPR/AED and First Aid Class

Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 8:00am cancelled

Rockford Reformed Church recognizes the value of prepared members in an emergency. We are sponsoring a class (free to those who attend RRC) that will result in earning an American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR card and also equip you in the basics of First Aid. There are new standards from the American Heart Association, so those who took this class two years ago will be given preferential placement in this class to update their training. This class is taught by a Rockford Ambulance educator. Class size is limited to 12 people. We need a minimum of 8.
8:00am until approximately 3:30pm in the Fellowship Hall (times may be adjusted by a half hour). Lunch provided. If you have a favorite beverage, bring it along. Wear comfortable clothing for bending and kneeling. Sign up in the lobby or contact Wilma Nelson 616-690-4479 before March 30, 2017.

Journey to the Cross

March 27 – April 14, 2017

2nd Annual Lenten Prayer Walk • RRC Upper Gym
Lent is a Christian season of preparation before Easter, celebrated this year on Sunday, April 16. It is a time dedicated for reflection on Jesus Christ – his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial, and resurrection.
To observe Lent, our Journey to the Cross Prayer
 Walk will be available to individuals, families, and groups. You are invited to walk through 7 interactive, self-guided stations designed to help you reflect upon the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus’ death so that you might experience the grace and love of God more profoundly during this Lenten season. The prayer walk begins on Monday, March 27 and runs through Good Friday, April 14 in the upper level of the gym. 
Available Times
  • Monday-Friday: March 27 to April 14, 8:30am to 4:30pm (regular office hours)
  • Thursday, March 30, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Sunday, April 2, until 1:00pm
  • Monday, April 3, 6:30 to 8:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 5, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Friday, April 7, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturday, April 8, 9:00am to 12:00noon
  • Sunday, April 9, until 1:00pm

The Christian Family

Sermon Series: The Christian Family

Paul calls marriage a profound mystery. Throughout the Bible both marriage and family are seen as foundational for healthy life and healthy society. Through godly marriages and families, God’s relationship with us is mirrored, godly character is formed, and our faith is passed on to the next generation. In this series, we will look at the purpose and covenant of marriage. We will explore the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and even employers and employees. This is a series about love and relationships, the very heart of our Christian faith and our lives in Christ.
  • March 12 – “The Purpose of Marriage” – Ephesians 5:31-33
  • March 19 – “The Covenant of Marriage” – Ephesians 5:31-33
  • March 26 – “Wives Who Respect Their Husbands” – Ephesians 5:21-24, 33
  • April 2 – “Husbands Who Love Their Wives” – Ephesians 5:25-33
  • April 9 – “Children Who Honor Their Parents” – Ephesians 6:1-3
  • April 16 – Easter Sunday
  • April 23 – “Parents Who Mold Their Children, Part 1” – Ephesians 6:4
  • April 30 – “Parents Who Mold Their Children, Part 2” – Ephesians 6:4
  • May 7 – “The Christian in the Workplace” – Ephesians 6:5-9

River Bank Run

Saturday, May 13, 2017

We’re looking for 20 people to join the Rockford Reformed Adoption Team for the Fifth Third River Bank Run on Saturday, May 13. All of the money we raise will go toward Rob and Stephanie’s adoption fundraising. Our goal? To raise $3,000! The 5K Walk is a great family event with strollers and dogs on leashes welcome.
If you would like to sponsor us with a tax-deductible donation, please make checks out to Rockford Reformed Church and write “adoption” on the memo line. Checks can be placed in Rebecca Cruttenden’s mailbox.
To participate:
1. Pick your event – 5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run, 25K Run
2. Let Rebecca Cruttenden know you’d like to join the team –
4. Ask 2 friends or family members if they will sponsor you by making a donation to the Bergman’s adoption. Checks are made to Rockford Reformed Church with “adoption” in the memo section. We will also send out info to the church family asking for sponsors.
5. Wear your Team Orphans shirt during the race
6. Ask someone to take a picture of you in your shirt and email it to Rebecca

Our 2017 Team

Dan and Trisha VanStensel
Rob and Stephanie Bergman
Emily and Isaac DeWitte
Scott and Amanda Gerhardt
Jodi Becksvoort
Marie DeGood
Dan Triezenberg
Eric Ringnalda
Shannon Fanberg

Past Teams

2015:  Dan Triezenberg, Jim Scholten, Luke & Amanda Morgan, Bren & Parker Shantz, Matt & Ashley Edwards, Amy Wittenbach, Seth Clayton, Shelley Plambeck, Dave & Kristen VanStensel, Kevin Johnson, Ryan DeVries, Tom & Rebecca Cruttenden, Andre Jarrell
2014:  Kristen Van Stensel, David Van Stensel, Kevin Johnson, Jim Scholten, Bren Shantz, Matt Edwards, Ashley Edwards, Shelly Plambeck, Dan Triezenberg, Dan Van Stensel, Kelsey Vaas (not pictured)


Easter Baskets

Baskets due Sunday, April 2, 2017

The deacons are excited to announce a service offering for NKCS. We are hoping to gather up to 240 filled Easter baskets for children who may not get to experience the joy of Easter. We will be providing empty Easter baskets. Anyone who is willing to fill them with small toys, treats, and a personal note can pick them up in the lobby starting March 5. Baskets need to be returned by April 2. This is a great opportunity for all!
Please include:
  • Easter candy (chocolate eggs, Peeps, jelly beans, etc. – please do not include candy containing peanuts)
  • A small gift (a Matchbox car, crayons, small stuffed animal, etc.)
  • A personal note to the child who will receive the basket
Please DO NOT include:
  • Food containing peanuts or peanut butter
  • Anything perishable
  • Toys that could be a choking hazard

Paper Gator

We no longer have a Paper Gator – we weren’t collecting enough to meet the requirements of the program. You can still find Paper Gator bins at Our Lady of Consolation, Rockford Baptist Church, and North Rockford Middle School.

Adoption Fundraiser – Bergman

Monday, March 20, 2017

7:00-8:30pm Open House Style • Fellowship Hall
Our Hearts for Orphans Jewelry Fundraiser this year will be to help Rob and Stephanie Bergman, who are in the process of adoption. Our generous jewelry lady at Premier Designs donates ALL of her profits to our orphan ministry – that’s 50% of total sales! Can’t come but would like to order? There will be catalogs available at church in the weeks before the show. Place orders and catalogs in Rebecca Cruttenden’s mailbox.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

9am-2pm in the gym • All proceeds from this garage sale will go toward the Bergman family adoption. Stop by and shop for a good cause!