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Prayer for Revival

Mondays • 7-8pm

Do you have a passion to join together in united, humble prayer for a deeper walk with Jesus and a move of the Holy Spirit in our midst? This weekly prayer meeting focuses on revival in our personal lives and in our congregation. Nothing could be more important in our personal lives, our families, our church, and indeed, in our community, than lives and a congregation on fire for God. Join us for this weekly time of prayer together in the Sanctuary. Come weekly, or come when you can. Everyone is welcome!

Worship on the Waterfront

Sundays 7:00-8:30pm through Aug 27, 2017

If you are looking for more outdoor worship opportunities this summer, check out Worship on the Waterfront in Grand Haven, sponsored by First Reformed Church of Grand Haven. It takes place at the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium (1 N. Harbor) on Sunday evenings from 7:00-8:30. No tickets are required – just come dressed for the weather! To get all of the details and view their artist lineup, check out their website at
  • July 16 – Hawk Nelson
  • July 23 – Jamie Grace
  • July 30 – The City Harmonic
  • Aug 6 – Jonny Diaz
  • Aug 13 – Jason Crabb
  • Aug 20 – Citizen Way
  • Aug 27 – Mark Schultz

Ladies Day

This event is over, but you can listen to guest speaker Pam Stonehouse here:


Click to registerFriday, April 12, 2019

@Rockford Reformed Church
4890 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford (map) • 616-866-2308
4:30pm Doors Open  •  5:00pm Dinner  •  5:30-8:30pm Conference
Ladies of all ages, save Friday, April 12, for our annual Ladies’ Day Event. We are changing things up this year and holding the conference in the evening. In addition to our main speaker, Pamela Stonehouse, there will be a variety of breakout sessions and a delicious dinner, all enjoyed in fellowship with other women from our church and community. Register today!
This event is free, but please register by April 5! You can register online, or download and print the registration sheet and return it to Lori VerMerris at Rockford Reformed Church. You are welcome to register after April 5, but the amount of food will be based on April 5 numbers. Late registrants may also need to be placed in breakout sessions based on availability of supplies. Your understanding is appreciated.

Open Hearts, Open Hands, Open Homes

The desire to share the gospel must begin with an open heart. Seeing others as God’s beloved children blended with his command to love ignites us to reach out. Open hands share, give, help, and hold. Open homes convey humility, generosity, and caring. These three together become the key and motivation for godly hospitality. 

Guest Speaker Pam Stonehouse

Exhortation, encouragement, and hope mark Pam Stonehouse’s ministry. For 30 years, she has been impacting women in conferences, special events, classes, and retreats. Her practical, relatable style draws you in as her love for God helps lift you up. Pam has served in Women’s Ministry leadership in various roles, including Director of Women’s Ministry. Pam has authored a mentoring curriculum and articles for her ministry. She also hosted a local cable TV show entitled Reflections for Life. Pam’s continuing passion is to speak truth and life into women’s hearts. She draws from her 38 years of marriage to her husband Rick, raising their six children, and her walk with God to share wisdom and insights. The current highlight in Pam’s life is to love, nurture, and spoil her 13 grandchildren!

Breakout sessions (pick two):

  • Jewelry Making with Nancy Steenwyk: Make a pair of earrings and either a bracelet or necklace to match. Design them for yourself or for someone special. Limit 8 participants per session. SESSION IS FULL
  • Painting on Canvas with Karen Halbersma: Paint a beautiful spring piece with neutral colors which will accent any décor. Keep it and create a warm and inviting home of your own or give it as a gift to someone you love. Limit 20 participants per session.
  • No Pressure Hospitality – how to host a game night with the RRC outreach team: How to show hospitality toward others by inviting them to your home for a simple and fun game night.
  • Mission-Minded with Rachel DeKuiper: Showing hospitality toward the foreigner. (Emphasis on Haiti)
  • Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality with Emillie Clayton: Come hear a summary of the book The Gospel Comes With a House Key, discuss key points, and brainstorm ideas of how to implement them in your home or church. Everyone can do it! Includes a recipe for a pot of soup!
  • Adoption Journeys – showing hospitality toward the orphan with Diane Brownell, Rebecca Cruttenden, and Audrey Shantz: Three women will share their journeys with domestic and international adoption and the differences of each. Come with questions and a readiness to learn how you can get started on this journey yourself, or just how to help those who have chosen to show hospitality the orphan.

Cookie 5K

Saturday, July 22, 2017 • 8am

Robinette’s Apple Haus: 3142 Four Mile Road (map)

$20 Individual / $60 Family

Take a bite out of the global orphan crisis and enjoy some homemade cookies at the same time! Walk or run the beautiful apple orchards of Robinette’s and then enjoy hundreds – maybe thousands – of homemade cookies and chocolate milk at the finish line. Every dollar is donated toward Team Orphans child adoption grants through Bethany Christian Services. Grants are placed on waiting orphans and awarded to adopting families to help cover adoption costs. Serious runners, walkers, families, and kids are all welcome! Run the 5K, walk the 5K, or walk just the first mile and end up by the cookies! Prizes donated by Gazelle Sports. Get more info and register at
We need cookie bakers and race day volunteers! Bring cookies to the church kitchen by 4pm on Friday, July 21. Contact Rebecca Cruttenden (email below) for specific needs.
Please email Rebecca at or call 874-9828 if you can help or have any questions!

Sermon Series: Spiritual Warfare

Sermon Series: Spiritual Warfare

The world is engaged in an epic war between forces of good and evil. We need to be aware of the war, understand the enemy, and know how to wage spiritual warfare. If we aren’t knowledgable and prepared, we will be vulnerable to the deceptions and temptations of Satan, the enemy of our souls. But greater is he who is in us than he that is in the world! This series will help prepare you to engage in this spiritual war and win through the power of God.
  • May 21 – “The Adversary” – Ephesians 6:10-12
  • May 28 – “Our Weapons – Truth & Righteousness” – Ephesians 6:13-14
  • June 4 – “Our Weapons – Peace & Faith” – Ephesians 6:13-14
  • June 11 – “Our Weapons – Salvation, Word, & Spirit” – Ephesians 6:15-17
  • June 18 – “Our Weapons – Prayer in the Spirit” – Ephesians 6:18-24

Summer Schedule

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.