Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News
Making Mud Pies
Philippians 4:1-13 / Rev. Tim Meendering / 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Service Prayer @ 9:35 (Pastor Tim's Office)
Sunday School
Immediately following the service until 12:15
Adults - Fireside Room ( classes)
High School - Ro om 246
Middle School - Youth Room
Children - Fellowship Hall check-in

Yard Help
Did the harsh winter leave your yard full of fallen branches and brush? Darryl and Dylan DeGood have offered free help cleaning it up! All you have to do is call Darryl at 616-340-3369.
Habits of Grace
Please let the office know if you are still waiting for a copy of the book to become available. For those who have already finished a borrowed copy, please return it so others can have a chance to read it next. Thank you!
Saturday, April 6, 8am-noon. Lunch provided! Please bring wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, etc. We will need some help cutting down a few trees from the ice storm. Free wood for helping! Let Roger Hoogewind know if you plan on coming (so we can have enough food) (401-8631).
Friday, April 12, 5:00-8:30pm. 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! more info
Saturday, April 20, 9:30am. Join us for a morning of family fun! Egg hunt on the front lawn for ages infant - 5th grade. Followed by a family pancake breakfast in the gym. more info
Click here to view the schedule.
We are currently collecting the following items that can be placed in the missions donation bin in the lobby: cereal, oatmeal, crackers, juice boxes.
Beth Jennings - Children's Ministry

Happy Spring! What an end to Winter we had? In my 9 years of working here I am certain we have never canceled Wednesday night that many times. Even with those days off we managed to get in a few activities revolving around Missions. We encouraged families to help us with our KidLife Club fundraiser for RiceBowls.org. We raised just over $500!!! ($250 in coins alone). Thank you for supporting this great cause. We are now looking forward to Derby Car Race, Easter, and the Egg Hunt! 
Hello church family! We are in need of a couple helpers in KidLife on Sunday mornings. We are looking to fill the following positions (both are following the service during the Sunday School hour):

  • Preschool Sunday school leader 
  • 1-3 grade Sunday school leader to help alternate days with the current leader 

We have been praying for you and can't wait for you to join our team! Please contact Beth Jennings.
Karen Bazen, Adult Min. Leader; Kevin Johnson , Men's Min. Leader
Tuesdays, 7-8am, Fellowship Hall. Join us as we gather for coffee, breakfast, a devotional, and prayer.
Tuesdays, 9:30-11am, Room 212. Spiritual Warfare - Led by Carol Knox.
Come early for Family Dinner, 6-6:30pm in the gym.
Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm, Fireside Room. Growing Together - Led by Karen Bazen.
Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm, Room 250. What Makes You Happy - Women's Bible Study led by Polly Johnson.
Every other Friday, 7-8am, Arnie's Restaurant. REAL - Relationship through Encouragement, Authenticity, and Love. REAL Men 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. Note: Meet 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 will be provided. N ext me eting: March 29.
A Life Group is a small group of 8-12 people that focuses on three priorities – sharing, study, and support. Life Group members will commit to meet together at least every other week through the school season—and even better, through the summer. We call these “Life Groups” because they are focused on (1) helping us grow in our life in Christ and (2) sharing life together. If you are interested in joining a life group or starting one up, please contact our Life Group Coordinator, Pam Jacobs.
Last Thursday of every month, 7-8:30pm, Fireside Room. This is not a Bible study or religious book study - books from a wide variety of genres are picked.  Next meeting: March 28 - Educated by Tara Westover
First Wednesday of every month, Fellowship Hall. Next meeting: April 3 - BBQ Luncheon provided, followed with a program by Steve Steenwyk. Begins at noon.
Adult Single Women's Lunch
Last Saturday of every month, 1pm. Next meeting: March 30 - pizza party in the Fireside Room. RSVP with Carol Knox (866-4845).
Parents - please fill out our online Informed Consent Form for the 2018-19 school year!
Sundays, 6:30-8pm, Youth Room. Students in grades 9-12 spend time in worship, hear about God's word, and spend time in small groups. Special events throughout the year.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Youth Room. Students in grades 6-8 spend time in worship, hear about God's word, and spend time in small groups. Special events throughout the year. Come early for Family Dinner, 6-6:30pm in the gym.
High School: June 16-22 - Kentucky - $275
Middle School: July 21-27 - Ohio - $275
Promo codes available here.
Parents - please fill out our online Informed Consent Form for the 2018-19 school year!
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. Children ages 3 years through 5th grade join together for Bible lessons, small group discussions, games, activities, and more. 1st grade and above begin in the Sanctuary, K and below begin in Room 101. Come early for Family Dinner, 6-6:30pm in the gym.
  • Pajama Movie Night is March 27 (final night of club). We will have a year-end celebration complete with movies, snacks, and pajamas!

  • Derby Car Race is April 10 for children 1st - 5th grade! The kids will be designing, sanding, and painting their own cars to race. All of this will be done at church during club time. We will then gather on the 10th to enjoy a fun filled night! More info to come soon.
Promo codes available here.
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.