Rockford Reformed Church
Sunday, September 16
One Another
Hebrews 10:24-25  /  Pastor Tim  /  10:00 a.m.
Pre-Service Prayer @ 9:35 (Room 212)

Sunday School
Immediately following the service until 12:15
Adults - Fireside Room
High School - Room 246
Middle School - Youth Room
Children - Fellowship Hall check-in

Adult Sunday School - Digging Deeper - Immediately following the service until 12:15pm in the Fireside Room. This Sunday's leader: Jim Scholten. Our Digging Deeper Sunday School is a series of discussions based on each Sunday's sermon. Each week's leader will guide you in conversation that will let you learn from each other, discuss what you can learn from the sermon on a deeper level, and help you grow in your understanding in how to carry out God's purpose for your lives.
High School Bonfire - 6-8pm bonfire at the DeGood's house on Sunday, September 23.  Regular meetings begin September 30.
High School Youth Group - Begins September 30 6:30 -8:00 in the 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.
Monday Night Golf - Continues through October-ish, depending on the weather. For $15, you get 9 holes and a cart on one of Michigan's top courses. Tee times start at 5pm. No reservations are needed. Please contact Jerry Coon with any questions (616-204-3858, Cedar Chase Golf Club: 7551 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs.
Men's Prayer Breakfast - 7:00-8:00am in the Fellowship Hall.  Join us as we gather for coffee, breakfast, a devotional, and prayer.
Women's Tuesday Bible Study - 9:30-11:00am in Room 212.  Current study is Behold Your God: Studies on the Attributes of God. The key to a joyful Christian life is having a clear understanding of who God really is. In this study of God's character and person, each lesson covers a truth about God's character and encourages practical application of this knowledge to daily living. Led by Carol Knox.
Middle School Bonfire - 6-8pm bonfire at the Jennings' house this Wednesday, September 19.  Regular meetings begin September 26.
Family Dinner - Begins October 3.  6:00-6:30pm in the gym. Join us for a family-friendly dinner before the activities begin!
KidLife Club - Begins October 3.  6:30-8:00pm. Children ages 3 years through 5th grade join together for Bible lessons, small group discussions, games, activities, and more.
Middle School Youth Group - Begins September 26 6:30 -8:00 in the 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.
Grace/Truth 1.0 - Begins October 3. 6:45-8:00pm in the Fireside Room.  Pastor Tim will lead a discussion through a five-week learning experience that introduces Christians to LGBT+ people, the language to use and avoid, a theologically faithful view of marriage and sexuality, and practical guidance on how to embody the love of Christ toward sexual and gender minorities. We will utilize thoughtful written material, small group questions, high-quality teaching videos including a documentary on LGBT people in the church, along with optional podcasts and in-depth papers. The multidimensional learning experience helps ensure that different learning styles are utilized and those who want to go deeper are given many avenues to do so. This five-week series may be followed by a second five-week series. Additional info can be found at and
The Gospel Comes With a House Key - Begins October 3. 6:45-8:00pm in Room 252.  Radical Ordinary Hospitality is a phrase used repeatedly throughout the book The Gospel Comes with a House Key. This is not just a phrase, it is a way of life for people living toward a gospel-centered and hospitable lifestyle. Rosaria Butterfield shares her perspective on experiencing, accepting, and sharing this way of living. Staff and Consistory are both reading through this convicting and inspiring book. The objective of this study will be to examine what Radical Ordinary Hospitality is and determine the who, when, where, and why of living out these convicting Biblical truths. We will read a chapter of the book during each week and come ready to discuss the chapter on Wednesday evening. Led by Emillie Clayton.
Tough As Nails - Begins October 3. 6:45-8:00pm in Room 250.  Uncertainty is unavoidable. Being fearful is optional. In this series, Andy Stanley reminds us that the faith of Jesus' early followers was characterized by fearlessness, confidence in Jesus, and love for others. As a Jesus follower, would you say the same about your faith? Led by Polly Johnson.
Adult Fellowship - Next meeting October 3. Potluck at noon in the Fellowship Hall.  Adult Fellowship meets the first Wednesday of every month. Odd months we have coffee at 10am, even months we have a potluck at noon.
Ladies Book Club - Next meeting September 27. 7:00-8:30pm in the Fireside Room.  Join us last Thursday of every month. This is not a Bible study or religious book study - books from a wide variety of genres are picked. September's book is Secrets of the Lighthouse by Santa Montefiore.
Real Men - Next meeting September 28. 7:00-8:00am in the Fireside Room.  Meets every other Friday. 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.
Adult Singles Lunch
Next meeting September 29. 1:00pm. 
Lunch at Houlihan's, then back to church for dessert and games in the Fireside Room. RSVP with Carol Knox (866-4845). Meets the last Saturday of every month.
Other Events and Announcements
Donations for Alpha -  Through September 30.  This month we are collecting items for Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. If you would like to donate, please place these items in the large wooden bin in our front lobby by Sunday, September 30 and we will transport them to Alpha for you. Needed items: diaper wipes, newborn onesies (size 0-3 months), baby shampoo, baby lotion, hooded bath towels. See next month's donation list.
Flu Vaccination Clinic -  Wednesday, October 10, 5:00-6:30pm in Room 141 (Music Room).  Offered by the Spectrum Health Continuing Care Visiting Nurse Association (VNA). For your health and the safety of others, the best way to prevent the spreading of flu is to get your flu shot. This is especially true if you spend time with the young or elderly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone older than six months be vaccinated for the flu. Spectrum Health provides a number of convenient ways for you and your family to get vaccinated, including this clinic at Rockford Reformed Church. Contact Wilma Nelson with any questions (616-866-3502).
Discovery Class - This class takes place over two Sundays -  September 30 & October 7, from 6-8pm in the Fireside Room. If you are thinking about membership with Rockford Reformed Church, or if you just want to learn more about us, this class is for you! Attending class in no way obligates you to join. We will explain the basic beliefs and background of the Reformed Church in America and answer any questions regarding our worship, ministry, or doctrine. Childcare available if needed. Registration required. Please contact the office (, 616-866-2308) if you would like to participate.
North Kent Connect's annual fundraiser at Meijer Gardens takes place on Thursday, October 4 starting at 6pm. This year's theme is "North Kent Pastors' Feud," a game show in the style of Family Feud. Learn more at Contact Dianne Bennett with any questions.
Do you have a Kindergartener or 6th grader this year? 
Every year we present Bibles to Kindergarten and 6th grade children/youth. We will be presenting Bibles on Sunday, September 23 during the service. Please let Beth Jennings (kindergarten) or Brian Ellis (6th grade) know by September 21 if your child would like to receive a Bible!
Leaders Needed

Youth Ministry - Please contact Brian Ellis

1 female leader for High School (meets Sunday evenings) 

Children's Ministry - Please contact Beth Jennings

KidLife Pre-K Sunday school leaders (following the service)
KidLife Club male leaders & pre-k helpers
KidLife Elementary Small group Sunday school leaders (following the service)
Rockford Reformed Church
4890 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford, MI 49341

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