Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News: November 17-23, 2019
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new - RSVP Thanksgiving Dinner
Wednesday, November 20, 6-6:30pm, gym.
The congregations is invited to a Thanksgiving Dinner in the gym! It takes place during the regular Family Dinner time that meets every week before the Wednesday night activities. If you think you might come, please let us know so we can estimate how many turkeys and sides to make. RSVP to either the front office or to Dave VanderWiere. Thank you!
NKC Thanksgiving Food Drive
Items due Wednesday, November 20.
This year, North Kent Connect has a very specific wish list for Rockford Reformed’s annual food drive. The following items are needed for Thanksgiving baskets:
  • Pasta (all varieties), canned tomatoes, canned vegetables, quinoa, low sugar cereal/oatmeal
  • Checks for the purchase of turkey and ham. Make checks out to Rockford Reformed Church and put North Kent Connect in the memo line. We will send one check to NKC after the 20th. OR donate directly to NKC during their “10 Days of $10 Turkeys” by clicking here.
Ladies' Book Club
Thursday, November 21, 7-8:30pm, Fireside Room.
The Ladies Book Club is always open to new faces! We typically meet the last Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Fireside Room (may be adjusted due to holidays). This is not a Bible study or religious book study – books from a wide variety of genres are picked. November's book is The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood.
Single Ladies' Lunch
Saturday, December 7, 1pm.
December's restaurant is Timbers Inn at 1pm, then we'll head over to Barb Ribbon's home. RSVP with Carol Knox.
new Tree of Hope
Items due Sunday, December 8.
North Kent Connect needs your help to provide items for families in northern Kent County this Christmas season. To participate, please take a tag form the tree in our lobby. On each tag is a suggested gift item (things such as blankets, sheets, toys, clothes, etc.). Purchase the item and bring it back to the lobby by Sunday, December 8. Thank you! 
new Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck
Sunday, December 8, 5pm, gym.
On the agenda (details will be provided prior to the meeting): Vote of affirmation for elder and deacon candidates, 2019 Budget, and Ministry Updates. Nursery will be available for the meeting portion of the evening. Potluck: Main course (pulled pork) will be provided. Care Groups 1/2: salads. Care Groups 3/4: sides. Care Groups 5/6: desserts.
new KidLife Club Christmas Program
Wednesday, December 18, 6pm dinner, 6:45 program.
Everyone is invited to our annual KidLife Club Christmas Celebration! Be sure to tell your family, friends, and neighbors to join us for this fun event!
new Rockford Christmas Celebration
Friday, December 20, 7-9pm downtown.
Everyone is invited to join local residents and guests in celebrating our Savior’s birth at the “Rockford Christmas Celebration & Live Nativity” to be held in downtown Rockford. More info here .
new Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Tuesday, December 24, 4 & 6pm.
Join us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 4pm or 6pm in the Sanctuary. Childcare available for kids Kindergarten and under (in the nursery). Hot Chocolate Bar in between services!
Life Groups
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 .