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Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News: Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2020
OVERVIEW
Birthday Blessings is looking for a few new helpers. If you have questions or are interested, please contact Sue Kalee (799-2969).
Kids Hope needs more mentors. Please contact Emillie Clayton if you will consider being a mentor or prayer partner.
We need your photos! It's time to update our church directory, so if we don't have your family photo yet, or if you want to update what we currently have, please get it to the front office asap! They don't need to be formal portraits, just a photo with a nice, clear view of everyone's faces. If digital, please send the full-size photo to connect@rockfordrc.org. Thanks!
DETAILS
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new Wednesday Bible Studies
Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm.
We have two new classes beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 29:

Learning from the Word and Loving Jesus
Led by Pastor Tim, Fireside Room 253

Many of us have struggled to consistently read, study, and benefit from the Bible because we don’t know how to get to the meaning and personal application. This class is about becoming equipped to read, study, and apply the Bible so that it comes alive for us and changes us. We will learn a lot about the Bible itself and practice using some key questions and techniques for the interpretation and personal application of various kinds of texts. Take your Bibles along to the class. But a book entitled, “A Visual Theology Guide to the Bible” will also serve as a resource for us. Please sign up and let us know if you plan to participate so that we know how many books to order. Note that it is OK if you sometimes travel or for other reasons are unable to make it to the class. Come when you can and you will benefit from our learning and practice together. Books and sign-up sheets will be available in the Sanctuary this Sunday. If you would be able to help cover the cost of the book ($10 suggested), you can bring the money to the first night of class.

Go Fish – Women’s Bible Study
Led by Polly Johnson, Room 250

This new study by Andy Stanley will take the struggle out of sharing your faith. Go Fish offers a new perception of the word "evangelism" by showing how believers can make it natural, easy part of everyday life. Divided into a six-session study, participants will enjoy the DVD lessons and thought-provoking study guide that help change the way they view sharing their faith.
Ladies' Book Club
Thursday, January 30, 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. January's book is The Reckoning by John Grisham.
Organic Outreach Workshop
Saturday, February 1, 9am-4pm at RRC.
Come join other Christ-followers from other local churches at the Organic Outreach for Ordinary People Workshop. Together, we’ll join hearts and minds for a day of inspiration, fun, collaboration and practical insights. Learn more and register here . Signup sheets are available in the sanctuary.
REAL Men
Friday, February 7, 7am, Arnie's Restaurant.
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. 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.
Missions Chili Cook-off
Sunday, February 16, 12:!5pm in the gym.
Season up those chili pots! We are looking for 20 people to enter our chili cook-off on February 16. If you want to offer cheese or sour cream as well, go ahead and bring it. We will provide hot dogs, tortilla chips, oyster crackers, and dessert. To enter, please RSVP with your name and the type of chili to connect@rockfordrc.org . more info
Adult Single Ladies' Lunch
Saturday, February 29, 1pm, Location TBA.
Each month we meet at a restaurant, then head back to church for games and dessert in the Fireside Room. Please RSVP with Carol Knox.
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 .
Blood Pressure Screening
2nd Sunday of each month, Room 211
A note from the RRC Health Ministry: Many people suffer from hypertension, sometimes unaware of it. Routine blood pressure screening is one way to either screen for elevated blood pressures or monitor control (if on medication for high blood pressure). Your health ministry RNs offer blood pressure screening the second Sunday of every month and upon request. They are located in Room 211 (behind the sanctuary) after the morning service. Feel free to stop by to have your pressure checked. Contact Wilma Nelson at 616-690-4479 if you want to be checked at a time other than the second Sunday.