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Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24
Loving the Stranger
Leviticus 19:33-34 / Rev. Tim Meendering / 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Service Prayer @ 9:35 (Room 212)
Sunday School
Immediately following the service until 12:15
Adults - Fireside Room ( classes)
High School - Ro om 246 - NO HS class due to fundraiser dinner
Middle School - Youth Room
Children - Fellowship Hall check-in

Join us in the gym following the Sunday School hour for a delicious meal and silent auction! Our High School Fundraiser Dinner supports our High School Youth Group as they raise money for mission trips and retreats. Menu: chicken alfredo, Italian sausage, pasta marinara, green beans, salad, breadsticks, applesauce.

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Sunday, February 24, 12:30pm in the gym. Family and friends are invited to join us for a delicious dinner and silent auction and to support our High School Youth Group as they raise funds for their mission trips and retreats!
Wednesdays beginning February 27, 6:45pm in the Fireside Room. What does fruitful interpersonal ministry look like? This 6-week video study explores six ways we grow together as the body of Christ. more info
Friday, March 8, 6:15pm in the gym. Register in teams of 5-8 (or we can place you on a team if you don't have one). more info
Saturday, March 16, 9am-2pm in the gym. The annual church garage sale to support Rockford Reformed Church Youth Ministries is coming up! Money raised at the garage sale will go towards supporting the youth summer mission trips. Bag sale from 1-2pm. See our website for information on donations and drop-off dates. more info
VOLUNTEER NEEDS
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.
ADULTS - PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY
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 1.
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.
ADULTS - JUST FOR FUN
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: February 28 - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles (from January) and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. We will meet early (6:30pm) and watch the movie before we discuss. Popcorn, candy, soda, water, and coffee provided!
First Wednesday of every month, Fellowship Hall. Next meeting: March 6 potluck at noon, presentation by Dianne Bennett.
Adult Single Women's Lunch
Last Saturday of every month, 1pm. Next meeting: February 23 - lunch at Cheer's, then back to church for dessert and games in the Fellowship Hall. RSVP with Carol Knox (866-4845).
YOUTH MINISTRIES
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.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES
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.
  • Last Wednesday, your child(ren) brought home a RiceBowl bank. We are excited to partner with RiceBowls.org in helping to feed children all over the world! Please fill the banks with all the change you can find around your house and return it back to church on or before Wednesday, March 6!

  • Pajama Movie Night has been rescheduled for 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.
More information will be posted for our next donation drive soon.
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