Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News: February 9-15, 2020
We need more chili! To have a successful fundraiser, we need several more chili entries for next Sunday. If you plan on bringing some, please reply to this email to let us know!
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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. 
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
new Trivia Night
Friday, March 13, 6:15pm in the gym.
Does your brain hold a lot of useless information? Then invite your friends, neighbors, or family members to join us for a fun night of trivia, led by MI Team Trivia. Enter as a team of 5-8 and work together to answer the questions. No team? No problem! We will place you with an existing team or form a team with others who come solo. Cost is free! Snacks and refreshments provided! Prizes for the winning team! Childcare will be provided by our youth ministry to raise funds for mission trips and retreats – nursery for ages 3 and under, activities and snacks for ages 4 and up. Register here
new Garage Sale
Saturday, March 21, 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. Donated items can be dropped off March 11-19 during office hours (M-Th 9am-2:30pm). Signs in the gym will show you where to place your items. Donation receipt forms will be available. Please note that we cannot take large appliances, TV’s, child car seats, or mattresses (crib mattresses are ok).
Wednesday Bible Studies
Wednesdays, 6:45-8:00pm.

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

Go Fish – Women’s Bible Study
Led by Polly Johnson, Room 250
Friday, February 21, 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.
Ladies' Book Club
Thursday, February 27, 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. February's book is Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane.
Adult Single Ladies' Lunch
Saturday, February 29, 1pm; pizza, dessert, games, and fellowship in the Fireside Room.
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.
High School Fundraiser Dinner
Sunday, March 1, 12:30pm in the gym.
Family and friends are invited to join us for a delicious dinner and to support our High School Youth Group as they raise funds for their mission trips and retreats! Menu TBA.
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 the front office.