Rockford Reformed Church
Sermon Series - The Christian Family

Paul calls marriage a profound mystery. Throughout the Bible both marriage and family are seen as foundational for healthy life and healthy society. Through godly marriages and families, God's relationship with us is mirrored, godly character is formed, and our faith is passed on to the next generation. In this series, we will look at the purpose and covenant of marriage. We will explore the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, and even employers and employees. This is a series about love and relationships, the very heart of our Christian faith and our lives in Christ.
Sunday, April 9
Palm Sunday
"Children Who Honor their Parents"
Ephesians 6:1-3  /  Pastor Tony  /  8:45 & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School (10:00-10:50am)
adults  / youth  children

Featured
Easter Services

April 9 - Palm Sunday (8:45 & 11:00am)
April 13 - Maundy Thursday Communion Service (7:00pm)
April 14 - Rockford Area Community Good Friday Service (7:00pm at Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Road)
April 16 - Easter Sunday (8:45 & 11:00am)
Cran-Hill Ranch Clean-Up Day

Saturday, May 6 from 9 am-4 pm. Come for the day or all weekend and stay for FREE in our RV campground. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. Projects of all sorts and for all ages will be completed to prepare for the summer season. Interested? Give us a call us at (231) 796-7669 or email Becky ( becky@cranhillranch.com) for more information!

March 27 - April 14 in the upper level of the gym.  To observe Lent, our Journey to the Cross Prayer Walk will be available to individuals, families, and groups. You are invited to walk through 7 interactive, self-guided stations designed to help you reflect upon the suffering and sacrifice of Jesus' death so that you might experience the grace and love of God more profoundly during this Lenten season. See our website for available times.

Saturday, April 29, 8am-2pm in the gym. All proceeds from this garage sale will go toward the Bergman family adoption. Stop by and shop for a good cause!

Sunday, May 7, 4pm. Join us on Sunday, May 7 at 4pm in the Sanctuary for a Hymn Sing! This event is for anyone who loves to sing praises to God! Following the hymn sing, everyone is invited to an Ice Cream Social at Tom & Rebecca Cruttenden's house. Family and kids welcome. Fenced-in yard with games for the kids. Ice cream will be provided - please bring a topping (chocolate syrup, nuts, whipped cream, fruit, etc.) 7690 Honeysuckle Lane, Rockford.

Saturday, May 13. We're looking for 20 people to join the Rockford Reformed Adoption Team for the Fifth Third River Bank Run on Saturday, May 13. All of the money we raise will go toward Rob and Stephanie's adoption fundraising. Our goal? To raise $3,000! The 5K Walk is a great family event with strollers and dogs on leashes welcome. Registration instructions are on our website.
Children
Upcoming Events
Palm Sunday -  THIS SUNDAY

Sunday, April 9, both services. All kids (3 years - 5th grade) have been invited to wave palm branches and help portray a part of the Bible story from John 12:12-15 during a song at both services. This is not a requirement, but it would be so nice to have a large group of kids to make an impact on our congregation for Palm Sunday.

If your child would like to participate, please have them meet Mrs. Jennings in the fellowship hall at 8:40am. After they wave the palms, they will be dismissed to children's worship or back to parents to sit through the service. We would ask them to join us again at the beginning of second service in the fellowship hall. Kids can be picked up downstairs after they are done. You could then return to service or leave.

Wednesday, April 12, 6:30pm in the gym. Hot dogs and chips available for dinner. Everyone is invited to join us for an evening of races, prizes, food, and fun!

Saturday, April 15, 9:30am. Join us for a morning of family fun! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, April 15. The egg hunt will begin at 9:30am on the front lawn. All kids infant through 5th grade are invited to participate! Bring your friends! Immediately following the egg hunt, there will be a family pancake breakfast in the gym. Suggested donation for breakfast: $3 for adults, $2 for children, $10 family max.
VBS 2017 Dates: June 25-28
Ongoing Events

KidLife Worship (3 years - 3rd grade)
Sundays during worship services in Room 112

KidLife Sunday School  (3 years - 5th grade)
Sundays, 10:00-10:50am
DK and under begin in Room 111, K-5 begin in Room 101

KidLife Club (3 years - 5th grade) resumes in the fall
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm
DK and under begin in Room 112, K-5 begin in the Sanctuary
Youth
Notes

Mission Trips - save the date: HS June 18-24, MS July 23-29. Details will be posted at a later date.

Camp Voucher Codes for 2017 have been posted online.
Ongoing Events

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm in the Youth Room

Sundays, 6:30-8:00pm in the Youth Room

Sundays, 10:00-10:50am
Middle School in the Youth Room (153);  High School in Room 246
Adults
Ongoing Events

Sundays

10:00-10:45am, Fireside Room (Room 253)
Topic: Thy Kingdom Come

Mondays

6:30-7:30pm, Sanctuary

Tuesdays

7:00am, Fellowship Hall (Room 100)

9:30-11:00am, Room 212
Topic: The Ten Commandments

Wednesdays

Adult Fellowship (first Wednesday / month)
Even months: noon potluck
Odd months: coffee at 10am

6:45-8:00pm
Discovery Class: (registration closed)

Thursdays

Ladies Book Club (last Thursday / month)
7:00-8:30pm, Fireside Room (Room 253)
April Book:  Gardenias for Breakfast by Robin Jones Gunn
Next meeting April 27

Saturdays

Men's Breakfast & Study  (every other week)
7:30-8:30am, Fireside Room (Room 253)
Topic: Manhood Restored
Next meeting TBD

Rockford Reformed Church
4890 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford, MI 49341
616-866-2308


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