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Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Knocking on Heaven's Door
Luke 11:5-13 / Rev. Tim Meendering / 10:00 a.m.
Communion
Pre-Service Prayer @ 9:35 (Room 212)
Sunday School
Immediately following the service until 12:15
Adults - Fireside Room ( classes)
High School - Room 246
Middle School - Youth Room
Children - Fellowship Hall check-in

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Because of the weather cancellations the past two Wednesdays, the Growing Together class has not started yet. We are going to hold the final Grace/Truth class this Wednesday, and Growing Together will begin on February 13.
Reminder - Habits of Grace
If you have borrowed the book Habits of Grace, please return it to the back of the sanctuary when you are finished - there are several people waiting to read a copy. Thank you!
Sunday, February 10 & 17, 12:30-2:30pm in the Fireside Room. For those interested in membership at RRC. Lunch will be served. Childcare available. Registration required. 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
Our annual Youth Garage Sale is set for Saturday, March 16 from 9am-2pm. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and we need your help to make it happen! Now is a good time to start setting donations aside. more info
North Kent Connect is looking for volunteers to bring in a meal(s) of your choice on one or more of the Tuesdays and/or Thursdays during tax season this year for their hard-working income tax prep volunteers. Many of the tax volunteers come to NKC directly after work and stay well into the evening. If you are able to help, please see below for meal information:

  • Lunches (beginning 2/5) should feed 7 people and should arrive by 11:45 a.m.
  • And/Or Dinners (beginning 2/12) should feed 8-9 people and should arrive by 4:45 p.m.

To sign up, click here, call Amee Paparella at (616) 866-3478, or email her at amee.paparella@nkconnect.org. Thank you in advance for your your generosity!
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. Grace/Truth 2.0 - Led by Pastor Tim.
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: February 15.
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. Odd months we have coffee at 10am, even months we have a potluck at noon. Next meeting: February 6 - potluck at noon, followed by a program 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.
This Sunday, February 3: Super Bowl party at the Orvis house starting at 6:15. Pizza provided. Please bring side or dessert if you can.
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.
February 8-10, 2019. Center Lake Bible Camp. Cost is $50. Signup deadline February 3.
High School: June 9-15 - 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.
Promo codes available here.
More information will be posted for our next donation drive soon.
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