Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News: June 23-29, 2019
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NEW Monday Night Golf: Monday night golfing has started! For $15, you get 9 holes and a cart on one of Michigan’s top courses. Tee times start at 5pm. No reservations are needed – just show up and be prepared to have a great time golfing! The kitchen is open if you want to get a bite to eat when you are done. Tee times are reserved throughout the summer, so come when you can! Please contact Jerry Coon with any questions (616-204-3858, gerald.l.coon@gmail.com ). Cedar Chase Golf Club: 7551 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 ( map ), 616-696-2308. Mondays at 5pm.
Hillview Learning Center: Our friends at Hillview invite you to help out with their summer program for students. Hillview Learning Center meets M-Th from 9:45-11am. Can you spare an hour to help kids work on reading or math? You don’t need to do any planning, just show up! Adults, high school students, and middle school students accompanied by an adult can volunteer. Sign up here . June 24 - August 8.
Vacation Bible School: For kids ages 3 years through those who are in (or have just completed) 5th grade! Join us for four nights at ROAR VBS, where kids explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. Register here . Sunday-Wednesday, June 23-26, 6-8pm.
Ladies' Book Club: We meet the last Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Fireside Room. This is not a Bible study or religious book study - books from a wi de variety of genres are picked. June’s book is Wolf’s Mouth by John Smolens. The book club will not meet in July or August. Thursday, June 27, 7-8:30pm.
NEW Adult Fellowship: Join us for a time of fellowship and fun! Meet in the Fellowship Hall (Room 100). Coffee provided! Wednesday, July 3, 10am.
REAL Men: 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. Friday, July 12, 7-8am at Arnie's Restaurant.
Adult Single Ladies' Lunch: 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. Saturday, July 27, 1pm. Location TBA . No June meeting.
After-Service Socials: Join us in the gym after each service this summer for an opportunity to connect with people in a relaxed atmosphere. Don’t miss this chance to meet, greet, and eat! Snacks may be simple, such as cookies and milk, but each week is a surprise! If your family, small group, or ministry is willing to host a week, please let Laura Jolliffe know. Click here to view open weeks. Sundays.
Praise in the Park: Come enjoy Christian music Sunday evenings at the Garden Club Park in downtown Rockford next to the dam. Bring your chairs and your friends! See our website for the lineup. Coupons available to local restaurants. Sundays at 6pm. RRC plays August 25.
Men's Prayer Breakfast: Join us in the Fellowship Hall (Room 100) any time. Fellowship, prayer, devotional, coffee, and maybe donuts! Tuesdays at 7am.
Softball: Come out and cheer on our team Tuesday nights! Location varies. See our website for the schedule. Tuesdays at 6:30pm.
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 .

ROAR! VBS starts this Sunday! I am so thankful for all the donations and the people who gave their time to help set up our African Savanna. We have a great community of people at RRC. This week kids will learn "When life is wild, God is good"! Please join me in prayer this week for the leaders and the kids who will be actively involved in hearing and learning the gospel.

On another note, this Summer from June 30 - July 28 (five weeks), KidLife Worship (for kids 3 years through 2nd grade) will be on a break. The nursery will still be available for kids kindergarten and under. The cry room is located at the back of the Sanctuary as well. This is a much needed break for our consistent volunteers who faithfully lead. I pray these leader take some time to rest and relax. As for me I will also be taking some rest and relaxing time, and will be working on painting some classrooms, finishing the Fellowship Hall and a few other various things for Children's Ministry. I will certainly anticipate seeing all the kids’ faces back with us on Sunday, August 4!