Rockford Reformed Church
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The world is engaged in an epic war between forces of good and evil. We need to be aware of the war, understand the enemy, and know how to wage spiritual warfare. If we aren't knowledgable and prepared, we will be vulnerable to the deceptions and temptations of Satan, the enemy of our souls. But greater is he who is in us than he that is in the world! This series will help prepare you to engage in this spiritual war and win through the power of God.
Sunday, May 28
Our Weapons - Truth & Righteousness
Ephesians 6:13-14  /  Pastor Paul  /  8:45 & 11:00 a.m.

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Tuesdays through August 1, 6:30pm. Come out on Tuesday nights and cheer on our softball team! See our website for the full schedule. 
May 23 - vs Camp Lake Baptist @ Courtland Township

Sunday, June 4. This offering provides opportunities to support local church planting efforts. To participate, please use your "special offering" envelope from your packet (or a pew envelope), mark it "Pentecost Offering," and place it in the offering plate. Make checks payable to Rockford Reformed Church, and be sure your name and/or offering envelope number is on the envelope. You may also give online - just choose the One Sunday option. Learn more on our website.

Sunday, June 4, 10am. Consistory will be holding a congregational update meeting on Sunday, June 4 between services. Click here to read a summary of the March 12 meeting.

Sundays, June 4-August 27, 6pm. Come out and enjoy some Christian music along the banks of the Rogue River in downtown Rockford. Everyone is Welcome! Christian praise music will be provided by music teams from area churches and Christian bands. Join your neighbors & friends every Sunday evening at the Garden Park stage next to the dam for an evening of fellowship and praise, and maybe a family picnic! RRC plays on July 16.

Saturday, June 10, starting at 8pm. You are invited to enjoy the Start of Summer Celebration fireworks from the hill at Rockford Reformed Church. Starting at 8pm, come enjoy free popcorn, refreshments, and children's activities. Please bring a chair or a blanket, your family and friends, and enjoy the beauty of the fireworks from the top of the hill at Rockford Reformed Church. Last year we had about 400 people, so come join the fun! Hope to see you there!

June 11 - September 10, one service at 9:30am. We return to two services on September 17.

Saturday, June 17. Come out and support the Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs by participating in the 22nd annual LifeWalk / 5K LifeRun through the heart of Cedar Springs. Great for the whole family as well as friends, kids, youth, serving, small, and church groups! Participants are encouraged to collect a minimum of $50 in pledges in lieu of the registration fee. Door prize donations are greatly appreciated. There will be face painting, cookies, a special speaker, and a grand finale you won't want to miss! Call us at 616-696-2616 for registration information. See our website for information on the children's coloring contest and youth essay contest, as well as pledge forms.

Due June 18. RRC is partnering with Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs to raise money for their organization. To participate in the Baby Bottle Blessings fundraiser, take home an empty baby bottle (located in the back of the sanctuary) and fill it with your spare change, dollar bills, or checks (made out to Alpha Family Center). Please return them on Father's Day, June 18. We will return them to Alpha Family Center for you.

Saturday, July 22, 8am. Take a bite out of the global orphan crisis and enjoy some homemade cookies at the same time! Walk or run the beautiful apple orchards of Robinette's and then enjoy hundreds - maybe thousands - of homemade cookies and chocolate milk at the finish line. Every dollar is donated toward Team Orphans child adoption grants through Bethany Christian Services. Cookie bakers and race day volunteers needed. Learn more on our website.
Mentors Needed

We are starting a mentoring / prayer partner program pairing up adults with high school youth. If you are interested, please contact Roger Hoogewind at 401-8631.
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Children
Upcoming Events

June 25-28, 6-8pm. Calling all kids ages 3 years through 5th grade)! Join us for four nights at Maker Fun Factory - a world where you become hands-on inventors to discover how you're lovingly crafted by God. Sign up right on our website! NOTE: We are looking for volunteers! Please contact Beth Jennings if you would like to join the team!
Ongoing Events

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

KidLife Sunday School & KidLife Club will resume in the fall.
Youth
Upcoming Events

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

Are your kids attending Christian camps this summer? We may be able to help with some of the costs! Check out our website for more information.
Ongoing Events

Middle School / High School Sunday School and Youth Group resume in the fall.
Adults
Ongoing Events

Tuesdays

7:00am, Fellowship Hall (Room 100)

6:30pm, location varies
Next game: May 30 at Courtland Township

Wednesdays

Adult Fellowship (first Wednesday / month)
Even months: noon potluck
Odd months: coffee at 10am
Next meeting: June 7 potluck at noon - Bring a dish to pass and join us for great food and conversation. Following lunch enjoy a picture presentation of "The Eagles of Oakfield Pond" by Judy Gager. All welcome!

Thursdays

Ladies Book Club (last Thursday / month)
7:00-8:30pm, Fireside Room (Room 253)
Next meeting: May 25 - anyone is welcome to join at any time - if you have questions, please contact Dianne Bennett or Carole Valk

Saturdays

Adult Singles Lunch (monthly)
1:00pm, RSVP with Carol Knox (866-4845)
Next meeting: May 27 - lunch at Kelly's Restaurant in Cedar Springs, then back to church for dessert and fun.

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


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