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 30
"Parents Who Mold their Children, Part 2"
Ephesians 6:4  /  Pastor Paul  /  8:45 & 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School (10:00-10:50am)
adults  / youth  children
Last day of Sunday School: May 7


Please note: the office will be closed on Tuesday, May 2 for our annual staff retreat.
Featured
Adult Singles Group

Saturday, April 29, 1pm. Lunch at Real Food Restaurant on Plainfield Ave, then back to church for dessert and games in the Fireside Room. RSVP with Carol @ 866-4845.

Saturday, April 29, 9am-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! Items can be dropped off in the Music Room (next to the gym) during regular office hours. Contact Stephanie Bergman if you have questions or items that need to be picked up.
National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4. At 7pm there will be a gathering of interdenominational churches at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. Also, the sanctuary at RRC will be open 8am-4:30pm.

Friday, May 5, 7pm in the Fireside Room. Ladies and Teenage Girls (13 and older) - come and enjoy a double-feature movie night at church on May 5! "Love's Long Journey" and "Love's Abiding Joy" will be presented. The movies are based on Janette Oke's popular book series. Stay for one or both movies. Drinks provided. Please bring a snack to share.

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. Our team is all set! Money raised will go toward Rob and Stephanie's adoption fundraising.  If you would like to sponsor us with a tax-deductible donation, please make checks out to Rockford Reformed Church and write "adoption" on the memo line. Checks can be placed in Rebecca Cruttenden's mailbox. The team: Dan & Trisha VanStensel, Rob & Stephanie Bergman, Emily & Isaac DeWitte, Scott & Amanda Gerhardt, Jodi Becksvoort, Marie DeGood, Dan Triezenberg, and Eric Ringnalda.

Sunday, May 21. Congregation: Join us as we celebrate our high school and college graduates!  Parents of High School and College Graduates: we need information for our booklets! Please see our website for guidelines. Information must be emailed to Laura Jolliffe by Sunday, May 14.

Sunday, May 21, 10am. Join us for a presentation from Bethany Christian Services on the status of their Refugee Program and the needs associated with it. They will share information on how our church can be of help, especially concerning local refugee children. Adults and high school youth are invited to join us at 10:00am (between services) in the Fireside Room #253. Light refreshments will be served. (Childcare will be available)
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!
Children
Upcoming Events
Children's/Youth Worship Sunday: May 7 - KidLife Sunday School kids will be leading worship, along with the youth praise band, on Sunday, May 7 at both services. If your child does not attend Sunday school now and would like to join us, please have them come on April 23 & 30 at 10am to learn the songs!

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  (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
Upcoming Events

Children's/Youth Worship Sunday - May 7 at both services

Grad Sunday - May 21. Grad letters due May 14. See website for info.

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

Thursdays

Ladies Book Club (last Thursday / month)
7:00-8:30pm, Fireside Room (Room 253)
May Book:  Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Next meeting May 25

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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