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Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30
Not So Sweet Jesus
Luke 2:34-35 / Rev. Tim Meendering / 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Service Prayer @ 9:35 (Room 212)
No KidLife Worship. Nursery is available for kindergarten and under.

Sunday School
Resumes January 6

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
We welcome to consistory Doug Peterman, Scott Jacobs, Darryl DeGood, and Shaun VanderTuuk. They will be ordained and installed on January 6 at the 10am service.
Installation Service for Pastor Tim
Pastor Tim has accepted our call to be our next installed pastor. Pastor Tim's installation service will take place on Sunday, January 13 at 3pm. Reception to follow. Childcare will be available for kids Kindergarten and under (in the nursery). Read Pastor Tim's latest note here .
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
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
VOLUNTEER NEEDS
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ADULTS - PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY
Karen Bazen, Adult Min. Leader; Kevin Johnson , Men's Min. Leader
Men's Prayer Breakfast - Resumes January 8
Tuesdays, 7-8am, Fellowship Hall. Join us as we gather for coffee, breakfast, a devotional, and prayer.
Women's Tuesday Bible Study - Resumes January 8
Tuesdays, 9:30-11am, Room 212. Spiritual Warfare - Led by Carol Knox.
Wednesday Evening Bible Studies - Resumes January 9
Come early for Family Dinner, 6-6:30pm in the gym.
Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm, Fireside Room. Grace/Truth 2.0 - Led by Tim Meendering.
Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm, Room 250. TBA - Women's Bible Study led by Polly Johnson.
REAL Men - Resumes January 4
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: Starting in January, we will be meeting 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. Next meeting: January 4.
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: January 31 (no December meeting) - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
First Wednesday of every month, Fellowship Hall. Odd months we have coffee at 10am, even months we have a potluck at noon. Next meeting: January 2 - coffee at 10.
Adult Single Women's Lunch
Last Saturday of every month, 1pm. Next meeting: TBA
YOUTH MINISTRIES
Parents - please fill out our online Informed Consent Form for the 2018-19 school year!
High School Youth Group - Resumes January 6
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.
Middle School Youth Group - Resumes January 9
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.
January 18-20, 2019. The Middle Schoolers will be at Center Lake Bible Camp for this year's winter retreat. Signup deadline is January 6. Cost is $50.
February 8-10, 2019. Cost is $50.
CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES
Parents - please fill out our online Informed Consent Form for the 2018-19 school year!
KidLife Club - Resumes January 9
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.
TBA
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