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Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17
Christ and Criticism
Proverbs 12:15; 15:32 / Rev. Tim Meendering / 10:00 a.m.
Pre-Service Prayer @ 9:35 (Room 212)
Sunday School
Immediately following the service until 12:15
Adults - Fireside Room ( classes)
High School - Ro om 246
Middle School - Youth Room
Children - Fellowship Hall check-in

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Because of the weather cancellations the past several 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 27.
Sunday, February 24, 12:30pm in the gym. Family and friends are invited to join us for a delicious dinner and to support our High School Youth Group as they raise funds for their mission trips and retreats! Menu TBA.
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
Saturday, March 16, 9am-2pm in the gym. The annual church garage sale to support Rockford Reformed Church Youth Ministries is coming up! Money raised at the garage sale will go towards supporting the youth summer mission trips. Bag sale from 1-2pm. See our website for information on donations and drop-off dates. more info
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: March 1.
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: March 6.
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.
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.
High School: June 16-22 - Kentucky - $275 - subject to change based on snow days
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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