Rockford Reformed Church
Sunday, March 18
Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Cross-Shaped Life:
Shaped by Freedom
Galatians 2:11-21  /  Rev. Doug McClintic  /  10:00 a.m.

Pre-Service Prayer @ 9:35 (Room 212)

Sunday School begins immediately following service

Adult Sunday School - Digging Deeper

Sundays in the Fireside Room following service. The remainder of the Adult Sunday School schedule will be a series of discussions based on that Sunday's sermon. Each week's leader will guide you in conversation that will let you learn from each other, discuss what you can learn from the sermon on a deeper level, and help you grow in your understanding in how to carry out God's purpose for your lives.

Saturday, March 17, 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. Donation items can be dropped off March 6-16 during office hours (M-Th 9am-2:30pm, Wed until 8pm) or this Sunday morning. Signs in the gym will show you where to place your items. Donation receipt forms will be available. Please note that we cannot take large appliances, TV's, child car seats, or mattresses (crib mattresses are ok). Volunteers are needed to help set up on Friday, March 16. Please contact Deb Coon if you can help out (204-3860).

March 25 - Palm Sunday (worship service @10am)

March 29 - Maundy Thursday (communion service @7pm)

March 30 - Good Friday (community-wide service @7pm, Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Road. Sponsored by the Rockford Area Ministerial Association).

April 1 - Easter Sunday (worship service @10am)
Donations Needed for Easter Egg Hunt

Donations are needed for the Easter Egg Hunt that takes place on March 31. Items needed include:

- individually wrapped candy
- single packs of fruit snacks or goldfish crackers
- small toy items that fit in plastic eggs (stickers, tattoos, etc.)
- items for giveaway baskets (chalk, play-doh, jump ropes, frisbee, etc.)
- volunteers to help with setup on Friday morning, March 30

Donated items are due March 18 and can be placed in the bin located in the lobby. Contact Beth with any questions. Thank you in advance for your support of this fun outreach event!
Pulpit Supply:

March 18: Doug McClintic
March 25: Doug McClintic
April 1: Rick Tigchon
April 8: Tim Meendering
Troubled Waters: A Community Worship Service of Listening, Lament, and Hope:

Sunday, March 18, 4:00 pm at Blythefield Christian Reformed Church. Watching and hearing the deep concern and widespread effects regarding contaminated water in our communities, we (Rockford Area Ministerial Association) are coming together as concerned clergy and churches to gather and bring this troubled matter to God in prayer. By hearing stories of affected persons, hearing the words of Scripture, through song and prayer, we will lament the layers of trouble that are coming to light, and pray together for God's help and healing. All are warmly welcome.


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Upcoming Events

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, March 31, 9:30am. Join us for a morning of family fun! Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is on Saturday, March 31. The egg hunt will begin at 9:30am on the front lawn. All kids infant through 5th grade are invited to participate! Bring your friends! Immediately following the egg hunt, there will be a family pancake breakfast in the gym. Suggested donation for breakfast: $3 for adults, $2 for children, $10 family max.

KidLife Club Derby Car Race - Wednesday, April 11, 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to join us for an evening of races, prizes, food, and fun! Cars are created by our 1-5 graders in class and they will race against their own age group. Cars do not go home with kids until the race is over. Trophies for 1st-3rd place in each age group! Takes place in the gym. Hot dogs and chips available for dinner.

Save the Date! Vacation Bible School will be Sunday-Wednesday, June 24-27.

Cran-Hill: 1023882-150D18
Camp Geneva: 8415-150D
Other Christian Camps: Copy of paid registration is submitted to the church and church portion is paid directly to the camp.
Ongoing Events

KidLife Worship (3 years - 3rd grade) during the worship service. Children need to be checked in before service starts. They can either go straight to KidLife Worship, or they may begin the service upstairs with you, and will head down to join the kids after a few songs in the sanctuary. Check-in located in the Fellowship Hall (Room 100, lower level).

KidLife Sunday School (3 years through 5th grade) immediately following service (about 11:05am). Kids already checked in from KidLife Worship do not need to be re-checked. Check-in located in the Fellowship Hall (Room 100, lower level).

KidLife Club (3 years - 5th grade). Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm. Grades 1-5 meet in the sanctuary; K and under meet in Room 101.
Upcoming Events

Garage Sale - March 17
High School Mission Trip  - June 17-23
Middle School Mission Trip  - July 29-Aug 4, signup due April 11

Cran-Hill: 1023882-150D18
Camp Geneva: 8415-150D
Other Christian Camps: Copy of paid registration is submitted to the church and church portion is paid directly to the camp.
Ongoing Events

Youth Sunday School (immediately after worship service - 11ish until noon)
Middle School meets in the Youth Room
High School meets in Room 246

Sundays, 6:30-8:00pm in the Youth Room

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm in the Youth Room

Don't forget to check out youth ministry page for announcements, parent and student devotionals, recommended reading, and more!
Ongoing Events

7:00am, Fellowship Hall (Room 100)

9:30am, Room 212
Topic:  Discover Acts: The Gentile Connection  


Adult Fellowship (first Wednesday / month)
Odd months: coffee at 10am
Even months: noon potluck
Next meeting: April 4

6:00pm, gym

6:30-8:00pm, grades 1-5 in the sanctuary, K and under in Room 101

6:30-8:00pm, Youth Room

6:45-8:00pm, Room 250
Topic:  Listen, Love, Repeat. (a study by Karen Ehman)
Led by Polly Johnson


Ladies Book Club  (last Thursday / month)
7:00-8:30pm, Fireside Room
Next meeting: March 22 (not the 29th, Maundy Thursday) (see website for this month's selection)


Adult Singles Lunch  (last Saturday / month)
1:00pm, RSVP with Carol Knox (866-4845)
Next meeting: March 31 - meet at Bravo for lunch, then dessert and games in the Fireside Room


6:30-8:00pm, Youth Room

Rockford Reformed Church
4890 Eleven Mile Road, Rockford, MI 49341

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