Rockford Reformed Church
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The Sermon on the Mount, preached by our Lord Jesus himself, reveals the heart behind God's law. Jesus' revolutionary and penetrating teachings will transform the lives of any who dare put them into practice. In this second of our three summer sermon series on this great sermon, we will discuss True Worship. We will look at how disciples of Christ are changed from the inside out as they worship God not money or stuff, as they develop a secret life before God, and as they put the pursuit of God's Kingdom before all other life endeavors.
Sunday, August 13

Seeking First God's Kingdom
Matthew 6:25-34  /  Paul Bradford  /  9:30 a.m.

After-Service Social in the gym - hosted by the Men's Prayer Breakfast
Praise in the Park - The Point Church - 6pm in downtown Rockford
Worship on the Waterfront - Jason Crabb - 7pm in Grand Haven

Featured

Saturday, August 12, 10am. Come out this Saturday morning and cheer on our team! The softball finals are this Saturday, August 12, beginning at 10am. They will play at least two games, maybe more. Christian Athletic Complex - 3450 36th St SE, Kentwood, MI ( click for map).
Consistory Nominations

Consistory Nomination Forms are available in the back of the sanctuary and online. One form can be filled out by each communicant member. A list of eligible members is also available here. You can email your nominations to office@rockfordrc.org or fill out a form and place it in the box in the back of the sanctuary. Deadline for nominations is Sunday, September 3.

Saturday, September 23, 6:30pm. This fundraiser is in support of Chris and Mary Newkirk's son-in-law, daughter, and family. If you would like to volunteer or provide donations for food and prizes, please contact Diann Bertsch (616-540-7288) or Tammy Bonds (616-437-9091). Join us for a fundraiser to help the family with medical bills and day-to-day living expenses. A fun night of music, heavy appetizers, chance drawings, and games. $10 per person. See our website for more details.

Saturday, September 30, 9am. Ladies of all ages are invited to our annual Ladies' Day Event. This year's speaker will be Karen Hossink, author of Confessions of an Irritable Mother and Finding Joy. Karen has been a speaker for moms' groups and women's events since 2005, talking about the hope God gives in the midst of struggles. In addition to our main speaker, there will be a variety of breakout sessions and a delicious lunch, all enjoyed in fellowship with other women from our church and community. This is a half-day you won't want to miss, so register today! See our website for more info or to register.
Simple Supper

Help us keep Simple Supper going! Needed: Cook(s) for Wednesday Night Simple Suppers. Is your passion cooking for others? Do you have a gift for cooking? Terri Katsma, who has been our all-around cook at RRC for many years, is stepping down. Work includes organizing the menu, picking up food, cooking, and kitchen cleanup. Create a team. We have people who set up tables & chairs and take them down, and buy plates, utensils, cups, etc. You would be responsible for the meal itself. Contact the church office if interested. Suppers start Sept 27.  A huge thank you to Terri Katsma for her many years of faithful service in this ministry. Her gift of hospitality has been a real blessing to the church. Words cannot express our gratitude and heartfelt thanks.
Block Party

Would you like to host an end-of-summer neighborhood ice cream social? This would be a great opportunity to get acquainted with neighbors and provide a fun time for all! We have the funds for one more block party this year. Refreshments and support are provided so you can interact with your neighbors. If you want to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Wilma Nelson (690-4479).
The Other Way Ministries

The Other Way Ministries is celebrating 50 years of ministry on the Westside of Grand Rapids! All are invited to join them at their 50th Anniversary Worship Celebration on Tuesday, September 12 at 7 pm at Central Reformed Church, 10 College Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Please RSVP on their website at theotherway.org/50, or by calling 616-454-4011 ext. 5221. Refreshments will follow the service. The Other Way is one of the local ministries our church supports.
Meals for Molly

A meal signup for Molly Campbell and her girls has been created. You can find all of the information here. The signup also lists Molly's address if you would like to send cards. Thank you for your love and support of our church family!
Mentors Still Needed

We are still in need of about 10 mentors and prayer partners for our youth program. Please contact Brian Ellis for more information.
Save the Date

Sunday, September 10 - SeptemberFest
Sunday, October 15 - Hymn Sing
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Children
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

Middle School - August 19 - Rebounderz
High School - August 22 - Whitecaps
Contact Brian Ellis for more information on these events!

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)

Wednesdays

Adult Fellowship (first Wednesday / month)
Even months: noon potluck
Odd months: coffee at 10am
Next meeting: September 6

Thursdays

Ladies Book Club (last Thursday / month)
7:00-8:30pm, Fireside Room (Room 253)
Next meeting: August 31  - anyone is welcome to join at any time - if you have questions, please contact Dianne Bennett or Carole Valk.

Saturdays

Men's Study Breakfast (every other week)
7:15-8:30am, Fireside Room (Room 253)
Next meeting: August 19

Adult Singles Lunch (monthly)
1:00pm, RSVP with Carol Knox (866-4845)
Next meeting: TBA

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


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