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Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
Courageously Different
Daniel 6 / Pastor Tim / 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 - Room 246
Middle School - Youth Room
Children - Fellowship Hall check-in

EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Candy Donations Needed for Spark in the Dark! - Donations appreciated by Sunday, October 21. This annual event takes place on Wednesday, October 24, 6-8pm in the gym. Carnival games, face painting, activities, and pie-eating contests! Hot dogs, chips and a drink served concession style beginning at 6pm. This is a family event, so parents need to accompany their children. No regular programming. It’s a great time to invite friends and neighbors to RRC!
Packaged Cookies Needed for Wednesday Dinners! - There is an ongoing need (through next March) for desserts for Wednesday night Family Dinners. Packaged cookies work out well and last a while. If you would like to bring in a freshly-made dessert, please contact Terri Katsma (616-292-8230).
VOLUNTEER NEEDS
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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. Behold Your God: Studies on the Attributes of God . Led by Carol Knox.
Come early for Family Dinner, 6-6:30pm in the gym.
Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm, Fireside Room. Grace/Truth 1.0 - For those attending the class that don't have a book yet, they are available to pick up this Sunday (near the mailboxes). Led by Tim Meendering. Additional earlier meeting time from 4:30-6:00pm
(no childcare available at the earlier meeting).
Wednesdays, 6:45-8pm, Room 250. Tough As Nails - Women's Bible Study led by Polly Johnson.
Every other Friday, 7-8am, Fireside Room. 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. Next meeting: October 26
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: October 25 - The House with a Clock in Its Walls by John Bellairs.
First Wednesday of every month, Fellowship Hall. Odd months we have coffee at 10am, even months we have a potluck at noon. Next meeting: November 7 - coffee at 10am.
Single Women's Lunch
Last Saturday of every month, 1pm. Next meeting: October 27 - lunch at Bravo, followed by games and dessert in the Fireside Room. 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.
Saturday, October 20, 6-9:45pm. Students need to be at church at 6pm, and we will return at approximately 9:45pm. Student cost is $15. This is a great event to invite a friend to - and the friend is free! Please contact Brian with any questions.
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.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6-8pm in the gym.
Games, food, prizes, candy, and more! Invite your friends and family! Costumes welcome. more info
Help North Kent Connect offer a healthy dinner to the families who need it most. Please place donations in the donation bin in the lobby by Sunday, November 11. Thank you!

  • monetary donation for turkeys (can be turned in with offering or to the front office)
  • stuffing
  • low-sodium canned vegetables (carrots, yams, green beans, etc.)
  • boxed potatoes
  • canned fruit (peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, cranberries, etc.)
  • gravy (no glass containers)
  • pie crust and filling
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