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 final of our three summer sermon series on this great sermon, we will discuss "True Discernment." We will discover secrets of wisdom, self-awareness, and discernment, and we'll get a beautiful snapshot into the heart and character of God.
Sunday, August 27

Discerning God's Character
Matthew 7:7-12  /  Paul Bradford  /  9:30 a.m.

After-Service Social in the gym - hosted by the RRC Staff
Praise in the Park - The Springs Church - 6pm in downtown Rockford
Worship on the Waterfront - Mark Schultz - 7pm in Grand Haven

Featured
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.

Sunday, September 10, 10:45am - 1:00pm. Our annual SeptemberFest is coming up! We are taking things outdoors for an all-church potluck picnic, complete with music, games, activities, prizes, and delicious food. Each of the ministries will have information and signups available, so it's a great time to see what programs and events are coming up at RRC, as well as ways you can get involved. See our website for more details.

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.
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

September 17 - Back to two services at 9:30 & 11:00am
September 17 - Sunday School, Life Groups, High School Youth Group begin
September 20 - Middle School Youth Group begins
September 24 - Concert of Prayer, 5pm
September 27 - Simple Supper, KidLife Club, Adult Bible Studies begin
October 1 - Congregational Update Meeting
October 15 - Hymn Sing
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Children
Upcoming Events

Kindergarten & 6th grade Bibles - On Sunday, September 24, Beth and Brian will be handing out Bibles at both services to kids in kindergarten and 6th grade. Please email Beth or Brian to let us know if your child is in that grade! We do not want to miss anyone! Also, if your child is in 1st-5th grade and does not have a Bible of their own, please email Beth and she will add them to the list for that morning!
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

Please see Kindergarten & 6th grade Bibles above in the Children's section!
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)
Resumes September 23

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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