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Rockford Reformed Church Weekly News: December 8-14, 2019
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Tree of Hope
Items due Sunday, December 8.
North Kent Connect needs your help to provide items for families in northern Kent County this Christmas season. To participate, please take a tag form the tree in our lobby. On each tag is a suggested gift item (things such as blankets, sheets, toys, clothes, etc.). Purchase the item and bring it back to the lobby by Sunday, December 8. Thank you! 
Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck
Sunday, December 8, 5pm, gym.
On the agenda ( see Tim's latest letter for more details ): Vote of affirmation for elder and deacon candidates, 2020 Budget, and Ministry Updates. Nursery will be available for the meeting portion of the evening. Potluck: Main course (pulled pork) will be provided. Care Groups 1/2: salads. Care Groups 3/4: sides. Care Groups 5/6: desserts.
new Parents' Night Out
Saturday, December 14, 5:30-8pm, gym.
Parents’ Night Out – Pajama Party! Drop off your kids (ages infant through 5th grade) in the gym (entrance D) and enjoy a few hours of freedom! We will enjoy dinner, games, crafts, and a movie with popcorn! This is a fundraiser for our Youth students so donations are much appreciated. Please RSVP to Beth Jennings ( beth@rockfordrc.org ) by December 13.
KidLife Club Christmas Program
Wednesday, December 18, 6pm dinner, 6:45 program.
Everyone is invited to our annual KidLife Club Christmas Celebration! Be sure to tell your family, friends, and neighbors to join us for this fun event!
Rockford Christmas Celebration
Friday, December 20, 7-9pm downtown.
Everyone is invited to join local residents and guests in celebrating our Savior’s birth at the “Rockford Christmas Celebration & Live Nativity” to be held in downtown Rockford. More info here .
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Tuesday, December 24, 4 & 6pm.
Join us for a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 4pm or 6pm in the Sanctuary. Childcare available for kids Kindergarten and under (in the nursery). Hot Chocolate Bar in between services!
new Discovery Class
Sunday, January 12 & 19, 5-7pm.
If you are thinking about membership with Rockford Reformed Church, or if you just want to learn more about us, this class is for you! Attending class in no way obligates you to join. We will explain the basic beliefs and background of the Reformed Church in America and answer any questions regarding our worship, ministry, or doctrine. Dinner will be provided. Childcare available if needed. Registration required . Please contact the office ( connect@rockfordrc.org , 616-866-2308) if you would like to participate.
Ladies' Book Club
Thursday, January 30, 7-8:30pm, Fireside Room.
The Ladies Book Club is always open to new faces! We typically meet the last Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Fireside Room (may be adjusted due to holidays). This is not a Bible study or religious book study – books from a wide variety of genres are picked. January's book is The Reckoning by John Grisham.
Organic Outreach Conference
Saturday, February 1, 9am-4pm at RRC.
Come join other Christ-followers from other local churches at the Organic Outreach for Ordinary People Workshop. Together, we’ll join hearts and minds for a day of inspiration, fun, collaboration and practical insights. Learn more and register here .
Life Groups
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 .