Rockford Reformed Church
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Sunday, August 26

Grow Up!
Ephesians 4:11-16  /  Rev. Tim Meendering  /  10:00 a.m.
Pre-Service Prayer @ 9:35 (Room 212)

We are still taking donations for Haiti J.A.M. throughout the month of August. Click here for more info.

After-Service Social in the gym following the service
Hosted by Kids Hope

Praise in the Park - 6pm downtown Rockford by the dam
Music by Trinity Baptist Church (final one of the summer!)

Featured
The church parking lot will be closed next week for maintenance on Wednesday and Thursday, August 29-30. Parking will available across the street at Our Lady of Consolation.

Sunday, September 9 is our annual SeptemberFest! We are taking things outdoors for an all-church picnic, complete with music, games, activities, prizes, and delicious food. New this year - our 10am service will be held outdoors! There will still be KidLife Worship held indoors. Also, have the kids pack bathing suits and towels for our giant slip-and-slide! More information will be posted as we finalize our plans.

Start Dates:

September 11: Tuesday Women's Bible Study
September 14: REAL Men
September 16: Sunday School for all ages
September 19: Middle School Youth Group (bonfire)
September 23: High School Youth Group (bonfire)
September 27: Ladies Book Club
September 30: Discovery Class (2 weeks)
October 3: Family Dinner & KidLife Club
October 3: Wednesday Night Adult Classes

This class takes place over two Sundays - September 30 & October 7, from 6-8pm in the Fireside Room. 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. Childcare available if needed. Registration required. Please contact the office (connect@rockfordrc.org, 616-866-2308) if you would like to participate.

RRC is collecting toilet paper during the month of August for North Kent Connect. It is one of the items they are in need of right now. Please bring donations to the church lobby - we have a large wooden crate you can place them in. Thank you for helping your neighbors in need!
Small Groups

"New" to Rockford Reformed? "Old" to Rockford Reformed? Whether you are a newcomer to the church or have been coming for years and would like to join with others in a small group Bible study (also sometimes called a Life Group), we are forming groups between now and mid-September. You will have an opportunity to sign up to be part of an existing group or a new group at SeptemberFest on September 9, but you may also let Karen Bazen know before that. Call or email Karen at 364-6066 or karen@bazenfamily.net if you are interested or have questions.
Leader Training for Adult Groups

If you plan to lead an adult group this year or potentially in the future, we encourage you to attend the Adult Leader training from 7-9 p.m. on September 6 in the Fireside Room. Pastor Tim will be leading the training. All leaders are urged to come. Please RSVP by September 5 whether or not you plan to be there.
Female Leaders Needed

Middle School Small Group Leaders Needed. We still have 2 positions we need to fill: 1 female leader for High School (meets Sunday evenings) and 1 female leader for Middle School (meets Wednesday evenings). Please contact Brian Ellis.
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Ongoing Events
 
Tee times start at 5pm

Tuesdays

7:00am, Fellowship Hall (Room 100)

Wednesdays

Adult Fellowship (first Wednesday / month)
Odd months: coffee at 10am
Even months: noon potluck
September 5: TBA

Saturdays

Adult Singles Lunch  (last Saturday / month)
1:00pm, RSVP with Carol Knox (866-4845)
No August Meeting

Children
Start Dates

September 16: Sunday School
October 3: Family Dinner & KidLife Club

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).
Youth
Start Dates

September 16: Sunday School
September 19: Middle School Youth Group (bonfire)
September 23: High School Youth Group (bonfire)

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


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