Church Bulletin 10.14.18

WORSHIP 10.14.18

   Scripture:  Luke 11: 1-13                                                                              

   Message: “World Changers:  Jesus and the Disciples”                                                                                Pastor Troy Nanninga





THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

9:30 A.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH for kids 3 years old through 5th Grade will meet in the Promiseland Area.

10:45 – 11:45 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages.

(Parents:  please pick your child up in his/her classroom.)   

w  3 yr. old – 12th Grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

ORGANIC OUTREACH group will meet in the Fireside Room.

THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE group will meet in the Cry Room.

EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALLITY group will meet in the Consistory Room.

w  Nursery is available upon request. 

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY will be in the Fellowship Hall. 

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Consistory Room.


MONDAY – October 15

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #2 will be in the Fellowship Hall.

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #1 will be at United Methodist. 

TUESDAY – October 16

6:00 P.M. & 7:15 P.M.  FAITHFIT YOGA will be in the Fellowship Hall.

WEDNESDAY – October 17


§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30.        

Menu:  Chili Night!  It will be served mild but we will have spices you can add to taste J

§  FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00.

§  ORGANIC OUTREACH group will meet in Fireside Room at 6:30.

§  EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY group will meet in the Consistory Room at 6:30.

§  THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE group will meet in Cry Room at 6:30.

SATURDAY – October 20

6:00 – 7:30 A.M.  MEN’S LIFE will meet in the Fireside Room.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – October 21

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.



5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Consistory Room.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        

 WE EXPRESS our deepest sympathy to Mike & Ruth Peterson, Gloria & Phil Moolenaar, Julie & Jim Hoffman, and Bobbie & Andy Hixson on the passing of their mother and our sister in Christ, Jean Peterson.  Jean went home to be with her Lord on October 9.  Services were held yesterday.  May God grant comfort to all family and friends.







Oct. 21      “The Bible”

Oct. 28     “Heart for Service”

Nov. 4     “Healthy Communication”

Nov. 11    “Passionate Worship”

Nov. 18     “Family Values”


YOU ARE INVITED to join in a season of prayer leading up to Christmas.  We are asking God to bring revival, new life, and kingdom growth to our church, our community, our families, our region, and our world.  Each day will have a different focus:


Sunday:          Pray for our church

Monday:         Pray for your family

Tuesday:        Pray for our community

Wednesday:   Pray for our region

Thursday:       Pray for missionaries

Friday:            Pray for confession and forgiveness

Saturday         Free day (pray as you feel led)


We are eager to see how God will use this season of prayer to make a big Kingdom impact!

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. & Mrs. Tim & Jordan (Brodner) Fleck who were married on October 7.  May God bless them as they seek to serve Christ together.

MEN’S LIFE is a men’s group that meets fall and spring on Saturdays from 6:00 – 7:30 A.M. in the Fireside Room.  This year we have an exciting new video program by Author Craig Glass – Noble Journey.  His vision is to see a growing community of men who: understand their identity in Christ, embrace their role as men, and live out the personal calling God has for their life.  Men from our church and the community are invited to attend.  The series will start on October 20th.

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN THIS GROUP!  EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY  This will is a 9 week class led by Jill Kohlhagen that discovers what it means to bring emotional health into our faith journey.  We will learn what emotionally unhealthy spirituality looks like, and how we can bring transformation into our relationships with Jesus, ourselves, and others.  The class is offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.    

TEAM WORLD VISION will be having a bake sale on October 20 from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. in Tysen’s entry.  If you would like to support our team, you can donate goods to be sold that morning or drop them at ARC on Friday, October 19.  If you are part of the team and could help out with donating goods or working the bake sale, please contact Liz Bayci at 869-4012.  Thanks!

 PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING our local community family,      Dan & Jen Kaluf, on Saturday, October 27, 4:00 – 7:00 P.M., for a free will donation dinner at American Reformed Church.  Dan has a rare genetic cancer that has spread to several organs, his treatments are every two weeks in Washington D.C.  Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.

 ATTENTION SINGERS!  We will be starting a Christmas choir beginning on November 4.  This group will meet each week at 11:30 A.M. on Sunday for practice, and will share a song each Sunday during the Advent season beginning on November 25.  If you would like to be part of the Christmas Choir, you can sign up by emailing Brittany at or by signing up on the sign up sheet located on the bulletin board by the kitchen.  This group is open to anyone from 3rd grade – senior adults.  No experience necessary!

COAT DRIVEBoxes are in the Fireside Room this month for your donations of coats, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters, boots and gloves.  Items collected will be distributed between The Crisis Center in Rensselaer and various shelters and soup kitchens in Lake County and Porter County in October and November.  If you have questions please contact Bob & Phyllis Belstra.

CHURCH BULLETINS will be printed on Thursday this week.  Please turn in all announcements by Wednesday.  Thank you!

THANK YOU so much for your thoughts and prayers during my recent surgery.  Special thank you to Pastor Troy for the visit at the hospital and for praying with us.”  - Amy Smit


  • Approved financial report for September 2018.

  • Approved paying September mission askings.


Let’s Get Together!

The new Fall season has begun at ARC.  The “Get Together” program is ready for new hosts and  repeat hosts to hold gatherings.  Have you considered hosting?  The program is in need of additional hosts in order to reach a greater amount of people.  The purpose of “Get Together” is to strengthen ties with other ARC members, welcome newcomers and engage in fellowship and fun. 

How does it work?                                                                                                                                                                                


·         STEP ONE: Hosts volunteer by filling out a form found in the Get Together tray on the table by the kitchen or by calling/texting Kristi (219-964-9957 or 987-5195) or Donna (219-730-9824 or 987-4289).  Get togethers can be as simple or as involved as the host desires… bonfire, pizza night, carry-in dinner, coffee and cards… whatever’s comfortable!                                                                                                                                                   

·         STEP TWO:  The committee compiles a mix of people for a one-time get together for the host      matching the type of gathering the host would like to hold and gives the host invitations to fill out.                                                                                                                                                                

·         STEP THREE: The hosts fill out the invitations and put them in mailboxes.                                                

·         STEP FOUR:  Guests reply to hosts.  This is important for the hosts so they know how many to plan on.  When you receive info about a Get Together, please let the host know whether or not you will be attending.                                                                                                                                                                         

·         STEP FIVE:  The group Gets Together and enjoy some time with one another!   

What a blessing to be part of the family of God here at ARC!                                                                             Let’s be deliberate about forming relationships and intentional in showing interest in one another.  Let’s Get Together!


     USHER:        Jeff Fase  

     GREETERS:  Mike & Kelli Hale, Tim & Sue Steinke

     WING:           Andy & Dorene Andree                    

     NURSERY:    Diane Ottinger, Mallory Hanewich

                          Kayla Bonicontro, Alyson Lagestee



     USHER:         Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS:  Al & Shannon Kramer, Jim & Diana Veldman

     WING:           Bobbie Hixson                                             

     NURSERY:   Gayle Zeldenrust, Jeff Liebbe

                          Jillian Tysen, Kelsey Kohlhagen























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