Church Bulletin 10.21.18

Worship October 21, 2018

   Scripture: 2 Timothy 3: 14-17                                                                    

   Message: “DNA for Life:  The Bible” Pastor Troy Nanninga





WE WILL WELCOME Lindsay Zeldenrust into membership by Profession of Faith.

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 SPIRITUALITY 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 22

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #1 will be in the Fellowship Hall. 

                                        Team #2:  BYE 

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Gloria Moolenaar will lead the lesson and serve refreshments and Audrey Jolink will give devotions and Spiritual Life.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Shannon Kramer will lead the lesson, Ardy Myers will provide devotions and Phyllis Belstra will host.

TUESDAY – October 23

1:00 P.M.  RCWM BOARD will meet in the Fireside Room.

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

6:30 P.M.  THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:   Liz Bayci, Mike Curless, Tim Kent, Randy Kooy, Kristi Walstra

7:00 P.M.  EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet in the Youth Room.  Members are:  Marv Peterson, Kyle Kohlhagen, Roy Gouwens, Matt Kallemeyn, Jonathan Hart, Keith Jolink, Steve & Tammy Szostek, Jay & Holly Starkey.

WEDNESDAY – October 24

1:00 – 3:00 P.M.  GOD’S UNIQUE ANTIQUES will meet in the Fireside Room.  If you are retired and have some extra time on your hands, please join us.  We usually play a game and have refreshments!


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

Menu:  meatloaf, potatoes, veggies, salad, ice cream

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

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

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

SATURDAY – October 27

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

4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING our local community family, Dan & Jen Kaluf for a free will donation dinner in the Fellowship Hall.  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.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – October 28

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second will be for our Missions 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.








TODAY      “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. Matthew & Haley (Hoffman) Myers who were married on October 20.  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.  Join us this Saturday.

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!

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!


THE LOCAL WOMEN’S SHELTER is in great need of supplies.  They could use toiletry items, housewares such as kitchen items and bedding, furniture, and any household item you have to spare.  The only things they are not accepting are mattresses and clothing.  If you have anything to donate, please contact Tammy Szostek (219-895-1334).

COAT DRIVE:  Boxes 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.

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION about your group, meeting, or committee you would like help publicizing?  We would be glad to get the word out in any way you wish. Please email any information or pictures to the Media Committee at

IF YOU KNOW of someone who needs help from Christians Helping Christians, please contact Bonnie Sanow (987-6252).




CURRENT ANNOUNCEMENTS for DeMotte Christian School and Covenant Christian High School are in mailboxes today.

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to scheduling conflicts, the Men of A-Chord concert on October 21 at Community Church in Roselawn has been cancelled. For more opportunities to hear this great group, check out their concert schedule at  


     USHER:        Mitch Kingma        

     GREETERS:  Al & Shannon Kramer, Jim & Diana Veldman 

    Bobbie Hixson                   

     NURSERY:    Gayle Zeldenrust, Jeff Liebbe

                          Jillian Tysen, Kelsey Kohlhagen




     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Jim & Karen Lolkema, Randy & Diana Kooy

     WING:           Paul & Bonnie Cambe                                              

     NURSERY:   Deb Klemp, Amy Kohlhagen,

                          Maddi Curless, Hannah Veldman






















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