Church Bulletin 10.7.18


 Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:8                              

 Message: “World Changers:  Who’s Next?”                                                                                               Pastor Rob Latiak



Feel free to grab a cup of coffee from the Fellowship Hall/Kitchen serving ledge downstairs before the service!  You are also invited to stay for a time of fellowship and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall after the service!


WE WILL CELEBRATE communion during worship.  If you desire home communion, please contact the church office.

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.

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 8

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #2 will be at St. Cecilia.  Team #1:  BYE

7:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Please note:  This is the correct date.

TUESDAY – October 9

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

WEDNESDAY – October 10

1:30 – 3:00 P.M.  NIFTY NEEDLES will meet in the Fireside Room. 


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

Menu:  spaghetti, bread, salad, veggies and dip, 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.

§  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.

FRIDAY – October 12

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY:  A volunteer sign-up sheet is posted by the kitchen for those who would like to volunteer for our next Mobile Food Pantry set for Friday, October 12.  There are a couple ways you can help with this important ministry.  We need volunteers to help that day with various jobs such as working in the kitchen, helping with registration, and helping clients carry food to their cars.  Also, we need baked goods to serve.     All help is so appreciated!  Doors open at 8:00 A.M. with food distribution beginning around 10:00 A.M.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – October 14

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        ♦ Jean Peterson

♦ Drew Andree

 BEGINNING TODAY:  EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY       This will be 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 will be offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning today and this week.  A sign-up sheet is by the kitchen.  


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.

 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.

COAT DRIVEBoxes are in the Fireside Room now through October 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.

DEAR FOLKS AT ARC,  I am so grateful for how our Heavenly Father continues to supply my needs through His people.  Thank you for your monthly financial support as well as for the occasional gifts.  I don't know who these donors are but God does and I know He will bless them for their giving spirit (as He does the church).  May the Lord continue to bless the ministry of ARC!  On Christ the solid rock I continue to stand!  In Him, Jessie”

RESERVED SEATING for ALL Knights home basketball games:  Are you looking for an amazing seat you do not have to be the first one at school to get?   The Athletic Sponsorship Committee has the seat for you!  We will set up a chair back in your location of choice, ready and waiting for you at ALL girls and boys home games.  Contact the CCHS school office ( or 219-987-7651) for your seat or for additional information!

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:        Rod Hayes           

     GREETERS:  Kathy Veld and Jerry & Diane Veld

     WING:           Bonnie Sanow                     

     NURSERY:    Marie Hilton, Lauren DeKock

                          Luke Zylstra, Daniel Abbring




     USHER:         Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:  Mike & Kelli Hale, Tim & Sue Steinke

     WING:           Andy & Dorene Andree                                                         

     NURSERY:    Diane Ottinger, Mallory Hanewich

                          Kayla Bonicontro, Alyson Lagestee






















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Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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