Church Bulletin 12.30.18


December 30, 2018


   Scripture                                                                               Ecclesiastes 12                                   

                                                                                               (N.T. Page 1047)        


   Message                                                                                   “Remember”

                                                                                       Pastor Troy Nanninga


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!




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.)   

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

CURRENT EVENTS:  A group that discusses current events will meet in the Cry Room.

Nursery is available upon request. 


NEXT LORD’S DAY – January 6

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.  PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Consistory Room.


Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Chris Clark

♦ Judy Hood

 NEXT SUNDAY, January 6, we will be ordaining and installing our new elders and deacons.  In addition to the elders and deacons who will be beginning their terms this year, we will also be ordaining Pastor Rob to the office of elder.  This is a part of him beginning his commissioned pastor training process.  He will not have a term on his role as elder and this will allow him to begin his training in the coming months.  We are thankful for everyone who will be serving in these leadership roles here at ARC!


FAITHFIT YOGA is taking a break for the holidays and will begin again on January 15.

OUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS are on a break for the holidays and will return on January 9.

THE SATURDAY MORNING Men’s Life Group is taking a break and will begin meeting again on January 19.


  • Movement will meet next on January 6.

  • Movement hoodies on sale now: $25;                                                               T-shirts also available for $10.  See Pastor Rob to purchase.

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, January 18.  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!

 BERN VELD thanks friends and family who sent cards for Christmas and his 95th birthday.  He also appreciated the RCWM gift bag and their visit.  Happy New Year!

THANK YOU TO ALL who helped serve this Christmas season.  We saw so many donations for winter items for the children at DeMotte Elementary, Angel Tree gifts for the KVSC fulfilled, spots filled for Salvation Army bell ringing, and service at the soup kitchen with hat and glove donations.  You have been a blessing to many!  

WE HAVE ANOTHER SOUP KITCHEN VOLUNTEER DATEThe soup kitchen in Michigan City has an opening on Saturday, January 12 for twelve people, over the age of seventeen, to help serve the homeless and hungry.  If you would like to help, please sign the sheet by the kitchen.  If you'd like to carpool we plan to leave church at 8:00 A.M.  If you have questions or would like to drive to the soup kitchen yourself, contact Bob & Phyllis Belstra (987-2563) for the church address.

GLOVES AND STOCKING CAPS, preferably that can cover the face but any will be appreciated, are needed at the Homeless Shelters. There is a box in the front foyer (exterior door #8) as well as in the Fireside Room for your donations.  Thank you in advance.

 NURSERY VOLUNTEER UPDATEWe are looking to update our nursery volunteer list.  Volunteering in the nursery is a fun way to interact with ARC’s precious children!  Teens and adults of all ages are welcome to volunteer!  If you would like to be added to the list, please sign up on the sheet by the kitchen.  If you would like to be removed from the current list, please notify Heather Veld (219-869-3403) or Marie Hilton (219-707-1459).

WOULD YOU LIKE to receive ARC updates and cancellation info via text message?  Now you can!  Just text @demottearc to 81010 to sign up! 

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).




DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL will begin accepting sign ups for the 2019-2020 Kindergarten and Pre-School classes beginning January 7, 2019.  Space is limited so please call the school office soon at 219-987-3721.  All new families to the school will need to complete an application (available online at  For 3 year old Pre-school (T/Tham), your child must be 3 years old by August 1, 2019.  For 4 year old Pre-school (M/W/Fam of M/W/Fpm), your child must be 4 years old by August 1, 2019.  For Kindergarten (1/2 day or full day), your child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2019.

RESERVE February 16, 2019 for the annual Women’s Retreat at Community Church in Roselawn, Indiana. Join us for an inspirational day centering around the promises offered in Isaiah 41:10.  Author and speaker Michelle Medlock Adams will give us her insights on the topic, “Do Not Fear”. Breakfast, lunch, praise and worship included. Tickets are $40.00. Check out our website at for more details.Our physical address is 10498 N 450 E, DeMotte IN  46310.


     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Ron & Loretta Sipkema

     WING:           Robb & Kristi Walstra Family

     NURSERY:    Rachel Fase, Jeff Liebbe

                          Alyson Lagestee, Maddi Curless




     GREETERS:  Jim Sampson

     WING:           Roger & Donna Knip                                                            

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Sue Steinke

                  Hazel Veldman, Jillian Tysen













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