Church Bulletin 2.4.2018


Scripture:             I Corinthians 13: 1-4

Message:       “Love Is…”                               Rev. 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.

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

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

3 yr. olds – 2nd grade meet in the Promiseland area to sing and have snack time then go to their classrooms.

3rd & 4th Grade will meet in the Bible Drill Room #21.

5th – 12th Grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

3rd grade – 12th grade meet in respective classrooms.

An adult small group will meet in the Room 37.

An adult current events class will meet in the Consistory Room.

Nursery is available upon request.  

 5:15 P.M.  IMPACT will meet at Kyle and Jill Kohlhagen's Home (6539 W. 400 N., Rensselaer) for a SuperBowl Party.  Come as early as 5:15 P.M. and leave when you must!  Contact a youth leader if you need a ride.  Join us for food and fellowship!

 6:00 P.M.  PRAYER MEETING/BIBLE STUDY in Consistory Room.


MONDAY – February 5

1:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.          Carol Zylstra will lead the lesson; Mary Kucharik will have devotions and Ellen Kenning will host.

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL will be at Sorrowful Mother.

7:00 P.M.  CONSISTORY meets Monday night.  Those who would like to request baptism or make profession of faith in Christ are invited to meet with the elders at 7:30 P.M. in the Consistory Room.

TUESDAY – February 6

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

WEDNESDAY – February 7


DINNER is served from 5:15 – 6:00 P.M.  Menu:  beef stroganoff, corn, rolls, salad, veggies and dip, fruit, and ice cream

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

GOD’S ANGELS CHOIR (Kindergarten – 5th grade) practice in basement from 6:15 – 6:45.

SATURDAY – February 10

7:00 A.M.  IMPACT will be skiing at Bittersweet Resort in Michigan.  We will leave from church at 7:00 A.M. and return in the evening.  Lunch will be on your own - pack a lunch or bring money!  Dinner will be provided.  Contact Jill Kohlhagen (219-863-1669) by Wednesday (2/7) if you plan to attend, as well as a contact number should the trip be cancelled due to weather.  Reminder - to attend, both you and any high school friend you invite must have a signed permission slip on file.  

NEXT LORD’S DAY – February 11

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

4:30 – 6:00 P.M.  JOURNEY will meet in the Fireside Room.

                                            Snacks – Grace Daniels

6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.  IMPACT will meet in the Youth Room.                            

                                            Snacks – Jarred and Gerrit Ooms

6:00 P.M.  PRAYER MEETING/BIBLE STUDY Consistory Room.



EASTER FLOWERS are ready to be ordered!   We will be offering 6 different varieties.  They include:  Azaleas ($17.00); Lilies ($10.50); Mums ($9.50); and Tulips, Hyacinths, and Daffodils ($9.00).  Order forms are in your mailboxes today.  Please turn in your form to Jerry & Diane Veld’s mailbox by Feb. 25.

ATTENTION PROMISELAND PARENTS:  The Sunday School Promisland kids (Ages 3 - 2nd Grade) will be singing on Palm Sunday (March 25).  

VBS 2018 is coming and we once again need your help to make it a success!  This year’s theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" and the dates are June 11-15.  We have 10 leadership positions to fill and we need 20 adults and 20 high school age teens to serve as crew leaders.  There is a sign-up table in the Fellowship Hall this morning where you can get more information and also sign up.  Sign up to help us make this year's VBS the best yet!!

THE FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet next on Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 P.M.  Members are:  Gene Veld, Robb Walstra, Allan Ooms, Eric DeKock, Eric Veldman, Kevin & Lindsey Broertjes, Kevin & Christy Nelms, Kristi Bonicontro, and Jorie Wireman.

BLANKETS for our Backpack Ministry were delivered to students this past Friday.  Thank you so much for your donations!  We currently need     70 MORE BLANKETS to ensure we have enough for our next Mobile Pantry on February 16.  We are in need of (new or homemade) full or queen size blankets or throw blankets that are large and warm.  Please set them on the Fellowship Hall stage by Wednesday, February 14.

A VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET is posted by the kitchen for those that would like to volunteer for our next Mobile Food Pantry set for Friday, February 16.  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!

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

“THANK YOU for the recent financial gift designated from me in the offering.  It means a lot to me and I am thankful to be a part of the family of God.”  – Theresa Mak

“THANK YOU for coming out and supporting us at our Annual Fundraiser Dinner.  We appreciate your generous financial gifts, as it will help fund our summer mission trip.  Most importantly though, thank you for your continued words of encouragement and love as we strive to grow into the individuals God has called us to be.”  – Impact Youth Group

“DEAR FRIENDS:  I was touched by your Christmas Eve Love Offering.  Thank you so much for your generous financial gift.  I appreciate your faithful support of me in the CRU Inner City Ministry.  Your partnership in reaching inner city children and their families is such an encouragement to me!  Thank you, Linda Cotton.”

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

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

CAMP MANITOQUA REGISTRATION FOR 2018 IS OPEN!  This year’s theme is “Thrive” based on Colossians 3:17.  Church will again pay 2/3 for members and non-members.  You can register at  Informational brochures are available in the kitchen window.  Please call the church office for the coupon code.  Camp spaces fill up incredibly fast so registering ASAP is essential to get your first date selection.


CAMP COUNSELORS WANTED:  Camp Manitoqua & Retreat Center is looking for Camp Counselors for the summer of 2018.  Visit for more information and to apply, or call our office at 815-469-2319.

EVER WONDERED if CCHS might be the right choice for your high school student?  Are you interested in seeing what the school is like, what we offer for students and how your child could thrive here?  Get some answers on February 26 at our Info Night/Open House!  There will be break out sessions providing important information, as well as time for one-on-one conversations with staff to further guide you. Let the awesome CCHS staff answer your questions and provide you with all the info you need to make this important decision!  Looking forward to seeing you there!  

American Reformed Church

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