Church Bulletin 4.22.18

Message                   “#RelationshipGoals:  From Stranger to Acquaintance”     

  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 and the second offering will be for our Missions & Benevolences Fund.

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

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

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

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

w  5th – 12th grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

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

w  Starting Point adult class will meet in the Cry Room.

w  An adult small group will meet in the Library.

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

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

                               Snacks – Maddi Curless

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

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




MONDAY – April 23

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Lola Arnett will lead the lesson.  Diane Veld will give devotions and Spritual Life while Audrey Jolink serves refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Ardy Myers will lead the lesson, Barb Kaluf will lead devotions, and Lynn Liebbe will host.

7:00 P.M.  FAITH CIRCLE will meet in Room 16. Kristi Walstra will lead the lesson.

TUESDAY – April 24

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

WEDNESDAY – April 25

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 P.M.  Everyone Welcome!  Invite Friends!                              Menu:  Mostaccioli and all the other goodies to go with it!     

§  BACKPACKS for our Backpack Food Ministry distributed to the children of DeMotte Elementary will be stuffed at 6:00 P.M.  We invite you to come and help stuff a backpack!

NEXT LORD’S DAY – April 29

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

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

                               Snacks – Dalton Meiss

6:00 P.M.  REQUEST PROGRAM hosted by the RCWM will be in the Sanctuary.  Your requests have been heard and we have MANY great musicians lined up to perform.  Please join us for this fun night of praise to our Lord!


 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk

♦ Donna Zandstra is recuperating nicely from her surgery and will begin

   chemotherapy treatments this week.



Make time to find out.  If you’re new to faith, just checking it out, or coming back to church after some time away, Starting Point is a great first step.  It’s a conversational small group environment where you can explore faith and experience community.  Please join us this morning during Sunday School time in the Cry Room.  Where is the Cry Room?  Exit the front, left  corner of the Sanctuary (by the piano) and go down the stairs, the Cry Room is at the bottom of the stairs to your right. 

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TICKETS ON SALE!  The Annual Mother ~ Daughter ~ Friend Banquet will be on Friday, May 4 at 6:30 P.M.  A delicious chicken dinner will be served as we enjoy fellowship and fun together!  Our women’s ministry (RCWM) will host the event and invite all women and girls to come.  Come alone or with you mother/daughter/friend!  Tickets are on sale in the Fellowship Hall after church today and next Sunday from Ardy Myers (987-4660). Next Sunday (April 29) is the deadline to buy tickets.  The best part?  Tickets are only $1.00!  What a deal!  We hope to see you there!

 IMPACT STUDENTS:  The deadline to sign-up for the summer mission trip to Detroit has passed; however, there are still a few spots available - these seats will be on a "first come, first served" basis!  If interested, please contact Amanda DeVries (863-7844).  

 YOUTH SUNDAY will be on May 6.  Youth Sunday is a special annual service during our normal 9:30 worship time that is planned and led by Impact, our high school youth group.  Please pray for our students and sponsors as they make preparations. 

 ARC BUILDING & GROUNDS WORK DAY On Saturday, May 19,   we will hold a work day including light work, clean up, and fix up for both indoors and out.  Volunteers are welcome to sign up on the sheet by the kitchen.  All ages are welcome to help.  More details to come.  We plan to begin in the morning and get as much done as time allows.  A possible light lunch will be served depending on interest.  Please see Eric Veldman or Jonathan Hart with questions.

 ADVANCE NOTICE:  Family pictures for the new church directory will be taken on August 6, 7, and 8.     Further details to come.


  • This year’s theme is "Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus" and the dates are June 11-15.  We look forward to having you join the fun!  Online registration at as well as paper registration forms on your way downstairs to the Fellowship Hall are available for both kids and volunteers.  Crew Leaders and Assistants are still needed and welcome to register!  If you are 16 years or older, we want you! 
  • Stop and check out the donation tags on the bulletin board on your way to the Fellowship Hall.  Many items are needed!  So, please take a tag!  Another item needed is paper towel and toilet paper rolls.  Please save them up for us!  Donation instructions are posted on the donation bulletin board.  Thanks!  J

What a blessing to be part of the family of God here at American Reformed Church.  There has been a great response to the ARC TOGETHER program!  Get-togethers will begin soon!  The program is designed to strengthen relationships, welcome newcomers and engage in fellowship and fun.  If you have not yet filled out a guest info sheet, it would be helpful if you would. There have been a good number of host volunteers and it would be helpful to have some more in order to get more people included in a timely manner.  Forms can be turned in to the TOGETHER box on the table in the kitchen hall or in the Narthex.  There are extra forms on those tables as well.  For those who do not have a mailbox, please grab a form from the table.  Please pray that God will use this program to reach people, unite people and spread Christian joy and love. If you have any questions, please call or text Kristi (219-964-9957 or 987-5195) or Donna (219-739-9824 or 987-4289).


     USHER:          Rod Hayes

     GREETERS:  Roger & Donna Knip, Ron & Loretta Sipkema      

                            Wing:  Jonathan& Amber Hart Family                                 

NURSERY:     Sharon Van Kley, Kelli Hale

                      Hazel Veldman, Beth Veldman                              


     USHER:          Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:  Mike & Deb Curless Family 

                            Wing:  Rich & Julie DeKock Family

NURSERY:     Rachel Fase, Deb Klemp

                        Luke Zylstra, Kayla Fase 


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 American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski

1021 So. Halleck St., P.O. Box 366, DeMotte, IN  46310

219.987.5115  ~  ~



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