Church Bulletin 4.29.18

Message                          “#RelationshipGoals ‘From Acquaintance to Friend”                                                                                                                                                                                  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.

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.

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!





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



§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  Everyone Welcome!  Invite Friends!                              Menu: pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad, tossed salad, ice cream       

§  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!


7:00 P.M.  HOPE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Lorri Owsley will lead the lesson, Ann Van Schepen will provide Devotions/Spiritual Life Thought and Carol Klip and Crystal Rose will host.

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

FRIDAY – May 4

6:30 P.M.  THE ANNUAL MOTHER~DAUGHTER~FRIEND BANQUET will be in the Fellowship Hall.  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 your mother/daughter/friend!  Today is the deadline to buy tickets in the Fellowship Hall from Ardy Myers or call her at 987-4660.  The best part?  Tickets are only $1.00!  What a deal!  We hope to see you there!


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for Impact (our High School Youth Group).

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

                               Snacks – Kayla Bonicontro

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

                               Snacks – Derek Kaluf

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


 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Donna Zandstra

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 next Sunday, 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. 


  • 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

ARC TOGETHER:  Have you been considering being a get-together host?  Now is a great time to fill out a host volunteer form and put it in the TOGETHER box.  Get-togethers have just begun.  Additional hosts would be appreciated in order to be able to include more people in a timely manner.  Let’s be deliberate about getting together, strengthening relationships, welcoming newcomers and engaging in fellowship and fun with one another.  If you have questions, or if it would be easier to volunteer via text, feel free to contact Kristi (219-964-9957 or 987-5195) or Donna (219-730-9824 or 987-4289). 

 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.

 SEVERAL LOST & FOUND ITEMS are on the Fellowship Halls stage today.  Please take time to go through and see if anything belongs to you.  Thanks!


THE DMCS PARTNERS in Education would like to say “Thank You” to everyone who donated items to the Spring Rummage Sale and “Thank You” to everyone who helped in any way with the sale.  Your support helped earn approx. $3,900 for DMCS, and helped provide a place for many to “recycle” their rummage for someone else to put to good use!   We were able to load up all unsold items and donate them to Jasper Junction for them to sell and turn around and donate to many local charities.  Thanks again for your support!

GOLF OUTING:  The 27th Annual DeMotte Christian Schools Foundation golf outing will take place on Wednesday, July 11, at 1:00pm at Sandy Pines Golf Course. Save the date and start practicing! The DMC Foundation provides an annual contribution to the school to reduce tuition costs.

YOU’RE INVITED to celebrate Clarence Oudman's 43 years of teaching and administration work at DMCS at an open house on Friday, June 8. Join us for food, fellowship and fun as we thank Clarence for his time at the schools and send him off to continue to do God's work however He leads. The open house will be at Covenant Christian High School from 5:30-8:00pm.


     USHER:          Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:  Mike & Deb Curless Family

                            Wing:  Rich & Julie DeKock Family                                     

     NURSERY:      Rachel Fase, Deb Klemp

                        Luke Zylstra, Kayla Fase                          


     USHER:          Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS:  Impact Students

    NURSERY:     Jorie Wireman, Lindsey Broertjes,

                           Jillian Tysen, Lindsay Zeldenrust

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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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