Church Bulletin 5.20.18

Message                                        “Life Through The Spirit”      Rev. Troy Nanninga                        Communion                        Special Music:  Dalton Meiss and Kevan Myers

        Serving of the Bread

        Serving of the Cup




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.  Please call the church office if you desire home communion.

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.


SCHOOL PICNIC will be at Spencer Park!  Join us for food, fellowship, and fun!  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. 

2:30 – 4:00 P.M.  JOURNEY will meet in the Fireside Room.

                               Snacks – Kendra Zylstra

4:30 – 6:00 P.M.  SENIOR RECOGNITION for seniors and parents will

                               be in the Fireside Room.

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

                               Snacks – Youth Leaders

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




TUESDAY – May 22

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


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.

7:00 P.M.  THE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE for the graduating class of 2018 will be at Kankakee Valley High School.



§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  Everyone Welcome!  Invite Friends!                              Menu:  fried chicken, potatoes, veggies, salad           

§  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!


4:30 P.M.  VBS WORK NIGHT will be in the Fellowship Hall.


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for our Missions & Benevolences Fund.

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


 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Donna Zandstra

♦ Jeff Mehan has been transferred to the University of Chicago Hospital

   for further treatment after his heart surgery.


  • 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

IF YOU HAVE someone graduating this year from college, high school or eighth grade, please call the church office with his or her name and school.  We will celebrate our graduates on June 10.

 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). 

 OUR OFFICE SECRETARY, Stacy, will be on vacation this week and will return on May 29.  Corrie Peterson will be in the office filling in this week.

“WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK everyone for the many thoughts, prayers, and cards we received over the last few weeks for our Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.  She was with us for a long time, and she will be truly missed.  It was such a blessing that she could always carry on a conversation with us, and could still remember all her grandchildren and great grandchildrens’ names.   It is a comfort knowing she is rejoicing with her heavenly Father.  We are so blessed to be a part of the family of God.” 

                       – Andy & Sharon Nannenga, Jerry & Diane Veld, 

                          Mike, Heather, Alexis and Tyler Veld

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

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


 WE INVITE YOU to the graduation ceremony of the DeMotte Christian Grade School "Class of 2018" on Thursday, May 31, at 7:00pm.  The speaker is Junior High teacher Mr. James Blom.  The class chose the following verse from I Thessalonians 5:16-18 as their motto, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to attend the graduation ceremony of the Covenant Christian High School Class of 2018. The ceremony will be held at the school on Friday, June 1, at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Mr. Nathan DeBoer. The class chose this verse from I Corinthians 16:13, “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith, be men of courage; be strong”. A reception to greet the graduates will immediately follow the ceremony; refreshments will be served.


A basketball day camp is being offered by DMC basketball coach Dan Weaver and other DMCS coaches. 

June 18-21                Boys entering 7th-9th grades

June 25-28                Girls entering 7th-9th grades

July 9-12                    Boys & Girls entering 4th-6th grades

For more information, email Dan Weaver at 

GRADUATION AND WEDDING CARDS:  Visit DeMotte Christian Grade School to purchase your graduation and wedding cards.  Boxed card prices range from $5 and $6, which makes each quality card .42-.50 cents each!

THE MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE will begin Tuesday May 29, 5:00 at Sandy Pines Golf Course.  All levels of skill are welcome.

PARR BAPTIST CHURCH presents Jason Runnels and the Down East Boys in concert on Friday, June 1 at 7:00 P.M. at Parr Baptist Church (1075 N. 890 W., Rensselaer, IN 47978).  A love offering will be received.  For more info, call Randy & Janet Morris at 219-394-SING.

SAVE THE DATE:  Bible League International Volunteers are planning an exciting concert event in Lansing, IL the evening of Friday, September 14, 2018 featuring the Dove Award winning group, Selah!  Details and ticket information will be available in June.


     USHER:          Scott Tysen

     GREETERS:    Patrick & Kathy Lesage   

     WING:            John & Kathy Roorda

     NURSERY:      Jeff Liebbe, Pam Abbring,           

                           Kurt Kros, Gerrit Ooms


     USHER:          Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:  Marv & Ruth Peterson, John & Diane Spurgeon

     WING:            Glenn & Donna Otto

    NURSERY:     Amy Kohlhagen, Marie Hilton,

                       Madison Zeldenrust, Kelsey Kohlhagen

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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  ~  ~

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.

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 fast so registering ASAP is essential to get your first date selection.

 “Connecting Our Community to Christ and His Church”

 American Reformed Church

1021 So. Halleck St., P.O. Box 366

DeMotte, IN  46310


Senior Pastor:  Rev. Troy Nanninga

Worship Leader:  Brittany          Janiszewski

OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS always remain in our thoughts.  We would like to send words of encouragement to them as they focus on their studies.  This week we ask Andy & Sharon Nannenga and Jim & Sandy Nannenga to send a note to Leah Gouwens (1001 Bethel Circle, Bridges, Room 308, Mishawaka, IN 46545) and Joe Steinke (122 West Wood St., Apt. 2, West Lafayette, IN 47906).

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


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