Church Bulletin 6.17.18


                 6-17-18 Worship                        

   Scripture:  I Peter 1

   Message:  "Summer Book Club:  Living Hope”  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.



TUESDAY – June 19

6:00 P.M.  FAITHFIT YOGA UNDER THE SUN will be on the south lawn.  Class will be a free will donation with proceeds going to support ARC’s Team World Vision Marathon to support clean water for all worldwide! So come on out, do some yoga, and support a great cause!  Either bring a yoga mat or beach towel!  If you haven’t been to a FaithFit class, we will need you to sign a waiver.  All ages and all levels are encouraged to come!!  Can’t wait to see you all there!

THURSDAY – June 21

7:00 P.M.  THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Keith Poole, Brian Hanewich, Amanda DeVries, Barb Hoffman, Ron Owsley, and Shannon Scheurich.

FRIDAY – June 22



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.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Donna Zandstra

♦  Jeff Mehan has been moved back to University of Chicago.

♦  Bud Musch has returned to Symphony in Crown Point for rehab.

♦  Eric Veldman had his gallbladder removed this past Thursday.

♦  Don Moolenaar will have hip replacement surgery at Weiss

    Hospital in Chicago this Thursday, June 21.

WE WANT TO THANK YOU for your attendance and participation at our congregational meeting last Sunday.  Thank you for the questions that were asked and the feedback that was received.  The consistory had determined to look for a 2/3 majority for the position to be approved.  The votes reached this mark so the addition of a worship leader to the staff was approved.  The consistory will work to hire someone in this role and will communicate again once a candidate is hired.  

WE WANT TO THANK Ron Owsley for leading our Prayer Meeting/Bible Study on Sunday evenings.  We are going to stop for the summer and continue when Sunday School starts.

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE:  The next Fellowship Committee meeting will be on July 9.


We have recently updated our office staff emails.  The updates are listed below. 

  • Pastor Troy Nanninga:
  • Pastor Rob Latiak:
  • Brittany Janiszewski:
  • Main church office, Stacy Hoffman:


The ARC Get- together program is up and running!  Some have already had opportunity to get together for some fellowship and fun!  If you haven’t been involved yet, your turn is coming!  When an invitation shows up in your box and you are able to make it, join the fun!  If not, catch the next one.  Please remember to let the hosts know so they can plan accordingly.  Additional or repeat hosts are always appreciated.  Call or text Kristi (219-964-9957 or 987-5195) or Donna (987-4289 or 219-730-9824) to volunteer.  What a blessing to have a church family.  Let’s be intentional about spending time building relationships and strengthening ties.


“I AM SO GRATEFUL for the folks of ARC as they are valued members of my support team!  Thank you for your faithful financial and prayer support!  I am also thankful for the gift, $400, given last month.  May the Lord continue to bless you!  In another week I will be involved in the summer camps which are held on a farm. Pray for good weather and for the Lord to work in the lives of the young people who come along to the camps.  Right now we are enjoying a normal Irish summer with temperatures in the mid-60's to low-70's.  In our Saviour's love, Jessie Van Schepen”

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


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).




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 

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:          Rod Hayes

     GREETERS:   Pam Butler, Corrie Peterson

     WING:             Doug & Katie Liebbe

     NURSERY:     Jeff Liebbe, Angela Myers

                           Kendra Zylstra, Hazel Veldman



     USHER:          Jeff Fase

     GREETERS:    Jason & Pam Abbring Family

     WING:             Phil & Gloria Moolenaar

    NURSERY:      Amy Kohlhagen, Gayle Zeldenrust,           

                    Luke Zylstra, Kristy 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  ~  ~