Church Bulletin 9.30.18

Sunday Worship

Scripture: I Samuel 3                                   

Message: “World Changers:  Eli and Samuel”                                                                                        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.

9:30 A.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH for kids 3 years old through 5th Grade will meet in the Promiseland Area.

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

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

w  3 yr. old – 12th Grade will meet in their respective classrooms.

ORGANIC OUTREACH group will meet in the Fireside Room.

THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE group will meet in the Cry Room.

w  Nursery is available upon request. 

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY will be in the Fellowship Hall. 

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Consistory Room.


MONDAY – October 1

1:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Sharon Bovenkerk will lead the lesson.  Karen Lolkema will have devotions and Joyce Fase will host.

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL for Team #1 will be in the Fellowship Hall.

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL for Team #2 will be at United Methodist.

7:00 P.M.  CONSISTORY will meet in the Consistory Room.  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.

TUESDAY – October 2

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

WEDNESDAY – October 3


§  DINNER will be served from 5:15 – 6:30.        

Menu:  breaded chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, corn, bread, salad, peaches,               and ice cream

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

§  ORGANIC OUTREACH group will meet in Fireside Room at 6:30.

§  THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE group will meet in Cry Room at 6:30.

THURSDAY – October 4

7:00 P.M.  HOPE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.                Lesson – Lucile Bozell; Devotions/Spiritual Life Thought – JoAnn Abbring; Hostesses – Carol Klip and Crystal Rose

NEXT LORD’S DAY – October 7

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

WE WILL CELEBRATE communion during worship.  If you desire home communion, please contact the church office.

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.



5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY will meet in the Fellowship Hall.

6:00 P.M.  EVENING PRAYER GROUP/BIBLE STUDY will be in the Consistory Room.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Jean Peterson

♦ Drew Andree had back surgery at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indy   

  this past week.  It went well.

♦ Amy Smit’s surgery went well this past week.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. & Mrs. Cody & Megan (Luedtke) Stovall who were married on September 23, 2018.  May God bless them as they seek to serve Christ together.

LINDA COTTON is with us this morning to share about her ministry at the Agape Center in Chicago.

CONSISTORY NOMINATION BALLOTS ARE DUE TODAY!  They can be placed in an envelope and handed to an elder as you leave worship today or dropped off in the nomination box in the church office window. 

TEAM WORLD VISION will be having a bake sale on October 20 from 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. in Tysen’s entry.  If you would like to support our team, you can donate goods to be sold that morning or drop them at ARC on Friday, October 19.  If you are part of the team and could help out with donating goods or working the bake sale, please contact Liz Bayci at 869-4012.  Thanks!

 FAITHFIT YOGA at American Reformed continues this Tuesday!  FaithFit Yoga provides a faith based atmosphere to promote health, happiness, and well-being in the community.  Because the body is the temple, we strive to nurture our health while bringing our participants closer to Christ through yoga.  Two Tuesday class times are offered, 6:00 & 7:15 P.M.  Check the flyer in the kitchen window for more info!

PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING our local community family,      Dan & Jen Kaluf, on Saturday, October 27, 4:00 – 7:00 P.M., for a free will donation dinner at American Reformed Church.  Dan has a rare genetic cancer that has spread to several organs, his treatments are every two weeks in Washington D.C.  Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated.


  • ORGANIC OUTREACH ~ This is a 10 week class led by Pastor Troy that focuses on natural ways to build evangelism in our lives as individuals and as a church.  We will learn ways to have evangelism happen in practical and natural ways in all parts of our life.  This class is offered on Sunday mornings after worship and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 P.M. in the Fireside Room.

  • THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE  Pastor Rob and Melanie are leading a 6 week class on marriage.  If you are married, hope to be married, or want to just learn more about marriage, this class is for you!  You will learn more about what the Bible says about marriage and how to center our marriage on God.  This class is offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 P.M. in the Cry Room.  

  • EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY SPIRITUALITY        This will be a 9 week class led by Jill Kohlhagen that discovers what it means to bring emotional health into our faith journey.  We will learn what emotionally unhealthy spirituality looks like, and how we can bring transformation into our relationships with Jesus, ourselves, and others.  The class will be offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning the week of October 7.  A sign-up sheet is by the kitchen.  

A VOLUNTEER SIGN UP SHEET is posted by the kitchen for those who would like to volunteer for our next Mobile Food Pantry set for Friday, October 12.  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!

COAT DRIVEBoxes are in the Fireside Room now through October for your donations of coats, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters, boots and gloves.  Items collected will be distributed between The Crisis Center in Rensselaer and various shelters and soup kitchens in Lake County and Porter County in October and November.  If you have questions please contact Bob & Phyllis Belstra.


     USHER:        Jonathan Hart                  

     GREETERS:  John & Stacy Schultheis Family     

     WING:           Marge Evans                      

     NURSERY:    Gianna Kallemeyn, Julie DeKock

                          Hope Zylstra, Hannah Veldman   


     USHER:         Rod Hayes

     GREETERS:  Kathy Veld and Jerry & Diane Veld

     WING:           Bonnie Sanow                                                         

     NURSERY:    Marie Hilton, Lauren DeKock

                          Luke Zylstra, Daniel Abbring






















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