Church Bulletin 9.9.18

Worship       September 9, 2018

Scripture    Daniel 1        Message    "World Changers”



 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.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADER INFO MEETING will be in the Youth Room immediately following worship.


TODAY @ 11:00 A.M.

Games and Food    ·    Bounce House

Rock Climbing Wall    ·    Balloon Artist

We hope to see you there!



 MONDAY – September 10

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 – September 11

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

WEDNESDAY – September 12

1:30 – 3:00 P.M.  NIFTY NEEDLES will meet in the Fireside Room. 

6:00 P.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADER INFO MEETING will be in the Youth Room.

SATURDAY – September 15

1:00 P.M.  10th ANNUAL ARC GOLF OUTING will be at Sandy Pines Golf Course!  It will be a 1:00 P.M. Shotgun start, 4 person scramble.  Sign up your 4-some on the sheet near the kitchen window today! 

NEXT LORD’S DAY – September 16

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.



5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY KICK OFF will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Wear your favorite sports team shirt and bring a friend to our totcho bar!


 Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Jean Peterson

WE EXPRESS sympathy to Henry & Pat DeKock and Larry & Judy DeKock and all family and friends on the passing of our sister in Christ, Helen DeKock.  Helen went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, September 5.  Services were held here at church yesterday.  May God grant comfort during this difficult time.

CONSISTORY NOMINATION BALLOTS are in your mailbox today.  Those ballots need to be returned by Sunday, September 30.  They can be placed in an envelope and handed to an elder as you leave worship Sunday or dropped off in the nomination box in the church office window. 

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADERS are asked to meet in the Youth Room immediately after worship for a brief meeting to receive information on the upcoming year.

FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet next on Monday, September 17.

NEW COLLEGE ADDRESS?  We like to keep up with our college students.  Please let the office know your current college address and email at

WE HAVE A POOL TABLE in the Youth Room that is available to anyone who would like it.  It is first come, first serve and you will be responsible for hauling it.  If not claimed soon it will be disposed of.


CHILDREN’S CHURCH EXTENDED TO 5TH GRADE!   Great news!  We are now offering Children’s Church to kids 3 years old through 5th grade!  We are excited for this year as we help kids explore the Bible and praise God!  Registration forms and info letters have been placed in mailboxes for parents.  Please fill them out ASAP and return them to Stacy Hoffman’s mailbox.  If we missed getting a form in your box, extras are available in the kitchen window.  The first day of Children’s Church is next Sunday!  It will begin at 9:30 A.M.  Children’s check in time will be from 9:15 – 9:30 A.M. in the Promiseland singing area.  A parent or family member must bring their child to check in time.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A CHILDREN’S CHURCH HELPERAnyone 6th grade and up is welcome to help our leaders!  If that’s you, sign up on the sheet by the kitchen!  

 FAMILY NIGHT DINNERS begin September 19!  Join us every Wednesday evening for a home-cooked meal and a chance to relax and enjoy family and friends.  Dinner will be served from 5:15 – 6:30 P.M.  Free will contributions are welcome. 

IT’S ALMOST THAT TIME AGAIN!  Dartball season is coming!  We have a sign-up sheet in the hallway across from the Fireside Room.  If you’re interested but have questions, you can talk to Josh Luedtke, Jeff Liebbe, or Brian DeKock.  Looking forward to having you on our team!

 FAITHFIT YOGA at American Reformed begins this Tuesday,  September 11!  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 will again be offered, 6:00 & 7:15 P.M.  Check the flyer placed in your mailbox last week for more info or find one on the table by the kitchen! 

 COAT DRIVEBoxes will be in the Fireside Room September 16 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.

 DUTCH APPLE PIES ARE BACK!  The Bible League will again be selling delicious apple pies for $11.00 benefitting African Bible translations.  The order deadline is next Sunday, September 16 with delivery pickup on October 10 between 3:00-5:00 P.M.  Order forms were placed in mailboxes last week; extras are available on the table across from the kitchen.


 This will be a 10 week class led by Pastor Troy that will focus 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 will be offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning the week of Sept. 16.  Please sign up on the sheet by the kitchen if planning to attend.


Pastor Rob and Melanie will be 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 will be offered on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings beginning the week of Sept. 16.  Please sign up on the sheet by the kitchen if planning to attend.


 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.  

KIDS HOPE USAWe are excited to continue building relationships with the students, teachers and staff at DeMotte Elementary and KV Intermediate School.  After another great year, we are confident we will need more mentors who can invest one hour each week in the life of one child.  Training is provided.  Will you be the one to help change the life of a child?  If you are interested in being a mentor, substitute mentor or prayer partner, please pick up an application packet from the table by the kitchen.  Completed applications can be returned directly to Kara Nanninga or Heather Veld or put in either of their mailboxes.  Questions?  Talk to or email Kara (;219-805-9926) or Heather (; 219-869-3403). 

DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION about your group, meeting, or committee you would like help publicizing?  We would be glad to get the word out in 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).


     USHER:          Scott Tysen       

     GREETERS:    Fred & Janelle Abbring, Bob & Edie Bakker

     WING:             Ellen Kenning, Mary Kucharik         

     NURSERY:      Angela Myers, Amy Kohlhagen

                            Beth Veldman, Gwen Walstra


     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Kevin & Sharon Van Kley Family

     WING:           Marty & Sonja Musch                                              

     NURSERY:     Gayle Zeldenrust, Lauren DeKock,

                          Kayla Fase, Lindsay Zeldenrust
























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