Church Bulletin 1.20.19

Worship January 20, 2019

    Scripture: Hebrews 13: 1-3                                   

    Message: “Follow the Leader:  How to Follow” 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 and the second offering will be for DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.

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.)   

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

  CURRENT EVENTS:  A group that discusses current events will meet in the Cry Room.

  Nursery is available upon request. 

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

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


MONDAY – January 21

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

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

TUESDAY – January 22

 6:30 P.M.  FAITHFIT YOGA will be in the Fellowship Hall.

WEDNESDAY – January 23

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!


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

Menu:  spaghetti, bread, Caesar salad, fruit   

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

SATURDAY – January 26

6:00 – 7:30 A.M.  MEN’S LIFE will meet in the Fireside Room.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – January 27

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.



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

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


Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Chris Clark

 ♦ Sonja Musch is recovering at home after her knee replacement.

♦ Dave Butler is recovering at home after his knee replacement.


THE NEW YEAR IS THE PERFECT TIME to come and check out FaithFit Yoga!  Join us every Tuesday at 6:30 P.M.  Christy Nelms is a certified yoga instructor who provides a faith based atmosphere to promote health, happiness, and well-being in our community.  Since the body is the temple, she strives to nurture health while bringing participants closer to Christ through yoga.  Classes are $8 per session or you can purchase an 11 class punch card for $80.  All are welcome to join us!


  • There will not be Movement on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.

  • Jr. High Believe trip will be March 1 & 2 in Springfield, IL.             The cost is $60 which includes ticket, hotel, travel and food.         All Jr. High students are invited.

  • Tonight:  Snacks – Cooper Luedtke; Drinks:  Luke Bayci 

 WE ARE GETTING READY FOR VBS 2019!  This year’s theme is “ROAR!” and we believe God will do something huge this year at VBS.  We need help though.  We are looking for some individuals that would love to be involved in leadership for this year’s VBS in June.  If you have administrative skills and a passion for children knowing Jesus, we’d love to talk.  If you feel like you would like to help in this role or would like more information please talk to Pastor Rob or call him at church during office hours.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be a blessing.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH IS GROWING!  God is doing great things in our Children’s Ministry and we want you to be a part of it!  We are looking to add an additional group for our youngest children so that we can split our groups into smaller sizes and give this ministry more room to grow.  This means we are looking for new leaders.  We’ll need 6 more leaders and 6 more helpers.  As soon as we get enough leaders in place for a 6 week rotation, we will get the additional group going. If you’re interested, sign up by the kitchen or contact Stacy Hoffman (219-869-8114 or

 “THANK YOU for the visits, prayers, cards, and well wishes throughout the holidays.  It is great to be a part of the family of God.”                   – Pansy Hanford

WE JUST WANT to thank you all so much for the generous Christmas Eve donation for our family. We are continually blown away by the generosity of our loving church family.” 
                                             – Chris Clark family

THANK YOU for the blessing of the recent financial gifts designated for me in the offering.”   – Theresa Mak

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who donated gloves, mittens, scarves, etc. to the recent glove drive.  Those who received the gloves, etc. were so happy to know their hands would be warm.  Thank you to Dave, Audrey, Maryann, Bonnie, Ellen, Keith, Dawn, Jeff, Shannon, and Brooke for giving your time to prepare the meals and serve the homeless in Michigan City.  We hope to do coat and glove drives again next winter.  So, if you see a sale on gloves, stocking hats, long underwear, please, consider buying some to donate next winter.”                        – Thank You!  Bob and Phyl Belstra

TO REQUEST A RECEIPT for your 2018 donations, please contact Mike Veld at or 765-490-1644.

CAMP MANITOQUA REGISTRATION FOR 2019 opens on February 1.  This year’s theme is “Image Dei:  The Image of God” based on Isaiah 43:1.  Church will again pay 2/3 for members and non-members.  You can register online beginning February 1 at 5:00 A.M. at  Informational brochures are available in the kitchen window.  Please call the church office for the coupon code.  Camp spaces fill up incredibly fast so registering ASAP is essential to get your first date selection.

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


 RESERVE February 16, 2019 for the annual Women’s Retreat at Community Church in Roselawn, Indiana. Join us for an inspirational day centering around the promises offered in Isaiah 41:10.  Author and speaker Michelle Medlock Adams will give us her insights on the topic, “Do Not Fear”. Breakfast, lunch, praise and worship included. Tickets are $40.00. Check out our website at for more details.  Our physical address is 10498 N 450 E, DeMotte IN  46310.

DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL has begun accepting sign ups for the 2019-2020 Kindergarten and Pre-School.  Space is limited so please call the school office soon at 219-987-3721.  All new families to the school will need to complete an application (available online at

For 3-Year-Old Pre-School (T/Tham),

your child must be 3 years old by August 1, 2019.

For 4-Year-Old Pre-School (M/W/Fam or M/W/Fpm),

your child must be 4 years old by August 1, 2019.

For Kindergarten (1/2 day or Full Day),

your child must be 5 years old by August 1, 2019.

BE OUR GUESTAttend our Junior High Night at Covenant Christian High School!  Come to the home boys basketball game (parents and JH students are FREE) Saturday, January 26th. Game starts at 6:30pm. Junior high students will sit in a special section and receive goodiesJ   Don't miss out on this fun night!!

HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL POSITION OPENING:  DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc. is seeking applicants for the Principal position at Covenant Christian High School for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please contact Dale Nieuwbeerta, at for additional information.

 2nd GRADE MATERNITY LEAVE TEACHER POSITION OPENING:  DeMotte Christian Grade School is looking for a full-time, maternity leave teacher starting potentially at the end of February, 2019 to teach in 2nd grade.  Applicants must hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, agree fully with the school’s statement of beliefs, be an active member of a church with a Reformed persuasion, and demonstrate the ability to teach children well.   If you are interested in applying for the position, please contact Devon Brinks, Superintendent, at or contact the school office at 219-987-3721.  An application may also be found on the school website

CAMP MANITOQUA is looking for camp counselors for the summer of 2019.  Visit for more information and to apply, or call our office at 815.469.2319.


     GREETERS:  Brian & Stacy Hoffman, Marv & Ruth Peterson

     WING:           Don & Jenny Moolenaar

     NURSERY:    Lindsey Broertjes, Jeff Liebbe

                          Elizabeth Veldman, Hope Zylstra


     GREETERS:  Larry & Barb Hoffman, Mary Kucharik

     WING:           Rich & Julie DeKock Family                                                             

     NURSERY:    Kelli Hale, Amy Kohlhagen

                          Alyson Lagestee, Kristy Kohlhagen



American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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