Church Bulletin 1.27.19

   WORSHIP 1-27-19                                        

   Scripture: I Peter 3: 15; II Peter 1: 5-8                                   


   Message: “Follow the Leader:  How to Invite More Followers” 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 Missions & Benevolences 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.)   

  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 28

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL Team #2 will be at St. Cecilia.

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Betty Boon will lead the lesson.  Lola Arnett will give devotions and Spiritual Life while Corrie Peterson serves refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Donna Ooms will lead the lesson, Pam Schultz will provide devotions and host.

7:00 P.M.  FAITH CIRCLE will meet in Room 16. Shannon Boon will lead the lesson and Amy Kohlhagen will host.

TUESDAY – January 29

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

WEDNESDAY – January 30


§  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.

THURSDAY – January 31

7:00 P.M.  EVANGELISM COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Roy Gouwens, Marv Peterson, Matt Kallemeyn, Scott Tysen, Keith Jolink, Steve& Tammy Szostek, Jay & Holly Starkey.

SATURDAY – February 2

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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – February 3

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

     THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.



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


ARE YOU WANTING to have better control of your finances?  Do you want to learn more about retirement planning, saving for your children's education, mortgages, or insurance?  In Financial Peace University, we will cover all of those topics and more!    The class will meet on Wednesday nights from 6:00 - 7:30 beginning on February 13 and will last for 9 weeks.  The cost for the class is $100 which covers all materials.  It's a small cost to help you achieve financial peace.  There are some scholarships available if the cost is too much.  You can sign up by going to  Talk to Pastor Troy with any questions or to sign up.  

ADULTING:  A group led by Pastor Rob will begin meeting in the Consistory Room on Sunday mornings and Wednesdays nights beginning the week of February 10.  Anyone in their late teens or in their 20’s should check it out!


  • 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 – Gerrit Daniels; Drinks:  Hope & Kendra Zylstra 

 HEADS UP!  We will host our next Mobile Food Pantry on Friday, February 15.  A volunteer sign up sheet will be posted soon down by the kitchen.  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!

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

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

OUR CUSTODIANS, Sam & Carol Sietsma, will be on vacation Jan. 29 – Feb. 5.  Please call the church office with any needs that     may arise.

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! 

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



 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.

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.


     USHER:         Mike Veld

     GREETERS:  Larry & Barb Hoffman, Mary Kucharik

     WING:           Rich & Julie DeKock Family

     NURSERY:    Kelli Hale, Amy Kohlhagen

                          Alyson Lagestee, Kristy Kohlhagen



     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Ron & Teresa Evers Family

     WING:           Jeff & Shannon Scheurich                                                    

     NURSERY:    Pam Abbring, Sarah Kikkert

                          Daniel Abbring, Gabbi Curless



American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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