Church Bulletin 10.13.19

Worship October 13, 2019

 Scripture: I Samuel 3:1-10                                         

  Message: ":How Do We Position Ourselves to Hear God’s Call?”                                                                                      Pastor Troy Nanninga




THIS MORNING, Matt & Gianna Kallemeyn will present their daughter, Aila, for baptism.

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 be in the Promiseland Area.

10:45 – 11:30 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.

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

  Nursery is available upon request. 

4:30 P.M.  MOVEMENT WORSHIP PRACTICE     Singers for the week are Skylar and Keegan, and Gwen will be leading worship.  Cooper will be on guitar and Ryder on box drum.

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

6:00 P.M.  DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Promiseland Area. 

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




MONDAY – October 14

6:30 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #2 will be in the Fellowship Hall

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL:  Team #1 will be at Grace Fellowship. 

7:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Gene Veld, Eric DeKock, Allan Ooms, Mitch Kingma, Jorie Wireman, Bonnie Sanow, Kristi Walstra, Maryann Mehan, Brian DeKock, Steve & Sue Daniels, Kevin & Christy Nelms, Kevin Broertjes.

WEDNESDAY – October 16

4:45 P.M.  BACKPACKS for our Backpack Food Ministry will be stuffed in the Fireside Room.


  DINNER is served from 5:15 – 6:30.   Menu:  garlic butter chicken, green beans, parsley potatoes      

SATURDAY – October 19

6:00 – 7:30 A.M.  MEN’S LIFE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Each week, men meet together to learn from God’s Word, have great fellowship and sharing, and spend time in prayer.  All men are welcome to join us.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – October 20

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

9:30 A.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH for kids 3 years old thru 5th Grade.

10:45 – 11:30 A.M.  SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages. 

4:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT WORSHIP PRACTICE:  Singers for the week are Addy and Keegan, and Kendra will be leading worship.  Cooper will be on guitar and Ryder on box drum.

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

6:00 P.M.  DISCIPLESHIP ESSENTIALS BIBLE STUDY will meet in the Promiseland Area. 

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




HOPE CIRCLE will not meet this month.  We will see you in November!

MOVEMENT PRAISE TEAM will not practice this Wednesday.

I WISH TO THANK Marv Peterson, Chuck Liebbe, and Bob & Edie Bakker for helping me unload my shipping container.  It was a great help in getting settled in!  – Jessie Van Schepen

A BRIEF INFORMATIONAL MEETING about next year’s Honduras trip will take place in the Consistory Room after worship this morning.  Be sure to attend if you would like to learn more about this mission opportunity at Jardin de Gracia, a Christian school in El Socorro, Honduras, July 25 – Aug. 1, 2020.  We will be playing with kids (grades K-8), assisting with simple building construction and maintenance, and experiencing life in another culture.  (Children 12 and older are welcome along with a parent or guardian.)

COAT DRIVE:  Boxes will be in the Fireside Room and the front foyer, by door #8, through November 24 for your donations of coats, hoodies, sweatshirts, sweaters, boots, gloves, mittens and winter headgear. Items collected will be distributed between various homeless shelters and soup kitchens in surrounding counties. If you have questions please contact Bob & Phyllis Belstra (987-2563).

 KIDS WORSHIP LEADER NEEDED!  We are looking for a song leader for Children’s Church.  We hope to find someone passionate about worship and teaching our little ones how to worship.  This person would fill the final spot on our rotation and would be asked to lead once a month.  Singing time takes the first 20 minutes of Sunday mornings (9:30 – 9:50 A.M.)  This allows the worship leader to join adult worship before the message begins.  We are open to adults or teens (even working in pairs) taking this role. This role needs to be filled ASAP so please act quickly!  If interested, contact Stacy Hoffman (869-8114 or


ARC 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run

Saturday, November 30


8:30 A.M. 5K Run or Walk

10:00 A.M.  Children’s Fun Run


Register online @

(Search Reason for the Season)

Proceeds benefit the Backpack Food Ministry

for KVSC Students

TRAINING CONTINUES!  Please continue to pray for our runners as they train for the Indy Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon in November.  They are working with Team World Vision to help raise money for clean water for communities in need in underdeveloped countries.  If you’d like to donate, go online to Team World Vision and search American Reformed Church.  You can donate on behalf of a specific runner or the team as a whole.


Curtis DeKock              Connie Hoffman         Rebeka Merker        Kevin Nelms

Victoria DeKock           Stacy Hoffman             Kara Nanninga        Kathy Roorda

Brandon DeYoung      Keith Jolink                   Nathan Ooms           Britney Hoffman

Brian Hoffman             Katlyn Kohlhagen        Nicole Ooms            Kristy Kohlhagen

                                                                                                                    Tammy Szostek

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



HAVE YOU HEARD OF ANGELS WRAPPED IN LOVE?  We wish to invite you to come and celebrate 5 years of service at our open house on Saturday, October 19th from 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.  in the American Reformed Church Fellowship Hall.  You are also welcome to enjoy a free lunch served from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.  AWIL is a group that takes wedding/formal gown donations and turns them into burial garments for infants.  We also knit/crochet garments.  By providing this service, we show love and care to hurting families during the worst of times.  We currently donate to 53 hospitals and 20 funeral homes.  If you’re interested in seeing how a workshop day runs and learning more about this important ministry, please come and check it out.  There will be completed items on display.  We will also be accepting donated dresses and other items that day.  Tell your friends and bring a guest!

MATTRESS SALEKankakee Valley Music Boosters will have a mattress fundraiser on Saturday, October 26 from 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at K.V. High School    All proceeds will benefit the band.  There will be 25+ styles of Beautyrest on display, full factory warranties, delivery available and all forms of payment accepted with financing available.  Text “Kankakee” to 474747 for more info.

PINT-SIZE HERO RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE:  DMC will sponsor a Pint-Size Hero Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, October 14, from 1:00 - 6:00 P.M. @ Keener Township Emergency Srvs.  To schedule your blood donation, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or go to and use sponsor code “demcs”.

DMCS FALL RUMMAGE SALE @ CCHS ­– OCTOBER 19The Fall Rummage Sale is around the corner!  What does that mean?  Your gently used donations can be brought in Thursday, October 17, from 2:00 - 5:00 P.M. at the back door OR Friday, October 18, from 8:00 A.M. -2:00 P.M. at the front door.  The sale will be conducted on Saturday, October 19, from 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.  Shop for great bargains for only $7/bag till noon, and $2/bag from 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.!


     USHER:         Ryan Hilton

     GREETERS:  Steve & Sue Daniels Family             

     WING:           Jim & Darlene Wiers

     NURSERY:    Marie Hilton, Jeff Liebbe

                          Kurt Kros, Katelyn Kros


     USHER:         Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS: Jim & Barb Ash, Marv & Ruth Peterson          

     WING:           Bryan & Sherri Overstreet

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Rachel Fase

                          Maddi Curless, Jillian Tysen


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;


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