Church Bulletin 2.3.19


February 3, 2019

 Scripture: Matthew 22: 37-39                                   

 Message: “Organic Outreach:  Love God and Love Your Neighbor”


 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.)   

  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. 

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


MONDAY – February 4

1:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.  Sharon Bovenkerk will lead the lesson.  Silvia Andree will have devotions and Diane Zylstra will host.

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

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL Team #1 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 – February 5

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

WEDNESDAY – February 6


  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 – February 9

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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – February 10

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

     THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General 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

 ♦ Steve Peterson will have surgery this Wednesday to fuse 2 discs in his neck and repair one in his back. 

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 next week.  Anyone in their late teens or in their 20’s should check it out!


  • Movement will NOT meet tonight.

  • 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.

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.

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!

ONCE AGAIN we thank all of you for your generous giving to the project put before us this year.  You just can’t imagine what joy and hope you give to this church and school in Guatemala.  We ask for prayers for safety through these coming days.  You can follow along on Facebook at Work Team.”                                 - Dan Brodner, Steve Szostek, and Marv Peterson

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

CAMP MANITOQUA REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS OPEN!   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 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! 

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).


 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.

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:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Ron & Teresa Evers Family

     WING:           Jeff & Shannon Scheurich

     NURSERY:    Pam Abbring, Sarah Kikkert

                          Daniel Abbring, Gabbi Curless


     USHER:         Mike Curless

     GREETERS:  Jason & Pam Abbring Family

     WING:           Rudy & Diane Zylstra                                               

     NURSERY:    Gianna Kallemeyn, Silvia Andree

                          Gwen Walstra, Kelsey Kohlhagen

American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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