Church Bulletin 2.24.19



February 24, 2019


   Scripture: Acts 1: 8                        

   Message                    “Organic Outreach:  True North on Ministry Compass”

                                                                                        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!



THIS MORNING, we receive Taylor DeYoung into membership by Profession of Faith.

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for our 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.

  ADULTING will meet in the Consistory Room.

  Nursery is available upon request. 

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


MONDAY – February 25

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

6:45 P.M.  DARTBALL Team #2 will be at Sorrowful Mother.

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Betty Boon will lead the lesson.  Kathy Veld will give devotions and Spiritual Life while Barb Hoffman serves refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Sue Steinke will lead the lesson, provide devotions, and host.

7:00 P.M.  FAITH CIRCLE will meet in Room 16. We are currently studying Chapter 3 of “A Perfect Mess”, Why You Don’t Have to Worry About Being Good Enough for God”.  All ladies welcome!  Teresa Evers will lead the lesson and Shannon Boon will be the hostess.

TUESDAY – February 26

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

WEDNESDAY – February 27

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 is served from 5:15 – 6:30.  Menu:  sloppy joes, chips, potato salad, tossed salad

§  FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY will meet in the Consistory Room from 6:00 – 7:30.

§  FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall.

SATURDAY – March 2

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

“Believe” Jr. High Trip ~ March 1 & 2

Please pray for our students and sponsors!


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

     THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund and the second offering will be for Oak Grove Christian Retirement Village.



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


Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Sharon Bovenkerk      ♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Chris Clark

THE SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY GROUP is currently taking a break.  They will meet again on March 17. 

"In Christ, She…"  

We are excited to invite women post-high school and above to a women's retreat on April 12-13 at Connect Christian Camp and Retreat Center in Crown Point.  We will explore what it looks like to ground our identity in Christ and allow that reality to permeate every aspect of our lives.  The retreat will begin at 6:00 P.M. on Friday and conclude at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday.  The cost is $45.  If you have more questions, come see us in the Fellowship Hall after worship.  We have additional information and registration forms and would love to answer any questions you may have.

COOKS NEEDED!  We are looking for a couple of people to prepare the Wednesday Night Dinner on March 6.  Our regular cook, Tammy Szostek, can help plan the meal.  If you can help out in this way, please contact Tammy at 219-895-1334.

 ATTENTION CAMPERS!  We are looking to bring the church campout  back!  There is a sign up sheet by the Fellowship Hall where you can sign up if you’re interested and give ideas of where you’d like to camp.  We will go from there with planning a fun weekend!  Questions?  Speak with Leslie Tysen.


  • Tonight:  Drinks – Kennedy Latiak, Snacks – Ryder Hart

  • Jr. High Believe attendees meet Friday at church @ 3:00 P.M. We will return Saturday at church @ 10:00 P.M.

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.

EASTER FLOWERS are ready to be ordered!  Every Easter, we decorate our Sanctuary with flowers which can be purchased in memory or honor of a loved one.  After the Easter Sunday Service, you are welcome to take your flower home.  They are available in many varieties this year:  Tulips ($9.50), Hyacinth ($9.50), Daffodils ($9.50), Lilies ($10.50), Azaleas ($17.00), Mums ($10.00).  Order forms are in your mailboxes today.  Additional forms are in the kitchen window.  Please return them to Jerry & Diane Veld’s mailbox by Sunday, March 17.   

BRING BACK THE ARC NEWSLETTER:  We’ve had some requests to bring back this informative newsletter about things going on in our church family.  Typical article topics would include youth activities, getting to know new members, mission trips, pastor columns, etc. We are looking for committee members to help with gathering information, writing articles, and most importantly, we are looking for an editor who will oversee the committee and delegate tasks.  If this is something you’re interested in, please contact Roy Gouwens or Stacy Hoffman for more information.

 WE’VE HOSTED our first two Mobile Food Pantries of 2019.  Many families were blessed by the food and kindness of our volunteers.  We will host our last two pantries for this year in September and November.  The price of hosting has increased this year with each pantry date now costing $1,500.  If you would like to help offset the cost, you are welcome to designate financial gifts in the offering.  Thank you for your support!

MARSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DONATIONS:  There is still time to get your donations in!  The students at this elementary school are in great need and this is an excellent opportunity for our church to reach out and show our love to these students!  Items will be collected on the table in the Fellowship Hall throughout the month of February.  Additional sheets with info are on the table in the Fellowship Hall.  Thank you!  Questions?  Contacts Emma Grube at (219) 869-2100.

 LAST WEEK’S OFFERING:  Regular Fund – $6,789.00; Wednesday Night Dinners - $150.00; Mobility Worldwide - $30.00; Financial Peace - $200.00.

 CAMP MANITOQUA REGISTRATION FOR 2019 IS OPEN!                              This year’s theme is “Imago 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 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! 

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

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


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.

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES 2019 COUPON BOOKS REDUCED:  Purchase your Golden Opportunities 2019 coupon book at the REDUCED price of only $20 available in the DMC office until sold out.

THE CHICKEN BUS DINNER will be held as a fundraiser for DMC athletics on Monday, February 25, from 5-6:30pm at DeMotte Christian Grade School.  This dinner raises funds to help pay for the referees at athletic events.  The dinner price is $8 for adults, $4 for children up to 8th grade, and children under 3 years old are FREE.  Of course, donations are always accepted!  Included in the meal:  broasted chicken, potato wedges, coleslaw, rolls, desserts, milk, coffee and lemonade!  Carry-outs available.

CCHS ANNUAL SERVICE DINNER:  Covenant Christian High School students invite you to join us for the annual service dinner of Friday, March 8, 2019 at 6:30 P.M.  for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship as we support our students for Service Week 2019!  Contact any Covenant student or the school office by Tuesday, February 26, for your tickets!

THROWS COACH NEEDED:  The CCHS Track Team will be hiring a Throws Coach (shot put and discus) for the spring 2019 season.  It's a moderately-paid position; please contact the school office (987-7651) if you're interested in applying!  


     USHER:         Phyllis Belstra

     GREETERS:  Bob & Deb Klemp, John & Diane Spurgeon

     WING:           Maryann Mehan, Ellen Kenning

     NURSERY:    Gayle Zeldenrust, Rachel Fase

                          Hazel Veldman, Kendra Zylstra



     USHER:         Ryan Hilton

     GREETERS:  Kevan & Angela Myers Family

     WING:           Dennis & Pennie Martin

     NURSERY:    Marie Hilton, Sharon Van Kley

                          Kurt Kros, Katelyn Kros


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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