Church Bulletin 2.10.19

WORSHIP February 10, 2019

   Scripture                                                                             Revelation 19: 7                                   


   Message                                    “Organic Outreach: A Love for the Church”

                                                                                              Pastor Rob Latiak


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.

  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.

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


MONDAY – February 11

1:00 P.M.  HOPE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room.                          Lesson – Pennie Martin, Devotions/Spiritual Life – Lucile Bozell, Hostesses – Carol Klip and Crystal Rose

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

7:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Eric DeKock, Mitch Kingma, Allan Ooms, Gene Veld, Kristi Bonicontro, Jorie Wireman, Bonnie Sanow, Kristi Walstra.

TUESDAY – February 12

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

WEDNESDAY – February 13

1:30 – 3:00 P.M.  NIFTY NEEDLES will meet in the Fireside Room. 


VALENTINE DINNER will be served from  5:15 – 6:30.  Families, couples, and singles welcome!  Menu:  roast beef, mashed potatoes, California blend veggies, salad, rolls and special treats!  


  ADULTING will meet in the Cry Room from 6:30 – 7:30.

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

  FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall.

FRIDAY – February 15

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY will be in the Fellowship Hall.  Doors open to clients at 8:00 A.M. with food distribution beginning around 10:00 A.M.  A volunteer sign up sheet is posted by the kitchen for those who would like to volunteer.  There are a couple ways you can help with this important ministry.  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!

SATURDAY – February 16

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

NEXT LORD’S DAY – February 17

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’s surgery has been postponed from last week.  He will have surgery this week to fuse 2 discs in his neck and repair one in his back. 

♦ We express sympathy to Donna Lageveen and all family and friends on the passing of Donna’s sister, Ordetta Woudema.  Ordetta went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 7.  Visitation will be at Jackson Funeral Service in DeMotte this Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M with a service following immediately after.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jon & Diane Ottinger on the birth of their daughter, Cassandra Grace.  Cassandra was born on Monday, February 4.  May God bless both child and parents with His grace.

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

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

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.


  • Jr. High Believe Conference will be March 1 & 2 in Springfield, IL.             The cost is $60 which includes ticket, hotel, travel and food.  Money is due by February 17.  Seating is limited.  All Jr. High students are invited.

  • Tonight is Tacky Prom night. Wear that old suit or puffy dress and down some White Castles as we kick off our February series:  Relationships, Dating and Love. 

  • Tonight:  Drinks – Kurt Kros

 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.

MARSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DONATIONS:  Hi everyone!  As many of you probably noticed last week, papers with a list of information about Marsh Elementary School were in your mailboxes.  So many of you have already reached out and offered donations and your support!  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!  This is just a reminder that items will be collected on the table in the Fellowship Hall throughout the month of February.  Additional sheets with info are also on the table in the Fellowship Hall if needed.  Thank you!  Questions?  Contacts Emma Grube at (219) 869-2100.

 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 “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.


 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.

DMC SCIENCE/HISTORY FAIRSPlease join us on Thursday, February 14, from 6:30-7:30pm for the 6th and 7th Grade Science Fair and 8th Grade History Fair.  Witness the results of the many hours of research and experimentation our students have put forth!

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.

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:         Mike Curless

     GREETERS:  Jason & Pam Abbring Family

     WING:           Rudy & Diane Zylstra

     NURSERY:    Gianna Kallemeyn, Silvia Andree

                          Gwen Walstra, Kelsey Kohlhagen



     USHER:         Jonathan Hart

     GREETERS:  Dale & Rhonda Kikkert, Corrie Peterson

     WING:           Jeff Liebbe

     NURSERY:    Jorie Wireman, Ellen Kenning

                          Hannah Veldman, Maddi Curless



American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Worship Leader:  Brittany Janiszewski;


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