Church Bulletin 5.19.19

May 19, 2019 Movement Sunday “How Can We Cause Movement?”

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!




WE WELCOME Kendra Kohlhagen into membership this morning by Profession of Faith.

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

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.

  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. 



Join us at the Field of Dreams at 12:00 P.M. for food, fellowship, and fun!  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  This will also be our last day of Sunday School.

5:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT YOUTH MINISTRY will meet in the Fellowship Hall for their year-end party.

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


TUESDAY – May 21

5:00 P.M.  VBS WORK NIGHT will be in the Promiseland area.  All help is appreciated.  We are getting closer to VBS and still have a lot of projects to finish.  Come and go as you are able.

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


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:  Pizza Night

  FOOD BACKPACKS will be stuffed in the Fellowship Hall at 6:00.


4:00 P.M.  VBS WORK NIGHT will be in the Fellowship Hall.  All help is appreciated.  We are getting closer to VBS and still have a lot of projects to finish.  Come and go as you are able.


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

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


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



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Dan Kaluf        ♦ Sharon Bovenkerk          ♦ Chris Clark   

♦ Loretta Sipkema will have knee replacement surgery on Monday at

   Porter Regional.


  • This year’s theme is "Roar:  Life is Wild, God is Good" and the dates are June 10-14.  We look forward to having you join the fun!  Register your kids or register to volunteer at or pick up a paper registration downstairs on your way to coffee.  Crew Leaders and Assistants are needed and welcome to register! 

  • Stop and check out the donation tags on the bulletin board on your way to the Fellowship Hall. 

  • Thank you for your generous response to our need for paper towel rolls!  You can stop saving them now as we have what we need.


The Fellowship Committee is looking at some possible upcoming events to schedule and would like to see how much interest there is for each event.  They include:

·         Bowling Night

·         Sporting Event (baseball or hockey)

·         Golf Outing

·         Purdue Christmas Choir Concert set for December 7

Please sign up on the sheets down by the kitchen to indicate which of these events you would be interested in attending.  This will help us get a better idea on which events to schedule.

 IF YOU HAVE someone graduating this year from college, high school or eighth grade, please contact the church office with his or her name and school.

PLEASE JOIN US for the KV Senior Baccalaureate service at KVHS Auditorium on June 5th at 6 P.M. This will be a special student led service with worship, special music, prayer and senior speakers. Join us as we pray and encourage our seniors that "Wherever You Go" (Joshua 1:9), God will go with and before them!

MOVEMENT BALANCES for the Summer FORWARD trip are due by June 2.

THIS WEEK, Stacy will be out of the church office.  She will return on Tuesday, May 28.  Please give any needed bulletin announcements to Pastor Troy by this Wednesday.

LET’S GET TOGETHER IS BACK!  The Get Together program is designed to strengthen ties and promote fellowship and unity. They are one time get-togethers with a group of people from our church. They are also a great opportunity to invite newcomers who would like to meet a group of ARC people.  Hosts choose the theme of the get-together:  taco night, bonfire, cards, pizza, cookout, potluck, game night...!  The committee will help generate a list of people and give invitations to the hosts to fill out and put in mailboxes.  If one shows up in your mailboxes and it works out for you, join the fun!  Thank you to those who have hosted events!  More hosts are needed.        If you would like to consider hosting, please call or text Kristi at 987-5195 or 219-964-9957 or Donna at 987-4289 or 219-739-9824 or pick up the information on the table in the kitchen hallway, fill out the host volunteer form and put it back in the tray marked “Get Together”.  Let’s be deliberate in growing together as an ARC family.

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).


THE MEN’S GOLF LEAGUE will begin playing on Tuesday, May 28.  5:00 P.M. at Sandy Pines. All levels of skill are welcome. If you have any questions please contact Daryl Kingma 219-777-0718 or 987-2529.

SEEKING 2nd GRADE TEACHER:  DeMotte Christian School is seeking a 2nd grade full-time teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  Applicants must hold at least a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, agree fully with the school’s statement of beliefs, is an active member of a church with a Reformed persuasion, and demonstrates the ability to teach children well.   If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a resume and application to Devon Brinks, Superintendent, at or contact the school office at (219)987-3721.  An application may also be found on the school website at

THE 28th ANNUAL DMC FOUNDATION GOLF OUTING will take place on Wednesday, June 19, with a 1:00 P.M. shotgun start at Sandy Pines Golf Course. A pork chop dinner will be served at 5:45pm.  Save the date and start practicing! The DMC Foundation provides an annual contribution to the school to reduce tuition costs.

GRADUATION AND WEDDING CARDS:  Visit DeMotte Christian Grade School to purchase your graduation and wedding cards.  Boxed card prices range from $5 and $6, which makes each quality card .42-.50 cents each!

DMC CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION:  We invite you to the graduation ceremony of the DeMotte Christian School "Class of 2019" on Wednesday, May 29, at 7:00 P.M.  The speaker is Mr. Jeremy Van Kley.  The class chose the following verse from Micah 6:8 as their motto, “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

CCHS CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION:  You are cordially invited to attend the graduation ceremony of the Covenant Christian High School Class of 2019. The ceremony will be held at the school on Friday, May 31, at 7:00 P.M. The speaker will be Mr. John Thomas. The class chose this verse from Proverbs 19:20-21, “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”   A reception to greet the graduates will immediately follow the ceremony; refreshments will be served.


     USHER:         Scott Tysen

     GREETERS:  Movement

     NURSERY:    Jorie Wireman, Ellen Kenning

                          Hannah Veldman, Madison Zeldenrust




     USHER:         Mike Curless

     GREETERS:  John & Stacy Schultheis Family

     WING:           Phil & Gloria Moolenaar

     NURSERY:    Marie Hilton, Kara Nanninga

                          Hazel eldman, Bryce Polletta



American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak;