Church Bulletin 6.16.19


June 16, 2019


    Scripture: John 15: 1-11                                                                                 

   Message:  “How We Grow”     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!




THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.

11:00 A.M. MOVEMENT 2.0 will meet in the Youth Room.

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


 Tuesday – June 18

7:00 P.M.  EDUCATION COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.   Members include:  Brian Hanewich, Shannon Walstra, Kyle Kohlhagen, Edie Bakker, Sharon VanKley, Brian Hoffman, Stacy Schultheis, Shannon Scheurich, and Pam Abbring, Stacy Hoffman, Amber Hart, Ryan & Amy Kohlhagen.


9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

WE WILL CELEBRATE COMMUNION during morning worship.

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.

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

♦ Michelle Veld, Adam Veld’s wife and daughter-in-law to Jerry & Diane   

   Veld, has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.  She will soon be

   receiving chemo and radiation treatment. 

♦ Dee Malavolta spent some time in Methodist Southlake Hospital this past week.

♦ Gloria Moolenaar will have knee replacement surgery tomorrow at Porter Regional. 


·         Today:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M. in the Youth Room.

·         June 23:  No Class due to “Forward” Trip.

·         June 30:  11:00 – 11:45 A.M. in the Youth Room.  This will be the last class.



·         Saturday, June 22:  Toy Story 4 and Chick-Fil-A

·         Thursday, July 11:  Cookout and Pool Party @ Spencer Park

·         Thursday, August 1:  Great America

·         Sunday, August 18:  Summer Party @ Church

INTRODUCING FAMILY SUNDAYS!  Beginning this month, we will have a designated Family Sunday in months that have a 5th Sunday.  These 5th Sundays will be special as we will not have Children’s Church, but instead invite all kids join their families in worship!  Our first Family Sunday will be June 30. 

THERE WILL BE A NEW FACE AT ARC!   We will welcome our new Director of Worship,   Melissa Smoker this week.  We look forward to having her join our church family!


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.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPPORTUNITY:  The Back-to-School-Fair will take place at Spencer Park on August 3, 2019. ARC plans to hand out packages of 100 page, wide-lined paper to children. We expect to hand out 700+ packages. If you can provide any number of these packages, please sign up by the Kitchen.  Donations can be left in the Fireside Room.

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.

ARC GIVES A BIG THANK YOU to all who made ROAR VBS 2019 a success!  We are so grateful to our VBS team, crew leaders, assistants, everyone who worked in one of the stations, those who helped on work nights and with decorating, those who helped set up/take down the tent, all who donated items or financial gifts, and all who prayed for this ministry!  We could not have done it without your help!!  God is so good!

 “WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL who supported our family during the recent loss of our loved one.  Thank you Rev. Roger DeYoung and Pastor Troy Nanninga for the service.  Thank you ARC Ladies for the delicious lunch that was provided.  Thank you also to the ARC congregation and friends for the prayers and love shown to our family.  It will not be forgotten.”  In Christian Love, Susie Hamstra and Family

 “OUR FAMILY would like to say thank you to our ARC family.  Each and every prayer was heard and felt. The cards and flowers that were sent were greatly appreciated.  We would like to especially thank the funeral luncheon committee for helping us out by providing the luncheon. It turned out awesome. We also need to say a big thank you to Pastor Troy.  She loved you and your visits. Thank you so much for being part of the service as well.   From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank the congregation for everything you have done during this difficult time.”

                                             – Family of Marge Fase

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 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 5:45 P.M.  Save the date and start practicing! The DMC Foundation provides an annual contribution to the school to reduce tuition costs.

LOOKING FOR COACHES:  DeMotte Christian is looking for middle school boys basketball coaches. Please email athletic director, James Blom ( for more information.


     USHER:         Brian Hoffman

     GREETERS:  Mike & Deb Curless Family              

     WING:           Byron & Janice Walstra

     NURSERY:    Gianna Kallemeyn, Angela Myers

                          Sierra Evers, Lindsay Zeldenrust


     USHER:         Mike Veld

     GREETERS:  Ryan & Amy Kohlhagen Family

     WING:           Bob & Edie Bakker

     NURSERY:    Lindsey Broertjes, Silvia Andree

                          Kurt Kros, Katelyn Kros                             


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak;