Church Bulletin 8.18.19

Worship August 18, 2019


   Scripture: I John 1: 5-7                                                

   Message: “Community – The Right Ingredients”       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.

WE WILL CELEBRATE communion during morning worship.

9:30 A.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH for kids 3 years old through 5th Grade will be in the Promiseland Area.

 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.  MOVEMENT SUMMER PARTY in the church parking lot.  There will be music, 9-square, volleyball, bags and a cookout.  Bring your friends!



 MONDAY – August 12

7:00 P.M.  FELLOWSHIP COMMITTEE will meet in the Consistory Room.  Members are:  Gene Veld, Eric DeKock, Allan Ooms, Mitch Kingma, Jorie Wireman, Bonnie Sanow, Kristi Walstra, Maryann Mehan, Brian DeKock, Steve & Sue Daniels, Kevin & Christy Nelms, Kevin Broertjes.

NEXT LORD’S DAY – August 25

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.

9:30 A.M.  CHILDREN’S CHURCH for kids 3 years old through 5th Grade will be in the Promiseland Area.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Dan Kaluf            ♦ Sharon Bovenkerk        ♦ Al Grube

♦ Michelle Veld      ♦ Chris Clark                    ♦ Bonnie Stevenson

 ♦ Glenn Otto has returned home from Oak Grove.

CONGRATULATIONS to Matt & Gianna Kallemeyn on the birth of their daughter Aila Rae.  Aila was born on Monday, August 12.  May God bless the Kallemeyn family with His grace.

THE SUNDAY EVENING PRAYER GROUP will not meet again until September.


10th Annual

Golf Outing

Sandy Pines Golf Club  ·  4 Person Scramble

Saturday, September 21  ·  Tee Off 1:00 P.M.

Cost: $42.00 per player (includes green fees, cart, & prizes)


  • Sign your team up by September 15.

  • Everyone is welcome to play - ARC members...guests... all ages...and golf abilities!

  • Put together your team and join the fun!

  • Questions? Contact a Fellowship Committee Member or John and Kathy Roorda.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH LEADERS NEEDED:  We are looking for a few leaders to teach during Children’s Church.  We need 2 leaders for our older group (2nd – 5th grade) and one for our younger group (3 years old – 1st grade).  Leaders are asked to lead once every 6 weeks with teaching material provided.  This is definitely a fun and important way to invest in the youth of ARC!  If you are interested, please contact Amber Hart (987-2996) or Stacy Hoffman (869-8114) or email the church office (

KIDS HOPE USAWe are excited to continue building relationships with the students, teachers and staff at DeMotte Elementary and KV Intermediate Schools.  Last year was a great school year, and we are confident we will need more mentors who can invest one hour each week                                                                                  in the life of one child.  Training is provided.  Will you be the one to help change the life of a child?  If you are interested in being a mentor, substitute mentor or prayer partner, please pick up an application packet from the table by the kitchen.  Completed applications can be returned directly to Kara Nanninga or Heather Veld or put in either of their mailboxes.  Questions?  Talk to or email Kara (;219-805-9926) or Heather (; 219-869-3403). 

TRAINING IS UNDERWAY!  Please continue to pray for our runners as they train for the Indy Monumental Marathon and Half Marathon in November.  They are working with Team World Vision to help raise money for clean water for communities in need in underdeveloped countries.  If you’d like to donate, go online to Team World Vision and search American Reformed Church.  You can donate on behalf of a specific runner or the team as a whole.

DUTCH APPLE PIES ARE BACK!  The Bible League will be again selling our delicious apple pies for $11.00.  Proceeds from the pies will help fund African Translations so people in Africa who are hungering for God's Word can have a Bible in their own language.  The order deadline is September 29, 2019 with delivery pickup on October 16 between 3:00-5:00 P.M.  We are asking for all to support this project with your prayers.  Also, if anyone is able to help make pies on October 14 and/or 15 please let us know.... if you are able to come for only a couple of hours at a time, please help us out. Order forms are in your mailboxes today with extra forms on the table across from the kitchen! 

 “I WOULD LIKE TO SAY thank you for all the prayers, cards, and words of encouragement during my recent surgery at Porter and therapy at Oak Grove.  Also, a special thanks for the prayers and support shown to Phil and my family during some very long days for them as well.  Thanks also to Pastor Troy for his calls and visits.  I can’t begin to tell you how much all of this was appreciated!” 

                                              – Gloria Moolenaar and Family


JASPER COUNTY MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT:  You’re invited to the Rensselaer Central VS Kankakee Valley High School Football Game at Harrison Field in Rensselaer on Friday, August 23.  There will be free admission for veterans and a guest, and you are asked to arrive at about 6:15 P.M.  Sing the National Anthem with Jim Cornelison, singer for the Chicago Blackhawks.  This will be a memorable night and we hope to see all our veterans there!

DMCS MAGAZINE SALE:  DMCS’s Annual Magazine Sale has begun!  Contact a current elementary or high school student or order online at and use DMCS’s online store code: 2582989.  DMCS receives 40% of each and every order.  What a wonderful way to place a new subscription or re-new a current one AND support DeMotte Christian Schools, Inc.!

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE for Sing! Chicagoland with the Getty’s.  Bible League Volunteers invite you to the special Morning Summit from 9:00 A.M. – Noon., and a special Getty Kids Workshop from 11:00 A.M. – Noon (Summit is free with registration).  The date is Thursday, October 24 in Crown Point, IN.  The exciting evening concert will feature a choir comprised of local area churches singing with the famous Getty’s and their Irish American band.


     USHER:         Ryan Hilton

     GREETERS:  Larry & Barb Hoffman, Keith & Dawn Poole               

     WING:           Ellen Kenning, Maryann Mehan

     NURSERY:    Julie DeKock, Ellen Kenning

                          Kennedy Latiak, Jillian Tysen         


     USHER:         Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS:  Mary Kucharik, Ralph & Ardy Myers             

     WING:           Judy Hood

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Kara Nanninga

                                Beth Veldman, Kendra Zylstra


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;


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