Church Bulletin 8.25.19

Worship - August 25, 2019

 Scripture: Matthew 13: 31-35                                                

Message: “Community – Doing “Small”, “Big”     Pastor Troy Nanninga




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.




MONDAY – August 26

7:00 P.M.  JOY CIRCLE will meet in the Youth Room where Edie Bakker lead Lesson 4, Gloria Moolenaar will give devotions and Spiritual Life Thought, and Diane Veld will serve refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  EVE CIRCLE will meet in the Fireside Room where Pam Schultz will lead the lesson, Shannon Kramer will give devotions and Julie Brodner will serve refreshments.

7:00 P.M.  FAITH CIRCLE will meet in Room 16. Amy Kohlhagen will lead the lesson and Sue Daniels will host.

WEDNESDAY – August 28

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!

NEXT LORD’S DAY – September 1

9:30 A.M.  WORSHIP

THE REGULAR OFFERING will be received for the General Fund.



Please continue to remember in prayer…

♦ Dan Kaluf            ♦ Sharon Bovenkerk        ♦ Al Grube

♦ Michelle Veld      ♦ Chris Clark                    ♦ Bonnie Stevenson

WE EXPRESS sympathy to all family and friends on the passing of our sister in Christ, Theresa Mak.  Theresa went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 18.  Services were held here at church on Friday.  May God grant comfort to all as she will be missed.

THE SUNDAY NIGHT PRAYER/BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet next on September 8.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH will not meet next week due to the holiday weekend.  We will see you again on September 8!



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)


  • Make sure you sign up your 4-some on the sign-up sheet near the kitchen by September 15! Many signed up on the interest sheet posted a couple of months ago, however, we do need you to sign up again so we know for sure who will be playing and their team members. J

  • 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.

WE ARE GETTING READY to host our next Mobile Food Pantry on Friday, September 27.  A volunteer sign-up sheet will be posted soon down by the kitchen.  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!

WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN EXPERIENCING life and school in a third world country with your family?  We have an opportunity to spend a week at Jardin de Gracia, a Christian school in El Socorro, Honduras, July 25 – Aug. 1, 2020.  We would be playing with kids (grades K-8), assisting with simple building construction and maintenance, and experiencing life in another culture.  If you are interested, please talk to Liz Bayci or call her at 956-9164.  (Children 12 and older are welcome along with a parent or guardian.)

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). 

 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 can help make pies on October 14 and/or 15 please let us know.... if you can 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! 

TRAINING CONTINUES!  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.


DMCS MAGAZINE SALE:  DMCS’s Annual Magazine Sale is here!  They are also selling the delicious Mrs. Fields cookies!  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.!

THE ANNUAL JOG-A-THON is being hosted by the Covenant Service Committee!    When?  Wednesday, September 11, 12:30-2:30 P.M.;

Where? Fields of Dreams; Why? To fund Service Week 2020 for our students.  How can you help?  …by giving a donation to students when they call or stop by the office to donate if you are not contacted directly.  Thank you for past support!  We are looking forward to another good day!

DMC SEEKING BASKETBALL COACHES:  DeMotte Christian School is looking for middle school boy’s basketball coaches.  Please email Athletic Director, James Blom ( for more information.

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:         Mitch Kingma

     GREETERS:  Mary Kucharik, Ralph & Ardy Myers               

     WING:           Judy Hood

     NURSERY:    Heather Veld, Kara Nanninga

                          Beth Veldman, Kendra Zylstra       


     USHER:         Steve Szostek

     GREETERS:  Mike & Liz Bayci Family           

     WING:           Keith Jolink

     NURSERY:    Jorie Wireman, Sharon Van Kley

                          Maddi Curless, Kristy Kohlhagen


American Reformed Church

Senior Pastor:  Pastor Troy Nanninga;  

Pastor of Youth & Education:  Pastor Rob Latiak; 

Director of Worship:  Melissa Smoker;


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