Sunday Rev. Linda Rubingh will be preaching. The session has invited her “New City Kids” to play and sing during worship. Rev. Rubingh is the co-founder with her husband Trevor, of New City Kids and in 2012, she founded The Brighter Day Program at New City, a program for children and teens who have experienced sexual abuse, domestic violence and traumatic loss. She is a member of Lake Michigan Presbytery.
JOY Bible is on a short break and will start up again on March 22nd.
Our Maundy Thursday Holy Communion service will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30. Please plan to attend this somber service remembering the last hours of Jesus’ life.
Our Community Good Friday service will be held on Friday, March 25 at 7 pm at the Bella Vista Church at 5100 Belding Rd NE.. Please plan to join with others in the Rockford area for worship to remember Jesus’ death. Time and location to be determined.
Pastor Paula is on vacation from Wednesday, March 2 through Monday, March 14. In her absence Rev. Helen Havlik will be available for pastoral care. If you have a need, please contact our Office Manager, George Rabick, who will contact Rev. Havlik.
Hunger Fast 2016 is coming up on March 18 and 19. More information will be coming later.
Mission Committee has added a clothing drive for men at the same time as the clothing drive for the Women’s Closet at the Women’s Resource Center. Men’s clothing will be taken to the North Kent Community Service Center. Racks & a table are set up in the Teeuwissen Room
Please bring appropriate clothing for women and men for job interviews and for work. (Clean, no rips, no missing buttons, no stains, etc.).
Women: Skirts, blouses, good slacks, suits, sweaters, jewelry, belts, shoes, scarves, purses.
Men: Pants, shirts, sweaters, suits, belts, shoes.
As a challenge to all of us, we suggest choosing (at least) one item to donate for each day of Lent.
CONCERT. First Congregational Church of Rockford musician Stuart Leitch will present a special brief solo concert of classical piano music he calls “Music Without Sound, Solitude That Sings,” on Palm Sunday, March 20, at 4:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of First Congregational Church of Rockford, 192 E. Bridge Street, Rockford, Michigan 49341. The music, quiet and mystical, is a set of short pieces by Frederic Mompou (1893-1987) entitled “Música Callada.” A reception afterward will provide an opportunity to meet the musician. Please invite your friends. Admission is free; however, a free will offering will be appreciated. Please call the church at (616) 866-2412 for more details.
This week of March 13, 2016 through March 20, 2016
Sunday (13) 9:30 am Discussion Group
10:00 am NO Choir Practice
10:45 am Worship Service
After Worship – Facilities Committee
Monday (14) 10:30 am Moms & Munchkins
5:00 pm PNC meeting
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday (15) 7:15 am BNI
1:15 pm NO J.O.Y. Bible Study
6:30 pm Disciple Bible Study
7:30 am Men’s Breakfast (Mr. Burger, 5181 Northland Dr.
7:00 pm Women’s AA
Wednesday (16) 8:00 am Women’s Breakfast (Real Food Café, 5430 Northland Dr., NE)
7:00 pm AA
Thursday (17) 7:30 pm Choir Rehearsal
Friday (18) 9:00 am Morning AA
6:00 pm Hunger Fast Begins
Saturday (19) 6:00 pm Hunger Fast Ends.
Next Sunday (20) 9:30 am Discussion Group
10:00 am Choir Practice
10:45 am Worship Service
After Worship – Deacons Meeting