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Stay up to date with the happenings of First Reformed Church by visiting our blog. You'll find information such as announcements, sermon notes and thoughts from our pastor to encourage and challenge your walk with the Lord.


Announcements & Bulletin for 12-5-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

12/02/2021

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Announcements for 12-5-21

~Our annual congregational meeting was held during the worship service last Sunday, November 21st. Elected to the office of Elder were: Shari Kastein and Dan Kruse. Elected to the office of Deacon were: Mike Klarenbeek, Lonn Kellenberger and Lance Iwen.

~We are looking for volunteers to make prayer shawls.  We would like to donate several shawls to the “Game Plan for Hope” Ministry. Please contact Barb Folkens (712-470-5948) for more information and

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Bridge December 2021

by: Jammie Kellenberger

12/01/2021

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Attached you will find the December Bridge and updated calendar and volunteer lists. We do not post any missionary news for safety reasons. If you would like to read missionary news please pick up a printed bridge at the church. 

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Announcements & Bulletin for 11-28-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

11/24/2021

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 Announcements for 11-28-21 

~Our annual congregational meeting was held during the worship service last Sunday, November 21st. Elected to the office of Elder were: Shari Kastein and Dan Kruse. Elected to the office of Deacon were: Mike Klarenbeek, Lonn Kellenberger and Lance Iwen.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in Operation Christmas Child this year – whether by packing a box, donating to our packing party, or by praying. As a church, we far exceeded our previous be

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Announcements & Bulletin for 11-21-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

11/18/2021

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Announcements for 11-21-21

*Parents: We use the Flocknote system regularly to communicate with you about our programs at church. We have created parent groups for Children & Worship, Sunday School, and Club 512 based on the registration sheets filled out in August. If you are not receiving communication, please take a moment to fill out a registration sheet so we can increase our communication and also have contact information should we need to reach you during our activiti

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Announcements & Bulletin for 11-14-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

11/11/2021

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Announcements for 11-14-21

The following have been nominated for the positions of Elder and Deacon for 2022: Elder nominees: Dave Hulstein, Shari Kastein, Dan Kruse and Rodney Vanden Top. Deacon nominees: Lance Iwen, Lonn Kellenberger, Mike Klarenbeek, Dan Moser, Jerry Mulder, Dan Van Beek, Rob Van Hofwegen, and Shawn Van Wyhe. If anyone has evidence of any Biblical grounds any of these persons should not be on Consistory please inform one of the Elders.

MAILBOX ANNOUNCEMENT

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Announcements & Bulletin for 11-7-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

11/04/2021

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 Announcements for 11-7-21

The following have been nominated for the positions of Elder and Deacon for 2022: Elder nominees: Dave Hulstein, Shari Kastein, Dan Kruse and Rodney Vanden Top. Deacon nominees: Lance Iwen, Lonn Kellenberger, Mike Klarenbeek, Dan Moser, Jerry Mulder, Dan Van Beek, Rob Van Hofwegen, and Shawn Van Wyhe. If anyone has evidence of any Biblical grounds any of these persons should not be on Consistory please inform one of the Elders.

MAILBOX ANNOUNCEMENT

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November Bridge 2021

by: Jammie Kellenberger

10/29/2021

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Attached is the November 2021 Bridge with updated calendar and volunteers lists.

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Announcements & Bulletin 10-31-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

10/28/2021

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 Announcements for 10-31-21

* Lucille Smit is celebrating her 90th birthday on November 9th. The family would like to invite you to an Open House in celebration of this milestone at the Central Lyon Activity Center at 400 S. 7th Ave. Rock Rapids, IA on Saturday, November 6th from 2-4:00. No gifts please! If unable to attend, a card can be mailed to her home at 1510 S. Carroll St. # 128, Rock Rapids, IA 51246

*Our annual Operation Christmas Child packing party is drawing near

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Announcements & Bulletin for 10-24-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

10/21/2021

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Announcements for 10-24-21

~~I want to thank you First Reformed Church for blessing me with a special goodbye recognition. Thank you, Cheryl & the whole staff for the years of working together as we served the Lord Jesus & this Church together!

You all made my job so enjoyable with laughter, sharing & good communication.

Thank you again to Cheryl for gathering both Jr. high & senior high youth groups to help carry boxes & furniture from our attic, 2nd floor & basement. Your e

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Announcements & Bulletin for 10-17-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

10/14/2021

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Announcements for 10-17-21

-- We are so grateful to everyone for their prayers, cards, kindnesses, and support for Wayne during his treatment for cancer.   He has completed his chemo and radiation treatments.  This past week he had a follow up appointment with the oncologist.  He received the wonderful news that the Pet Scan was clear.   He will have follow up checkups for the next two years, but everything is looking good now.  We appreciate your continued prayers that he

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Announcements & Bulletin for 10-10-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

10/07/2021

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 Announcements for 10-10-21

Projectors: The south projector is broken.  Until it is fixed, please find printed lyrics in the bulletin stand at the south sanctuary entrance.  Thank you for your understanding!

Testimonies needed: Is God nudging you to share your testimony?  We would love to hear your story!  We are looking for people to share their testimony at a night of worship in January.  Please contact Valerie Lenderink for more information: frcmusic@premieronline.net or

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Announcements & bulletin for 10-3--21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

10/01/2021

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 Announcements for 10-3-21

 Thank you:  "We would like to thank you for all your prayers and support for my mom, Lora Puttmann. We are rejoicing that her cancer is now in remission and she is recovering well from her surgery and treatment. We are so thankful for such a strong church community! Jordan & Kellie Menning family"

Projectors: The south projector is broken.  Until it is fixed, please find printed lyrics in the bulletin stand at the south sanctuary entrance.  Thank

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October Bridge 2021

by: Jammie Kellenberger

09/30/2021

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Attached is the October Bridge 2021!

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Announcements & Bulletin for 9-26-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

09/23/2021

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 Announcements for 9-26-21

    Thank you:  We would like to thank all of you for words & cards of sympathy with the loss of our nephew Adam. A special thank you to Cheryl Van Beek and Laureen Schram our care elder for both of you showing us kindness & support through this difficult time. What a loving church family we belong to. ~ Dale & Cori Klarenbeek

   MEMBERSHIP RETREAT:  If you or someone you know is interested in joining First Reformed Church by Profession of Faith, t

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Announcements & Bulletin for 9-19-21

by: Jammie Kellenberger

09/16/2021

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Announcements for 9-12-21

   MEMBERSHIP RETREAT:  If you or someone you know is interested in joining First Reformed Church by Profession of Faith, there is a Membership Retreat scheduled for September 26, 12-4pm.   Please Contact Cheryl Van Beek (frccheryl@premieronline.net) John Metzger, or call the church office (712-472-3729) for more information.

 

Coming Soon: Bible League’s Spreading the Fragrance of life dinner is Monday evening, September 20. The daylong conference i

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