Missions – June 2015

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The Missions Team is preparing to send four members from Rockford Reformed Church to Haiti on July 14. Rachel and Ryan DeKuiper, Emily DeWitte, and Bren Shantz will be working alongside the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty this summer. Donation baskets will be available at the back of the sanctuary starting this Sunday. Your donations and prayers are greatly appreciated by the team and our dear friends in Haiti.  Thank you in advance for helping us be His hands and feet in Haiti. Click here for a list of needed donation items.

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Missions – March 2015

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“To empower poor, widowed, and orphaned Haitians and to spread the message of the Gospel.” This is the mission of the Haiti Foundation Against Poverty (HFAP) and this is why Rockford Reformed Church will be sending a team to Haiti again this summer. From July 14-21, RRC will be working alongside HFAP to help make this mission a reality. We can’t do this, however, without the support of our congregation.
 
Currently, we have nine people (four of which are RRC members) committed to doing His work in Haiti in July. We would love to have five more, but understand that the decision is not easy and needs to be covered in prayer! If you are interested in going to Haiti, please join us for an informational meeting on Sunday, March 22 after the second service (information will also be available following the first service at the back of the sanctuary). We would love to talk with you about this possibility and answer any questions you might have.
 
Starting in April, the Missions Committee will begin collecting items needed for this year’s trip. A basket will be placed at the back of the sanctuary for donated items. Right now formula, powdered milk, Pediasure, Ensure, plastic pants for cloth diapers, wipes, sewing material (no scraps less than ΒΌ yd), white chalk, gallon sized Ziploc bags, and HP printer ink 564 are the needed supplies. Additional items will be added to this list as July draws closer.

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Missions – February 2015

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RCWS. Clancy Street Ministries. The Other Way. HFAP. Harrisons. ALPHA. Do you know the purpose of all the ministries that Rockford Reformed Church supports? Neither do members of the Missions Committee! That is why our team is taking a closer look at the ministries RRC funds and why. We are hoping to better understand how RRC came to be invested in so many different causes. There’s a lot of history here and we are digging deep!
 
Currently, RRC has over 20 different missions that it financially supports each year…that’s a lot for a congregation our size. We tend to spread our missions budget out and give to many different causes. Because of this, we have not been able to maintain strong relationships with all the ministries that we support. This is unfortunate and has prompted the Missions Committee to take a closer look.
 
If you are involved in one of the ministries that RRC supports (or one that you think we should), we would love to know about it. Please feel free to email the  committee at rmdekuiper@rockfordschools.org to share your thoughts. Our end goal is to build stronger relationships and be more intentional with our support! Thanks!

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