Consistory – December 2015


Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Celebrate the birth of our Savior with Christmas Eve worship at our Candlelight Services on December 24 at 4pm & 6pm. Childcare will be provided for children second grade and younger.

Results of Our Annual Congregational Meeting

Our annual Congregational Meeting was held on December 6.  The 2016 Budget was approved. We selected new Elders and Deacons. The new Administrative Elder is Megan DeVries; the new Shepherd Elders are Luke Morgan and Jason Vergouwe; and the new Service Deacons are Chad Kleis (1-year term), Emillie Clayton, and Peter Jolliffe. The new office holders will be installed during the January 3, 2016 worship services.

Thank You to the Outgoing Elders and Deacons!

We thank the elders and deacons who have faithfully served our congregation. Outgoing Administrative Elder is Wilma Nelson, who has served more than a few years! Shepherd Elders finishing their terms are Megan DeVries – though she will transition to Administrative Elder, and Karen Bazen. We also say goodbye to Service Deacons Wally Glaza, Laura Jolliffe, and Nate Jennings.

Are you “New” to Rockford Reformed?

Then you’re invited to join the Pastor for lunch! Perhaps you have come to RRC several times to “check us out” or perhaps you already know you want to become a member of our church.  Pastor Paul and his wife, Tammy, will be hosting a lunch in the Fireside Room after the second worship service periodically. The first lunch is December 13. The group will enjoy fellowship together and discuss any questions you have about the church.

Communion Frequency Changing

Beginning in February, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month, as a reminder and observance of Christ’s sacrifice for us. We will alternate the traditional serving of Communion with intinction, where the bread is dipped into the cup.

Online Giving is Now Available!

Online giving is an easy way to give if you are on vacation or out of town, or even if you want the convenience, and RRC now has it available. You have the option of setting up recurring donations or making a one-time donation. Check it out!  Look for the Online Giving logo on the church website,

Staff and Consistory Leadership Workshop Coming Up

On January 16, the Consistory, Staff, Ministry Team Directors, and Ridder Team members will attend a leadership workshop at Lincoln Lake Camp in Gowen. Andrew Bossardet, the RCA Coordinator for Equipping Thriving Congregations, will be the keynote speaker.

Joshua Rupp is our Interim Worship Director

Joshua Rupp began work as our Interim Worship Director in November and plans to continue with us at least through Easter if no permanent Worship Director is found before that time. If you haven’t had an opportunity to meet Josh yet, please stop and say hello to him after the service.