Fundraiser for women's fall retreat

MAY 15  |  12:15 PM

This is a fundraiser to help offset the cost of the women's fall retreat; and you get lunch!
The cost for each lady to attend is $155 for 2 nights lodging, meals, & most activities.

  • GF & Keto Options available.

  • Everyone is welcome so please plan on joining us and bring your appetites!

Following lunch is the semi-annual business meeting for all RBC voting members.

Sunday May 8

Join us in a special tribute to mothers

and to celebrate the dedication of  infant /children to the Lord.

During the 11:00 AM worship service.

Tribute to mothers

Infant/Child Dedication

Sunday May 8  |  during the 11:00 AM worship service


Rise & Shine!

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42


Join us for a very special Men’s Breakfast

Saturday May 7  |   8 AM in the Carlson Center.

  • This is a great opportunity to invite a friend.
  • Sign-up on the bulletin board in the church lobby.

See Tim Quinn or Scott Dussia with questions.

Senior Adults 60+

Our 60 North group is planning an outing to see the Easter play at Magnify Church in Rockford.


SATURDAY APRIL 16  |  1:30  PM

  • The play “PERILOUS” focuses on the life, death, & resurrection of Jesus through an intriguing, action-packed true story of Amy Carmichael who went undercover to rescue many from abuse in India during the 20th century.
  • Tickets are $10 (check for availability).
  • Questions, contact Dale or Marlene Heminger.

FRIDAY  |  MARCH 11

GAME NIGHT FUN

6:30 PM @ rbc

Family fun for all ages. There will be karaoke and games. Everyone is welcome!

  • Bring your favorite game.
  • A snack to share.
  • Your family, friends, and neighbors.

Questions, see Betsy Sanderson.

Teen Fundraiser Lunch

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 13  |  12:15 PM @ RBC

Our 11th & 12th grade students are planning a lasagna luncheon for their Spring trip.

  • This is SUCH a great way to help the kids raise money to offset the costs of the trip; and you get lunch!
  • GF & Keto Options available.
  • Please plan on joining us and bring your appetites!

It's TIME TO "FALL BACK" 

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS on Sunday, November 7 @ 2:00 AM

Don’t’ forget to set your clocks BACK one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. 

Your smart phones, computers and other digital devices should change automatically, 

but your microwave and other clocks won't.

The good news is you will get one hour more of sleep on Saturday night. 

June through August

Summer Reading Challenge

The Media Center is excited to announce a summer reading challenge. 

  • The challenge will be adults & high school vs kids (0-8th grade)
  • There will be monthly drawings for adults & kids (every time you check out at the library, enter your name to win)
  • Items MUST be checked out from the church Media Center to count
  • Tally your completed books, DVDs or cds on the Media Center doors
  • The winning team will get to "PIE THE PASTOR" (Pastor Jake for the kids, Pastor Justin for the adults)

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August 28

Guest Speaker - Dr. Peter Osborn

Dr. Osborn will be speaking in the 11:00 morning worship service.

  • He is responsible for teaching core classes at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also serves on the Educational Technology Committee and on the Assessment and Planning Committee, is teaching online courses, and serves as an academic and program adviser for students. Dr. Osborn and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1992 and have four children: Zach, Saywer, Jake, and Issi. His bobbies include reading, coaching soccer, mountain biking and technology.

Worship Team

Fall Kick-Off/Pizza Lunch

OCTOBER 1 OR 8

Tim Quinn, Director of Worship & Small Groups has put together a pizza lunch for ALL CURRENT & ANYONE INTERESTED in being a part of the worship team ministry. Your family is also invited! If you sing, play an instrument, or are willing to be trained to run audio & video equipment, this meeting is for you. Tim will go over information & a plan for moving forward. He is excited about working with all of you & is appreciative of your talents & selfless service to the Lord.

If you are coming, or can provide a salad or dessert, please sign-up on the bulletin board in the church lobby or email Tim.

July 17

Guest Speaker - Dr. Michael Whittmer

Dr. Whittmer will be speaking in the 11:00 am worship service.

Dr. Wittmer teaches various courses, including Graduate Research Methods, Christian Worldview, Medieval Theology and Systematic Theology at Cornerstone University.

Vacation Bible School is HERE!

JULY 11 - 15

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For all kids grades K - 5th


Click HERE to preregister your children or to volunteer to help.

Please note: For insurance purposes ALL volunteers must fill out a Children's Worker Screening Form.

Click HERE to listen to this year's VBS songs.

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Guest Speaker - Dr. Peter Osborn

Dr. Osborn will be speaking in the 11:00 morning worship service.

He is responsible for teaching core classes at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He also serves on the Educational Technology Committee and on the Assessment and Planning Committee, is teaching online courses, and serves as an academic and program adviser for students. Dr. Osborn and his wife, Karen, have been married since 1992 and have four children: Zach, Saywer, Jake, and Issi. His bobbies include reading, coaching soccer, mountain biking and technology.


Music Coordinator Position

If you are passionate about MUSIC & WORSHIP? 

We have a great opportunity for you. 

RBC is looking to fill our Music Coordinator position. 

This is a paid, part-time position of approximately 10 hours per week.

Are You Passionate about Music & Worship?

RBC is looking to fill our Music Coordinator position. This is a paid, part-time position of approximately 10 hours per week.

September 6

Annual

AWANA Family Fun Fair

on the lower parking area of the church

  • Bring your family & friends to enjoy a night of carnival games & free hot dogs & snacks!
  • 6 - 6:30 PM food will be served
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM games will be held
  • Parents: please help us by registering K-6th grade children. Click HERE
  • Our regular AWANA program begins Wednesday, September 13 (6:30 - 8 pm)


October 31  |  5-7:30 PM

Trunk-or-Treat Community Event

Come out & enjoy TRUNK-OR-TREAT, an event to serve our community & provide a safe evening of Halloween fun for kids & families! 

  • Bring your children & invite your friends

Our front drive will be full of delightfully decorated cars with lots of goodies in their trunks. Kids & parents are invited to make their way around our TRUNK-or-TREAT ZONE for free candy, hot chocolate, & popcorn.

MISSIONARY CHRISTMAS @ RBC

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 7

9:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Join us as we welcome Dave & Diane Ford, RBC supported missionaries serving in Thailand with ABWE/GAP as CLAY Center Directors. Dave will be sharing both in the 9:30 AM Sunday School hour and 11:00 AM service with a message from God's Word along with giving us an update their ministry.

  • On Missionary Christmas is our custom to take a yearly Christmas offering for all of our supported missionaries during morning worship. These monies are divided and distributed in time for Christmas. 


conference

Pure Living in a Porn-filled World

The conference speaker will be Bob Reehm, author of “The War Within, Gaining Victory in the Battle for Sexual Purity” and "Every Man a Pure Warrior"


THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO MEN and WOMEN.

The tools presented can be used not only in sexual purity, 

but with substance abuse (drug or alcohol), physical, mental, or psychological abuse, vaping, anger, or anorexia, etc.



CLICK HERE for a poster with information and bio of Bob Reehm.


CLICK HERE for a promo video.


•Reservations needed

Register online by clicking on the link below:

PURE LIVING  CONFERENCE


Questions:

Contact Tony Laughter

Email: tony@everymanawarrior.com


Cover Charge    Meals

$10

  • Breakfast: Bagels, Cream Cheese, Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice, Apple Juice
  • Lunch: Sandwich, Chips, Cookie, Drink

Location

Rockford Baptist Church

221 Courtland Street

Rockford, MI 49531

  • The church is located on the corner of Fremont and Courtland Streets in downtown Rockford [ Click HERE for a Google map]

Program

Friday, October 8  | 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

  • Testimony
  • Breadth and Danger of Porn

Saturday, October 9 | 8:45 AM-3:00 PM
  • Call to Holiness Theology of Sex How to Put on Jesus Spiritual Weapons
  • Navigating the Porn-Filled World Wounding & Life Patterns
  • Recognizing & Overcoming Demonic Attack Need For Buddies
  • Need For Confession





Every Wednesday  beginning September 15 though March 2022

6:30 - 8:00 PM

For all kids grades

We’ll be spending time hearing from God’s Word, applying it to our lives, and hiding it in our hearts… and games too, of course!

We hope to have you join us each week!

  • Cost is $20 for the year which includes books, materials, and a t-shirt (no weekly dues required).
  • Click HERE for a registration form and email to Amy Ginac [ ginac5@att.net ] .

WELCOME

WORSHIP WITH US at 11:00 AM

 

It is our desire to continue providing several options for Sunday worship. 

We understand some people may not be ready to return to in-person worship, so you have the option to continue parking lot worship outside, or at home. 

Let’s stay positive and encourage one another whatever their decision may be.

The worship service is live streamed on Facebook.com/rockfordbaptist49341.

In the parking lot tune into 89.1 FM radio.

Services are also recorded and available on YouTube.

Health Ministry

THEIR EMPHASIS IS WELLNESS: PHYSICALLY, 

EMOTIONALLY, & SPIRITUALLY. 

The health and wellness ministry is  open to any ideas

you would like to share with the committee. 

  • The committee also provides free blood pressure checks.

SUNDAY worship

Sunday school from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, coffee fellowship time 10:30 - 11 AM, with our morning service at 11:00 AM with livestreaming of the service available. 

  • You can give your tithe and offerings in person or click DONATE for online or mail in instructions.
  • If you have questions or concerns please contact the church office.
  • If you visit us for the 1st time, please click HERE to fill out our guest survey.

Sunday Series

Pastor Justin Rowland

This incredible journey through Mark, emphasizes the actions of Jesus, His works, in providing an incredible example of His life for us.  We want to see our Savior, we want to walk with Him, we want to become a disciple so that we might learn His ways.

VBS 2021 "Rocky Railway"

JULY 12 - 16 | 9 - NOON

FREE to all kids who have completed pre-kindergarten through 5th grade.

  • There is NO COST to attend.
  • Registrations are currently CLOSED as we have hit our limit of 100 kids. 
  • If you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact  AMY GINAC VBS Director.

Rocky Railway VBS will give kids opportunity to discover through life’s ups and downs that Jesus’ power pulls us through.

  • Kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, engage in fun snack-eating experiences, take part in one-of-a-kind Bible Adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them to trust Jesus, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes with the Rock Wrap-Up that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned.
  • Questions contact...

    Amy Ginac, Director

    231-384-0236

    ginac5@att.net

VBS Parent Information

FEBRUARY 2

NO prayer/Bible study group. Wednesday suppers. RBC Kids, or friendship club.

Stay home and stay safe.

Children's ministries

Our children's programs provides opportunities for children to learn about God through Sunday morning and Wednesday night activities, and special events. 

We also offer exceptional childcare for infants and toddlers during our Sunday morning services.

Check back as we add and update the children's ministries.

join us for our last sunday

outdoor worship under the tent

10:00 AM

  • In case of rain or severe weather we will meet inside.

It was exciting to bring back outdoor worship this past month. However, NEXT Sunday (7/18) we will be back indoors with Sunday school from 9:30 - 10:30 AM, coffee fellowship time 10:30 - 11 AM, and our morning service will return to 11:00 AM with livestreaming of the service available. 

  • You can still give your tithe and offerings. Click DONATE for online or mail in instructions.
  • If you have questions or concerns please contact the church office.
  • If you visit us for the 1st time, please click HERE to fill out our guest survey.

INDEPENDENCE DAY

It's time to remember our freedoms and thank God for them.


Galatians 5:13 – For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

LOADING PLAYER…

Come Join us

Invite your family, friends, and neighbors for a hour of praise

singing led by Tim Quinn and the RBC praise team.

  • Bring a lawn chair, blanket, or sit in your car.
  • Help yourself to FREE Popcorn, sno-cones, and beverages.
  • Outdoor games available.

HONORING OUR HIGH SCHOOL GRADS

SUNDAY - JUNE 6

  • During the 11:00 AM Worship Service
  • As part of our service it is our privilege to honor our high school seniors and their accomplishments; along with committing them to the Lord as they head out for work or college.

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Let Memorial Day be a day to count our blessings

and remember those who serve

to protect our country and our freedom. ... 

We are forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice

of those who died for the Unites States of America. 

May their courage and dedication will never be forgotten.

Custodian

Pat Adams

patwadams@yahoo.com

Pat, and wife Kathy, began attending RBC in 1975. Pat has served on the RBC Elder and Deacon boards, before joining the the staff in 2001. Pat takes joy in keeping the church building tidy and jokingly refers to himself as the "Minister of Cleanliness".


WELCOME 

If you are looking for a place to WORSHIP, a place to FELLOWSHIP, or a place to SERVE, 

we invite you to join with us at Rockford Baptist Church.


Outdoor Worship Service | Sundays through August | 10:00 AM

SERIES

Through this series called "WAITING" I would encourage us as believers to reject how society has conditioned us to view waiting—especially when it comes to knowing God.  Over the next several months we will be studying characters in the Bible who waited well and some that waited not so well.  Your time doesn’t have to become passive, purposeless, or tedious when God seems to be absent or moving slowly.  Instead, discover how waiting is actually integral to God’s plans of life and salvation.  When we gain this perspective, these seemingly dry times of waiting can be opportunities to strengthen our hope in God and see that He is always faithful.  


Click HERE for what I can expect. 

If you visited with us for the 1st time, please click HERE to fill out our guest survey.


At Rockford Baptist Church our mission is to teach God's Word and model Christ in our

WORSHIP, WALK, and WITNESS.


PLEASE NOTE

If inclement weather causes our outdoor worship services to be canceled, 

we will post it here around 8:00 AM.

The message will still be recorded and available online.

Important announcement for july services

LOADING PLAYER…

We are planning on having our 11:00 AM worship on Sunday, 

but NO 9:30 AM Sunday School.

If things drastically change we will update this posting.


We want you to know that we are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19. In circumstances like this we need to operate with faith and wisdom. We are praying that God will heal all of those who are sick and bring a quick end to the virus.

As a church we are unlike school or work; it is not mandatory to attend, so we will let you decide on whether it is best for you to join us. if you are unable to attend, we will be live streaming our 11:00 AM message on our Facebook page. If you do not have Facebook the message will also be uploaded to YouTube. 

The uncertainty of this outbreak is creating anxiety in many of our workplaces, schools, and day to day activities, but we remain certain in God’s steadfast presence. Please join us in praying for those who are affected by this illness, as well as their caregivers and those who are working around the clock to minimize the impact of this virus.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…” Psalm 46:1-2


Sermon Series

Pastor Justin Rowland

Though March 15

  • As we conclude this series in the book of Jonah we have seen that this book was much more than just a colorful story about a man being swallowed by a big fish; it was a tale of God’s redemption in a lost world. Through Jonah’s bizarre journey, we have seen the incredible mission of God and how it has encouraged us to follow Him wherever he sends us today! 

It's Time to Spring Ahead - March 8

Don’t’ forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night (March 7). Your smart phones, computers and other digital devices should change automatically, but your microwave and other clocks won't. And while you will get one hour less of sleep on Saturday night, you won’t be late for church on Sunday and you will also enjoy an extra hour of daylight in the evenings!

WEDNESDAYS THIS SUMMER

EVERY WEDNESDAY

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Bible Study / Prayer Group


RBCY Student Ministries

6:00 - 9:00 PM


  • RBC Kids and Friendship Club will resume in September

National Back to Church Sunday

DON'T FORGET - THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15

Take this opportunity to invite your friends/family/neighbors for worship;and stay for the picnic. 

11 AM - WORSHIP

12 PM - FREE PICNIC on the front lawn of the church.

  • Enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, and all your picnic favorites.
  • Table service and cold beverage, provided. 

VBS 2019

FREE for all kids K through 5th grade

To Mars and Beyond” is a fun and far out theme made for outer space travelers from K - 5th grade. Kids are encouraged to “Go Beyond” with each day’s Bible content highlighting true stories of God’s power! 

  • Day 1kids will see God’s power displayed in the faith of Daniel as he trusts God in the face of the lions. 
  • Day 2, tells the story of Queen Esther as she sees God’s power through the boldness he gives her. Then, kindness is the key as kids see God’s power through the eyes of the Good Samaritan.
  • Day 3,  Jesus heals 10 lepers.
  • Day 4, reveals the power of thankfulness. 
  • Day 5, kids will see how Jesus filled His disciples with hope when he met them on the road to Emmaus.

Walk in registrations taken the week of VBS.

To download the songs we have been singing all week click HERE

Christmas musical - Candy Cane Lane

December 19  |  9:30 - 10:30 AM @ RBC

Invite your family and friends to this delightfully sweet Christmas musical teaches that God alone can satisfy His children.

  • NOTE: This will take the place of regular Sunday school and ABF classes.


GALATIANS 5:13 (nlt)

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.


JULY 4 - Let’s celebrate the day that gave us the freedom of thought, actions, faith and speech. Take time to thank God for such a precious gift. May this Day of Freedom be filled with family, friends and celebration! 

Sunday Easter series

In this Easter Series “IN MY PLACE,” we will look at the events leading up to the crucifixion and see, how through these events, God was doing an examination of the human soul.  

The stories of the arrest and trial of Jesus are told in such a way that we can see that the human race is really the one on trial.  We should see ourselves in these stories and learn why Jesus came and had to do what He did.  

It's time to "spring Ahead"

Don’t’ forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night. Your smart phones, computers and other digital devices should change automatically, but your microwave and other clocks won't. And while you will get one hour less of sleep on Saturday night, you won’t be late for church on Sunday and you will also enjoy an extra hour of daylight in the evenings!

Wednesday Family Night Activities cancelled

JANUARY 30

Due to the severe winter storm warning & state of emergency for Michigan, we will be cancelling Wednesday night family activities for January 30. That includes prayer group, RBCKids, RBCYouth, Friendship Club, & College age group.

  • If you do need to be outside or on the roads please take extreme caution. Dress warm & be safe.

Ladies craft / Sewing Day

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15

The Family Center will be open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

You can come for ALL or just PART of the day. Bring a snack or a dish to pass at lunch.

We will be sewing, knitting & doing crafts, but ladies can also bring gifts to wrap, cards to write, or just stop by for food and fellowship.

Middle & High school girls also welcome.

Hope to see you there!

Thanksgiving praise & pie

SUNDAY - November 18 @ 6:00 PM

You are invited to come share a blessing and a piece of pie.

It is a special time to give thanks for the Lord’s blessings. 

  • A monetary & food offering will be received for NK Connect.

November 18

  • Thanksgiving praise & Pie

    6:00 PM

    You are invited to come share a blessing and a piece of pie.

    It is a special time to give thanks for the Lord’s blessings. 

    • A monetary & food offering will be received for NK Connect.


  • sunday worship

    11:00 AM

Sermon Series- SIGNS

In the Gospel of John, Jesus performs seven significant miracles that John refers to as “SIGNS.” These miracles were “SIGNS” that proved Jesus was the Son of God.

Join us as we study each of these miracles so that we might grow deeper in our understanding and faith in Christ.

Rockford Christmas Celebration

Friday - December 17

Beginning at 7:00 PM  |  Concluding at 9:00 PM

The “LIVE NATIVITY SCENE” and petting zoo

will be located on the corner of Bridge & Main in downtown Rockford.  

The Christmas Story of Jesus birth will be told along with singing Christmas carols.

  • Invite your family & friends.


It's time to register for AWANA!

We will kick-off our AWANA year on September 6 with a Family Fun Fair @ RBC

  • Held the lower parking lot area
  • 6 - 6:30 PM FREE hot dogs and snacks
  • 6:30 - 7:30 PM Lots of fun and carnival games for the kids.
  • Parents: help us by registering your kids early. Our regular AWANA program will begin September 13 (6:30 - 8:00 pm)
  • REGISTER

July 30

Praise-in-the-Park

Our Outreach Committee will host a family night during Praise-in-the-Park in downtown Rockford along with music from the RBC worship team. 

  • Festivities start at 5:45 pm & music at 6 pm, 
  • Free popcorn, sno-cones, & more.

NOTE: Praise-in-the-Park is a family event held every Sunday (June - August) from 6 - 7:15 pm, at the Garden Club Park stage area; located in the City of Rockford on the east side of the Rogue River along side the White Pine Trail between Bridge & Courtland streets. 

The community is invited to come enjoy an evening of Christian praise music provided by music teams from area churches and Christian bands. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and just relax.

RBCY High School Mission Trip

June 17 - 23

We will be traveling to Memphis, TN to serve with local churches and organizations through Lifeway Missions.

  • The mission’s trip is open to students who are currently in 8th grade through 12th grade, have placed their trust in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and have shown commitment to RBCY through either Sunday or Wednesday involvement. 
  • All balances are due by June 4.

High School Graduate Recognition

SUNDAY - JUNE 4

  • During the 11:00 am Worship Service
  • This is a time we acknowledge your accomplishments as well as a time of commitment to the Lord as you head for work & college.

Vacation Bible School

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

All kids grades K - 5

  • Click HERE for a SNEAK PEEK.
  • To preregister your children click HERE.

July 16

11:00 am

Guest Speaker - Dr. John Hilber

  • Dr. Hilber is a professor of Old Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.



Vacation Bible School

July 10 - 14

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

For all kids grades K - 5th grade.


Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God.

  • Click HERE for a SNEAK PEEK
  • To register your children click HERE

July 10 - 14

Vacation Bible School “Maker Fun Factory” 

All kids entering kindergarten through 5th grade

  • Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. 

To register your children or to sign-up to volunteer go to myvbs.org/rockfordbaptistchurch/

July 9

VBS Work Day

12:00 pm


Help is needed to set up and decorate for VBS. Lunch will be provided for everyone who helps.

VBS Counselors are asked to stay for the training session.

  • Questions, see Jessi Rowland or Amy Ginac.

July 9

Mission Update from the Bandys

  • Shawn & Cindy Bandy, RBC supported missionaries with CRU, will be sharing a mission update during the 9:30 am ABF hour. 
  • They will also give a brief mission moment during the 11:00 am worship service.

Christmas Candlelight Celebration

SUNDAY - December 12  |  6:00 PM

The Christmas season brings us a time of family, faith, and celebration of the Savior’s birth. This year, take time out of your busy schedule to adore the Savior with us. 

This is a very special service you won’t want to miss. 

  • Following the service please join us for cookies in the family center. 

AWANA Club

Every Wednesday

September 12, 2018 through March 2019

6:15 PM registration

6:30 - 8:00 PM club

Click HERE for a registration form

  • RBC sponsors AWANA classes for grade K through 6th grade, however here at RBC, 6th graders have the option to attend either AWANA or RBCY Middle School youth group.
  • The goal of AWANA Clubs is to reach boys and girls for Christ and train them to serve Him. 
  • The AWANA program is non-denominational and Bible-centered. 

Parents are welcome to visit and observe at anytime.

VBS Needs

Our VBS is not possible without volunteers like you! Please consider what areas you might be able to donate your time & skills. VBS at Rockford Baptist is for children K - 5th grade, with childcare available for volunteers only with children under the age of 4. If you are interested in helping, you can sign-up at myvbs.org/rockfordbaptistchurch or contact Jessi Rowland.


There is also a VBS Workday scheduled for Sunday, July 9 at 12:00 pm to help set-up for VBS. Lunch will be provided for everyone who helps. 

VBS Counselors are asked to stay for the training session.

Questions, see Jessi Rowland or Amy Ginac.

  • VBS Craft Supplies

    In addition to the sign-up sheet in the church lobby, the VBS craft area is needing 2 types of miscellaneous items. 

    Please have donations in by Sunday July 2 or let Susie Eadelman know they are coming. 

    1. Small items like buttons, string, flowers, rubber bands, small scarp material, shells, beads etc. for the kids to make faces with.  
    2. Items to build structures with like toilet paper/paper towel rolls, foam/Styrofoam pieces, clothes pins, pipe cleaners, craft sticks, colorful straws etc.  

    Any items you already have and want to donate a few would be great, since we want the crafts to be unique. 

  • Food & Snack Items Needed

    Below is a list of snacks & supplies STILL NEEDED for the VBS week & family picnic.

    PLEASE HAVE ITEMS TO THE CHURCH NO LATER THAN JULY 2. 

    Please sign-up on the bulletin board at church in the Carlson Family Center or contact Bonita Cornelius.

    • 200 – 9 in. paper plates
    • 3 – 1 lb. box of butter
    • 500 small size paper plates
    • 2 – 2 lb. bags of brown sugar
    • 19 – 16 oz bags mini marshmallows
    • 3 squirt bottles ketchup
    • 7 – 16 oz bags regular sz. Marshmallows
    • 3 – 16 oz. bags of popcorn kernels
    • 2 – 64 oz jar of mild salsa
    • 9 – 10 oz boxes Teddy Graham crackers
    • 7 – 12 oz. bags milk chocolate chips
    • 13 – 10/12 oz. tortilla chips
    • 5 – 16 oz bags of pretzel sticks
    • 46 – 8 count pkgs hotdog buns
    • 34 - 8 count pkgs hotdogs
    • 10 – 19 oz. canisters of orange Kool-Aid
    • 5 – 19 oz. canisters Lemonade


June 4, 11, 18, 25

RBC Membership Seminar

4 Sundays in June

9:30 - 10:30 am

For anyone considering church membership, baptism, or just have questions regarding RBC, please join us .


Week 1

  • Share our stories, 'How I came to RBC'
  • Introduce the Body of Christ
  • Review RBC Church Covenant, and Statement of Faith

Week 2

  • Answer questions from week 1
  • Bible as our final authority
  • Review baptism, communion (ordinances)
  • Discussion of Spiritual Gifts, and introduce spiritual gift workshop

Week 3

  • Spiritual Gift workshop
  • Spiritual Gift assessment
  • How you Spiritual Gifts can be used to help the ministry of RBC

Week 4

  • Review RBC government, ministries and committee's
  • RBC budget and finances
  • Answer questions from previous materials
  • Turn in completed membership forms and meet with Elders to answer questions

RBCY Youth Room Renovation Fundraiser

In an effort to create a more welcoming and comfortable environment, we will be working over the coming months to renovate the JAR. Main projects will include updated seating for our teaching area, updated technology, and a new lounge area for students to hang out. 

  • UPDATE: We had a great first week of our fundraiser to renovate the youth room. We are looking to raise a total of $5,000 in the month of May, but we have a match for these first two weeks, meaning everything you give is doubled! Which makes our goal $2,500! Our first week of fundraising brought in $740. Let’s max out that match this Sunday and make our youth room a little friendlier place for our students.

Baby Bottle Blessings

Alpha Family Center in Cedar Springs has asked our church to support them by participating in the Baby Bottle Blessings. Families are asked to take home an empty baby bottle. As you pray for the center, place your spare change, dollar bills, or checks in the baby bottle. On Father’s Day we will collect the baby bottles and return them to the pregnancy center. This is a great opportunity for us to teach our children about sharing God’s love while making a difference in the community as Alpha Family Center assists women who face a crisis pregnancy.

  • Bottles will be available at the Welcome Center in the lobby, starting May 14.
  • Questions, contact Dale Heminger, RBC Visitation Pastor.


June 4

High School Graduate Recognition

During the 11:00 am worship service

This is a time to acknowledge our high school seniors & their accomplishments as well as a time to commit them to the Lord as they head for work or college.

  • Below are our the high school seniors for 2017

May 28

GUEST SPEAKER - Dr. Royce Evans

11:00 am

  • Dr. Evans currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministries, the Executive Director of the Ministry Residency (Pastoral Field Education) for traditional Master of Divinity students. He also facilitates the Urban Cohort Program for GRTS.
  • Dr. Evans & his wife Marilyn have 4 children.

Let's not forget

So many Americans gave their life at Pearl Harbor, in the beginning salvo of WWll. 

God bless them and those that followed to give us freedom.  


Each year on December 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans, and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships (the USS Arizona and the USS Utah) and destroyed 188 aircraft.

On Aug. 23, 1994, the United States Congress designated December 7 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. 

May 19 & 20

FATHER/SON WEEKEND @ the Farmer’s Wilderness Retreat

For fathers and sons of all ages.

Camp overnight or just come for the evening or the day. There will be devotional time and activities including swimming, zip line, Nerf wars, and more! 

  • Come & CONNECT with God & with our Sons. 
  • Arrive Friday anytime after 5:00 pm - Dinner from 6 - 7:00 pm. 
  • NO COST, but be sure to sign-up to help with some food items. 
  • Bring tents, sleeping bags, camp chairs, camping gear, outdoor clothing, swim suit & towel, Bible, personal items, & a Nerf gun. 

Media Center

Stop by and check something out. They have a variety of current books, DVDs, videos, and CDs that are geared for the whole family.


Media Center hours

  • Every Sunday 9:10 - 9:30 am & 10:30 - 11 am

If you have questions our librarians are always happy to assist you. Contact them at mediacenter@rockfordbaptist.org.

May 14

MOTHER'S DAY

Along with honoring mothers, it is our privilege to hold an infant/child dedication as part of the 11:00 am worship service.

  • This dedication is both an event and a process that focuses on celebration and commitment. Together the church and family celebrate the child being dedicated and that God for His wonderful gift. Together we commit ourselves to God to teach and nurture the child in faith. The commitment is one of the church and one of the parents, but not one of the child. The child will have his or her opportunity as they grow older and are able to personalize faith in Jesus. We look forward to that day, we recognize that there is much instruction, nurture, prayer, and love to give and life to be lived before the child is able to make that decision for Jesus.

May 12

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BANQUET

All women are invited to join us on the Red Carpet where TRUE beauty comes from within. 

  • Appetizers will be served at 5:30 pm with dinner following at 6:00 pm.   
  • Tickets are $10 per person - available Sundays during the 10:30 - 11 am fellowship time. 
  • Guest speaker, Jessi Rowland.


April 16

Come join us in celebration of our Risen Savior.

EASTER BREAKFAST

Bring the whole family and enjoy a FREE delicious breakfast of egg casseroles, pancakes, meat, fruit, and beverages.

  • Breakfast will be served from 9:30 - 10:30 am in the Carlson Family Center.

CELEBRATION SERVICE

11:00 am

March 29

AWANA AWARDS NIGHT

Starting @ 6:30 pm

  • Be sure to invite your family & friends to share in your accomplishments throughout the year.
  • Club may be ending for the season, but it will return on September 6 with the AWANA Fun Fair. Watch for 2017-18 registration information.


March 12

Guest Speaker - Darrell Yoder  

We welcome back Darryl Yoder as he brings the message in the 11:00 am service.

  • Darrell oversees the Kern Scholars program at GRTS, including recruitment, retention, and program implementation. Professionally, he is most interested in pastoral ministry, preaching, teaching, discipleship, writing, and collaboration between the church and the academy. Outside of work Darrell enjoys distance running, camping, hiking, grilling, coffee, guitar, playing soccer, & basketball. 


March 5

11:00 am

Pastor Jake Lang, RBC Student Ministries Pastor, will be bringing the message.

February 5

9:30 - 10:30 am

SPECIAL GUEST, Deng Jongkuch

Deng was only 7 years old, when he was separated from his family during the civil war in Bor County, South Sudan. He spent nearly 15 years either trekking to safety or in refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. In 2001, he was selected along with 3800 other "Lost Boys of Sudan" to come to the United States where he was relocated to San Jose, California.

In June 2008, Deng graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Health Services Administration and completed graduate studies in 2011 at Touro University with a Masters of Public Health.

Deng currently works for the non-profit organization call “Partners in Compassionate Care” as an Executive Director and helps oversee Memorial Christian Hospital in South Sudan. 

We invite you to come and hear more of Deng’s amazing life story and passion to give back to the community. It does not stop in South Sudan. He travels across the Unites States sharing his life experiences with young people in hope to inspire them to get involve in their own local communities.

THIS SUNDAY

NEW SERIES IN DANIEL

Pastor Justin Rowland


 

The book of Daniel is about how to stand out, how to thrive, in a very dark and hostile world. 

You see, unlike most of the other books in the Hebrew Bible, the books setting is not in Israel, 

but in the heart of an enemy, pagan Empire where God’s people have been taken captive. 

Throughout our study we’ll learn that the power to make a difference

is found in the commitment to be different.  


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At RBC our mission is to teach God's Word and Model Christ in our

WORSHIP, WALK, and WITNESS. 

January 25

AWANA GRAND PRIX RACE

Friends & family are encouraged to attend.

  • 6:00 pm AWANA Grand Prix Registration/Final Weigh-in Worship Center
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm AWANA Grand Prix Race
  • NOTE: This event will take place of the regular AWANA evening.

Church Lawn Care

  • If you are interested in helping the Deacons with the church lawn work, please call the church office or contact Bill Boros for more details.

January 22

SMALL GROUP

SOUPER SUPPER

For ALL current small group participants & anyone interested in joining a small group.

  • For more information contact the church office. 

January 15

SANCTITY OF LIFE SUNDAY

January 15, 2017, celebrates Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SoHLS). It is celebrated every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion in every state for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.

  • On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day. (January 22, 1973, was the day the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion-on-demand in all 50 states.) Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God’s gift of life, commemorate the many lives lost to abortion, and commit themselves to protecting human life at every stage


January 1

Ring in the New Year @ RBC

11:00 am

  • To give families the opportunity to spend New Year’s morning together there is NO 9:30 am Sunday school/ABF classes or nursery provided.


December 25

Christmas Day Celebration

11:00 am

Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. 

  • To give families the opportunity to spend Christmas morning together there will be NO 9:30 am Sunday school/ABF classes or nursery provided.
  • Coffee fellowship provided from 10:30 - 11 am in the CFC.

December 18

Christmas Candlelight Celebration

6:00 pm @ RBC

Join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Bring the whole family & invite a friend. This is a very special service you won’t want to miss!

  • A cookie fellowship time will follow the service. 

December 12

Night of Christmas Caroling

7:00 pm meet @ RBC

There will be caroling until about 9:00 pm & then return to the church to warm-up with some hot chocolate and donuts.

  • Everyone is welcome to join us
  • Music sheets will be provided

November 13  |  2021

Held at Pine Ridge Bible Camp in the Verlee Dining Hall and Retreat Center

8415 17 Mile Rd NE, Cedar Springs MI

  • Registration begins at 5:00pm; Silent auction tables begin closing at 6:00pm; Live auction and camp update to follow
  • All adults welcome to come.
  • Chili cook-off between Ed Brown and Kevin Grifhorst. Come prepared to vote for the best chili by filling their respective jars with dollars.

If interested in making a financial donation or items to bid on, (ideas include: baked goods, a new purchased or handmade item, a themed basket, etc.) please contact Michelle Grifhorst at michelle@pineridgecamp.com.

  • Pine Ridge Bible Camp is an RBC supported mission.


November 20

Thanksgiving Praise Service

6:00 pm at the church

A special time to give thanks for the Lord’s blessings.

A monetary & food offering will be received for North Kent Community Services

  • Join us for a "Pie Fellowship" following the service. 

November 13

Missionary Christmas

During the 11:00 am worship service

Kelly Ellis, a RBC supported missionary, serves with Sabaoth Ministries will be sharing her Base Camp ministry in the inner-city of Grand Rapids.

It is our custom to take a yearly Christmas offering for our supported missionaries. 

  • NOTE: in order to have the money divided & distributed in time for Christmas, this is the last date to receive missionary Christmas offerings for 2016

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Back to Church Neighborhood Canvas

September 9

12:00 PM

We will start canvassing the Rockford neighborhood promoting Back to Church Sunday. There will be flyers to pass out as you knock on the neighborhood doors. Canvassing should only last a couple hours. Bring the whole family.

  • Questions, contact Holly Przybylski.

November 6

Guest Speaker - Rev. Larry Miller

11:00 am

Rev. Miller is the Director of Counseling & Congregational Care at Grace Community Church in Hudsonville, MI.

Larry enjoys golf and he and his wife Susan enjoy walking, biking, working out and spending time with their children and eight grandchildren.

October 30

Cornerstone University Brass

Performing during the 11:00 am worship service

CU Brass is Cornerstone University’s touring brass quintet of trumpets, trombone, French horn and tuba. CU Brass ministers by sharing the melodic beauty of instrumental praise.

September 25

Small Group Ministry

Fall Kick-Off

Come & get acquainted,

ask questions, & see what small groups are all about.

  • 5 - 6:30 pm starting with a soup/salad supper

Our purpose is “spiritual growth through relationships.” We meet in homes, in groups of about ten, twice each month for about 90 minutes. Small groups are not primarily a time of fellowship or Bible Study; 

rather, they are a time of asking, listening, sharing, praying, encouraging, & growing. 

Generally groups meet on the

2nd & 4th Sunday, however each group has the flexibility

to set their own schedule

  • Questions, contact the church office

September  18

National

Back to Church Sunday & Picnic

September is when school starts and when most people think about going back to church or trying a church. Take this opportunity to invite your friends, family & neighbors to church & then stay to the picnic.

  • 12:00 pm - picnic on the front lawn of the church
  • Hotdogs, hamburgers, table service, cold beverage, & ice cream. the RBC family will provide the salads & side dishes (visitors just come as our guests) 

September 11

Children’s Sunday School & Adult Bible Fellowship

Fall Kick-Off

Summer is over & it’s time to come back to Sunday School

  • Join us from 9:30 - 10:30 am