News & Events for May 8-14

Food Pickup People Needed:

The food pantry needs more people to help with picking up food in New Era. This happens about every other week, on Thursday morning. If a vehicle is a problem (a truck or large van is required), there is a vehicle available. Please talk to Kaye Schmidt or Sandy Christiansen to volunteer.

Juice Pickup People Needed:

The food pantry needs someone to pick up juice in Sparta once a month. They must have access to a vehicle big enough to haul a ton box full of juice. It must be an open truck bed because the company sets a pallet right in the back of truck box. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Sandy Christiansen.

Coffee Servers Needed:

We need a couple of people to help prepare and serve coffee in May. Just talk to the ladies in the kitchen to volunteer. Or, if May doesn’t work for you, sign up for an upcoming month. The signup sheet is on the bulletin board next to the kitchen.

Children’s Day Camps:

If you are interested in coordinating or volunteering for a Day Camp this summer, please contact Pastor Bryan.

Men’s Breakfast:

THIS Saturday, May 14th, at 8 AM. Dick Paxson is speaking.

Forever Young Luncheon:

Are you over the age of 55? If so, please join us THIS Thursday, May 12th, at noon for a meal, followed by a program. There is no charge; a freewill offering will be taken. Sign up on the Senior Moments bulletin board (across from the kitchen). Under age 55? Come midmorning to help with the prep, serving and/or cleanup!

25th anniversary trip:

Pastor James & Cathy have finally scheduled his 25th anniversary trip. The trip is called “The Footsteps of the Apostles”. It is a trip to Israel and cities of the early church and is led by Alistair Begg. The trip is scheduled for Sep 23-Oct 8. The gifts that were previously given are not enough to cover the full cost of the trip so the deacons have reopened the fund. If you wish to contribute, please mark your gift “25th anniversary trip”.

Women’s Retreat:

Ladies, save the date!!! October 7-9 will be the Women’s Retreat at Grace Adventures. We will have a sign up in July but mark your calendars and make plans now! This is something you do not want to miss!

Hymn of the Month:

The Hymn of the Month is “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”. For more information on this beloved hymn go to

Open Funds:

The following funds are open for your giving! If you choose to give, mark your gifts accordingly:
•Air Conditioning Fund   •Benevolence Fund   •Food Pantry Fund
•Guatemala 2016   •Kitchen Remodel Fund   •Pastor’s 25th Anniversary Trip

Mailboxes and Attendance Cards:

Yes, it’s that time again! The mailboxes and attendance cards will be redone the week after Mother’s Day. If you are regularly attending RCC, we want you to be connected. Don’t think you have a mailbox? You may be surprised! Check the Fellowship Hall. If we have missed creating one for you, please contact the office.

Building Project Update:
The new carpet will be installed in the following areas on June 6th:
*Resource Center   *Narthex   *Classrooms across from nursery