News & Events for Dec 31-Jan 6

Food Pantry Need:

Our food pantry ministry needs a volunteer to pick up a load of Old Orchard juice in Sparta on the morning of January 3rd. This person must have an open-box truck or trailer capable of hauling a one-ton box of juice bottles.  The box is loaded for you at Old Orchard, and we will have helpers unload the bottles.  For more information, please see or call Jeff Wood (231-750-8029).

Haiti Mission Trip Funds Open:

We have opened two funds relating to the mission trip to Haiti in January. One is to help cover the cost of going on the trip and gifts should be marked “Haiti Trip”. The other is to help cover the cost of 3,000 Gideon Bibles in the local language, along with about $800 in luggage fees for them. These cost $2 each. Mark these gifts “Haiti Bibles”.

Want to serve?

There is a list on the Ministry Opportunities bulletin board in the narthex. It lists our ministries and the contact name and number for each. Check and see where you can be serving at RCC!

Fellowship Time Help Needed:

We need coffee servers for JANUARY! It’s a great way to get to know people. Please check the sheets outside the kitchen to sign up and see where and how you can serve in the new year.

Did your child lose a pair of glasses?

A pair of children’s glasses were found after the Community Christmas party on December 13th. Please call or stop in to the office to see if they belong to your child.

BUILD Men’s Conference:

Cost: $25. Speaker: Jared Wilson. When & Where:  Feb 23-24th at Lakeshore Baptist Church in Grand Haven. Register at

T4G Conference: 

Together for the Gospel is holding a conference Apr 11th-13th in Louisville KY and you’re invited! James, Bryan, and Joe are attending the conference. There is an info card available on the Welcome Center. Visit for more information and let the pastors know if you’re interested.

Sermon Series:

We have been uploading several of our old sermon series to the website. Check out “The Days of Yahweh”, “Sin: The Series”, “The Attributes of God”, and many others!

Library Update:

We are glad to announce that the church library is now open! Be sure to check out resources for study, Christian living, children, and more! 

Core Classes beginning January 7th:

Genesis: Beginnings: taught by Dave Wood & Bill Haines
What We Believe: Systematic Theology: taught by Jeff Bays & Matthew Pollack
Please sign up on the bulletin board as we’d like an estimate of the number of people who will be attending each class.

Closing information:

We put closings on our website, our Facebook page, and on WZZM13. If you have text messaging, you can go to and register for text alerts to be notified whenever we post a closing.

Did you know...

The missionary pictures in the narthex have a slot behind them for updates? Every Wednesday, we put out the newest updates and will put a “new updates” balloon on the missionaries who have them!

Hearing Assist is available!

If you would benefit from this option, please talk to the sound operator.