Let’s Ride

Rev up your engines – motorcycles, cars, etc. and let’s ride to Canton to eat on Thursday, June 22.  Meet in the ARC north parking lot at 6:30 PM.  Questions, contact Vince Alfano.

Worship Band Camp Returns!

Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to join “Soul Sauce”, the new name of our summer youth band.  We will gather for training and rehearsals on July 5-7, from 8-noon each day.  Other rehearsals may be scheduled in support of various concert opportunities.  We are looking for singers and instrumentalists who love Jesus passionately!  Our current dates include ARC Worship (July 9), Hot Dog Night (July 13), and the 150th celebration worship service (July 16).  Text Becky or Cory to sign up!


VBS Thank You!

THANK YOU  for all the help during our week at Maker Fun Factory VBS!  Whether you helped each day, prayed for us, or donated items or snacks, you are much appreciated!  We had 134 children attend this year and are confident the Spirit was at work.  Our offering totaled $1,145.47 for Big Buddies of Rock County.  Amy Chapa & Michelle Saarloos


Children in Covenant

CHILDREN IN COVENANT  is Tuesday, June 27, 7 PM, in the ARC Commons.  New babies and new membership children up to age five will be honored.  If you have a child, grandchild, or special someone under the age of 5 that you would like enrolled in Children in Covenant, call Lorraine Stoel at 283-4537.


Vacation Bible School


Maker Fun Factory—Created by God, Built for a Purpose

Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9   8:30 AM–Noon

for kids age 3 (before 9-1-2016) through grade 5 – register at the Narthex table

Daily offerings will be for Big Buddies of Rock County.

Children should be dropped off at the north doors and come inside to check in.  The west parking lot will be blocked off for play area.

Teachers and Helpers—please arrive at 8 AM.

Each day at Vacation Bible School, offering will be received to support Big Buddies of Rock County.  Big Buddies works to promote positive family and community values by mentoring children (K-5) one-to-one, with the hope of enhancing quality of life, character, and education.  Previous/current mentors from ARC include Jim Vink, Jeane Leslie, Anna Van Batavia, Marcia Boeve-Alfano, Brooke Van Wettering, Tannen Heideman, George A. Bonnema.



Our Graduates

This Sunday, May 21, ARC honors its graduates.  Riley Baker, Luverne High School, plans to attend Lake Area Technical School in Watertown for Welding; Bailey Fey, Edgerton Public High School, plans to attend the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities for Sports Management; Hailey Franken, Luverne High School, Basic Training with the Air National Guard and then plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings; Matthew Hup, Luverne High School, plans to attend University of South Dakota in Vermillion for Business; Christopher Jelken, Luverne High School, plans to attend Northwestern College in Orange City for Accounting and to play football; Autumn Olson, Hills Beaver Creek High School, plans to attend Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls for Nursing; Andrew Reisch, Luverne High School, Basic Training with the Air National Guard and then plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings for Aviation; Kathryn Renken, Luverne High School, plans to attend Stewart School in Sioux Falls for Cosmetology; Joel Thacker, Luverne High School, plans to attend Dakota State University in Madison for Technology.

Post High graduates are: Kristie Happeny, University of Sioux Falls with a Masters of Education in Teaching, looking for a job teaching middle school or high school; Emilee Johnson, Augustana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, working as an RN on the Surgical/Trauma floor at Avera in Sioux Falls; Kristen Kienholz, Northwestern College, Orange City, IA with a BA in Psychology, applying for graduate school; Dana Klay, Minnesota West, with an Associates Degree in Business Management, employed at Minnwest Bank; Carrie Soto, University of Sioux Falls with a Masters degree in Business Administration, employed as Senior Living Manager for Good Samaritan Society.


Needed for VBS

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  VBS is in need of patterned scrapbook paper, ribbon, drinking straws, empty coffee containers with lids, empty paper towel and toilet paper tubes, plastic rectangle tablecloths, pool noodles, slinky toys, used light bulbs, old gears and springs, small nuts and washers.  Place donations in the tote under the Narthex table.

Shoeboxes are not needed this year as in the past.


Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for volunteers to complete a small work project at Inspiration Hills on Saturday morning, May 27.  For more details, contact Randy Sasker or Mike Altena.


Volunteer Appreciation

The ARC Discipleship Team would like to recognize all individuals that were involved with the education program over the past year.  Following the worship service on May 21, everyone is invited to an ice cream social in their honor.

Nursery Update

THANK YOU  to everyone who helped with renovating the “old library” into our new nursery!  We appreciate everyone who donated their time and effort to this project.  Thanks to those who helped with the construction of it whether it was flooring and shelving to picking out colors and painting, donating new toys, cleaning current toys, helping move, etc.  It turned out GREAT and we are so grateful to have the nursery so easily accessible now on the main floor of our church.    The Nursery Committee