Breakfast Fundraiser

BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER  The SR RCYF Youth Group will host a Breakfast Buffet on Sunday, February 25, serving 11 AM—1 PM in the Commons.  Menu includes pancakes, a variety of toppings, eggs, sausage, milk, juice and a coffee bar.  Freewill offering benefits the RCYF 2018 mission trip to Kansas City and ongoing service projects the youth are involved in.


Souper Bowl of Caring offering

SOUPER BOWL OF CARING OFFERING  will be received next Sunday, February 4 at the Worship Center doors at the close of the service.  The SR RCYF Youth Group will join with other youth around the nation to care for people in their local communities who are hungry and in need.  Each dollar received will be used for a Lunch Account Blessing; proceeds will be gifted to students who have negative lunch balances and do not receive assistance.


Houston Mission Trip

ARC is planning a mission trip to Houston, Texas the week of February 18-24 to assist with Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts.  The trip is open to adults with or without construction experience, and high school students accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Cost is approximately $300; financial assistance is available if needed.  More information and applications are available on the Narthex table.  Sign up by February 4; return your application to Cory Grimm or Erin Jacobsma.

Midweek Meal Fundraiser

MIDWEEK MEAL FUNDRAISER  JR RCYF youth group will host a midweek meal fundraiser this Wednesday, January 24, 5:30-6:30 PM serving pulled pork sandwiches, chips, baked beans, fruit salad, and bars.  The proceeds will support an upcoming mission opportunity for the students to participate in as a group.


Devotional Exchange

Devotional books are one avenue we can use to spend time with Jesus and explore God’s Word.  As we begin a new year, consider exchanging your used book with someone else.  If you have a devotional that you have finished reading, leave it in the basket on the Narthex table and exchange it for a different one.  If you’ve never used a devotional, choose one from the basket and begin a positive habit in 2018.


Christmas Services

Sunday, December 24, we will celebrate Christ’s love with our regular Sunday morning worship and communion service at 9:30 AM.

A Candlelight Christmas Eve service will begin at 4:30 PM.

Please join us for either service, or both, as we celebrate the true meaning on Christmas.


Installation will be January 7 for newly elected Elders Merlin Cleveringa and Dave Haugom, and Deacons Jon Schomacker and Ryan Wynia.  New Care Shepherds Myron & Shirley Boeve, AJ & Mary Brands, Linda Hubbling, Tammy Johnson, Randy & Loraea Krull, Derek & Angie Sandbulte, Galen & Lauree Teunissen, and Frances Veldkamp will also be installed that day.


Christmas Program

The Jr Department Sunday School Christmas Program will be Sunday, December 17, 6 PM in the Worship Center.  Three year olds through Grade 5 will participate.

Congregational Meeting Report

ARC’s Annual Congregational Meeting was Monday, November 13; 112 voting members were present.  Newly elected Elders are Merlin Cleveringa and Dave Haugom, and Deacons are Jon Schomacker and Ryan Wynia.  The congregation approved the General Fund Challenge of $504,340, Benevolent Fund Challenge of $118,371, and Building Fund Challenge of $56,400.  A drawing was held for new Care Shepherds to begin a three year term in January 2018.  New Care Shepherds are Myron & Shirley Boeve, AJ & Mary Brands, Linda Hubbling, Tammy Johnson, Randy & Loraea Krull, Derek & Angie Sandbulte, Galen & Lauree Teunissen, Frances Veldkamp.


Home Delivered Meals

HOME DELIVERED MEALS  ARC is responsible for serving Home Delivered Meals during the month of December.  To volunteer, please choose a date from the calendar at the Narthex table.  The meals are picked up at Luverne Senior Dining at 11:30 AM and local delivery usually takes about an hour.