Congregation Informational Meeting

INFORMATIONAL MEETING

There will be a short informational meeting on Sunday, June 6 following the service to update the congregation on the Consistory’s response to the RCA’s 2020 Vision Report. All members are encouraged to attend as we begin taking next steps in leaving the RCA.

 


Congratulations to Our Graduates

This Sunday, May 16, ARC honors its graduates! Russell Aanenson, Luverne High School, plans to attend St. John’s University in St. Joseph, MN for Secondary Education and History; Hunter Baker, Luverne High School, employed at New Prairie Insulation; Matthew Binford, Southwest MN Christian High School, employed at Binford Farms; Payton Bork, Southwest MN Christian High School, plans to attend North Dakota State University in Fargo for Animal Science; Rachel Den Herder, Luverne High School, plans to attend San Diego State University in CA for Interior Design; Keegan Fey, Edgerton Public School, plans to attend Northwestern College in Orange City, IA for Business; Gretchen Jacobsma, Luverne High School, plans to attend Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, IA for Equine Management and Ag Business; Hunter Sandbulte, Luverne High School, plans to attend Southeast Technical College in Sioux Falls for Diesel Technology in AG/Construction while working at John Deere in Luverne; Ethan Teunissen, Luverne High School, plans to attend Dakota State University in Madison, SD for Computer Science; Leslie Van Engelenhoven, Luverne High School, plans to attend University of Sioux Falls for Nursing; McKenzie Van Grootheest, Luverne High School, plans to attend University of South Dakota in Vermillion for Elementary Education; Lauren Ver Steeg, Luverne High School, plans to attend University of South Dakota in Vermillion for Business Law; Leah Wynia, Luverne High School, will leave for Basic Training at Fort Sill, OK with the Army National Guard and then plans to attend South Dakota State University in Brookings for Precision Ag.

Post High graduates are: Bailey Fey, University of Minnesota with a BS degree in Business & Marketing Education, employed at Scheels in Edina; Chris Jelken, Northwestern College with a BA degree in Business Administration/International Business, seeking employment; Kristen Kienholz, University of South Dakota with an MA degree in Counseling, employed at Southwestern Mental Health Center in Worthington; Kaylie Ossefoort, Ridgewater College with an AAS degree in Agri Business – emphasis in Dairy and Livestock, currently employed with FSA in Madison, MN; Michaella Sandbulte, Minnesota State University with a degree in Biology with a zoology emphasis, currently employed at Dog Days boarding kennel in Sioux Falls.

 


Vacation Bible School

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

June 7-11, 8:30 AM-Noon

Online registration opens May 9 at www.arcluverne.org!

All students Age 3 (born before September 2017) through Grade 5 are invited to join us for a free adventure on Rocky Railway! Deadline to register is May 30; registration is limited. No late registrations or walk-ins will be accepted.

Helpers: Grade 6 through adults are welcome to help with many opportunities at VBS.  Volunteer signups and other information are available on the VBS table outside the Worship Center.

Donations: A list of specific snack items is posted on the VBS table. Sign up for any items that you would like to donate to help make this a successful week. All items may be placed in the tote beneath the table.

Breakroom Snacks: If you are willing to provide snacks for our teachers and helpers throughout the week, sign up at the VBS table. All snacks must be nut-free, and pre-packaged or individually portioned; purchased or homemade.

 


Rocky Mountain High

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH

Synod of the Heartland Youth has announced that they will be moving forward with Rocky Mountain High for 2021. Sr RCYF will be leaving on July 30 and returning on Wednesday August 4. Covid restrictions will be in place. Please keep this event in your prayers. Thank you for your monetary support so we may attend.

 


All Church Campout

ALL CHURCH CAMPOUT

August 6-8 at Adrian Municipal Campground

For reservations, call 507-483-2820 or email adrianparks@iw.net and tell them you are with Luverne ARC

Only 50 spots available; make your reservation today!

 


Need Help With A Project?

NEED HELP WITH A PROJECT?

Rock County youth are setting aside June 21-25 to assist individuals and/or organizations with projects around the county through Rock The Edge’s Service Over Self mission week. The organizing team is seeking a variety of large and small projects such as painting, cleaning, organizing, yardwork, or anything else! If you have a project, please contact Becky Ossefoort at 605-261-4000 or rocktheedgemn@gmail.com. Adult volunteers are also needed. Call Nicole at 401-500-3427 if you are interested in helping.

 


Partnership Gathering

PARTNERSHIP GATHERING

For anyone who might be interested in becoming a member at American Reformed Church, Pastor Mike will host a conversation this Sunday, April 18, from 12-3 PM. If you have questions about our ministry or are considering becoming partners, contact Mike Altena at mike@arcluverne.org or 320-226-2646. Pizza and childcare provided.

 


Middle School Gathering

MIDDLE SCHOOL GATHERING

Sunday, April 18 from 2-4 PM in the downstairs Kid Zone for students in Grades 6-8. Fear need not be a factor! Challenges, decisions, and teamwork… Fear Not, Only Believe. Fun and snacks provided; friends are welcome to join.

 


New Staff Member

The Consistory is excited to announce that Vicki Altena has been hired as the Connections and Assimilation Coordinator.

Vicki began her part time role on Tuesday, April 6. Her office hours will be Tuesday – Thursday. Contact Vicki at connections@arcluverne.org.

Welcome to the ARC ministry staff, Vicki!

 


Easter Service

Join us for worship Easter Sunday, April 4 at 8:30 AM or 10:30 AM. Please RSVP for the time you would like to attend. Sign-up sheets are on the table in the lobby or reserve your spot online at www.arcluverne.org. Both services will also be livestreamed on our website and Facebook page. We will not have children, youth, or adult education classes that day.