Attention Parents!


Parents, make plans to set aside Wednesday evening, September 14 for a special parenting event. Some area churches along with other organizations are hosting a Connected Families Workshop entitled “Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart”. We know parenting can be hard and we want you to parent with confidence! More details will be coming soon.


Rock County Revival


Join us for the Rock County Revival July 22, 23, 24 under the big tent at the Luverne City Park. Come for worship, testimonies, preaching, teaching, and activation! The Revival begins Friday evening at 7 PM. On Saturday, a free meal will be served at 5:30 PM in the Open Shelter House followed by the worship service at 7 PM. Sunday worship will also be at the park beginning at 9:30 AM with a noon lunch at approximately 11 AM. (There will be no service at ARC.) A children’s activity tent will be available on Friday and Saturday night and nursery will be provided on Sunday. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at ARC. Make plans to attend and invite a friend or neighbor!


Shoe Drive


We are hosting a summer shoe collection for Mission Haiti. Place your donations of new or nearly new shoes in the tote in the Lobby by the end of August. Close-toed shoes, tennis shoes, or dress shoes of all sizes are needed. Sandals, cleats, snow boots, slides, Crocs, and shoes that are dirty or worn-out are not able to be used. Financial donations can also be placed in the blue offering containers at the back of the Worship Center.


VBS Thank you!

We had a MONUMENTAL week at VBS due in large part to so many wonderful people working together to share Jesus with our children. Thank you for the prayers, time given, talents shared, words of encouragement, and all the many donations. We stand in awe of the magnitude of God’s goodness and were overwhelmed at the generosity of everyone’s giving to the School Bench project for the students in Haiti. What an AWESOME GOD!

The 2022 VBS Team – Annie Bork, Missy Buckland, Lindsay Lonneman, Cassie Uithoven, and Becky Ossefoort




VBS Offering for Mission E4


This year’s Vacation Bible School offering will bless Mission E4. With the funds raised, new school benches will be built for their new schools   in Haiti. Benches are meticulously constructed   and cared for because even the smallest splinter can cause serious infection or even death because the students have very low immune systems and struggle to fight even the simplest infection. These benches are built by Haitians and all materials are purchased in Haiti to help their economy as well. Each bench costs $150 to construct. They are      in need of 50 benches this coming year—just $7,500. Wouldn’t it be great if ARC and the VBS students could fund all 50 benches so these Haitian students could learn in a safe environment. If you would like to give to this project, send an offering with your child or grandchild to VBS, bring to the church office, or place in the offering plate next Sunday, June 5.


Rods & Rides

Rods & Rides (motorcycles and classic cars) from NW Iowa are joining us in worship again this summer on Sunday, June 12. The Connections Team thought it would be fun if everyone would drive their motorcycle, classic car, or favorite ride to church that Sunday morning.

After the service all are invited to a grilled gourmet hotdog feed and can enjoy checking out all the great rides in the parking lot! Those who choose to, can join Rods & Rides on the rest of their journey to end with an ice cream treat in Sioux Falls. We encourage everyone to come and join the fun!

If you would be willing to make a potato salad for the event, please sign up at the Connections Center. A recipe will be provided. Thank you!

Young Cookie Bakers Wanted


The Cookie Connection Crew would like to invite kids 3rd grade and older to help bake cookies this summer. The dates are June 30, July 14, and August 11. Spaces are limited and sign up is required. Sign up at the Connections Center!


Home Delivered Meals


ARC is responsible for serving Home Delivered Meals during the month of June. To volunteer, please choose a date from the calendar on the table in the lobby. Meals are picked up at 11:10 AM and local delivery usually takes about an hour.


Vacation Bible School


June 6-10, 8:30 AM-Noon

Register here!

All students age 3 (born before September 1, 2018) through grade 5 are invited to join us for a free adventure of celebrating God’s greatness at Monumental VBS! The deadline to register is May 29. We are unable to take late registrations or walk-ins, so please get signed up soon!

Volunteers Needed: Grade 6 through adults are welcome to help with many opportunities at VBS. We have a place for everyone, even if you are only able to commit to a day or two. Please see the VBS Information Table outside the Worship Center to sign up.

Donations & Volunteer Treats: It takes a lot of supplies to help make our week a success. If you are willing to donate items or provide a nut-free treat to help fuel the help, please see the VBS Information Table for details and signups. A tub is located below the table for donated items to be dropped off by Sunday, May 29.


Church Campout


Save the date for our 2nd annual Church Campout that is being planned for August 5-7. More fun details will be coming soon. If you are interested in helping plan the weekend, contact Vicki Altena or Brooke Van Essen.