Gospel Jubilee

GOSPEL JUBILEE  ARC’s 8th Annual Gospel Jubilee will be October 28, 3 PM featuring The Perry’s.  Freewill offering. Invite your family and friends!


Food Drive

FOOD DRIVE  Sunday, October 14, Rock The Edge Ecumenical Youth Group, will be canvassing the community on hay racks and collecting food starting at 4 PM. If you would like to donate to our Rock County Food Shelf, we ask that you place your donation of food, preferably in bags, on your doorstep. Our youth may also knock on doors asking for food. Thank you in advance for your help!


Celebration Sunday


Sunday, September 9 at ARC

9:30 AM  Worship, 10:45 AM  Sunday School, 11:30 AM  Potluck meal

Bring a main dish and side dish to share and your own tableware!

Lemonade, coffee and water provided.

The fun continues at 12 PM with an inflatable, carnival games, 9 Square, Gaga Ball, and   Bean Bag Tournament. Sign up at the Narthex table to participate in the tournament, if you have Bean Bag games that we could borrow, or to help with the carnival.


Love to Pray Series

LOVE TO PRAY  Is prayer a discipline or a weapon? If prayer is one of the means that connects my heart to the heart of Father and empowers me to join in God’s mission to bring heaven to earth, then why wouldn’t I love to pray. Beginning September 9, we will embark on an eight week series inspired by Alvin VanderGriend’s 40 day devotional “Love to Pray”. If you or your Life Group would like to grow in your understanding and practice of prayer, sign up at the Narthex table for a copy of “Love To Pray”; a sample copy is available to view.


Bible Study Fellowship

BIBLE STUDY FELLOWSHIP  Women’s Bible study will begin September 11, at both 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM at ARC. Bible Study Fellowship is a place to study the Bible in-depth personally and in community with others. If interested, contact Brenda Winter at 507-227-6282 or brenda@myhrestudio.com.


Fall Kickoff, Picnic & Carnival

Kick off a new season of education and activities on Sunday, September 9 with an All Church Picnic and Carnival. After worship, Sunday School will begin followed by a potluck dinner at 11:30 AM, and games for both kids and adults at noon. Bring a main dish and side dish to share and your own tableware! Lemonade, coffee and water will be provided.

Service Projects

The Deacons have organized several service projects in the coming weeks. If you are available to help install a fence on August 18, contact Travis Chapa at 507-227-1582. Contact Brad Van De Berg at 507-227-1801 if you could help with a shingling project on September 1.

Salad Luncheon

The Salad Luncheon fundraiser for Talking Bibles International will be Thursday, August 16, 11 AM—1 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Adults – $7; Children under 12 – $3. Sign up at the Narthex table to bring a salad or to help at this event. The Salad Luncheon Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 8, 10 AM if anyone would be willing to join the committee.

Stock the FoodShelf in August!

August is ARC Food Shelf Month

Rock County churches support the Emergency FoodShelf by donating non-perishable food on a monthly basis.  ARC continues to be responsible for the month of August to contribute food or cash.

You can pick up a grocery bag with a list of needed food items stapled to it on the Narthex table behind the Worship Center, or from the small table near the south entrance.  Monetary gifts may be left at the church office or placed in the offering plate.  Please make checks out to the Rock County Emergency FoodShelf.

Please leave your groceries near the south entrance from where they will be delivered to the United Methodist Church where the FoodShelf operates each Thursday from 1:00-3:00 PM.  You are also welcome to leave your groceries at the south entrance of the Methodist Church.


Home Delivered Meals

ARC is responsible for serving Home Delivered Meals during the month of September. 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.