Book Drive

Book Drive | July 23-August 6

The library is adding new titles and we need your help! We have created an Amazon wishlist to begin adding new books, games, and decor! For TWO weeks we will be taking donations. Here are some options for how you can help.

  1. Take a look at the amazon wishlist – and purchase something your family would enjoy! Choose “Gift Registry Address” when choosing shipping. Done!
  2. You may have a title at your house that you could donate as well! We are currently looking for Spiritual Growth non-fiction, NEW Children’s books, and Bible studies. Please text or call Brooke at 507-820-0199 for any donations.

All donations need to be received on or before August 6! Thank you so much!


Children’s Ministry Assistant


Due to increased growth in our Children’s Ministry, the Consistory is seeking to hire a part-time Children’s Ministry Assistant. This person will assist Becky for approximately 10 hours a week and will require some flexibility. Application and job description are available online or at the church office. Interviews will begin after August 14.


Church Campout



For reservations, call the Adrian Municipal Campground at 507-483-2820 and tell them you are with the group from American Reformed Church.

Everyone is invited to join the campout fun even if you aren’t camping!


Inflatables (all day)

1:00 PM  Bean Bag Tournament

5:45 PM  Devotions & Potluck Supper  (bring a dish to share; paper products provided)

7:30 PM  Kickball Game (tent area)

8:30 PM  Campfire (tent area)

9:00 PM  Outdoor Movie (TBD)


9:00 AM  Pancake Breakfast (provided)

9:30 AM  Livestream Church Service

Come join the fun. We would love to see you there!

Bring your lawn chairs.

Prayer Gathering


All are welcome—children, youth, adults—for a time of group prayer following the worship service each Sunday throughout the summer. Come whatever Sundays work for you and join us in the Multipurpose Room about 5 minutes after the worship service ends as we pray for the lost, for revival, and whatever else God leads us to pray about.

Group prayer is a way to instruct and improve our prayer life and to make us more united. This is an opportunity for anyone who is looking for examples on how to pray, who wants to improve their prayer life, have prayer accountability, who feels like they are fighting battles alone, or just needs to connect with God or other believers.

“Prayer does not fit us for the greater works, prayer is the greater work.”  Oswald Chambers


New Visitation Pastor


The Consistory is excited to announce that Marilyn Uithoven has been hired as our new Visitation Pastor. Marilyn will begin her ministry the beginning of July. Welcome to the ARC ministry staff, Marilyn!

We will celebrate George H. Bonnema’s retirement on Sunday, June 25.


Summer Play Dates

Summer Playdates at Evergreen Park, 1403 N Blue Mound Ave. 3:00 until you need to leave:

June 5 | June 19 | July 10 | July 24 | August 7 | August 21

Take Me Out To the Ballgame


We have been invited to the Sioux Falls Canaries baseball field on Wednesday, June 14 for Faith & Family Night! Tickets are only $5 each. First pitch is at 6:35 PM. Reserve your tickets today! Visit the Connections Center or call the office at 507-283-8600. Tickets will be given closer to the event.


Food & Fellowship


The Connections Team invites the congregation to stay after church on Sunday, June 11 for some food and fellowship. We have invited Backyard BBQ food truck to come and serve lunch. Food will be available for purchase starting at 10:45 AM, drinks will be provided. Outdoor seating will be available if the weather permits. This is a great way to meet new ARC members and catch up with friends, hope to see you there!


VBS Registration is Open


All students age 3 (by 9-1-22) thru Grade 5 are invited to attend this summer’s Vacation Bible School. Registration is open through Sunday, May 28. We are unable to take late registrations or walk-ins, so register today!

Volunteers:  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 sign up using the same registration link.

Noon Meal: Let us take the summer lunch rush off your hands for the week. Enjoy a time to relax, refresh, and connect with your kids! A noon meal for all attendees and parents will be offered immediately after dismissal each day. There is no cost for lunch, but please indicate how many lunches your family will need when you register.

If you have questions about registration or our supply needs, please call Becky at 605-261-4000. Thanks for your help!

The VBS Team

– Annie Bork, Missy Buckland, Lindsay Lonneman, Cassie Uithoven, Becky Ossefoort


Summer Apologetics Study


Wednesdays, 6:30-8 PM, May 24-August 23  |  Matthew Nath is hosting a summer study for  adults and young adults on Apologetics, which is knowing what you believe about Christ, why you believe, and learning how to effectively communicate that faith in a way others are able to connect with. The group will read and discuss the book “Telling A Better Story” by Joshua Chatraw, along with real world examples, small group discussions, and practice sessions to be better equipped to share the Truth with a hostile world. Anyone over 13 years of age is welcome, but please sign up at the table in the Lobby so we can order books for everyone.