August is ARC Food Shelf Month
In this year of changes and uncertainties, the Food Shelf has also had to change the way their clients are served.
Previously, clients of the Food Shelf could choose the food items they wanted from the shelves. Now, boxes are packed in advance, and handed to the clients thereby limiting the number of individuals passing through the doors of the Food Shelf. Guests are also provided vouchers for perishable foods of their choice.
Rock County churches support the Emergency Food Shelf by donating non-perishable food on a monthly basis. ARC continues to be responsible for the month of August to contribute food or cash.
Monetary gifts may be left at the church office or placed in the offering plate. Make checks payable to the Rock County Emergency Food Shelf.
Bring your donations to our church and they will be delivered to the Food Shelf, or you may drop them off at the south entrance of the Methodist Church from 9 AM-12 PM and 1-3 PM, Monday through Thursday.
In addition to the guidelines established by the Consistory when we reopened for worship in May, we will now ask those who join us for worship to wear masks according to the mandate given by Governor Walz this past Wednesday.
Exemptions are for those with medical or mental conditions that make it “unreasonable for the individual to maintain a face covering.” Children under age five are exempt.
Provided we can find them before Sunday, we will provide masks for those who don’t have one.
The Consistory acknowledges that wearing a mask can be a divisive issue, therefore we request you comply with the Spirit of Christ that unites us.
Wednesday, July 15, 6:30-9 PM, Inspiration Hills Camp is coming to ARC. This is for Jr High and Sr RCYF Youth Groups. Join us for a night of fun and inspiration.
The congregation is welcome to join with the Consistory on Tuesday, June 30, at 7 PM in the Fellowship Hall to pray and to strengthen ourselves in the Lord.
An Open House Bridal Shower for Melanie Van Meeteren, fiancée of Nic Johnson, will be Saturday, July 18, 9-11 AM in the Commons. All ladies are invited.
A Bridal Shower for Kennedy Gonnerman, fiancée of Connor Hoffman, will be Saturday, June 27, 10 AM in the Commons. All ladies are invited.
SUMMER BACKYARD KID’S CLUB
Are your kids bored? Host a Summer Backyard Kid’s Club for them and a few neighbor kids. Kid’s Club kits have everything you need to get started and have a successful VBS like party in your own backyard! This is a great opportunity for your family to share Christ’s love with friends and neighbors for a couple hours as well. If your kids are out of elementary school, you have grandkids coming for a few days, you’re an older teen who is babysitting for the summer, or maybe you just want to throw a big party in your backyard for some of the sweet kiddos in your neighborhood – you may sign up for a kit as well! The kits are free and the signup sheet can be found on the Narthex table outside the Worship Center. Sign up soon!
A Bridal Shower for Tannen Heideman, fiancée of Austin Kanengieter, will be Saturday, June 20, 10 AM in the Commons. All ladies are invited.
The summer Children’s Offering will bless Big Buddies of Rock County. Big Buddies is a mentorship program for children in our community. Our offering will help provide funds for special activities for the participants to do together. Children can place their gifts in the marked baskets at the back of the Worship Center.
A Bridal Shower for Alyssa Teunissen, fiancée of Trevor Tiesler, will be Sunday, June 14, 3 PM in the Commons. All ladies are invited to attend.