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 on the table in the lobby. Meals are picked up at Generations, 319 E. Lincoln St, Luverne at 11:30 AM and local delivery usually takes about an hour.


Food Shelf Month

ARC is assigned the month of August to help replenish the local Food Shelf.         Pick up a list of most needed foods or a grocery bag with the list attached at the table in the lobby. Cash donations are also welcome. You may bring your donations to the church or drop them at the east door of the new Food Shelf location, 208 W. Maple St., Luverne


Meal Train


Craig & Brittany Larsen welcomed triplets into their family on July 8. A Meal Train has been set up to provide meals for them during this busy time in their lives. The Meal Train instructions and sign up can be accessed at www.mealtrain.com/z0z1me.   If you would like to provide a meal but are not computer savvy, contact the church office and Vicki or Erin will assist you.


Kitchen Project Update


The kitchen remodeling project is almost complete and final bills have been received. Thank you to Cleveringa Construction, Country Cupboards, Busse Plumbing/Heating, Jensen Electric, Frieda’s Painting, and Family Flooring & Furniture for their great work! Also thank you to the congregation for your faithful giving. We are approximately $17,000 short of having the project paid for. Please give generously in the next several weeks so we can avoid financing the remainder of this project. Place your gift in an envelope designated for the   Kitchen Fund and place in the offering plate or bring to the church office, or donations can be made online at www.arcluverne.org/give/ and select Kitchen Project.


All Church Campout

August 6-8

at Adrian Municipal Campground

For reservations, call 507-483-2820 or email adrianparks@iw.net

Everyone is invited to join the campout fun (even if you aren’t camping) on Saturday, August 7.

Inflatables • Frisbee Golf  • Bean Bag Tournament (after lunch)

5:00 PM  Praise and Worship (Lower Campground Shelter)

6:00 PM  Potluck Picnic (Lower Campground Shelter)

7:00 PM  Kickball / Softball Game (Ball field on Franklin St.)


9:00 PM  Outdoor Movie (Lower Campground Shelter)

Come join us for a fun day at the campground. Unless noted otherwise, campers can be found at the open shelter near the yellow camping sites. Come find us! We hope to see you there

Bakers Wanted!

If you love to bake and fellowship, the Connections Team has a job for you! We are looking for a  group of people to gather at church from time to time to make cookie balls to be baked for our Sunday morning fellowship. The day may include mixing, rolling, and baking along with great company! Contact Vicki Altena at 283-8600 to get your apron.


Rock County Revival!

Join us July 23-24-25 for Rock County Revival at the Luverne City Park!

Friday, July 23:

  • worship, teaching, and ministry begins at 6:30 PM

Saturday, July 24:

  • grilled burgers and fixings will be served from 5:00-6:30 PM
  • worship, teaching, ministry and children’s activities begins at 6:30 PM

Sunday, July 25: 

  • worship, teaching, and ministry begins at 10 AM
  • lunch provided following the worship service

Troy Kooima (Happy The Dog) will be leading our times of worship and guest speakers will include Michael & Jenna De Jong, Kade Krosschell, Taylan Seaman, Nick Andersen, and Tim Vink.

Congregation 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


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.